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8 th GRADE PARENT NIGHT COUSINO HIGH SCHOOL – CLASS OF 2017
WELCOME COUSINO PARENTS! COUNSELORS Mrs. Mariani A – C Ms. Dodero D – I Mr. Kuczynski J – Ml Mr. Facione Mm – Sg Mr. Davidson Sh - Z Principal – Mr. Bigelow Assistant Principals – Attendance and Discipline Mr. Abraham A – Gn Mrs. Callahan Go – O Mr. Cwayna P – Z Phone numbers and email addresses available on Cousino’s website http://www.wcs.k12.mi.us/cousino/ http://www.wcs.k12.mi.us/cousino/
Agenda Graduation Requirements Scheduling/Course Offering Grades/Credits High School credit from 8 th Grade Transition To High School Athletics Communication/Help is Available Questions???
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ** All students are required to remain enrolled in six (6) credits per year and are expected to earn a total of 24 credits. A student must earn a minimum of 22.5 credits and meet the graduation requirements listed below: English Language Arts 4.0 credits English 9 1.0 credit English 10 1.0 credit English 11 1.0 credit English 12 1.0 credit Mathematics 4.0 credits Algebra I 1.0 credit Geometry 1.0 credit Algebra II 1.0 credit Additional Math Elective1.0 credit Science 3.0 credits Biology 1.0 credit Chemistry or Physics 1.0 credit Additional Science Credit 1.0 credit Social Studies 3.0 credits American History1.0 credit World History1.0 credit American Government 0.5 credit Economics 0.5 credit World Languages 2.0 credits Physical Education 0.5 credit Health Education 0.5 credit Visual, Performing or Applied Arts 1.0 credit Elective Credits 4.5 credits **MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 22.5 CREDITS
9 th Grade Course Offerings English Language Arts English 9 English 9-SpEd Mathematics Algebra 1 Algebra 1-SpEd Geometry Acc. Geometry Science Biology 1
9 th Grade Course Offerings Social Studies American History Govern Practices World Languages Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Physical Education Team Sports Lifetime Sports Aerobics & Body Shaping Health WCSPA-Must Audition (SHHS) Level 1 Radio/TV Broadcast (Cousino) Radio 1/TV Broad 1
9 th Grade Course Offerings VPA-Art Art Foundations Draw/Paint 1 3-D Art Art History VPA-Music Cadet Band Other Intro to Newspaper/Yearbook (VPA) Power Reading 1 Business – Business Tech & Mgt. (VPA) Integrated Tech I (VPA) Web Design 1 (VPA) Web Design 2 (VPA) Family Consumer Science Foods and Nutrition 1(VPA) MMSTC MMSTC AM MMSTC PM
EDP- Typical 4 Year Plan 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade English 9 Biology 1 American History Math (Algebra, Acc Geometry ) Physical Education or Health Spanish 1 or 2 English 10 Chemistry 1 or Honors Chem. 1Chemistry 1 or Honors Chem. World History Math (Geometry, Acc Geometry, or Algebra 2/Trig) Spanish 2 or Elective/VPA Elective/VPAElective/VAP English 11 or AP English Science Elective Math (Algebra 2 or Pre Calc) Am. Government or Econ. Elective/VPA English 12A or AP EnglishEnglish 12B or AP English Math or Math Related Elective
8 TH GRADE COUNTS!! CLASS OF 2017 8 th GRADE SPANISH, SCIENCE, AND ALGEBRA CLASSES ARE INCLUDED ON THE HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AS CREDIT ONLY. The grade is not counted in the High School GPA.
Encourage Good Study Habits for your Student! 1. To be successful students should study 1-2 hours each night. Even if a “homework” isn’t given, spend about 20 minutes every night reviewing. 2.Provide a distraction-free and well-lit place for your student to study. Do NOT allow them to study in front of the TV or with their phone. 3.Help your student prioritize their work. It’s usually best to study for tests first. After that, tackle the hardest homework. 4.Help your student to get organized - use an agenda and colored binders. 5. Help them create note cards to review class notes. 6. To do well on tests –review all along, be prepared, and arrive on time. 7. Remember the importance of rest, relaxation, exercise, and a proper diet. A nutritious breakfast will help your student stay focus.
Tips on Helping your Student Transition to High School Successfully Provide love & understanding – express your support and LISTEN to their concerns Help your student get organized and use an agenda routinely to mark down assignments Help your student establish a distraction-free place to study with a regular study routine. Set clear limits and establish firm, but fair expectations. Role model good behaviors. Discuss their four year and beyond plan – college, trade or specialty school? – talk to the school counselor. Communicate with teachers: attend open house, conferences and utilize emails, parent portal and websites. Provide healthy nutritious meals & encourage regular exercise & consistent sleep. Talk about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use; role play these scenarios & make clear the consequences. Get involved & encourage your student to do the same – Enjoy Cousino High School!
Communication & Help Teachers: Communicate w/ your student’s teacher – they are the best source of help and can recommend strategies to help your student. Parent Portal NHS tutors: Junior & Senior students volunteer time tutoring students as part of their community service requirement – Wednesdays from 7-8 in the Media Center. Sign up in the Main office before attending. Macomb Community College Learning Center: College students provide tutoring services for a fee.