MNHHS Student Agenda 2019-20
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The Madisonville North Hopkins community accepts the responsibility to achieve academic success in a safe, caring, supportive environment. Our focus is to inspire our students and influence their choices so they may positively impact our world for a lifetime.
School Address: 4515 Hanson Rd.
Madisonville, KY 42431
School Phone Number: 270-825-6017
School Fax Number: 270-825-6045
Adam Harris: Principal Ext. 52001
Brent Gibson: Assistant Principal Ext. 52002
Discipline 9th & 11th
Jennifer Hall: Assistant Principal Ext. 52003
Discipline 10th & 12th
Brian Bivens: School Services Coordinator Ext. 52072
Leslie Gregory: School Resource Officer Ext. 52091
2019 - 2020 TONE SCHEDULES
Warning Tone: 7:50
Bell Schedule for 6-period day
7:55 – 9:00 1st period
9:05 - 10:05 2nd period
10:10 - 11:10 3rd period
11:15 - 12:35 4th period
12:40 - 1:40 5th period
1:45 - 2:45 6th period
Lunches 1st 11:10 – 11:35
2nd 11:40 – 12:05
3rd 12:10 – 12:35
Cafeteria personnel need the 5 minutes between lunch bells to clean tables and get food prepared. Students may not enter any of the 3 lunch periods at a time earlier than is listed above.
Students are required to stay seated in the cafeteria at all times after they have picked up their food with the exception of returning trays or visiting the restroom. There are no assigned lunch tables, first come, first serve basis.
Students should keep the noise level (level 1) to a minimum and help keep the cafeteria a nice, neat, and clean place to eat by discarding all trash at each table when going through the trash line. NO FOOD OR DRINKS OUTSIDE THE CAFETERIA.
Should students not abide by these rules while in the cafeteria, they will be subject to disciplinary action with the administration.
All students are required to be in the cafeteria during their lunch period.
Meal prices for 2019-20 school year:
Student Free Free
Adult $2.35 $3.75
Bell Schedule for 6-period day – 1 hour delay
8:55 – 9:40 1st period
9:45 - 10:25 2nd period
10:30 - 11:10 3rd period
11:15 - 12:35 4th period
12:40 - 1:40 5th period
1:475- 2:45 6th period
Lunches 1st 11:10 – 11:35
2nd 11:40 – 12:05
3rd 12:10 – 12:35
Bell Schedule for 6-period day – 2 hour delay
9:55– 10:35 1st period
10:40 – 11:15 2nd period
11:20 – 12:40 4th period
Lunches 1st 11:15 – 11:40
2nd 11:45 – 12:10
3rd 12:05 – 12:40
12:45 – 1:20 3rd period
1:25 – 2:00 5th period
2:05 – 2:45 6th period
Tardy to School
The attendance desk is located in the lobby. If a student arrives at school after the 7:55 tone, he or she is considered tardy to school. If a student arrives at school on time but does not get to his or her 1st period class before the 7:55 tone sounds, then the student will report to the lobby to get a tardy slip from an assistant principal.
Any student who is tardy to school must go to the attendance clerk to pick up an admit slip to get into class.
Each student is granted 5 parental days per year and 5 parental tardies. Each day of absence counts as 1 parental note.
Absent from School
Any student who is absent from school must bring a written statement from a parent, guardian, doctor, or public official stating the cause and specifications of the absence. Parents must send a written parental statement, a doctor’s statement, or public official’s statement on the first day the student returns to school. Students who have been absent need to report to the attendance office between 7:15 am and 7:55 am to pick up an admit slip.
Checking out of School
Students who wish to check out of school will need to report to the attendance clerk to call parents or guardians for permission. Students will return to class or wait with the attendance clerk until someone arrives. Students who drive will be allowed to leave with proper permission.
Any student with an unexcused absence will receive a zero for assignments or tests missed on that day. Any project or homework assigned prior to the unexcused absence will be accepted for credit, provided the assignment is turned in to the teacher on the day the student returns to school. Long term projects assigned during the unexcused absence will be accepted if they are due after the suspension ends.
According to Hopkins County policy, the attendance clerk must document any absence or tardy as a parent note, even when a student does not bring a written excuse from a parent. Once 5 parent notes have accrued, the student will receive an unexcused absence or tardy unless medical notes are provided.
Students are allowed two (2) college visits total. These will be granted to seniors (12th grade students) only. Furthermore, a signed written document from the college or university must be provided for the absence to be excused.
