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2017 8th Grade Parent Night

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Dr. Al Darby – Principal
Ms. Barbara Smith – Assistant Principal
Mr. Craig Martin – Assistant Principal
Mr. Robert McFerrin – Athletic Director/ Assistant Principal

Mary Boykin – 9th grade counselor/ 504 plans
Katie Van Rooyen – Special Education Director
Patty Jo McCain – RTI coordinator
Liz Long – Career Coordinator
Welcome Future Bulldoggs!

January 2017

Winder-Barrow High School

Class of 2021
Parents and Guardians
designed by Péter Puklus for Prezi
Navigating the
9th grade seas!

Attend class every day!
Earning credits
block Schedule
4 classes in the fall; 4 classes in the spring
90 minute classes
Seat time is essential!
Grades count!
Colleges will see freshmen classes
Required for advancement to next grade
Any student that does not pass a course will have to retake the course through Foothills for $150
Earn 8 credits
Who do I talk to first?
Start with the teacher
Access Parent Portal often
Communication is key!
Many teachers offer help before or after school
Arrange with the individual teacher
Private tutors available
See counselor for info
1.0 credit is earned by passing each course you take
6 credits to attain 10th grade status

Get involved!
Freshman Focus:
Who to Know
Every day for 20 minutes
Planned lessons
Review progress
One consistent advocate throughout HS career
One consistent contact for parents
Clubs and sports

A grade of 70 is passing and results in gaining a credit
So the goal is to pass with a 70?
What about exams?
20% final exam
Counseling Department
Ms. Mary Boykin - 9th grade
Mr. Cory Peppers - 10th-12th (A-Har)
Ms. Danielle Hubbard - 10th-12th (Has-Pa)
Dr. Christina Lowe - 10th-12th (Pe-Z)
Katie Van Rooyen - Special Ed Director
Patty Jo McCain - RTI Coordinator
Liz Long - Career Resource Center
special programs
See you at the 50!
Diploma with HIGHEST DISTINCTION (32 credits)
Passed all courses throughout their high school career
Receive a diploma seal and cord
Diploma with DISTINCTION (28 credits)
Passed all academic and pathway courses and 8 elective courses
Receive a diploma seal
STANDARD Diploma (24 credits)
Passed all academic and pathway courses and 4 elective courses
This student has been involved in in the SST/ RTI/ IEP process
This is a small percentage of students with the primary goal of getting back on the 28 credit track.
Academic, social/emotional, and college/career
Ms. Boykin - 9th grade counselor
Schedule student appointments online or on office i-Pad
Graduation Requirements
new this school year:
"Students take classes tailored to their [pathway], which helps them navigate their way to greater success – no matter what they choose to do after high school graduation. The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or go straight into the world of work. Students will begin to learn about potential careers in elementary and middle school so that they are ready to choose a pathway once they reach high school." GA DOE
Area of Interest
*World language is not a Barrow County requirement, but is required for admission to most 4-year colleges.
*Take three courses in one area to complete a Pathway
*Barrow County requires ONE pathway for graduation

WBHS Pathways
Fine Arts
Art, band, chorus, or drama
Modern Language
French or Spanish
Parent appointments can be made by calling Ms. Boykin at 770-867-4519
Staying connected
Dr. Al Darby - Principal
Ms. Barbara Smith - AP
Mr. Craig Martin - AP
Mr. Robert McFerrin - AP & Athletic Director; 9th grade discipline
WBHS Counseling Department Website: bit.ly/wbhscounseling

WBHS Website: http://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/wbhs/
(can find teacher emails and websites here)

Facebook: fb.me/wbhsdoggs
Twitter: @TweetDoggs

Parent Portal: http://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/parent-portal.html


You can acces this flyer at the following web address:
Freshmen will take 8 courses:
social studies
Ideally, balanced over two semsters:
Honors/AP Courses
More rigorous instruction
More work and reading
Before/after school instruction may be necessary if absent
Many have summer assignments
Weighted grades (raw score on transcript)
“Students need to be self-motivated, hard-working, and consistently complete assignments and homework on time.” -WBHS Honors teacher

registration timeline
Jan 19 - RMS 8th grade students tour WBHS
Jan 20 - BCMS grade students tour WBHS
Jan 26, 5:00-6:30 PM - Honors/AP Night at WBHS
Jan 31, 3:30-6:00 PM - Pathway Night at WBHS
Feb 1 - Middle school teachers begin recommending courses
Feb 13 - Students begin selecting alternate electives
Feb 28, 4:00-7:00 PM - Course Reveal Night at WBHS
Mar 9 - Course Change Forms due to middle school
registration process
Teachers will make academic course recommendations
Teachers will also meet with students to help them select 3 electives
Students will select 5 more elective alternates
Talk to your students about electives and encourage them to pick ones that are of INTEREST TO THEM, not their friends
It is very likely they will get an alternate choice
*Changes to your student's course requests can be made via the Course Change Form distributed at Course Reveal Night
Get all the Information
"Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year negatively affects a student’s academic performance." From attendanceworks.com
College Readiness
Move on When Ready (MOWR)

"Dual Enrollment"
Allows high school students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school
Open to 9th-12th graders
Covers tuition and books (may not cover certain fees, supplies, or equipment)
Part-time or full-time
Must meet admissions criteria set by college
College-level expectations

Freshman year grades count
Consider taking rigorous courses
Shows colleges you are challenging yourself
Play to your strengths
Take the PSAT 8/9 in October
Optional; small fee ($13 in 2016)
Administered at WBHS during school day
For More Information
Ms. Liz Long
WBHS Career Resource Center Coordinator
Ms. Sherri Perry
District Coordinator

Georgia DOE information
8th Grade MOWR Flyer
Hope Scholarship/Grant/ZeLl Miller
GA Student Finance Commission
3.0 GPA
Pays a portion
HOPE Grant -
2.0 GPA; certificate program
Pays a portion
Zell -
3.7 GPA
1200 SAT or 26 ACT
Pays 100% tuition
Full transcript