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TAB L E OF CONT ENT S
04 Introduction Letter
05 Key Dates
06 Health Services
07 Technology Services
08 Check List
09 Course Selection Process 14 The Freshmen Experience 16 Registration Information 17 Freshmen Learning Community 18 Athletics/Activities 19 Academic Contact Information 20 Parent Resources
Guidance Department, Lisa Meyer, Counselor, A - K Jeff Flott, Counselor, L - Z Susan Verdun, Secretary
Dear Incoming Freshmen and Parents:
A - K Lisa Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
A student information sheet containing the child's legal name and a home language survey. A photocopy of a certified birth certificate, NOT a hospital birth record (Your child's current school may have a copy of the birth certificate on file if you cannot locate your copy.) Please look over the enclosed student information sheets and fill in any missing information. You will turn in this form to the grade school office your child currently attends, along with your son/daughter's birth certificate. Pontiac Township High School counselors will 'meet' with all eighth grade students individually at their home grade school, either virtually or in-person, to pre-register for classes. Prior to this meeting, we would like for you to view the PSAT 8/9 scores and course placement suggestions on the back of this letter. If the suggestions do not seem correct we are happy to discuss other choices with the student and his or her current teacher(s). Please refer to the schedule below for dates and times of when we will be 'meeting' with students. If parents have any questions, please contact the PTHS Guidance Office prior to us meeting with your student. Students with an active IEP will schedule their classes during their annual IEP meeting. A virtual orientation program will be posted for all incoming freshmen and parents on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 on our school website. In addition, we will be sending an e-mail link to parents, if we have your current e-mail address. The purpose of this information is to familiarize students and parents with the registration process, the importance of course selection, and a general overview of college admission requirements. We hope you find this information very worthwhile to help your son or daughter pick his/her classes for the next school year and to ease the transition from eighth grade. We highly encourage all eighth grade students and parents to view this information as we will be 'meeting' with students starting February 1st to finalize their course selections. The registration process begins with two essential pieces...
L - Z Jeff Flott
We are planning to 'meet' with students on the following days. Please make sure your child has their purple course selection sheet with them for our 'meeting'.
St. Mary's, Tuesday, February 2nd Saunemin, Wednesday, February 3rd
Odell, Thursday, February 4th Graymont, Friday, February 5th Pontiac Jr. High, Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 10th
Mark your calendar and plan to view the orientation information on January 27th! Send the following items back to school with your child as soon as possible.
Photocopy of certified birth certificate Completed student information sheet Purple Course selection sheet (on the day we have 'meeting' scheduled)
We look forward to meeting and working with you. If you have any questions, please email or call the PTHS Guidance Office at 844-6113.
Lisa Meyer, email@example.com (students with last name A-K) Jeff Flott, firstname.lastname@example.org (students with last name L-Z)
Susan Verdun email@example.com
Lisa Meyer Director of Guidance
JANUARY 27 , 2021
Vi r tual Or ientat ion Program (check your e-mai l or go to our webs i te at www.pont iac90.org for the program post ing . We highl y encourage al l 8th grade students and parents to v iew the informat ion pr ior to your school meet ing . )
FEBRUARY 2 - 10, 2021
School Meet ings (pr ior to thi s meet ing , please v iew your students PSAT 8/9 scores and course placement suggest ions sent wi th the let ter f rom PTHS Guidance Counselors in January . Student needs to br ing purple course sheet wi th them to the meet ing . )
NOW - JULY 23, 2021
School Phys i cal and Dental Forms Due ( turn in school phys i cal and dental forms by e-mai l , fax or in person to Pont iac Township High School . )
JULY 26 - AUGUST 10, 2021
Onl ine Regi st rat ion (school phys i cal and dental form must be turned in and ver i f ied by our school nurse before you can regi ster your student . ) NO EXCEPTIONS!
