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Welcome to Kennedy High School Class of 2019. What is High School like…. 66 class periods PLUS early bird(0)and late(7) 550 minute classes NNEW.

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1 Welcome to Kennedy High School Class of 2019

2 What is High School like…. 66 class periods PLUS early bird(0)and late(7) 550 minute classes NNEW in 2019—Two semesters SSMART LUNCH SShare lockers LLots and lots of great classes WWe pick some; you pick some. LLots and lots of activities IIt’s all about credits! FFinals!!!!!

3 Graduation Requirements  40 credits for Class of 2019  8 credits LA = 4 years  6 credits Math=3 years  6 credits Science=3 years  6 credits Social Studies=3 years  4 credits PE-take one semester  10 elective credits  CPR class

4 Lesson 1  If you don’t pass a class, you do not earn the credits.  If you fail a class, you may have to retake that exact class again.  If you do not earn at least 5 credits each semester, you will not graduate with your classmates.

5 Freshman Schedule  LA 9 for everyone  Math for everyone  Earth Science for everyone  PE for only one semester  Electives  World Language  Art  Business Ed  Music  Language Arts  Computer Science  Technology  FACS  Social Studies  LA electives

6 Typical Looking Schedule MTWTF 1 LA 9 2Earth Science 3PEPEPEPEPE 4 German 5 Math 6 Teen Issues Teen Issues Teen Issues

7 Building Your Schedule -Teacher recommendation for LA, Math, and Science(Earth Science for all)  PE  Electives  Parents  Older students  Stretch yourself  Four Year Plan

8 Language Arts  Teacher recommendation  LA 9  LA 9 Co taught classes  IEP driven LA classes Electives: Theater Arts and Performance Beginning Debate and Speech Stage Craft & Design Reading Workshop Journalism/Yearbook/Newspaper Creative Writing-Script, Fiction, and Poetry

9 Math  Teacher Recommendation  Advanced Geometry(As in Algebra 1)  Geometry (Bs in Algebra 1)  Advanced Algebra  Algebra 1: (most students)  Alg Readiness series  EO students—Kennedy will recommend  Advanced Algebra 2 or Algebra 2  Geometry or Advanced Geometry

10 Science  Class of 2019:  All freshmen will take Earth Science  Interested students may take a second science in place of an elective IF:  Teacher recommended  Meet established pre-requisite

11 Social Studies  Not required as freshman  Will be required 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th Electives-each one semester in length World Geography Personal Law(will not count as Gov) Philosophy Psychology Social Psychology AP Human Geography: college level course/year long …..intensive work load; big focus on research; projects, very strong reading comprehension, year long course

12 Physical Education  Students must take one semester of daily PE  PE classes are mixed grades 9-12  Health & Fitness 1 and/or 2: classroom, once  Performance PE: intense, weight lifting, cardio**  Personal Fitness: cardio. low impact,  Swimming: beginning or advanced swimmers  Team Sports: cardio, general activities  Early Bird PE**  **upper classmen has filled these classes leaving very little room for freshmen

13 Music NNot automatically scheduled MMust register/not required EEarns credit OOrchestra; year long SString orchestra GGolden Strings-audition VVocal Music-Kennedy Singer 1.0 credit CChanteurs-audition 1.0 cr BBand FFirst semester: Concert Band OR Marching Band 1 cr SSecond semester Concert Band 1 cr JJazz Band offered 7 th hour by audition

14 Business Ed FACS  Electives  Entrepreneurship  Money Management  Personal Fiance  Video Game Design  Teen Issues  Foods & Nutrition  Independent Living  School Age Child Development  Early Child Development

15 Tech Ed  Consumer Auto Mechanics  Advanced Auto mechanics*  Construction  Advanced Construction*  Power and Energy (Electric Car)  Welding  Woodworking  Advanced Woodworking*  Project Lead the Way(engineering )

16 Art Electives FFoundations of Art-need for any advanced art class IIntroduction to Ceramics IIntroduction to Drawing IIntroduction to Photography SSculpture AAnimation IIntroduction to Painting AAP Art History—year long

17 Computer Science-new  Computer Essentials  Computer Coding  Advanced Coding  Computer Science  Advanced Computer Science  Web Design Essentials

18 World Language-year long course  Chinese  Japanese  Spanish  French  German Daily practice and homework completion is essential for success. World Language is an elective!

