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Eighth Grade Parent Night Welcome to LTHS!. Opening Remarks Dr. Matthew Reitz, Principal Mr. Chad Greevy, Assistant Principal Mrs. Christina Herman, Director.

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1 Eighth Grade Parent Night Welcome to LTHS!

2 Opening Remarks Dr. Matthew Reitz, Principal Mr. Chad Greevy, Assistant Principal Mrs. Christina Herman, Director of Student Services and Career Development Mr. Ron Insinger, Athletic Director

3 How to Succeed in High School Seek a balance – Academics & Extra curricular stuff Challenge yourself - but don’t over-extend Take your coursework in school seriously ◦ Everything matters now … even if you may never use it again! Study and learn how to study independently Expect to potentially earn a B or C. Make time after school and on weekends to study with others Get involved in school – PARTICIPATE! Decide what motivates you to get a High School diploma Take advantage of help that is all around you ◦ When in doubt, ask questions to adults or other students. Communicate with adults

4 High School Requirements 28 credits total, including: ◦ 4 Math ◦ 3 Science (Earth and Environment, Bio, IPS OR Chem AND Physics) ◦ 4 English (9, 10, 11, 12) ◦ 4 Social Studies (US History II, World History, American Systems, US History III)

5 High School Requirements 28 credits total, including: ◦ PE (9 th, 10 th, Wellness OR Fitness and Sport) ◦ Freshmen Seminar (9 th grade) ◦ Health (10 th grade) ◦ Computer Applications ◦ Law, Investment, and Finance Education (LIFE) ◦ Graduation Project (11 th and 12 th grade English)

6 High School: Requirements If a student fails a core/required course, he/she must repeat it. Summer school opportunities ◦ Advancement or remediation- WAHS ◦ Remediation only- MAHS (?) ◦ Online coursework on a case-by-case basis Any Questions?

7 High School: The Schedule ◦ English (Academic/Honors) ◦ Math ◦ Science (Earth and Environment/AP Env. Sci.) ◦ Social Studies (US History II) ◦ PE/Freshmen Seminar ◦ Computer Applications ◦ Electives (FORMS DUE APRIL 19!)

8 High School: The Schedule Block scheduling: ◦ 2 semesters ◦ 1 block = 2 periods  1 block is 86 mins.  1 period = 43 mins (2 periods to 1 block)  Ex: Choir/Band

9 Schedule Format Fall Spring __________________________________________

10 Teacher Testimonials ◦ … about courses typically taken by Freshmen

11 Looking Ahead: Enrichment Lycoming Career and Technology Center ◦ Variety of curricular areas:  Early Childhood Education  Drafting and Design  Construction Technology  Automotive Technology  Criminal Justice  Computer Service Technology  Culinary Arts  Health Careers ◦ Potential for college credit and professional certification before HS graduation

12 Looking Ahead: Enrichment Advanced Placement Coursework ◦ Variety of curricular areas  Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art ◦ Potential for college credit Lycoming College Coursework ◦ After taking all courses in a curricular area  Typically language and math ◦ Potential for college credit

13 What’s Next? Elective Selection Forms Due FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (Electives are first-come, first served!) Freshmen Orientation: ◦ Tuesday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. Check out our HS website to learn more ◦ Student Handbook ◦ Course Selection Guide for

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