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Welcome To. Oakwood Junior High 2014-2015 Principal - Dan Weckstein Counselor - Lissa Fickert ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us. SCHOOL CLIMATE. Increased Responsibility/Independence 5 R ’ s Respectful Responsible Resourceful Relationships Resilience Student Recognition

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Welcome to

WelcomeTo

Oakwood Junior High

2014-2015

Principal - Dan Weckstein

Counselor - Lissa Fickert

ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us


School climate

SCHOOL CLIMATE

  • Increased Responsibility/Independence

  • 5 R’s

    • Respectful

    • Responsible

    • Resourceful

    • Relationships

    • Resilience

  • Student Recognition

  • Lumberjack Leaders

  • National Junior Honor Society


Student expectations

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Be Here *

  • Be Engaged *

  • Use Planner

  • Do Homework On Time

  • Seek Teacher Help

  • Check Website for Assignments

  • Contact Teacher After Absences

    • 3 Day Homework Collection


Communication

COMMUNICATION

  • Keep the Channels Open

    • Teachers

    • Guidance Counselor

    • Principal

  • Telephone

  • Email

  • Attendance Office - 297-5330


Communication ojh oakwood k12 oh us

COMMUNICATIONojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us

  • Program of Study

  • Planner/Parent-Student Handbook

  • Group Emails to Parents

  • LINX

  • Announcements - subscribe

  • Calendar

  • October Conferences

  • Web Pages

  • One Call Now


Communication progress book

COMMUNICATIONProgress Book

  • Parent and Student Login

  • Parent Alerts

  • Encourage regular checks


Junior high features

JUNIOR HIGH FEATURES

  • Seven period day

  • Classes are 48 minutes in length

  • Start time is 8:15 AM

  • Dismissal time is 3:15 PM

  • Lunch hour 11:43 - 12:43

    • PayForIt.net

    • Activities

  • Take 5


Class formats

CLASS FORMATS

  • Full year - five days per week; year

    (Example - Science, Math)

  • Semester - five days per week; 18 weeks

    (Foreign Language and Health & PE)

  • Quarters - five days per week; 9 weeks

    (Example - Real Skills, Sculpture)


Class formats1

CLASS FORMATS

  • Splits - Full year - two or three days per week; year

    (Chorus, Band or Orchestra)

  • Splits - Semester - two or three days per week; 18 weeks

    (Computer Applications or Gateway)


Welcome to

Required

Classes

Music Choice

Language Choice

Art Choice

Electives


Required core courses

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Studies


Honors classes

HONORS CLASSES

  • Rigorous in nature

  • Criteria for selection

    • Standardized tests/District level test

    • Teacher Recommendations/Grades

    • Work Ethic

    • High Interest

  • Math - receives High School grade and credit in 8th Grade

  • English - Summer reading is required

  • A student may enter either Honors class in

    later grades.


Honors process

HONORS PROCESS

  • Check with current teacher

  • Contact JH Counselor

  • Student takes evaluation at the Junior High at a time/date to be determined in early May.


Required courses

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Health & Physical Education - Semester

  • Gateway to Technology - Quarter

  • Computer Applications - Quarter

  • Music Choice

  • Language/Critical Thinking Choice

  • Art (Drawing or Sculpture) - Quarter


Music choices

MUSIC CHOICES

YOU MUST SELECT AT LEAST ONE

  • Music History: Rock and Roll - Quarter

  • Performing Music Choices:

    • Chorus - 2 Days a week - all year

    • Orchestra - 3 Days a week - all year

    • Band - 3 Days a week - all year


Select only one

SELECT ONLY ONE

  • French - Semester

  • Spanish- Semester

  • Critical Thinking - Quarter

  • Literature Interpretation* - Quarter


Foreign language considerations

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Two Year Commitment

    • 7th grade - Semester

    • 8th Grade - Year

  • Receives High School grade and credit in 8th Grade

  • Rigorous in nature

  • Can lead to AP level


Foreign language considerations1

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Not for everyone in Junior High

