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2  Meet Our Staff:  Sandy Freshour-Counselor Last Names A-K  Julie Speer-Counselor Last Names L-Z  Pat Pemberton-Director  Stephanie Meyer-Intern  Rhonda Murray-Registrar  Bev Addis-Scholarship Coordinator  Jenny Kim-Data Specialist

3  Each Day (8 periods, 6 minute passing periods) ◦ Period 1 7:45-8:30 ◦ Period 2 8:36-9:21 ◦ Period 3 9:27-10:12 ◦ Period 4 10:18-11:06 ◦ Period 5A 11:12-11:57 ◦ Period 5C11:57-12:42 ◦ Period 6 12:48-1:33 ◦ Period 7 1:39-2:24 ◦ Period 8 2:30-3:15

4  LUNCH ◦ 45 minutes long ◦ It’s either after 4 th (A Lunch) ◦ OR after 5 th (C Lunch) ◦ ALL Freshmen eat in the Cafeteria ◦ You can bring your own lunch ◦ Lunch assignments are random & are locked in at the beginning of the semester

5  Freshmen Orientation Wednesday July 30 th ◦ Pick up your schedule ◦ Tour the building ◦ Get your locker ◦ Meet key people & find your classes ◦ Get your books

6  BYOD: Bring your Own Device ◦ Some classes have digital textbooks & allow you to use your own IPADS, IPODs, laptops & smart phones ◦ You can have your Cell Phone ◦ You can USE your Cell Phone before & after school, during lunch, and passing periods  TIP: Confiscated phones have to be picked up by your parent/guardian after school

7  Activities to join or be involved in ◦ Athletics (Physical Night is April 30 th at 5:30pm) ◦ Academic Clubs ◦ Band & Choir ◦ Journalism ◦ Theatre & Performing Arts ◦ Student Government ◦ Service Clubs

8  How Do I Know What to Take?  English 4 years  Math 4 years  Science 3 years  Social Studies 3 years  PE 2 classes  Health 1 class  Preparing for College & Careers 1 class  Electives

9  When you earn a semester grade of D- or better, you earn a credit  To graduate, you need 40 total credits.  Most of these credits are in the “Core” subject areas  Your grades are important ALL FOUR YEARS because your semester grades & credits=GPA  Higher GPA=more choices after high school  High School credits earned in Middle School count (do your best!)

10  What if I want an Honors Diploma? ◦ All my semester grades must be C- or better ◦ Total GPA has to be B- or better ◦ I need more credits (47 instead 40) ◦ I have to take additional classes ◦ I will be required to meet additional requirements

11  RELAX ◦ Your 9 th grade schedule allows you to choose any diploma ◦ You can change your diploma type ◦ Focus on good grades & you will be good to go, we will help you along the way!

12  You need to use your Freshman Guide to complete your Blue Course Selection Sheet  Classes you will select (SEEK TEACHER INPUT): ◦ English (2 semesters-You can select what level) ◦ Math (2 semesters-Alg  Geom  Alg 2  Adv Math) ◦ Science (2 semesters) ◦ PE (2 semesters-Team & Individual) ◦ Health/Preparing for College & Careers ◦ Resource (2 semesters) ◦ Social Studies or Elective ◦ Elective (World Language, Art, Band, C4, Business, etc)

13  Talk to your teachers  Talk to your parents/friends  Decide what classes are right for you  Fill out your Blue Schedule Sheet  Bring it to school next week for our 2 nd visit  You will need your Parent Portal Login Information to complete your schedule

14  Vocabulary ◦ Freshmen Orientation: an event you need to attend to get your schedule & start high school ◦ BYOD: Bring Your Own Device ◦ Electives: classes you choose that count in credit total but may not be “core” classes ◦ Core Classes: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health/PE ◦ Credits: you earn 1 credit for each semester grade of D- or better (minimum of 40 credits required) ◦ GPA: Grade Point Average ◦ Prerequisite: a requirement you must meet to take a class

15  Central-February 26 th  Northside-February 27 th  St. B’s, St.P’s, & White Creek-February 28 th You’re going to be an awesome Bulldog!


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