Have we met before? Class of 2016 Parent Welcome Meeting ET Booth Cafeteria – January 26, 2012 Class of 2016 Parent University EHS Auditorium/Campus – February 15 or February 16, 2012 Class of 2016 Clubs and Elective Fair Cafeteria and Building 3000/C Lobby - February 8, 2012 Class of 2016 “Eagle Walk” New Gym – May 25, 2012 Principal’s Cokes & Conversation . . .Thanks for coming EHS Auditorium – July 19, 2012
Be our guest!New Student & 9th Grade Meet & Greet Walk-Through Thursday, July 30 @ 3:30 (New Gym)Class of 2016 Parent Meeting Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 (Auditorium)PTSA Open House/Curriculum Night Tuesday, September 4 @ 6:30 (New Gym)
Class Meetings• Class of 2015 (10th Grade) Parent Meeting: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 6:30, Auditorium• Class of 2014 (11th Grade) Parent Meeting: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 6:30, Auditorium• Class 2013 (12th Grade) Parent Meeting: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 6:30, Auditorium “The Tassel is worth the Hassle!”
In the know…• The EHS Homepage can serve as a useful tool for all things Etowah.http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah-hs/default.aspx Handouts: Revised Bell Schedules, updated FAQ’s, CCGPS Q & A, CCSD B.Y.L.D./EHS BALD• Review: Parent/Student Portal for schedules: Live on July 27 Student Agenda (given at no cost to every student) CCSD Student/Parent Handbook (online) CCSD Discipline Code (online) Teacher’s Web Page/syllabi (online)
Who’s new in ’12?> 21 new staff members Assistant Principals:Tonya Sebring, Curriculum SupervisorPenny Valle, Special Education SupervisorDan Snipes, CTAE Supervisor Counselors:Kelly Brangan, transfer from WESLisa Shull, new hire from Bibb CountyJessica Whitley, new hire from White County Media Specialists:Denise Lewis, transfer from WMSCari Cain, transfer from WHS CTAE/AP Computer Science Teacher:Linda Noss, new Hire from New Hampshire Math Teachers:Victoria Brown, new hire from W. Forsyth (Head Softball Coach)Annamarie Foard, new hire from Centennial
Who’s new in ’12? PE Teachers:Brett Jason Vavra, new hire from SprayberryRodney Hunter, transfer from ET Booth Science Teachers:Dona Bien-Aime, new Hire from KSU/GTCharlie Higdon, transfer from CHS (Head Wrestling Coach) Fine Arts Teacher:Chris Harbour, new hire from Ridgeview Charter (Drama Director) Special Education. IRR Teacher:David Yarbrough, new hire from Milton Special Education (MI/MIOD) Self Contained Teacher:Jenna Leopard, transfer from WMS Custodians:Chris Tackett, new hireEddie Dykes, new hire Food Service Worker:Lisa Huskins, Asst. Manager, transfer from ET Booth
E.O.M.D. Economics Of Mass Destruction• Since 2010 Etowah has lost the following allotments: (1)Graduation Coach Allotment (1)Guidance Counselor Allotment (3) Clerical Allotments (1) Custodial Allotment (10) Teacher Allotments *EHS is the largest physical campus in CCSD with the most students (2,222)
In the know…• Tentative 2012-13 furloughs days:• For the first semester, the furlough days will be: Friday, August 31, 2012 (regular school day) Friday, October 26, 2012 (regular school day) Tuesday, November 6, 2012 (regular school day & Election Day)• In the event that there are no regularly scheduled days of school cancelled this winter due to inclement weather, the furlough day for the second semester will be: Friday, March 29, 2013 (regular school day)
REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE 2012-2013 Number 1 Periods Beginning Ending st 1 7:30 8:30 nd 2 8:36 9:31 rd 3 9:37 10:32 4th 10:38 11:33 th 5 11:39 12:34 th 6 12:40 1:35 th 7 1:41 2:38TEACHERS AS ADVISORS (T.A.A.) BELL SCHEDULE 2012-2013 Number 2 Periods Beginning Ending st 1 7:30 8:22 Advisement 8:28 8:56 nd 2 9:02 9:53 rd 3 9:59 10:50 th 4 10:56 11:47 th 5 11:53 12:44 th 6 12:50 1:41 th 7 1:47 2:38 HOMEROOM BELL SCHEDULE 2012-2013 Number 3 Periods Beginning Ending Homeroom 7:30 7:45 1st 7:51 8:44 nd 2 8:50 9:43 rd 3 9:49 10:42 4th 10:48 11:41 th 5 11:47 12:40 th 6 12:46 1:39 th 7 1:45 2:38
Lunch & Study Hall Etowah is on the same (7) period day as all of the other CCSD high Schools. Instructional days lost (4 total) due to furloughs will require the school day to be extended to 2:38 (Dismissal) A (7) period day offer students a full lunch period unless … > All freshmen who have a 73 or lower at the first progress report will spend half on their lunch period in mandatory tutoring. Freshmen can earn their way out of mandatory lunch time tutoring by bringing their grade over a 73 by the 9 week report card. All students are welcome to visit the Media Center before school, during their lunch, and after school. Seniors also can go to their Senior Lounge/Coffee Shop before school & during their lunch period.
2012-13 For all state information on standards go to www.georgiastandards.organd click the Common Core GPS tab at the top of the page. 7/23/2012 13
College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) & Teacher/Leader Keys Evaluation System (TKES/LKES)• CCRPI = How schools will be “graded” under the NCLB waiver• TKES = How teachers will be evaluated starting this year• LKES = How administrators will be evaluated this year These components are all part of RT3 (Race To The Top)
New to you!• Student Services & the Guidance Counseling Offices have been combined (C Building)• Senior Lounge/Coffee Shop in the Ormand Anderson Gymnasium Lobby (original Gym)• Re-designed Media Center including a reading room• 9/11 Memorial in Alumni Plaza (Front of Auditorium)> Dedication will be on Tuesday, September 11, 2012@ 7:15
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” ~ Collen Wilcox• Expectations of my staff, students, & parents: > Proactive, productive, professional & positive > Follow the chain of command; largest campus & highest enrollment in the county > Always work in the best interest of the student(s) > On occasion, we may have to agree to disagree… > Realize that indulgence does not result in long- term achievement OR a better self-image > Understand that education is a process rooted in failures and success!