    • May be taken in High School

  • Criteria for consideration

    • Grades

    • Language Interest

    • Schedule

  • Spanish II/French II

    • Contact Mrs. Fickert

    • Note on schedule


Other options

OTHER OPTIONS

Critical Thinking

Reasoning through reading, writing, and debate

Quarter

Literature Interpretation

Quarter

By Teacher Recommendation Only


Electives

ELECTIVES

  • Art -

    • Drawing and Painting I

    • Sculpture I

    • Drawing and Painting II*

    • Sculpture II*

  • Consumer Science -

    • Real Skills for Real People with Real Lives

    • Sew Anyway*

    • Prepare. Cook. Eat. Repeat*


Electives1

ELECTIVES

  • Study Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Video Production

  • Basic Web Design

  • Gateway - Energy and Environment

  • History on Display *

  • Robotics*

  • Jazz Band**


English math support

ENGLISH/MATH SUPPORT

Math Computation

Literature Interpretation

Additional class to math and English

Quarter

Recommendations are data driven


Study hall

STUDY HALL

  • Quiet Supervised Study Time

    • Not generally recommended

    • Try new things

    • Often not used effectively

  • Initial on sheet


Sample schedule a for lang performing music

SAMPLE SCHEDULE A (For. Lang. / Performing Music)

Period 1 Science

Period 2 Mathematics

Period 3 English

Period 4 Social Studies

Lunch

Period 5 Art/(3) Quarter Electives

Period 6 Foreign Language (Sem)/Health & P.E.(Sem)

Period 7 Perf. Music(MWF)/CompApps/Gate(2X-Sem)

(3) Quarter Electives *


Sample schedule b for lang nonperforming music

SAMPLE SCHEDULE B (For. Lang. / Nonperforming Music)

Period 1 Science

Period 2 Mathematics

Period 3 English

Period 4 Social Studies

Lunch

Period 5 Foreign Language (Sem)/Health & P.E.(Sem)

Period 6 (4) Quarter Electives

Period 7 Comp.Apps/ Music History /Art/Gateway

(4) Quarter Electives *


Sample schedule c critical nonperforming music

SAMPLE SCHEDULE C (Critical /Nonperforming Music)

Period 1 Science

Period 2 Mathematics

Period 3 English

Period 4 Social Studies

Lunch

Period 5 (4) Quarter Electives

Period 6 Critical/Qtr. Elect/Health & P.E. (Semester)

Period 7 Comp.Apps/ Music History /Art/Gateway

(5) Quarter Electives *


Sample schedule d critical performing music

SAMPLE SCHEDULE D (Critical / Performing Music)

Period 1 Science

Period 2 Mathematics

Period 3 English

Period 4 Social Studies

Lunch

Period 5 4 Quarter Electives

Period Art/Critical Thinking/& P.E.(Sem)

Period 7 Perf. Music(MWF)/CompApps/Gate (2X-Sem)

(4) Quarter Electives *


Additional topics

ADDITIONAL TOPICS

  • Fine arts classes - Ohio Core/Honors

  • Learning Center

    • Regularly scheduled period

    • Recommend foreign language is taken in H.S.

  • Special requests for a particular class

  • Moving?

  • Please take time to select your choices, dropping or adding a class tends to be difficult


Summer school

SUMMER SCHOOL

  • Real Skills

    • 8:00-12:00

    • First 2 weeks of summer

    • $75 + $25 (materials)

    • March 17th - sign up begins


Immunization

IMMUNIZATION

  • The Tdap (Tetanus Booster) for seventh-grade students is required by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) prior to admittance to junior high school.

  • Please return forms with your course selection sheet or return to the Junior High Office.


Course selection sheet

COURSE SELECTION SHEET

  • Parent’s signature/email/ daytime phone #’s

  • Choices clearly marked

  • Rank order of electives

  • Study Hall Initialed

  • Return to Homeroom teacher by February 11, 2014


Activities and athletics

ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS

  • Activities

    • Clubs and Organizations

    • Generally meet during lunch periods

  • Athletics

    • Cheerleading

      • Parent Meeting - March 5 @ 6p in HS Library

      • Clinic - March 22 @ 8-12*

      • Open Gym - March 25 @ 4-6

      • Tryouts -March 27 @ 4-9

    • Physical* - May 28th @ 5:30

    • All Fall sports begin week of August 4th


Upcoming dates

UPCOMING DATES

  • February 11 - Schedules due to homeroom teachers

  • May 12 & 13 - Sixth graders visit Junior High

  • July - Schedules mailed

  • August 15 - Orientation

  • August 19 - School Starts


Contact information

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Dan Weckstein - Principal

    • [email protected]

  • Lissa Fickert - Counselor

    • [email protected]

  • Dawne Roeckner - Secretary

    • [email protected]

      297-5328

  • Barbara McCray - Attendance Secretary

    • [email protected]

      297-5330

  • Randy Neff -Athletic Director

    • neff. [email protected]

      297-5342


Welcome to

Required

Classes

Music Choice

Language Choice

Art Choice

Electives


Welcome to1

WelcomeTo

Oakwood Junior High

2014-2015

Principal - Dan Weckstein

Counselor - Lissa Fickert

ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us


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