FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE NIGHT

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

Guidance Department

10/7/19

Welcome Class of 2022 & 2023!

AGENDA

  • Ashley Pengally, LEAP
  • Overview of PVMHS and your student
  • Guidance Curriculum
  • Planning for the Future
  • Questions

LEAP for Education

Introductions

Guidance Department

Guidance Director: Mr. Quist

A-House: Taryn Molk, Christina Prinzivalli

B-House: Jennifer Dinarello, Gina Schoenfeld

C-House: Elizabeth McGovern

Guidance Secretary: Susan Marc-Aurele

PVMHS Mission Statement

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, in partnership with district,family and community, prepares all students to become lifelong learners, achieve college and career readiness and contribute positively to society.

Vision of the Graduate

Path Finder

Demonstrates functional, independent living skills at their own level.

Creates and implements a life plan of short and long term goals.

Seeks out interests and passions to pursue beyond high school.

Effective Communicator

States claims and thought processes with clarity.

Employs active listening strategies to advance understanding.

Demonstrates ability to probe for specificity when concepts are not understood.

Global Thinker

Contributes to solutions that benefit the broader community.

Uses digital technologies to learn, think and participate in society.

Embraces diverse perspectives and cultures when considering local, national and global issues.

Vision of the Graduate

Problem Solver

Engages in inquiry and action research to overcome obstacles. Evaluates information for validity, relevance and impact. Reasons through and weighs evidence to reach conclusions.

Artist Innovator

Expresses thoughts, ideas and emotions meaningfully through the arts. Exhibits divergent and imaginative designs to seek out a better way. Stretches outside comfort zone in a continuous cycle of learning.

Team Player

Presents ideas but is willing to adjust or defer them.

Exhibits empathy for others in an attempt to understand their perspectives.

Demonstrates the ability to work interdependently within a group to promote learning, increase productivity, and achieve common goals.

Self Manager

Embodies a growth mindset by demonstrating resilience in spite of hardship.

Shows strong understanding and belief of self to engage in reflection for improvement.

Practices healthy and positive lifestyle and relationships to promote overall physical and mental well-being.

Graduation Requirements

4 English

3 Math

3 Social Studies (* 1 be US History)

2 Sciences

3 Wellness

40 Hours of Community Service

Passage of ELA, Math and Science MCAS

Minimum College Admissions Requirements

4 English

4 Math

3 Social Studies

3 Science

2 Foreign Language

Community Service

40 hour community service requirement

10 hours suggested per year

Check your emails for opportunities!

Typical Freshman Schedule

English 9

Geometry/Algebra 1

Biology

US History 1

Foreign Language

Wellness 1

First Year Seminar

Electives

Typical Sophomore Schedule

English 10

Geometry/Algebra 2

Chemistry

US History 2

Foreign Language

Wellness 2

Electives

Elective Options

English

Social Studies

Math

Science

Foreign Language

Physical Education

Business and Technology

Family and Consumer Science

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Career and Technical Education

AFJROTC

Advanced Placement Courses

Sophomore

US History

Biology

Environmental Science

Junior

English Language and Composition

US History 2, World, European, Psychology, Economics

Computer Science, Statistics

Biology, Environmental, Chemistry, Physics

Advanced Placement Courses

Senior

English Literature and Composition

US History 2, World, European, Psychology, Economics, US Govt and Politics

Computer Science, Statistics

Biology, Environmental, Chemistry, Physics

French, Spanish

Art, Music Theory

Guidance Curriculum

Freshman- Seminar, Cluster Finder, SBIRT Screening

Sophomore- Seminar, Career Interest Profiler

Junior- Seminar, individual meeting(s) for post-secondary planning

Senior- Seminar, individual meeting(s) for post-secondary planning

Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

Career Explorations

  • Career Speaker Series
  • Alumni Career Panel
  • Career Fair
  • North Shore Youth Career Center
  • STEM Internship at Medtronic

Post-Secondary Planning

  • PSATs taken by all Sophomores
  • Fall of Junior Year- PSATS for National Merit Scholarship
  • Visit schools
  • Job Shadow
  • Volunteer

SAT vs ACT

Test Prep

Khan Academy satpractice.org

Collegeboard.org

Getting Involved!

Art Club

Best Buddies

Cheerleaders (Basketball, Football, Hockey)

Community Service Club

DECA

Drama

International Club

LBGTQ Club

Math Team

META Yearbook

Mock Trial

National Honor Society

Newspaper

Outdoor Adventure Club

Science Club

Ski Club

Stage One

Student Government Day

Student Council

Athletics

Cross Country

Basketball

Baseball

Field Hockey

Gymnastics

Softball

Football

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Golf

Indoor Track

Outdoor Track

Soccer

Swim/Dive

Tennis

Volleyball

Wrestling

Football Cheer

Basketball Cheer

Ice Hockey Cheer

NHS Requirements

  • Junior or Senior
  • Enrolled for minimum of 1 semester
  • 85% Weighted Average
  • Considered based on
    • Service
    • Leadership
    • character
  • 3 school activities
  • 40 hours of community service

Freshman/Sophomore To Do List:

  • Research careers/majors
  • Attend College Fair
  • Take PSAT and prep for SAT/ACT
  • Study hard to do well in school
  • Explore Extra-Curricular options
  • Volunteer
  • Build resume
  • Use Naviance to research colleges
  • Take challenging courses
  • Summer courses
  • College tours

Thank you!

Question and Answers

Freshman/Sophomore Night - Google Slides