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Welcome to Berea High School 8 th Grade Parent Meeting Agenda January 21, 2009 Welcome & Introductions Mr. Vincenzo Ruggiero, Principal Modified Block Schedule/Freshmen Mentoring Mr. Michael Draves, Asst. Principal Scheduling Process - Mrs. Susan Kelley, Guidance Curriculum Leader

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Welcome to

Berea High School

8th Grade Parent MeetingAgendaJanuary 21, 2009

  • Welcome & Introductions
    • Mr. Vincenzo Ruggiero, Principal
  • Modified Block Schedule/Freshmen Mentoring
    • Mr. Michael Draves, Asst. Principal
  • Scheduling Process

- Mrs. Susan Kelley, Guidance Curriculum Leader

  • General Questions
    • Mrs. Susan Kelley, Guidance Curriculum Leader
    • Mr. Michael Draves, Asst. Principal
    • Mr. Vincenzo Ruggiero, Principal
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BEREA HIGH SCHOOL

Student/Principal Assignment

Principal Mr. Ruggiero

Gr. 11 and A-G of Gr. 12 Mr. Korey

Ext. 5808

Gr. 10 and P-Z of Gr. 12 Mr. Mucha

Ext. 5424

Gr. 9 and H-O of Gr. 12 Mr. Draves

Ext. 5835

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BEREA HIGH SCHOOL

Student/Counselor Assignment

Grades 9-11

A-G Mrs. May Ext. 5819

H-O Miss Kolis Ext. 5826

P-Z Mr. Schuff Ext. 5812

Gr. 12 Mrs. Kelley Ext. 5829

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Berea High School

Alternative Block Schedule

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BELL SCHEDULE

2008-2009

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BELL SCHEDULE

2008-2009

SIP A / Lunch A 10:42 – 11:25

SIP B / Lunch B 11:30 – 12:12

SIP C / Lunch C 12:17 – 12:55

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BELL SCHEDULE

2008-2009

Lunch A: 10:42 – 11:20

Lunch B: 11:30 – 12 :08

Lunch C: 12:17 – 12:55

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Wednesday S.I.P. Activities

  • Freshman Mentoring Program
  • Learning centers for help in major subject areas
  • Ohio Graduation Test Preparation
  • Library and computer labs open
  • Group projects
  • Intramurals
  • Special group meetings
  • Make-up tests, quizzes, etc.
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Note:

  • There will be NO BLOCK SCHEDULE days during a week with three or fewer days
    • School Opening week
    • Thanksgiving week
    • Possible “snow day” weeks
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Berea High School

Freshman Mentoring Program

2008-2009 School Year

Purpose

The Freshman Mentoring Program was designed to provide freshmen with upper-class mentors to assist freshmen with the social and educational transition from middle school to high school. During the first semester, freshmen will participate in various activities each week to encourage their success at the high school level. These activities will be led by the mentors. Freshmen attendance is mandatory.

When

The Freshman Mentoring Program will take place on Wednesdays during the SIP block. All freshmen and mentors will meet in the auditorium. Students will then be dismissed to their individual classroom with their mentoring group. Each group will consist of 10-12 freshmen and two mentors.

Below are a few topics that have been covered during Freshman Mentoring:

Getting to Know Your Freshmen Mentoring Group

Berea High School Scavenger Hunt

Be A History Maker/Coat of Arms

Getting Involved at Berea High School-BHS Activities

Under the Influence

Transitions Part 1 / Guest Speaker - F. Christopher Reynolds

Making High School Count – National Presentation

Transitions Part 2/ Guest Speaker - F. Christopher Reynolds

Celebration – End of the first quarter

Grades, Transcript, etc.

Respecting Differences/ Guest Speaker - Mr. Hairston

Time Management Activity

Preparing for Exams Activity

What is Excellence? Guest Speaker – Mr. Derran Wimer

What motivates you? Guest Speaker - Mr. Matt Deevers

End of First Semester Activity

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BEREA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

FOUR YEAR PLAN

TOTAL

GRADE NINE GRADE TEN GRADE ELEVEN GRADE TWELVE REQUIRED

Credit is earned (.50 per semester) for successful completion of Algebra 1, World Language and CPE at the eighth-grade level. These credits are not

part of the student’s high school grade point average.

District standards require students to earn 22 credits to graduate. These standards require four English credits, three Science credits, three Math credits, and three Social Studies credits. Additionally, several courses listed below meet the graduation requirement in Business/Technology/Fine Arts/World Languages:

Art Department All Courses

English Department Drama Performance

Music All Courses

World Languages All Courses

Business Education All Courses

Technology Education All Courses

Computer Information Science All Courses

Ford (PAS) Building Foundations

Managing and Marketing with Data

Internship in Business

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ATHLETIC AND INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY

Participants in interscholastic sports and activities must enroll in andpass a minimum of 2.5 credits per semester (excluding MVP and RSVP) and have a 1.5 or higher grade point average in the 9 weeks grading period preceding the sport to be eligible to compete. Students who do not pass 2.5 credits are ineligible for the entire next grading period. If the age of 19 is attained on or after August 1, the athlete is eligible to participate through the school year. An athlete has only eight semesters of eligibility, counting ninth grade, regardless of whether he/she has participated in athletics. Summer school credits do not pertain to athletic eligibility.

