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1 8 th Grade Parent Night 1/28/10

2 Welcome and Introductions Jeff Gustason, Principal Kim Buelt, Associate Principal

3 Tonight’s Purpose To provide information related to course selection for next year. Why so early? Course selection determines # of sections of each course. # sections determine # of staff needed. Our goal…to have the BEST TEACHERS!

4 Tonight’s Plan Overview of course selection process Overview of Registration Booklet Introduce online registration

5 High School Philosophy L-MHS is a comprehensive high school. Students are encouraged to take a wide variety of course work, get involved in athletics, fine arts, and clubs/organizations. The high school task is to provide a well- rounded set of tools for each student…not to produce “specialists”. The changing workplace, the changing economy, the need for lifelong learning require this approach.

6 High School Opportunities Our daily schedule will provide nearly unlimited opportunities for: course acceleration college credit or Advanced Placement (AP) credit internships or other community-based experiences wide array of co-curricular experiences

7 Course Acceleration Options English English 9 or English I Science Earth/Physical Science or Biology Social Studies U.S. History or U.S. History I Math Per math series choice in middle school Foreign Language Per foreign language choice in middle school

8 Counseling Staff Greg Hall 9th Grade (A-K) Laura Gallo 9 th Grade (L-Z) David Kennedy Grade (A-F) Denae ZigtemaGrade (G-K) Steve Schuett Grade (L-R) Mary Griswold Grade (S-Z) Todd Goodell Academic Counselor

9 Registration Booklet Overview Academic Guidelines Course Descriptions Menu pages Daily Schedule Regents University Admission requirements *Full Program of Studies, for grades 9-12, available online; hard copies are on reserve in the Counseling office & Media Centers at the HS & at OR & EX.

10 Graduation Requirements 250 credits 40 English (E9 or EI, EII, EIII, Speech or Acting) 30 Social Studies (US, World, Govt) 30 Math 30 Science (Biology, physical) 20 PE plus Health

11 Minimum course Load 70 credits (82.5 possible) for students in grades 9,10,11 60 credits for seniors Internships PSEO (Post-Secondary Enrollment Act) Volunteering

12 Modified Block Schedule Quarter Block Classes (PE, Art, Construction) Semester Block Classes (Eng. 9, Science) Traditional Classes-All Year (Math, Choir, Band)

13 Daily Schedule: Early Bird Start: 7:15End: 7:55 Early Session Start: 8:00 End: 8:45 Period 1 8:45 - 9:25 Block 1 8:45 – 10:10 Period 2 9:30 – 10:10 Period 3 10:15 – 11:00 (announcements) Block 2 10: :45 Period 4 11: :45 Period 5 11: :55 (Lunch/Channel 1) Block 3 11:50 - 1:40 Period 6 1:00 - 1:40 Period 7 1:45 - 2:25 Block 4 1:45 – 3:10 Period 8 2:30 – 3:10 Lunch from:Class from: Lunch A: 11: :10 12: :55 or 12:15 - 1:40 Lunch B: 12: :55 11: :30 Lunch C: 1:15 - 1:40 11:50 - 1:15

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15 DepartmentCourse TitleCourse Number Pre-Req.Cr. Hrs. Format Length Grade(s) Agri/Aqua Science Gen. Ag ScienceAGR110None5Block2 Qtr9-12 Art Design: Art Basics/Art FundamentalsART110None5Block1 Qtr9-12 Beginning DrawingART115ART1105Block1 Qtr9-12 Beginning CeramicsART125ART1105Block1Qtr9-12 Beginning PaintingART135ART1105Block1 Qtr D ArtART145ART1105Block1 Qtr9-12 Business Business for TeensBUS110None5Block1Qtr9-10 Computer Business ApplicationBUS115None5Block1Qtr9-12 Adv. Computer Business ApplicationBUS215BUS1155Block1Qtr9-12 Web Design PrinciplesBUS315BUS2155Block1 Qtr9-12 PowerPoint MultimediaBUS405None5Block1Qtr9-12 English English 9ENG110None10Block2Qtr9 English IENG130None10Block2Qtr9 Academic Lit. IENG105Approval5Block1Qtr9 English Language Learner English Language Learner IENG140Approval1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 English Language Learner II ENG 245Approval1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 Family & Consumer Science Teen LivingFAM110None10Block2 Qtr9 Foreign Language French IFOR110None1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 Spanish IFOR130None1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 French IIFOR210 FOR110>75% 1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 Spanish IIFOR230 FOR130>75% 1040 Min.2 Sem.9-12 P.E. P.E. 9HPE110None5Block1 Qtr9