19 Support in High School -Co taught classes -9 th grade interventionist -IEP/additional class options -IEP/Directed Studies -Teachers are available for help before and after school -SMART LUNCH: ½ time is lunch; ½ time is for extra help, IMC, computer, homework, etc.

20 Recognition at KHS Academic Honor roll: Academic Letters and Numerals: Iowa Core Assessment awards GPA improvement: Attendance: perfect and excellence Citizenship: Above and beyond Sports Banquets Graduation Awards-list will be in info booklet

21 Long term awards  LA Scholar: 5 years of LA  Math Scholar: 4 years of math  Science Scholar: 4 years of science  Social Studies Scholar: 4 years of social studies  World Language Scholar: 4 years of world language  Academic Honors  Valedictorian  Salutatorian  President’s Award for Academic Excellence

22 More recognition….  Sports  Clubs  Organizations  Performing Arts

23 LUNCH  SMART LUNCH time occurs between 4 th and 5 th hour  Divided in half: A and B  One half=lunch; other half=WORK  9 th graders may not leave for lunch  Lots of choices  Regular hot lunch line  Pizza line  Burger baskets, walking tacos…line  Pasta bar, Chinese bowls, potato bowls, etc

24 Lesson 2  The regular hot lunch is the best deal.  If you buy things a la carte, this will be very, very, very expensive  Have your ID ready.  Be nice to the lunch ladies.  You are NOT allowed to overdraw your lunch account in HS

25 Sports  Women  Basketball  Bowling  Cheerleading  Cross Country  Dance Team  Golf  Soccer  Softball  Swimming  Tennis  Track  Volleyball  Men  Baseball  Basketball  Bowling  Cheerleading  Cross Country  Football  Golf  Soccer  Swimming  Tennis  Track  Wrestling

26 Clubs, Organizations, and more…. There are t tt too many to fit on this screen You will be given a handout But to get your attention, here are just a few: Best Buddies, Guitar, Martial Arts, SPCA, Video Game, Table Tennis, Dance Team, Drama, Science Bowl, Torch, Academic Decathlon

27 Lesson 3  Getting involved will make high school an awesome experience you will not forget.  It is a known fact that students who are involved do better in school.  Make new friends!!!  Don’t sit back and watch high school pass by.  Four years go by really fast! Be prepared !

28 Freshman should…  Register for 5 or more credits each semester  Get involved  Listen to your teachers (recommendations)  Listen to your parents  Listen to students at orientation meetings  Stretch yourself/challenge yourself

29 Tips for Success  Attendance  Get involved!  Do your homework!  Study for tests!  Use SMART Lunch  Appropriate behavior  Ask for help  You are responsible for your class schedule

30 Question 1 HHow many credits do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School? 40

31 Question 2 WWhat is my name? Ms. Herrity……your new bff

32 Question 3  Your graduation year is ?????  2019

33 Question 4  How many credits should you register for?  5-6 or more each semester

34 Question 5 How often must you take PE? One semester every day once a year

35 Question 6  How many credits do you get if you fail a class?  ZERO, zip, nil, nothin’, 0,

36 Question 7  How many years of foreign language do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School?  none

37 Question 8  What lunch line is the most expensive?  The a la carte line!!!!!

38 Dates to remember  February 5 th th –Freshmen Orientation at Kennedy 6:30  February 10th th -ALL incoming 8 th graders to attend Kennedy Assembly  February 16th -Cougar Talks at Kennedy.  Registration Window Feb 6 th -27 th  Register on-line with your home  Kennedy will return to clean up registrations at each middle school

39 Your task….  Math  Science  LA  Your choice  PE one semester ; your choice of elective or study hall the other…study hall does not earn credit

40 Freshmen Orientation Thursday, February 6 th Kennedy High School 6:30 pm


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