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1 Greenbrier East High School

2 Tuesday, April 19 2005 Presentation by: Principals and Counselors
Parent Orientation Tuesday, April Presentation by: Principals and Counselors

3 Principals Assistant Principals Mr. Jeff Bryant, Head Principal
and Class 2006 Assistant Principals Mr. Jim Lockhart Class of 2007 Mr. Greg Curry Class of 2008 Dr. Randall McCutcheon Class of 2009

4 Counselors Ms. Barbara Blackburn Class of 2006
Ms. Deborah White Class of 2007 Mrs. Kay McClintic Class of 2008 Ms. Diann Hayes Class of 2009

5 Objectives To introduce you to GEHS leadership and staff
To review graduation requirements To discuss career major/cluster requirements To discuss college entrance requirements To give overview of counseling program To help you understand arena scheduling To discuss next year’s schedule To discuss GEHS extra-curricular opportunities and how your student can become involved To give you important tips from counselors

6 Beginning High School High school is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independence Students are deciding who they are, what they do well, and what they will do when they graduate

7 GEHS Mission Statement
A SCHOOL OF HOPE The faculty, staff, students and community will collectively work together to foster and achieve optimal personal growth through the building of skills knowledge, and character in a safe and respectful environment of freedom and hope

8 About GEHS Greenbrier East is a comprehensive high school offering many opportunities and programs to help ALL student achieve success. Our website: provides a comprehensive look at our school including websites for many teachers and departments

9 Career & Technical Education CTE Courses & Labs focus on these areas:
Agriculture Sciences Business / Marketing Construction Technologies Drafting Technology Culinary Arts Early Childcare Professions Automotive Technology Auto Body Collision Repair Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Computer Science Health Care Technologies COOP Programs (work experience) are available only for Seniors enrolled in certain Career Majors.

10 School Counselors Will work with students using assessments such as the EXPLORE, PLAN, and ASVAB and work with then in computer labs to help students set academic and career goals and determine which career pathway and major is best for them.

11 Career Pathways Professional – students who plan to attend 4 or more years of college Skilled – students who plan to attend a technical or associate degree program Entry – students who plan to go to work immediately after high school

12 ED=MC2 Education decisions are often made based on the messages we communicate to the 2nd power (often and over a period of time). ARE YOU COMMUNICATING THE RIGHT MESSAGE TO YOUR STUDENT? We are sending the same messages about education that we have sent since the ‘30’s and since our country has moved from an industrial age to an information age…. Our messages have become erroneous…. The result is students and parents are making educational decisions based on these erroneous messages - the results can be noted in all the latest studies, figures, or national reports….. Students not able to find jobs…. College education debt higher than beginning salaries for students… remediation classes increasing in post-secondary… employers unable to find highly skilled employees…. On and on ……. Education does more research than any other profession….. But uses this research to affect changes less than any other profession…. Let’s look at some of this research….

13 FACT Only 20% of the job market NOW requires a four year degree
Most of these jobs are already filled 60% of Job Market requires SOME training beyond high school Today’s jobs require high level skills Voc Tech schools expect students to already have high level knowledge in MATH, SCIENCE and ENGLISH

14 FACT High Schools are doing more to make students job ready
But MORE Training is needed Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificate programs are more likely to assure your student success. IF a 4 YEAR college is your goal, your student MUST be competitive…honors and AP courses are a MUST!


16 School Counselors Will work with student in to help students in the areas of: Academic Development Career Development Personal/Social Development Thru… Individual Student Planning, Groups and Classroom Guidance

17 Career Clusters Students select a career cluster in the 8th Grade. Clusters include: Arts and Humanities Business / Marketing Engineering / Technical Health Care Human Services Science / Natural Resources

18 Career Majors Greenbrier East offers several majors in each career cluster Counselors will work with students in a variety of ways to help students select a major Students will select a major in the 10th grade Students may change majors as career choices change as long as their schedule permits

19 FACT In West Virginia 62 out of 100 students enter a 4 year college.
15 earn a college degree. 7.5 get a job in their career field Students need facts. When students see this they often gasp! I confirm that this is alarming and they need to get serious about their education. Do your research. This is information given to me by my state department. Our drop out rate is slightly higher than the national average. You should be able to obtain your data from your state department.

