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WELCOME CLASS OF 2018
Bridgman High School
9th Grade Student/Parent Orientation
Evening
April 14, 2014
AGENDA
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Welcome – Mr. Paul Hartsig
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High School Culture – Mr. Paul Hartsig
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Graduation Requirements – Mrs. Keri Haskins
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Extra-Curricular Opportunities – Mr. John Norton
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Tour of Building – NHS Students/Staff
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Good Night!
Academic Culture
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Goal is for every student to learn, graduate and
be prepared for life after high school.
Students advocate for themselves by talking to
teachers, coaches, and administrators.
Students should expect homework.
Grades are available online.
Web pages are available with assignments and
work.
Communication is Key
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Contact Teacher
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Phone Call
Email
Teachers’ Web Pages
Meetings
Internet Services
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Bridgman High School Grade Book
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https://bridgmanpowerschool.berrienresa.org/public/home.
html
Parent Sign In and Student Sign In
Same Student # and PIN # as in 8th Grade
Bridgman High School’s Web Page
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www.bridgmanschools.com
Select Bridgman High School
Daily Announcements
Teachers’ Web Pages
Guidance Department’s Web Page
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook:
Bridgman Public Schools
Twitter:
@Bridgman_High
@Bridgmansports
@Bridgmanschools
Web Page:
www.bridgmanschools.com
Link to the High School (then Guidance, Athletics, Announcements, etc.)
Personal Responsibility
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Apply yourself in your freshman year
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Have good attendance
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Get involved in extra-curricular activities
Challenge Yourself
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This is your education…no one else's.
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When things seem hard look at it as a
challenge. Do your best and learn from it.
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Everyone fails at something sometime.
How you handle it now will set the stage for
how you handle adversity later in life.
Daily Schedule
 Six
Class Period Day
 Six
Courses
 62
Minutes per Class
Daily Schedule
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7:55-8:57 – 1st Hour
9:01-10:03 – 2nd Hour
10:07-11:09 – 3rd Hour
11:14-12:16 – 4th Hour
12:50-1:54 – 5th Hour
1:58-3:00 – 6th Hour
A Lunch – 11:09-11:39
B Lunch – 12:16-12:46
Graduation Requirements
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Students in high school earn credits.
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For each year-long course in which
students earn a passing grade and meet
the attendance criteria, students will
receive 1 full credit (1/2 credit per
semester course).
Graduation Requirements
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Students take 6 courses a year.
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Students can earn 6 credits per year.
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Students must earn 22 out of the 24
possible credits to graduate.
Graduation Requirements
Required Credits:
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4 Credits of English
4 Credits of Mathematics
3 Credits of Science
3 Credits of Social Studies
1 Credit of Physical Education and Health
1 Credit of BMA (Online Learning Experience)
1 Credit of Visual, Performing and Applied Arts
2 Credits of World Language
Michigan Merit Examination
Portfolio Day Participation
NOW INTRODUCING
CORE CLASSES
Departments
Instructors
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Classes
ENGLISH
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MRS. COUNTESS
MRS. CONKLIN MRS. HARDING
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
- or AP English
Lit & Comp
MATH
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MRS. LUNDIN
Algebra I or Algebra I Adv.
Geometry or Geometry Adv.
Algebra II or Algebra II Adv.
Trig-FST
MR. HENDRICKS
MRS. VELDMAN
Pre-Calculus
 AP Calculus AB
 Math Related Credit:
Business Math or CTE Course
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SCIENCE
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MR. LOCKE & MRS. KREITNER
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(Not pictured: Mr. Hendricks)
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Earth Science
Biology
Chemistry or Conceptual Physics
Physics
Chemistry 2
Anatomy/Physiology
SOCIAL STUDIES
MR. HEINZ
MR. NICKA
(not pictured Mr. Degner)
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United States History
Government/Economics -ORWorld History
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NEW ELECTIVES
*Advanced Econ*
*Yearbook*
World History
Government/Economics
AP US History
Freshman Electives
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Spanish 1*
Spanish 2*
Band*
Choir*
Art 1*
Introduction to Industrial Technology*
Physical Education and Health*
*Required for Graduation
NOW INTRODUCING
THE ELECTIVE CLASSES
Departments
Instructors
&
Classes
CAREER TECH EDUCATION
MRS. McGEE
VISUAL, PERFORMING & APPLIED ARTS
MRS. CARLSON
MR. REPPART
MRS. CRONIN
MR. HEIL
SPANISH
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SENOR RAMIREZ
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SENORA HEIL
PHYSICAL
EDUCATION
MR. MILLER
MS. HOUGHTON
Freshman Schedule
English 9
 US History or World History
 Algebra I or Algebra I Advanced or
Geometry Advanced
 Earth Science
 Elective*
 Elective*
* Select electives required for graduation
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Scheduling Process
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Students requested courses in March
Students receive a four year course plan to
aid them
8th grade teachers will make math
recommendation in June
8th grade teachers will confirm social studies
placement in June
Final schedules will be picked up in August
the week before school starts
EXTRA-CURRICULAR
OPPORTUNITIES
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Drama Club
National Honor Society
Student Senate
Science Olympiad
Quiz Bowl
D.E.C.A.
