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  1. Welcome toClass of 2016 9251 South Fry RoadKaty, Texas 77494 281-237-2800Principal: Ted Vierling

  2. Home of the Spartans

  3. Campus PrincipalMr. Ted VierlingCurrent9th Grade PrincipalsMiche NorrisMary Margaret Trieff JozwiakScott Wagoner

  4. The Magnificent Seven 1. Honor 2. Respect 3. Leadership 4. Loyalty 5. Integrity 6. Tradition 7. Excellence Seven Years Strong!

  5. Goals for Tonight • Prepare for next year • Learn information about graduation requirements • Understand course selection options • Visit informally with directors, coaches, and sponsors

  6. 2012- 2013 Estimated Enrollment 3,900 Spartans

  7. Seven Lakes High School is a Recognized Campusas accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  8. Honors & Recognitions: • 2010 State Academic Decathlon Champions • Newsweek Top 1500 High Schools in America • Just for Kids: Top High School acknowledged in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies • 2010 Greater Houston High School Football • Touchdown Club of Houston Sportsmanship Award • 2007 State Boys Cross Country Champions • UIL Individual Academic State Champions in Computer Science, Number Sense, Math, and History

  9. Our Goal is… to provide a school environment… where learning standards are high, safeguards are in place when students struggle; where the atmosphere is positive and encouraging so that high school not only prepares students for the next step but is filled with memories and is fun.

  10. Looking Ahead… In a few months your child will be entering a whole new world - High School

  11. Junior Highis different from High SchoolPositive & Memorable Experiences…With a focus on college readiness

  12. Research shows that students who are involved in school are more successful!Seven Lakes offersover 60 clubs and organizations

  13. Get Involved!

  14. Find your “home”!

  15. Run with the right group!

  16. Be a part of OUR team!

  17. Be proud to carry the colors!

  18. Prepare for your future!

  19. SPARTAN UP!

  20. Spartans Out ServingCreating Lifelong Volunteers Who Give Back to Their Community • Enforces Giving Back to Your Community • Helps monitor your Volunteer Hours • Freshman Registration is in August BUT • Start Counting Hours -- April , 2012 • Volunteer 10 hours at two different places. • Check out our website at www.katyisd.org -SLHS-Student Zone-SOS. Do you Like to Help Others? Then SOS is for YOU

  21. SPARBUCKS

  22. IMPORTANT DATES Fish Camp and the Spartan Spectacular Details will be posted on SLHS website

  23. We remember when…

  24. 9th Grade Counselors Kathryn Nadorff Mary Castellucci

  25. Together we will help them learn….. • how to plan for their own success • what their strengths & weaknesses are • how to balance their commitments with their course work • how to stay safe by… • Setting ground rules • Monitor technology • Set limits & stick with them

  26. Opportunities for extra help: • Tutorials (daily) • Retest policy (school-wide) • Power Wednesdays (weekly) • Power Reviews (before finals) • Teacher (by appointment)

  27. Additional Help Algebra Elective Students who fail the state mandated MATH test in junior high are required to take this Local-Credit Course. Reading 1 Students who fail the 8th Grade state mandated Reading testare required to take this course.

  28. A High School Graduate = Effective Communicator Academically Prepared Leader Productive Continuous Learner Good Citizen

  29. 7 Habits of Super Successful Spartans • Go to class on time • Always do homework • Attend tutorials • Listen in class • Take good notes • Ask for help • Retest if possible

  30. 1st semester- 3 weeks 2nd semester – 3 weeks *Dates TBA - generally mid June to mid July REGISTER with your 8th Grade Counselor Registration begins in APRIL Register early as classes fill up quickly

  31. Course Selection Process • Course catalog • Course selection form • Discuss with your child • Decide on summer school • Return forms to 8th grade counselor by January 26, 2012

  32. Class of 2016Grade Level Classifications • 0 – 5.5 Credits = 9th Grade • 5.5 – 12 Credits = 10th Grade • 12.0 – 19 Credits = 11th Grade • 19.0 – 26+ Credits = 12th Grade

  33. English (4 credits) Math (4 Credits) Science (4 Credits) Social Studies (4 Credits) Foreign Language (2 Credits)* PE (1 Credit) Fine Arts (1 Credit) Health (.5 Credit) Speech (.5 Credit) Required Electives (5)* __________________ = 26 Credits 26 Creditsto Graduation • 3 FL on DAP and 4 Electives on DAP • IPC does not count for the DAP

  34. GRADUATION PLANS 26 RHSP Two years of the sameForeign Language (Ex: Spanish 1 & 2) 26 DAP Three years of the same Foreign Language (Ex: French 1, 2, & 3) and 4 Advanced measures (3.0 or higher on AP Exam or 3.0 or higher in Dual Credit Classes)

  35. DAP = IPC does not count for DAP 3 yrs foreign lang and 4 measures AP/or 2 dual credit-2 AP measures/or PSAT rec/3 AP/DC

  36. SAMPLE FOUR YEAR PLAN

  37. Sample Schedule 1st period Algebra 1 2nd period World Geography 3rd period Tech Theatre or Theatre Lunch Lunch 4th period Biology 5th period Spanish 1 6th period English 1 7th period Football or Volleyball All classes are 50 min with 7 min of passing time

  38. Exceptions World Geography: If you take World Geography in summer school prior to entering the 9th grade, you will NOT take Social Studies as a Freshman. Math and Foreign Language: Sign up for the next level if you have high school credit on your transcript. (Geometry not offered to incoming 9th graders in summer school)

  39. REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION One Year of Fine Arts • Theatre • Technical Theatre 1 • Band (Spring Semester) • Orchestra • Choir • Dance or Dance Team Training • Color guard (Spring Semester) • Art 1 • Art 2* • Floral Design

  40. Band / Orchestra / Choir • Must already play an instrument. This is NOT instruction to learn a new instrument. • Audition with Directors for appropriate placement. • BAND - Fall Semester = PE CreditSpring Semester = Fine Arts Credit

  41. Foreign Language • 2 Years of the SAME Foreign Language for RHSP • 3 Years of the SAME Foreign Language for the DAPForeign Languages Offered at SLHS Spanish American Sign Language French Chinese German Japanese * * Offered after school only

  42. American Sign Language • Meets GR requirement for foreign language • Currently we may offer • ASL 3 every other year • (not this year but next)

  43. Physical Education • 2 Semesters of Physical Education • Activity PE 1 = 1 Semester • Activity PE 2 = 1 Semester • OR • Athletics • Band (Marching = 1 Semester/Year) • Color guard (Marching = 1 Semester/Year)

  44. Athletics • Prior experience required; not a time to learn a new sport • Certain sports may need coach approval • Physical Examination required • If you are cut from a sport, you will be placed in a regular PE class • Minimum 2 semesters to fulfill PE graduation requirement • The first year will be the PE graduation requirement; the next 3 years will count as elective credit towards graduation

  45. One Semester Courses Communication Applications(Speech)1 Semester Credit Required * Health1 Semester Credit Required * * These courses may NOT be available to 9th graders. Please list alternates.

  46. Electives • Computer science • Digital Communications • Digital Art and Animation • Web Design • AP Computer Science • Touch System Data Entry • Principles of Business Marketing & Finance • Business Information Management

  47. Electives (Continued) • Principles of Agricultural-Food & Natural Res • Livestock Production • Small Animal Management • Principles of Human Services • Concepts of Engineering • Intro to Engineering

  48. Other Electives • Teen leadership 1 & 2 • Study Hall • Oral Interpretation 1 • Debate • Reading 1