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Your School Counselor A - E - Mrs. Kristin Baratta F - K - Ms. Theresa Soda L - Re - Ms. Lisa Witkowski Ri - Z - Ms. Jennifer Jordan.

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2 Your School Counselor A - E - Mrs. Kristin Baratta F - K - Ms. Theresa Soda L - Re - Ms. Lisa Witkowski Ri - Z - Ms. Jennifer Jordan

3 Meet Your Counselor Visit 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 email address and a reason for the meeting. Individual meetings Group meetings

4 Home Communication/Monthly Newsletters If you need to contact us by email: kbaratta@nhvweb.net jjordan@nhvweb.net tsoda@nhvweb.net lwitkowski@nhvweb.net Monthly 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 Advocate Handle issues regarding – Scheduling, Course concerns, Home Logic, Transcripts, and College Searches. Concerns with emotional, social, academic and behavioral progress as a student Confidentiality – unless danger to self or others Provides College/Vocational/Career Information/Naviance Account (Financial Literacy Classes) Scheduling – We will begin the 2012-2013 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 Rooms Resource 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. www.studyguidezone.com http://mappingyourfuture.org www.how-to-study.com

8 Additional Info Homework requests – when 3+ days absent. Call the guidance office for makeup work or email your teachers directly for work. Working papers – see the Guidance Secretaries. Communications with teachers – E-mail and phone numbers are listed on the North website at: http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/departments http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/departments

9 Graduation Requirements English - 20 credits Adv. Acad. Literacy - 2.5 credits – 9 th grade year Financial Literacy -2.5 credits – 9 th grade year (starting with the Class of 2014) Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) – 15 credits History (U.S. I, World, U.S. II) – 15 credits Math (including 1 year of Algebra) - 15 credits Phys. Educ. & Health/Driver’s Ed - 20 credits World Language - 10 credits Fine Arts - 5 credits Practical Arts - 5 credits Passing the HSPA – Spring of the Junior Year Must complete a MINIMUM of a 120 credits (including all of the classes above) –must have at least 35 credits each year.

10 Attendance/Policies On the North Hunterdon HS website, become familiar with the Student/Parent Handbook – located on the lower left of the NHHS site - http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/Parent-Student- Community-Handbook.htmhttp://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/Parent-Student- Community-Handbook.htm Dress code Cell phone usage Full Year Classes – Maximum Amount of Unexcused Absences is 12 Semester Classes – Maximum Amount of Unexcused Absences is 6 Excused absences require doctors note to attendance

11 North Hunterdon Guidance Webpage http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/guidance 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 Grades Freshman year sets the foundation for the remainder of your years here at NHHS!


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