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1 OPEN HOUSE Welcome to Wiesbaden High School School Year

2 Wiesbaden High School Mission Statement Our mission at Wiesbaden High School is to ensure students acquire the necessary learning, social and communication skills to be productive, ethical and healthy citizens in a global environment.

3 Kaiserslautern District Vision Statement The basis of prioritizing and mapping curriculum: The identification of Priority/Power Standards The Non- Negotiable/Essential Standards, 21st Century Skills

4 DoDEA Mission Statement Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

5 DoDEA Community Strategic Plan Highest Student Achievement Highest Student Achievement Performance-Driven, Efficient Management Systems Performance-Driven, Efficient Management Systems Motivated, High Performing, Diverse Workforce Motivated, High Performing, Diverse Workforce Promoting Student Development through Partnerships and Communication Promoting Student Development through Partnerships and Communication

6 Student Performance Goal 1: All students will demonstrate improved communication skills. Essence: Students will: Demonstrate editing skills necessary to produce effective communications in written as well as other areas. Demonstrate revision skills necessary to produce effective communications in written as well as other areas. Demonstrate use of personal reflection to summarize learning. School Improvement Plan

7 Student Performance Goal 2: All students will demonstrate an improved ability to read and comprehend informational text in all curricular areas. Essence: Students will: Improve their skills of organization and analyzing information Improve their skills in identifying main ideas and understanding details Improve their skills in developing and researching answers to questions from their reading.

8 Support Classes DoDEA continues its goal of 75% of students to perform in the top two quartiles with fewer than 8% in the bottom quartile on the TerraNova test. DoDEA continues its goal of 75% of students to perform in the top two quartiles with fewer than 8% in the bottom quartile on the TerraNova test. Students are placed in support classes based on standardized test scores. Students are placed in support classes based on standardized test scores. Support classes are offered in Reading, Language Arts, Algebra and Geometry. Support classes are offered in Reading, Language Arts, Algebra and Geometry.

9 Extra-Curricular Eligibility 2.0 Grade Point Average is required for participation in extra-curricular activities 2.0 Grade Point Average is required for participation in extra-curricular activities Eligibility is determined from the previous semester Eligibility is determined from the previous semester Eligibility is monitored every three weeks Eligibility is monitored every three weeks No more than one F! No more than one F!

10 Academic Procedures Class of this year’s seniors must have a 2.0 GPA to graduate. Class of this year’s seniors must have a 2.0 GPA to graduate. Students in AP classes must take the AP exams to earn the course’s weighted grade. Students in AP classes must take the AP exams to earn the course’s weighted grade. DoDEA will pay for AP exams. DoDEA will pay for AP exams.

11 GradeSpeed for Families You can check your student’s grades on the Internet by visiting the following site: https://dodea.gradespeed.net/pc/studentlogin.aspx Select Dept of Defense Europe and General HH Arnold High School. Type your Student’s ID and Password and you’ll gain access to GradeSpeed.

12 GradeSpeed for Families FAQ Q: When is the best time to check a student’s grades? A: Tuesday Teachers update grades on Monday to satisfy academic eligibility requirements for extracurricular activities, therefore the student’s Tuesday grade is the most current.

13 GradeSpeed for Families FAQ Q: When my child turns in a missing or late assignment, how long will it take for the score to appear in the grade book? A: Allow teachers at least 2 days. While teachers do have a planning period each day, meetings with parents are also scheduled during those times.

14 GradeSpeed for Families FAQ Q: How frequently should I check my child’s grades? A: Once or twice per week Tuesday’s grades are the most accurate and will give you the best indicator of work that is missing.

15 GradeSpeed for Families FAQ Q: Who should I contact if I forget my password or have a question about the GradeSpeed? A: Richard Pierce, the school ET He can be reached by phone (DSN ) or

16 Communication Our Monthly Family Newsletter and Warrior Talk are sent to parents via . Our Monthly Family Newsletter and Warrior Talk are sent to parents via . The school needs current contact information. Notify the main office if your information is incorrect, missing or needs to be updated. The school needs current contact information. Notify the main office if your information is incorrect, missing or needs to be updated.

17 Communication The Wiesbaden High School Web Page is at The Wiesbaden High School Web Page is at To send an to a teacher the DoDEA e- mail address format is To send an to a teacher the DoDEA e- mail address format is

18 Wiesbaden Warrior Booster Club Spirit wear can be purchased at all home games or ordered using the forms at the Wiesbaden Warrior Booster Club table.

19 School Advisory Committee The purpose of SAC is to provide advice and assistance in coordinating community resources to support the educational program of the school. In addition, SAC is a forum for: Discussing school achievements and concerns Discussing school achievements and concerns Disseminating information Disseminating information Serving as a hearing committee on proposed changes to school policy Serving as a hearing committee on proposed changes to school policy

20 School Advisory Committee Most SAC meetings are held the 4 th Thursday of every month at 1600 in the Information Center

21 Important Dates School Pictures – Make Ups – TBA School Pictures – Make Ups – TBA Senior Cap & Gown Pictures – Sep. 18 Senior Cap & Gown Pictures – Sep. 18 Senior Make- Sep Kurhaus Senior Make- Sep Kurhaus SAT exams – Oct. 5 & Nov. 8 SAT exams – Oct. 5 & Nov. 8 Staff development, no classes – Oct. 25 Staff development, no classes – Oct. 25 Homecoming Week – Sep. 30 – Oct. 4 Homecoming Week – Sep. 30 – Oct. 4 ACT exam – Oct. 26 ACT exam – Oct. 26 End of Quarter 1 – Oct. 31 End of Quarter 1 – Oct. 31 Parent-Teacher conferences – Nov. 8 Parent-Teacher conferences – Nov. 8

22 Remember… Got a comment, concern, compliment or suggestion? Stop by, give us a call or -- we’d love to hear from you! Got a comment, concern, compliment or suggestion? Stop by, give us a call or -- we’d love to hear from you! Remember to pick up your student’s schedule in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) Remember to pick up your student’s schedule in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) Warrior Pride! Warrior Pride!


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