Welcome! AAJHS Class of 2014 Seventh Grade Orientation Mr. Connell A-K Mrs. Starr L-Z 1st floor office 4th floor office How can counselors help? School & Academics Emotions, Choices, & Relationships Let’s take a look at school and academics… School & Academics Organization Study Skills Academic Achievement Failure Agendas Homework Communication with parents Let’s look at some cool things that happen with getting good grades… AAJHS Academic Achievement Academic Achievement A-Pin: 86% in cores, 81% in non-cores Honor Roll: 90% GPA Honor Society: End of 7th grade, 93%GPA, community service hours What if things haven’t been going so well? Retention/Summer School Final grade:69% or lower = summer school UNLESS 4 or more subjects are failed = repeat 7th grade 35 absences or more = repeat 7th grade Three possible endings to this story… Which ending will you choose? Ending #1: You fail 7th grade You are not eligible for summer school You will repeat every class you take this year You are now officially in the class of 2015 Ending #2: You pass 7th grade, but only if you pass summer school You’ll spend $50 and three weeks of your time You are able to graduate on time with class of 2014 Ending #3: You pass 7th grade You are able to graduate on time with class of 2014 Happy students (happy parents, teachers, and counselors!) Imagine… It’s the last day of school… You get your report card… Everything looks good! And…you get to enjoy your summer knowing that you are going on to 8th grade with your friends… What about the other stuff counselors help with? Emotions, Choices, & Relationships Behaviors (classrooms, locker rooms, lavs, cafeteria, stairwells) Disciplinary hearings / Progressive Discipline Bullying/Cyberbullying Conflict Resolution Personal Issues Family Issues Speaking of Bullying… Definition of Bullying: Intentional Repeated Hurtful Involving an imbalance of power How many of you have seen someone being bullied this year? How many of you did nothing/said nothing while someone was being bullied? Did you know… Bullying is everyone’s responsibility? Bullying Loneliness Popularity Grades Sad Feelings Friends Peer Pressure ANGER Parents Homework Gym Class Teachers Lunch money Stress Divorce Got a lot on your mind? Other than school counselors, is there more help, if needed? YES! Our SAIT is ready to help! S.A.I.T. Student Assistance Intervention Team Teachers, parents, counselors, and principals can refer You can refer yourself Groups or individual Look for the SAIT star on door to know team members A few other things we want you to know… Progress Book A peek into the teacher’s grade book If ever absent, you can keep up with assignments Make sure your grades are where you want them to be! Student Agendas Use on daily basis to record homework, quizzes, tests, practices, meetings, etc. Parents and teachers may initial it Refer to agenda while loading backpack Use agenda at home to check off completed assignments Homework BIG part of grade Most 7th graders who fail, do so because of not doing homework Be organized so you don’t lose your work Establish a good routine and habits If ever absent, make up all work Ask a friend in class for help Talk with teacher if you don’t understand Got Homework??? Your grade depends on it! What if: My computer/printer is down? Or I don’t even have a computer? Internet Cafe Rooms 204 & 205 (9th Grade Floor) Monday thru Thursday 7:00 - 7:30am and 3:00 – 4:30pm Part of the whole junior high experience is being involved in your school… Got activities? AAJHS Activities IM’s: v-ball, b-ball, Diversity football, floor hockey Reading Competition Soccer Reading Club Wrestling Chess Club Track Math Counts Football Student Council AAJHS Ambassadors Basketball National Junior Honor Cheerleading Society Chorus All school play Band/Orchestra Ski/Snowboarding Club Strings Literary Magazine Band Fronts LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS Go to first meeting to get additional information Here’s a little something for all of you to think about… GACTC 9th Grade Save Program or 10th Grade Regular 50 students (9th Grade) Students who may have difficulties in academics, attendance, and discipline GACTC Open House Thursday, December 4, 2008 5:30pm – 8:30pm Opportunity for students and parents to tour GACTC COURSES Automotive/Heavy Duty Veh. Maint. Emergency Services Cabinetmaking/Finished Carpentry Health Occupations Carpentry/Construction Heating, Vent., Air Cond., Plumb. Collision Repair & Refinishing Horticulture & Env. Sciences Computer Programming Interior Decorating & Finishing Computer Technology Logistics & Materials Mgmt. Cosmetology Masonry Culinary Arts Multimedia & Web Design Dental Assistant Outdoor Power Equip. Tech. Digital Printing Technologies Precision Machining Drafting/Design Technology Retail Marketing/Entrepreneurship Electrical Trades Visual Arts Technologies Electronics Technology Welding Technology Mr. Connell A-K Mrs. Starr L-Z 1st floor office 4th floor office • Sign up to see your counselor • See us in Cafeteria I at lunch • Available 7:30am – 3:00pm • We are here to help you to have a successful school year!