2013 EXPLORE/Incoming Freshman AAA Fair Night Presentation

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2013 EXPLORE/Incoming Freshman AAA Fair Night Presentation
Lynn McCarthy, Principal
Chris Columbaro, Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
Jeff Herb, Associate Principal of Operations
Tom Rodman, Freshman Coordinator
Jerry Weir, Middle School Guidance Counselor
Welcome!
• Be respectful!
¡Bienvenidos!
• Se respetuoso
• Be responsible!
• Se responsable
• Be positive!
• Se positivo
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Agenda
EXPLORE
Daily schedule
Folder Contents
The importance of
reading
Next steps
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Agenda
EXPLORE
Horario diariamente
Papeles importantes en
el folleto
La importancia de leer
Próximos pasos
The EXPLORE Test
The EXPLORE test is the first part of a testing system that
goes on to include the PLAN and the ACT.
Typically, students take:
the EXPLORE test in 8th grade
the PLAN in 9th grade
the ACT in 11th grade
All three tests assess your knowledge in the areas of
English, math, reading and science. However, the material
tested gets progressively more difficult with each exam.
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Student Score Report
• What is the Student Score Report?
This individualized report details scores
received on the assessment and the career
plans and needs indicated by the student.
• What does the Student Score Report provide?
 Suggestions for improving student academic skills
 Careers that match student interests
 Indicators of college readiness
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What Do My Scores Mean?
Student scores in each of the four subject areas are between 1 and 25.
Your composite score is simply the average of all four test scores.
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How Scores Compare
To the right of your scores, you will find the
percentage of students scoring at or below
your score.
This shows you how your scores compare to
those of students across the country who
took the EXPLORE.
Example: 74% means a student scored as
high or higher than 74% of 8th grade
students across the U.S.
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How Can Students Improve?
The back of the Score
Report describes the
skills and knowledge
the student probably
already has.
You will also see
some ideas for
improving even more
in the different subject
areas. The
suggestions are
based on student
scores and can help
them do better.
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Thinking about College?
ACT has developed
College Readiness Benchmark Scores.
Students scoring at or above the benchmark in each
subject area are projected to be on pace to succeed in
high school and college classes, if they keep up with
their coursework.
Students scoring below the benchmark will need to put
in extra effort and seek out additional supports to
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improve their scores for future tests.
One Indicator of College Readiness
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Career Possibilities
 ACT provides a
multitude of
resources on the
student’s EXPLORE
results at the
following website:
www.
explorestudent.org
 The website
includes an
interactive and
informative Worldof-Work Map
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Middle School Counselors’
Contact Information
Janet Morales-Ory, AMS, last names A-L
847-532-7109
[email protected]
Britt Kotecki, AMS, last names M-Z
847-532-7108
[email protected]
Samantha King, CMS
224-484-2234
[email protected]
Amanda Hurley, DMS
224-484-4516
[email protected]
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9th Grade Class Recommendations
How do student EXPLORE results impact
his/her freshman classes?
8th grade teachers work diligently to recommend
core freshman classes in the areas of
English, math, science, and social studies
The teachers use the following criteria to make
their recommendations, including:
EXPLORE results
Current grades and classes
Interventions and progress monitoring
Work ethic
Reading and writing ability
Level of motivation
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Sample freshman schedule
Semester 1
Semester 2
Period 1
English
English
Period 2
Math
Math
Period 3
World History
World History
Period 4
Biology
Biology
Period 5
Lunch
Lunch
Period 6
Advisory (ASP)
Advisory (ASP)
Period 7
Elective
Elective
Period 8
PE
PE
Period 9
Elective
Elective
Ejemplo de horario de clases para 9no grado (freshman)
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Freshman Electives Options
What electives are
available?
The 2014-2015
Course Sheet
indicates which
classes are available
for freshmen.
Art
Business
English
Family and
Consumer
Sciences
Industrial
Education
Music
Social
Studies
World
Languages
Where can I get more information?
District 300’s Elective Online Tool: www.d300electives.org
Get elective class descriptions, prerequisites, and other information here.
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www.d300electives.org
Visit this site to learn more about the electives
offered to freshmen.