AUGUST 18, 2021
Freshmen Mini Schedule ( thi s i s the f i rst day of school for al l f reshmen)
Welcome to PTHS.... Class of 2025! The School Based Health Center (SBHC) has a few important reminders for you as your Freshman student prepares for school registration. FRESHMAN SCHOOL PHYSICALS: A completed State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form must be presented to SBHC PRIOR to your student being able to register online. This form, which includes current immunizations, will be reviewed by SBHC staff upon receipt. Once approved, you will then be able to register your student during the PTHS registration period that starts Monday, July 26, 2021. Please note there is NO exception to your child registering prior to the review and approval of your physical form. Please be sure to schedule your physicals early with your Primary Care Provider. Physicals can also be scheduled with the Livingston County Health Department in June and July. Please refer to www.lchd.us for available dates. Physical exams completed on or after August 17, 2020 will be acceptable and can be submitted to the SBHC for approval via e-mail, fax, or in person. Parents/guardians need to sign the form, as well as complete the Health History questions which are shown in the screenshot below. Student Based Health Services, Mary Jo Krall, APRN, CNP Lindsay Masching, RN Norma Francis, Secretary
APRN, CNP Mary Jo Krall
RN Lindsay Masching firstname.lastname@example.org
DENTAL FORMS: The State of Illinois requires all Freshman students to have a dental exam. Your student’s dentist has this form and will complete it at the appointment. Please complete the top portion of the form (as shown in the screenshot below) and submit it prior to registration using the same methods mentioned above. Dental exams completed on or after January 1, 2021 will be acceptable.
Students that do not have a Dentist, may participate in Smile Illinois… the mobile dentist program that provides cleaning and restorative care to students while at school. If you would like your student to participate in the mobile dentist program, please complete the attached form or visit www.MySchoolDentist.com to sign up. Please feel free to contact the PTHS Health Center with any questions. Thanks for your cooperation.
Norma Francis email@example.com
Mary Jo Krall, APRN, CNP Lindsay Masching, RN Norma Francis, Secretary
Phone: (815) 844-6113 *Option 6
Technology Services, Amy Krause, Technology Coordinator Daniel Fulton, Technology Assistant
Amy Krause firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE-TO-ONE PROGRAM All students at Pontiac Township High School are assigned a windows laptop as part of the districts one-to- one technology program. The laptop is an integral part of the school's approach to teaching and learning, and students are expected to have their fully charged laptop in school with them each day. Students are responsible for keeping their laptop in good operating condition. Devices that are damaged or lost must be reported to the Student Help Desk. Devices are fixed for free by the district as long as it was not malicious damaged. A support help desk called the Student Help Desk located in Room 109A is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm every school day. After hours support is available by e-mailing email@example.com. For more information about our One-to-One program please visit our website at www.pontiac90.org. Or click the link here. SKYWARD STUDENT ACCESS All students have access to an online web portal to check their grades, attendance, food service account, etc. through Skyward Student Access. Students will receive their access code during the first week of school when they meet with Mrs. Krause, Technology Coordinator, for training on how to navigate the system.
Daniel Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHECK LIST T A S K S T O C O M P L E T E
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F R E S H M E N M I N I S C H E D U L E : T O A S S I S T O U R F R E S H M E N A N D N EW S T U D E N T S I N T H E I R A D J U S T M E N T T O P T H S , WE A R E R E Q U E S T I N G T H E M T O P A R T I C I P A T E I N O U R F R E S H M E N M I N I S C H E D U L E O N WE D N E S D A Y , A U G U S T 1 8 T H , 2 0 2 1 . S T U D E N T S W I L L P I C K U P T H E I R O F F I C I A L S C H E D U L E , T E X T B O O K S , L A P T O P , E A T L U N C H , P A R T I C I P A T E I N V A R I O U S A C T I V I T I E S , A N D T H E N G O T H R O U G H A M I N I S C H E D U L E T O M E E T A L L O F T H E I R T E A C H E R S .
