ZBTHS Freshman Orientation Presentation 1 26,27, 2010


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This presentation is meant for incoming freshman attending Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 for the Zion-Benton and New Tech High Schools.

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ZBTHS Freshman Orientation Presentation 1 26,27, 2010

  1. 1. Anne Buck, Principal www.ntzb.org Jumpstart your future! Brian Curtin, Principal www.zbths.org Our Mission: "To promote self-worth, social responsibility, and lifelong learning in partnership with our community." B Z nt new tech high @ zion-benton east @
  3. 3. HIRABLE SKILLS Job Outlook 2008, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  4. 4. Top 10 Qualities/Skills Employers Want <ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills (works well with others) </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-direction </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility/adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skills  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Graduation and Beyond <ul><li>All students must receive a quality education that enables them to successfully pursue post secondary education. </li></ul><ul><li>(college, trade schools, military, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Average salary without a H.S. diploma = $18,793 </li></ul><ul><li>Average salary with a H.S. diploma = $27,915 </li></ul><ul><li>Average salary with a B.A. degree = $51,206 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: US Census Bureau </li></ul>
  6. 6. The High School Journey Begins ? What will it take to be successful in High School?
  7. 7. High School is a New Beginning <ul><li>Attendance is essential. Be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletics, NJROTC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs, Student Government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish relationships with teachers and other adults </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow the rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read through the student handbook as a family </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. HIERARCHY OF NEEDS High School success is dependent upon many factors
  10. 10. Essential Core Principles <ul><li>all students will take a rigorous course of studies. </li></ul><ul><li>its instructional methods and curriculum must be designed to meet the learning needs of all students. </li></ul><ul><li>all students must develop skills and subject area competencies necessary for college readiness and success in life. </li></ul><ul><li>student learning is enhanced by curriculum that is content-based and interdisciplinary, incorporating both historical and contemporary contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>students develop critical thinking skills and maximize their learning through the study of open-ended questions and analyses of multiple interpretations. </li></ul>District 126 is a learning community that believes:
  11. 11. Essential Core Principles <ul><li>it is responsible for fostering a culture that empowers a collaborative staff, purposefully focused on student achievement and the use of data to inform decisions and practice. </li></ul><ul><li>in utilizing relevant, contemporary debate to foster civic consciousness and prepare students for responsible citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>all students are enriched through collaboration and cooperation in order to gain insights and understandings about our global community. </li></ul>District 126 is a learning community that believes:
  12. 12. Common Core Curriculum <ul><li>Three Tier Framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular – Advanced – Honors Pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Core Curriculum for all Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community of Learners – Staff and Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alignment to College Readiness Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal – Content Reinforcement Across Grade Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical – Sequence Across Grade Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagonal – Non-Restrictive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to All Regardless of Entry Placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased Rigor and Relevance </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. ACT-CRS SKILLS ALIGNMENT English, Reading, and Science **Students will be concurrently enrolled in Interactive Language Skills to assist in further skills acquisition. College Readiness Skills (CRS) Scoreband 9 th 10 th 11th Regular Advanced Honors Regular Advanced Honors Regular Advanced Honors 33-36 Secondary 25% Secondary 25% Primary 60% 28-32 Secondary 25% Secondary 25% Primary 50% Secondary 25% Primary 50% Review 40% 24-27 Secondary 25% Primary 50% Secondary 25% Primary 50% Review 25% Primary 50% Review 25% 20-23 Secondary 20% Primary 50% Review 25% Primary 50% Review 25% Review 25% 16-19 Primary 50% Review 25% Review 25% 1-15 Review 30%**
  14. 14. Placing Your Student & Course Selection <ul><li>Four Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EXPLORE Test scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eighth grade teacher recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your student’s post-high school plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent discussions </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Interventions <ul><li>Response to Intervention (RtI) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Hive </li></ul><ul><li>Math Academy & Interactive Language </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Labs in Lieu of Study Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring – SES, Talent Search, NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Work Keys and Learning Express </li></ul><ul><li>9 th Period </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Athlete Study Tables </li></ul><ul><li>ACT Test Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assistance Program (SAP) </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory & CLASS Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance & Special Services </li></ul>
  16. 18. Credit Recovery <ul><li>Failure is not an option. But………. </li></ul><ul><li>Before School </li></ul><ul><li>After School </li></ul><ul><li>Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Correspondence Class (if appropriate) </li></ul><ul><li>  These options, should you need them, are at the student/parent expense. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Parents as Partners <ul><li>Support and Encourage on the Home Front </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework & Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage Extracurricular Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converse about School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor Student Progress – Utilize Family Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join your School’s Parent Network Association </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Athletics <ul><li>Students must be academically eligible – passing four or more ½ credit courses </li></ul><ul><li>Students must have a permission form signed by parent(s)/guardian </li></ul><ul><li>Students must pay the $100 athletic fee </li></ul><ul><li>Students must have a current physical exam signed by a physician </li></ul><ul><li>Watch upcoming Beeline newsletter for summer camp opportunities and pre-school fall startup practices. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Prior to Starting School <ul><li>Proof of Residency </li></ul><ul><li>ALL Freshmen need a physical – students will not be admitted to school without their physical </li></ul><ul><li>Current updated immunization records </li></ul><ul><li>Birth certificate if not already on file with junior high </li></ul><ul><li>Paid fees – to be paid at schedule pick-up </li></ul><ul><li>Free-reduced lunch paperwork, if applicable </li></ul><ul><li>PE uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul>
  20. 22. Timelines/Deadlines <ul><li>Deadline to apply to New Tech High </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 29, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course requests to be collected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 23, 24 & 25, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confirmation Sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailed in April, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deadline for Course Selection Changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May of 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer School registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begins May, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schedule Pick-Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begins the week of August 16, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Orientation Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 24, 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Communication <ul><li>Where to get more student information </li></ul><ul><li>www.zbths.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ntzb.org </li></ul><ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>IMC </li></ul><ul><li>Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>
  22. 24. Come join us! Brian Curtin, Principal Zion-Benton Twp. High School www.zbths.org Anne Buck, Principal New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East www.ntzb.org B Z nt new tech high @ zion-benton east @