Thursday, February 16, 2017

Announcements: Week of February 13
- MidTerm Grades Posted Thursday February 16
- Junior Parent Focus Meeting - 5:00 pm - Thursday, February 16
- SBDM Meeting - Thursday 16th @ 6:00
- FFA Chili Cook-Off - Friday Night  Feb. 17
- Boys BBall Senior Night - Friday @ Ryle - 7:30
- Good luck to Wrestlers @ State Tournament
- Any Senior interested in taking the ASVAB see Mrs. Parks in Rm. 200

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Announcements - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Students that did not attend a Guidance & Advisement meeting yesterday with their RAP teacher will need to follow up with their RAP teacher to set a time and date to meet before the end of this week.
  • Students have RAP workshops each day this week - check your schedule and make your choices.
  • Girls BKB Senior Night is this Friday.
  • The deadline for submitting AP exam registration fees is February 28th.  Visit the guidance office.
  • The credit recovery program begins this Wednesday - students need to meet afterschool in Room 215.
  • Mid-term progress reports will be given to students in their first period class on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Announcements 2/2/17.

FHS
Our current drive is to bring in Valentine's Day candy, candy bags, and full-sized cards! Each item is 1 pt, so this is a great way to earn points!
Please make sure that the cards are appropriate for the children and keep in mind their situation.
Bagging for the candy will take place on February 9th.


MHS meeting February 7th in the media center at 2:30.
Please remember the school supply drive ends 2/7!


Any FBLA member that is not in a business class and has not gotten a shirt pleas come to Mrs. Stef’s room 138 to get yours! 

There will be a brief meeting for anyone interested in girls tennis. The meeting will be held in room 136 after school on February 2. For more info or unable to attend please see Coach Collins in room 136 


*Any boy interested in trying out for baseball this spring should see Coach Roesel (11:10-11:45 Lower Hallway) or Coach Demler (11:45-12:30 Upper Hallway) during lunch for tryout information and sign up sheet
Info can also be picked up during weight workouts 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Early College Progam on Snow/Delay Days

This from the Early College Program:


Dear Boone County Early College Students and Parents,

Students need to report to Gateway today on time via their own means.

This is a reminder that Early College students follow the snow day schedule for Gateway Schedules not Boone County Schools for Snow Days and Delays.

Per the policy, when Boone County Schools calls for a 2-hour delay but the Gateway has not, students need to still report to school their early college class via their own means..

Bus transportation will be provided to students to return back to campus during a delay.  If this were an actual full cancellation then the student would also have to provide their own transportation home.

This is the first of these situations this year so everyone will be patient, but please take the necessary steps to be at school on time today.

If there is a significant barrier to you getting to school contact your professor and make sure you are abiding to the professor's syllabus for missed days and procedures.

Regards,

Jerome Gels
Director/Principal

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Busy Week Coming! - Preparing for 2017-2018

The upcoming week of January 30th to February 4th will be a very busy one for students and staff alike as we work to plan and prepare for 2017-2018.  Every week we send out a quick message through Infinite Campus to provide a summary of the upcoming events and some items of importance to the entire school community.  However, we wanted to provide additional details to this week and next Monday as it is an extremely important week in terms of planning for everyone.

The scheduling process is one of the most important processes for our students and our school in general.  Students make choices based on what they think will be best for them and their future goals and careful consideration should be given to the recommendations of teachers and parents.  Students must also challenge themselves by taking classes that make them think, grow, and work hard.  Our brains are like any other muscle in that we must exercise them and work them to make them stronger.  Recent research in neuroscience shows that our brains constantly grow and adapt and that experiences in our youth can have a great impact on the rest of our lives.  A simple but not new example of this is the process of reading to our children when they are young.  This process develops their hearing, speaking, and language and vocabulary development - the more they hear they more their neural pathways for language and communication grow and strengthen.  Just as important are the experiences our students have in their teenage years.  So decisions on whether to take classes in the world languages, the arts and humanities, and other diverse areas are very important as well.

