Presentation on theme: "Greenbrier East High School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Greenbrier East High School WELCOME!IT’S GREAT TO BE A SPARTAN!!
2 Tuesday, April 19 2005 Presentation by: Principals and Counselors Parent OrientationTuesday, AprilPresentation by:Principals and Counselors
3 Principals Assistant Principals Mr. Jeff Bryant, Head Principal and Class 2006Assistant PrincipalsMr. Jim Lockhart Class of 2007Mr. Greg Curry Class of 2008Dr. Randall McCutcheon Class of 2009
4 Counselors Ms. Barbara Blackburn Class of 2006 Ms. Deborah White Class of 2007Mrs. Kay McClintic Class of 2008Ms. Diann Hayes Class of 2009
5 Objectives To introduce you to GEHS leadership and staff To review graduation requirementsTo discuss career major/cluster requirementsTo discuss college entrance requirementsTo give overview of counseling programTo help you understand arena schedulingTo discuss next year’s scheduleTo discuss GEHS extra-curricular opportunities and how your student can become involvedTo give you important tips from counselors
6 Beginning High SchoolHigh school is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independenceStudents are deciding who they are, what they do well, and what they will do when they graduate
7 GEHS Mission Statement A SCHOOL OF HOPEThe 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 GEHSGreenbrier 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 SciencesBusiness / MarketingConstruction TechnologiesDrafting TechnologyCulinary ArtsEarly Childcare ProfessionsAutomotive TechnologyAuto Body Collision RepairAir Conditioning / RefrigerationComputer ScienceHealth Care TechnologiesCOOP Programs (work experience) are available only for Seniors enrolled in certain Career Majors.
10 School CounselorsWill 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 PathwaysProfessional – students who plan to attend 4 or more years of collegeSkilled – students who plan to attend a technical or associate degree programEntry – students who plan to go to work immediately after high school
12 ED=MC2Education 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 filled60% of Job Market requires SOME training beyond high schoolToday’s jobs require high level skillsVoc 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 neededAssociate 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 CounselorsWill work with student in to help students in the areas of:Academic DevelopmentCareer DevelopmentPersonal/Social DevelopmentThru…Individual Student Planning, Groups andClassroom Guidance
17 Career ClustersStudents select a career cluster in the 8th Grade. Clusters include:Arts and HumanitiesBusiness / MarketingEngineering / TechnicalHealth CareHuman ServicesScience / Natural Resources
18 Career MajorsGreenbrier East offers several majors in each career clusterCounselors will work with students in a variety of ways to help students select a majorStudents will select a major in the 10th gradeStudents 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 fieldStudents 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 CounselorsWill review graduation requirements with your students annually and help them schedule classes needed.
22 The Arts Any Art class Any Music Class (including Music Appreciation) TheatreDance
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 27Incoming 10th graders will schedule all 8 classes in the GEHS GymStudents are expected to complete three practice schedulesBring three completed practice schedules and course verification form with them to GEHS
29 9th Grade School Day “A” DAY Period (9) 1 Block (9) 2 Block (9) 3 Block 3Block 4“B” DAYBlock (9) 1Block (9) 2Block (9) 3Block (9) 4Block 7Block 8
30 9th Grade Arena Scheduling Thursday, April 28Incoming 9th Graders will register only for their afternoon classes:“A” Day - Blocks 3 & 4“B” Day – Blocks 7 & 89th Graders will take their four core requirements each morning and will be automatically scheduled with their TEAMS
32 Arena How To’s YOUR STUDENT SHOULD: Complete three practice schedules Bring Course Verification Form and Completed Practice Schedules TO GYMSchedule REQUIRED classes firstGo to HELP table when confused / frustratedIf schedule does not work out, go back to original teacher and take name off listTurn in completed form to counselors before leaving gymNO SCHEDULE CHANGES after arena day
