Kingwood Park HS. - Welcomes - The Class of 2018. To new opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and privileges. Kingwood Park High School. Principal: Lisa Drabing Associate Principal: Brian Johnson Director of Campus Support: Penne Liefer Counselor/AP House Teams
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Kingwood Park HS
- Welcomes -
The Class of 2018
To new opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and privileges
Principal: Lisa Drabing
Associate Principal: Brian Johnson
Director of Campus Support: Penne Liefer
Counselor/AP House Teams
Explorations House: Caren Barnes & Alan Corman
Global House:Lisa Mosely & Amy Wallace
Green House: Tim Hurlbert & Belinda Zoet
Humanities House:Kimberly Young & Wes Soloman
Director of Student Support Services:Lesa Pritchard
Academic Lead Teachers
Math: Theresa Head
Science: Kathleen Goerner
Social Studies: Freda Johnson
Transition Planning & Graduation Requirements
CarenBarnes & Lisa Mosely
STAAR will focus on readiness for success in subsequent courses, and ultimately, for college and career readiness.
Important resources for the course selection process:
Course Selection Guide (Online)
NCAA Eligibility Guide - Athletes
College Admissions Counselors/Websites
(foreign language, fine art, PE)
2nd semester = 72 (earns .5 credit)
Average for semester = 70 (regain .5 credit from 1st semester)
Principles of …
Athletic Coordinator: Jim Holley
Only one athletic period at a time
(1st in season should be in Bridges)
There are tryouts for most sports.
Some athletic programs begin in the summer. (Ex: Football, Cross Country & Volleyball. Watch our website, athletics page, at end of semester.)
If a student does not make the team, you will be placed in PE.
All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year.
(see KMS website, link on front page)
To add/remove courses from your child’s 4 year plan, choose the edit link in the appropriate box.
Columns = Grade Level
Rows = Subjects
Feb 7th– KMS deadline for parent/student course selection input into Bridges.com
April – list of course requests will be distributed to students.
To make a change: Update Bridges Plan, Print Plan, Submit printout to counselor
June 7th- Final Day for Schedule Change Requests = No elective changes after this date due to teacher staffing
???s – Send your student’s counselor a message through Bridges.com
Pre-AP & AP Classes
AP = Advanced Placement
Standards established by College Board
Earn college credit in high school
4 year college graduation rates
No AP courses: 29%
1 AP course: 45%
2 or more: 61%
AVG SAT Scores
No AP Courses: 1414
1 or more: 1707
80+ in previous honors course
90+ in previous level course
Know your student
What is AVID?
A program that places students with potential in advanced classes and provides them with critical support.
Open to incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th graders
All AVID students are required to be in at least one PreAP course while enrolled in the program and will receive elective credit for the AVID course.
For more information, please contact Hazel Prescott
Hazelanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-641-6632
Pre-AP/Honors Exit Request
Parent, Student, and Teacher must conference prior to request for level change
Students must attend tutorials and have assignments completed
Students being successful in Pre-AP/Honors classes are strongly encouraged to remain in the course
Advisory and Service Learning
It’s not just about teaching a curriculum; it’s about building relationships!!
“No significant learning takes place in the absence of a significant relationship.”
Dr. James Comer
Student to Advisor ratio:
20 to 1
9th Grade Dens; then,
Grade level by House.
To help students grow…
Personal Fitness class plays softball with residents from Stony Glenn
Service + Curriculum= Service Learning
Through service learning programs, students may:
100 Panther Pals
1620 ManHours of Service
Staci Tucker & Regina Garcia
What is Stuco?
Student Council is a student-run organization that focuses on promoting school spirit, uniting the student body, providing a service to the school and community, and having FUN!
Past Activities Include…
Homecoming Dance and Coronation, Morning Shows, Socials, Disney YES Leadership trip, Red Ribbon Week, Welcome Party, Faculty Breakfast, Fall Convention
Future Activities Include…
Carnival of Hope, Spring Social, Student/Faculty Basketball Game, Spring Convention, State Convention in Arlington, Disney YES Program in Orlando
Welcome to the TASC Sweepstakes award winning Kingwood Park STUCO!
Student Council '13-'14
New Member Orientation
Save the date!
Who?All prospective Stuco Members and Parents
What? Student Council 2014-15 Orientation
When?TBA – See our website in March
Why? This is your first step to learn how to get involved with the most dynamic student-led organization on campus.
Get Involved!Make Friends!Make a Difference!
Thank you for being here tonight.
We are here to help you in any way we can to ensure your child’s transition into high school is a positive experience!