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  • 1. THE PORTFOLIO: AN INTRODUCTION The subject matter is you.
  • 2.
    • http://www.slideshare.net/glehr/mr-lehrs-2009-1st-semester-world-history-final-review
  • 3. The portfolio process provides
    • an opportunity for Newton High School graduates to demonstrate the skills necessary to move successfully from high school to the world of work/education.
  • 4. Basic Steps To Prepare Your Portfolio
    • Work on the portfolio all year
    • Meet all of the deadlines
    • Collect good work
    • Select your best work
    • Do the volunteering
    • Think about who will write a reference for you
    • Turn it in on time
  • 5. Due Dates
    • Portfolio:
      • February 3, 2009
            • Interviews:
        • March 9, 10, and 11, 2010
  • 6. 2009-2010 SENIOR EXIT PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
    • You must include in your portfolio the following:
    • R é sum é
    • Personal Essay
    • Transcript
    • Samples of Academic Accomplishments
    • Honors and Activities List
    • Three Letters of Character Reference
    • Service Learning
    • Personal Section is optional
  • 7. Aspects Of The Portfolio Left To YOUR Creativity
    • Be creative but mature
    • Presentation and content DO matter
    • You may be creative with the following items:
      • Cover page
      • Table of contents
      • Dividers between sections
      • Optional personal section (6 page limit)
  • 8. R é sum é
    • The résumé was introduced in speech class.
    • Make sure that it is updated.
  • 9. Your Essays Will Be
    • Both will be a Senior English assignment
    • A clean copy (required for your portfolio)
      • Essay topics are suggested in the handbook.
  • 10. Personal Essay
    • The paper needs to demonstrate that you have thought about YOU .
        • This will be done in your senior English class
  • 11. Reflective Essay
    • Reflect about your chosen academic examples of work chosen.
    • Your English teacher will assign this.
  • 12. Academic Accomplishments
    • Highlight academic strengths .
      • Highlight any skills/knowledge that you have obtained in an academic class at NHS.
    • Choose 3 samples
    • May be from any academic area
    • You may not use
    • extra-curricular activities .
  • 13. Transcript
    • Include a copy of your transcript or a list of classes in your senior exit portfolio.
    • See Ms. Shirley in Student Services.
    • COMPLETE THIS BY JANUARY 14, 2008.
  • 14. Letter of Authenticity
    • Complete a "Letter of Authenticity" for each chosen sample.
    • Get the signature of the teacher as soon as possible.
  • 15. Display Your Samples
    • Work samples that do not fit in the portfolio should be photographed.
    • Actual samples can be carried to the interview.
  • 16. Digital Portfolio Option
    • You still need to have a binder.
    • Collection place until items are digitized.
    • Seminar teachers will verify you have met the deadlines.
    • Final product needs to be placed on a disk and placed in the binder.
    • Seminar teacher needs to make sure it works.
  • 17. Honors and Activities List
    • Can be listed in two sections: "honors" and "activities.“
    • Organize by school year or by category.
    • Do not use abbreviations or acronyms.
    • Include certificates of recognition and achievement, newspaper articles, pictures, letters of intent, scholarship offers from college or university that you have saved.
    • You must limit this to eight pages.
  • 18. Reference Letters
    • You must include 3 letters of character reference.
    • You are responsible for the collection and placement of these letters in your portfolio.
    • DO NOT have people mail or deliver them to the high school.
    • A letter of explanation that you may reproduce is included in the handbook.
  • 19. Service Learning
    • Use the form in the seminar folder to keep track of service learning.
    • Service learning (community service) is any voluntary work that is done without payment and is not part of normal household chores.
    • Ideas are included in the handbook.
    • Watch the student bulletin for opportunities.
  • 20. THE INTERVIEW
    • PRESENT YOUR PORTFOLIO TO A REVIEW TEAM MADE UP OF CITIZENS OF
    • THE DISTRICT
    • The team could be a teacher, a business person, and other citizens.
    • Before your interview, the team will have read and discussed your portfolio.
  • 21. When & Where
    • This year's interviews are March 9, 10, and 11, 2010.
    • They will be held at the high school.
    • Sign up for an interview time in the library with Mrs. Lim ó n during January
    • .
    • CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE EVENING YOU CHOOSE!!!
  • 22. Before the Interview
    • There will be additional senior meeting on the interview process closer to those March dates.
  • 23. Did You Pass?
    • The review team will decide based on your interview and your portfolio.
  • 24. Don’t Lose Your Handbook
    • There are two forms included in your handbook that you will take out to put in your portfolio.
    • Portfolio Checklist
    • Acknowledgment of Portfolio Display
    • http://newtonsep.wikispaces.com
    • http://www.facebook.com
      • Search for “senior exit portfolio” in groups. Mr. Lehr will confirm you.
  • 25. Good Luck