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1 Orientation for Parents: January 2013 * Your kids are about to become Memorial Spartans!!!

2 Turn To Someone Sitting Near You: Please share: Think of one thing that helped you get through your high school years, or do well.

3 Course Selection Questions after tonight……… Ask your Middle School Teachers and Counselor First Can contact us with further Questions: Sherry Lucille Len Mormino

4 Tonight’s Agenda: “Getting The Best For Your Son/Daughter” Sources of Information & Help Graduation Requirements Grade 9 Academic and Elective Classes Course Selection Extra-Curricular Activities Time For Your questions

5 What is the “Neighborhood” System? -A team that will stick with you through graduation. (Principal, Secretary, Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker) -A 9-12 th grade group of 25 Students (“backyard”) to build community with once a week through graduation.

6 The Curriculum Guide is on Memorial’s Homepage Click on “News, Announcements, Information, Publications.” Pages : Frequently asked questions: credits, youth options, 4 year plan, colleges, tech schools, AP, transcripts. Pages 14-94: Course descriptions.

7 Don’t Miss “Electives Discovery Night” on February 5 th Visit all electives departments! It’s the best way to choose your electives! Tuesday, February 5 th, 7 PM at Memorial (get there a few minutes early) *

8 What if my son/daughter has a Case Manager or is an English Language Learner? Their middle school Case Manager or ELL Teacher will be in touch with you about course selections for next year. January 30 th - Eighth Grade ELL Course Selection Presentation, JMM Literacy Center

9 Are You Ready to Begin?

10 Graduation Requirements 22 total credits: 4 credits of English 3 credits of Social St 2 credits of Math (3?) 2 credits of Science (3?) 1.5 credits of Phy. Ed.5 credit of Health

11 Grade 9 Requirements English U.S. History Integrated Science Math (Gr 8 teacher will make rec) One semester of Phy Ed

12 The Grade 9 Academic “Honors”Opportunities: English 1 Honors U.S. History 1 Honors Integrated Science Honors

13 When is an Honors section best for my child? See handout.

14 A caution about selecting an “Honors section” Changes to a different level will only be made in extreme situations, and only if space is available; Success is about a manageable overall load.

15 Considerations when choosing an “Honors section” Good Writing, & Analytical Skills Can Organize and Manage time Passion/Interest in subject Past Success/Teacher Recc. Daily Work Habits Can Stay Healthy with other commitments, schedule, & extra-curricular activities Class by Class decision, each year

16 Example of Rigor in History Honors: Additional paper, panel discussion, or project related to an assigned historical novel each semester, read outside of class.

17 Period Starts at: Semester #1Semester #2 1 8:14 English 1 2 9:13 U.S. History 310:11 Integrated Science Lunch 11:09 Lunch 411:48 *Phy Ed**Half year elective* 512:46 Math 6 1:44 *Elective* 7 2:42 *Elective* What Will a Typical Grade 9 Daily Schedule Look Like?

18 The Credit Load Decision All freshmen must have Between 6 & 7 credits.

19 The Credit Load Decision: You can choose a total of: 6.0 credits(6 classes/day) 6.5 credits (6 classes/ 7 classes) Sem.I Sem.II 7.0 credits (full schedule)

20 The Credit Load Decision: We want your 9 th Grader to be happy and do well… …Homework will average 1 to 2 hrs. …Involvement in sports/clubs has many benefits …Time for SLEEP, family, friends, creativity, balance …7 week drop deadline Many 9 th graders benefit from study hall *

21 21 “Secrets of Success” Doing homework everyday. (using an assignment notebook?) Taking notes & using them to study. Developing a daily study routine. Organizing with notebooks and folders. * Let’s Get Serious!!!

22 22 Help Resources -Peer, College, and adult tutors available before, during, and after school. -After school Study Tables in the LMC with teachers present to help. -Lunchtime reviews in Science -Literacy Mentors to help with reading and writing assignments

23 Which Grade 9 Electives Will You Choose?

24 Don’t Miss “Electives Discovery Night” on February 5 th See first hand! It’s the best way to choose your electives! Tuesday, February 5 th, 7 PM at Memorial (Get here a little early)

25 When you choose an elective: Some electives are full year classes. Some electives are half year classes. Sometimes you can mix and match!!!

26 Applied Technology Intro to Woodworking Furniture & Cabinetry Home Maintenance & Improvement Intro to Engineering (PLTW) Design Drafting

27 Applied Technology Outdoor Power Equipment Technology Consumer Auto Auto Technology1: Engine Systems

28 Art Art Experiences Computer Art (Survey) ComputerArt: Illustration ComputerArt: Digital Imagery ComputerArt: Animation Drawing 1 & 2 Ceramics & Sculpture 1 & 2 Painting & Printmaking 1 Art Metal & Glass: 1 & 2 Photography 1 & 2 Graphic Design Community Art & Mass Media Fashion Design-Clothing Construction

29 Business & Info Technology Introduction to Business and Marketing Keyboarding/ Advanced Keyboarding Personal Finance Intro to Accounting Concepts Yearbook Design & Publishing

30 Business & Info Technology Microsoft Word & Excel (Dual Credit) Access & Powerpoint Web Page Design Desktop Publishing Web st Century Literacies

31 Computer Science Introduction to Computer Programming Computer Hardware & Software Essentials Networking Concepts

32 World Languages Chinese French German Spanish

33 Family & Consumer Education Culinary Basics International Cuisine Fashion Design & Clothing Construction

34 Music Concert Band I Concert Band II Concert Orchestra Jazz Ensemble Chorale Music Appreciation

35 Biomedical Science Classes Biomedical Sciences Strand –(PBS) Principles of Biomedical Sciences –(HBS) Human Body Systems Needs Consent of Instructor for 9 th Graders Recognized in many colleges/university programs who participate in Project Lead The Way Curriculum.

