High School Preparation
As the Class of 2012 approaches the middle of its eighth grade year, we will begin preparing our students to schedule their freshman year at West Morris Central High School (WMCHS).
A series of orientation programs has been established to facilitate both proper placements in courses and a smooth transition for students.
These programs have been developed in cooperation with the guidance department at WMCHS and will be implemented by REACH 2016, a student peer leadership group comprised of juniors at WMCHS. For the orientation programs, eighth grade students will be assigned to small groups facilitated by a REACH 2016 peer leader.
Below you can view the dates to remember from 2010-2011 to get an idea of the timeline you can expect for this year. This page will be updated to reflect the events for 2011-2012 once they have been confirmed. It is important to keep in mind that your child’s academic achievement this year can impact his/her eligibility and selection for high school courses. Please reinforce with your child the importance of this academic achievement and its relationship to placement in the WMCHS program.
2011– 2012 8th GRADE DATES TO REMEMBER
November 18, 2011 Letter providing an overview of orientation process to be distributed to 8th grade parents.
December 2, 2011 Registration forms/native language surveys distributed to students to bring home; completed documents returned to homeroom teacher by Wednesday, December 7, 2010.
December 9, 2011 Guidance office will forward all completed registration forms and native language surveys to West Morris Central High School.
Week of January 9, 2012 REACH 2016 students will meet with their assigned 8th grade groups.
January 17, 2012 WMCHS articulation with 8th grade staff at LVMS about programs and recommendations.
January 20, 2012 Course recommendation forms will be distributed to 8th grade teachers for completion.
Week of January 30, 2012 REACH 2016 students will meet with their assigned 8th grade groups to explore vocabulary and terminology of scheduling process and to discuss the WMCHS Program of Studies.
February 1, 2012 End of the second marking period.
February, 2012 Invitations to WMCHS Parent Curriculum Night and individual scheduling conferences at WM will be mailed to parents by WMCHS.
Week of February 6, 2012 REACH 2016 students will meet with their assigned 8th grade groups to discuss West Morris programs, course selection, and the WMCHS goal planner.
February 8, 2012 Mr. Ryan, Principal WMCHS, and Mr. Evans, Director Student Personnel Services, will discuss aspects of the high school program with 8th grade students at WMCHS. (Snow Date – February 10, 2012)
February 10, 2012 Course recommendation forms will be sent home with 8th grade students.
February 16, 2012 8th Grade Parent Curriculum Night at West Morris Central H.S. at 6:45 PM. (Snow Date February 23, 2012)
February 24, 2012 Weekly conference schedule will be distributed to 8th grade teachers.
February 23, 2012 Dr. David Leigh, Director of Special Services, will host a meeting for all classified students and their parents at West Morris Central H.S. at 7:00 PM. (Snow Date March 1, 2012)
February 27 – March 23, 2012 Scheduling conferences with 8th grade students, their parents/guardians, and WMCHS counselors at WMCHS.
March 12 – March 26, 2012 IEP Annual Review meeting/scheduling conference with LVMS Child Study Team, WMCHS Child Study Team, teachers, parents/guardians, and student at LVMS. (Snow Date - March 27, 2012)
Week of April 9, 2012 REACH 2016 students will meet with their assigned 8th grade groups to review athletic and activity options at WMCHS.
April 13, 2012 End of third marking period.
April 23, 24, 25, 26, 2012 NJASK 8 (New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge grade 8) will be administered.
Week of May 21, 2012 REACH 2016 students will meet with their assigned 8th grade groups to review the rotational schedule and WMCHS rules/regulations.
June, 2012 DARE Program – Drug Education & Justice System
June 11 & 12, 2012 Class trip to Gettysburg, PA.
June, 2012 DARE Program – Driving Under the Influence
June 13, 2012 (tentative) 8th grade house visitations to West Morris Central High School for program hosted by REACH 2016 students.
June 19, 2012 (Graduation- Tentative) Transfer of records for students who will be attending private high schools must be requested from LVMS prior to graduation. After graduation, all transfer of records must be requested through WMCHS.