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1 1 Greenbrier East High School WELCOME! ITS GREAT TO BE A SPARTAN !!

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

3 3 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 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 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 years schedule To discuss GEHS extra-curricular opportunities and how your student can become involved To give you important tips from counselors

6 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 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 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 9 Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Computer Science Health Care Technologies 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 COOP Programs (work experience) are available only for Seniors enrolled in certain Career Majors.

10 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 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 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?

13 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 Todays jobs require high level skills Voc Tech schools expect students to already have high level knowledge in MATH, SCIENCE and ENGLISH

14 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!

15 15

16 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 17 Career Clusters Students select a career cluster in the 8 th Grade. Clusters include: Arts and Humanities Business / Marketing Engineering / Technical Health Care Human Services Science / Natural Resources

18 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 10 th grade Students may change majors as career choices change as long as their schedule permits

19 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

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

21 21 Graduation Requirements Class of 2008 English 4 Social Studies 4 Science Cats 9 & 10 (or Biology) +1 3 Math ( algebra, Geometry +1) 3 Physical Ed 1 Health 1 The Arts 1 Keyboarding/Computer 1 Career Major 4 Electives 3 TOTAL 25 Pathways Major Requirements Professional – 4 th Math, 4 th Science, 2 Foreign Language Skilled – 4 th Math, Concentration – 3 credits Entry – Concentration (4 cr)

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

23 23 New Social Studies Requirements United States to 1900 (9 th ) 20 th & 21 st Centuries (10 th ) World Studies to 1900 (11 th ) Civics / Government (12 th )

24 24 10 th Grade School Day A DAY Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 B DAY Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8

25 25 10 th Grade Arena Scheduling Wednesday, April 27 Incoming 10 th 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 26 Arena Scheduling Forms Arena Scheduling Tips Course Verification Form Master Schedule Practice Schedules

27 27 Sample Arena Scheduling Form Actual form has three practice schedules

28 28 Graduation Requirements Class of 2009 English 4 Social Studies 4 Science (Cats Cr.) 3 Math ( algebra, Geometry +2) 3 Physical Ed 1 Health 1 The Arts* 1 Keyboarding (Prerequisite to Computer Lit) ½ Computer ½ Career Major 3 Electives 4 Total 26 Pathways Major Requirements Professional – 4 th Math, 2 Foreign Language, 4 th science Skilled –4 th Math, Concentration 3 credits Entry – Concentration (4 cr)

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

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

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

32 32 Arena How Tos 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 33 School Counselors Will be available throughout your students 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 34 Tips for Student Success Get to know your students counselor, teachers and principal At first sign of school concerns contact your students counselor. If not available, leave message Inform the school of special situation / dont 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 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 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 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

38 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 39 Advanced Placement Program 11 th and 12 th 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 40 Honors Program 10th – Math 11 th & 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 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 42 EAST Athletics

43 43 EAST Athletics STUDENT WILL NEED: 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 schools)

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

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

46 46 Spring Sports Baseball (boys) Tennis (boys/girls) Track & field (boys/girls) Softball (girls)

47 47 GEHS Coaches SPORTCOACH PHONEDATE CheerTBA Aug. 1 FootballAndy Grogg Aug. 1 9 th Aug. 8 VolleyballDenny Wood Aug. 8 9 th Aug. 15 Boys Soccer Tom Karrs Aug. 1 9 th Aug. 8 Girls Soccer TBA Aug. 1 9 th Aug. 8

48 48 GEHS Coaches HEADSTART SPORTCOACHPHONEDATE Cross CountryDan Withrow Aug. 1 GolfMitch Morgan Aug. 1 Boys Basketball Jerry Bradley Nov. 14 Girls BasketballJim Justice Nov. 7 WrestlingDarel Pickenpaugh Nov. 14

49 49 GEHS Coaches HEADSTART SPORTCOACHPHONEDATE BaseballChris Hall Feb. 27 TennisLarry Smead Feb. 27 (Girls & Boys) SoftballBruce Bowling Feb. 27 Boys Track Bob McClintic Feb. 27 Girls Track Tracy Asbury Feb. 27

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

51 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 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. Lets work together to make your students high school experience a RELEVANT, rewarding, positive experience.

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

54 54 Thank You! Questions?

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