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Welcome Class of 2021 The Freshman Academy

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Welcome Class of 2021 The Freshman Academy

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  1. Welcome Class of 2021The Freshman Academy 2017-2018 School Year Matawan Regional High School

  2. What is the Freshman Academy?????

  3. A Team Approach to Learning…

  4. MISSION To assist the incoming freshmen in making a successful transition into high school, become lifelong learners and meet the rigorous high school academic standards.

  5. How do we achieve this??? Providing programs and supports designed to address the unique needs of the 9th grade student. Goals of: • Increased Academic Achievement • Social-Emotional Development

  6. STRUCTURE Dedicated Administrator Dedicated Counselor Dedicated Team of Teachers ENGLISH HISTORY SCIENCE MATH Collaborative Planning

  7. TEAM APPROACH • Weekly Meetings • Team • Department • Parent • Collaborative Planning • Coordinate Lessons/ Projects • Timelines • Collaborative Interventions • Student Action Plans • Intervention & Referral Services

  8. PURPOSE • Build Rapport • Nourish Student Growth • Academically • Socially • Emotionally • Create a sense of unity and community within the freshman class • Team Challenges • Grade Level Competitions • Trans-Disciplinary Lessons/ Themes • Early Intervention

  9. BENEFITS • Increased Academic Achievement • Increased Student Attendance, Attitudes and Behavior • Promotes positive feelings about self and others • Stronger Student-Teacher Relationships

  10. 2016-2017 Highlights • Orientation Program • Freshman Team Challenge • Anti-Bullying Campaign • Team Assemblies • Group Counseling • Academic Classroom Presentations • Introduction to Naviance • Monmouth University Leadership Conference • Peer Tutoring • “Good Apples” Program • Battle of the Classes • Elevate Education Program • Steered Straight Program • The Honorable Husky

  11. What’s New for 2017-2018 • Civic Leadership Transition Program

  12. What’s New for 2017-2018 • Career Empowerment • Study Skills • College & Career Exploration • Financial Literacy • The Honorable Husky • Student Incentive Program

  13. ORIENTATION PROGRAM The Goal of Today’s Program was to…. Today’s Program • Co-Curricular Fair • Scavenger Hunt • Classroom Activities • Civic Leadership • Ice Breaker Activities • Guided Tour • Goal Setting Activity • Learning Style Quiz

  14. TODAY’S MESSAGE • Fresh Start • Take Accountability • Get Involved • Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help!!!

  15. What you need to know…

  16. STUDENT EXPECTATIONS • Adhere to the student handbook • Possess accountability and pride in their behavior and academics • Explore their interests in extra curricular activities • Engage and take ownership in their education • Communicate with their parents on their progress

  17. PARENT EXPECTATIONS • Review Student Agenda • Stay In-Touch • Parent Portal • Parent/ Teacher Communication • Activities • Get/ Stay Involved!!!

  18. SPORTS, CLUBS & ACTIVITIES • Athletic Participation • Fall/ Winter/ Spring • Eligibility • High School • College • Informational Session for the College Bound Student Athlete 8/30/2017 • Co-Curricular Clubs

  19. STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES • Graduation Requirements • Testing Requirements • Academic Supports • Social-Emotional Supports • School Counselors • Student Assistance Coordinator • Effective School Solutions • YMCA

  20. Concerns that students may seek assistance for may include: • Depression • Anxiety •  Grief/Loss •  Substance Abuse •  Family Problems •  Social Skills •  Abuse/Neglect •  Self-Esteem •  Crisis Intervention •  Anger Management

  21. In Closing….

  22. COMMUNICATIONIS KEY!!!

  23. Thank You!!!! It’s a Great Day to be a Husky! Michael C. Wells Assistant Principal mwells@marsd.org