COURSE SELECTION PROCESS Incoming freshmen will be placed into specific English, Math, and Science courses based on projections from PSAT 8/9 test or IEP recommendations. However, if the projected courses based on the PSAT 8/9 test do not reflect the student's academic abilities please discuss a possible course change at your scheduled meeting. All freshmen are required to take an English, math, science course, PE (unless the student uses a marching band waiver), and Global Studies. It is recommended that all freshmen take an Academic Learning Center (Study Hall).
Example Projected Freshmen Courses
Incoming Freshmen will receive a worksheet that needs to be filled out by both the parent and student and then brought to the scheduled 'meeting' with the guidance counselor. This worksheet will be used as a final course selection used to generate a course schedule for the student that will be presented after online registration in August.
Example Freshman Course Selection Worksheet
LINK TO FULL CURRICULUM GUIDE
Example Freshman Course Selection Worksheet
UNIVERSITIES' ENTRANCE AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
FRESHMAN ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
INTRO TO AGRICULTURE (002, 003) Class Level: 9 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None This orientation course provides an opportunity for students to learn how the agricultural industry is organized; its major components; the economic influence of agriculture at state, national and international levels; and the scope and types of job opportunities in the agricultural field. Basic concepts in animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, natural resources, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, agricultural biotechnology, food science technology, environmental science and aquacultural science and technology will be presented. The development of leadership, employability and computer skills will also be taught. Because FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs are integral components of this course, students are encouraged to maintain an SAEP and to participate in activities of the organization.
ART I (020, 021) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None This is an introductory course to the visual arts. The content covers a variety of drawing media and concepts, color theory and painting, 3-dimensional design, pottery, and calligraphy. Students learn about visual art careers and art history. This course is a prerequisite for advanced art classes.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (076, 077) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None This course is designed to introduce students to different areas of business and technology. The curriculum will allow the students to explore different career opportunities in Business and Technology. Topics may include the following: Accounting, Marketing, Computer Applications, Letter Formatting, Computer Programming, Web Design, Robotics, Pi, Drone Mapping, and Control Boards.
FAMILY AND CAREER RELATIONSHIPS (200) Class Level: 9 Credit: 1/2
Prerequisite: None This course is designed to focus on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors needed to participate in positive, caring, and respectful relationships in the family, community, and workplace. This project-based course uses communication, leadership and management methods to develop knowledge and behaviors necessary for individuals to become independent, contributing, and responsible participants in family, community, and career settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques and strategies to assist individuals in responding to situations presented in family relationships and the workplace. The course content includes: managing responsibilities, satisfactions and stresses of work and family life; analyzing personal standards, needs, aptitudes and goals; roles and responsibilities of living independently and as a family member; demonstrating goal-setting and decision-making skills; identifying and utilizing community resources; and developing effective relationships to promote communication with others. The course provides students content to identify resources that will assist them in managing life situations. Prerequisite: None This course includes classroom and laboratory experiences needed to develop a knowledge and understanding of culinary principles and nutrition for people of all ages. Course content encompass: food service and preparation management using the decision-making process; meeting basic needs by applying nutrition concepts; meeting health, safety, and sanitation requirements; maximizing resources when planning/preparing/preserving/serving food; applying hospitality skills; analyzing nutritional needs in relation to change; and careers in nutrition and culinary arts, including entrepreneurship investigation. Prerequisite: None This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and understanding of the design, development, and production of textile products. Through hands on and project based learning experiences students will discover fiber characteristics, fabric construction methods, elements of science and design in textiles and apparel, and basic construction skills used in interior furnishings and apparel industries. This course emphasizes awareness and investigation of careers and industry trends in textiles Prerequisite: See Below This course is designed to enable the student to build a basic vocabulary and become familiar with basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns. All aspects of language learning are stressed-writing, reading, listening, and speaking. The culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries are integrated in the lessons. The student is required to keep a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating reading, writing, and speaking skills. A grade of B or better in the last Grammar/Composition Course and a strong background of English grammar is highly recommended. Prerequisite: None The course should