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FRESHMEN PARENTS’ BREAKFAST September 16, 2009 Welcome to a New Chapter in Your Child’s Life.

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1 FRESHMEN PARENTS’ BREAKFAST September 16, 2009 Welcome to a New Chapter in Your Child’s Life

2 PURPOSE Provide information Provide information Introduce key people in the transition Introduce key people in the transition Increase comfort Increase comfort

3 KEY PEOPLE Administrators Neil Sullivan Neil Sullivan Scott Dunn Scott Dunn Eileen Eustis Eileen Eustis Steve Patrina Steve Patrina Kevin Dakin Kevin DakinInterns Sarah Miller Sarah Miller Deb Schwager Deb Schwager Laura Truncali Laura TruncaliCounselors Sally Ames Sally Ames Donna Cannon Donna Cannon Tor Fiske Tor Fiske Paula Garza Paula Garza Joan Ramsay Joan Ramsay Pam Sickinger Pam Sickinger Greg Stillman Greg Stillman Sandy Vollaro Sandy Vollaro

4 NEIL SULLIVAN Principal

5 GRADING PORTAL Starting in October Starting in October View your child’s grades View your child’s grades Updated every 3 weeks Updated every 3 weeks Discuss performance with your child first Discuss performance with your child first Contact teachers Contact teachers

6 REPORT CARDS End of quarters November 5 November 5 January 22 January 22 April 1 April 1 June 16 June 16 Expect report card within two weeks after the end of quarter Expect report card within two weeks after the end of quarter Only final grades appear on transcript Only final grades appear on transcript

7 HONOR ROLL High Honors - 1 B and all As High Honors - 1 B and all As General Honors - 1 C and all As & Bs General Honors - 1 C and all As & Bs All courses - including PE and Health All courses - including PE and Health Posted a few weeks after the quarter ends Posted a few weeks after the quarter ends

8 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (PLC) Professional staff in like subjects meets weekly regarding teaching and learning Professional staff in like subjects meets weekly regarding teaching and learning Monitors student achievement Monitors student achievement Determines strategies to improve student learning Determines strategies to improve student learning

9 SCOTT DUNN Phelps House Principal

10 PHELPS HOUSE CONNECTION Rationale for separate freshmen house Rationale for separate freshmen house Continual support so all students experience success Continual support so all students experience success Partnership between parent, student, SHS Partnership between parent, student, SHS Focus: responsibility, resiliency, maturity Focus: responsibility, resiliency, maturity

11 HONOR CODE Impressive way to demonstrate character Impressive way to demonstrate character Honor, Respect, Responsibility Honor, Respect, Responsibility Part 1 was due to Phelps House yesterday Part 1 was due to Phelps House yesterday Making sound choices throughout the year Making sound choices throughout the year

12 HONOR CODE Part 2 of application due mid May Part 2 of application due mid May Honor Council reviews applications Honor Council reviews applications Distinction on high school transcript Distinction on high school transcript Every year another opportunity to pledge the Honor Code Every year another opportunity to pledge the Honor Code

13 KEVIN DAKIN Dean of Students

14 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CENTER (SAC) Provides support for struggling students Provides support for struggling students Teachers assist students with classroom assignments Teachers assist students with classroom assignments Structured and caring environment Structured and caring environment

15 CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES “What’s Happening” booklet “What’s Happening” booklet Balance time Balance time Colleges prefer in-depth involvement Colleges prefer in-depth involvement

16 DR. CATHY SULLIVAN School Psychologist

17 SUPPORT SERVICES Psychologists - Kim Lawlor, Cathy Sullivan Psychologists - Kim Lawlor, Cathy Sullivan Social Worker - Maureen Davis Social Worker - Maureen Davis Health Services Director - Sue Beardsley Health Services Director - Sue Beardsley Nurses - Deb Schmetterling, Eileen Zaldonis Nurses - Deb Schmetterling, Eileen Zaldonis Student Resource Officer –Liz Maher Student Resource Officer –Liz Maher Choice Students Support – Sylena Ellison Choice Students Support – Sylena Ellison

18 SHS CONNECT Freshmen assigned to faculty advisor Freshmen assigned to faculty advisor Meet weekly for 25 minutes Meet weekly for 25 minutes Help with transition to high school Help with transition to high school Another adult to connect with Another adult to connect with Personalizes a large school experience Personalizes a large school experience

19 RICH CURTISS Social Studies Department Supervisor

20 HOMEWORK 2 1/2 - 5 hours per subject per week 2 1/2 - 5 hours per subject per week Too little or too much signals a concern Too little or too much signals a concern Deadline to drop course - September 22 Deadline to drop course - September 22 Level changes –first week in October or Level changes –first week in October or at end of first marking period

21 ABILITY GROUPINGS Based on teacher recommendation Based on teacher recommendation All levels are college preparatory All levels are college preparatory or call teachers/counselors if concerns develop or call teachers/counselors if concerns develop Example - Example -

22 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS credits credits 4 English, 3 mathematics, 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3.5 social studies, 3 science, 1 practical or fine art, 1 credit physical education &.5 credit of health Basic skills in reading, writing & mathematics Basic skills in reading, writing & mathematics

23 BRENDA GOFF Reading & Study Skills Teacher

24 TUTORING Always go to teachers for help first Always go to teachers for help first Students in National Honor Society Students in National Honor Society Parent volunteers Parent volunteers Private tutors in the community Private tutors in the community Math lab Math lab English Resource Center English Resource Center World Language lab World Language lab Final exam study skills Final exam study skills

25 TESTING FOR CLASS OF 2013 CAPT - March 2011 CAPT - March 2011 PSAT - October 2010 & 2011 PSAT - October 2010 & 2011 SAT - Spring & Fall 2012 SAT - Spring & Fall 2012 AP - May 2011, 2012 & 2013 AP - May 2011, 2012 & 2013

26 JOAN RAMSAY Director of Guidance

27 GUIDANCE Complement direction… Complement direction…support… playfulness.. playfulness.. Proactive Proactive Advocates Advocates

28 POST SECONDARY REQUIREMENTS Most challenging program Most challenging program In-depth involvement In-depth involvement Passion or serious interests Passion or serious interests Standardized test scores Standardized test scores Guidance Department proactive Guidance Department proactive

29 SCHOOL PROFILE Sent with transcripts to colleges Sent with transcripts to colleges Updated each year Updated each year Keeps colleges informed about Simsbury High School Keeps colleges informed about Simsbury High School

30 GRADE POINT AVERAGE Weighted 4.00 GPA scale Weighted 4.00 GPA scale No class rank No class rank Bar graph shows GPA comparison to classmates Bar graph shows GPA comparison to classmates

31 IN CLOSING Teenage years challenging Teenage years challenging Keep events in perspective Keep events in perspective Focus on important things – Focus on important things – family, time with each other Model behaviors you want Model behaviors you want in your child

32 QUESTIONS Thank you for coming Thank you for coming Questions??? Questions???

33 Breakfasts/FroshParentsBreakfast09 Breakfasts/FroshParentsBreakfast09


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