33 School CounselorsWill be available throughout your student’s high school career to help support academic achievementSometimes this means helping them with personal / social issuesIf 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 principalAt first sign of school concerns contact your student’s counselor. If not available, leave messageInform the school of special situation / don’t assume you child willBe involved with your child and in the education processReview 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 cardEncourage your student to take the most challenging courses in relation to abilityEncourage a nightly homework routinePlace responsibility for success with your studentAsk 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 ProgramAfter school tutoring (wish torestart – no funds – Academic Boosters???)504 PlansIEPsSchool NurseAfter School Library
37 Special Education Program Model of service is similar to EGJHSEACH student is assigned to SE advisorSpecial Educators assist students with arena scheduling processSpecial Education Teacher act as advocatesIEPs carry overIEPs as student need changes when team agreesSchedules must align with IEPStudents integrated in regular classroom when possibleSmaller specialized classrooms availableas neededParents should contact student advisor or counselor with any school concernsEmphasize 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 CouncilSelect Choir GroupsNatural Helpers (Sophomore year)National Honor Society / Tri-M/Math / Spanish Honors Society / VICA, Mu Alpha Theta, etcJazz Band, Show Band, etc.Jobs for WV GraduatesLibrary / Office StaffYearbook / Newspaper Staff
39 Advanced Placement Program 11th and 12th grade s include:Biology, Calculus, US History, English 11 and 12National Test (May)Scored from 1-5Many private universities give college credit if student earns 3 or above4 or above for some collegesRigorous 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 recommendationA or B in subject area75% or above on standardized test or ABOVE MASTERY or HIGHER
41 Dual Credit Classes / EDGE Dual Credit Classes are offered in a variety of classesAllows students to earn college credit while completing high school course workConsult Student Enrollment Bulletin or counselor to determine EDGE classesLow to no cost for creditCheck with your students college to see if they accept dual credit or have articulation agreements to grant credit for coursework completed at East
43 EAST Athletics STUDENT WILL NEED: Current Physical (after June 1, 2005)Free Physicals in July…Robert C. Byrd ClinicAthletic fee $50 covers all sportsSigned Training / ParticipationRules2.0 grade point averageInsurance coverage (private orschool’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) Cheerleading
46 Spring Sports Baseball (boys) Tennis (boys/girls) Track & field (boys/girls)Softball (girls)Girls can play in the following boys sports:FootballGolfWrestlingbaseball
47 GEHS Coaches Girl’s Soccer TBA 647-6464 Aug. 1 9th Aug. 8 SPORT COACH PHONE DATECheer TBA Aug. 1Football Andy Grogg Aug th Aug. 8Volleyball Denny Wood Aug th Aug. 15Boy’sSoccer Tom Karrs Aug th Aug. 8Girl’sSoccer TBA Aug th Aug. 8
48 GEHS Coaches HEAD START SPORT COACH PHONE DATE Cross Country Dan Withrow Aug. 1Golf Mitch Morgan Aug. 1Boy’sBasketball Jerry Bradley Nov. 14Girl’sBasketball Jim Justice Nov. 7Wrestling Darel Pickenpaugh Nov. 14
49 GEHS Coaches HEAD START SPORT COACH PHONE DATE Baseball Chris Hall Feb. 27Tennis Larry Smead Feb. 27(Girls & Boys) Softball Bruce Bowling Feb. 27Boy’s Track Bob McClintic Feb. 27Girl’s Track Tracy Asbury Feb. 27
50 JROTC Program Four year program emphasizing: LeadershipDisciplineTeamworkCitizenshipSgt. Major Burch and Major Pickenpaugh - Instructors
51 Other Activities Science Bowl / Business Bowl SCORES – Marshall UniversityTheatreFall & Spring PlaysBandChoir / Talent ShowYearbookNewspaperHonors SocietiesNational, Tri-M, Art, Mu Alpha ThetaClubs (list in student handbook)Chess Club
52 OPPORTUNITIES GaloreWe 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’shigh school experience a RELEVANT,rewarding, positive experience.
53 Important Dates August 23 – First Day for Teachers August 26 – First Day for 9th GradeAugust 27 – First Day for 10th GradeAugust 30 – First Day for 11th & 12th Grade9th & 10th Grade PARENT ORIENTATIONAugust 31st – ALL STUDENTS11th & 12th Grade PARENT ORIENTATION