expose students to the variety of opportunities available within the health care industry (e.g., such as nursing, therapy, vision and dental care, administrative services, and lab technology) which should include classroom and community-based activities. The main purpose of this course is to assist students in further development of their self-concept and in matching personal abilities and interest to a tentative career choice. The suggested course content should provide in-depth information into health occupations careers and trends, the occupational and educational opportunities and the educational, physical, emotional and attitudinal requirements. LINK TO FULL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOODS I (205) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 TEXTILES AND DESIGN I (201) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 SPANISH I (190, 191) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 ORIENTATION TO HEALTH OCCUPATIONS (235) Class Level: 9, 10, 11 Credit: 1/2
FRESHMAN ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
NTRODUTION TO INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (240,241) Class Level: 9 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None The Introduction to Industrial Technology courses provides an important link between classroom lessons and hands-on application. The Industrial Technology curriculum allows the student to explore different career opportunities, experience real-life problem solving situations, and realize the connection between the core subject area curriculum and how it can be applied to a variety of careers. Topics may include technologies and equipment used in the transportation, communication, and the carpentry fields. Prerequisite: None Any student who plays an instrument included in the standard band instrumentation may be in band. Those with no previous experience who are willing to take private instruction may become band members by becoming proficient on an instrument. All band students will be in marching band, concert band, and one pep band. The student may also elect solo and ensemble contest and jazz band. All band students are urged to participate in the summer band program including a one-week marching workshop. In addition to performance, students are also provided with basic theory as needed for successful performance. The band will divide into two concert groups (Symphonic Band, Concert Band) for concert performance based on student auditions, director recommendation, and consideration of balanced instrumentation. Freshman percussionists will be in a percussion class 2nd semester. This class is an introduction to percussion performance, designed to help each student develop the proper habits and technical fundamentals of comprehensive multiple-percussion performance (snare drum, timpani, keyboards, auxiliary percussion, and drum set) within the class and with the band ensembles. Because of the number of performances, a band student must be prepared to spend much time outside of school hours. BAND (400, 401) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None Treble Chorus I (420, 421): Treble Chorus I is a beginning chorus for female students. Basic fundamentals of choral music such as tone production, rhythm, diction, and blend are taught in the class.. All chorus students are eligible to audition for Concert Choir, a select performing group for the more advanced students. Students are required to participate as a group in contests, rehearsals, and performances as scheduled throughout the year. Mens Choir (442-443) Mens Chorus is a beginning chorus for male students. Basic fundamentals of choral music such as tone production, rhythm diction and blend are taught in the class. All chorus students are eligible to audition for Concert Choir, a select performing group for the more advanced students. Students are required to participate as a group in contests, rehearsals, and performances as scheduled throughout the year. Prerequisite: None Health Education is a state mandated course required for graduation. The overall aim of the school health program is for the student to work toward the development of a sound mind and body, to maintain and improve his own health, and to take appropriate responsibility in protecting the health of others. This course concentrates on the basic knowledge needed by the student in the areas of (1) understanding self, (2) human sexuality, (3) personal health habits, (4) drugs, alcohol and tobacco, (5) diseases, and (6) safety and emergency care. HEALTH EDUCATION (540) Class Level: 9, 10 Credit: 1/2 FLAGS (444) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/4 Prerequisite: Tryouts The flag corps is a very important segment of the marching band. The corps performs with the band in school and civic parades, half-time shows, contests, and school assemblies. The corps is a first quarter class. Membership is by audition only. Auditions are held in the spring of every year. CHORUS Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
ILLINOIS STUDIES (718) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This course provides an opportunity to study our state and local community. Emphasis is placed on Illinois geography, state and local history, historical figures from Illinois, and state and local government. This course includes an extensive look at Pontiac and the surrounding area. The Illinois Constitution will also be included in the content of this course.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY: (730) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This course begins by developing concepts critical to the study of Geography (Five Themes of Geography and elements of Physical and Human Geography). Using these concepts, students will study regions in the developed world (Europe, U.S.A., and Canada) and developing world (Africa, Middle and South America, Southwest Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific), placing emphasis on understanding the various political, economic, and social/cultural aspects of those regions.
