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1 1 Future Falcons! Planning for 9 th Grade Prairie High School Class of 2018

2 2 PHS Diploma Process PHS Diploma Process. 5 credit earned for each class passed. 5 credit earned for each class passed Students take 6 classes each semester Students take 6 classes each semester Students earn 3.0 credits per semester and Students earn 3.0 credits per semester and 6.0 credits per year by passing all classes. 6.0 credits per year by passing all classes. Make it your goal to pass all classes! Make it your goal to pass all classes!

3 3 Graduation Requirements 4.0English 3.0Social Studies 3.0Math – Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II or another approved math class. 2.0Science – must include 1.0 lab Science 2.0Health/Physical Education-.50 Health and 1.50 Physical Education 1.0Fine Arts 1.0Occupational Education 7.0Electives 23.0Total credits required to graduate Additional graduation requirements : Must pass English Language Arts Exit Exam, and Algebra End of Course Exam or Geometry End of Course Exam, and Biology End of Course Exam. Complete Culminating Project and High School & Beyond Plan

4 4 Quick Review! How many credits will you earn each semester next year at PHS when you pass every class? A. 6.0 A. 6.0 B. 1.0 B. 1.0 C. 3.0 C. 3.0 D. None of the above D. None of the above

5 5 CASEE Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education A Career and Technical Education Program A Career and Technical Education Program Students attend PHS for three classes and CASEE for three classes every day Students attend PHS for three classes and CASEE for three classes every day Classes are taught in an integrated format and students earn.50 English credit,.50 Science credit, and Classes are taught in an integrated format and students earn.50 English credit,.50 Science credit, and.50 Occupational Education credit..50 Occupational Education credit. Transportation is provided Transportation is provided Application is required – see middle school counselor Application is required – see middle school counselor http:casee.battlegroundps.org/ http:casee.battlegroundps.org/ http:casee.battlegroundps.org/

6 6 English To be determined by grades and BGPS Assessment test scores and CASEE eligibility. English I Honors English I CASEE - English It’s important to do your best during your 8 th grade year to increase your class choices!

7 7 Social Studies World Studies is not taken during 9 th grade World Studies is taken during 10 th grade Exception: World Studies AFJROTC Available for 9 th or 10 th grade students enrolled in the AFJROTC program To insert your company logo on this slide From the Insert Menu Select “Picture” Locate your logo file Click OK To resize the logo Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.” Use these to resize the object. If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize.

8 Washington State History 8 Requirement is met in 8 th grade if you pass both semesters Requirement is met in 8 th grade if you pass both semesters or two trimesters of Social Studies in the BGPS. If you attended a BGPS middle school but did not pass If you attended a BGPS middle school but did not pass both semesters of 8 th grade Social Studies, you need both semesters of 8 th grade Social Studies, you need Washington State History in high school to meet the Washington State History in high school to meet the graduation requirement. Please talk to your PHS counselor. graduation requirement. Please talk to your PHS counselor. If you did not attend a BGPS middle school and If you did not attend a BGPS middle school and you completed Washington State History in the 7 th or you completed Washington State History in the 7 th or 8 th grade, please talk with your PHS counselor. 8 th grade, please talk with your PHS counselor.

9 9 Math Placement To be determined by BGPS Assessment Test Graduation requirements include passing Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II or another approved math class. Geometry, and Algebra II or another approved math class.

10 10 SCIENCE Integrated Earth & Physical Science Integrated Earth & Physical Science Agriculture Science Agriculture Science CASEE Program CASEE Program AP Environmental Science – Students should earn B or better in 8 th grade science to be prepared for this class. AP Environmental Science – Students should earn B or better in 8 th grade science to be prepared for this class. Biology - Students scoring Level 4 on 8 th grade MSP will be placed into Biology. Students not scoring Level 4 must pass IEPS Challenge Exam to be placed into Biology. Biology - Students scoring Level 4 on 8 th grade MSP will be placed into Biology. Students not scoring Level 4 must pass IEPS Challenge Exam to be placed into Biology. Students requesting Biology yet scored below Level 4 on the Science MSP may take the IEPS Challenge Exam in August. Contact the district office at 885-5391 prior to this school year ending to sign-up for the Challenge Exam.

