Tuesday, January 13, 2009

High School Orientation

We have several events coming up for eighth grades students who are preparing to enter Plymouth High School.

The week of January 12 Mr. Fackler will be going in eighth grade classes to discuss trimesters, schedules, credit and classes available to freshman at Plymouth High School

Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 there will be an orientation program in the auditorium at Plymouth High School. This program will be presented by the high school principals and counselors. A tour of the building will also be given that night. A letter was sent home with students that contained information about this program.

Friday, January 23 the high school counselors will be at Lincoln to discuss class selection and to leave registration papers. These registration papers should be filled out by students with the input of their parents. They should be returned to Lincoln by Wednesday, January 28.

Beginning on Monday, February 2, every eighth grade student will have an individual appointment with a school counselor to go over the course selections for high school. These appointment times will be sent home in January. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend these appointments.

If you have any questions about these upcoming events, please call Mr. Fackler at Lincoln Junior High School.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Twenty-first Century Scholars Updates

Any parent or guardian who has signed their student up for this scholarship should call Anthony Byrd at 1-888-603-5981 to update address or telephone number changes. It is important for the Twenty-first Century Scholars to have the latest contact information so students don't miss out on any opportunities like college visits and activities for parents or guardians.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Midwest Academic Talent Search

On Tuesday, October 2, I will be meeting with Lincoln students who qualify for Midwest Academic Talent Search. MATS is a program out of Northwestern University that identifies students of high academic ability. Students qualify by scoring in the Pass+ range on the ISTEP in language arts or math. Information about MATS will be passed out at this meeting to take home to their family.

There are several specific benefits for students who participate in MATS. Students get an individual assessment of his or her abilities, which will help with future academic plans. Students get practice taking the SAT or ACT, which will be taken in the future for college admissions. Students receive information about educational programs for academically gifted students.

Students who participate in the program take the SAT on January 26, 2008 or ACT on February 9, 2008. The tests are given at several area locations. Because of the cost (SAT is $75.00; ACT is $62.00), participation in this program is at the discretion of the student and his/her family. If a student wants to participate, an application must be filled out and mailed by October 30, 2007.

If you have any questions about Midwest Academic Talent Search, please call me at 936-3113.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Beginning in the fall of 2007 all incoming Indiana high school freshman must complete a series of course and credit requirements called CORE 40. These high school requirements include the following courses:

English/Language Arts – 8 Credits

Mathematics – 6 Credits
2 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II

Science – 6 Credits
2 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry-Physics
2 credits: any CORE 40 science course

Social Studies – 6 Credits
2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Economics
2 credits: World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World

Directed Electives – 5 Credits
World Languages
Fine Arts

Physical Education – 2 Credits

Health and Wellness – 1 Credit

Electives – 6 Credits

When I register your 8th grade student for high school in the spring, I will be including these courses in their course selections. A brochure about this requirement will be given to all 8th grade students prior to high school registration.