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9th Grade Parent Meeting


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9th Grade Parent Meeting

  1. 1. Ninth Grade Parent Meeting Wednesday September 8, 2010 7:00 pm
  2. 2. Prayer, Welcome and Introductions Michael Aquino, Assistant Principal of Instruction
  3. 3. Safe Environment for Children <ul><li>Employee fingerprinting and background check </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers screened through Megan’s Law website </li></ul><ul><li>All employees go through the Shield the Vulnerable Training </li></ul><ul><li>Student educational curriculum- to take place in PE/Health classes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Freshmen Requirement
  5. 8. AlcoholEdu Jim Patterson, Counseling Department Chair
  6. 9. Purpose of Implementing Alcohol Edu Course <ul><li>Basic Tenets of MCHS </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and Alcohol Task Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of PAS ( Passive Alcohol Sensor) at dances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership in Support </li></ul>
  7. 10. Alcohol Edu <ul><li>Reduces the likelihood that youth will engage in underage drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Improves knowledge of alcohol and its effects </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates behavior change </li></ul><ul><li>Increases student’s ability to develop important personal and social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Supports safer, healthier decisions regarding alcohol </li></ul>
  8. 11. Course Includes <ul><li>3 chapters of fact-and skills-based, alcohol-related content </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Test and Final Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys measuring attitudes and behaviors </li></ul>
  9. 12. Why AlcoholEdu for High School? <ul><li>Engages Students </li></ul><ul><li>Undermines support for underage drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Increases alcohol-related knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates students to change behavior </li></ul>
  10. 13. AlcoholEdu SAMPLE Login Page
  11. 14. Start Date was September 2 nd Deadline is October 4 th Student begin part 1 on their own and complete by the deadline date.
  12. 15. Items of Interest <ul><li>Naviance- Family Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Test Day (October 13): Explore </li></ul><ul><li>College Prep </li></ul>
  13. 16. Academic Integrity Michael Aquino, Assistant Principal of Instruction
  14. 17. Academic Integrity <ul><li>Let’s work together </li></ul><ul><li>Students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere of honesty and respect in all areas </li></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, communicate! </li></ul>
  15. 18. Pearls of Wisdom from Teachers <ul><li>Ask Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Check and VERIFY </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t OVEREXTEND, help with organization </li></ul><ul><li>Print at Home </li></ul><ul><li>Create Monitored Workspace </li></ul>
  16. 19. Academic Integrity Tutorial <ul><li>For 1 st incident only </li></ul><ul><li>Learning opportunity- not disciplinary </li></ul>
  17. 20. Academic Integrity Tutorial
  18. 21. Parenting in the Digital Age Anne Arriaga, Librarian Mike Aquino, Assistant Principal of Instruction
  19. 22. Parenting : There’s NO app for that!
  20. 23. 1 : the raising of a child by its parents 2 : the taking care of someone in the manner of a parent From Merriam-Webster Online
  21. 28. Studying
  22. 32. Setting Boundaries Boundaries are about setting the bottom line or making agreements about what is acceptable and what is not.
  23. 33. Explain why it’s important Mutually negotiated Tips for Setting Boundaries
  24. 34. Communicate your family beliefs and values
  25. 35. Boundaries may change as students grow and mature
  26. 36. Online Safety 101 Understand the Internet is Public Do not give out personal information Never meet offline
  27. 37. Cyberbullying Intentional harm from one minor to another using electronic devices
  28. 38. Can happen 24/7 Cell phones or computers Listen Ask before accusing
  29. 40. What we do at Moreau <ul><li>We filter, we don’t block </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Camp </li></ul>
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  31. 43. Join your child online
  32. 44. Talk to your student about illegal downloading
  33. 46. A healthy laptop
  34. 48. Is a protected laptop
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  40. 56. Anne Arriaga: [email_address] 510-881-4349 Mike Aquino: [email_address] 510-881-4316