Additional Attendance Regulations
In order to receive extra credit based on attendance each trimester, students must maintain perfect attendance* with the following exceptions:
- School-Sanctioned Field Trip
- Athletic Tournament (two per year)
- Permit/License (Student must be present at least half the school day.)
- Military Requirements
- College Visit – Seniors Only (two visits during senior year)
- State Fair (active participation required)
Perfect attendance points will not be awarded to students who have excused or unexcused absences or tardies outside of those outlined above.
After six (6) unexcused events (absences and/or tardies), students may be prohibited from participating in school-sponsored dances, events, and non-academic field trips. License revocation procedures will be followed as outline in the No Pass/No Drive Law (KRS 159.051). Students may also lose other privileges as designated by the principal.
NOTE: Attendance points begin accruing at the beginning of each trimester. (Therefore, a student who is not awarded attendance points during one trimester could potentially receive attendance points if the requirements are maintained during the following trimester.)
CODE OF CONDUCT
All disciplinary infractions will be examined on an individual basis and will be handled accordingly.
Cell Phones/Telecommunications Devices
1st Offense: 2 detentions – Parent may pick up the device after the student completes the 2nd detention
2nd Offense: 1 Friday/Saturday School – Device returned on the Monday afternoon following the served Friday/Saturday School
3rd offense: 3 days of ICE – Device will be confiscated for 10 school days
*Further violations will result in suspension
****Unless being used for school-approved instructional reasons, all school board employees are required to confiscate cell phones from students that are visible during class time. Students will be asked to place their device in a door pocket holder prior to class starting.
***The use of a cell phone or any other unauthorized device to record an unauthorized event is strictly prohibited and subject to the above consequences according to the severity.
These are major behavior violations which will be handled on a case by case basis. Possible consequences may include ICE, Friday/Saturday School, Behavior Contract, Suspension, or Alternate Placement.
1st Offense - 1 Detention
2nd Offense- 2 Detentions
3rd Offense- 1 Day ICE
4th Offense- 1 Friday/Saturday School
*Further violations may result in suspension
Fighting / Assault
Students who commit these major behavior violations will be suspended or placed at HCDT and be placed on a behavior contract.
Harassment (verbal, physical, or sexual)
These are major behavior violations which will be handled on a case by case basis. Possible consequences may include ICE, Friday/Saturday School, Behavior Contract, Suspension, or Alternate Placement.
Horseplay & Public Display of Affection
*Consequence based upon severity as determined by Principal or Designee
Profanity / Obscenity / Vulgarity
*Consequence based upon severity as determined by Principal or Designee
1st Offense- 1 Day ICE
2nd Offense- 1 Friday/Saturday School
3rd Offense- 3 Days ICE
*Further violations will result in suspension
Skipping School/Unapproved Exit from Campus
1st Offense- 1 Friday/Saturday School
2nd Offense- 3 Days ICE
*If a student has been on school grounds and leaves without going through the proper check-out procedures, then the student may be suspended even on a first offense.
Possession/Use of Tobacco Products/Nicotine Delivery Devices
1st Offense- Friday/Saturday School & confiscation of device/paraphernalia
2nd Offense- 3 Days ICE & confiscation of device/paraphernalia
*Further violations may result in suspension & confiscation of device/paraphernalia
Tardy to Class
1st Tardy: Warning
2nd Tardy: Lunch Detention
3rd Tardy: Detention (Before or After School)
4th Tardy: 1 Day ICE
5th Tardy: 1 Friday/Saturday School
6th Tardy: 3 Days ICE
*Further violations will result in behavior contract and additional consequences
*Teachers will shut their classroom doors immediately upon the sound of the tardy tone. Students left in the halls will be ushered to the lobby to receive a tardy slip.
*Tardies are tracked on a per period basis and will reset each trimester.
MNHHS Dress Code Additions
- Students will be required to place backpacks in their lockers prior to the start of 1st period. Backpacks will be allowed in 6th period only. String bags are permitted in every class.
- No excessive piercings which interfere with the instructional/learning process will be allowed, including hoops in the face or piercings in the bridge of the nose.
- Bandanas are not permitted. Headbands will only be permitted if the purpose of the headband is to keep hair out of ones face.
- Excessively tight pants (yoga pants, leggings, etc.) shall only be worn if the posterior is completely covered by another garmet.
