Welcome to  Ridley High School 8th Grade Parochial School Orientation
High School Administration <ul><li>Mr. William Mills   Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Nancy Gremminger   Assistant Princ...
High School Counselors <ul><li>Mrs. Haley Butler (Emerald Academy and  ATP students) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Edward Sevensky...
College Work Trade Military The paths a student chooses in high school and the good habits that are established will open ...
Today’s Topics <ul><li>Your child’s transition to high school. </li></ul><ul><li>How do students choose classes? </li></ul...
Your Child’s Transition to High School <ul><li>Students will be faced with more choices, higher levels of responsibility, ...
Choosing Classes <ul><li>Students and parents will be meeting with high school guidance counselors today to make their sel...
Typical Schedule <ul><ul><li>English - all year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental ...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Archive   Soccer    World Cultures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Raider  Track    Basketball <...
Expectations <ul><li>Attendance, punctuality, dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Homework completion </li></ul><ul><li>Planner/H...
Ridley Reads <ul><li>Ridley has instituted a new program called Ridley Reads where everyone in the building is reading for...
Emerald Academy <ul><li>Full year accelerated honors courses </li></ul><ul><li>Added support time during the school day </...
A Time to Learn, Grow, Enjoy and Change <ul><li>High school is much more than classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should g...
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8th grade parochial

  1. 1. Welcome to Ridley High School 8th Grade Parochial School Orientation
  2. 2. High School Administration <ul><li>Mr. William Mills Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Nancy Gremminger Assistant Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Deena Wasson Assistant Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Charles Maiers Assistant Principal </li></ul>
  3. 3. High School Counselors <ul><li>Mrs. Haley Butler (Emerald Academy and ATP students) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Edward Sevensky (A - C) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Sharon Kotzen (D - Gr) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Linda Golden-Rigby (Gu - Ki) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Barbara Clevenstine (Kl - Na) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Jeffret Lubas (Ne - Sme) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Kelli Werts (Smi - Z) </li></ul>
  4. 4. College Work Trade Military The paths a student chooses in high school and the good habits that are established will open doors for the future as well as increase the number of opportunities after graduation.
  5. 5. Today’s Topics <ul><li>Your child’s transition to high school. </li></ul><ul><li>How do students choose classes? </li></ul><ul><li>What do ninth graders take for classes? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a typical day like? </li></ul><ul><li>What clubs are offered? </li></ul><ul><li>What will teachers expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Emerald Academy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Child’s Transition to High School <ul><li>Students will be faced with more choices, higher levels of responsibility, more independence, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Supports available: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Counselors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Mediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Tutoring </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Choosing Classes <ul><li>Students and parents will be meeting with high school guidance counselors today to make their selections for next year. </li></ul><ul><li>Most 9th graders will have the opportunity to select two electives. </li></ul><ul><li>You can view the course selection guide at our website www.ridleysd.k12.pa.us and if you’d like to make a change to your elective selections, you may do so up until July 15th by calling the Guidance Office. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Typical Schedule <ul><ul><li>English - all year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Influences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Education/Wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electives </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Archive Soccer World Cultures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Raider Track Basketball </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Band Field Hockey Lacrosse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fashion Club Cheerleading Chorus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guitar Club Fitness Club Hi Q </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leo Club Windscript Theater </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SADD Football Art Club </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interact Volleyball FEA/FBLA </li></ul></ul></ul>Clubs and Activities
  10. 10. Expectations <ul><li>Attendance, punctuality, dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Homework completion </li></ul><ul><li>Planner/Hall pass for assignments is a must </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective time management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal responsibility and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking extra help when necessary </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ridley Reads <ul><li>Ridley has instituted a new program called Ridley Reads where everyone in the building is reading for 15 minutes every day. All students are expected to participate in this initiative. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Emerald Academy <ul><li>Full year accelerated honors courses </li></ul><ul><li>Added support time during the school day </li></ul><ul><li>Added enrichment during the school day </li></ul><ul><li>Summer math (see counselor) </li></ul>
  13. 13. A Time to Learn, Grow, Enjoy and Change <ul><li>High school is much more than classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should get involved!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Students are the most important part of the high school family. </li></ul><ul><li>The staff is here for students. </li></ul>

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