TH 9 WELCOME RISING GRADE FAMILIES AND STUDENTS NC Department of Public Instruction Academic Services and Instructional Support Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Welcome Future Pirate Families Student Support Services Staff Ms. Jennifer Frazee (A-G) – School Counselor Ms. Meaghan Rigler (H-O) – School Counselor Ms. Angela Rabe (P-Z) – School Counselor Ms. Sherry Andrews – School Secretary Deputy Steven Clinard – School Resource Officer Ms. Sharon Chapman– NC Wise Coordinator Ms. Stephanie Curry – Book Keeper Ms. Lauren Ludwick– Student Support Coordinator Ms. Wanda Buckner – School Nurse Mr. Marcus Skipper – Principal (Freshman & Seniors) Ms. Mary Mortensen – Assistant Principal (Juniors) Mr. Todd Matthews– Assistant Principal (Sophomores) Pirate Pride This is your school and your responsibility to: Treat THS with respect as you would your own personal property Get involved – join clubs, sports and support your classmates – Show your Pirate Pride! THS Mission Statement The mission of Topsail High School is to offer a diverse educational curriculum that will assist students on their path to individual, community and global success in the world. Vision Statement The future of the Topsail High School community, and the world, depends on our students successfully pursuing an educational path that will allow them to grow into contributing individuals and members of the community and world. T = Teamwork H = Honor S = Success THS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) The mission of the Topsail High PTSO is to support programs that enhance educational opportunities for students and teachers and acknowledge the academic achievements of the student body. Some PTSO activities: Honor Roll Recognition/Celebrations Academic Enhancement Grants Open House for Parents Senior Class Luncheon Teacher Breakfasts/Dinners Mocha Cove Volunteers Get involved http://thspcs.sharpschool.com/parents/parent_teacher_student_organization_p_t_s_o/ THS Fee Schedule PSAT: 9th & 10th Grade - $14.00 CTE: $10.00 (Trade & Industrial, Family and Consumer Sciences, Allied Health) Visual & Performing Arts: $10.00 per class Copy Fee: .10 per copy (black and white) .50 per copy (color) Marching Band: $100.00 Symphonic Band: $50.00 Chorus: $25.00 Student Parking Fee: 1st semester $20.00 2nd semester $20.00 NC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: FUTURE-READY CORE NC Department of Public Instruction Academic Services and Instructional Support Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Block Scheduling Students take four 90-minute classes each semester. They have an opportunity to earn 8 credits per year. 1st Semester – August to January 2nd Semester – January to June Graduation Requirements Total = 28 credits 4 credits of English (English I, II, III & IV) Regular, Honors, AP 4 credits of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Math) Regular, Honors, or AP 4 credits of Social Studies (World History, American History I, American History II, Civics & Economics) – Regular or Honors 3 credits of Science (Earth & Environmental, Biology, Physical Science-Physical Science, Chemistry or Honors Physics) Regular, Honors 1 credit of Health/Physical Education 6 Elective Credits (required) 2 credits from CTE, Arts, or Second Language (any combination) 4 credit Concentration (CTE, Arts, Second Language or Academic) Future Ready Core- the 4 Course Concentration Career & Technical Arts Education Academic Area JROTC Second Language Advanced Placement Courses Promotion Requirements Sophomore (10th grade) – 6 credits including English I Junior (11th grade) – 13 credits including English II Senior (12th) – 20 credits including English III Exit Requirements Students must successfully complete a Graduation Project Paper, Portfolio, Product and Presentation…In order to earn a diploma! Pender County Grading Scale 93-100% = A 85-92% = B 77-84% = C 70-76% = D Power Hour Takes place from 11:24am-12:24pm 30 minutes for student lunch 30 minutes for students to participate in tutoring, enrichment, intramurals and THS clubs All detentions take place during Power Hour (Administrative and Teacher Detentions) Failure to show for Administrative or Teacher Detentions results in further disciplinary action as determined by THS administration. North Carolina & Pender County Attendance Expectations State Attendance Policy All students under 16 years of age must not miss more than 10 unexcused absences for the entire school year At 10 unexcused absences parent(s)/guardian(s) are subject to potential referral to the District Attorney’s office Pender County Attendance Policy Each semester 8 absences per class Loss of class credit for excused or unexcused Tardy Policy 3rd Tardy: Parent phone call will be made by the teacher & Alert Now 4th Tardy: Administrative lunch detention 5th Tardy: Administrative lunch detention 6th Tardy: CELL for the next day 7th Tardy: Suspension TARDIES ARE TOTALED FOR ALL CLASSES Summer Driver Education **Pending funding of the program** Students that are promoted to grade 9 and will be 14.5 years old by July 31, 2012 may be able to take Driver Education during the summer. **Applications will be available during registration at the middle schools.** Parents must complete an application form and return it to the middle school counselor before June 1, 2012. THS Dress Code No tank tops or spaghetti straps Shirts must have sleeves or cap sleeves Gym shorts are to be worn in the gym: not other areas of the school Pants should not sag to the point of exposing underwear Skirts & shorts must meet the Pender County 3 inch rule (index card length from knee) THS Dress Code Non Compliance with THS Dress Code: 1st Offense: Reprimand (noted on a Google Document) 2nd Offense: Administrative Lunch Detention 3rd Offense: CELL 4th Offense: Suspension Hats/Head coverings Hats are to be taken off at the start of the school day (8:20 am) and left off until the end of the school day (dismissal at 3:20 pm) Hats/head coverings will be taken and picked up by parents (girls and boys) No warnings Non-Compliance: 1st & 2nd Offense – Hat/head covering will be taken and held in the front office until picked up by parents 3rd Offense – Student will be placed in CELL 4th Offense – Student will be suspended for non compliance Cell Phone Policy at THS After first bell (8:20am) – cell phones WILL be taken if they are visible – NO WARNINGS Failure to turn off cell phone is non compliance & will result in: 1st Offense – Administrative Lunch Detention 2nd Offense – CELL 3rd Offense – Suspension **Parents MUST pick up all cell phones when taken from student on 1st & 2nd offense Example of THS Club and Activities •DECA (national business club) •Drama •Ecology •Electric Vehicle •FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) •FCCLA (Family, Community, and Community Leaders of America) •HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) •KEY Club •Math Competition team •Motorcross •National Honor Society •Ping-Pong •Powder Puff Football •Prom Committee •Robotics •SADD •Science Olympiad •Spanish •STAND (anti-genocide group) •Student Council •Surf •Teen Court •Writing (Write Out Loud) THS Sports •Fall Sports offered at THS •Golf - Women’s (F) •Volleyball – Women’s (F) •Tennis - Women’s (F) •Soccer - Men’s (F) •Cross Country – Men’s and Women’s (F) •Football – Men’s (F) •Cheerleading – Women’s and Men’s (F) •Spring Sports offered at THS •Baseball – Men’s (S) •Softball – Women’s (S) •Track & Field – Men’s and Women’s (S) •Lacrosse – Women’s (S) •Lacrosse Club – Men’s (S) •Golf - Men’s (S) •Tennis – Men’s (S) •Soccer – Women’s (S) •Winter Sports offered at THS •Cheerleading – Women’s and Men’s (W) •Basketball – Men’s and Women’s (W) •Wrestling – Men’s (W) •Swimming – Women’s and Men’s (W) •Eligibility – 1. Students must be passing 3 of the 4 classes they are enrolled in and meeting all attendance policies and requirements. 2. Students participating in sports must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 classes in the same semester. •All fall sports first practice begins in August •F = Fall W = Winter S = Spring Questions?