Welcome to Freshman Orientation ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM Mrs. Kelly Smith, Principal Mr. Steve Herrick, Assistant Principal Mrs. Amy Six-King, Assistant Principal Mr. Chris Curtiss, Athletic Director Figuring out the whole high school thing 1. The Importance of Credits 2. Respectful Behavior 3. Seminar – 30 minutes 4. Senior Project Getting Involved Extracurricular Activities Research show that students who are involved in high school extracurricular activities get better grades, have better attendance, have better peer relationships, and have multiple, positive, adult mentors. Get involved!! Athletics 23 varsity sports offered Fall sports begin August 10 for football and August 12 for all others. MHSAA rules state that every athlete must have a physical on file in the office before they can practice. Fine Arts Band, Choir, Drama Productions, Art-drawing, painting, sculptures, and many creative projects developed in our Career and Technical Education classes. Clubs and Organizations Science Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Math Club Culture Club, FFCLA, FFA, Book Club, Skateboarding Club, BPA, Ping-Pong Club, Chess Club, Science Club, and many others. Benefits to a Block Improved student – teacher relationships More positive school environment and fewer disciplinary infractions. Improved grades and test scores. Students will prepare for only 4 classes at a time. Improved attendance/reduction in tardies. Ability to retake a failed class in the same year or advance further in the curriculum. Guidance Office Services and Procedures • Scheduling/Registration • Career Planning • Testing • Records • Counseling • Health Room: -medication Mrs. Sanborn Mrs. Birkmeier -illness Mrs. Svrcek Mrs. Buchholz NEW Graduation Requirements • Four (4) credits in English (Eng9-Eng10-Eng11+elective) • Four (4) credits in Math (Alg-Geom-AlgII-math sr.yr.) • Three (3) credits in Science • Three (3) credits in Social Studies • One (1) credit in Physical Education/Health • One (1) credit in Visual, Performing or Applied Arts • 33 credits total (Two credits in foreign language are recommended, but not required until the class of 2016) POTENTIAL SCHEDULE: Semester 1 Semester 2 1st 7:35-8:55 1st 7:35-8:55 ENGLISH ART I 2nd 9:00-10:20 2nd 9:00-10:20 SCIENCE MATH 3rd 10:25-12:15 3rd 10:25-12:15 METALS PHYSICAL EDUCATION 4th 12:20-1:40 4th 12:20-1:40 SPANISH I WORLD STUDIES 5th 1:45-2:15 5th 1:45-2:15 SEMINAR SEMINAR Four Year Plan 9th 10th 11th 12th English English English English Math Math Math Math Science Science Science Seminar Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies ELECTIVE Foreign Language (not required Foreign Language (not required Seminar ELECTIVE for class of 2013, but for class of 2013, but recommended) recommended) Physical Education Visual, Performing or Applied ELECTIVE ELECTIVE Arts Seminar Seminar ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE CREDITS SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 SEPT-mid NOV mid NOV-mid JAN mid JAN-MARCH APRIL-JUNE ½ credit per ½ credit per ½ credit per ½ credit per class class class class ¼ credit for ¼ credit for ¼ credit for ¼ credit for seminar seminar seminar seminar Testing Out • Algebra I • English I • Subjects in Science (take Chemistry or Physics instead) MAY 1ST DEADLINE TO REQUEST Freshman Making High School Count MEAP test in fall: 9th grade social studies Career Cruising: •Interest inventory www.careercruising.com Username:corunna Password:hs Sophomores PLAN test in fall: Practice for ACT Mock Interview Juniors Making your college search count! MICHIGAN MERIT EXAM College visits Career and College Fair Seniors Scholarships Career/College Fair Financial Aid Workshop At-Risk Programming •Purpose •Options -After school program -Summer School Program •Student Summer Academy -Chosen by administration -Leadership and skill building -Summer •APEX Tardies Tardies Per Marking Period • 3rd Tardy: Class grade drops by 1/3 (e.g A to A-) • 4th Tardy: Class grade drops by 1/3 (e.g A- to B+) • 5th Tardy: Class grade drops by 1/3 (e.g. B+ to B) • 6th Tardy: Student is referred to the office to make up time after school • 10th Tardy: Suspension from school Almost half of our students get through the marking period with no tardies. Attendance Attendance: • Students are required to be in attendance 90% of a semester to be eligible to earn credit • Appeal Letter: required to request exemptions for prolonged absences • Parent Excuses: Absences must be excused within two days or student is considered truant • Doctors Notes within 48 hours reduces absence totals • Students cannot leave school without prior permission from their parent/guardian Discipline Issues • Holes in clothes • Cell phone use • Fighting • Gum Eighth Grade Visit • Tour • Locker • Counselor information • Lunch Looking forward to . . . Seeing you in the fall!
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