36 36 How To Complete the Yellow Course Selection Card: CREDITCOURSE #COURSE NAME 1.0 (CIRCLE ONE) ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY 1 U S HISTORY HONORS 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS.5PHY1013PHYSICAL ED 1

37 37 Talk With Your Parent, Then Circle Which Required Classes You’ll Take: CREDITCOURSE #COURSE NAME 1.0 ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY U S HISTORY HONORS 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS.5PHY1013PHYSICAL ED 1

38 38 Then list your electives in the blank spaces: CREDITCOURSE #COURSE NAME 1.0 ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY U S HISTORY HONORS 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS.5PHY1013PHYSICAL ED 1 Please also circle your electives on the back of the card

39 39 Completing the card correctly: Math teacher should initial their math class. Language is a good idea too. Sign with your student in the grey box. If not going to Memorial next year, let Middle School know! If not sure, complete a card anyways.

40 Period Starts at: Semester #1Semester #2 1 8:14 English 9 2 9:13 American History 310:11 Science Lunch 11:09 Lunch 411:48 *Phy Ed* 512:46 Math 6 1:44 7 2:42 Think of it as how will you fill the empty spaces in the schedule.

41 Remember!!! NO Schedule Changes Next Fall!!!

42 (We tell your students) After you do a good job of choosing classes, there is one more really important thing to do …

43 Promise yourself: …that you will join at least one club or one sport during the first semester!!! Look at these choices …

44 Sports at Memorial Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Gymnastics Hockey Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Volleyball Wrestling Cheerleading Pom Pon

45 Want to play sports??? You must: 1.Do your daily work; 2.Attend all of your classes; 3. Earn a passing grade. If you’re not passing, …you’re not playing.

46 Extra Curriculars: Clubs Academic Clubs: –Math Team –National Honor Society –French Honor Society –Spanish Honor Society/Club –ASPIRA –Science Olympiad –MATC Pre-Collegiate –Robotics Music/Drama/Dance: –Pep Band –Drama –Forensics –Stage Crew –Dance Club –Bag Up (HipHop) –Jazz Band –Jazz Singers

47 Extra Curriculars: Clubs Student Newspapers: –Sword & Shield –The Independent Community Service Clubs: –Spartan Youth Service –Amnesty International –Peer Tutoring –School Store –Athletic Booster Club –Environmental Club –T.A.T.U. Yearbook: --The Olympian Creative Writing: -- Pressions

48 Extra Curriculars: Clubs More Student Leadership Groups: –Black Student Union –Gay/Straight Alliance -- Asian Council –Latinos Unidos –K.I.T.S Student Government: -- 9th Grade Class Councils -- Neighborhoods Council

49 Extra Curriculars: Clubs Captains Club Chess Club Chinese Club Computer Club DECA (Marketing) Environmental Club Fencing Club HOSA International Club Mock Trial Model U.N. Anime’ Club Pancake Club Memorial Bikers Young Republicans Young Democrats Bowling Club Rock Climbing Club Seinfeld Club Dr. Who Club Ultimate Frisbee Table Tennis Ski Team

50 Earning a spot in Memorial’s National Honor Society? Reach these three goals by junior year: 1.Earn a “B” average or better, 2.Do some community service in 9 th and 10 th grade, 3.Be a good citizen.

51 It’s not too soon to ask!!! Let’s look at a few general facts … Getting ready for college:

52 UW System Entrance Requirements 17 credits, including: 4 cr of English 3 cr of Social Studies 3 cr of Math (Alg.2/Trig.) 3 cr of Science 2 cr of World Language is sometimes required 2 cr of academics, fine arts, comp science recc. Adequate GPA & ACT *

53 Two year programs can yield skills and pay to live on. ProgramAve. Annual Wage Computer Support Spec.$39,840 Radiologic Tech$37,120 Respiratory Therapist$39,420 Dental Hygienist$49,270 Elec. Engineering Tech$41,670 Entrance requirements vary with each program.

54 What will the first day be like? Pick up the schedule at Registration in August. 9 TH GRADERS ONLY! Link Crew and teachers will show students around the building, explain course expectations, and answer student questions.

55 Everyone Should Be Using “Infinite Campus” “My parents can monitor my progress everyday ?!” A Place to: -Assess Interests -Explore Careers and Colleges -Set Goals -Develop a Resume -Use 4-year Course Planner * Career Cruising AND

56 The Growing Up Chart Self-Sufficent Very Independent Somewhat Independent Dependent Helpless *

57 The Growing Up Chart Self-Sufficent x x x x Very Independent x Somewhat x Independent x Dependent x x x Helpless x x

58 The Growing Up Chart Self-Sufficent x x x x x Very Independent x x Somewhat Independent x x Dependent x x Helpless x

59 The Growing Up Chart Self-Sufficent x x x x x Very Independent x x Somewhat Independent x What am I still doing for them that they need x to become confident in and I can start to Dependent x let them own? x Helpless x

60 Using Tonight’s Information Review materials with son or daughter. (we will deliver this presentation for them all by February 1 st) Make follow-up calls to counselor/teachers as needed. Attend February 5 th “Electives Discovery Night.” Hand in course selection card to middle school teacher by their stated deadline *

61 You May Hear From Us In May or June. You may receive a letter/call this Spring making further class recommendations about: English Reading Math

62 Don’t Miss “Electives Discovery Night” on February 5 th Visit all electives departments! It’s your best way to choose your electives! Tuesday, February 5 th, 7 PM at Memorial HS (Get there a little early)

63 Thanks for your cooperation!!! Best wishes to the class of 2017 from the Memorial 9th Grade Support Team!

64 See you in August!!!


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