LINK TO FULL CURRICULUM GUIDE
Who is My Counselor?
How are 8th Grade PSAT Scores Used?
Students with the last names starting A-K will have Mrs. Meyer as a Guidance Counselor. Students with last names starting L-Z will have Mr. Flott as a Guidance Counselor. Students, however, may visit which ever counselor they feel comfortable speaking with.
Course placements in mathematics, science, and English were determined from students’ PSAT taken in the fall. PSAT scores can also give you an idea if you are or are not “on track” to be successful at the college level.
When Will I Get My Schedule for Next Year?
Do I Need a Physical to Start High School?
Schedules will be available online in Skyward on a date after the student’s online registration has been completed.
ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 9TH GRADE MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PRIOR TO REGISTRATION IN AUGUST. Examina- tions may be completed any time now. We suggest you make the appointment soon to avoid the last minute rush. Complete health records with up-to-date immunization may be returned to the high school office.
What Options Do I have for Courses?
Course options can be found online in the Curriculum Guide. Freshmen elective options are included.
How Many Classes Will I take Next Year?
Students must take six academic subjects each year plus physical education. That would leave room in the schedule for an Aca- demic Learning Center (Study Hall) They may take seven sub- jects plus physical education with their counselor’s approval if space is available. This means that they would not have an Aca- demic Learning Center (Study Hall).
Is Foreign Language Required?
Foreign language courses are NOT required for graduation from PTHS.
Most four year colleges and universities encourage applicants to have completed at least two years of the same foreign language in order to be admitted. The more selective the college or uni- versity, the more it is expected that applicants have three, or even four years of a foreign language to be admitted. Many col- leges and universities will admit a student without two years of the same foreign language provided the student has completed multiple years of art, band, or chorus. Please refer to the At a Glance handout for more information.
Skyward is the school’s student information systems. Students and parents can login to view attendance, grades, schedules and calendars. If you have difficulty logging in, contact Mrs. Fogarty at email@example.com
Music, Art, Foreign Lang, or Career Ed
26 Total Credits
Students are required to be enrolled in physical education (Health and Driver Education included) every semester that they are enrolled in school unless exempted by Board of Education Policy. * Consumer Education, Economics, Ag Business, or Interrelated Cooperative Ed may be taken to meet the consumer education requirement.
What Do I Have to Wear for PE?
The PTHS PE uniform is navy blue shorts, shirt with Pontiac PE emblem, socks, and non-scuff sole tennis shoes. Clothing can be purchased at the General Store or PST Express. Swim wear may also be required.
What Coursework Should I Take to Prepare for College?
When Can I take Drivers Education?
The “At-a-Glance” chart gives you a solid idea of what the MINI- MUM requirements are for admission to the public universities in Illinois. In general, students are encouraged to take as challenging clas- ses as they are able to successfully handle. College bound stu- dents are strongly encouraged to take at least 4 years of English, 3 years of mathematics, 3 years of laboratory science, 3 years of social studies, and 2 or more years of foreign language, music, or art. Please note that higher requirements, above the minimum, are needed to be admitted into certain programs of study at many schools. Highly selective colleges and universities such as the University of Illinois may have more rigorous entrance requirements. While all colleges are different, to be competitive with other applicants, students should plan on taking four years of college preparatory classes in English, mathematics (Algebra I and higher), laboratory sciences, social studies, and three or more years of a foreign lan- guage. Taking Advance Placement courses during sophomore, junior, and senior year will make students more attractive as an applicant to selective, elite, prestigious four year colleges and universities.
