Welcome Registration Information Night for 8th Grade Students & Parents March 31, 2009 Evening Agenda Welcome and Introductions Health Office information Guidance – graduation requirements, scheduling, transitions, and course selection Department Chairpersons for each department – quick overview Department Chairs in the café and school counselors in the mini-café Mission Statement We believe our mission is to inspire lifelong learning and achievement. We will provide a broad range of experiences which will encourage students to strive for their maximum intellectual, artistic, emotional, social and physical development We value the individuality of each member of the community and believe that an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect is essential to the educational process. Academic, Social & Civic Expectations Academic Expectations: Students will: 1. Read and write fluently, expressively and accurately. 2. Listen and speak with sensitivity and discrimination. 3. Solve problems logically and analytically. 4. Use their creative abilities in original and productive ways. 5. Use their critical abilities to recognize and value excellence and quality. 6. Be prepared to meet the changing technological demands of the marketplace. Social Expectations: Students will: 1. Respect the rights and values of others. 2. Resolve conflicts appropriately. 3. Accept responsibility for their actions. Civic Expectations: Students will: 1. Understand and accept their duties as citizens of a democracy. 2. Contribute to the greater well-being of society. 3. Respect the differing values of the global community . Hollis Brookline High School Administration Timothy Kelley Principal Cynthia Matte Assistant Principal (Grades 10 and 12) Robert Ouellette Assistant Principal (Grades 9 and 11) Health Office Cathy Burbee RN BSN • Full-time School Nurse Sue Patz RN BSN • Part-time School Nurse WEBSITE and Important Forms: • http://www.hbhs.k12.nh.us/ Guidance Counselors Kerry Gangemi KC Maynard Brenda Poznanski Rich Winslow Sandy Demarest Career Counselor Guidance The Guidance Department has four counselors that support students through: Academic Counseling College Counseling Group Counseling Classroom Guidance Personal Counseling A Lifetime of Transitions “Every transition is an ending that prepares the ground for new growth and experiences” “The experience of being in transition is itself changing” William Bridges 2008-2009 Daily Schedule The schedule is divided up into 7 periods. Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 meet 4 times a week 2 days @ 53 minutes 3 days @ 81 minutes 4th period (lunch) meets 5 days @ 55 minutes Lunch: 25 min. Passing time: 5 min. Typical 9th Grade Schedules (6 or 7 credits) English 9 Algebra 1 Physical Science Accel. English 9 Accel. Geometry Accel. Biology Geography Wellness / Fitness World Language/Elective Study/ Elective Freshmen Electives (*page 67 and 68) Computer Science Comp Hardware Robotics 1 Robotics 2 Mechanical Drawing Fundamentals of Art Intro to Graphic Arts Interior Decorating Dance & Movement Freshmen Electives cont. Improv Theatre Acting Theatre Studies Concert Band Jazz Band Guitar Music Theory 1 & 2 Concert Choir History of Rock n Roll Instrumental Music Drawing 1 3D Design and Sculpture Ceramics Graduation Requirements All students in the classes of 2012 must earn a minimum of 23 credits to graduate. All academic subjects that meet one period daily are given one credit. English (including 0.5 in Writing) Mathematics (including 1.0 Algebra) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ) Social Studies (1 Geography, .5 Economics, .5 Civics, & 1 U.S. History credit. ) 3.00 Science (1 Physical Science & 1 Biological Science credit) Arts Education (Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Interior Decorating, Film studies, Graphic Arts) Physical Education Wellness Electives – Restrictive & Free Choice 4.50 3.00 0.50 3.00 0.50 1.00 0.50 7.00 TOTAL: 23.00 4 year plan Helpful to look ahead and develop a fouryear plan (page 66 has a template for you to plan ahead) Select classes that will be rigorous and where you will be successful Colleges are looking for students who have a solid academic foundation Refer to College Admission Handbook pgs. 4 – 8 for recommended course selection (access on line) Grade 9 Course Selection Process www.hbhs.k12.nh.us Registration Process Timeline April 1, 2009 Guidance classroom presentations at Middle School and Online registration begins for 8th graders April 7, 2009 - Online registration closes for 8th graders April 8, 2009 - Course selection sheets distributed to students for review and signatures by parents and teachers for 8th graders April 13, 2009 - Deadline for signed course selection sheets to be returned to Middle School Course Priority Students do NOT receive priority by getting their course selections in first! Take your time to make wise choices! Hollis Brookline High School Departments Lina Pepper Mark Holding Dot Ball Nicole Adamson Rod Clark Nancy Hilliard Amy Bottomley Jeanne Hayes Michael Tenters Visual and Performing Arts English Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Education Special Education Coordinator World Language Performing and Visual Arts Department Students may take classes in any aspect of performing/ visual arts-music, theatre, art, or dance offered to grade 9 Courses: Concert or Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Guitar, Music Theory, History of Rock and Roll, Improvisational Theatre, Theatre Studies, Dance, Fundamentals of Art, Drawing 1, Ceramics, 3-D Design. extra curricular offerings: pep band, jazz combo, a cappella club, participation in theatre productions such as the musical and yearbook. English Department Freshman courses: 9 Read; 9 (college prep.); 9 Accelerated Sophomore courses: 10 Read; English 10 (college prep.); 10 Accelerated; Additional sophomore requirement: One semester of Basics of Writing or Writing Mathematics Scope & Sequence Students develop and practice skills for lifetime fitness Personal Fitness Plan Cooperative Games Project Adventure Challenging students on various topics Tolerance, Media Influences, Body Image, Sexual Health, Drug Prevention Sophomore: Physical Education, Junior/Senior: Electives Science Scope and Sequence Social Studies Scope & Sequence 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Geography Economics (.5) Civics (.5) American History AP Govt OR Electives AP Am. History American Studies Electives Special Education Department The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services to allow students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the learning community with their peers. Student needs are addressed on an individual basis with emphasis placed upon the needs of the particular student. Teams work closely for appropriate placements and services. World Language Department Most students will sign up for Spanish 2 or French 2. If a student struggled at the Middle School, s/he should sign up for level 1. Many colleges prefer 3 years of the same language at the high school level. Latin is currently available to juniors and seniors only! Open House for Incoming Freshmen We have Scheduled an Open House Program May 7, 2008 6:30 Student Led tours Parent Breakfasts April 3 and April 10, 2009 • 8th Grade Parent Breakfasts with Administration and School Counselors • 7:30 am in the cafeteria Please Join Us in the Cafeteria/Mini-Cafe Department Chairs will be in the Cafeteria School Counselors will be in the Mini-Cafe Thank you! Please fill out evaluation form. We appreciate your input!