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Ninth Grade Parents Night Bhs 2010

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Intro for incoming 9th grade parents

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Ninth Grade Parents Night Bhs 2010

  1. 1. Welcome To Ninth Grade Parent Night (Class of 2013) February 23, 2010
  2. 2. Faces To Know At Burlington High Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Eric Conti – [email_address]
  3. 3. Faces To Know At Burlington High Patrick Larkin Principal [email_address] Rick Sheehan Associate Principal [email_address]
  4. 4. Faces To Know At Burlington High Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address] Joseph Attubato Support Services Coordinator [email_address] Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address]
  5. 5. Burlington High School Mission Statement Burlington High School prepares students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship by offering a challenging, relevant curriculum and varied activities in a safe environment.
  6. 6. Burlington High Points of Pride <ul><li>The staff and administration at BHS was thrilled to learn of our recent ranking in Boston Magazine as one of the top public high school's in Massachusetts. This is truly a testament to the generous support that the Town of Burlington offers its public schools. We are fortunate to have such wonderful students from supportive families coming through our doors each day. The true challenge is for us to continue to find internal measures that will affirm our high school is providing students with the highest quality education possible. </li></ul>
  7. 7. NEASC Accreditation <ul><li>Commendations </li></ul><ul><li>The richness of course and co-curricular offerings </li></ul><ul><li>The strong teacher-student relationships that promote personalized instruction </li></ul><ul><li>The development of a unified school community that focuses on student learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Burlington High Points of Pride <ul><li>Our Staff and Students!!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Burlington High Points of Pride <ul><li>95% of Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009 have gone on to Post-Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Co-curricular offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Advanced Placement Course Selection (12) </li></ul><ul><li>100% of Class of 2009 passed MCAS </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Guidance Information Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 students during the 2008-2009 school year have taken courses which will yield college credit </li></ul><ul><li>Growing partnerships with local colleges (Mass Bay CC and Bay Path College) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual High School opportunities (44 students this year) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Burlington High Points of Pride Poetry Out Loud 2009 and 2010 Our First Senior Health Fair Student Artwork All-State Musicians
  11. 11. Burlington High Points of Pride Record Setting Relay Teams Holiday Traditions Honor Our Heroes Drive Child Development
  12. 12. Burlington High Points of Pride First Robotics State Champion Wrestling Faculty-Student Events Phenomenal Drama Productions
  13. 13. Burlington High Points of Pride Mr. Sheehan Commended National Merit Students SpeakShop Super Eight Hockey
  14. 14. For 2007-2008 New Senior Literature Textbook Developed by: Anne Ford, Callie Graham Tim Calvin
  15. 15. For 2008-2009 New Junior Literature Textbook
  16. 16. Requirements For Graduation <ul><li>English – 20 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Math – 20 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Science – 15 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>(Including Life Science and Physical Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies – 15 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>(U.S. History I and II and World History II) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language – 10 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>(Two year sequential program) </li></ul><ul><li>Electives from 500-900 – 10 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education/Health – 10 Credits (four semesters) </li></ul><ul><li>Passing Grade 10 MCAS ELA , Math, and one Science MCAS </li></ul><ul><li>(Physics, Biology, or Chemistry) </li></ul>
  17. 17. High School Schedule Typical 9 th Grader <ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><li>Freshman English </li></ul><ul><li>Math (Algebra I or Geometry) </li></ul><ul><li>Science (Fundamentals of Physics or Biology) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History I </li></ul><ul><li>Freshman Physical Education (1/2 year ) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. BHS Mentoring For All 9 th Graders <ul><li>Last spring, our teachers recommended close to 100 students from the junior and senior classes to serve in this important role. Following this students completed an application process committing to training over the summer to help them handle their new responsibilities. We now have 51 trained mentors matched up with 9th graders and they will have their first formal meeting on Friday morning during extended homeroom. </li></ul>
  19. 19. FLITE F riends L earning I ntegrity T hrough E ducation <ul><li>Focal Points </li></ul><ul><li>smooth transition to high school </li></ul><ul><li>monthly interaction between mentors and mentees </li></ul><ul><li>topics of discussion </li></ul><ul><li>midterms </li></ul><ul><li>building community and promoting a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>what makes us qualified? </li></ul><ul><li>looking ahead … </li></ul>
  20. 20. Why Become Involved At BHS? <ul><li>Research disclosed that a &quot;50 percent increase in the odds of (high achievement) was related to involvement in extra-curricular activities&quot; ( Modi, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 1998 ). </li></ul>
  22. 22. Please Stay Involved! <ul><li>Research Shows </li></ul><ul><li>The family makes critical contributions to student achievement from pre-school through high school. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education or cultural background. </li></ul><ul><li>When parents are involved in school as well as at home, children do better and stay in school longer. </li></ul><ul><li>When children and parents talk regularly about school, the research also says children perform better academically. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Please Stay Involved! <ul><li>Research Shows: </li></ul><ul><li>Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with higher student achievement: Actively organizing and monitoring a student’s time, helping with homework and discussing school matters. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive results in parental involvement in schooling include improved achievement, reduced absenteeism, improved behavior and restoring confidence for parents about how their kids are doing. What is most important is for parents to indicate they are interested and care about school. When parents value the education, children are impacted directly at school. </li></ul>