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Grade 8 night 2012

  1. 1. RIDGEMONT HIGH SCHOOL Grade 8 Parents’ Night 2012
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Grade 9 Courses & Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Former Graduates – Ilan & Urge </li></ul><ul><li>School Tours (by group colour) </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A and Refreshments </li></ul>
  3. 3. HIGHLIGHTS <ul><li>University, college or workplace pathways </li></ul><ul><li>French Immersion </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language </li></ul><ul><li>International Languages – Arabic, German, Somali, Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Education (grade 11/12) </li></ul><ul><li>An awesome Co-op Program </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. ARTS AT RIDGEMONT <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Junior band, Jazz band, Senior band </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Piano/Keyboarding, Instrumental music, Vocal Music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cappies” Productions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various courses and performances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Arts, Computer Art, Expressing Aboriginal Cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts night </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. SHOPS: Automotive and Woodworking <ul><li>Automotive </li></ul><ul><li>Major projects include: dismantling and rebuilding a car engine, minibikes, brakes, suspension, electric car club </li></ul><ul><li>Woodworking </li></ul><ul><li>Birdhouse building, coat rack, Adirondack chair, bookshelf </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Website design, animation, graphic design, videography </li></ul>
  6. 6. ATHLETICS AT RIDGEMONT <ul><li>We offer a variety of interscholastic teams and individual sports. </li></ul><ul><li>Our sports teams include over 15 sports in fall, winter and spring </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Hockey, Rugby, Track and Field, Cross Country Running, Baseball, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Intramurals </li></ul><ul><li>Book of Records </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clubs… <ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Ski & Snowboard Club </li></ul><ul><li>Intramurals & Athletic Council </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Helpers, Ambassadors, STARS </li></ul><ul><li>Reach for the Top Club </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Club </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Club </li></ul><ul><li>Art Club </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Knitting & Craft Club </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Car/Tech Club </li></ul><ul><li>Chess & Games Club </li></ul><ul><li>Video and Gamers Club </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Club </li></ul><ul><li>The Ridgemont Theatre Company </li></ul><ul><li>Help Lesotho Club </li></ul><ul><li>Equity Team </li></ul><ul><li>Math Club </li></ul><ul><li>GSSA </li></ul><ul><li>Weight Training Club </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Grad Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Book Clubs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spartan STARS <ul><li>Mentorship program that links grade 9 students to senior students for the year </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation program, academic and social follow-ups throughout the year </li></ul>
  9. 9. COURSE INFORMATION!
  10. 10. Grade 9 Courses <ul><li>Compulsory Credits </li></ul><ul><li>1. English </li></ul><ul><li>2. Science </li></ul><ul><li>3. Math </li></ul><ul><li>4. Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>5. Geography </li></ul><ul><li>6. French </li></ul>
  11. 11. Elective credits <ul><li>7. Art </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Art or Native Studies Art </li></ul><ul><li>Music: Vocal or Instrumental </li></ul><ul><li>and/or Concert band (before school) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Business Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Technology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credit Designations: Grades 9 <ul><li>“ O ” for Open Courses </li></ul><ul><li>“ L ” for Essential Skills Courses </li></ul><ul><li>“ P ” for Applied Skills Courses </li></ul><ul><li>“ D ” for Academic Skills Courses </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>MPM1D (Academic) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With grade 8 marks above 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Who are capable of applying skills to familiar and unfamiliar situations </li></ul><ul><li>Who are able to complete tasks with limited assistance and have excellent organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>MFM1P (Applied) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With Grade 8 mathematical marks between 50 and 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Who would benefit from repetition when encountering new concepts and a practical approach </li></ul><ul><li>Who are able to complete tasks with some assistance and have established organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>MAT 1L (Essentials) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With mathematical skills below Grade 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Who would benefit from small group instructions and material being delivered at a slower pace </li></ul><ul><li>Who have difficulty completing tasks independently and organizing material </li></ul>MATHEMATICS
  14. 14. <ul><li>SNC 1D (Academic) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With Grade 8 marks above 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Who are capable of applying skills to familiar and unfamiliar situations </li></ul><ul><li>Who are able to complete tasks with limited assistance and have excellent organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>SNC 1P (Applied) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With Grade 8 science marks between 50 and 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Who would benefit from repetition when encountering new concepts and a practical approach </li></ul><ul><li>Who are able to complete tasks with some assistance and have established organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>SNC 1L (Essentials) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>With weak scientific skills or minimal interest in science </li></ul><ul><li>Who would benefit from small group instruction and material being delivered at a slower pace </li></ul><ul><li>Who have difficulty completing tasks independently and organizing material </li></ul>SCIENCE
  15. 15. <ul><li>ENG 1D (Academic) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>Respond well to rigorous and demanding program </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate insightful responses </li></ul><ul><li>Are capable of reading and writing independently </li></ul><ul><li>Are capable of independent inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to different written forms, poetry, drama and prose </li></ul><ul><li>ENG 1P (Applied) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer practical hands-on assignments to those requiring abstract thought </li></ul><ul><li>Need encouragement to read independently silently </li></ul><ul><li>Like to identify with the reading material </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to do the minimal and superficial response to written text or verbal instruction </li></ul><ul><li>ENG 1L (Essentials) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for students: </li></ul><ul><li>Who are involved in the IPRC process </li></ul><ul><li>Respond well to simple, short literal assignments, with very clear steps </li></ul><ul><li>Who have limited recall </li></ul><ul><li>Find independent silent reading a challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Need lots of organizational help </li></ul>ENGLISH
  16. 18. Where are RHS grads going? <ul><li>39 accepted into university in Sept 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variety of programs: Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, Commerce, Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>20 accepted into college in Sept 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Wide array of programs: Dental Hygiene, Policing, Social Work </li></ul>
  17. 19. Former Ridgemont Graduates <ul><li>Ilan </li></ul><ul><li>Urge </li></ul>
  18. 20. School Tours <ul><li>BLACK – Mr. Donato </li></ul><ul><li>YELLOW – Mr. Novak </li></ul><ul><li>BLUE – Mrs. Piovesan </li></ul><ul><li>PURPLE – Mr. Nicholson </li></ul><ul><li>ORANGE – Mr. Watkins </li></ul><ul><li>PINK – Mr. Plewis </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>parents of future Spartans !! </li></ul>

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