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Briscoe Jr. High. Administrators Mike Semmler – Principal Rebecca Schultz – 7 th Grade Principal Keith Williams – 8 th Grade Principal Counselors Julie.

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1 Briscoe Jr. High

2 Administrators Mike Semmler – Principal Rebecca Schultz – 7 th Grade Principal Keith Williams – 8 th Grade Principal Counselors Julie Haines – 7 th Grade Susan Lasseter – 8 th Grade

3 Health Information Important Note: 7 th Grade immunization requirements include: 1 dose of Tdap Booster if at least five years have passed since the last dose 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine 2 doses of Varicella vaccine on or after the first birthday (separated by at least 1 month OR a statement that your child has had the Chicken Pox illness) Please make sure that your child has had these updates to their immunizations AND that you have provided a copy of the shot record to your child's school nurse so that his/her records can be updated. YOUR CHILD WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE 7 th GRADE UNLESS THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS ARE UP TO DATE

4 2015 STAAR TEST March 30 th 7 th Writing Day 1 March 31 st 7 th Writing Day 2 8 th Reading

5 2015 STAAR TEST April 20 th 8 th Math April 21 st 7 th Math 8 th Social Studies April 22 nd 7 th Reading 8 th Science

6 2015 STAAR TEST 8 th grade STAAR Reading for 2015 will be a Student Success Initiative (SSI) year for Reading only Students in the 8 th grade must meet state satisfactory performance to be promoted

7 7 th Grade Subject Selection You will have 7 classes next year. Core Subjects – English, Reading, Math, Science & Texas History PE or Major Sports Elective – 1 Full Year

8 7 th Grade Electives ArtTechnology Awareness BandTheater Arts ChoirPeer Mediation JournalismYearbook High School Credit * Spanish I * French I * Teen Leadership* One Full Year Elective

9 7 th grade G/T Students will not take a reading class Spanish I or French I – high school credit –counts as GPA Critical Thinking

10 Jr High Students taking High School Credit High school credit courses count toward high school grade point average (GPA). Academic is 60/40 – Major/Minor PAP is 70/30 – Major/Minor This would include Spanish I, French I, Algebra, Geometry, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Teen Leadership and any of the Principles courses.

11 PRE - AP

12 8 th Grade Subject Selection You will have 7 classes next year. Core Subjects – English/Language Arts, Math, Science, US History PE or Major Sports 2 Year Long Electives

13 8 th Grade Electives Art Band Choir Gateway courses that correspond with Principles Courses Journalism (application required) Peer Mediation Theater Arts Technology Awareness Yearbook Year Long Electives

14 High School Credit Year Long Electives French I and II Spanish I and II Spanish for Spanish Speakers Algebra I Teen Leadership Career Technology Courses: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Principles of Human Services Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Concepts of Engineering and Technology Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

15 Physical Education Must dress out Must participate Grade will reflect participation and dressing out Do not compete in UIL events Do not need a physical

16 Major Sports Must dress out Must participate Must be passing all of your classes in order to participate in major sports events Must have physical from doctor prior to trying out for a team!!!!

17 Major Sports Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Track, Cross Country If you don’t make a team, you will not be scheduled in the major sports period. Physicals will be held on Thursday, April 30 th at Briscoe. Approximately $25 maybe an additional $15 if they complete a cardio screening During the school day - Briscoe students 4:00pm – 6:00pm Wertheimer students

18 View Course Selection Catalog Online at Students/Parents/Handbooks & Policies/Secondary Handbooks/ Course Selection Catalog ONLINE Information

19 Online Course Selection Students are required to enter their course request online in Skyward. Students use their Skyward login and select year course request and enter the electives 7 th graders select one choice 8 th graders select two choices Online student/parent access closes February 16 th

20 Course Selection Worksheets 7 th grade selects 3 choices 8 th grade selects 4 choices 7 th returns to PE coaches - WMS 8 th returns to counselor’s office - BJH Worksheets are due February 17 th


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