Welcome Parents! Getting Ready for High School: Everything You Need to Know! Mrs. Dowty ~ A-K last names Mrs. Jennings ~ L-Z last names. As a table, please spend a few minutes to list any questions you would like answered at today’s meeting ~ thank you!. The Road to High School!.
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Welcome Parents!Getting Ready for High School:Everything You Need to Know!Mrs. Dowty ~ A-K last namesMrs. Jennings ~ L-Z last names
As a table, please spend a few minutes to list any questions you would like answered at today’s meeting ~ thank you!
13/14 YEAR OLDS:
-Changes in energy patterns
-Skin problems/hygiene a key issue
-Boys: voices change/growth spurts
-Girls: 95% of mature height
-High need for physical activity and snacking
13/14 YEAR OLDS: SOCIAL
13/14 YEAR OLDS: Language
How parents can help students build self advocacy skills:
*Studentto communicate with teacher:
Ask questions during class
Discuss problems or concerns with teachers before or after class, in the morning or after school
Participate in after school help
*Clarification of homework assignments:
Student to use planner consistently to write down assignments
Student to use team homework page on the school website
Student to call a peer
Student to ask parents for assistance
*Student and Parents review Parent Portal together:
Student follows up with teacher on missing assignments, low scores
*Student comes to guidance regarding academic, social, or personal concerns
Timeline to High SchoolFall 2013
October: All students established Power School accounts
Letter sent home from SWHS to all families regarding transition information
October 29th: Cheney Tech Open House ~ 6 PM
Nov. 4th:SWHS Family Curriculum Night ~ 6:30 PM
Nov. 6th: Rockville Vo-Ag Open House ~ 6 PM
Nov. 14th: Prince Tech Open House ~ 5:30 PM
MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED, & RETURNED!
All students must take the following classes:
*These required classes total five credits.
*Students will need to choose up to two more credits in elective courses. If students require math, reading, or resource support, those are considered elective courses.
4 credits of English
4 credits of math
3 credits of science
3 credits of social studies
1 credit of PE
½ credit of health
2 credits of career and technology
1 credit of world language
1 credit of fine arts
4 ½ credits of electives
Thank you for coming ~
please complete the evaluation and enjoy this exciting year with your