Ninth grade students are placed in classroom Drivers Education by birth date. A Ninth grader needs to be 15 years of age in or- der to begin Driver Education. The state law requires that pro- spective Driver Education students must have earned 8 academic credits during the two semesters prior to their start in Driver Education.
When can I do Behind-the-Wheel?
Students generally do BTW hours during their Academic Learning Center after they have completed classroom Drivers Education. BTW preference is generally given to the oldest students availa- ble during an ALC. Students who do not have an ALC often have difficulties completing their BTW requirements prior to their 16th birthday. Generally the schedule is: Classroom Dr Ed BTW 1st 9 weeks 3rd 9 weeks 2nd 9 weeks 4th 9 weeks 3rd 9 weeks 1st 9 weeks soph year 4th 9 weeks 2nd 9 weeks soph year
Is there a Fee for Drivers Education?
Yes, there is a $50 fee to participate in classroom Drivers Educa- tion, and there is a $150 Behind-the-Wheel fee.
What Extra-Curricular Opportunities are There?
Pontiac Township High School provides a wide variety of activi- ties which address the physical, social and academic interests of its students. The student activities program consists of two school publications and twenty-three clubs and organizations. Most activities are open to all students. Mr Brunner is the ath- letic director and Mrs. Rebholz is the Athletics Department Assis- tant.
Is there a Summer School Option for Drivers Education?
PTHS has been fortunate over the last decade to be able to offer a Summer School course in classroom Drivers Education. Howev- er, there is no guarantee going forward that PTHS will offer class- room Drivers Education every summer. Students must be 15 years of age by the start of Summer School to participate in class- room Drivers Education and must be academically eligible.
Please see the handout for specific clubs and organizations.
Where Can I Find the Student Handbook?
Student Handbooks are available online on the PTHS Website.
Is Tutoring Available?
Tutoring is available for any student in the library both before and after school.
What Do I Do if I am Sick?
PTHS has a Student Health Center located in the building. All students may use the Student Health Center provided they have parental or guardian consent. If you are too sick to attend school, parents or guardians are to notify the school. Students are responsible for collecting work the was missed. They could email teachers the day they are ab- sent or see the teacher before school the following day.
Where Can I Find the Daily Announcements?
Announcements are posted to the PTHS homepage, emailed daily, and also on TVs outside the Guidance Office, in the Com- mons, and in the Learning Center. Announcements are not read in the morning.
The final step toward becoming a Pontiac Township High School student is registration. Registration is an annual process taking place the last week of July through the second week of August preceding the start of each school year.
Parents can complete the registration process using their Skyward Family Access account. Incoming 8th grade parents receive their Skyward Family Access login information in their 8th grade packet sent in January. Each parent will receive their own unique Login ID and Password. Please contact Mrs. Kelly Fogarty at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about login information.
Registration fees may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. Parents can qualify their students for these benefits by submitting an application form during the registration process. Notification of Direct Certification for free meals will be sent to parents in late July, all others need to fill out the application online during the registration process to be considered for free or reduced meals.
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION HAS TO BE COMPLETED ON A COMPUTER SUCH AS A WINDOWS OR MAC DEVICE AND NOT ON A MOBILE DEVICE USING THE APP.
Skyw a rd Mo b ile App
We realize the important role our parents play in their child's education and Skyward Family Access provides online information for parents regarding grades, attendance, discipline, and much more. Parent's are able to view their student's information anytime, anywhere, with and internet connection.
send and receive e-mails to teacher, administrators and support staff. print report cards. sign up for e-mail notifications for attendance, grades and food service. make food service payments.
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Pontiac Township High School values student involvement and participation in extra-curricular activities and including athletics, clubs, and fine arts. These activiites provide student opportunities for enrichment while also helping them to connect to the school community.
FALL SPORTS Girl's Cross Country Boy's Cross Country Football Football Cheerleading