Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Kennedy High School Class of 2019. What is High School like…. 66 class periods PLUS early bird(0)and late(7) 550 minute classes NNEW."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Kennedy High School Class of 2019
What is High School like…. 66 class periods PLUS early bird(0)and late(7) 550 minute classes NNEW in 2019—Two semesters SSMART LUNCH SShare lockers LLots and lots of great classes WWe pick some; you pick some. LLots and lots of activities IIt’s all about credits! FFinals!!!!!
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
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.
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
Typical Looking Schedule MTWTF 1 LA 9 2Earth Science 3PEPEPEPEPE 4 German 5 Math 6 Teen Issues Teen Issues Teen Issues
Building Your Schedule -Teacher recommendation for LA, Math, and Science(Earth Science for all) PE Electives Parents Older students Stretch yourself Four Year Plan
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
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
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
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
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
Music NNot automatically scheduled MMust register/not required EEarns credit OOrchestra; year long SString orchestra GGolden Strings-audition VVocal Music-Kennedy Singer 1.0 credit CChanteurs-audition 1.0 cr BBand FFirst semester: Concert Band OR Marching Band 1 cr SSecond semester Concert Band 1 cr JJazz Band offered 7 th hour by audition
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
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 )
Art Electives FFoundations of Art-need for any advanced art class IIntroduction to Ceramics IIntroduction to Drawing IIntroduction to Photography SSculpture AAnimation IIntroduction to Painting AAP Art History—year long
World Language-year long course Chinese Japanese Spanish French German Daily practice and homework completion is essential for success. World Language is an elective!
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.
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
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
More recognition…. Sports Clubs Organizations Performing Arts
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
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
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
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
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 !
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
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
Question 1 HHow many credits do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School? 40
Question 2 WWhat is my name? Ms. Herrity……your new bff
Question 3 Your graduation year is ????? 2019
Question 4 How many credits should you register for? 5-6 or more each semester
Question 5 How often must you take PE? One semester every day once a year
Question 6 How many credits do you get if you fail a class? ZERO, zip, nil, nothin’, 0,
Question 7 How many years of foreign language do you need to graduate from Kennedy High School? none
Question 8 What lunch line is the most expensive? The a la carte line!!!!!
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
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
Freshmen Orientation Thursday, February 6 th Kennedy High School 6:30 pm