20 School Counselors Will review graduation requirements with your students annually and help them schedule classes needed.

21 Graduation Requirements Class of 2008
English Social Studies Science Cats 9 & 10 (or Biology) Math (algebra, Geometry +1) 3 Physical Ed Health The Arts Keyboarding/Computer Career Major Electives TOTAL Pathways Major Requirements Professional – 4th Math, 4th Science, 2 Foreign Language Skilled – 4th Math, Concentration – 3 credits Entry – Concentration (4 cr)

22 The Arts Any Art class Any Music Class (including Music Appreciation)
Theatre Dance

23 New Social Studies Requirements
United States to (9th) 20th & 21st Centuries (10th) World Studies to (11th) Civics / Government (12th)

24 10th Grade School Day “A” DAY Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 “B” DAY

25 10th Grade Arena Scheduling
Wednesday, April 27 Incoming 10th graders will schedule all 8 classes in the GEHS Gym Students are expected to complete three practice schedules Bring three completed practice schedules and course verification form with them to GEHS

26 Arena Scheduling Forms
Arena Scheduling Tips Course Verification Form Master Schedule Practice Schedules

27 Sample Arena Scheduling Form
Actual form has three practice schedules

28 Graduation Requirements Class of 2009
English Social Studies Science (Cats Cr.) 3 Math (algebra, Geometry +2) 3 Physical Ed Health The Arts* Keyboarding (Prerequisite to Computer Lit) ½ Computer ½ Career Major Electives Total Pathways Major Requirements Professional – 4th Math, 2 Foreign Language, 4th science Skilled –4th Math, Concentration 3 credits Entry – Concentration (4 cr)

29 9th Grade School Day “A” DAY Period (9) 1 Block (9) 2 Block (9) 3
Block 3 Block 4 “B” DAY Block (9) 1 Block (9) 2 Block (9) 3 Block (9) 4 Block 7 Block 8

30 9th Grade Arena Scheduling
Thursday, April 28 Incoming 9th Graders will register only for their afternoon classes: “A” Day - Blocks 3 & 4 “B” Day – Blocks 7 & 8 9th Graders will take their four core requirements each morning and will be automatically scheduled with their TEAMS

31 CORE Classes Pre-assigned CORE Classes Pre-assigned
9th Grade Blocks ONLY CORE Classes Pre-assigned CORE Classes Pre-assigned

32 Arena How To’s YOUR STUDENT SHOULD: Complete three practice schedules
Bring Course Verification Form and Completed Practice Schedules TO GYM Schedule REQUIRED classes first Go to HELP table when confused / frustrated If schedule does not work out, go back to original teacher and take name off list Turn in completed form to counselors before leaving gym NO SCHEDULE CHANGES after arena day

33 School Counselors Will be available throughout your student’s high school career to help support academic achievement Sometimes this means helping them with personal / social issues If you know you student is going through a difficult time, let his/her counselor know

34 Tips for Student Success
Get to know your student’s counselor, teachers and principal At first sign of school concerns contact your student’s counselor. If not available, leave message Inform the school of special situation / don’t assume you child will Be involved with your child and in the education process Review PLANNER with your student (calendar, school rules, study tips, policies, etc.) Know the school calendar / schedule. When are report card / midterm mailed?

35 Tips for Student Success
Call if no midterm / report card Encourage your student to take the most challenging courses in relation to ability Encourage a nightly homework routine Place responsibility for success with your student Ask about how to be involved as a volunteer at East…Parental INVOLVEMENT Crucial! Encourage your student to be involved in school activities

36 Support Services LUNCH Tutoring Program Kerswald Reading Program
Student Assistance Program After school tutoring (wish to restart – no funds – Academic Boosters???) 504 Plans IEPs School Nurse After School Library

37 Special Education Program
Model of service is similar to EGJHS EACH student is assigned to SE advisor Special Educators assist students with arena scheduling process Special Education Teacher act as advocates IEPs carry over IEPs as student need changes when team agrees Schedules must align with IEP Students integrated in regular classroom when possible Smaller specialized classrooms available as needed Parents should contact student advisor or counselor with any school concerns Emphasize that later in the spring HS special ed. teachers will be meeting with SMS special ed. teachers to review file information more closely.