Last spring we put together a group to re-evaluate our guidance and advisement process that includes class scheduling and planning for college/work/military.  After a lot of researching, looking at other models, and gathering feedback from parents, we have made some changes to our program.  One is the addition of a College & Career Pathway Coach (with the assistance of our school district), another is a much deeper emphasis on the Individual Learning Plan (or ILP through Career Cruising) and also holding a transition meeting for our seniors in February to assist them with their transition to college, the workforce or the military.  So the meeting that parents and students (grades 9-12) attend on February 6th will be different from previous years.

Our Guidance & Advisement meetings on February 6th will focus on the important question: Where are our students on their path to go to COLLEGE, enter the WORKFORCE, or enter the MILITARY?
At the meetings we will discuss the student's goals, progress toward those goals, and the next steps needed including the alignment of next year's class schedule to the student's goals.  This process may yield some very tough conversations - for example what if a student wishes to enter the medical field and go to college and their current grades and ACT (or CERT) scores do not support that goal?  Well, the discussion then will have to be about what changes the student must make (study habits, class schedule, work ethic, getting assistance, changing career goals, etc.) in order to reach that goal or maybe that goal needs to be adjusted.

Your student's RAP teacher should be contacting you this week to set up a time to meet on Monday, February 6th during our teachers' work hours from 7:30 am to 2:45 pm.

Here is some detailed information about the upcoming week:

Sunday, Jan. 29th:  Last day for students to select their elective classes in the Student Portal of Infinite Campus.  Teachers have already selected the students' required classes such as English and Math.

Monday, Jan. 30th:  In RAP class, students will be given a printed copy of the schedule request that includes their required classes and elective classes.  Students will need to gather recommendations from teachers for ELECTIVE honors or AP classes, for example Spanish 2 Honors or AP Physics.  Classes that are REQUIRED do not need signatures as teachers have made their recommendations through Infinite Campus, for example English 1 teachers have already recommended students for English 2 Honors, so a signature is not needed.

Tuesday, Jan. 31st:  Student should check their RAP schedule for workshops and make choices based on their needs.

Wednesday, February 1st:  Students will report to their Monday RAP class so their teacher may assist them and answer any questions about the scheduling process.

Thursday, February 2nd:  Student should check their RAP schedule for workshops and make choices based on their needs.

Friday, February 3rd:  Students will report to their Monday RAP class so their teacher may assist them and answer any questions about the scheduling process.  Teachers will collect the students' completed schedule request form.

Monday, February 6th:  Student and parents will meet with their RAP teacher to discuss where they are on their path to college/career/military, review information from the students' ILP, finalize the schedule request and check for its alignment to the students' goals, discuss next steps.







Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Announcements Tuesday, 1/24,2017

The Mr. Ryle voting begins this Friday! Make sure to bring in money to vote for your favorite candidate during lunch through the 26th! 

French Honor Society
Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 25th! Please come to learn about new point opportunities.

It's time to start thinking about the ACT! Register now for prep classes for the February and March National Test dates. See Ms. Rogers or Ms. Lovins for more information or visit the Ryle homepage for class dates.  

MHS meeting February 7th in the media center at 2:30. Please remember the school supply drive ends 2/7! 

 Any girl interested in being on the 2017 track team there is a meeting after school tomorrow in room 109 after school.

Any boy or girl who hasn't turn in a cross country uniform please bring it down to room 109 .

Key Club meeting immediately after school on Wednesday, January 25th in the Media Center. Lots to do, plus you don't want to miss Mr. Horton getting a pie in the face!!!! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1/12/17 Announcements

ATTENTION HHS MEMBERS: 
Our next meeting is on Thursday, January 12th, after school in Sra. Call's room. This will be a longer meeting than usual due to the activity planned. 
We will be having our Los Tres Reyes celebration, so bring a wrapped white elephant gift of no more than $10 to participate. 
One point for participating and one point for food/drink brought!

MHS will meet Tuesday, January 17th in the Media Center at 2:30!

French Honor Society
Our current drive is to bring in Valentine's Day candy, candy bags, and full-sized cards! Each item is 1 pt, so this is a great way to earn points!
Please make sure that the cards are appropriate for the children and keep in mind their situation.
Bagging for the candy will take place on February 9th.


Please return all lunch trays to the cafeteria. Please do not leave lunch trays on trash cans or in classrooms.