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WELCOME CLASS of 2021
CRESCENTA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Pride, Tradition, and Honor! Home of the Falcons! February – 2017 Dr. Junge, Principal
Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda: ● Special Programs ● PTSA: Laurie Dunkin ● Academics and Assessments: Amy Besoli ● Math Program: Amy Besoli ● English Program: Patricia Deitch ● Graduation & A-G, Registration: Janelle Evans ● Developmental Assets: Peter Kim ● Resources & Timelines: Christine Benitez ● Q & A 7: 30 p. m. --Goodnight & Thank You!
Thank you: ● Robotics—Dr. Greg Neat ● AFJROTC—Master Sergeant Alvin Johnson ● Stage Crew
Falcon Pride Falcon Expectations At CV all students will show growth in critical thinking as measured by: ● scoring proficient on state assessments, ● passing all classes with Cs or better (the first time), ● taking A-G required courses
CVHS Data ● 80% of all 9 th graders passed the health and fitness test ● 98% of all seniors graduate ● 98% ( ELA) and 98% (math) of all 10 th graders passed the CAHSEE, first time, last year! ● 89% showed proficiency in ELA and 91% in Math ● Our students took 2047 Advanced Placement Tests last year! What theme do you see?
HIGH Expectations & High Outcomes California Distinguished School (1999 and 2005) National Blue Ribbon School (2000) Los Angeles Music Center’s BRAVO Award (2005 -2006) Los Angeles Magazine, top twelve public high schools in Los Angeles (2008) Newsweek and US News and World Reports ranked top 5% of American high schools Gold Ribbon School (2015)
Air Force JROTC Program Senior Master Sergeant Alvin Johnson
AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC ● ● ● “Integrity – Service - Excellence” Leadership Life Skills Character Building Community Service (Citizenship) Critical Thinking (Problem Solving) Improved Communication Skills Enhanced College Applications Health and Wellness Patriotism Team Building Job Resumes and Interviews Aviation History Daily Class Taken In Place of Physical Education (PE)
Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Greg Neat
Computer Programming in Unity We Make App’s!!! in C++ in Python! Create a Web Site AP in Java!
Engineering Principles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Requirements Design Fabricate Assemble Test
Questions: Dr. Orenda Tuason otuason@gusd. net
Additional Classes & Programs: ● Linear Algebra ● AP Capstone Program ● Gardening ● Yoga ● AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography Open to 9 th Graders
Content Includes: � Population Studies � Migration � Folk and Popular Culture � Languages � Religions � Ethnicities � Political Geography � Food and Agriculture � Industry/Manufacturing � Services and Settlements � Urban Patterns � Development
Average HW per night: 1 hour Questions? Contact Ms. Mc. Leod amcleod@gusd. net
VAPA—visual and performing arts Sarah Wiggins and Ricky Ngai Art teacher and Co-Chair for VAPA Dept.