38 Programs that Require Applications/Recommendations/ Auditions
Student Council Select Choir Groups Natural Helpers (Sophomore year) National Honor Society / Tri-M/Math / Spanish Honors Society / VICA, Mu Alpha Theta, etc Jazz Band, Show Band, etc. Jobs for WV Graduates Library / Office Staff Yearbook / Newspaper Staff

39 Advanced Placement Program
11th and 12th grade s include: Biology, Calculus, US History, English 11 and 12 National Test (May) Scored from 1-5 Many private universities give college credit if student earns 3 or above 4 or above for some colleges Rigorous curriculum – extra points added to semester grade _ weighted internally NOT externally

40 Honors Program 10th – Math 11th & 12th – Math, English, Science
Students must complete AP/Honors form and meet 2 of 3 criteria: Teacher recommendation A or B in subject area 75% or above on standardized test or ABOVE MASTERY or HIGHER

41 Dual Credit Classes / EDGE
Dual Credit Classes are offered in a variety of classes Allows students to earn college credit while completing high school course work Consult Student Enrollment Bulletin or counselor to determine EDGE classes Low to no cost for credit Check with your students college to see if they accept dual credit or have articulation agreements to grant credit for coursework completed at East

42 EAST Athletics

Current Physical (after June 1, 2005) Free Physicals in July…Robert C. Byrd Clinic Athletic fee $50 covers all sports Signed Training / Participation Rules 2.0 grade point average Insurance coverage (private or school’s)

44 Fall Sports Cross Country (boys/girls) Football (boys)
Golf (boys/girls) Volleyball (girls) Soccer (boys & girls) Cheerleading

45 Winter Sports Basketball (boys/girls) Wrestling (boys and girls)

46 Spring Sports Baseball (boys) Tennis (boys/girls)
Track & field (boys/girls) Softball (girls) Girls can play in the following boys sports: Football Golf Wrestling baseball

47 GEHS Coaches Girl’s Soccer TBA 647-6464 Aug. 1 9th Aug. 8
SPORT COACH PHONE DATE Cheer TBA Aug. 1 Football Andy Grogg Aug th Aug. 8 Volleyball Denny Wood Aug th Aug. 15 Boy’s Soccer Tom Karrs Aug th Aug. 8 Girl’s Soccer TBA Aug th Aug. 8

Country Dan Withrow Aug. 1 Golf Mitch Morgan Aug. 1 Boy’s Basketball Jerry Bradley Nov. 14 Girl’s Basketball Jim Justice Nov. 7 Wrestling Darel Pickenpaugh Nov. 14

Baseball Chris Hall Feb. 27 Tennis Larry Smead Feb. 27 (Girls & Boys)  Softball Bruce Bowling Feb. 27 Boy’s Track Bob McClintic Feb. 27 Girl’s Track Tracy Asbury Feb. 27

50 JROTC Program Four year program emphasizing:
Leadership Discipline Teamwork Citizenship Sgt. Major Burch and Major Pickenpaugh - Instructors

51 Other Activities Science Bowl / Business Bowl
SCORES – Marshall University Theatre Fall & Spring Plays Band Choir / Talent Show Yearbook Newspaper Honors Societies National, Tri-M, Art, Mu Alpha Theta Clubs (list in student handbook) Chess Club

52 OPPORTUNITIES Galore We encourage you and your child to make East an exciting experience. Again, while we encourage RIGOUR in academics, we also encourage building healthy RELATIONSHIPS with coaches, staff and classmates. Let’s work together to make your student’s high school experience a RELEVANT, rewarding, positive experience.

53 Important Dates August 23 – First Day for Teachers
August 26 – First Day for 9th Grade August 27 – First Day for 10th Grade August 30 – First Day for 11th & 12th Grade 9th & 10th Grade PARENT ORIENTATION August 31st – ALL STUDENTS 11th & 12th Grade PARENT ORIENTATION

54 Thank You! Questions?

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