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Back to School Night

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  1. Back to School Night Welcome Freshman Parents

  2. High School Timeline Freshman Year • Orientation to high school/ Four-year planning/Explore Test Sophomore Year • PLAN Test/ Career planning/Naviance Junior Year • College planning and testing (PSAT, ACT/PSAE, SAT) Senior Year • College applications and financial aid

  3. Freshman Year • Orientation to high school • Academics • School culture • Resources • Introduction to The West Way • Four-year planning sessions • Small group sessions with counselor • Introduction to curricular options

  4. The West Way • Created to foster a positive social culture that promotes both social and academic success (PBIS model). • Research based system that teaches expectations and reinforces positive behaviors. • September, November, and December Orientation dates will use The West Way frameworkto present topics related to social-emotional development.

  5. West Way Themes2013-2014 • September Follow the West Way • October On-Time October • November Show Gratitude • December Electronic Etiquette • January Academic Honesty • February Live Life Well • March Respect • April Dress Appropriately • May Exit With Pride

  6. Freshman Orientation DatesPLC Mondays • September 16 – Introduction to High School/Getting Involved • September 23 – Getting Involved/Introduction to High School • November 4 – Respect • December 2 – Successful • February 3 – Sophomore Year Enrollment • March 17 – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) • April 14 – Summer Planning • Freshmen are required to remain in school on these Mondays from 2:00 – 2:35

  7. Four-Year Planning Sessions • Individual counselors meet with small groups of students during second quarter. • Counselors discuss curricular options, course sequences, and elective opportunities. • Students complete Tentative Four-Year Plans and prepare for February enrollment.

  8. Extracurricular Involvement Athletics • 28 athletic teams (750 student athletes) • Students must meet academic eligibility requirements • Clubs/Activities • Over 60 clubs • Most meet after school – late buses available

  9. Counselor AssignmentsClass of 2017

  10. Resources • PowerSchool: Web-based student information system www.glenbardwesths.org • Lunch Intervention • Resource schedule • STRIVE: after school homework program • Glenbard Parent Series (GPS)

  11. Suggested Websites • actstudent.org • collegeboard.org • collegeillinois.org • ncaa.org(click on eligibility center)

  12. Thanks for coming!