8 th Grade Parents November 30, 2010 INTRODUCTIONS Dr. Kieran McGuire Mr. H. Thomas Hogan High School Principal Middle School Principal Mrs. Rebecca Gottesman High School Assistant Principal Ms. Rachel Green Middle School Assistant Principal and Mr. Robert Presland K-12 Coordinator of Foreign Language and ESL High School Assistant Principal Mr. Robert Buonaspina Mr. Michael LoGerfo IB Coordinator Middle School Dean Mr. Ken Packert Mrs. Jennifer Tichy K-12 Coordinator of Science Middle School Guidance Counselor Mr. Edward Cannone K-12 Coordinator of English Mrs. Kelley Grassi Middle School Guidance Counselor Mr. David Ethe K-12 Coordinator of Social Studies Mr. Robert Teseo K-12 Coordinator of Math and Business WE ARE HERE TO DISCUSS…. The Transition into 9th grade High School Graduation requirements and assessments Programming for next year Overview of High School Curriculum Naviance College Admissions Process Transition into 9th Grade Naviance Training Student to student small group orientation MiddleSchool to High School Counselor caseload articulation REQUIRED COURSES 22 Credits Minimum Advanced Regents Diploma Regents Diploma English 4 English 4 Social Studies 4 Social Studies 4 Math 3 Math 3 Science 3 Science 3 Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 1 Art/Music/DDP 1 Art/Music/DDP 1 Health 0.5 Health 0.5 2 2 Phys. Ed. (0.5/year) Phys. Ed. (0.5/year) Minimum Minimum Electives 1.5 Electives 3.5 GRADE POINT AVERAGE Final GPA is calculated based on the first six semesters - Grades 9, 10, and 11 - and is generated in fall of the senior year Regents exams and final exams count as 20% of the yearly grade HONOR ROLL High Honor Roll Honor Roll *Quarterly average must be *Quarterly average must be 89.5 or higher 84.5 or higher *No incomplete grades *No incomplete grades *No failures *No failures NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Scholarship (students must earn a minimum GPA of 85 to be considered) Service Leadership Character Citizenship Please see http://www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us/page.cfm?p=637 for details. ASSESSMENTS PSAT SAT Reasoning Test SAT Subject Tests ACT AP IB ACCOMMODATIONS Students with an IEP or 504 Plan may qualify for accommodations for College Board (PSAT/SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Tests/AP), ACT, and IB exams With regard to other tests, students must APPLY for these accommodations – they are not granted automatically! With regards to IB exams, accommodations are automatically applied for the student by Ms. Mulstay & Mr. Buonaspina after receiving parental consent approval. If a student is approved for accommodations for College Board exams, (s)he may not necessarily be approved for ACT accommodations and vice versa. There is a separate application process for each! ACCOMMODATIONS When a child is approved by College Board, (s)he is given an SSD #, which must be indicated each time the student registers for any College Board exam. If your child has not yet begun the application process for College Board accommodations, please contact Mary Jane Mulstay (email@example.com), SSD Coordinator, or the Guidance Office to begin this process. Students may apply for ACT accommodations in fall of 11th grade ACCOMMODATIONS If your child has not yet begun the application process for College Board accommodations, please contact Mary Jane Mulstay (firstname.lastname@example.org), SSD Coordinator, or the Guidance Office to begin this process. Students may apply for ACT accommodations in fall of 11th grade Programming for 9th Grade Week of December 6th 2010: High School and Middle School Counselors will meet with all 8th grade students. Counselors will visit Social Studies classrooms to program for 9th grade. Course guides and programming sheets have been sent home. Please let us know if you have not received one. Sample 9th Grade Schedule Period A Day B Day 1 English English 2 Global History Global History 3 Integrated Geometry Integrated Geometry 4 Foreign Language 2 Foreign Language 2 5 Lunch Lunch 6 Chemistry/E. Science Chemistry/E. Science 7 Physical Education Chemistry/E. Science Lab 8 Art/Music/DDP Art/Music/DDP 9 Elective Elective International Baccalaureate Program Mr. Robert Buonaspina International Baccalaureate Program Mr. Robert Buonaspina K-12 Science Coordinator Mr. Ken Packert K-12 English Coordinator Mr. Edward Cannone K-12 Social Studies Coordinator Mr. David Ethe K-12 Social Studies Coordinator Mr. David Ethe K-12 Foreign Language Coordinator Ms. Rachel Green K-12 Math and Business Coordinator Mr. Robert Teseo Naviance: Family Connection www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us Track activities and build resume College Search College Statistics and scattergrams Emails to keep you informed Update college list College Planning Common Application https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx Counselors Visit college campuses and meet with our admissions representatives Attend conferences and network Investigate and research the trends and changes in the admissions process RESOURCES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL Principal– Dr. Kieran McGuire Assistant Principal – Mr. Robert Presland Assistant Principal – Mrs. Rebecca Gottesman School Psychologist – Dr. Adriana Franco Social Worker – Ms. Marianne Masopust School Nurse – Ms. Arlene Longo Academic Resources Director of Special Education Services – Mr. Richard Miller Art Department Supervisor – Mr. Tom Hogan Technology Supervisor – Mr. Michael LoGerfo Business & Math Department Director - Mr. Robert Teseo English Department Director - Mr. Ted Cannone Family and Consumer Science & Social Studies Department Leader - Mr. David Ethe Foreign Language Chairperson & ESL Coordinator - Ms. Rachel Green Health & Physical Education Department Director - Mr. Mark Dantuono Music Department Chairperson - Mr. William Margiotta K-12 Coordinator of Science - Mr. Ken Packert THANK YOU!
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