Class of 2023

Dear Parents of the Class of 2023,

Here is important information for registering your incoming freshman son or daughter for courses for the 2019-20 school year at Maine South High School:

Starting Monday, January 14th at 8:00 am, you may access the scheduling system to a book a 10-minute appointment with your assigned counselor.  Please go to https://mainesouth.meettheteacher.com/ to schedule your appointment.

This meeting will allow you to meet your counselor to establish a relationship for the next 4 and a half years and to review the course placements and make elective course decisions for 2019-20. Counselor meetings can be scheduled during the upcoming dates and times listed for your student’s counselor in the scheduling system.  Please note that this scheduling system will close on January 22 at 12:00 pm.  We suggest to print and bring your Course Selection Form as a guide for your conversation for these 10-minute meetings.

We encourage you to have electives in mind prior to meeting with your Maine South counselor.  Descriptions of all courses are available in the Course Catalog at http://isweb.maine207.org/Course_catalog/.

The scores from the fall MAP test administration play a fundamental role in determining class placement. A a guide the score breakdowns for core course placements and social science and foreign language recommendations can be found here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CIOvEmnhYMJH059wYOPclfKQj4ziAYJs/view?usp=sharing.

For students receiving Special Education services through an IEP you will be reviewing and discussing these course selections with your counselor at the upcoming transition to high school IEP meeting, so you do not need to schedule a separate counselor meeting as described above.

Our counselors are looking forward to meeting with you and your incoming freshman student and beginning a positive and productive long term relationship.

Kevin Scotellaro
Assistant Principal for Student Services

Freshman Orientation Process 2018-2019


Our Incoming Freshman Registration Kick-Off  Night is on Tuesday, November 27.  At this Kick-Off night you and your student will receive information about the registration process, scheduling a meeting with your student’s counselor that will occur after Winter Break, the course placement process, and information on the wide variety of elective course offerings for freshmen.  Our elective teachers will be available in their elective classrooms so you can see, and talk about, what elective classes you wish to take.  In addition, all of our Department Chairs will be here that evening to talk about course options and answer placement questions.  Also, there will be sessions on Summer School, our new Hybrid Block Schedule, and a session for Special Education students.

 

So we have room to accommodate all of our incoming freshmen please follow the itinerary based on your current school:

 

GROUP 1 – Students from Emerson, St. Paul of the Cross, and Pennoyer

6:00 – 6:20 pm  – General Sessions for All:  Welcome and Overview in the Auditorium

6:20 – 6:45 pm  – Electives Presentations:  CTE, Fine Arts, Foreign Language

6:45 – 8:00 pm  – Electives Open House and Special Sessions

 

GROUP 2 – Students from Lincoln, Mary Seat of Wisdom, and other schools

7:15 – 7:35 pm  – General Sessions for All:  Welcome and Overview in the Auditorium

7:35 – 8:00 pm  – Electives Presentations: CTE, Fine Arts, Foreign Language

8:00 – 9:15 pm  – Electives Open House and Special Sessions

 

Please arrive at the Maine South Auditorium a few minutes before your scheduled start time.  We are all looking forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2023!

 

Go Hawks!

 

Any questions should be directed via email to Kevin Scotellaro or by phone at 847-692-8215.

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