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Junior Parent Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Nicole Morgan
37:34
yes
Marianne
38:25
Please fill out the survey at the end of this meeting to help us plan for future meetings.
Marianne
38:40
Link to the survey- https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FHv3taAgnkQyrRE6i6&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cfac9cba9a67b423a2a8908d9878288b3%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637689816974420460%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=M7kJFM%2FAzr4O8e%2FSvz6RAV5jhBTnv%2BdJXagxqyAabPE%3D&reserved=0
Debby Orsak - CAC
38:50
Por favor quien quiere interpretacion en espanol, por favor aprete la figura del mundo que esta abajo para ser tranferido a la interpretacion
Maitreyee Pasad
42:31
For what kind of questions do students approach the administrator v.s. the guidance counselor ?
Julie Kennon - CAC
43:16
Here's the correct link to the survey. https://forms.gle/Hv3taAgnkQyrRE6i6
Gayle Day
46:36
My daughter was unable to take the ELA exam today because of technical difficulties with her computer. The proctor had no idea ho to help her, so she spent the entire exam time sitting in the room unassisted. How will she make up the exam?
Julie Kennon - CAC
46:55
Por favor quien quiere interpretacion en espanol, por favor aprete la figura del mundo que esta abajo para ser tranferido a la interpretacion
Imani Ladson
47:22
We will hold makeup testing for all students who were unable to test today. We do apologize for the technical difficulties today.
Gena Lai
49:30
Junior class secretary is Emmy Tzeng, not Emma.
Julie Kennon - CAC
50:44
We will change her name. Thanks for letting us know!
Emilia
51:02
Has MCPS mandated vaccinations for fall athletics programs? Thank you.
Debby Orsak - CAC
51:23
Vaccines are mandated for winter ad spring athletics
Mr. Heintze
51:40
Vaccine mandates for winter and spring sports, not fall.
Imani Ladson
51:57
@Maitreyee Students may approach their school counselor or their administrator. I will be speaking about the role of the school counselor later in this presentation. Likely students should start with their school counselor when they have a concern.
joukychang
53:21
Do you still need to notify and seek permission for the nurse to perform the test if the family has already opted in to testing at school?
Nigest
54:43
Thank you so much!!!! what about students when they are going to school activities like Cross-country's club …and as a missing or absent class.. and receiving calls appreciated!!
HIEN VU
58:48
Does Walter Johnson offer any free real SAT tests to junior student this school year?
Alemdar Alemdaroglu
01:01:33
Good evening. How likely that the colleges will consider SAT (regarding the pandemic times) versus GPA? Could you please give us an idea?
Tandra Knight
01:02:12
How do students sign up for the wellness activities after the PSAT?
beth
01:02:51
It would be great if you could ensure that Wildcat Wednesday is being used for its intended purpose across the board. It seems in many classes new content is being taught as teachers feel the pressure to stay on track. Since this is WJ’s way of addressing the possible deficiencies from the previous year(s), it seems important to follow.
Imani Ladson
01:03:15
Students may also access free SAT practice questions, video tutorials explaining problems, and full length practice tests on the Khan Academy website. I strongly recommend Khan Academy as an excellent FREE resource!
Imani Ladson
01:04:16
The most important factor to any college admissions representative remains the GPA (including individual grades & course rigor). The SAT is a factor, weighed in context, along with other factors in the admission process.
A. Ghallab
01:04:53
There are many students that couldn't take test, because their name was not listed. Hoping this will be fixed.
Imani Ladson
01:05:50
Including Tik Tok!
Alemdar Alemdaroglu
01:08:31
So will the colleges check SAT or GPA scores? I hear that California colleges ignore SAT...
Mr. Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal, WJHS
01:09:28
Students will receive an email regarding the sign up for the wellness activities that occur after the PSAT administration.
howardveal
01:14:53
She lost her power
Gigi Gomes
01:15:11
Probably an outage, my light has been flickering here
Yogesh Saindane
01:15:17
there is a power fluctuation here as well
John Hudalla
01:15:23
we've had a few power surges around the area
Claudia Israel
01:16:03
Power is out 😬
Marianne
01:16:20
There are 2 upcoming CAC meetings that will address many questions regarding testing, whether schools are opting out and when to submit test scores- They are Admissions Testing on Monday, OCt 11that 7pm with Phil Pines and Admissions 101 on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 7pm
Ciara Durkan
01:19:38
I can’t get into Canvas to see MyMCPS details. Do I need to call the main IT line for that?
Regina Rodriguez
01:20:31
You can call the school first to see if one of the office assistants can help.
Gail Danley
01:21:14
In light of Covid, are colleges offering in person visits?
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:21:43
Many colleges are offering in person visits. Check the schools' web sites
minitti
01:21:45
Georgetown and UMD are, so I imagine others are as well
Kathleen
01:22:15
Can parents sign up for the list of colleges visiting?
HIEN VU
01:22:26
are all mandatory MCAP, HSA, MISA all done during 11th grade?