11 11 Quick Review! In which subjects will your test scores determine your placement? In which subjects will your test scores determine your placement? A. Math B. Science B. Science C. Social Studies D. English D. English

12 World Language World language is NOT a high school graduation requirement. World Languages available at PHS: World language is NOT a high school graduation requirement. World Languages available at PHS: GermanSpanish FrenchAmerican Sign Language Two years of high school World Language is a requirement for entrance into four-year colleges and universities. This must be in the same language. Two years of high school World Language is a requirement for entrance into four-year colleges and universities. This must be in the same language. Earning a B or better in middle school English is a recommended Earning a B or better in middle school English is a recommended pre-requisite for taking World Language in 9 th grade. pre-requisite for taking World Language in 9 th grade. Consider waiting until 10 th or 11 th grade to take World Language. Consider waiting until 10 th or 11 th grade to take World Language. 12

13 13 Falcon Transitions One semester – required of all freshmen The goal of the PHS Falcon Transitions course is to create for 9th grade students a safe, focused learning environment that will facilitate their developing the skills necessary for a successful high school experience, and where they can learn strategies for making positive academic, social, and career decisions ORIENTATION Course Outline/Grading Criteria Contract; Class Expectations; Student Questionnaire Get to Know PHS; Get to Know Your Classmates; “About Me” (PowerPoint Presentation) Get to Know the Attendance Office; PHS Handbook review; Student Computer User Contract PHS Resources: Guest Speakers--Administration; Counseling; School Resource Officer; Intervention Specialist; School Nurse; Career Lab Staff

14 14 Falcon Transitions - Outline GOAL SETTING GOAL SETTING Planning ahead--setting short term and long term goals Planning ahead--setting short term and long term goals Envisioning the future – counseling presentation Envisioning the future – counseling presentation STUDY SKILLS STUDY SKILLS Getting and Staying Organized –Time Management Getting and Staying Organized –Time Management Note Taking - Listening Skills - How to Get Good Grades Note Taking - Listening Skills - How to Get Good Grades Test Taking Strategies/Managing Test Anxiety Test Taking Strategies/Managing Test Anxiety INTERNET SAFETY INTERNET SAFETY Appropriate Online Behavior; Cyber Harassment (bullying/stalking) Appropriate Online Behavior; Cyber Harassment (bullying/stalking) Social Networking /Digital Permanence/Online Privacy/Digital Security Social Networking /Digital Permanence/Online Privacy/Digital Security CAREER CHOICES CAREER CHOICES 9th Grade Component of Culminating Project –Career Cruising portfolio 9th Grade Component of Culminating Project –Career Cruising portfolio CTE - PHS Course Opportunities; Forecasting (Career Cruising) CTE - PHS Course Opportunities; Forecasting (Career Cruising) Career Exploration-Investigation (including Non-Traditional Careers) Career Exploration-Investigation (including Non-Traditional Careers) Career Brochure (MS Publisher); Career Brochure (MS Publisher); Holland Interest Inventory (RIASEC); 21st Century Employability Skills Holland Interest Inventory (RIASEC); 21st Century Employability Skills Resume Preparation/Job Application/Mock Interviews/Personal Business Card Resume Preparation/Job Application/Mock Interviews/Personal Business Card 21st Century Workforce – Effects of Globalization 21st Century Workforce – Effects of Globalization History of Child Labor - Workplace Rules for Minors–Teen Labor Laws History of Child Labor - Workplace Rules for Minors–Teen Labor Laws HUMAN RELATIONS HUMAN RELATIONS Learning Styles - Multiple Intelligences Learning Styles - Multiple Intelligences Surviving High School – Stereotypes/Peer Pressure; Diversity Surviving High School – Stereotypes/Peer Pressure; Diversity Leadership/teamwork/collaborative problem solving Leadership/teamwork/collaborative problem solving Stress Management/Anger Management (Discovery Education) Stress Management/Anger Management (Discovery Education) MEDIA LITERACY MEDIA LITERACY Library/Media Center Resources Library/Media Center Resources Research Skills - Website Evaluation Research Skills - Website Evaluation Computer Ethics: Copyright/Fair Use-Plagiarism-Paraphrasing-Netiquette-Intellectual Property Computer Ethics: Copyright/Fair Use-Plagiarism-Paraphrasing-Netiquette-Intellectual Property Research Project – Oral Presentation (PowerPoint) Research Project – Oral Presentation (PowerPoint) DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Shared drive/File Organization--file storage devices Shared drive/File Organization--file storage devices Introduction to MS Office; Network safety Introduction to MS Office; Network safety Keyboarding Assessment/Review (keyboarding program available) Keyboarding Assessment/Review (keyboarding program available)

