Welcome to Holmen High School Orientation
Our Mission… “Learning together, every staff, every student, every day.”
High School Information • Website: www.holmen.k12.wi.us • Phone: • High School: 526-3372 • Guidance Office: 526-3515 • Ms. Crosby (A-H): Ext. #6113 • Mrs. Shepard (I-Q): Ext. #6115 • Mrs. Kessler (R-Z): Ext. #6117
HMS 8th Grade Registration Timeline: 2012-2013 • February 6th: 8th Grade Orientation Program for students and their parents at HHS –6:30 p.m. • February 7th: 8th Grade Math Teachers will distribute registration materials to all 8th grade students (to be completed with the students’ parents) • February 13th (Monday): All 8th grade students must turn in completed registration forms to their math teachers by February 13th. • February 14-17:Middle school registration will be entered into the computer • March-April: The master schedule will be completed. • May-June (tentative): Schedules will mailed home.
Key Terms to Know • Block: • Term: • Skinny: • Electives: • Homeroom/Resource: • Four Year Plan: • Explore Test: • Course Description Book:
Required Freshmen Classes • One Credit of Language 9 • One Credit of Physical Education 9 • One Credit of Biology (I & II) • One Credit of Math (8th grade teacher recommendation) • 0.5 Credit of Social Studies 9 or Honors SS 9 • 0.5 Credit of Health • 0.5 Credit of Computer Applications • 2.5 Additional Credits of electives
GRADE 9 STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS • FOR COMPLETING 2012-2013 COURSE SELECTION SHEET • CHOOSE APPROPRIATE COURSE SELECTION SHEET FORM - SPECIFIC FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN EACH MUSIC ORGANIZATION – USE THE FORM THAT MATCHES YOUR MUSIC SELECTION • 2. TALK TO YOUR MATH TEACHER AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE MATH CLASS • 3. FILL IN ANY REMAINING PERIODS ON YOUR SCHEDULE WITH ELECTIVE COURSES • 4. CHOOSE ALTERNATE COURSES (alternate courses must equal 2 credits) • 5. USE THE COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK TO FIND OUT WHAT EACH COURSE IS ALL ABOUT AND IF COURSE FEES ARE INVOLVED – students will have limited ability to change courses next year. • 6. THIS COURSE SELECTION SHEET DOES NOT REFLECT THE ORDER OF YOUR FINAL SCHEDULE – it is used to determine the number of sections needed for each course. • 7. TURN IN YOUR COURSE SELCTION SHEET TO YOUR MATH TEACHER BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH. • 8. CALL THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICE @ 526-3515 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: • MS. NICOLE CROSBY, EXT. #6113 • MRS. PATTY SHEPARD, EXT. #6115 • MRS. LAURIE KESSLER, EXT. #6117
Note on Schedule Changes! • The following are legitimate reasons for class changes IF class size allows it: *To meet graduation requirements *To repeat a course that you failed *If you did not meet prerequisite for course *To improve the rigor of your course selection *To balance academic course load *If there was a computer error in your schedule *To make adjustments for Youth Options or special program *If there is a lack of foundational skills for the course (need teacher signature) • Schedule changes will NOT be made for lunch changes, to be with friends, to switch hours, and/or to switch teachers • Students who request a change, will need to fill out a Schedule Change form (available in the Guidance Office) & return the form with a parent signature.
Required Courses for Graduation • Language Arts 4.5 Credits • Social Studies 3.5 Credits • Science 2.0 Credits • Math 2.0 Credits • Physical Education 2.5 Credits • Health .5 Credits • Computer Apps .5 Credits • Personal Finance .5 Credits • Elective 10.0 Credits Total 26.0 Credits
Academic Information Grading Policy A+ (100-98%) = 4.33 C+ (82-80%) = 2.33 A (97-95%) = 4.00 C (79-76%) = 2.00 A- (94-92%) = 3.67 C- (75-74%) = 1.67 B+ (91-89%) = 3.33 D+ (73-71%) = 1.33 B (88-86%) = 3.00 D (70-68%) = 1.00 B- (85-83%) = 2.67 D- (67-65%) = 0.67 F (Below 65%) = 0 Points • 26 Credits for Graduation • Academic Requirements met
Academic Resource Initiative • Homeroom Resource Schedule-Weekly for 40 minutes • Teachers refer students weekly to receive extra assistance during homeroom • Students will be given a resource pass from referring teacher • Students can be referred for: • Receiving a grade of 73% or lower in a class • Missing work, quizzes, or tests (or re-doing them) • Brush up on skills • Enrichment
Available Resources • Tuesday Academic Resource: Every student • Power Hour: 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thurs. • Math Tutoring: • M, W, Th, F: before school • M-Th: after school • Individual Teachers available before or after school • LMC open 7-4 (computers, help with research, study area) • ESL services • TAG/Advanced Placement/Youth Options Coordinator • Case Manager for those with IEP’s
Daily Schedule Period 1: 7:40am – 9:10am Period 2: 9:20am – 10:55am Period 3: 10:55am – 1:05pm (Lunch Period) 1st Lunch: Lunch: 10:55am - 11:30am Class: 11:30am - 1:05pm 2nd Lunch: Class: 11:00am - 11:47am Lunch: 11:47am - 12:17pm Class: 12:22pm – 1:10pm 3rd Lunch: Class: 11:00am-12:35pm Lunch: 12:35pm-1:05pm Period 4: 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Homeroom Schedule Period 1: 7:40am – 9:00am Homeroom: 9:10am-9:50am Period 2: 9:55am-11:20am Period 3: 11:25am – 1:20pm 1st Lunch: Lunch: 11:20am – 11:50am Class: 11:55am - 1:20pm 2nd Lunch: Class: 11:25am - 12:05pm Lunch: 12:05pm - 12:35pm Class: 12:40pm - 1:20pm 3rd Lunch: Class: 11:25am - 12:45pm Lunch: 12:50pm-1:20pm Period 4: 1:25pm – 2:45pm
Early Release Schedule Period 1: 7:40am – 8:40am Period 2: 8:50am – 9:50am Period 3: 10:00am – 10:40am 1st Lunch: Lunch: 10:00am – 10:30am Class: 10:35am – 11:40am 2nd Lunch: Class: 10:00am – 10:35am Lunch: 10:35am - 11:05am Class: 11:10am - 11:40am 3rd Lunch: Class: 10:00am - 11:10am Lunch: 11:10am-11:40am Period 4: 11:50am – 12:45pm
General Information • Lunch: Closed Campus • Holmen High School Course Description Guide • Summer School • Transition Programs: • August Registration/Orientation • PRIDE DAY! September 14, 2012 (special day just for freshmen)
Stay Informed • Parent Portal on Infinite Campus • District/high school website • Daily announcements • Parent Teacher Conferences-Mid-term (Four Times a Year) • Student Planner • Monthly Newsletter • Monthly Parent Meeting -Quarterly @ P/T Conference
Special Programs/Recognitions • Renaissance Program/NHS/Honor Roll • Pride Cards • Tutoring Opportunities • School Dances • NCA School Improvement
Security • Security Guard • Police Liaison - Officer Jim Kerr - Security Guard Tim Schilling
Formula For Success… • Attendance + Attitude + Effort = Success • “In high school, everything counts!” • Respect, responsibility, and safety • Make connections… • Get to know your teachers • Make new friends • Get Involved! • Ask for help when you need it!