2What is High School like…. 6 class periods PLUS early bird(0)and late(7)50 minute classesNEW in 2019—Two semestersSMART LUNCHShare lockersLots and lots of great classesWe pick some; you pick some.Lots and lots of activitiesIt’s all about credits!Finals!!!!!
3Graduation Requirements 40 credits for Class of 20198 credits LA = 4 years6 credits Math=3 years6 credits Science=3 years6 credits Social Studies=3 years4 credits PE-take one semester10 elective creditsCPR class
4Lesson 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.
5Freshman Schedule LA 9 for everyone Math for everyone Earth Science for everyonePE for only one semesterElectivesWorld LanguageArtBusiness EdMusicLanguage ArtsComputer ScienceTechnologyFACSSocial StudiesLA electives
7Building Your Schedule -Teacher recommendation for LA, Math, and Science(Earth Science for all)PEElectivesParentsOlder studentsStretch yourselfFour Year Plan
8Language Arts Teacher recommendation LA 9 LA 9 Co taught classes IEP driven LA classesElectives:Theater Arts and PerformanceBeginning Debate and SpeechStage Craft & DesignReading WorkshopJournalism/Yearbook/NewspaperCreative Writing-Script, Fiction, and Poetry
9Math Teacher Recommendation Advanced Geometry(As in Algebra 1) Geometry (Bs in Algebra 1)Advanced AlgebraAlgebra 1: (most students)Alg Readiness seriesEO students—Kennedy will recommendAdvanced Algebra 2 or Algebra 2Geometry or Advanced Geometry
10Science Class of 2019: All freshmen will take Earth Science Interested students may take a second science in place of an elective IF:Teacher recommendedMeet established pre-requisite
11Social Studies Not required as freshman Will be required 10th, 11th, and 12thElectives-each one semester in lengthWorld GeographyPersonal Law(will not count as Gov)PhilosophyPsychologySocial PsychologyAP Human Geography: college level course/year long …..intensive work load;big focus on research; projects, very strong reading comprehension, year long course
12Physical Education Students must take one semester of daily PE PE classes are mixed grades 9-12Health & Fitness 1 and/or 2: classroom, oncePerformance PE: intense, weight lifting, cardio**Personal Fitness: cardio. low impact,Swimming: beginning or advanced swimmersTeam Sports: cardio, general activitiesEarly Bird PE****upper classmen has filled these classes leaving very little room for freshmen
13Music Not automatically scheduled Must register/not required Earns creditOrchestra; year longString orchestraGolden Strings-auditionVocal Music-Kennedy Singer 1.0 creditChanteurs-audition 1.0 crBandFirst semester: Concert Band OR Marching Band 1 crSecond semester Concert Band 1 crJazz Band offered 7th hour by audition
14Business Ed FACS Electives Teen Issues Foods & Nutrition EntrepreneurshipMoney ManagementPersonal FianceVideo Game DesignTeen IssuesFoods & NutritionIndependent LivingSchool Age Child DevelopmentEarly Child Development
15Tech Ed Consumer Auto Mechanics Advanced Auto mechanics* Construction Advanced Construction*Power and Energy (Electric Car)WeldingWoodworkingAdvanced Woodworking*Project Lead the Way(engineering)
16Art Electives Foundations of Art-need for any advanced art class Introduction to CeramicsIntroduction to DrawingIntroduction to PhotographySculptureAnimationIntroduction to PaintingAP Art History—year long
18World Language-year long course ChineseJapaneseSpanishFrenchGermanDaily practice and homework completion is essential for success.World Language is an elective!
19Support in High School-Co taught classes -9th 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.
20Recognition at KHSAcademic 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
21Long term awards LA Scholar: 5 years of LA Math Scholar: 4 years of mathScience Scholar: 4 years of scienceSocial Studies Scholar: 4 years of social studiesWorld Language Scholar: 4 years of world languageAcademic HonorsValedictorianSalutatorianPresident’s Award for Academic Excellence
22More recognition….SportsClubsOrganizationsPerforming Arts
23LUNCH SMART LUNCH time occurs between 4th and 5th hour Divided in half: A and BOne half=lunch; other half=WORK9th graders may not leave for lunchLots of choicesRegular hot lunch linePizza lineBurger baskets, walking tacos…linePasta bar, Chinese bowls, potato bowls, etc
24Lesson 2 The regular hot lunch is the best deal. If you buy things a la carte, this will be very, very, very expensiveHave your ID ready.Be nice to the lunch ladies.You are NOT allowed to overdraw your lunch account in HS
25Sports Women Men Basketball Bowling Cheerleading Cross Country Dance TeamGolfSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrackVolleyballMenBaseballBasketballBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryFootballGolfSoccerSwimmingTennisTrackWrestling
26Clubs, Organizations, and more…. There are 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
27Lesson 3Getting 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!
28Freshman should… Register for 5 or more credits each semester Get involvedListen to your teachers (recommendations)Listen to your parentsListen to students at orientation meetingsStretch yourself/challenge yourself
29Tips for Success Attendance Get involved! Do your homework! Study for tests!Use SMART LunchAppropriate behaviorAsk for helpYou are responsible for your class schedule
30Question 1How many credits do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School?40
31Question 2What is my name?Ms. Herrity……your new bff
33Question 4 How many credits should you register for? 5-6 or more each semester
34Question 5How often must you take PE? One semester every day once a year
35Question 6 How many credits do you get if you fail a class? ZERO, zip, nil, nothin’, 0,
36Question 7How many years of foreign language do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School?none
37Question 8 What lunch line is the most expensive? The a la carte line!!!!!
38Dates to remember February 5thth –Freshmen Orientation at Kennedy 6:30 February 10thth -ALL incoming 8th graders to attend Kennedy AssemblyFebruary 16th -Cougar Talks at Kennedy.Registration Window Feb 6th -27thRegister on-line with your homeKennedy will return to clean up registrations at each middle school
39Your task…. Math Science LA Your choice PE one semester ; your choice of elective or study hall the other…study hall does not earn credit
40Freshmen Orientation Thursday, February 6th Kennedy High School 6:30 pm