Presentation on theme: "WELCOME WAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOL HOME OF THE WOLVERINES."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME WAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOL HOME OF THE WOLVERINES
The Administrative Team uMelissa Thompson, Principal uMichelle Ferris, Assistant Principal uMitchell Weber, Assistant Principal uTodd Hencsik, Asst.Principal/ Activities Director
Our Counselors Jo Weyrauch A-J Jane Barry K-S Stacy Valcq T-Z Student Services Team Kelly Bratz, School Social Worker Cherie Frey, School Psychologist
VISION STATEMENT Waukesha West High School, participating with parents and the community, shall foster a school of competent learners by expecting excellence in teaching and learning, that recognizes the role of the humanities and the arts, in providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum, and which prepares all students to function as effective citizens in an increasingly diverse and competitive global environment
PARENTS, May we introduce you to the 21 st Century!! hp?viewkey=fc5b61a d43fee
Our Mission: To challenge minds, foster compassion, and pursue excellence.
Course Selection as a Key to Future Success… How to Maximize the High School Experience
MATHEMATICS: Readiness for College Algebra Part II: Measuring College Readiness Part IIIPart I
SCIENCE: Readiness for College Biology Part II: Measuring College Readiness Part IIIPart I
“TO AP OR NOT TO AP: THAT IS THE QUESTION” Factors to consider when selecting an AP class: »Standardized test results »Past performance in the subject area »Student interest in the subject »Time commitment »Ability to balance academic workload and outside activities
What are the benefits of taking an AP Class? 1.Study subjects in greater depth and detail 2.More demanding and challenging 3.Establish a transcript which indicates a rigorous course of study 4.Possibly earn credits or advanced placement in college
Prepare Now to Succeed in College A 1999 U.S. Department of Education study found that the strongest predictor of college graduation is something students do before they ever go to college: Participate in rigorous, college-level courses in high school—and AP courses in particular. Clifford Adelman, Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance Patterns, and Bachelor’s Degree Attainment (1999), U.S. Department of Education.
AP and College Success ™ Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less. Source: Camara, Wayne (2003). College Persistence, Graduation, and Remediation. College Board Research Notes (RN-19). New York, NY: College Board.
ACADEMIC FOCUS DAY Wednesday, October 14, 2009 To increase students’ academic performance through a continued delivery system of standardized testing from grades 9 – 11. Grade 9 – EXPLORE Grade 10 – PLAN Grade 11 – PSAT Grade 12 – Senior meeting
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013 –Subject credits –Social Studies3.5 –English4.0 –Mathematics3.0 –Science3.0 –Physical education1.5 –Health.5 –Electives9.5 –Total 25
Foreign Language Requirement The following schools require a MINIMUM of two years of a single foreign language : UW-Madison UW-Eau Claire ( recommended by other colleges! )
Admission Policies Wisconsin Technical Colleges Graduation from Waukesha high schools will meet entrance requirements for all Wisconsin technical colleges Military All branches of the military require high school graduation for consideration for enlisting
Athletics Fall Sports Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Football Men’s Soccer Women’s Swimming Women’s Tennis Men’s Volleyball Women’s Volleyball Women’s Golf Ski Team Rugby
Activities FBLA FHA/HERO Foreign Language Clubs Forensics Intramural Sports Junior Board Pom and Dance Team Senior Board National Honor Society SADD Student Council zAcademic Decathlon zCheerleading zClose-up zDECA zThe Unity Project zDrama
fine arts Music – Vocal, Instrumental, Marching Band Art – Ceramics, Jewelry, Drawing & Painting, Fine Art Photography Drama – Plays, Musical, One-Act Play
Daily Schedule First Bell7:15 am 1st Period7:20-8:07 am 2nd Period8:12-8:59 am 3rd Period9:04-9:55 am 4th Period10:00-10:47 am LUNCH A10:47-11:17 am 5A Period10:52-11:39 am 5B Period11:22-12:09 pm LUNCH B11:39-12:09 pm 6A Period11:44-12:31 pm 6B Period12:14-1:01 pm LUNCH C12:31-1:01 pm 7th Period1:06-1:53 pm 8th Period1:58-2:45 pm
Student Expectations µAcademic Honesty µAppropriate Dress µAttendance µRespecting Others and School Environment
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES MATH TUTORS WRITING LAB – DURING SCHOOL EXTENDED MEDIA CENTER HOURS TRY PROGRAM LD, CD, EBD AND HEARING IMPAIRED RESOURCES
Keeping in Touch: Our Web Site Please visit our web site: For information about: þcoming events þimportant news þstudent assignments þDepartment information þGuidance and scholarships þCareer information and links
KEEPING IN TOUCH THROUGH WEBGRADER PARENTS CAN CHECK: Assignments Grades Student’s Teachers
Coming Events TBA Freshmen Orientation and Dance August 18 th & 19 th Registration TBA Open House September 1 st School begins September 18 th Homecoming Game September 19 th Homecoming Dance
It’s Your Future! Get Involved! Students Set clear goals Get organized Set aside study time Get help when you need it Join extracurricular activities Parents Be interested Discuss classes and listen to your child Offer to help Monitor activities and jobs Hold your child accountable
– 2010 SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WAUKESHA High School Course Selection Sheet Due by February 16, 2009 Name _______________, _____________ ID# ____________ ( Last) ( First) Address___________________________ D.O.B. __________ City ___________________________ Zip ____________ Parent/Guardian ___________________ Home Phone ______ Work Phone _______ Cell Phone ________ Middle School: BMS CMS HMS Other ___________ ( circle )
COURSE SELECTIONS A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CLASSES IS REQUIRED DUE BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 TH ! 5018/ English/AP Prep English US History 9 or 1424/1470 Intro to AP/Anc. Cultures ____ 3. Math 1310/ 1312/ 4. Earth Science/ Biology 1318AP Prep Biology 1208 / Phy Ed / Health ____ 6. Elective ____ 7. Elective ____ 8. Elective
iQ ACADEMY Students may elect to take one iQ Academy course per semester as part of their eight period school day. Requests for iQ classes need to be submitted by February 16 th using the appropriate iQ form. These forms are available in the Guidance Office. Further information about iQ and available classes can be found at:
YOU’RE ALMOST DONE!! Select your alternative courses CAREFULLY!! Be ACCURATE with course numbers. Parent signature is REQUIRED. Course selection sheets due back to your teacher by MON., FEBRUARY 16 TH.
At this time… Please feel free to use your map and go visit with teachers from each department here this evening. Thanks for coming!