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Grade 8 Information Session Donald A. Wilson Secondary School Soon you will be a GATOR! Welcome to the SWAMP!
Learning Goals By the end of this presentation you will: know what high school will look like how to pick your courses for grade 9. learn about the ways WE can support YOU in achieving your goals.
DAWSS – Bell Schedule
Week 1 and Week 2 Period 1Period 2LUNCHPeriod 3Period 4 Week 1: WEEK 2: Period 2Period 1LUNCHPeriod 4Period 3
What is secondary school all about? CREDITS 1 =1 1 COURSE = 1 CREDIT 4 4 credits are earned each semester Semester 1: Sept to Jan Semester 2: Feb to June
Ontario Secondary School Diploma 30 30 Credits to graduate 18 Compulsory 18 Compulsory 12 Optional 12 Optional 40 40 Hours of Community Involvement the summer of your grade 9 year You can start the summer of your grade 9 year…more information to follow in the spring Provincial Literacy Requirement Provincial Literacy Requirement must pass to graduate – you will get LOTS of support! You will get 8 of these in You will get 8 of these in your grade 9 year! your grade 9 year! You will get 8 of these in You will get 8 of these in your grade 9 year! your grade 9 year!
Choosing the Right LEVEL for You! Consult with parents/guardians, teachers, SERT lack of understanding lack of effort Difference between lack of understanding and lack of effort Suggested Ranges: LOCALLY DEVELOPED Failing current courses – LOCALLY DEVELOPED APPLIED 50 – 60% - APPLIED ACADEMIC 70% - ACADEMIC Between 60% and 70% is a gray area NOT ALL COURSES HAVE TO BE AT THE SAME LEVEL NOT ALL COURSES HAVE TO BE AT THE SAME LEVEL
Choose the Right Level ENTIRE YOU We create the timetable for your ENTIRE grade based on what YOU choose… might not be any space for you If you don’t choose the right level initially then there might not be any space for you if you need to move levels once the semester has started
Locally Developed Courses Targets important concepts not completed at elementary level Fills in the GAPS Fills in the GAPS missing from Grade 8 Develop students’ knowledge and skill Emphasize practical, concrete applications of basic concepts Generally designed for workplace bound students Potential option to upgrade to applied
Applied Courses More hands on concrete (practical ) Directed, step by step, teacher-directed approach to learning Students recognize & describe what is heard & read College bound students There is potential to upgrade to academic! Many university programs do NOT require academic math
Academic Courses Drawing conclusions & making predictions from research Explaining & analyzing what is heard & read More complex & global examples More independent, student initiated, student- directed learning University bound students **Note: if you are interested in pursuing an NCAA scholarship, all Academic level courses are REQUIRED!
Grade 9 Compulsory Subjects Grade 9 Compulsory Subjects Subject Area AcademicApplied Locally Developed EnglishENG 1D1ENG 1P1ENG 1L1 FrenchFSF 1D1FSF 1P1 Canadian GeographyCGC 1D1CGC 1P1 MathematicsMPM 1D1MFM 1P1MAT 1L1 Healthy Active Living Education (Female) PPL 1O4 Healthy Active Living Education (Male) PPL 1O3 ScienceSNC 1D1SNC 1P1SNC 1L1
Grade 9 Optional Subjects DescriptionCode DramaADA 1O1 Instrumental MusicAMU 1O1 Vocal MusicAMV 1O1 Visual ArtsAVI 1O1 Pick one from… and one from… DescriptionCode Information Technology in BusinessBTT 1O1 Exploring TechnologiesTIJ 1O1
French?! FSF 1D1 FSF 1P1In COURSE PLANNER you must choose either FSF 1D1 or FSF 1P1
French during your IPRC ReviewIf you have an IEP and are FRENCH EXEMPT then you will pick another BUSINESS/TECH or ARTS course during your IPRC Review with the Special Education Department your teacher will notify Mrs. RobertsIf you are not identified but have a FRENCH EXEMPTION, your teacher will notify Mrs. Roberts in Guidance and one of your alternate choices will be put in to your course selections.
Choosing Your Classes CAREER CRUISING COURSE PLANNER All of your course selections are done through CAREER CRUISING COURSE PLANNER To choose your classes you have to: SELECT 1. SELECT your classes on Course Planner SUBMIT 2. SUBMIT your choices PRINT 3. PRINT out a copy of your classes SIGN 4. Have your parent SIGN the sheet RETURN 5. RETURN the signed copy to your GRADE 8 teacher
How to Access Course Planner… Go to the Career Cruising website:
Demonstration of Course Planner A video if you need assistance Log in here!
Choosing Courses Click on the for the course to choose the appropriate level.
Click on correct level for a description.
Click here to add the course
Choose your electives from this menu.
To delete a course click on the course and hit the delete button.
An INCOMPLETE Course Planner This is an incomplete example of a COURSE PLANNER. Every box MUST have a selection. Electives: Choose a Tech or Business AND an Arts Course AND a Physical Education Class Alternates: Choose another Tech or Business AND another Arts Course
A COMPLETE Course Planner This is a COMPLETE example of a COURSE PLANNER. Every box has a selection. Electives: Every box has a selection. Alternates: Every box has an alternate selection.
You cannot SUBMIT until AFTER receiving your report card!
Once you are able to submit this is the message you will see…
Course Request Sign Off Sheet After hitting SUBMIT, PRINT this form and have it SIGNED by your parent and RETURN it to your Grade 8 TEACHER
You will get a copy of this sheet from your teacher. Option sheets are due to WILSON on February 19th. Your teacher will set a deadline for you.
Academic Supports Guidance Counsellors! Subject teachers Special Education for IEP students Peer tutors Grade 9 classrooms Paid Private Tutors Credit Rescue After School Help If you need help…
Extra Curricular Activities Athletics – badminton, baseball, basketball, curling, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball, soccer, swimming, track & field, hockey Clubs – Chess, Cultural Mosaic, Environmental, GSA, Gator Gazette, Pen Strokes, Run Club, DECA, STAR, White Pine, Ski/Snowboard, Weight Training Student Leadership – Relay for Life, Student Parliament, SLAM!, Leadership Camp Music – Band, Choir, Jazz Drama – Sears Festival, One-Act Plays Art – Arts Preview Night, Craft Club
Welcome to Wilson! Grade 9 ONLY Day September 8th - September 8th - Lots of Activities! Grade 8 Parent Night February 12th, 7:00 PM Wilson Tour May 2015