Welcome Ninth Grade Parent Orientation August 2011 8:30 am Coffee and donuts available in the student center
Prayer & Welcome Terry Lee, President Lauren Lek, Principal
Student Perspective Chris Castro, Sophomore Marcus Coronel, Senior
Parent Perspective Maria Heath, mother of Kristyn ‘08 and Khloe ‘14
Freshman Parent Tips • Listen • Stay Connected • Support
Co-Curricular Program Christine Krisman, Athletic Director Katie Teekell, Assistant Principal of Campus Life
Fall Sports: Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Rally Squad Moreau Catholic Athletics 2011-12
Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball,Boysand Girls SoccerRally Squad
Spring Sports: Softball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Badminton, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, Boys Volleyball
Moreau Athletes Learn: • Commitment • Time Management • Teamwork • Sportsmanship • Responsibility • Respect
Your Role as a parent! • Attend all the contests you can! • Support the Athletic Department by becoming a booster member • Volunteer to work the crab feed, snack bar, booster events, team parent • Get to know the other parents on the team • Turn in an athletic packet by Monday the 15th with no penalty (after that there is a $20.00 late fee) • Support the rest of the teams by coming to the games! • Enjoy the high school experience!
Faith and Service Program Peter Shelley, Faith and Service Director Michael Aquino & Katie Teekell Assistant Principals
Role of APs & Counselors in Supporting your StudentAP & Counselor assignments determined by student’s last name Joe Hudelson(A-D) Michael Aquino (E-N) Katie Teekell(O-Z) Audrey Sillers(A-Bi) Ian Farr (Bo-I) Dianna Heise(J-P) Jim Patterson (Q-Z)
Tools for Students & Parents Services of Assistant Principal & Counsleor Freshman Requirements Shield the Vulnerable Alcohol Edu Family Connection
Purpose of Implementing Alcohol Edu Course • Basic Tenets of MCHS • Drug and Alcohol Task Force Use of PAS (Passive Alcohol Sensor) at all dances
Alcohol Edu • Reduces the likelihood that youth will engage in underage drinking • Improves knowledge of alcohol and its effects • Motivates behavior change • Increases student’s ability to develop important personal and social skills • Supports safer, healthier decisions regarding alcohol
Course Includes • 3 chapters of fact-and skills-based, alcohol-related content • Interactive exercises • Pre-Test and Final Exam • Surveys measuring attitudes and behaviors
Why AlcoholEdu for High School? • Engages Students • Undermines support for underage drinking • Increases alcohol-related knowledge • Motivates students to change behavior
College Planning • Family Connection- Naviance • Test Day (October 12th): Explore; PLAN for Sophs, PSAT for Seniors • Scheduling & course planning in the 2nd semester
Partnership in Support Lauren Led, Principal with Joe Hudelson & Michael Aquino, Assistant Principals
Communicating with the School • We encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern. If you are unclear or need further clarification, the receptionist or your child’s Assistant Principal can assist you at our main number, (510) 881-4300. • Communication begins with the teacher, coach, counselor or program director first, then your student’s Assistant Principal.
Partnership in Support:Key Policies Dress Code Attendance Academic Integrity Detentions: regular & Saturday Campus Safety: Closed campus, campus supervisors on campus until 7pm
Academic Integrity Let’s work together Students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators Atmosphere of honesty and respect in all areas When in doubt, communicate!
Pearls of Wisdom from Teachers Ask Teachers Check and VERIFY Don’t OVEREXTEND, help with organization Print at Home Create Monitored Workspace
Academic Integrity Tutorial For 1st incident only Learning opportunity- not disciplinary
MCHS Resources Available for Student Success • Academic Support Center • Collaboration and After School till 3 pm, Room A04 • Assistant Principal/Counselor Model • Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences • Collaboration Time: Activity/Academic • Power School
Thursday, August 25th 6:45 pm begins with 0 period 7:00 pm begins with 2nd period 9:00 conclusion Back to school night
Communicate With your student Empower them to troubleshoot, communicate, advocate for themselves With their teachers Support MCHS mission & policies
Becoming a Tech Savvy Parent: Technology, Student Learning, and Parenting Presented by: Michael Aquino, Assistant Principal of Instruction Anne Arriaga, Librarian
“With media use so ubiquitous, it is time to stop arguing over whether it is good or bad and accept it as part of children’s environment, like the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat.” • Dr. Michael Rich, Director, Center on Media and Child Health • Children’s Hospital Boston
59% of online teens say they discuss education topics online. 50% of online teens say they are specifically discussing schoolwork. (From National Association of School Boards Association, 2007)
Setting Boundaries Boundaries are about setting the bottom line or making agreements about what is acceptable and what is not.
Tips for Setting Boundaries Explain why it’s important Mutually negotiated Not too many
Cyberbullying Any behavior by students that willfully and repeatedly demeans or harasses a person or persons through electronic means (using information or devices such as texting/instant messaging, site postings, photos, or video).
32% of teens report they have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online activities (girls more than boys and those who are posting online more). However… 67%, said that bullying and harassment happens more offline than online. (From the 2009 Pew Internet Report)
CYBERBULLYING Can happen 24/7 Texts, Facebook, IMs, Photos, etc. Listen, ask questions See for yourself Keep a copy Contact school, authorities, service provider
Of the 75% of teens who have cell phones: • 83% use their phones to take pictures. • 64% share pictures with others. • 60% play music on their phones. • 54% text daily • 46% play games on their phones. • 32% exchange videos on their phones. • 31% exchange instant messages on their phones. • 23% access social networking sites on their phones. • (From the 2009 Pew Internet Report)