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8
GRADE PARENT NIGHT
COUSINO HIGH SCHOOL – CLASS OF 2017
WELCOME COUSINO PARENTS!
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COUNSELORS
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Mrs. Mariani
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Principal – Mr. Bigelow
Assistant Principals –
Attendance and Discipline
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Ms. Dodero
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Mr. Abraham
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Mr. Kuczynski
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Mrs. Callahan
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Mr. Facione
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Mr. Cwayna
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Mr. Davidson
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Phone numbers and email
addresses available on
Cousino’s website
http://www.wcs.k12.mi.us/cousino/
Agenda
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Graduation Requirements
Scheduling/Course Offering
Grades/Credits
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High School credit from 8th Grade
Transition To High School
Athletics
Communication/Help is Available
Questions???
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
**All students are required to remain enrolled in six (6) credits per year and are expected to earn a total of 24 credits. A student
must earn a minimum of 22.5 credits and meet the graduation requirements listed below:
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English Language Arts 4.0 credits
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Social Studies 3.0 credits
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English 9 1.0 credit
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American History1.0 credit
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English 10 1.0 credit
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World History1.0 credit
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English 11 1.0 credit
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American Government 0.5 credit
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English 12 1.0 credit
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Economics 0.5 credit
Mathematics 4.0 credits
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World Languages 2.0 credits
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Algebra I 1.0 credit
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Physical Education 0.5 credit
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Geometry 1.0 credit
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Health Education 0.5 credit
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Algebra II 1.0 credit
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Additional Math Elective1.0 credit
Science 3.0 credits
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Visual, Performing or Applied Arts 1.0
credit
Elective Credits 4.5 credits
Biology 1.0 credit
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Chemistry or Physics 1.0 credit
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Additional Science Credit 1.0 credit
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**MINIMUM GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS 22.5 CREDITS
9th Grade Course Offerings
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English Language Arts
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Mathematics
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English 9
English 9-SpEd
Algebra 1
Algebra 1-SpEd
Geometry
Acc. Geometry
Science
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Biology 1
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9
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Grade Course Offerings
Social Studies
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World Languages
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Team Sports 
Lifetime Sports
Aerobics & Body Shaping
Health
WCSPA-Must Audition (SHHS)
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Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Physical Education
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American History
Govern Practices
Level 1
Radio/TV Broadcast (Cousino)
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Radio 1/TV Broad 1
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VPA-Art
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Business –
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Art Foundations
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Business Tech & Mgt. (VPA)
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Draw/Paint 1
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Integrated Tech I (VPA)
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3-D Art
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Web Design 1 (VPA)
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Art History
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Web Design 2 (VPA)
VPA-Music
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Grade Course Offerings
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Intro to Newspaper/Yearbook
(VPA)
Power Reading 1
Family Consumer Science
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Cadet Band
Other
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Foods and Nutrition 1(VPA)
MMSTC
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MMSTC AM
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MMSTC PM
EDP- Typical 4 Year Plan
9th Grade
11th Grade
English 9
English 9
English 11 or AP English
English 11 or AP English
Biology 1
Biology 1
Science Elective
Science Elective
American History
American History
Math (Algebra 2 or Pre Calc)
Math (Algebra 2 or Pre Calc)
Math (Algebra, Acc Geometry )
Math (Algebra, Acc Geometry)
Am. Government or Econ.
Am. Government or Econ.
Physical Education or Health
Physical Education or Health
Elective/VPA
Elective/VPA
Spanish 1 or 2
Spanish 1 or 2
Elective/VPA
Elective/VPA
10th Grade
12th Grade
English 10
English 10
English 12A or AP English
English 12B or AP English
Chemistry 1 or Honors Chem. 1
Chemistry 1 or Honors Chem.
Math or Math Related
Math or Math Related
World History
World History
Elective
Elective
Math (Geometry, Acc Geometry, or
Algebra 2/Trig)
Math (Geometry, Acc Geometry, or
Algebra 2/Trig)
Elective
Elective
Spanish 2 or Elective/VPA
Spanish 2 or Elective/VPA
Elective
Elective
Elective/VPA
Elective/VAP
Elective
Elective
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GRADE COUNTS!!