16 Course: Design:Art Basics/Art Fundamentals Course #: ART110 Grade Level: 9-12 Credit s : 5 Length:1 quarter Format:Block Prerequisite: None Considerations: This course is a basic design class which is required for all students before they take any of the art classes. Sections of ART110U for 11 th and 12 th graders only. 11 th and 12 th may sign up for either ART110 or ART110U. Course Description: This course is designed around the seven elements and principles of art. Projects will give students a better understanding of these art elements and principles through direct application. Students will develop art skills through the use of a variety of mediums. Skills Needed to be Successful:  Love of art and making things  Ability to listen to and follow directions  Productive work ethic Expectations: Students will:  Consider what art is and practice how to judge it.  Develop basic drawing skills.  Demonstrate application of design elements and principles using a variety of media, including computer technology.  Create works of art that reflect knowledge of particular cultures or artists.  Develop critical thinking skills through the study of art criticism. Career Pathway(s) Related to Content: All Career Pathways Course: Beginning Drawing Course #: ART115 Grade Level: 9-12 Credit s : 5 Length:1 quarter Format:Block Prerequisite: Art 110 Considerations: This course will require writing assignments, research, and weekly drawings in a sketchbook. Course Description: Students will draw from both life and photographic images. Emphasis will be placed on tone, line, value, and proportion. Students will also learn linear perspective drawing. The works of other artists, past and present, will be studied. Skills Needed to be Successful:  Ability to follow directions  Creativity and imagination  Desire to improve visual art problem solving skills Expectations: Students will:  apply media, techniques, and processes with skill and confidence.  use one linear perspective correctly.  identify how other cultures use design.  create artwork that is specifically related to particular elements and principles of art.  describe and analyze artwork using correct art vocabulary. Career Pathway(s) Related to Content: All Career Pathways

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22 Registration Process Step one: The high school counselors will be going to the middle schools to hand out and to go over the registration materials. If you do not currently attend a LM middle school, please contact Greg Hall or Laura Gallo for registration information Step two: The students will take the material home and work with their parents on selecting courses that they want to take for the following school year. Step three: Fill out the course request sheet. Step four: The students will register on-line using their Powerschool page (from home or at school if they do not have internet access) and the “window” is open from Jan. 25th at 7:00 PM and it ends on Feb. 5th at 3:00 PM. Step five: Turn in the signed (Parent & Student) course request sheet to middle school guidance office.

23 Getting Started!! Linn-Mar Community School District Website: Schools, High School, Web Site Power School, Public Enter student or parent username & password Click on Registration Choose courses as provided via drop down menu

24 3333 North Tenth Street Marion, IA Hot Links Calendar Calendar OneNotify Nutrition (SDS) Menus Delays/Cancellations Destiny Library System Employment Budget Calendar Calendar OneNotify Nutrition (SDS) Menus Delays/Cancellations Destiny Library System Employment Budget External Links Booster Club Foundation Grant Wood AEA Staff Access Staff Sign In WebMail Intranet PowerSchool Administrators Teachers Public Booster Club Foundation Grant Wood AEA Staff Sign In WebMail Intranet Administrators Teachers Public Excelsior Students Exhibit Middle Ages Excelsior Students Exhibit Middle Ages Created on 1/21/2010 As the culmination of an interdisciplinary unit on the Middle Ages, Excelsior seventh grade students traveled back through time to spend a day showcasing their talents in a medieval setting. The da... read moreread more Echo Hill students donate books to St. Luke's Echo Hill students donate books to St. Luke's Created on 1/19/2010 Echo Hill fifth grade students and families donated 35 children books, two personal CD players, and blank cds to create a "gift" for St. Luke's pediatric patients. Using classroom comput... read moreread more 8th GRADE - INCOMING HIGH SCHOOL PARENT REGISTRATION NIGHT 8th GRADE - INCOMING HIGH SCHOOL PARENT REGISTRATION NIGHT Created on 12/22/2009 Linn-Mar High School will be holding an 8th Grade Parent Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 6:45 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. From 6:00-6:45 p.m., department representatives will be av... read moreread more Welcome to Linn-Mar Community Schools

25 Registration Assistance Office Hours: Connections Or Call: A-K Greg Hall L-Z Laura Gallo

26 Scheduling Issues Starting May ? Office Hours: Excelsior- Connections Oak Ridge-Connections HS – call Greg or Laura

27 Upcoming opportunities for 8 th grade students and parents: High School visit: May 9 th grade orientation: Aug. 13 Registration/fee payments: early August First day of school: Aug. 18


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