Presentation on theme: "WELCOME WAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOL HOME OF THE WOLVERINES."— Presentation transcript:
1WELCOMEWAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOLHOME OF THE WOLVERINES
2The Administrative Team Melissa Thompson, PrincipalMichelle Ferris, Assistant PrincipalMitchell Weber, Assistant PrincipalTodd Hencsik, Asst.Principal/ Activities Director
3Our Counselors Jo Weyrauch A-J Jane Barry K-S Stacy Valcq T-Z Student Services TeamKelly Bratz, School Social WorkerCherie Frey, School Psychologist
4VISION STATEMENTWaukesha 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
5May we introduce you to the 21st Century!! PARENTS,May we introduce you to the 21st Century!!
6Our Mission:To challenge minds, foster compassion, and pursue excellence.
7Course Selection as a Key to Future Success… How to Maximize the High School Experience
8MATHEMATICS: Readiness for College Algebra Part II: Measuring College ReadinessPart IPart IIIMATHEMATICS: Readiness for College Algebra
9SCIENCE: Readiness for College Biology Part II: Measuring College ReadinessPart IPart IIISCIENCE: Readiness for College Biology
10“TO AP OR NOT TO AP: THAT IS THE QUESTION” Factors to consider when selecting an AP class:Standardized test resultsPast performance in the subject areaStudent interest in the subjectTime commitmentAbility to balance academic workload and outside activities
11What are the benefits of taking an AP Class? Study subjects in greater depth and detailMore demanding and challengingEstablish a transcript which indicates a rigorous course of studyPossibly earn credits or advanced placement in college
12Prepare 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.
13AP 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.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.
14ACADEMIC 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 – EXPLOREGrade 10 – PLANGrade 11 – PSATGrade 12 – Senior meeting
15Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013 Subject creditsSocial StudiesEnglishMathematicsSciencePhysical educationHealthElectivesTotal
16College and University Entrance Requirements 4 units3 units17 unitsEnglishSocial StudiesMathematicsNatural SciencesOther Academics**(Foreign Lang, Fine Arts, Computer Science)
17Foreign 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! )
18Wisconsin Technical Colleges Admission PoliciesWisconsin Technical CollegesGraduation from Waukesha high schools will meet entrance requirements for all Wisconsin technical collegesMilitaryAll branches of the military require high school graduation for consideration for enlisting
19Athletics Fall Sports Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country FootballMen’s SoccerWomen’s SwimmingWomen’s TennisMen’s VolleyballWomen’s VolleyballWomen’s GolfSki TeamRugby
20Activities FBLA FHA/HERO Foreign Language Clubs Forensics Intramural SportsJunior BoardPom and Dance TeamSenior BoardNational Honor SocietySADDStudent CouncilAcademic DecathlonCheerleadingClose-upDECAThe Unity ProjectDrama
21fine arts Music – Vocal, Instrumental, Marching Band Art – Ceramics, Jewelry, Drawing & Painting,Fine Art PhotographyDrama – Plays, Musical, One-Act Play
22Daily Schedule First Bell 7:15 am 1st Period 7:20-8:07 am 2nd Period 8:12-8:59 am3rd Period 9:04-9:55 am4th Period 10:00-10:47 amLUNCH A 10:47-11:17 am5A Period 10:52-11:39 am5B Period 11:22-12:09 pmLUNCH B 11:39-12:09 pm6A Period 11:44-12:31 pm6B Period 12:14-1:01 pmLUNCH C 12:31-1:01 pm7th Period 1:06-1:53 pm8th Period 1:58-2:45 pm
23Student Expectations Academic Honesty Appropriate Dress Attendance Respecting Others and School Environment
24ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES MATH TUTORSWRITING LAB – DURING SCHOOLEXTENDED MEDIA CENTER HOURSTRY PROGRAMLD, CD, EBD AND HEARING IMPAIRED RESOURCES
25Keeping in Touch: Our Web Site Please visit our web site:For information about:coming eventsimportant newsstudent assignmentsDepartment informationGuidance and scholarshipsCareer information and links
26KEEPING IN TOUCH THROUGH WEBGRADER PARENTS CAN CHECK:Assignments GradesStudent’s Teachers
27Coming Events TBA Freshmen Orientation and Dance August 18th & 19th RegistrationTBA Open HouseSeptember 1st School beginsSeptember 18th Homecoming GameSeptember 19th Homecoming Dance
28It’s Your Future! Get Involved! StudentsSet clear goalsGet organizedSet aside study timeGet help when you need itJoin extracurricular activitiesParentsBe interestedDiscuss classes and listen to your childOffer to helpMonitor activities and jobsHold your child accountable
29– SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WAUKESHA High School Course Selection Sheet Due by February 16, 2009Name _______________, _____________ ID# ____________ ( Last) ( First)Address___________________________ D.O.B. __________City ___________________________ Zip ____________Parent/Guardian ___________________ Home Phone ______Work Phone _______Cell Phone ________Middle School: BMS CMS HMS Other ___________( circle )
30COURSE SELECTIONS A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CLASSES IS REQUIRED DUE BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH! 5018/ English/AP Prep EnglishUS History 9 or1424/ Intro to AP/Anc. Cultures____ Math1310/ 1312/ Earth Science/ BiologyAP Prep Biology1208 / Phy Ed / Health____ Elective____ Elective____ Elective
31iQ ACADEMY www.iqacademywi.com Students may elect to take one iQ Academy courseper semester as part of their eight period school day.Requests for iQ classes need to be submitted byFebruary 16th using the appropriate iQ form.These forms are available in the Guidance Office.Further information about iQ and available classes can be found at:
32YOU’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 16TH.
33At this time…Please feel free to use your map and go visit with teachers from each department here this evening.Thanks for coming!