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1 Fall 10th Grade Parent Meeting Sophomore Year The Time to Dig In!

2 Agenda Counseling Staff, Mission, & Role Counseling Staff, Mission, & Role Pyramid of Help Pyramid of Help Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Sophomore Year Timeline Sophomore Year Timeline Website & Infinite Campus Website & Infinite Campus Questions Questions

3 WEST Counseling Staff SLC 1: Regent SLC 1: Regent Antonio Galvan, A-Ha Antonio Galvan, A-Ha Lisa Eykholt, He-Z Lisa Eykholt, He-Z SLC 2: Van Hise SLC 2: Van Hise Becky Bebber-Wells, A-Li Becky Bebber-Wells, A-Li Antonio Galvan, Lo-P Antonio Galvan, Lo-P Laura Weisman, Q-Z Laura Weisman, Q-Z SLC 3: Highland SLC 3: Highland Sara Neuenschwander, A-M Sara Neuenschwander, A-M Andrew Stendahl, N-Z Andrew Stendahl, N-Z SLC 4: Ash SLC 4: Ash Laura Weisman, A-D Laura Weisman, A-D Andrew Stendahl, E-J Andrew Stendahl, E-J Lucerne Rice, K-Z Lucerne Rice, K-Z ESL: Marilsa Hansen ESL: Marilsa Hansen

4 Counseling Mission Work to develop each student’s potential in: Work to develop each student’s potential in: Academic achievement Academic achievement Career Exploration Career Exploration Personal/Social Attributes Personal/Social Attributes

5 The High School Counselor Role Individual Counseling Individual Counseling Academic Support and Advocacy Academic Support and Advocacy Course Advising and Scheduling Course Advising and Scheduling Career Exploration Career Exploration Testing Programs Testing Programs Post High School Planning and Preparation Post High School Planning and Preparation Collaboration, Referral, Program Communication Collaboration, Referral, Program Communication Consultation, Mediation Consultation, Mediation

6 Pyramid of Help Increase Study Strategies Review study skills handout with your counselor Review study skills handout with your counselor Start assignments or studying early Start assignments or studying early Have a a routine place and time to study that works for you! Have a a routine place and time to study that works for you! Study with groups (in addition to on your own) for tough tests Study with groups (in addition to on your own) for tough tests Start with Asking for Teacher Assistance  Make regular appointments with teacher—Keep dialogue open!  Review with teachers for tests and different concepts. Get papers proofread  If teacher isn’t available, meet with another teacher (same subject)  Lunchtime Help from teachers in each department

7 Pyramid of Help Discuss issues affecting school with counselor, psychologist, social worker Discuss issues affecting school with counselor, psychologist, social worker Collaborate with teachers, parents, and students to make a plan, accommodations, or modifications Collaborate with teachers, parents, and students to make a plan, accommodations, or modifications Assessments with School Psychologist Assessments with School Psychologist Get a Tutor Honor Guard (peer tutors) in Resource Hall – Rm. 225 Honor Guard (peer tutors) in Resource Hall – Rm. 225 Tutor Request form in Tutoring Office – Talk to Ms. Jones, Rm. 225 Tutor Request form in Tutoring Office – Talk to Ms. Jones, Rm. 225 School’s of Hope Tutor – Rm. 225) School’s of Hope Tutor – Rm. 225) Literacy Center – Rm. 225 Literacy Center – Rm. 225 ASPIRA – Rm. 235 M-R 3:45-5pm ASPIRA – Rm. 235 M-R 3:45-5pm UW-PEOPLE Program – Rm. 225 M- R 3:35pm UW-PEOPLE Program – Rm. 225 M- R 3:35pm Private tutor (ask counselor for list) Private tutor (ask counselor for list)

8 Pyramid of Help Think about and explore Alternatives CRIS CRIS MVC-online course MVC-online course Work and Learn Work and Learn Shabazz Shabazz Night School Night School AERO AERO HSED Program HSED Program Project ROAD Project ROAD “Lighten the Load” Level changes until 7 th week of semester Level changes until 7 th week of semester Drop a class Drop a class Add a resource hall Add a resource hall

9 Graduation Requirements Sophomores typically start 10th grade with 6.5 credits and finish with 12 credits

10 West Graduation Requirements vs. UW-System Admission Requirements WHS Graduation: 22 credits WHS Graduation: 22 credits English: 4 credits English: 4 credits Social Studies: 3 credits (1 semester of recent U.S. History) Social Studies: 3 credits (1 semester of recent U.S. History) Math: 2 credits (Algebra & Geometry) Math: 2 credits (Algebra & Geometry) Science: 2 credits Science: 2 credits Physical Edu.: 1.5 credits Physical Edu.: 1.5 credits Health:.5 credits Health:.5 credits UW-System:17 credits UW-System:17 credits English: 4 credits Social Studies: 3 credits Math: 3 credits (through Algebra II/Trig.) Natural Science: 3 credits Electives: 4 credits (Arts & Foreign Language helpful)