15 15 Physical Education Health/Fitness - full year Health/Fitness - full year Family Health – half year Family Health – half year Speed Strength Training (SST) for men or women – full year or half year Speed Strength Training (SST) for men or women – full year or half year For students planning to participate in fall, winter, or spring sports For students planning to participate in fall, winter, or spring sports Family Health must be taken for half year during high school Family Health must be taken for half year during high school Dance – half year or full year Dance – half year or full year Can be taken with Health/Fitness Can be taken with Health/Fitness AFJROTC – Health & Aviation History – full year AFJROTC – Health & Aviation History – full year

16 16 Freshman Electives There are many elective choices for Freshmen at PHS! Please check the online Student Course Guide at www.prairiehighschool.org Counseling Center link, to read about your choices. Also, choose alternatives!! Select six (6) just in case your first choice doesn’t fit in your schedule. CASEE includes a year long elective. There are many elective choices for Freshmen at PHS! Please check the online Student Course Guide at www.prairiehighschool.org Counseling Center link, to read about your choices. Also, choose alternatives!! Select six (6) just in case your first choice doesn’t fit in your schedule. CASEE includes a year long elective. www.prairiehighschool.org

17 17 Quick Review! How many elective alternates should you choose? How many elective alternates should you choose? A. 4 A. 4 B. 5 B. 5 C. 6 C. 6 D. 3 D. 3

18 18 Every class you pass moves you one step closer to your PHS Diploma! Your PHS Diploma is the first step to your future. Don’t settle for less! Class of 2018

19 19 Organizations & Clubs 2014 – 2015 ASB Officers/Leadership ASB Officers/Leadership American Sign Language American Sign Language Auto Club (VICA) Auto Club (VICA) Chess Chess CSU- Christian Students United CSU- Christian Students United DECA – Student business organization DECA – Student business organization Drama Drama Equestrian Equestrian Family Careers & Community Leaders Association Family Careers & Community Leaders Association Fashion Club Fashion Club FFA- Agricultural leadership FFA- Agricultural leadership GSA- Gay/Straight Alliance GSA- Gay/Straight Alliance Go Green Go Green HSCC – Health Sciences & Careers Club HSCC – Health Sciences & Careers Club

20 20 Organizations & Clubs 2014 – 2015 Japanese Pop Culture Japanese Pop Culture Journalism Journalism Key Club – Service, character and leadership development Key Club – Service, character and leadership development Kitty Hawk/JROTC Kitty Hawk/JROTC Knowledge Bowl Knowledge Bowl Legacy Legacy Math Club Math Club Metals/Drafting (VICA) Metals/Drafting (VICA) National Honor Society National Honor Society Photo Club Photo Club Rachel’s Challenge Rachel’s Challenge Rugby Club Rugby Club Science Olympiad Science Olympiad Skate/Long Board Skate/Long Board Ski & Snowboarding Ski & Snowboarding Speech & Debate Speech & Debate Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee Yearbook Yearbook

21 21 Team Sports Completed sports packets must be turned into ASB office prior to start date of the sport. GPA requirement for all athletes is 1.7 or higher with no failing grades. Grades from 8 th grade count! All student athletes must purchase an ASB card ($35) and pay the participation fee ($85). Fees are subject to change in August 2014. Baseball Baseball Basketball Basketball Bowling Bowling Cheer Cheer Cross Country Cross Country Dance Dance Football Football Golf Golf Soccer Soccer Softball Softball Swimming Swimming Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball Volleyball Wrestling Wrestling

22 22 Attend Prairie High School Open House!! April 15, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Prairie High School Learn more about PHS classes, clubs, organizations, sports, and activities available for 2014/2015 ! Campus tours provided by AFJROTC cadets!

23 23 Registration Reminders The following forms must be completed to ensure PHS registration for the 2014/2015 school year: STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM INDIVIDUAL USER ACCESS RELEASE INDIVIDUAL USER ACCESS RELEASE Students living outside of the Prairie High School area will need to complete the Boundary Exception Form. Boundary requests will not be approved without signature of Prairie High School Principal (and Support Services as needed). Students living outside of the Prairie High School area will need to complete the Boundary Exception Form. Boundary requests will not be approved without signature of Prairie High School Principal (and Support Services as needed). Students planning to attend CASEE need to give completed application forms to their middle school counselor by Students planning to attend CASEE need to give completed application forms to their middle school counselor by April 11, 2014. April 11, 2014.

24 LINK Connecting 9 th Grade Students to Prairie High School Tuesday, September 2, 20149 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 20149 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All 9 th grade students attend the event All 9 th grade students attend the event Lunch is provided Lunch is provided 11 th 12 th grade trained mentors 11 th 12 th grade trained mentors Each trained mentor will be assigned a group of 9th grade students. Each trained mentor will be assigned a group of 9th grade students. 24


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