We Are J-D! Academics Athletics Arts & Music Excellence! Welcome to Curriculum Night 2015 Welcome: Paul Gasparini, Principal Assistant Principals - Mr. Will Dowdell - Mr. David Nylen Will Hartley, Student Assistance Counselor Curriculum - Academic Department Chairs Question & Answer Session Counselors Mrs. Kristin Butler: 8th grade Counselor Mrs. Diane Ennis: A – Com Mrs. Laura Bond: Con – Ho Mr. Clete Gualtieri: Hu – Ma Ms. Denise Becher: Mc – R Mrs. Amy Heveron LeStrange: S – Z High School Counselors 2015 – 2016 Mrs. Diane Mrs. Laura Mr. Clete School Yr. Ennis Bond Gualtieri Ms. Denise Becher Mrs. Amy LeStrange A – Com Con – Ho Hu – Ma Mc – R S–Z 10th Grade A – Ch Ci – He Hi – M N – Sa Sc – Z 11th Grade A – Com Con – G H – Ma Mc – R S–Z 12th Grade A – De Di – H I – Mi Mo – Sa Sc – Z 9th Grade Academic Department Reps Mr. Joseph DeChick, English Dept. Mr. Hank Cline, World Languages Mrs. Susan Techman, Mathematics Dept. Mr. Michael Keenan, Science Department Mr. David Bunyan, Social Studies Dept. Mr. Will Dowdell, Music, Art, Technology Mr. John Goodson, Physical Education Curriculum Night English / Language Arts English / Language Arts 9 All students are required to take English Language Arts 9. The curriculum follows NYS and J-D CSD content standards. English / Language Arts 9 1/2 credit Elective Courses Journalism 1 & 2 Drama Workshop 1 & 2 Creative Writing Curriculum Night World Languages 9th grade: Honors sequence ( Regents diploma ) French 2, Spanish 2, Chinese 2 Regents sequence ( Regents diploma ) French 2, Spanish 2, Chinese 2 Comprehensive Exam at the end of 10th grade ( after level 3) for Regents credit. electives: French 1, Spanish 1 World language Electives and Opportunities French 1, Spanish 1 (as a second foreign language) Spanish / French National Honor Societies requirements: 90% average in languages 4 year language sequence * Dual language award French Club / Spanish Club Language/ Cultural Trips NYC - Quebec - Montreal Curriculum Night Mathematics Mathematics 9 Regents & Applied Algebra Regents Assessments: Common Core Algebra Regents Exam June 2016 Algebra Applied Assessments: Final - June 2016 Common Core Algebra Regents Exam June 2017 Mathematics 9 Honors 8th grade students currently enrolled in Algebra will be recommended for Geometry Regents or Honors. Assessments: Common Core Geometry Regents: June 2016 Curriculum Night Science Science 9 Earth Science Regents Applied Earth Science Regents Exam in June 2016 The class meets 2.5 times in each 4-day cycle. Science Offerings (10 -12) G - General R - Regents H - Honors AP - Advanced Placement 10th: Biology R Biology H + Selected Electives 11th: Chemistry R or G Chemistry H + Selected Electives 12th: Physics R or G Physics AP + Any Electives Science Electives Physical Science Materials Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Astronomy Electronics Astronomy Electronics Materials Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Biological Science Sense Organs Vertebrate Zoology Anatomy & Physiology Forensic Biology SUNY ESF – Global Environment Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Chemistry prerequisite or permission Biological Science - Biology prerequisite or permission Curriculum Night Social Studies Curriculum Night Social Studies Social Studies 9 Global History & Geography A two year course of study Of civilizations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America In alignment with the new Common Core Standards, the course will include the study of history and culture from 2000 BCE to 1750 CE. There is a final exam in June of 9th grade. There is a Regents Exam at the end of 10th grade. Important Skills for Global 9 Remembering key dates Being familiar with world and regional maps Understanding the purpose of government Comparing economic systems Understanding the beliefs, locations and practices of the 5 major world religions Tools of a successful student Keeping a well organized notebook or binder and Using a planner to record short and long term assignments 9th Grade students may also choose one of the following 1 semester electives: Current Events African American Studies Military History I American Culture - Sports Curriculum Night Music Instrumental Music Band: Open to all wind, brass, and percussion players (no audition) Orchestra: Open to all string players (no audition) Extracurricular Groups: (Must be enrolled in Band or Orchestra to participate) - - Jazz Ensemble (auditioned) Pep Band Pit Orchestra for Musical (auditioned) Vocal Music Concert Choir: Open to all singers (no audition) Women’s Choir : By audition Extracurricular SPARK: By audition, jazz/show choir Musicals: By audition Music Theory I & II Basics of music, great for students interested in pursuing a music degree or developing musical knowledge and listening skills Curriculum Night Art Art Electives Studio in Drawing & Painting Studio in Ceramics Photography 1 & 2 Curriculum Night Technology Project Lead the Way PLTW is a technology preparation program designed to help students explore Engineering and Engineering technology careers Co-sponsored by RIT which grants credits for selected courses RIT credit is equal to 6 quarter hours of undergraduate work Project Lead the Way DDP* / Intro to Engineering Design (9)** Comp. Integrated Manufacturing (10)** Digital Electronics (10 or 11)** Principles of Engineering (11)** Engineering Design Development (12) *Meets Art/Music grad. Requirement **RIT credit can be earned. Technology Electives - 9 One semester courses Creative Wood 1 & 2 Graphic Communications 1 & 2 Media Production 1 & 2 Teaching, Leadership, & Communication Technology Electives One-semester elective courses Architecture 1 & 2 Creative Wood Graphic Communications 1 & 2 Media Productions 1 & 2 Wood Manufacturing Teaching, Leadership & Communication Curriculum Night Physical Education Physical Education 9 Two units per Marking Period Group Initiatives / Problem - Solving Activities Adventure Activities • Archery • Snowshoeing/Cross-Country Skiing Dance Net Sports • Badminton, Pickleball, or Tennis Physical Fitness Fundamentals Softball Team Passing Activities Physical Education 9 STUDENT PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS All students must receive 10 participation grades per marking period. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade for the marking period. If students miss class, they will be expected to make-up class during the 2:25 – 3:00 Activity period in one of the three teaching areas as prescribed by their PE teacher. Curriculum Night Question & Answer Forum Questions & Answers! Counselor Meetings Mrs. Ennis & Mrs. Bond – Library Media Center Mr. Gualtieri – Small Cafeteria Ms. Becher – Large Group Room Mrs. Heveron-LeStrange – R12 Thank You Very Much! Call us at 445-8340 if you have any questions!
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