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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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!
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)
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
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
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!