What Can Art Do For you? (Video)
VAPA—visual and performing arts (Visual Art ) ● Art 1 -2 and Design 1 -2 for incoming 9 th graders (no prior art experience necessary) ● Develop foundational art skills that are necessary for your child to succeed in other art courses such as photography, ceramics, and advanced art. ● CV offers AP Studio Art and AP Art History
●Have prior art experience? Took art classes in middle school or outside of school? ●Please contact CV Art teacher, Ricky Ngai to make an appointment for art portfolio review to be placed in the next advanced art level course. Ricky Ngai Email: rngai@gusd. net
Crescenta Valley High PTSA President: Laurie Dunkin ● 1. Grow and Build: to promote the welfare and advocate for secure laws for our children and to establish relationship between our children, parents and teachers. ● 2. Thrive in School: to provide programs that our children can participate in and provide volunteer opportunities for family involvement which are important for helping our children succeed in their education. ● 3. Flourish in Community: With everyone's contribution of their time and resources, we can provide an environment for our children to continue to achieve success. ● Together we can "Grow, Thrive and Flourish"
Academics and Assessments At the High School Level Amy Besoli GUSD CCSS Learning Leader
State Standards ● Content Standards for English and Math (adopted in 2010) ● Next Generation Science Standards (adopted in 2013) ● Literacy Standards – All teachers are teachers of literacy! ● Focus is on 21 st Century Skills ● Critical Thinking ● Creativity ● Communication
CAASPP California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Testing will be in Grades 3 -8 and 11. 9 th grade students will no longer take a state assessment. Computer Adaptive CAASPP Test ● Selected Response (NO multiple choice) ● Constructed Response– short answer ● Extended Response – Math Only ● Performance Task – students will be provided with multiple sources of information and will be required to synthesize this information into one piece of writing
Testing Implementation ● 2014 – Field Test ● 2015 – First year of full testing implementation ● This was the baseline year ● 2016 – Students scores will be part of the state accountability system for GUSD and CV ● Interim assessments will be given in 9 th-11 th grade English and Math classes. ● 2017 -10 th grade students participate in science test field test
Math Program Amy Besoli Math Department Chair
CVHS Math Requirements ● Algebra 1 – State graduation requirement ● Geometry – District graduation requirement • Geometry concepts for seniors only ● Algebra 2 – UC entrance requirement • Regular course meets UC requirements with trigonometry as an additional course • Honors course includes trigonometry
CVHS Math Curriculum ● Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II/Algebra II Honors use packets of open source materials organized by units. The textbooks are a supplement to these materials. ● Packets were created and organized by teachers and teacher specialists in GUSD. ● Opportunities for collaboration, exploration, discussion, fluency, critical thinking and real world applications involving math are included in the curriculum. ● Students need to have a solid foundation in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II to be successful in upper level math classes at CV.
Standards of Mathematical Practice 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Two year requirement is not an option ● Based on the new CCSS, all students need to pass a minimum of three years of math in order to be successful on the assessment in 11 th grade. ● A fourth year is essential to those students who are attending college at any level. Students will take a math placement exam at their college which will place them in an appropriate level math class.
English Program Patricia Deitch English 9
Essential Theme-Search For Identity ● Units explore this theme through a variety of literature including novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction ● Students should expect to make connections between the novels they read and additional texts that explore similar themes.
9 th Grade Core Literature ● Mythology/The Odyssey ● Romeo and Juliet--William Shakespeare ● Fahrenheit 451 --Ray Bradbury ● The Pearl--John Steinbeck ● The House on Mango Street--Sandra Cisneros ● Advanced = �Great Expectations--Charles Dickens �Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
Critical Skills ● Close reading. �Students should expect reading and annotation homework (especially in advanced). ● Organized and focused argumentative writing. ● Synthesis-making connections between multiple texts. ● Consider visiting classrooms during Open House (March 9!)
Assessment of Progress ● Teacher crafted formative and cumulative assessments assess student progress toward the Common Core standards. ● i. Ready-adaptive computer based assessment ● CAASPP Interim Assessments--to prepare for the CAASPP test during 11 th grade.
For kids who love English. . . ●English-related electives! ● Journalism ● Yearbook ● Journeys--Literary Magazine ● Speech and Debate ● Drama
Graduation and University (A-G) Entrance Requirements 9 th Grade Registration CVHS Counselors: Janelle Evans
Meet your CVHS Counselors Ms. Sheridan B, M, & W-Y Mrs. Bomar C-F, T, U, & Z Dr. Hairapetian I, K, & S Mrs. Evans G, H, J, & L Ms. Haghpanah A, N-R & V
CVHS Counseling Based on National Standards of Three Domains: Personal/Social Academic College/Career CVHS Counselors have an open door policy for students before school, snack, lunch, and after school.
