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Welcome To Nrhs 2012


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Welcome to NRHS incoming Freshmen

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Welcome To Nrhs 2012

  1. 1. Welcome to Nashoba Regional High School March 10 th , 2008 6:00-8:00 p.m. Welcome Chieftains Class of 2012
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Minuteman Presentation (Tom Markham) </li></ul><ul><li>General Information about Nashoba </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Process/Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of School and Website ( http:// ) </li></ul><ul><li>Question and Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Reception in Auditorium Lobby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Tables: Subject Areas, Guidance, Athletics, Student Tours </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Mission Statement <ul><ul><li>The Nashoba Regional High School Community works together to achieve high intellectual and ethical standards while discovering and developing the gifts and talents of all . Each member of our school community recognizes his or her role and responsibility in creating a learning environment based upon respect , trust , teamwork and enthusiasm . </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Academic and Civic/Social Expectations <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire, integrate and apply essential knowledge; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read, write and communicate effectively; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define, analyze and solve complex problems; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study and work effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Civic/Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat others and oneself with respect . . . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand, accept and demonstrate one’s roles as a responsible and active member of the community. . . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in meaningful community and/or school activities that promote service . . . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivate and develop pro-social skills in order to minimize conflicts. . . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Facts about NRHS <ul><li>Student Population at NRHS: 921 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current class of 2012: 263 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7 period day (rotating, 45 minute classes with a 65 minute long block) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*Start 7:40 (possibly 8:00) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Release 2:20 (possibly 2:40) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3-25 minute lunches organized by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Extra-Curricular Activities (sports, music, drama, clubs, student governance) </li></ul><ul><li>Locker (shared for freshmen year only) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Nashoba? <ul><li>We are a Massachusetts Compass School (one of only 23 high schools out of 300+ in MA). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are a Silver Medal School as determined by U.S. News and World Report ( one of only 505 high schools out of 18,790 across the nation). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. MCAS <ul><li>Our MCAS Scores are consistently in the top 10% in MA. </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in MA in Technology and Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SAT Results <ul><li>Our 2007 SAT’s scores are quite good (205 out of ~230 possible junior/senior test takers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT average scores for Nashoba were: Reading 549 , Math 554 , Writing 544 while the state/national averages were: Verbal 513/502 , Math 522/515 , Writing 511/494 . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Placements are first rate (~90+% of graduating class attends college with 80% attending 4-year schools) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent examples include : Arizona State, Assumption, BC, BU, Clark, Colgate, Dartmouth, Duke, Emerson, Fairfield, Fitchburg State, Gateway to College (MWCC), Georgetown, Harvard, Hawaii, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Iona, Keene State (NH), Kentucky, Macalaster, McGill U, Merrimack, Middlebury, Middlesex Community College, NYU, North Carolina, Penn State, Plymouth State (NH), Princeton, RPI, Sacred Heart, Sienna, Skidmore, Smith, Stanford, Stonehill, Temple, Wisconsin, Vassar, Villanova, Williams, Worcester State, WPI, Yale, etc, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. AP Offerings/SAT Results <ul><li>2007 AP exam data shows a wide range of students taking tests and doing exceptionally well. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology, Chemistry, English Lit + Comp, Latin, German, US History, Psychology, Government, Calculus AB + BC, Music Theory, Studio Art, Spanish, French (newly offered in 08-09) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>264 tests completed, 188 of the tests were scored a 4 or 5 (71.2%). The national average for students receiving a 4 or 5 is 34%. 183 students took at least one A.P. test (20.4% of the NRHS 06-07 population) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Committed Teaching and Support Staff <ul><li>Highly Qualified Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have a highly qualified teaching staff that is Massachusetts certified in their respective field and includes five doctorates and many other content and instructional experts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We have a complete array of Support Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four Guidance Counselors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A full-time Adjustment Counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A part-time (.8) Career Counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A learning center program to meet the needs of all learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Life Skills classrooms with comprehensive faculty and support staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Support Center Director with 2 academic liaisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 full-time nurses </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Our students experience low class sizes in terms of class average. 20.5 18.6 15.3 16.25 Latin Spanish French German 19.1 Mathematics 19.6 Science 19.7 English 20.3 Social Studies Average Class Size Subject Area