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COLLEGE RECOMMENDATIONS

It should be noted that the minimum requirements for a high school diploma do not necessarily meet the entrance requirements for post high school education. The following are the Ohio Board of Regents recommendations of college preparatory programs for unconditional acceptance at Ohio private and public college and universities:

4 units of English, with emphasis on composition

3 units of Social Studies

3 units of Mathematics (beginning with Algebra 1)

3 units of Science

2 units of World Language (same language)

1 unit of Fine Arts

honors diploma class of 2011 and beyond
Honors DiplomaClass of 2011 and beyond

1. THE STUDENT WHO COMPLETES THE COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL SHALL MEET AT LEAST SEVEN OF THE FOLLOWING EIGHT CRITERIA:

  • Earn four united of English
  • Earn four units of mathematics, including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and another higher level math course.
  • Earn four units of science, including physics and chemistry.
  • Earn four units of social studies.
  • Earn three units of one world language or two units each of two world languages.
  • Earn one unit of fine arts.
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 or a 4.0 scale, through the first semester of the senior year.
  • Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American College Test (ACT) or a total score of 1210 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) based on critical reading and math.
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Honors DiplomaClass of 2011 and beyond
  • THE STUDENT WHO COMPLETES AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF AN INTENSIVE VOCATIONAL OR TECHNICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL SHALL MEET AT LEAST SEVEN OF THE FOLLOWING EIGHT CRITERIA:

A. Earn four units of English.

B. Earn four units of mathematics, including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and another higher level math course.

C. Earn four units of science, including physics and chemistry.

D. Earn four units of social studies.

E. Earn a minimum of four units of Career-Technical Instruction.

F. Maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 or a 4.0 scale, through the first semester of the senior year.

G. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American College Test (ACT) or a total score of 1210 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) based on critical reading and math.

H. Achieve proficiency benchmark established for Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or equivalent.

honors diploma class of 2011 and beyond17
Honors DiplomaClass of 2011 and beyond

1. All students who pass French 1, Spanish 1, German 1, Latin 1, Algebra 1, or CPE at the middle school level will earn credit(s), which can count toward the requirement for the earning of the Diploma with Honors. Such credit earned at the middle school level will not be considered in the high school grade point average (GPA), but will be counted towards the twenty-two required for graduation.

2. A middle school student who enrolls in a high school course not offered at the middle school level will have the opportunity to earn a high school credit for the course and will have the course count in their high school GPA and as a credit toward their high school graduation requirement. If applicable, this credit will also count in the credits earned toward the Diploma with Honors.

3. A middle school student who takes French 1, Spanish 1, German 1, Latin 1, Algebra 1, or CPE at the middle school level, and who enrolls again in the same course at the high school level cannot use the middle school credit toward the Diploma with Honors.

4. Post-secondary option courses or math and science courses that are part of an integrated curriculum may count towards the honors diploma.

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NCAA DIVISION I/II COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY RULES

Students who wish to participate in Division I/II intercollegiate athletics as freshmen or receive athletic grant-in-aid scholarships must meet specific criteria. The requirements are intended to ensure that entering student-athletes are prepared and motivated adequately to handle college-level course work. Courses that meet these requirements are identified in this planner by the following: (NCAA course).

Courses taken in the 8th grade that are high school courses may not be used to satisfy NCAA core course requirements.

Student-athletes should consult with their coaches, the web site (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) and/or Berea High School’s Athletic Director for copies of NCAA Freshman Eligibility requirements.

The NCAA requires all high school students to be registered with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse after the completion of their junior year if they intend to play sports at a Division I/II college. Official college entrance test scores (ACT and SAT) must be submitted from the testing company to the NCAA Clearinghouse. Students may request this action by properly coding the test registration data forms. Please see your counselor or Athletic Director for details.

special programs
Special Programs
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options – The Ohio Legislature has established a program that awards high school and college credit to high school students. Students enrolled in college courses for high school credit under this plan will not be charged for tuition, textbooks, materials, or other fees directly related to the course.
  • Seniors to Sophomores – a State of Ohio Initiative to increase the opportunity to attend high education in Ohio for high school seniors. Seniors to Sophomores well enable academically qualified high school seniors to earn a year’s worth of high school and college credit.
  • Teaching Professions – The Teaching Professions class is a year long, single period class open to all 11th and 12th grade students who have a keen interest in becoming a teacher. This class will run at each high school as part of the regular school day. Students who successfully complete this class will be able to apply for undergraduate credit through Baldwin-Wallace College’s Education Program.
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SCHEDULE PLANNING

FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Students who are identified as having special educational needs should meet with their IEP chairperson to select appropriate classes. Parents may also contact the IEP chairperson during the early class selection process if there are questions. Names of IEP chair-persons may be obtained by contacting the special education department at Berea High School : (440) 234-5418

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STATE TESTING

Students will be required to take the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) and pass the writing, reading, math, social studies and science portions in order to receive a diploma. If after five attempts students are unsuccessful in passing all five portions of the OGT, there is an alternative for students to receive a diploma. Students may graduate and receive a diploma without passing all five tests of the OGT if they meet the following requirements:

-pass four of the five tests and have missed passing the fifth test by no

more than 10 points;

-have had a 97 percent attendance rate through all four years of high

school and must not have had an expulsion in high school;

-have a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 in the subject area missed

and have completed the curriculum requirement in the subject area

missed;

-have participated in any intervention programs offered by the school

and must have had a 97 percent attendance rate in any program offered

outside the normal school day; and

-obtain letters recommending graduation from each teacher in the

subject area not passed and from the high school principal.

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A FINAL WORD

BEFORE YOU BEGIN COURSE SELECTIONS

The remainder of this brochure lists and describes the course offerings at Berea and Midpark High Schools. Each course has a title and course number. The last digit in the hyphenated course number indicates what grade level of students may register for the course.

0 = 9th Graders

1 = 9th – 10th Graders

2 = 9th – 12th Graders

3 = 10th Graders

4 = 10th – 11th Graders

5 = 10th – 12th Graders

6 = 11th Graders

7 = 11th – 12th Graders

8 = 12th Graders

Example: 102 - 2 Art Exploration

The “2” indicates that the course is open to ninth through twelfth graders.

Some classes may be offered in a double period format.

In order to begin the actual process of selecting courses for next year you should first read the course descriptions. The descriptions are divided into departments in alphabetical order, beginning with Art and ending with World Languages.

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Scheduling Time9th graders will select:

  • Electives:
    • Computer
    • Music
    • Art
    • Family & ConsumerScience
    • Phys. Ed. Electives
    • Languages
    • ISDA
    • Business
    • Technology
    • P.L.T.W.

Required Classes:

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

P.E.

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Due dates for course selection sheets:

  • Ford Middle School on February 2, 2009
  • Roehm Middle School on February 2, 2009

-Parents need to sign the selection sheets.

-Parents will receive a verification letter of selected courses in the spring.

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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR

A. F. S.

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE

ACADEMIC DECATHLON

ATHLETIC TRAINER

BAND

“THE BLURR”

BOWLING TEAM

CAMP MI-BRO-BE

CHESS CLUB

CLASS OFFICERS

DANCE TEAM

DRAMA CLUB

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

FLAG LINE

FOCUS STUDENT NEWSPAPER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUBS

FUTURE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA

J. S. A. (JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA)

KEY CLUB

MODEL U. N.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

PHYSICS CLUB

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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR

ORCHESTRA

PAS (PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES)

PEER MEDIATION

PROJECT SUPPORT

RECYCLING CLUB (A. P. E. S.)

ROBOTICS TEAM

R.S.V.P. (RESPONSIVE STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM)

S. A. D. D.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

SERC (STUDENT EQUAL RIGHTS COALITION)

SKI CLUB

SPARKERS

SPEECH AND DEBATE

STUDENT COUNCIL

T-CAD (TEENS COPING AFTER DEATH)

UNIIQUE YET UNITED (U.Y.U.)

YEARBOOK “THE BEREAN”

V-TEAM

VOCAL MUSIC

VOLLEYBALL-BOYS

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INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

FALL SPORTS

Cheerleading

Cross country, Boys and Girls

Football, Varsity, JV

Girls Tennis, Varsity and JV

Golf – Boys Team/Girls Team

Soccer – Boys Team/Girls Team, Varsity and JV

Volleyball - Girls, Varsity, JV, and Freshman

WINTER SPORTS

Basketball – Boys Teams/Girls Teams, Varsity, JV, and Freshman

Cheerleading

Swimming and Diving – Boys/Girls

Wrestling

SPRING SPORTS

Athletic Trainers

Baseball, Varsity, JV, Freshman

Boys Tennis, Varsity and JV

Softball, Varsity, JV, Freshman

Track – Boys/Girls

parochial school visitation
Parochial School Visitation

Friday, February 20, 2009

Parochial students shadow with host student from

7:30am – 11:45am

lunch will be provided

Parent Meeting

11:00am – 11:45am

Please RSVP to Mr. Bob Schuff at 440-234-5418 x5812