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Making the Leap to High School. Ms. K. Poole, Cyreeta Hannah, Paul Dean, Pearlie Turner, and. WELCOME!. Presenter Ms. Kathy Poole, Retired High School Guidance Counselor Student Presenters Hillside New Tech High School Durham, North Carolina Pearlie Turner, Cyretta Hannah,

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Making the leap to high school

Making the Leap to High School

Ms. K. Poole, Cyreeta Hannah, Paul Dean, Pearlie Turner, and


Welcome

WELCOME!

Presenter

Ms. Kathy Poole,

Retired High School

Guidance Counselor

Student Presenters

Hillside New Tech High School

Durham, North Carolina

Pearlie Turner, Cyretta Hannah,

Paul Dean and


Transitioning to high school one step at a time

Transitioning to High SchoolOne Step at a Time

BASIC FACTS

  • You will have most of your classes with other 9th graders.

  • You will be in a homeroom with all 9th graders.

  • You will eat lunch with most other 9th graders.

  • You will have a course of study that you must follow.

  • You must stay focused!!


Major differences between middle school high school

Major Differences Between Middle School & High School

  • More freedom & more responsibility

  • You get to choose your classes

  • Your classes will be more challenging

  • More homework & more studying

  • All your classes will count toward graduation starting in grade 9.

  • All your grades are averaged into your Grade Point Average(GPA)


This session will address

This session will address:

  • How you can be successful in high school

  • How you can survive the obstacles that come with high school

  • How you can manage your schedule/time

  • How you can “have fun” and achieve

  • How you can graduate in 2014, not 2015 or later!


Lets play brain teasers

Lets Play: Brain Teasers!

“The Bus Ride”

Canisha Young

Juxtaerobix -- Brain Workout


What you want to know

What you want to know


Academic scene

Academic Scene

  • What classes should I take?

  • What will my classes be like?

  • How will I get to class on time with the crowded halls?


Social scene

Social Scene

  • What will I wear the first day?

  • Who will I have lunch with?

  • Will the cafeteria food be good?

  • How will I meet new friends?

  • When and how should I let friends go?


Extra curricular scene

Extra-curricular Scene

  • What extra-curricular activities are available?

  • How can I balance participating in extra-curricular activities while maintaining good grades?


Support scene

Support Scene

  • How will I stay focused?

  • How should I handle my new freedoms?

  • Will I have reliable counselors and teachers?

  • What help aids are available to assist me in my transition?

  • Who can I talk to when I am in need academically and socially?


Tips for transitioning to high school

Tips for Transitioning to High School

  • Make it a team effort

  • Keep a positive focus

  • Take a trial run

  • Stock up on supplies

  • Prepare for school the night before

  • Get a healthy start


Tips for surviving freshman year in high school

Tips for Surviving Freshman Year in High School

  • DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!

  • Get involved in extra curricular activities

  • Be Organized

  • Communicate with your teachers

  • Get enough z’s


Making the leap to high school

Question & Answer


Get motivated

Get Motivated!

I am good, I look good, I feel good

And there isn’t anybody like me!

And those who do not like me, can hide in the bushes and watch!

Cause this train is on a roll!

And those who don’t want to ride, can hide in the bushes and watch!


Thank you class of 2014 have a successful and productive year

THANK YOU CLASS OF 2014!HAVE A SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE YEAR!


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