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  1. Welcome Class of 2014! Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night Wilsonville High School April 8, 2010

  2. Introductions • Andy Sommer- Principal • Carlos Sequeira - Assistant Principal • Janice Leonetti- Assistant Principal • Mike Henderson- Athletic Director • Donna Servignat- Student Activities Director • Sally Simich- Instructional Coordinator, Special Education • Alyson Leatherman- Counselor (A-Lio) • Christine Lindberg- Counselor (Lit-Z) • Lyndi Tucker- College & Career Coordinator • Elizabeth Hamer- Link Crew Coordinator

  3. Agenda • Academics • Graduation Requirements • Recommended Courses for 9th Grade Students • College Bound Students • Oregon University “D” Policy and Student GPAs • Online Forecasting • Summer School • Athletics • Activities • Art • Question & Answer

  4. Academics

  5. Graduation RequirementsClass of 2014

  6. Graduation Requirements, cont. Class of 2014 • Demonstrate proficiency in Essential Skills: • Read and comprehend a variety of text • Write clearly and accurately • Apply mathematics in a variety of settings • Students will have multiple options and opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in the Essential Skills by: • Achieving a state determined score on the state assessment tests (OAKS) in reading, writing and mathematics • Achieving a state determined score on another standardized test (SAT, ACT, etc.) • Completing an approved locally scored assessment such as a work sample or student project • Students will begin state testing in the 10th or 11th grade

  7. Freshmen Recommended Courses

  8. Sample Freshmen Schedule

  9. Maximizing Freshman Success • Science • Fundamentals of Biology • Begin science sequence sophomore year • World Language • Begin language sequence sophomore year • Jump Start • All boys elective to support other content areas • Math Lab • Elective to improve student success in math • Reading & Writing Lab • Elective to improve student success in language arts • Homework Club & Saturday School • After school, Tuesday – Thursday • One Saturday per month

  10. College Bound Students

  11. Advanced Placement Courses (AP) • WHS offers 18 different AP courses in the following curriculum areas: • English, Math, Science, Social Science, World Language and Art • Benefits include: • Rigorous, college level coursework; potential to earn college credit in high school; and bonus point on GPA • Students typically take their first AP course in the 10th grade

  12. Oregon University System “D” Policy • Students must satisfactorily complete, with a grade of C or better, 14 core subject requirements. • 4 years of English • 3 years of Math culminating in Algebra II or higher • 2 years of Science (3 yrs to graduate from WHS) • 3 years of Social Science • 2 years of the same World Language

  13. OUS Recommended Student GPAs • University of Oregon – 3.4 • Oregon State University – 3.0 • Portland State University – 3.0 • Oregon Institute of Technology – 3.0 • Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon and Southern Oregon Universities – 2.75

  14. Post-Secondary Tools • Family Connection • Web-based software purchased by the district to assist in the college planning process • http://connection.naviance.com/wilsonville • Career Information System (CIS) • Web-based software purchased by the district to provide a system of occupational and educational information to help students learn about the world of work and education. • http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/home/ • Username: Wilsonville • Password: wildcats • CIS services include: multiple self assessments, college searches, and career searches • Students can maintain an individual career planning portfolio

  15. Online Forecasting • The counselors visited Wood Middle School and Athey Creek Middle School to explain the online forecasting process • Athey: Tuesday, April 6 • Wood: Wednesday and Thursday, April 7 and 8 • Students must complete the forecasting process by Friday, April 16 • Students log in on the WHS website: • http://www.wvhs.wlwv.k12.or.us/ • Attendance & Grades • Use Login and Pass Pin • Demonstration

  16. Online Forecasting, cont. • Courses have been pre-loaded: • English 9 • Math 9 (middle school recommendations for either Algebra I, Geometry or Advanced Algebra) • Biology • World History • Wellness I • Courses students select: • World Language (Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish) • Electives (PE, Art, Music, Drama, etc.)

  17. Online Forecasting, cont. • Each time a change is made, an email will be sent to the student’s email, the parent’s email and to the school for counselors to review • In late August, students will receive a copy of their schedule and there will be a designated day to make changes with their high school counselor, if necessary • School photos will be taken on the 9th grade scheduling day, prior to the start of school

  18. Summer School • WHS will host Summer School • Summer School begins on Monday, June 28th and ends on Tuesday, July 27th • Freshmen can register for Wellness I • Please visit the WHS website at Academics/Summer School for registration forms and class schedule

  19. Athletics

  20. Athletics • 21 total sports teams compete in the fall, winter and spring • Important to get medical clearance • Be aware of summer conditioning/training • Coaches Contacts- Please see handout or explore Athletics on the WHS website for more information

  21. Activities

  22. Activities • Link Crew • Summer Orientation for 9th grade students in late August/early September • Students will receive a postcard and phone call reminder • Club Fair • Typically, in the first month of school at lunch • Students are also welcome to start a club • Explore Activities & Clubs on the WHS website for more information

  23. Activities • Key Club • Science Club • Anime • National Honor Society • Debate Club • Model United Nations • Art Club • Student Watershed Research Project (SWRP) • Homework Club • Random Acts of Kindness • Future Hispanic Leaders • Willie Fit • Robotics • Asian Club • Literary Magazine • Equestrian Team • Snowboarding Team • Student Government • Ballroom Dance Club

  24. The Arts

  25. The Arts • Art • Variety of introductory and advanced courses, Art Club and Exhibitions • Music • Choir/Band Program • Drama • Acting courses and seasonal productions • Professional Technical • Variety of introductory and advanced courses and clubs • Explore The Arts on the WHS website for more information

  26. Helpful Websites • To download copies of the Forecasting Guide, please visit the WHS website at Academics/Forecasting Information • To review the district K-12 academic curriculum, please visit: http://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/DistrictDepts/CurrInstr/K12AcadProgs.asp

  27. Question & Answer

  28. Thank You for Attending our Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night! • Please complete an evaluation before leaving • We look forward to seeing you in the fall!