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FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Ninth-Grade Parent Meeting. Welcome! Teachers  Jen Cheveallier—English  Pauline Hazan—HOPE  Mickey MacDonald—Biology  Kerry Thompson—Biology.

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1 FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Ninth-Grade Parent Meeting

2 Welcome! Teachers  Jen Cheveallier—English  Pauline Hazan—HOPE  Mickey MacDonald—Biology  Kerry Thompson—Biology  Kristin Weller-Geometry  Paige Allison—Algebra  Lizze Rodriguez—Spanish  Shannon Leontiades—Geography  J.L. Kirby—Geography

3 Welcome! Support Personnel  Tanya Kort—Instructional Support  Laura Schollmeyer-Schwartz—Director of Special Services  Sue Ireland—Guidance Counselor  Julie Henderson—Technology Coordinator

4 Our Purpose Student success Change trend for 2012 Build a partnership  Parents  Teachers  Students

5 Academic Support More testing Support ahead of time Indicators for help

6 Indicators GPA of 2.0  Sports/performing arts  Graduation Academic courses  English  Math  Biology  Geography

7 A Team of Three Teachers  Help sessions three times per week Parents  Check calendars Students  Commitment

8 Help Sessions Help sessions are from 2:45-3:15 on the following days: MondayTuesdayThursday TeachersMs. MacDonald/ Ms. Thompson, Ms. Hazan, Dr. Kort Ms. Hamlett/Mr. Kirby, Ms. Cheveallier, Dr. Kort Dr. Allison, Ms. Rodriguez, Dr. Kort RoomQ 502 Ms. MacDonald’s room K 332 Ms. Cheveallier’s room M 347 Dr. Allison’s room

9 English St. Francis House Mr. Miller FCAT  April 16 th & 17th

10 H.O.P.E. HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH COACH HAZAN

11 CURRENTLY…. ~ Every Monday for 8 weeks, Peaceful Paths comes to HOPE classes to help create awareness for healthy teen relationships and dating violence. ~Nutrition & Body Weight Management

12 YET TO COME… ~ Fitness Units that will now incorporate heart rate monitors and project based learning ~Alcohol/Tobacco/Illicit Drug Unit ~Human Reproduction Unit ~CPR certification (including how to perform Heimlech maneuver and how to operate an AED)

13 Biology End of Course (EOC) Exam Structure “End of course” translates to April 23-May 11 Biology EOC Fact Sheet  30% of Biology grade  Computer-based  Up to 66 multiple choice questions  160 minutes

14 Biology EOC Test Specifications 117 page document—linked on class webpage  http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/pdf/biologyfl11sp.pdf http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/pdf/biologyfl11sp.pdf 22 main benchmarks  Additional standards assessed within each benchmark (60 total)  Complicates predicting kinds of questions on EOC

15 A Team of Three—Teacher Role #1 Ongoing computer-based testing in class 22 sample questions in packet

16 Sample Question Hemophilia is a sex-linked, recessive trait. Which of the following describes the probability of hemophilia in the offspring of a man who does not have hemophilia and a woman whose father is a hemophiliac?  Each of their sons will have hemophilia.  None of their daughters will have hemophilia.  Their sons have a 25% chance of having hemophilia.  There is a 50% chance that their daughters will have hemophilia.

17 A Team of Three—Teacher Role #2 Student-friendly learning targets Aligned to:  NGSSS  Biology test specifications Benchmark Clarifications

18 A Team of Three—Teacher Role #3 Test bank of questions Linked to class webpage Email notification through online grade book when questions available

19 A Team of Three—Teacher Role #4 Extra help sessions in April  After school  Weekends Announced through  Class webpage  Email notification through online grade book

20 A Team of Three—Parent Role Monitor student calendar on school website  Check quality of work student produces on class assignments  Budget time for preparing projects, quizzes and tests Dedicate 15-20 minutes each night for Biology

21 A Team of Three—Student Role Dedicate 15-20 minutes each night to Biology Read the textbook aligned to each learning target Ask questions Take advantage of help sessions

22 Math Geometry EOC Test  4/23-4/27 Algebra EOC Test  5/14-5/18

23 Extra Help Sessions—Math Geometry  Evenings 2 weeks prior to test  Times/dates TBA Algebra  Evenings 2-4 weeks prior to test  Times/dates TBA

24 Spanish Ms. Lizzie Rodriguez

25 Geography ~ World Cultural Geography ~ AP Human Geography Ms. Hamlett/Leontiades

26 World Cultural Geography  Continue reading and writing support leading up to FCAT  Continue map quizzes of the world (Current: Europe)  Starting more case studies ( and project s) by region around the world

27 AP Human Geography  AP Exam Date: Friday, May 18 th (last AP exam!)

28 Leading up to the exam…  Finish teaching content mid-late April  Review& FRQ practice : mid April through May 17 th.  After school review sessions starting at the end of April  Full-length practice exam on Saturday morning(end of April/early May)

29 Recommend…  Purchase an AP exam guidebook (soon!)  Kaplan: Kaplan AP Human Geography  Princeton Review : Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam  Ethal Wood : AP Human Geography: A Study Guide

30 And, please….  Don’t stress or worry TOO much!  We will be prepared and ready by May, 18 th.

31 Skyward Logins Ms. Sue Ireland, Guidance Counselor

32 Student Calendars Ms. Julie Henderson, Technology Coordinator

33 + Tools to Support Us Julie Henderson Technology Coordinator, P.K. Yonge

34 + School Website www.pkyonge.ufl.edu

35 + Student Accounts Available for all students Contain calendar, file storage, message center Are automatically populated by teachers U: 9thgradestudent / P: student

36 + Student Account All teachers’ assignments here Students can save files here

37 + Student Accounts Individual Teacher’s Pages

38 + Student Calendar

39 Questions Email Jen Cheveallier at jcheveallier@pky.ufl.edu


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