Variety Show
Math Team
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Band
Choir
Yearbook
S.A.D.D.
Intramural Sports
“Orange Crush”
Musical/Play
SPORT OFFERINGS
FALL
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Football, Cross Country, Girls’ Swim, Volleyball,
Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Soccer, Cheerleading
WINTER
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Boys’ Basketball, Cheerleading, Girls’ Basketball,
Boys’ Swim, Poms (Dance), Wrestling (Co-Op)
SPRING
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Girls’ Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Girls’ Tennis, Track
Golf
WHY PLAY SPORTS?
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Opportunities for everyone! (70%+)
IT’S FUN!
Skills not learned in a classroom environment.
Looks good on College/Job Applications.
Memories that last a lifetime. IT’S FUN!
Athletes have classroom success!
AT BRIDGMAN…
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73% of the Honor Roll = Athlete (2013)
89% of the National Honor Society = Athlete
27% of our athletes last year earned a Varsity
Letter AND had a 3.5 GPA (18% of our school)
60% of our athletes have over a 3.0 GPA
13 out of 14 cumulative 4.0 students are Athletes
THE “S” WORD
SPECIALIZATION
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Specialization can make sports NOT fun and can result in
over use injuries
Tom Izzo & Nick Saban prefer multi-sport athletes
Jewel Loyd and Tim Tebow
SPECIALIZATION
Many coaches think sport specialization
actually hinders athletic development, and that kids
would increase their athletic skills more rapidly by
sampling several different sports throughout the year.
The thinking around playing multiple sports is that
different sports develop different skills, muscles,
abilities, and even mindsets – all leading the studentathlete to become a better and more complete
competitor.
ATHLETIC DIFFERENCES
BETWEEN RMS and BHS
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Tryouts – Cuts
Longer Seasons (Three Seasons)
More Offerings
Dual Sport Opportunities
Competition
Playing Time…TEAM!
Athletic Fee ($45)
Trainer
Academic Eligibility
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
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Marking Period – 2.0 GPA, 1 or less “F”
If ineligible, you can practice, but no competition for 21
calendar days. RECHECK
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MHSAA Eligibility
SEMESTER GRADES
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9th Graders get a clean slate!
COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETES
IF THERE IS EVEN A CHANCE OF
PLAYING AT THE NEXT LEVEL:
Before making your sophomore year
schedule, see Mrs. Haskins and register
with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
FAQ
www.bridgmanschools.com
“PARENT INFORMATION”
How do I sign up?
 What do I need to play?
 Transportation?
 Student Insurance – NO MORE
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OTHER INFORMATION
www.bridgmanschools.com
Event Schedules and Changes
@bridgmansports
Updates
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Sportsmanship
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Boosters – First Wednesday, 7PM
IMPORTANT
DATES
Physicals – TBA (last week of school)
 TBA: Band Parent Meeting
 DEAD PERIOD: June 30-July 7, 2014
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(Plan vacations here)
July 27-August 1: Band Camp
 August 11: Football Practice Begins
 August 13: Other Fall Sports Begin
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AND FINALLY
Some friendly advice from
your fellow students…..
SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE
CONTACT INFORMATION
www.bridgmanschools.com
PRINCIPAL
Paul Hartsig
Phartsig@bridgmanschools.com
Office: 466-0223
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
John Norton
Jnorton@bridgmanschools.com
Office: 466-0227
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Keri Haskins
khaskins@bridgmanschools.com
Office: 466-0225
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