  12. 12. Curriculum SharePoint site <ul><li>Access the Curriculum SharePoint site via the main page of the High School website under the “Students” section (Student and Parent SharePoint). The site will provide more specific information about freshmen courses by level, subject matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Username: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Password: nrsd </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  13. 13. Extra-Curricular Opportunities <ul><li>Athletics: Mr. Tom O’Brien (Athletic Director) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music: </li></ul><ul><li>Drama: </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs: </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Mediation Program </li></ul>
  14. 14. Guidance Department <ul><li>Ellin Tsiaras (A-E) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trevor Short (F-Le) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jodi Specht (Li-Pe – Director of Guidance ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dan Glover (Ph-Z) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sue Allaire – Career Counselor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ms. Diana Durr (Adjustment Counselor) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dr. Glenn Williams (Team Chair/School Psychologist) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Link: http:// </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Process for Developing a Schedule <ul><li>Choose classes in March </li></ul><ul><li>Students/Parents use 1 st and 2 nd Trimester grades in combination with placement test results and 8 th grade teacher recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Receive recommendation from 8 th grade teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss at March Parent Conferences (3/27 and 3/28) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 th grade teachers’ recommendations are of critical importance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Return Course Registration form to 8 th grade teachers the week of March 31 th , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Freshmen schedules are ideally mailed to 8 th graders in late June </li></ul><ul><ul><li>***Please note that current 8 th graders will need to pass an English, mathematics, science and technology/engineering, U.S. History MCAS in order to graduate*** </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>90 credits to graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Full-year courses are 4 credits </li></ul><ul><li>Some science courses are 5, 6, or 8 credits </li></ul><ul><li>Semester courses are 2 credits </li></ul><ul><li>P.E./Wellness courses are 1 or 2 credits </li></ul>
  17. 17. Academic Levels <ul><li>Non-Leveled (NL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses are multi-grade electives that are grouped heterogeneously. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accelerated (ACC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who are recommended for this level demonstrate high levels of achievement and motivation. These courses either move at a somewhat faster pace than our college preparatory courses and/or include some additional materials that expand on topics being covered; therefore, more homework can be anticipated both in volume and in degree of difficulty. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Prep (CP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CP Courses are recommended for students who have solid levels of achievement and motivation and perform best when there is consistent explanation and repetition as well as structure and support in their instructional setting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Honors (HON) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors courses are recommended for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement through a combination of ability and motivation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement (AP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upperclassmen specific course offerings. There will be 15 from which to choose. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program of Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Sample Freshman Schedule 107 Doucette, A CP Exploratory Science/Lab 07-08 G (1-8) 205 Triantafillou, S ACC Algebra 2 & Trigonometry 07-08 F (1-8) 403B/ASC Hoover, M Directed Study 07-08 E (2,4,6,8) GymA Spedding, D NL Wellness 07-08 E (1,3,5,7) 260 Snouffer, M ACC World History 07-08 D (1-8) 328 LeBlanc, A NL Metalworking Prod & Design S2 C (1-8) 403B/ASC Hoover Directed Study S1 C (1-8) 163 Allard, D HON Spanish 2 07-08 B (1-8) 251 Winkler, K ACC English 9 07-08 A (1-8) Room Teacher Course Name Term Exp
  19. 19. Student Handbook/Agenda Review <ul><li>The tool to guide them through the day. . . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Additional Transitional Activities <ul><li>Freshmen Orientation – 8/29 in late August: 9:00-11:30. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Informational Coffees at the High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditorium Foyer from 9:00-10:30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3/11, 3/18, 3/25 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Please contact us with any questions comments, or concerns!!! <ul><li>Jeremy Roche, Principal </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] ; (978) 779-2257 (x: 3101) </li></ul><ul><li>Tracey Calo, Assistant Principal </li></ul><ul><li> tcalo ; (978) 779-2257 (x: 3111) </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Cote, Assistant Principal </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] ; (978) 779-2257 (x: 3116) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Additional Transitional Activities <ul><li>Chieftain “card” opportunities throughout January and February. </li></ul><ul><li>Incoming Freshmen Parents/Students Night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 10 th from 6:00 - ~8:00 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tri-Town Dance for 8 th graders on March 7 th in NRHS’s lower gymnasium (6:00-8:00). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will receive information about the clubs/extra-curricular activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Orientation – TBA in late August: 9:00-11:30. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Informational Coffees at the High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditorium Foyer from 9:00-10:30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 </li></ul></ul>