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Welcome to Ellington High School January 27, 2014. Agenda. General Information Student Learning Results Accreditation Safety and Security Orientation Communication Student Success Plans (SSP) Activities Core Values and Belief’s 21 st Century Learning Expectations Breakout Sessions

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Welcome to ellington high school january 27 2014

Welcome toEllington High School January 27, 2014


Welcome to ellington high school january 27 2014

Agenda

General Information

  • Student Learning Results

  • Accreditation

  • Safety and Security

  • Orientation

  • Communication

  • Student Success Plans (SSP)

  • Activities

  • Core Values and Belief’s

  • 21st Century Learning Expectations

    Breakout Sessions

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Course Selection

  • Schedule

  • Transcripts

  • College Prep


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Student learning results

Student learning results

CAPT

  • Annual average of over 90% reaching proficiency

    Honor Roll

  • 2012-2013- Over 200 students made the honor roll

  • 2013-2014 -Over 220 students made the honor roll

    AP scores:

  • EHS has been on the AP Honor Roll for 3 consecutive years for expanding opportunities and improving student performance

  • According to the College Board there are only 90 other districts in US and Canada that have earned this distinction

    Academic Expectations:

  • Not one student to date has failed to graduate as a result of not reaching our academic expectations


Neasc new england association of schools and colleges

NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges

EHS received the highest accreditation rating possible

“The Committee was impressed with many of the programs and services and wishes to commend the following”:

  • The schools inclusive and collaborative process based on current research the prominent display of core values and beliefs documents throughout the school

  • The clear and consistently designed 21st century learning expectations and

  • Accompanying school-wide rubrics aligned to the core values and beliefs

  • The positive school culture that reflects the school’s core values and beliefs


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NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges

  • The use of the core values and beliefs to guide decision-making and policy changes

  • Recent consolidation of leveled core classes from five levels to three

  • The academic and elective programs that provide an opportunity for students to succeed and develop 21st century learning skills

  • The emphasis on depth of understanding and application of knowledge through inquiry and problem-solving

  • The use of technology to support instruction


Safety and security

Safety and Security

  • Mr. Uriano, Assistant Principal

  • Mr. Corbett, Lead Teacher

  • We have security personnel

  • Video Surveillance Cameras

  • School Resource Officer

  • All doors are locked from7:15 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.

  • Administrative and Teacher visual presence

  • Breathalyzer checks


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Orientation Program

  • Three upcoming meetings are scheduled

    with the incoming 8th graders

  • A student follow up meeting approximately 2 weeks after school begins

  • Our Advisory program ensures that all students will have at least one adult that will know your child well throughout all four years of high school

  • Each student will be assigned an advisor in addition to a guidance counselor


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Communication

  • Biweekly Newsletter

  • Web Site: www.ellingtonpublicschools.org

    • Teachers are accessible via E-mail

  • Marquee sign in the front of school

  • School Messenger

  • Quarterly Report Cards with Mid–Progress Report


Student success plans ssp

Student Success Plans (SSP)

  • Mandated by the State since July 1, 2013

  • Based on developing a students Academic, Career and Social/Emotional development from grades 6-12

  • The Student Success Plan (SSP) is an individualized student driven plan that will be developed to address every student’s needs and interests to help every student stay connected in school and to achieve postsecondary educational and career goals

  • The Student Success Plan supports structures such as student portfolios


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Activities


Welcome to ellington high school january 27 2014

Activities List

  • ABS

  • Outdoor Adventure Club

  • Welcome Freshman Dance

  • Homecoming Dance

  • Snowball in early February

  • Knight Writers

  • Peer Advocates

  • Student Council

  • Peer Mediators

  • Class Officers

  • Opening Knight Players

  • Rescue Post

  • Mock Trial

  • Code Green

There is an Activities Booklet with all the activity descriptions


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COre Values and Beliefs


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21st Century learning expectations


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Breakout

Sessions

A to BSuzanne Markowski

Presentation room

C to HNancy O’Brien

Band room

I to Pa Andrea Howarth

Chorus room

Pe to ZJudi Moeller

Auditorium


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Welcome toEllington High School January 27, 2014


Counselor assignments

Counselor Assignments

A to BSuzanne Markowski

Presentation room

C to HNancy O’Brien

Band room

I to Pa Andrea Howarth

Chorus room

Pe to ZJudi Moeller

Auditorium


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

22 credits to Graduate

  • 4 credits of English

  • 3 credits of mathematics

  • 3 credits of social studies

  • 3 credits of science

  • 1 credit art/music/vocational education

  • 1 credit of physical education

  • .50 credit of world language

  • .50 credit of health education

  • .50 credit of computer applications

  • 5.5 elective credits

    Graduation Policy #6146 - CAPT see Program of Studies

    Portfolio – Advisory Group


Freshman course selection

Freshman Course Selection

  • Monday, February 3rd

  • Thursday, March 27th

  • Freshman Schedule

  • Sample Course Selection Sheet


Sample schedule

Sample Schedule

A Block: English

B Block: Math

C Block: Science

D Block: Social Studies

E Block:PE / Health

F Block: Spanish / French / Latin

G Block: Elective (you can choose)

H Block: Study Hall


Honors criteria

In order to facilitate an appropriate placement into honors level classes, students will be recommended for honors placement based on academic performance, performance assessments, teacher recommendation and student readiness.

Honors Criteria


College preparation

College Preparation

Recommended for College

  • English4 credits

  • Social Studies3 to 4 credits

  • Mathematics3 to 4 credits

  • Science3 to 4 credits

  • World Language 3 to 4 credits

  • Arts / Music / Voc 3 to 4 credits


Transcript

Transcript

  • Grades are numeric

  • Lists all courses

  • Shows attendance

  • Class rank

  • GPA

  • Mid-term and final exams not posted


Attendance policy

Attendance Policy

  • Full year course – 22 days

  • Half year course – 11 days

  • Tardy

  • Cutting Class

  • Appeal process


Academic eligibility

Academic Eligibility

All ninth grade students are eligible for fall

extracurricular activities. Beyond the transition

phase for freshmen, all students who wish to

participate in extracurricular activities must meet

each of the following academic requirements:

  • Be enrolled in at least five (5) units of work during each marking period.

  • Have a passing previous quarter grade in at least five (5) units of work including all required courses.

  • Have no more than one (1) F, regardless of the number of courses taken.


Extras

Extras

  • PLAN /ACT

  • PSAT

  • Naviance

  • Shadowing

  • College Career Pathways

  • High School Partnership


Summer freshman orientation

Summer Freshman Orientation

  • August

  • Schedules

  • Walk-through a “Real” day

  • Locker

  • Another tour

  • Handbook

  • Ice cream


Ellington high school s email and website

<<First initial>><< last name>>@ellingtonschools.net

Example:

[email protected]

Website:

http://www.ellingtonpublicschools.org

Ellington High School’s Email and Website


Ellington high school guidance office 896 2352

Mrs. Shorts – ext. 219

Mrs. Markowski – ext. 218

Mrs. O’Brien – ext. 217

Mrs. Howarth – ext 215

Mrs. Moeller – ext. 216

Ellington High School Guidance Office 896-2352


Questions and answers survey

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For attending tonight s orientation

For Attending Tonight’s Orientation


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