11 Foreign Language UW Schools: UW Schools: Madison and Eau Claire require 2 consecutive years of the same language for admission Madison and Eau Claire require 2 consecutive years of the same language for admission All other campuses do not require 2 years for admission, but may require taking college foreign language if 2 years have not been completed in high school All other campuses do not require 2 years for admission, but may require taking college foreign language if 2 years have not been completed in high school Learning is a language is useful for: Learning is a language is useful for: Socialization in today’s society Socialization in today’s society Job acquisition Job acquisition Marketability and earning power Marketability and earning power

12 Sophomore Year Timeline November November Encourage your student to meet with their School Counselor Encourage your student to meet with their School Counselor Encourage students to talk to teachers if they are having difficulty in classes Encourage students to talk to teachers if they are having difficulty in classes 1st quarter ends November 7 th 1st quarter ends November 7 th 10 th Grade Developmental Guidance 10 th Grade Developmental Guidance Develop a 4-year plan using Career Cruising as part of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Develop a 4-year plan using Career Cruising as part of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) November 8 th, 9 th, 10 th  please note the dates on your handout November 8 th, 9 th, 10 th  please note the dates on your handout

13 WKCE (WI Knowledge & Concepts Exam) State mandated exam State mandated exam Given at 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade levels Given at 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade levels Assesses reading, writing (composition), language, arts, math, science, and social studies aptitudes Assesses reading, writing (composition), language, arts, math, science, and social studies aptitudes Used to help school systems improve their instructional practices Used to help school systems improve their instructional practices Scores can be used to identify strong and weak academic areas for students Scores can be used to identify strong and weak academic areas for students

14 Sophomore Year Timeline December December Prepare for Final Exams Prepare for Final Exams Schedule changes for 2nd semester TBA Schedule changes for 2nd semester TBA Look into volunteer activities and clubs Look into volunteer activities and clubs

15 Sophomore Year Timeline January January End of 1st semester, Final Exams End of 1st semester, Final Exams Only SEMESTER grades go on transcript, combining the two quarter grades Only SEMESTER grades go on transcript, combining the two quarter grades

16 Sophomore Year Timeline February February Be aware of the date to drop a class (7 th week of semester – March 16 th ) Be aware of the date to drop a class (7 th week of semester – March 16 th ) Teacher recommendations for 11th grade courses Teacher recommendations for 11th grade courses Spring 10th Grade Parent Meeting – Feb. 13th Spring 10th Grade Parent Meeting – Feb. 13th Emotional status of 10 th grade students Emotional status of 10 th grade students Review of Developmental Guidance Review of Developmental Guidance 11th grade planning 11th grade planning Scheduling information Scheduling information

17 Scheduling Questions Number of classes to take Number of classes to take Class choices Class choices Physics vs. Accelerated Math Physics Physics vs. Accelerated Math Physics Math class Math class English class electives English class electives If unsure about course difficulty, talk to a teacher who the student previously had in that subject area If unsure about course difficulty, talk to a teacher who the student previously had in that subject area

18 Sophomore Year Timeline March March 10 th grade developmental guidance 10 th grade developmental guidance Career exploration using Career Cruising program as part of ILP Career exploration using Career Cruising program as part of ILP End of 3rd Quarter – March 30 th End of 3rd Quarter – March 30 th

19 Sophomore Year Timeline April April Consider summer enrichment: Consider summer enrichment: Summer school (brochures sent home late April) Summer school (brochures sent home late April) Specialized Study at camps and universities (many listed on the counseling web page) Specialized Study at camps and universities (many listed on the counseling web page) Volunteer service opportunities Volunteer service opportunities Internship, apprenticeship, work opportunities Internship, apprenticeship, work opportunities PLAN testing PLAN testing

20 The PLAN Test (Pre-American College Test) Meant as a practice test for the ACT, which is taken for college admission junior or senior year Meant as a practice test for the ACT, which is taken for college admission junior or senior year Normed for Sophomores – scores 0-32 range Normed for Sophomores – scores 0-32 range Assesses academic ability in Math, English, Science, and Reading (Social Science/Arts/ Literature) Assesses academic ability in Math, English, Science, and Reading (Social Science/Arts/ Literature) Can help assess amount of preparation needed for the ACT Can help assess amount of preparation needed for the ACT

21 Sophomore Year Timeline May May Summer school applications due Summer school applications due Commit to summer enrichment plan Commit to summer enrichment plan

22 Sophomore Year Timeline June June Final Exams Final Exams Summer school begins Summer school begins

23 WEST HIGH Website and Infinite Campus Infinite Campus Infinite Campus To obtain an initial log-in, please see Deb Peterson in the main office To obtain an initial log-in, please see Deb Peterson in the main office If you already have a log-in but don’t remember it, contact Theresa Calderon, Assistant Principal, Highland Community, Room 211 If you already have a log-in but don’t remember it, contact Theresa Calderon, Assistant Principal, Highland Community, Room 211 West High School Web Page West High School Web Page

24 Thank you for being here tonight! Questions?


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