8th Grade Orientation - Olmsted Falls City Schools

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Freshmen Orientation
Class of 2017
Welcome!
February 21, 2013
2013-2014
High School Administration
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Mrs. Holly Schafer- Principal
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Mr. Sean Wolanin– Assistant Principal
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Mr. Sean Baker– Assistant Principal
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Mr. Rob Coxon- Athletic Director
Guidance Department Staff
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Ms. Lisa Meinhardt (Palmison) Freshmen & Seniors (G-M)
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Mrs. Maridi Gurtsak
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Mrs. Lauren Peterson Sophomores & Seniors (N-Z)
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Mrs. Laut
Juniors & Seniors (A-F)
Administrative Assistant/Registrar
Graduation Requirements
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Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Health
Physical Education
Fine Art
Electives
TOTAL CREDITS
* PE Waiver Option:
4 credits
4 credits
3 credits
3 credits
½ credit
½ credit*
1 credit
5 credits
21 credits
Completion of 2 full-seasons of any sport or
Marching Band, Drill Team or Cheerleading.
Graduation Requirements
 Students must pass all five sections of the Ohio
Graduation Test:
Mathematics
 Reading
 Science
 Citizenship
 Writing
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 Initial test: March - sophomore year
 Seven attempts to pass the tests
 Intervention & remediation available
 ODE website has practice tests
4-In-The-Core
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OFHS full-time students are required to take four
credits each of:
Language arts
Math
Science
Social studies
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Science & math recommendations are based on current
grades in math & science
Language Arts Honors and Social Studies Honors are selfselect (with application)
World language recommended for freshmen with A/B in
English
Olmsted Falls High School
Program of Studies
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Honor Diploma College Prep Criteria: must meet 7
of 8 criteria listed
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Athletic Eligibility: Students must pass 75% of all eighth
grade courses during 4th quarter to be eligible for fall sports
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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options: students can
earn high school and college credit simultaneously
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Academic Recognition: Summa Cum Laude (4.0),
Magna Cum Laude (3.75-3.99) & Cum Laude (3.5-3.74)
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
1 Period
1 Period
1 Period
1 Period
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies I
Language Arts I
1 credit
1 credit
1 credit
1 credit
1 Period
Fine Art/Elective
1 credit
*1 Period
Phys. Ed/Health
¼ & ½ credit
PE Waiver Option: Completion of 2 full-seasons of any sport or
Marching Band (including Drill Team and Cheerleading).
* Students who take PE and/or Health in summer will need to take
an elective to have suggested course load.
Elective Course Choices
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World Language: Latin, French and Spanish
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Art I
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Visual Communication Design (VCD)
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Band, Choir, or Band/Choir combination
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Personal Fitness I and II
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Sports Performance and Weight Training I and II (athletes)
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Computer Networking Technology
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Principles of Biomedical Sciences
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Introduction to Engineering Design
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**Publications (See Mr. Gaba/ 8th grade LA teacher for details about this elective)
Scheduling for 2013-14
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Scheduling in the classroom- Week of March 4th
 Students have been given a practice scheduling
sheet
 Due back to Middle School teacher by March 1st
 Scheduling will occur week of March 4th at OFMS
 All schedule adjustments MUST be made prior to
June 13th
August Students receive their schedule, locker
assignments and take a tour of our building
*Students new to the district can contact Mrs. Laut for an
enrollment appointment: 440.427.6116
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Thank you for attending!
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Visit with teachers in the cafeteria
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Program of Studies and PE Waiver forms available in
the cafeteria
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Honors Social Studies and Language Arts
applications available
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Visit our media center & tour the building
Have a nice evening!
Ms. Meinhardt
School Counselor – Class of 2017
[email protected] or 440.427.6118
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