The “A-G”/Graduation Requirements A-G ● 4 yrs English ● 2 yrs History/Social Science (World/US) ● 3 yrs Math (4 yrs strongly recommended) ● Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 ● 2 yrs Lab Science (3 yrs strongly recommended) ● Minimum of Biology and Chemistry or Physics ● 2 yrs same Foreign Language (3 yrs recommended) ● 1 yr Visual/Performing Art ● 1 yr College Prep Elective ● (example: Gov/Econ) High School Graduation ● 4 yrs English ● 3 yrs History/Social Science (World 10 th/US 11 th/Econ-Gov 12 th) ● 2 yrs Math ● Minimum of Algebra 1 and Geometry ● 2 yrs of Science (Biological/Physical) ● 1 yr of Visual/Performing Arts ● 1 semester Health ● 2 yrs Physical Education ● 1 semester Career Prep ● General electives = 70 credits Total = 220 credits Note: All students are expected to be enrolled in science 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th grade, and in math 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th grade. (Excluding summer school)
Grades and Credit C is for College! • “D” grades = 5 credits –Credit for high school graduation only! –“D” grades don’t count for college admission. –Not given extra GPA point for honors/AP • “F” grades = 0 credits –If you fail a required graduation course you MUST make it up in summer school or the next year. Students are responsible for registering for summer school classes!
Help your child be a forward thinker and planner.
6 REQUIRED FRESHMEN COURSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. English (Get input from your current English teacher) Math Health/CWA PE Science Elective
Registration Form due February 24 th to Rosemont History Teacher Front Back
IMPORTANT Use the CVHS Course List to help your child complete their Time-Management Tracker and achieve BALANCE
Mindfulness at CVHS “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present, and non-judgmentally. ” ~ Jon Kabat Zinn: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Goals: To Gain ● Self-awareness ● Emotional balance ● Recognize and manage emotions ● Impulse control ● Better decision making ● Focus
Electives ★ Foreign Language ★ Fine Arts Be sure to write alternates for these classes! ★ Career Prep/CTE ★ Other Academic Elective Please note: Once a graduation category is completed, any course in that subject area counts as elective credits
Application, Audition, or Tryout • Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Band • Student Government (Elections) Fall of freshmen year Contact John Pehar: jpehar@gusd. net • Yearbook Application due: Feb 22 nd Contact Tyrasha Peterson: tpeterson@gusd. net • Journalism Application due: Feb 17 th Contact Patricia Deitch: pdeitch@gusd. net • Speech and Debate Auditions: week of April 17 th @ CV & Rosemont Contact Shannon Marshall: smarshall@gusd. net Auditions: April 3 -7 Contact Mathew Schick: mschick@gusd. net • Charismatics & A Cappella Audition: by appointment Contact Shannon Mack: smack@gusd. net • Intermediate/Advanced Dance Tryouts: TBD Contact Fredda Manzo: fmanzo@gusd. net • Pep Squad Tryouts: TBD Contact John Pehar: jpehar@gusd. net • Fall/Winter/Spring Sports Teams Athletic Night: May 8 th @ 6: 30 PM in CVHS Gym
Summer Courses → 2017 -18 Placement ☺ Reminder: Make a note stating “summer” on your 2017 -2018 Registration Form, next to the course you plan to take during summer, and be sure to indicate your alternate choices. However, DO NOT register for your alternates when registering online for the 2017 -2018 school year. ● Health (summer) ● 1 st choice: ELECTIVE, Alternate 1: ELECTIVE, Alternate 2: ELECTIVE ● Algebra (summer) – Not recommended ● Geometry ● Biology (summer) – Not recommended ● Chemistry (lab) or Earth/Space (non-lab)
Sample What should this student register for online? English 9 -1 / English 9 -2 Algebra 1 A / Algebra 1 B Health / Con Wrld Affairs AFJROTC 1 / AFJROTC 2 Biology 1 / Biology 2 Spanish 1 / Spanish 2
AP/Honors Contract If registering for an Honors/AP level course, you and a parent MUST read and complete the Advanced Placement Contract and attach it to your registration form. (Examples: Algebra 2 H, Math Analysis H, AP Human Geography) ALL FORMS MUST BE SIGNED.
