Presentation on theme: "Welcome Freshmen Class of 2015"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome Freshmen Class of 2015 Trivia questions: 1.What color is the guidance pass that you fill out in order to meet with your counselor?2.What is the name of the system that you can look up your grades and attendance 24/7?3.Name 2 reasons why you might want to see your counselor.4.How many credits do you need to graduate?5.Name the Resource Rooms – there are 56.What days do the late buses run?7.How many credits, minimum must you register for each year?8.How many unexcused absences are you allowed in a full year course? ½ year course?
2 A - E - Mrs. Kristin Baratta F - K - Ms. Theresa Soda Your School CounselorA - E - Mrs. Kristin BarattaF - K - Ms. Theresa SodaL - Re - Ms. Lisa WitkowskiRi - Z - Ms. Jennifer Jordan
3 Meet Your CounselorVisit the guidance office and fill out a pass to meet with you counselor. We send the Bright Green passes. Fill in your name, homeroom teacher’s name (not the room number), an address and a reason for the meeting.Individual meetingsGroup meetings
4 Home Communication/Monthly Newsletters If you need to contact us byMonthly newsletters share events and activities from guidance – important info! We also post information on the Guidance Website.
5 The Role of the School Counselor Mentor/Student AdvocateHandle issues regarding – Scheduling, Course concerns, Home Logic, Transcripts, and College Searches.Concerns with emotional, social, academic and behavioral progress as a studentConfidentiality – unless danger to self or othersProvides College/Vocational/Career Information/Naviance Account (Financial Literacy Classes)Scheduling – We will begin the school year scheduling process in December – We will meet again to review scheduling details.Other counselors in the building: Tara Kraatz, Dana Lachow, and Nancy Baumgartner
6 Resource RoomsResource Rooms: History Hut (rm 239), Nucleus Science Lab (rm 259), Reading/Writing Lab (rm 106), World Language “Lingo” Lab, Math Resource Center (rm 212/215) during the school day – lunch, study hall time.Extra Help with teacher – make sure your teacher knows you are coming in for extra help from 2:25 – 3:10pm.There is a late bus available on Mon., Wed, and Thur. at 3:10.Sports start at 3:10pm. If you need to go for extra help, have the teacher write a note to the coach.
7 Organization and Study Skills Home Logic – check frequently to monitor your academic progress, assignments, and attendance!Log onto Freshman link on the Guidance website to view tips on good study habits and organization skills.
8 Additional InfoHomework requests – when 3+ days absent. Call the guidance office for makeup work or your teachers directly for work.Working papers – see the Guidance Secretaries.Communications with teachers – and phone numbers are listed on the North website at:
9 Graduation Requirements English creditsAdv. Acad. Literacy credits – 9th grade yearFinancial Literacy -2.5 credits – 9th grade year (starting with the Class of 2014)Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) – 15 creditsHistory (U.S. I, World, U.S. II) – 15 creditsMath (including 1 year of Algebra) creditsPhys. Educ. & Health/Driver’s Ed creditsWorld Language creditsFine Arts - 5 creditsPractical Arts creditsPassing the HSPA – Spring of the Junior YearMust complete a MINIMUM of a 120 credits (including all of the classes above) –must have at least 35 credits each year.
10 Attendance/PoliciesOn the North Hunterdon HS website, become familiar with the Student/Parent Handbook – located on the lower left of the NHHS site -Dress codeCell phone usageFull Year Classes – Maximum Amount of Unexcused Absences is 12Semester Classes – Maximum Amount of Unexcused Absences is 6Excused absences require doctors note to attendance
11 North Hunterdon Guidance Webpage Let’s walk through the website from the district page to North Hunterdon website to the guidance webpage.Most importantly we want to review-Grade Point Average and GradesFreshman year sets the foundation for the remainder of your years here at NHHS!