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HOMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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HOMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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  1. HOMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS AND 5TH GRADERS

  2. TONIGHT’S AGENDA Welcome Grade Configuration Process General Overview of Junior High Questions

  3. GRADE CONFIGURATION TOPICS • Social and emotional concerns • Continuum of academic achievement • Transportation • Facilities • Comparison and benchmark districts • Literature review • Course and extra curricular offerings • Staff utilization

  4. ACTION STEPS Student surveys Contact with area schools Literature review/Research Invited stakeholders not represented in the original committee Transportation study

  5. RECOMMENDATION #1 Create a 6, 7, 8 grade configuration by putting the Intermediate 6th grade onto the 7th grade and 8th grade time schedule.

  6. RECOMMENDATION #2 Current Dismissal Proposed Increased Time Elementary 3:05, 3:15 3:30 &3:40 Up to 25 min/day & 3:23 =76 hrs/yr Hartnett No Change No Change No Change Intermediate 3:20, 3:25 3:30 & 3:40 10 min/day = 30 hrs/yr & 3:33 Junior High 2:14 2:24 10 min/day = 30 hrs/yr High School 2:20 2:30 10 min/day = 30 hrs/yr There is no expectation of savings because the same number of students are ultimately being transported home. Primary benefit is increased instruction time.

  7. BENEFITS Increase structured time by 31 min./day = 93 hrs./yr. Dedicated extra help period daily More effective use of shared special area staff Eliminates staffing conflicts when conducting modified schedules

  8. 6TH GRADE DAILY SCHEDULE P.O.S.T. 7:50 – 8:05 Period 1 8:08 – 8:48 Period 2 8:51 – 9:31 Period 3 9:34 – 10:14 Period 4 10:17 – 10:57 Period 5 11:00 – 11:40 Period 6 11:43 – 12:13 (Lunch) Period 7 12:16 – 12:56 Period 8 12:59 – 1:39 Period 9 1:42 – 2:22 Period 10 2:25 – 2:56 After school activities, and extra help study hall

  9. HOME/SCHOOLCOMMUNICATION • Homework hotline on Junior High website • Teachers have email, some have websites • Grades on-line • District Calendar & monthly calendars • Jr. High Update sent home with report cards and progress reports • Parent-teacher conferences (Nov. or by request) • SCA parent group • Shared Decision Making Team • Open House in September – meet your child’s teachers & learn about class expectations • District website at www.homercentral.org • Handbook that is on the district’s website

  10. TRANSPORTATION Buses leave after 9th period & are typically the same bus the child uses in the morning Late buses are available after 10th period so encourage your child to take advantage of this extra period.

  11. TYPICAL 6TH GRADE COURSES • English Language Arts • Math • Science • Social Studies • Home and Careers • Art • Band, Choir, Music • Physical Education

  12. CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES • Radio Guild • Science Club • Ski Club • Student Council Making strawberry & cream cheese stuffed French toast Ski Club

  13. EXTRACURRICULAR Class Night • Clubs • Dances • Field trips • Student Council Events

  14. KEYS TO SUCCESS AT THE JUNIOR HIGH • ORGANIZATION • Attend school regularly • Good study skills • Homework completion • Ask for help • Get involved

  15. SUMMER PREPARATION • Continue to read • Practice your multiplication facts

  16. AUGUST MAILING • A schedule will be mailed in mid-August indicating your child’s P.O.S.T. teacher, team assignment and class schedule. • A supply list will be available on the district website in June, as well as being included in the August mailing.

  17. TRANSITION ACTIVITY Students and parents should visit the Homer District website at www.homercentral.org and vote for the fifth grade transition activity to the Junior High.

  18. CONTACT INFORMATION • Mr. Thomas M. Turck, Principal tturck@homercentral.org 749-1230 • Ms. Stacy Bell, Guidance Counselor sbell@homercentral.org 749-1136

  19. ANY QUESTIONS?