Online Registration ● ALL STUDENTS will submit course requests online through Student Connection student. gusd. net for the 2017 -18 school year. ● Student username and passwords are on their registration forms. Do not lose or share this information. ● Students can reset their passwords on student. gusd. net ● A Power. Point and a video explaining the process are posted in the Registration section of the CVHS Counseling page on www. cvhsfalcons. com
Online Registration Guidelines ● Students will add 6 classes only = 12 semesters (2 semesters per class) ● Students will add classes as though summer school does not exist. Counselors will make changes according to their registration forms after summer school is completed. ● DO NOT add alternates online, only write them on the registration form.
Return Forms ● Where: To your History teacher ● When: By Friday, February 24 th (Late forms should be returned directly to your Rosemont Middle School counselor. ) ● What to Include: ● 2017 -2018 Registration form with parent & student signatures. Be sure to list alternate choices for all electives. ● Completed Time Management Tracker ● Honors/Advanced Placement Contract (signed and attached, if applicable)
Summer School Sem 1: Monday, June 5 th – Tuesday June 20 st Sem 2: Wednesday, June 21 nd – Friday, July 7 th REMEDIAL • To catch up if behind on requirements & skills • 9 th grade students ONLY: You will receive a summer school application in the mail if your child qualifies for remedial summer school. • You must complete and return this form to the CVHS Counseling Office. • FREE ADVANCEMENT • Offered through Glendale Educational Foundation • To get ahead or makeup a D in a college-prep course • YOU must register online or when forms become available • Registration begins March 1 st • Fee based courses • www. gefsummerschool. org
Summer School for Non-GUSD / Non-GEF courses ❖ Anyone wishing to complete a non-GUSD / non-GEF course must get prior approval. ❖ Check Accreditation, UC approval, and NCAA status of school or program. ❖ 3/1/17 Request forms will be available on the CVHS Counseling website and in the CVHS Counseling office. The form must be completed and returned to the CVHS Counseling Office and parents/students will be notified of their approval by phone or e-mail: Online programs: beginning May 1 All others: beginning April 1 ❖ ALL summer report cards/transcripts should be submitted by the end of July.
IMPORTANT DATES: Incoming 9 th graders ● Parent/Student Meeting: ● Wednesday, February 15 th, 6: 30 p. m. , CVHS Auditorium ● Special Education Program 5: 45 -6: 15 CVHS, Rm 3105 ● Classroom presentations for students: Friday, February 17 th ● Where: In History classes at Rosemont ● ONLINE REGSITRATION AND FORMS DUE: Feb 24 th ● Athletic Information Night: ● Monday, May 8 th, 6: 30 p. m. , CVHS Main Gym
Athletics—Peter Kim ● CV Athletic Information meeting ● May 8 th @ 6: 30 PM in the GYM ● For more information and FAQ check the Special Information for Incoming 9 th Graders on the counseling page at www. cvhsfalcons. com
Not Only About Academics… ● 40 Developmental Assets ●Mr. Peter Kim
When life looks at me like this… I will not only survive…. I will conquer!!
Mrs. Christine Benitez, Associate Principal
Support 5 Counselors 3 Assistant Principals 1 Associate Principal 1 Principal School Psychologist - The counselors and the administrators have an open door policy for students before school, snack, lunch and afterschool.
What should you expect from us? February 3 – CVHS Principal Dr. Linda Junge meets with all 8 th grade students at Rosemont to discuss CVHS expectations, a-g graduation requirements, elective classes, and the overall high school experience. February 17 – CVHS Counselors go to Rosemont to discuss CVHS courses and requirements and facilitate the 9 th grade registration process. February 15 – 6: 30 p. m. Incoming 9 th Grade Parent Night in CVHS Auditorium. May 8– CVHS 9 th grade athletic information night at 6: 30 p. m. in the CVHS main gymnasium. June 5 – July 7– CVHS summer school. August 11, 2017– 9 th grade schedule pick up and registration day. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Final schedules will be distributed at 7: 45 a. m. Four years of a rigorous academic program. Four years of social/emotional growth. June 2021 – GRADUATION – College/Career/Life
GOOD NIGHT & THANK YOU! CVHS: Pride, Tradition, and Honor! It’s GREAT to be a Falcon!!!