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Welcome to Osceola High School. 8 th Grade Parent Night Thursday, February 9, 2012 OHS Auditorium. Freshmen Registration Process. Monday, February 13 th – Registration materials distributed to 8 th graders Friday, February 17 th – Online registration completed at OMS with Ms. Erickson.

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welcome to osceola high school

Welcome to Osceola High School

8th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, February 9, 2012

OHS Auditorium

freshmen registration process
Freshmen Registration Process

Monday, February 13th – Registration materials distributed to 8th graders

Friday, February 17th – Online registration completed at OMS with Ms. Erickson

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

OHS Graduation requirements

4 yr college minimum course requirements

  • English 4 credits
  • Math 3 credits
  • Science 2 credits
  • Social Studies 4 credits
  • Physical Education 1.5 credits
  • Health .5 credits
  • Computer Apps .5 credits
  • Financial Planning .5credits
  • Electives 9.5credits

Total 25.5 credits

  • English 4 credits
  • Math (Alg I, Geom, Alg II) 3 credits
  • Science (lab science) 3 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Electives 4 credits

(fine arts, computers, or other areas)

  • Foreign Language 2 credits

(2 yrs of the same language is strongly advised and is required by some universities)

It is strongly recommended that students

exceed minimum course requirements.

grading system
Grading System
  • Grades are averaged after each semester to calculate your child’s grade point average (GPA)
  • Each teacher utilizes their own grading scale

A 4.0

A- 3.67

B+ 3.33

B 3.0

B- 2.67

C+ 2.33

C 2.0

C- 1.67

D+ 1.33

D 1.0

D- 0.67

F 0.0

class rank gpa x credits
Class Rank = GPA x Credits

OHS ranks students based on quantity of courses and quality of grades

4 year colleges use class rank as part of the college admissions process

Example of a student’s class rank:

24/145 = Top 17%

UW Madison = Top 15%

UW River Falls = Top 40%

freshmen registration sheets
Freshmen Registration Sheets

Freshmen Requirements

Tips for registration

  • Band and Choir – audition for placement
  • Math – teacher approval
  • Foreign Language – not required for graduation, but 2 yrs may be required by 4 yr colleges
  • Study Halls – do not earn grade or credit, but opportunity for students to complete homework and/or work with tutor
freshmen electives
Freshmen Electives

Semester Courses

Year Long Courses

  • Animal Science
  • Companion Animals
  • Fish and Wildlife Mgmt.
  • Floriculture
  • Horse Science
  • Horticulture
  • Art Appreciation
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Foods
  • Sewing and Textiles
  • Introduction to Childcare
  • Weight Training 9
  • Materials and Processing Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Record Keeping
  • French I
  • Spanish I
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Introduction to Engineering (IED) - Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
who should take a study hall
Who Should Take a Study Hall?

If your child needs to improve their grades or get additional help.

If your child is currently in the STAR Program.

If your child is currently earning D’S and F’s.

If your child struggles to complete homework.

If your child never brings homework home.

Structured study halls and/or peer tutors are available for students to receive additional help.

If your child’s performance on the MAPS tests determines the need for additional support through RtI (Response to Intervention), your child will be placed in a study hall.

response to intervention rti
Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • Is a data-driven approach to understanding and addressing student needs.
  • ALL students MAP tested in 9th & 10th grade.
    • Students placed in interventions based on RIT score.
        • RtI English
        • RtI Math
        • Structured Study Hall
        • Check and Connect
testing
Testing
  • 9th grade
    • MAP
    • EXPLORE (Pre-ACT)
  • 10th grade
    • MAP
    • PLAN (Pre-ACT)
    • WKCE (State assessment)
  • 11th grade
    • PLAN (Pre-ACT)
    • PSAT (Pre-SAT)
    • ASVAB (Military entrance exam)
    • ACT (Entrance exam required by most 4 yr colleges)
    • SAT (Entrance exam required by some 4 yr colleges)
college credit in high school
College Credit in High School
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
    • Rigorous courses that offer an opportunity to earn college credit by examination
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
    • Rigorous courses that offer an opportunity to earn college credit by examination
  • Wisconsin Technical Colleges – Articulation agreements
    • Accounting
    • Computer Applications
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Metals
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Youth Options
    • College courses at Wisconsin colleges while in high school
project lead the way pltw
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Benefits of PLTW

