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New Milford High School Opening Week Presentations

Underclassmen, 08/30/12
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New Milford High School, 2013-2014
Welcome Back!
Class of 2016
Class of 2017

New and familiar faces
Taking advantages of many opportunities
Making the most of the 1st two years of high school
Policies and procedures
Summer Reading
What's unique about NMHS
New initiatives
Agenda
You will see both new and familiar faces in classrooms, offices, and hallways.
While you will spend most of your time in classes, you may need to work with your Administrator or School Counselor.
Depending on the 1st initial of your last name you will be working with…
New and Familiar Faces
Administration
Guidance Counselors
“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Your Opportunity for Success
1. DO your homework
2. DO come to school (attendance is crucial to your success)
3. DO get involved with extracurricular activities
4. DO try (no one fails because they can’t do the work)
The 4 Do's
1192 hours
71,495 minutes
The Top 10 List:
Smarter Studying in Less Time
Stay organized
Develop an organized system to store all notes, handouts, returned quizzes, tests, etc.
They’re not called STUDY halls for nothing!

Use study halls to study: The more you do here, the less you take home.
Develop routines
If at all possible, study at the same time and same place daily.
"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
~Don Marquis

Process and review information each day.
Don't wait until right before a test.
Use Visual Aids
Make flash cards to assist in preparing for assessments.
Seek resources in addition to those provided in class.
For example, Khan Academy
http://khanacademy.com
Create “lists”
Use your agenda and/or hand-held device to keep track of important, priority assignments.
Prioritize your work based on deadlines.
Don't underestimate the power of the Post-It.
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Be aware of the expectations of your teachers.
Always record assignments as soon as they are given.
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Social Networking
Form a study group for major tests, or communicate online.
Advocate for yourself
Ask for help as soon as you realize you don't understand something.
Seek extra help when necessary.
"The road to success is always under construction." ~Author Unknown
Don’t be afraid to fail.
Do your very best on each and every assignment.
You will be rewarded one day.
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Your future home....
In a class:
Start by talking to your teacher.
See your administrator or school counselor.
With anything else:
Talk to your teacher, school counselor, administrator, or other staff member who can help you resolve your issue.
If you have an issue...
22.5
Graduation/Promotion Requirements
Students arriving from middle school will be considered grade 9 students.
To be promoted to grade 10, a student must have passed a minimum of
5.25 units/credits
.
To be promoted to grade 11, a student must have passed a minimum of
10.5 units/credits
.
To be promoted to grade 12, a student must have passed a minimum of
16.25 units/credits
High School is All About Credits
English 4 credits
Math 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Physical Education 1 credit
Health ½ 1/2 credit
Arts (Fine and/or Vocational) 1 credit
Electives 7 credits
22.5 = Diploma
A New Milford High School graduate must complete all academic requirements AND demonstrate basic skills in these areas:
Reading and writing
Quantitative thinking
Information literacy
CAPT standard in tested subjects
Graduation Standards
This requirement is a project that all students must complete successfully in order to graduate.
In fact, you will have the opportunity (and it is highly recommended) that you complete this standard during your freshman year.
The Information Literacy Standard
If you haven’t already, it isn’t too late.
Getting involved in your school community yields positive results.
We have something for everyone…
Athletics
Band
Chorus
Clubs/Activities
Get Involved and Be a Leader

Colleges, universities, and employers are looking for students who DO MORE than get involved by taking on leadership roles.
AIRSOFT CLUB
ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
ALLIES 4 TOLERANCE: GSA
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
ANATOMY CLUB
ANIME CLUB
ATHLETIC COUNCIL
BAKING CLUB
BALLROOM DANCING
BANANA BALL
BADMINTON CLUB
BASEBALL CONFIDENCE CLUB
BOARD GAME CLUB
BOOK CLUB
BOWLING CLUB
BOY SCOUTS CLUB
CARD GAME CLUB
CHESS CLUB
CHILRDEN’S CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES CLUB
CODE WARRIORS
COMEDY CLUB
DEBATE CLUB
D.E.C.A. (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/MULTIMEDIA CLUB
DRAMA CLUB
EARTH NOW / GLOBAL AWARENESS
ELECTRONICS & ROBOTICS
EMERGING ARTISTS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Class of 2014
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Class of 2015
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Class of 2016
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Class of 2017
F.B.L.A. (Future Business Leaders of America)
FLAG FOOTBALL, FISHING, & HUNTING
FORENSICS CLUB
FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
GERMAN HONOR SOCIETY
GIRLS IN SPORTS
GUITAR CLUB
HELPING SURVIVORS CLUB

Activities & Clubs, 2013-2014
INTERACT CLUB
KEY CLUB
LEO CLUB
MAGIC THE GATHERING
MATH HONOR SOCIETY
MOVIE CHANNEL CLUB
NAMES COMMITTEE
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NEW ENGLAND MATH LEAGUE
OLD TIME BASEBALL CLUB
PING PONG CLUB
PIPER (School Literary Magazine)
PRODUCTION CLUB
SCRABBLE CLUB
SHERLOCK HOLMES CLUB
SHINING LIGHT
SKATEBOARDING CLUB
SKI CLUB
SPANISH CLUB
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY
STUDENT COUNCIL
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SUDOKU CLUB
SUPERFAN CLUB
TEAM BUILDING WITH DUCT TAPE
TEAM WARAMAUG
TECH CORPS
TV SITCOM CLUB
UNIFIED BUDDIES CLUB
UNO CLUB
VIDEO GAME CLUB
VIDEO PRODUCTION CLUB
WALKING DEAD CLUB
WAVE REVIEW (School Newspaper)
WRITING CLUB
YOGA CLUB

