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Rising Freshman Night Class of 2013 Principal Dr. Pam Vaden Assistant Principals Grade 9 Mr. Robin Dickerson Grade 10 Dr. Reggie Mason Grade 11 Mrs. Lily Leffler Grade 12 Mrs. Leigh Webb Counselors 9: Tonya Lewis Kristen Cherry 10-12: Stacie Ballard Marna Craig

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Rising Freshman Night

Class of 2013


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Principal

Dr. Pam Vaden

Assistant Principals

Grade 9 Mr. Robin Dickerson

Grade 10 Dr. Reggie Mason

Grade 11 Mrs. Lily Leffler

Grade 12 Mrs. Leigh Webb


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Counselors

  • 9: Tonya Lewis

    Kristen Cherry

  • 10-12: Stacie Ballard

    Marna Craig

    Jennifer Janney

    Lara Travis


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Graduation Requirements 2013

  • Complete all graduation requirements

  • Earn 23 credits

  • Pass End-of-Course Exams

    • Math Foundations II

    • Algebra I

    • English I

    • English II

    • Biology

    • Physical Science

    • U.S. History



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English – 4 Credits

  • English I

  • English II

  • English III

  • English IV

    English electives (Speech, Read 180, etc.) do not fulfill these requirements.


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Math – 4 Credits

Must take math every year of high school.

  • Algebra I - 1 Credit

  • Geometry - 1 Credit

  • Algebra II - 1 Credit

  • Upper Level Math - 1 Credit

    • Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry

    • Discrete Math

    • Statistics

    • AP Statistics

    • Pre-Calculus

    • Calculus (Honors or AP)


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Science – 3 Credits

  • Biology - 1 Credit

  • Chemistry or Physics - 1 Credit

  • Additional Lab Science - 1 Credit

    • Physical Science

    • Ecology

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • AP Biology

    • AP Chemistry

    • AP Physics


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Social Studies – 4 Credits

1. World Geography - 1 Credit

*May be waived with principal

permission.

2. World History - 1 Credit

*May be substituted with

AP European History

3. U.S. History - 1 Credit

4. U.S. Government - ½ Credit

Economics - ½ Credit


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Personal Finance – 0.5 Credit

  • New for Class of 2013

  • ½ Credit Class

  • Will teach students the importance of financial responsibility

  • 11th Grade


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Lifetime Wellness – 1.5 Credits

1. Lifetime Wellness: 1 credit, 9th Grade

- Or 2 years JROTC

2. Physical Education: ½ credit, 11th Grade

-May be waived if student participates in physical activity through RHS.


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Additional Path – 6 Credits

  • Foreign Language – 2 credits

  • Fine Art - 1 credit

  • Elective Focus – 3 credits

    • Humanities & Fine Arts

    • Math & Science

    • AP

    • Military Science

    • Career & Technical Ed


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Freshman Year

  • English

  • Math

  • Science

  • World Geography*

  • Lifetime Wellness

  • Elective

    • Foreign Language

    • Fine Art

    • Elective Focus Course


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Tidbits….

  • Study Hall vs. No Study Hall

  • World Geography vs. World History in 9th

  • Art – must sign contract

  • Required courses cannot count toward elective focus

  • CAN’T re-take a class you’ve already passed

  • Look at Program of Studies for course descriptions




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  • Design/

    Pre-Construction

  • Marketing

  • Broadcasting & Journalism

  • Design Communications

  • Computer Science

  • Military Science


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Course Levels

  • Standard

  • Honors

    • Provide a greater challenge

    • Cover more material at a FASTER pace

    • Honors Portfolio

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

    • College-level courses with a prescribed core curriculum

    • College credit granted by many colleges/universities


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Graduating with Honors

  • Tennessee Honors Recognition

    • GPA 3.0+

  • Williamson County Honors Diploma

    • GPA 3.5+

    • 14 Honors and/or AP Courses

    • 4 years math and science

  • Ravenwood Honors Diploma

    • GPA 3.0+

    • All courses taken at the Honors level when offered

    • 5 AP courses

    • 4 years math, 4 years science, 3 years foreign language


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WCS Grading Scale

  • A          91-100

  • B          81-90

  • C          72-80

  • D          70-71

  • F          Below 70

  • WEIGHTED GRADES:

    • Advanced Placement (A.P) – 5 points

    • Honors Courses – 3 points


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Uniform Grading Policy

WCS Grading Scale

Number Grade Reg Hon AP

97-100 A 4.0 4.5 5.0

94-96 A 3.7 4.2 4.7

91-93 A 3.5 4.0 4.5

87-90 B 3.3 3.8 4.3

84-86 B 3.0 3.5 4.0

81-83 B 2.7 3.2 3.7

77-80 C 2.3 2.8 3.3

72-76 C 2.0 2.5 3.0

70-71 D 1.0 1.5 1.9

0-69 F 0.0 0.0 0.0

State Uniform Scale

A = 93-100 4.0

B = 85-92 3.0

C = 75-84 2.0

D = 70-74 1.0


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Student Progress

  • Report Cards are mailed quarterly

  • Progress reports are mailed at the mid-term

  • Parent Connection

  • Cumulative GPA is based on semester grade averages

  • Homework Pages


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Student Achievement

  • Honor Roll is based on quarter GPA and grades

    • Principal’s List – 4.0+ (no C’s)

    • High Honor Roll – 3.75 – 3.99 (no C’s)

    • Honor Roll – 3.5 – 3.74 (no C’s)


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Your Registration Appointment

  • WMS: March 2-5

  • SMS: March 9-12

  • 15 minutes only

  • Be early!

  • Remind your student


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How to Be Prepared

  • Arrive early!

  • Bring:

    • Completed blue registration sheet

    • Completed residence affidavit

    • Completed enrollment form

    • 2 utility bills (electric, gas, water)

  • Know your elective focus


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Sign Up for Appointment

  • Following tonight’s presentation

    • Sunset: In Commons Area

    • Woodland: In Cafeteria


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PTO

  • Cherie Hammond, president-elect


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TEAMS

T - Together

E - Everyone

A - Achieves

M - More!


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Student Booster Club

  • Operates under the PTO, but with separate dues.

  • A TEAM for each grade level based on the year of graduation…next year’s will be TEAM 2013.

  • Purpose is to create positive experiences for each student.

  • Works closely with Student Council and the Administration.


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Functions:

  • Special Projects

    • Homecoming: float building

    • Dances: Valentine Dance, Winter Semi-Formal, Prom

    • Fundraising: Some established, some new

    • Other: Always open for creative opportunities!

  • Student Appreciation/Raptor Rewards: Treat received by every student during school. Freshman get 2 per year…Seniors get one per month.

  • Teacher Appreciation/Hospitality: Host 2 themed luncheons per year for faculty and staff, plus provide food for parent information sessions.

  • Parent Information Sessions: Assist Counselors with putting on 2 sessions per year.


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Parent Involvement

  • Pay the dues…only $10.00 as a Freshman.

    • Provide a legible email address…critical!

  • Sign-up to volunteer!

  • JOIN TONIGHT!


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Leadership for TEAM 2013

  • Overall Co-Chairs:

    • Emily Hastings

  • Co-Chairs for Special Events:

    • Open….

  • Co-Chairs for Raptor Rewards:

    • Carla Arnette and Robin O’Shields

  • Co-Chairs for Hospitality:

    • Raquel Kay and Nancy McGinnity


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Booths in Commons Area

  • RHS Spiritwear

  • PTO/TEAMS


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