Course offerings

  • Pathway to Engineering Program
  • Develops problem solving skills, critical thinking, and creative and innovative reasoning
  • Activities are hands-on and project based
  • Students use same industry-leading 3D design software
  • Students design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices
  • Introduction to Engineering (IED)
  • Principals of Engineering (POE)
  • Digital Electronics (DE)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • Igniting Innovation through imagination and learning.
advanced placement ap courses
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus A/B
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Comparative Politics
  • AP English
  • AP French
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP United States History
  • AP Environmental Science (virtual)
  • AP Statistics (virtual)
  • AP Calculus B/C (virtual)
  • Optional standardized test in May to earn college credit, cost $87.00 per exam
counselors assist with prep for life beyond high school
Counselors Assist with Prep for Life Beyond High School
  • 9th grade
    • Freshmen interviews
    • Interpret EXPLORE scores
  • 10th grade
    • Sophomore Student/Parent Career Planning Conference
  • 11th grade
    • Junior Parent Night
  • 12th grade
    • Senior Student/Parent Career Planning Conference

We are always available to meet with students and/or parents to:

    • Assist with college and career preparation
    • Discuss personal/social concerns
    • Test score interpretation
    • Course selection
ohs modified schedule
OHS Modified Schedule

SCHEDULE

MON, TUES, FRI

Homeroom

8:15 – 8:27

1st Hour

8:31 – 9:14

2nd Hour

9:18 – 10:01

3rd Hour

10:05 – 10:47

4th Hour

10:51 – 11:33

5A Lunch

11:37 – 12:07

Class

12:11 – 12:54

5B Lunch

12:24 – 12:54

Class

11:37 – 12:20

6th Hour

12:58 – 1:41

7th Hour

1:45 – 2:27

8th Hour

2:31 – 3:13

MOD SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

Study Hall/Real Time

8:15 – 8:45

2nd Hour

8:48 – 10:10

Break

10:10 – 10:23

4th Hour

10:23 – 11:45

Lunch A

11:45 – 12:15

6th Hour Class A

12:19 – 1:44

6th Hour Class B

11:48 – 12:30

Lunch B

12:30 – 1:00

6th Hour Class B (Cont’d)

1:04 – 1:44

Break

1:44 – 1:54

8th Hour

1:54 – 3:13

MOD SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Study Hall/Real Time

8:15 – 8:45

1st Hour

8:48 – 10:10

Break

10:10 – 10:23

3rd Hour

10:23 – 11:45

Lunch A

11:45 – 12:15

5th Hour Class A

12:19 – 1:44

5th Hour Class B

11:48 – 12:30

Lunch B

12:30 – 1:00

5th Hour Class B (Cont’d)

1:04 – 1:44

Break

1:44 – 1:54

7th Hour

1:54 – 3:13

national honor society and honor cords
National Honor Society and Honor Cords

National Honor Society

Honor Cords

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.67 or higher at the end of sophomore year
  • Application process
    • Student leadership
    • Community service
    • Character
  • Seniors in the top 20% of the graduating class wear honor cords at graduation
get involved at ohs
Get Involved at OHS

SPORTS

CLUBS and activities

Football

Volleyball

Soccer

Basketball

Dance team

Softball

Baseball

Track & Field

Cross Country

Golf

Cheerleading

Hockey

Power lifting

Tennis

Wrestling

OSCAR (Student Council)

BOWLS

Chess Club

Chamber Choir

Destination Imagination

Drama Club

FCCLA

FBLA

FEA

FFA

Forensics

French Club/Spanish Club

Jazz Band

Jazz Choir

National Honor Society

Yearbook

Tech Club

Solo Ensemble

contact information
Contact Information

Mike McMartin

Principal

(715) 294 – 2127 ext. 404

mcmartinm@osceola.k12.wi.us

Ryan Fitzgerald

CounselorLast Names A-K

(715) 294-2127 ext. 409

fitzgeraldr@osceola.k12.wi.us

Arvid Maki

Dean of Students

(715) 294-2127 ext. 403

makia@osceola.k12.wi.us

Sara Henke

CounselorLast Names L-Z

(715) 294-2127 ext. 475

henkes@osceola.k12.wi.us

http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/OHSCounseling/