CLASS OF 2017
8th GRADE
SPANISH, SCIENCE, AND
ALGEBRA CLASSES ARE
INCLUDED ON THE HIGH
SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AS
CREDIT ONLY. The grade
is not counted in the High
School GPA.
Encourage Good Study
Habits for your Student!
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To be successful students should study 1-2 hours each night. Even if a “homework”
isn’t given, spend about 20 minutes every night reviewing.
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Provide a distraction-free and well-lit place for your student to study. Do NOT allow
them to study in front of the TV or with their phone.
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Help your student prioritize their work. It’s usually best to study for tests first. After
that, tackle the hardest homework.
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Help your student to get organized - use an agenda and colored binders.
5. Help them create note cards to review class notes.
6. To do well on tests –review all along, be prepared, and arrive on time.
7. Remember the importance of rest, relaxation, exercise, and a proper diet. A
nutritious breakfast will help your student stay focus.
Tips on Helping your Student Transition to
High School Successfully
Provide love &
understanding – express
your support and LISTEN to
their concerns
Help your student get
organized and use an
agenda routinely to mark
down assignments
Help your student establish
a distraction-free place to
study with a regular study
routine.
Set clear limits and establish Discuss their four year and
firm, but fair expectations.
beyond plan – college,
Role model good behaviors. trade or specialty school?
– talk to the school
counselor.
Communicate with teachers:
attend open house,
conferences and utilize
emails, parent portal and
websites.
Provide healthy nutritious
meals & encourage regular
exercise & consistent sleep.
Get involved & encourage
your student to do the same
– Enjoy Cousino High
School!
Talk about the dangers of
alcohol, tobacco or other
drug use; role play these
scenarios & make clear the
consequences.
Athletics
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Football (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
Cheerleading (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
Boy’s & Girl’s Basketball (Varsity, JV,
Freshmen)
Boy’s Soccer & Girl’s Soccer (Varsity, JV)
Boy’s & Girl’s Cross Country
Boy’s & Girl’s Swimming & Diving
Boy’s Tennis & Girl’s Tennis
Golf
Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
Wrestling (Varsity, JV)
Boy’s Baseball & Girl’s Softball (V, JV)
Boy’s & Girl’s Track
Dance Team (V, JV)
Boy’s & Girl’s Bowling (Varsity, JV)
**Boy's Lacrosse
**Bowling
Athletic Director – Aaron Setlak
586-698-4585 [email protected]
Communication & Help
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Teachers: Communicate w/ your student’s teacher – they are the
best source of help and can recommend strategies to help your
student. Parent Portal
NHS tutors: Junior & Senior students volunteer time tutoring students
as part of their community service requirement – Wednesdays from
7-8 in the Media Center. Sign up in the Main office before
attending.
Macomb Community College Learning Center:
College students provide tutoring services for a fee.
Need Help Studying?
SUBJECT
CLASS
WEBSITE
INFORMATION
All Subjects
Core
Classes
www.brightstorm.com
Free homework
help - English
Math Science Textbook links
This is an
excellent resource!
All Subjects
Core
Classes
http://www.khanacademy.org
Instructional
videos on all
subjects and
levels.
Outstanding siteall subjects!
All Subjects
Internet
Resource
http://www.internetessentials.com/
Low cost internet
for families with a
child on reduced
lunch.
All Subjects
Core
Classes
All
English
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/stressstudy.shtml
Test Anxiety
http://owl.english.purdue.edu
Purdue online
writing lab – this
is the “go to” site
for all English
questions
Mathematics
Algebra 1
www.algebrahelp.com
Lessons,
calculators, and
worksheets created
to assist students
Mathematics
All Math
www.purplemath.com
Algebra and other
Mathematics
topics; Great list
of other online
resources
Mathematics
Geometry
www.my.hrw.com
Username geometry432
Password - n8r8x
Science
Biology
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/biology/bio2004/index.html
Bio 1 Textbook User: BDOL04 /
Password:
zAfaqase5u
English
Questions/Discussions
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