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1 Fairfield Warde High School A Comprehensive Public High School EIGHTH GRADE PARENTS NIGHT Welcoming Academic Respectful Dynamic Ethical WELCOME Class of 2018! James Coyne, Headmaster Caryn Campbell, Director of Student Services

2 WELCOMING ACADEMIC RESPECTFUL DYNAMIC ETHICAL Fairfield Warde High School provides a safe learning environment that is welcoming, academic, respectful, dynamic, and ethical. Our school community, in collaboration with parents and other townspeople, fosters a democratic society that recognizes and promotes the dignity and worth of the individual. We believe that meeting the diverse needs of all students will encourage lifelong learning and responsible citizenship.

3 GRADE 9 COURSES English English 11or12 (required) Theater Arts (elective) Reading (Recommendation Only) John Chiappetta – Curriculum Leader

4 GRADE 9 COURSES Math Algebra 12, 31 Geometry 22, 21 Paul Rasmussen - Curriculum Leader

5 GRADE 9 COURSES Social Studies Global Studies 10 Gregg Pugliese- Curriculum Leader

6 GRADE 9 COURSES Science Environmental Earth Science 10 Biology 21 Patrice Faggella - Curriculum Leader

7 ELECTIVES World Languages Chinese 10 Italian 10 Latin 10 French 10, 20, 31 Spanish 10, 20, 31 Eileen Frankel - Curriculum Coordinator

8 Electives Art-Foundations in Art Business-Introduction, CIS, Computer Game Design and Programming, Web Design, Robotic Programming Family & Consumer Science-Culinary Arts, Fashion & Textiles Music-Band, Choir, Orchestra, Piano/Keyboarding, Women’s Choir, Music Tech

9 Electives Technology Education-Intro to Comp Tech, Comp Aided Design, Graphic Tech, Wood Manufacturing, Trans Tech Theater Arts-Acting Video & News Production-Broadcast Journalism; Video, Movie, and Documentary Production

10 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 th Grade Requirement Two marking periods of physical education. Required Fitness Course  Safe use of the equipment  Review and prepare for 10 th grade fitness assessment.  Develop and work toward short and long term fitness goals. One Elective Course  Pickleball, Pilates, Yoga, Team Games, Golf, Tennis, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee

11 Other Physical Activity Opportunities Intramurals  Floor hockey  Badminton  Team Handball  Volleyball Fitness Center  2:30 -5:00 Monday-Friday

12 HEALTH - Units of Study Grades th Grade  Drug Education  Body Systems  Mental Health 10 th Grade  Addiction/Alcohol Use and Abuse  Decision-making 11th grade  Stress Management  Human Growth and Development 12 th Grade  Life After High School

13 HEALTH 10  Communication/conflict resolution  Stress reduction/ mental health  Nutrition needs of high school students  Influential factors in decision-making  Credible sources for health Information

14 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 43 Credits Required Most full-year five-day-a-week courses earn two credits. To earn credit in a course, a student must Receive a passing grade and Have good attendance

15 CREDITS REQUIRED English—8 credits Math—6 credits Science—6 credits Soc. Studies—7 credits (US Hist. & Civics) PE/Health—3.2 credits (.8 each year)

16 CREDITS REQUIRED Arts or Vocational Courses – 2 credits Demonstrate Computer Application Proficiency (by course or exam) Demonstrate Academic Proficiency (CAPT or alternative)

17 Example #1: Minimum Requirement (11.8 cr) PeriodCourse 1Spanish 2Algebra 4English 5 Study Hall - M/W Health 10/Phys Ed - T/R Bio Lab - F 6Global Studies 10 7Lunch 8Study Hall/CIS 9Biology

18 Example #2: “Typical” Schedule (12.8 cr) PeriodCourse 1Spanish 2Algebra 4English 5 Study Hall - M/W Health 10/Phys Ed - T/R Bio Lab - F 6Global Studies 10 7Lunch 8 Business Concepts & Careers 9Biology

19 Example #3: “Double Elective” Schedule (14.8 cr) PeriodCourse 1Earth Science 2Spanish 4 Study Hall - M/T Health 10/Phys Ed - W/F ES Lab - R 5Global Studies 10 6Algebra 7Foundations in Art 8English 9Concert Band

20 Transition Timeline Early February: (this week) 8th grade students receive a copy of the Program of Studies Middle School Counselors distribute Course Selection form with academic teacher recommendations to 8 th grade students High School Counselors visit Middle Schools to discuss course offerings (7 th and 10 th ) Next week: (February 11 th -18 th ) Students select electives in Infinite Campus Mid - February: (week of February 21st) A final Course Verification form, listing all the recommended and requested courses, will be sent home. This form requires both student and parent signatures. March 17 th Final Course verification sheets due back to Middle School Counselor

21 Transition Timeline June Freshman Information/Orientation Session Late August Prior to Opening Day : Individual Student Tours with a FWHS Student Advisor Parents are Welcome Orientation - 1st day of school for all 9th graders Schedules Distributed

22 GET INVOLVED ACTIVITIES CLUBS SPORTS

23 FWHS ACTIVITIES American Red Cross Chemistry Club Key Club Class Councils Chess Club Future Business Leaders House Councils Irish Society Mu Alpha Theta Habitat for Humanity Language Clubs Yearbook Anime Club Math Team A small Sample of the dozens of clubs and activities Seth Fry—Activity Director

24 Athletic Director—Glenn Mackno GO MUSTANGS!!! All FWHS Athletics conform to Title IX Guidelines All Teams Depend Upon the Number of Available Athletes Fall 2014 Sports Start: Football conditioning - August 18 th Boys Soccer. Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls Swimming and Diving - August 23 rd FWHS ATHLETIC PROGRAM

25 FallWinterSpring Cheerleading (G)BasketballBaseball Cross CountryBowling (coop)Golf Field Hockey (G)Cheerleading (G)Lacrosse FootballFencing (coop)Sailing (coop) SoccerGymnastics (G)Softball Swimming (G)Ice Hockey (B coop)Tennis Volleyball (G)Indoor TrackTrack Dance Team (G)Skiing (coop)Volleyball (B coop) Swimming (B) Wrestling (B)

26 District and FWHS websites – Program of Studies Staff = 1 st initial last fairfieldschools.org Caryn Campbell, Director WEB/ INFORMATION

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