WELCOME to MTHS’ 9th Grade Parent Night Administrators • Greg Schwab, Principal – Last Names R – Z • Peter Schurke- Assistant Principal – Last Names I - Q • Scott Morrison, Assistant Principal – Last Names A – H “Who is my counselor?” • • • • • Colleen Egger A-E x5657 Tanya Ummel F-K x5665 Julie Petterson L-Re x5658 Pam Salvatore (MTW) Rf-Z x5659 Maggie Mosholder (Th F) Rf-Z x5659 • Interns: Jamie Eager and Aleesha Greeg All staff email addresses are Last name and First initial @edmonds.wednet.edu. For example, eggerC@edmonds.wednet.edu Counseling Office Staff • Secretaries: Kim Runkel and Vicki Stewart – Homework requests, mailings, transcript request, etc. • Registrar: Mary Kikikis – Student records, transcripts, grading, student enrollment, Skyward • School-to-Work Coordinator: Erika Spellman – Volunteer Service, Testing, Scholarships, College Visitations. Other Support Staff • Julie Schwab School Psychologist • Ashley Johnson Student Family Advocate • Anthony Williams Student Behavior Coordinator • Sue VanSenus Campus Security/BECCA Counseling Services • Counselors handle questions or difficulties that a student might have, from class schedules to personal problems. • Counselors make referrals to other local professionals in the area for concerns such as substance abuse or long term counseling. • Counselors help students and serve as a resource to parents and teachers regarding performance in classes, which may include arranging teacher conferences. • Information about Free/Reduced Lunch, Clothes for Kids, etc. is available in the Counseling Center (must meet income requirements) • Safe School Tip Line – 425-431-7010 Counseling Appointments • Counselors are available on a “Drop in” basis every day (during lunch), as well as before and after school. • Counseling appointments (for parents or students) can be made by contacting our counseling secretary, Kim Runkel or by emailing your counselor. • Counselors are ALWAYS available in case of emergency! The Nuts and Bolts • School starts every day at 7:20 am and ends at 1:50 pm. • Most students take 6 classes per day, classes are 54 minutes long and are worth a .50 credit per semester. • Students have a half hour lunch. 1st lunch is from 10:23 to 10:53 2nd lunch is from 11:22-11:52 • Students’ lunch time is determined by their 4th period class. 4A= 2nd lunch and 4B=1st lunch Nuts and Bolts cont. • We have a closed campus. Students may go off campus for lunch in grades 10-12 if they have an “Off Campus Pass” which is available in the Attendance Office. • Picture Day is Sept. 9th • Curriculum Night is Sept. 29th • Homecoming is the week of October 24-28 (frosh wear Gray) Credits Count! • Really! Every credit earned is a step toward graduation. • Every course taken becomes part of your student’s permanent transcript. • Class of 2015 has some new graduation requirements To earn a MTHS diploma, students must: • Pass all required classes and earn 22 credits • Pass state tests or approved alternatives – Must pass reading, writing, math, and science • Complete a Culminating Project • Complete a High School and Beyond Plan District Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015 English Math (must pass Alg 2 or Equivalent) Science Social Studies Health & Fitness Career and Tech Ed Personal Finance Arts Electives 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 .5 1.0 4.5 22.0 credits total Minimum WA State Public College Requirements for 4-year Admission (now called CADRs) English Math* (min. through Alg. 2) Science Social Studies Health & Fitness World Language Arts • 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 Notes: WWU requires a year of Chemistry or Physics Private and out of state colleges may have additional requirements. *A math-based class is required grade 12. Ways to Support Your Student Use… Skyward Family Access! www.edmonds.wednet.edu/mths Click on “Skyward Family Access” Be sure to enter your email address! This will allow you to: – Retrieve your password – Read the Hawktalk – Get other important information Skyward Skyward enables you to: – – – – – – Monitor attendance View missing assignments View current grade status (updated bi-monthly) Review graduation status See standardized test scores (HSPE) and more... Email access to teachers is a click away! MTHS Website! edmonds.wednet.edu/MTHS • The most current information (changes in schedule, upcoming events, access to HawkTalk, etc.) • Graduation Requirements • Course Catalog • Career Center Information (jobs, volunteer opportunities, etc.) • Teacher web pages MTHS is now on Facebook! • “Like” us on Facebook and get updated information on all the happenings here at MTHS. What About Supplies? • • • • • • • Three ring notebook with dividers Flash drive Notebook paper Pens and pencils Weekly Planner/Calendar Hand sanitizer is recommended Individual teachers may require additional supplies Ways to Help MTHS Supplies are especially needed this year due to budget cuts. Please consider donating: • Reams of copier paper • Boxes of tissues and hand sanitizer • Extra school or office supplies • Your time as a volunteer How Can You Get Involved? • Please join the MTHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) • Patrick Severson, PTSA Vice-President • Melissa Reid, MTHS Sports Boosters What are some warning signs that indicate your student may be struggling? “RED” flag statements 1. I don’t have any homework. 2. I did my homework at school. 3. I know that SKYWARD says that I am failing, but I’ve got everything under control. 4. That assignment is not worth very much. 5. I don’t need the class to graduate. 6. I’ve already lost credit, so why bother? Attendance Matters! • Poor attendance is the #1 predictor of lack of student success. • Monitor your student’s attendance regularly on Skyward. • Arrange for Big Mouth calls to go to your private cell phone number. – firstname.lastname@example.org • Written excuse notes (in ink) must be provided to the Attendance office within 48 hours of an absence. • Pre-arranged absence applications are available in the Attendance Office PRIOR to planned absences. Remember… • Students are responsible for “making up” missed work if they are absent! • Know the policy of late/missed work for each teacher. • If a student will be absent for three or more consecutive days, parents may request homework from the Counseling Secretary. (24 hour turnaround is needed). Where can students go for help??? • • • • • • Hawk Study Club- 2:00 – 3:00 Daily in the Library Initiate email contact with teachers Honor Society tutors may be available Find a study partner in each class Paid Tutors Online Live Homework Help – 3-10pm daily at www.sno-isle.org (click on “teen page link.”) – Sno-Isle library card required, available at your library. – Help is also available for Spanish speakers. What questions do you have??? We may have answers! Thank you for attending!