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Two Ways to Make
Electives Requests
On paper/at your school’s lab:
Review the list of electives
Discuss with your parents
Fill out the homework sheet
AMS
December 9
CMS
December 3-10
DMS
December 17
Online:
Review the list of electives
Discuss with your parents
Login to your Student Portal and complete
the Freshman Elective Request Form
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Student Portal
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Student Portal
Click
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Left Side of Folder
Al lado izquierdo del folleto
 Alliance for College Readiness with Elgin Community College /
Alianza para la Preparacion Universitaria con Elgin Community
College
 Welcome Letter / Carta de Bienvenida
 2014-15 School Calendar /
2014-15 Calendario Escolar
 Physical Exam Info Letter /
Carta de Informacion para examen fisico
 Physical Exam Form / Hoja del Examen Fisico
 Frequently Asked Questions / Preguntas frecuentes
 2012-13 Communication Flowchart /
Organigrama de Communicacion 2012-13
Right Side of Folder
Al lado derecho del folleto
 AAA Fair Survey / Feria AAA Encuesta
 AAA Fair Map / Mapa de la Feria AAA
 AAA Fair List of Tables /
Lista de mesas de la Feria AAA
 Electives Requests-Homework for Families /
Electivas opciones-Tarea para Familias
 Transition Process-Important Steps and Dates /
Transición Pasos y Fechas del proceso
 Building Map / Mapa del Edificio
 Creating your Freshman Schedule /
La creación de su Horario Freshman
 Summer School 2014 / Escuela de Verano 2014
The importance of
READING
La importancia de
la LECTURA
Es menos probable que
los estudiantes con
problemas de lectura…
Struggling readers
are less likely to…
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Go to college
Think they are smart
Have a peaceful school
experience
Enroll in honors or AP courses
Have positive relationships with
school staff members
Enjoy school and life
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Asistan a una Universidad,
Colegio.
Pensar que son inteligentes
Tener una experiencia escolar
pacifica
Inscribirse en cursos de honores o
cursos AP
Tener relaciones positivas con los
miembros del personal
Disfrutar de la escuela y vida.
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Struggling readers
are more likely to…
Get in fights
Dismiss homework
Have a truancy issue
Have multiple, menial jobs
Get arrested
Be unemployed
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Los estudiantes con
problemas de lectura
tienden a…
Involucrarse en peleas
No hacer las tareas
Tener problemas de
asistencia
Tener múltiples trabajos
de baja categoría
Ser arrestados
Estar desempleado
What can parents/guardians
do to help?
¿Qué pueden hacer los
padres para ayudar?
• Support the enrollment in
reading class
• Order a magazine subscription
to something your
son/daughter finds interesting
• Talk to them about
‘MI
DSCCC Words’
– (Main ideas, details,
sequences, comparisons,
cause-effect,
conclusions/generalizations
, and word meanings)
• Get them thinking about the
greater world
• Apoyar la inscripción en cursos
de lectura
• Subscribirse a una revista que
le parezca interesante a su
hijo(a)
• Hablar con ellos sobre la
lectura en las siguientes
aéreas; idea principal, detalles,
secuencias, causa y efecto ,
conclusiones, y significado de
las palabras)
• Póngalos a pensar sobre el
maravilloso mundo
Mandatory Summer Reading /
Lectura de Verano Obligatoria
1200-Level (Nivel)
The House on
Mango Street
1300-Level (Nivel)
1400-Level (Nivel)
The Book Thief
Must Knows about Transition /
Cosas Esenciales sobre el Transicion
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Summer Reading is essential /
La Lectura de Verano es Importante
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Must have physical AND TDAP vaccination on the first day of school
/ Debe tener un examen físico y la vacuna TDAP el primer día de
clases
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PE Dress and Participation is mandatory to get credit / Vestirse para
la clases de educación física y la participación es obligatoria para
obtener credito
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No social promotion-must earn credits / Para pasar al siguiente
grado se tienen que obtener los créditos
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Sophomore status is attained only with 6 credits /
Para pasar a grado 10 se deben obtener 6 créditos
Must Knows about Transition /
Cosas Esenciales sobre el Transicion
• Check your student’s grades every two weeks / Revise las
calificaciones de su hijo(a) cada dos semanas
• Plan vacations around the school calendar / Planifique sus
vacaciones solo en las fechas que no hay clases.
• Regular attendance is CRITICAL to school success/ La
asistencia regular es CRITICA para el éxito escolar
• With six academic classes, your student will have homework
nightly / Con seis clases diariamente su estudiante tendrá
tarea todos los días
Next steps
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Choose Electives at
Middle Schools
Finalize schedule with High
School Counselors: week of
January 13-17
Physicals/Vaccinations
Summer school registration:
summer.d300.org
2014 Summer Registration: TBA
Charger Quest: July 30
First Day of Classes:
August 13, 2014
Próximos pasos
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Selecciona tus clases electivas en
las Escuelas Intermedias
Completa tu horario de clases con
los consejeros de High School en
la semana del 13-17 de Enero
Físicos/Vacunas
Inscripción para escuela de
verano:
summer.d300.org
2014 Registracion
del Verano: Se Anunciara
Charger Quest:
30 de Julio
• Primer dia del ano escolar:
13 de Agosto, 2014
Don’t forget!
• Visit the AAA Fair
• Fill out a short evaluation
form and turn it in to the
blue box by the exit!
• If applicable, turn in
summer school forms in
the red box by the exit
• Take a tour of the
building!
¡No lo olvide!
• Visita la feria AAA
• ¡Completa una corta
evaluación y devuélvenos
la hoja a la caja azul
cerca de la salida!
• Si es necessario,
completa el peticion para
inscribir en escuela del
verano en la caja roja
cerca de la salida.
Questions?
Preguntas?
Thank You!
Muchisimas
Gracias!

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