Regina Rodriguez
01:22:40
Encourage your student to complete the 75 SSL hours prior to senior year.
Jennifer Baker
01:23:10
No, testing occurs throughout high school and not just in the junior year.
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:23:43
College visits are listed in the announcements, and you can sign up to have those emailed to you daily.
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:24:18
If you are a member of the WJ listserv you will receive the morning announcements
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:24:52
Join the Listserv - Send a blank email to wjptsa+subscribe@groups.io and you should be added to the group.
HIEN VU
01:26:24
Covid time limits students' study to some extend, do teachers /school provide more generous score/ rate for testing?
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:29:22
Here's the link to the SSL form: https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/560-51.pdf
Jennifer Baker
01:29:41
we do not score the tests as they are either state or county tests. The grades will be true grades. This will help us know where we need to focus. At the school level our teachers are doing everything they can to help address knowledge gaps.
Myriam Bonzi
01:29:58
Going back to grades, we all know they are important throughout HS and during Junior year. My kids are, for the first time in their academic lives, struggling to keep their GPA intact. Their Math / Stat teachers are always saying “average for this test in our class was C”. Is there a plan to help these kids as they put a lot of effort and are really stressed to keep their grades high? I can not tell how stressed they are right now. I am saying that because I know this is not a problem only in my family. Otherwise I would contact the counselor directly.
m. roberts
01:31:27
Do you have a recommendation for the best time to take the SAT or ACT? Is there enough time to complete college applications if the SAT is taken in the Fall of Senior year?
Regina Rodriguez
01:32:03
I recommend taking it for free this junior year in the spring.
Regina Rodriguez
01:32:12
it being SAT
Regina Rodriguez
01:32:17
or ACT
Vibhuti Srivastava
01:32:19
Where can parents see if students submitted SSL forms and they are updated ?
Katie and Sinan Turnacioglu
01:33:24
If our kids are going to take the SAT this spring and plan to take an SAT prep class, how far ahead of the test do the prep classes normally start?
Regina Rodriguez
01:33:25
The number of SSL hours is always on report cards.
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:33:53
In ParentVue, if you go to Course History, the number of SSL hours earned and still required is shown
Jae Hoon Jung
01:34:08
How can a student become a member of the National Honor Society? Has the registration due date past?
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:34:39
SAT prep varies. You can contact the organization you want to use to find out when classes start. There are also many ways to prepare for free.
sherk
01:34:47
Are these slides available on line?
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:35:00
Yes, the slides will be posted on the CAC website.
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:35:04
Have your student schedule a meeting to discuss their post-secondary plans with their counselor
Angie Melton
01:35:49
Students who are eligible for National Honor Society will be invited for this fall induction.
Margarethy
01:36:30
what is the difference between SAT and Act tests?
Jae Hoon Jung
01:36:33
Thank you.
Katie and Sinan Turnacioglu
01:37:38
When do students who are eligible for the various honors societies get the invitations?
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:37:47
There are 2 upcoming CAC meetings that will address many questions regarding testing, whether schools are opting out and when to submit test scores- They are Admissions Testing on Monday, OCt 11that 7pm with Phil Pines and Admissions 101 on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 7pm
Gail Danley
01:38:01
When will we get our assignments for Homecoming volunteering?
Imani Ladson
01:38:36
Difference between SAT vs. ACT: https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act
Julie Kennon - CAC
01:39:02
Please fill out a survey!https://forms.gle/Hv3taAgnkQyrRE6i6
Maitreyee Pasad
01:39:04
How do students get information about internships over the coming summer?
Claudia Israel
01:39:39
Thank you all for all the information!
Eric Cole, NCI/DEO (he/him)
01:39:44
May we get the yearbook order form in the chat please?
Imani Ladson
01:39:55
Internship opportunities are available in Naviance. As we hear about internships, scholarships, jobs, etc. we push those out to students via Naviance message.
Carla Cardenas
01:39:57
Thanks for all this information!
Jae Hoon Jung
01:40:04
Is there national honor society for each subject?
Maitreyee Pasad
01:40:10
How/where do students get information about internships over the coming summer?
Anand Rudra’s iPhone
01:40:12
Very informative
howardveal
01:40:14
Thanks for the session!
Lisa K
01:40:39
thank you all for what you do!!! this is not easy! Thanks a bunch
Debby Orsak - CAC
01:40:45
To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 13650. Current cost is $65. Prices rise after Jan. 18, 2022
Imani Ladson
01:40:49
WJ Honor Societies can be found on our school website here: https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools//wjhs/students/honor_society/
Imani Ladson
01:40:54
^For all subjects
Maria Crespo
01:41:15
Thanks for all
Jae Hoon Jung
01:41:19
Thank you! Have a good night.
Vibhuti Srivastava
01:41:32
Are we going to have a meeting about clubs?
Laurie Shea
01:41:59
Thank you all!
Imani Ladson
01:42:01
List of Clubs at WJ: https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/wjhs/students/clublist/
Vibhuti Srivastava
01:42:04
Thank you!!