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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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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
Counselors
  • 9: Tonya Lewis

Kristen Cherry

  • 10-12: Stacie Ballard

Marna Craig

Jennifer Janney

Lara Travis

graduation requirements 2013
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
english 4 credits
English – 4 Credits
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV

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

math 4 credits
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)
science 3 credits
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
social studies 4 credits
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

personal finance 0 5 credit
Personal Finance – 0.5 Credit
  • New for Class of 2013
  • ½ Credit Class
  • Will teach students the importance of financial responsibility
  • 11th Grade
lifetime wellness 1 5 credits
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.

additional path 6 credits
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
freshman year
Freshman Year
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • World Geography*
  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Elective
    • Foreign Language
    • Fine Art
    • Elective Focus Course
tidbits
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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Business Management & Analysis

  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Health Science
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Information Technology
  • Design/

Pre-Construction

  • Marketing
  • Broadcasting & Journalism
  • Design Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Military Science
course levels
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
graduating with honors
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
wcs grading scale
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
uniform grading policy
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

student progress
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
student achievement
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)
your registration appointment
Your Registration Appointment
  • WMS: March 2-5
  • SMS: March 9-12
  • 15 minutes only
  • Be early!
  • Remind your student
how to be prepared
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
sign up for appointment
Sign Up for Appointment
  • Following tonight’s presentation
    • Sunset: In Commons Area
    • Woodland: In Cafeteria
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PTO
  • Cherie Hammond, president-elect
teams

TEAMS

T - Together

E - Everyone

A - Achieves

M - More!

student booster club
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.
functions
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.
parent involvement
Parent Involvement
  • Pay the dues…only $10.00 as a Freshman.
    • Provide a legible email address…critical!
  • Sign-up to volunteer!
  • JOIN TONIGHT!
leadership for team 2013
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
booths in commons area
Booths in Commons Area
  • RHS Spiritwear
  • PTO/TEAMS