A complete list of activities can be found on our website.
Initial Activity periods:
September 19, October 10, October 24
After these 3 dates, students must commit to an activity or study hall for the rest of the year & attendance will be taken.
Any changes at that point and on will need administrative approval.
Activity Period
All school policies and procedures can be found in the Student Handbook.
Students are expected to use the “Planner” section of their handbooks to record assignment information and due dates.
Students are expected to sign in and out of all classes using the “Hall Pass” section.
Students are expected to carry the handbook with them whenever they leave the classroom.
Policies & Procedures
No food or beverages in classrooms.
Cafeteria
The same behavioral expectations apply when you are eating in the café including:
Picking up your trash before you leave.
Eliminating safety concerns by not throwing food or other objects.
A Few Reminders About Food
It is highly suggested that if you have ANY ITEM OF VALUE, leave it at home or lock it in your hall locker.
Students are responsible for obtaining a PE lock to lock up their belongings.
If you happen to bring an item of value with you to PE, you may ask your PE teacher to lock it up in the PE office.
Valuable Items & Locker Rooms
It is not how an action or comment is intended, BUT how the action or comment is
PERCEIVED
.
Bullying (plain and simple) is not being nice
Would you say the same thing to your grandmother?
Be careful….
of what you say
of what you text
of what you post on social networks
Harassment & Bullying
Think Before You Post
Watertown High School - Watertown, CT
Be Careful What You Post...
Please report incidents to a school counselor or administrator:
If you have been the victim of harassment or bullying.
If you have witnessed acts of harassment or bullying.
Harassment & Bullying
Any student found to have engaged in a fight or act of physical aggression at any time in school, on school grounds, on school buses, or at any school-sponsored activity will receive:

10-day Out-of-School Suspension
A referral to the Police department (which most often leads to the student(s) being arrested)

Understanding of "self-defense"
New Milford High School has a "zero tolerance" policy for fighting and acts of physical aggression.
What is NOT Self defense?
Self defense is NOT:
Dropping your backpack and retaliating.
Slapping back.
Pushing back.
Returning a punch.
Swinging freely after the initial blow.
Any other PHYSICAL act.

Protect yourself without engaging in aggressive behavior with the intent to harm.
Is not allowed unless permission has been given from the office.
Behavioral consequences will be assigned to students violating this policy.
IF YOU ARRIVE BY BUS, YOU HAVE ARRIVED TO SCHOOL, and cannot leave during study halls.
Leaving the School Building
or Grounds
Photo courtesy: Aaron Swift.
BYOD
(Bring Your Own Device)
Students will only be allowed to use their laptops, tablets, cell phones, or other electronic devices when appropriate at school.
The school's access point for internet use must be used (not 3G or 4G networks).
The BYOD regulation includes 2 forms to be signed:
BYOD form
Acceptable use form
BYOD
Students using their personal technology at school must abide by the established policies of acceptable use of the Internet, bullying, harassment, cheating, threats, student confidentiality, and other misconduct that violates school rules or causes a disruption.
Teachers have the discretion to determine when students may use personal technology in the classroom.
The school (and staff) are not responsible for lost or damaged devices.
The school (and staff) are not responsible for the troubleshooting or repair of devices.
BYOD
BYOD
An important line in this new regulation:

“Students shall not transmit, post, or otherwise publicly share photographs or videos that are taken of any person on school grounds or in a school vehicle.”
Summer Reading Day: September 13, 2013
Rosters are posted by name; please check for your assigned room.
See Mrs. Kellett if your name is not on the list.
You must turn in your completed Summer Reading Reflection on September 13.
Summer Reading
Poll Everywhere - You need text messaging capability for this activity
(Standard text messaging rates apply.)

-OR-
go to: http://www.pollev.com/drchrislongo
You will see a pie. When started, questions will come up here.

Example of an Appropriate Use of Personal Technology
“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.”
Vince Lombardi
Final Thoughts
BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR!
New Milford High School
Home of the Green Wave
2012-2013
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
-John Lennon
Mr. Lipinsky – Athletic Director

Dr. Longo – AP for P-Z

Mrs. Curtis – AP for H-O

Mr. Balanda – AP for A-G

Mr. Shugrue - Principal

Mrs. Menzies – Special Education Supervisor

NMHS:
A "Google School"
You have a Google Apps account including Google Drive! To access your account, go to:
www.google.com/a/newmilfordps.org

Your username is your
6-digit lunch PIN.
If you have questions or forget your password, see Mr. Prescott in the LMC or tweet @nmhslmc.
NMHS:
A "Google School"
You will be able to store files on "Google Drive" (an online thumb drive).
You will be able to share files with other students and teachers.
You will be able to do much, much more!

Stay in the Loop:
Follow us on Twitter!

@NMHS_CT

@MrShugrue @DrChrisLongo
@MrBalanda @MrsCurtisNMHS

@GoGreenWaveNM

Officer Young
School Resource Officer
Not following dress code?
Regarding: Midriffs & Shoulders
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