Freshmen Orientation Spring 10 Ii


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Freshmen Orientation Spring 10 Ii

  1. 1. Welcome Students and Families of the Class of 2014!<br />Jack Knaack<br />Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction<br />
  2. 2. James Huggins<br />
  3. 3. Keys to High School Success<br />North Philosophy – 1600 Pathways to Success<br />Encourage Reading, Writing and Responsibility<br />Need to finish strong<br />
  4. 4. Opportunities for Parental Involvement<br />Parent Organization – Meet once every two months<br />Staff Appreciation Lunches and directory sales<br />Mailings, post-grad party, post-prom party (Sign up at registration)<br />Parent Boosters – Band, choir, theatre, athletics<br />
  5. 5. Student Enrollment<br />1560 – North (110 in the Appleton Career Academy)<br />9th Grade Class of 380 (465 Senior Class Leaving)<br />Enrollment – If you have not already, please complete your paperwork.<br />
  6. 6. Continuous School Improvement Plan<br />CSIP GOAL STATEMENTNorth High school will seek to improve the reading skills of all students in an effort to increase the level of learning in all grades across all content areas.Specific areas of focus for 2008-09• Increase the reading proficiency of students as measured by the WKCE and MAP assessments• Decrease the number of 9th grade students reading below grade level• Decreasing the achievement gap between students by accelerating the learning of the following sub-groups: o Economically Disadvantaged o ELL o Males o Minority Students o Students with Disabilities<br />
  7. 7. CSIP - Continued<br />Lifetime Literacy Classroom<br />North Reads<br />Lightning Success – Changing for the next year<br />Continued focus on Rigor, Relevance, Relationships<br />
  8. 8. Student Recognition<br />Academic Awards Program – 3.6 GPA or higher<br />Honor Roll in the paper<br />Dean’s List, birthdays, seniors<br />Sports, drama, band, choir, DECA, and Hosa awards events<br />Seniors – Golden Tassle<br />
  9. 9. School Publications & Parent Communication<br />Newsletters – 7 to 8 times per year<br />Web site:<br />Students – newspaper, literature magazine, yearbook<br />Parent Portal<br />
  10. 10. Initial Page – Click on Info<br />
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  13. 13. Scheduling for this year<br /><ul><li>Where are we at in the scheduling process?
  14. 14. Course Requests – December
  15. 15. Teaching Assignments Divided Up
  16. 16. April/May – Schedule will be created
  17. 17. Schedule to your student by August
  18. 18. Current Freeze on Switching Course Requests</li></ul>Freeze Does Not Include New Students<br />
  19. 19. What If Something Comes Up During the Summer About Scheduling?<br /><ul><li>Counselors may not have extra free hours during the summer –new students only
  20. 20. Counselors May Not Answer Questions Until Later in August
  21. 21. Blue Sheet in the Guidance Office – Name, Request, Why Change, Email
  22. 22. Not All Requests Can Be Accommodated</li></li></ul><li>Issues with Staff<br /><ul><li>Communicate with Staff – Don’t be afraid
  23. 23. Must be in contact with the teacher about issues/concerns you have
  24. 24. I have not approved a teacher switch because of a preference
  25. 25. History with Staff Does Not Automatically Guarantee a Switch
  26. 26. If you need, I can be present at a meeting with the teacher</li></li></ul><li>Student Services<br />Comprehensive School Model of Guidance<br />Guidance Counselors for All Students<br />Focus on the Future<br />Every family will have a meeting in the 10th grade with their counselor<br />Key contact for your future plans including college applications, scholarships<br />
  27. 27. Guidance Counselors<br />Fj - L<br />A - Fi<br />Terry <br />Lori <br />Frank<br />Julie<br />M - SH<br />Si - Z<br />
  28. 28. Social Worker and School Psychologist<br />DEB STRICK <br />SUE DAVIS<br /><ul><li>Case Managing Special Education
  29. 29. Running Various Support Groups
  30. 30. Individual Support Systems for Struggling Students
  31. 31. Poor Grades
  32. 32. Attention Problems
  33. 33. Mental Health Issues
  34. 34. Stress Related (Including high achieving students)</li>