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  1. Jefferson Academy: 8th Grade Parent Meeting December 19, 2013

  2. Good Evening! • WELCOME! • Please take your seat and reflect: • What academic progress have your students made so far this year? • What growth do you hope they will demonstrate by the end of the year?

  3. Greeting • Turn to your neighbor and greet them with a bright “Good Evening.” • Ask your neighbor about his/her hopes for his/her student and share yours!!

  4. Some Fun • To start our evening off right, we are going to play a little game called… GUESS WHICH STAFF MEMBER!!!

  5. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member and his/her sister were elected President and Vice President of student government in middle school. • ANSWER: Ms. Gordon • Their slogan was “Double your pleasure, double your fun- Vote for the Gordon Sisters – we’re number one!”

  6. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member was the President of the Honor Society at his/her high school. • ANSWER: Mr. TC • Mr. TC also had the opportunity to speak as the MC for a meeting with the National Honor Society

  7. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member won a scholarship to a local high school and graduated as the Salutatorian with a 4.2 GPA. • ANSWER: Mrs. Lee • Mrs. Lee was also nominated “most talented” by her 8th grade class.

  8. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member was the captain of the rugby team. • ANSWER: Mr. Webster • Mr. Webster led his team to victory and they were the New England champions!

  9. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member was a high school cheerleader! • ANSWER: Ms. Mann • Ms. Mann also got into EVERY college she applied to!

  10. Raise your Hand if you think you know!!!! • This staff member one the Service Award for completing the most service hours in her high school. • ANSWER: Ms. Alwon • Ms. Alwon also won a scholarship because of her awesome commitment to service.

  11. Agenda • High School Application Information • Service Opportunities • End of Year Updates • Shout Outs

  12. High School Application • The DCPS High School Applications opened this past Monday. • Go to www.MySchoolDC.org to apply • The DEADLINE is February 3, 2013

  13. Reminders • *Be sure to include your Student ID - this allows for the automatic transfer of your test scores and transcripts • *Spend Winter Break working on your high school application essays • *Make sure you are putting in a valid email address - this is how some high schools will contact you for interviews! • *Also make sure you are putting in valid email addresses for your recommendations!

  14. Some SPECIAL Points • Most specialized high schools have additional deadlines for entrance exams, interviews, or auditions. Please see the schools’ profiles for details about these dates! (all information is available on www.MySchoolDC.org) • Benjamin Banneker, for example: • After submitting their application, qualified applicants will be asked to interview on one of three dates: • Wednesday, February 19 • Wednesday, March 5 • Saturday, March 8

  15. Recommendations • DCPS Recommendations – we can begin recommendations on Dec. 23rd • Letters of Recommendations Requests • Students must request recommendations from adults in writing using the recommendation requests form

  16. Essays • Essays are required for HS applications • In order for students to submit the best essays possible: • Mrs. Lee will host application and essay writing sessions over the winter break from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM every day except Christmas and New Years. Students must sign up. • Students can e-mail Mrs. Lee, Ms. Alwon, or Mr. TC to proof their essays. • Students will have opportunities to work on the application and essays in advisory upon returning from break.

  17. Scholarships • Individual Schools • HSPT – High School Placement Test • January 2014 • http://www.dcscholarships.org/

  18. Agenda • High School Application Information • Service Opportunities • End of Year Updates • Shout Outs

  19. Service Opportunities • Monday: Teacher Interview @ 10:00 AM • Local Churches & Libraries • DC Central Kitchen – Group Field Trip (end of February) • Environmental Science – Anacostia Watershed Clean-up Trip

  20. Agenda • High School Application Information • Service Opportunities • End of Year Updates • Shout Outs

  21. EOY Updates • Ms. Bush has been working very hard to plan the end of year events! She will have updates with cost information in January! 

  22. Agenda • High School Application Information • Service Opportunities • End of Year Updates • Shout Outs

  23. Congratulations! • Pre-Algebra PIA Top Scorers! • SaniyeBrewer • NatoriWhite • Shavonte Moore  • Dante Scott • Pre-Algebra Top Growth • NatoriWhite • Shavonte Moore • SaniyeBrewer • Dante Scott • Mylan Barnes • Tamia Hughes • Michael Waldron • Destiny Daughtry • AmonLansdown • Davon Lucas • TamiaHughes • Floyd Davis • ShainaWilliams

  24. Congratulations! • Proficient Score in Algebra • YingzhiDai • Micah Bibb • Ellen Guo • Yuanlong Dai • Chen-Ying Wong

  25. Congratulations! • ELA MOST IMPROVED!!! • *Floyd Davis • *Destiny Daughtry • *DyamoneTutt • *D'MarcoKingsberry • *Rico Smith • *Dante Scott • *MahkiFreeman

  26. Congratulations! • Jatahj Tenner • Yuanlong Dai • For the most community service hours so far!!!

  27. Questions?