- Length of shorts, skirts, and dresses will be no shorter than approximately two (2) inches above the knee cap while the wearer is standing. The top of a skirt or dress slit cannot be approximately more than two (2) inches above the knee cap.
Academic Honesty Policy
Academic Dishonesty (plagiarizing/cheating) includes:
- Copying another student’s or previous student’s published work and submitting it as original
- Allowing a student to copy
- Engaging in negligent or inadvertent acts that results in previously written work being copied:
- Leaving work open and visible to copy
- Sending work electronically to someone
- Loaning a notebook or disk that contains previously written work
- Altering words or the order of words from another source and submitting them as original
- Submitting work written by college students, former students, tutors, or other adults
- Submitting work that was produced by unauthorized collaborative assignments designed to be completed independently
Consequences for plagiarizing and/or cheating
First Offense: Student receives a 0 on the assignment, documented in permanent file, administrator & teacher make a parental contact, and a Friday/Saturday school will be assigned.
Second Offense: Step 1 is followed with the addition of a 3 day ICE assignment instead of a Friday/Saturday school.
Third Offense: Step 1 is followed with the addition of a Suspension and a behavior contract.
Detention Hall will meet every morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. and every afternoon from 2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should be prompt and report to the area just outside Room 22 by the designated time to meet the detention supervisor or they will not be admitted.
- Students are expected to report on time with materials to complete assignments.
- Students are expected to be engaged in a constructive learning activity while serving detention. Socializing, sleeping, and talking to other students are not allowed.
- Students are not allowed to leave the room and will remain seated.
- Students are not allowed to have food or drinks in the detention room.
- Failure to follow detention hall regulations will result in additional consequences.
- Failure to serve detention hall will result in Saturday School.
- Detention may be assigned by any staff member.
Lunch Detention will be a consequence based on administrator discretion.
School on Fridays/Saturdays
School on Fridays is held at MNHHS on Friday afternoon from 2:45 PM until 5:45 PM. Students will be called to the designated area at the end of 6th period.
School on Saturdays is held at MNHHS on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Students should enter through the front door which will open at 7:50 a.m. and close promptly at 8:00 a.m. Any student arriving after 8:00 a.m. will not be admitted. The instructor will meet the students in the front lobby.
Students are expected to bring 3 hours of assignments and all necessary supplies (textbooks, pencils, paper, etc.)
- The instructor may send a student home for misconduct. Any student who is sent home from School on Fridays/Saturdays is subject to suspension.
- Students who do not attend School on Fridays/Saturdays on the assigned date or who arrive tardy are subject to ICE or suspension upon their return to school.
- Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers during School on Fridays/Saturdays .
- Students should take their assignments and books with them on Friday afternoon.
- All school rules apply during School on Fridays/Saturdays including no food or drink and no sleeping.
- Failure to serve School on Fridays/Saturdays due to illness or emergency will only be excused with a doctor’s note or other official documentation.
ICE (Isolated Classroom Environment)
The ICE room is located upstairs in the gym on the visitor’s side.
- Students are expected to go straight to the ICE room on days they are assigned to ICE.
- Students are expected to take all books and necessary materials to the ICE room at the beginning of 1st
- Students will not be allowed to leave the ICE room to go to their lockers.
- All school rules apply including no food, no drink, no talking, and no sleeping.
- Students will be asked to turn in their cell phone to the ICE teacher upon entering the room. It will be returned upon the student’s exit from the ICE room that day.
- Failure to comply with school rules and/or the instructions of the ICE coordinator will result in suspension.
Policy for Attending Dances
- All guests must be on a list and present a photo ID to be admitted. Absolutely NO ONE will be admitted who is not on the guest list.
- Guests may be 2 years out of high school as long as they are not 21 years old.
- NO middle school students allowed.
- Dancing will be accomplished without being sexually oriented or suggestive. Students who do not comply will be asked to leave.
- All student fees/charges must be paid before ticket purchase or attendance.
- Any student on a behavior contract is ineligible to attend.
- See attendance regulations on page 4 for further restrictions.
Gang Activity or Association
The type of dress, apparel, activities, acts, behavior or manner of grooming displayed or reflected by a student shall not:
- Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such behaviors would disrupt or interfere with school environment, activity and/or educational objectives.
- Present a physical safety hazard to self, student, staff, or other employees.
- Create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person’s well-being is hindered by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture, or threat of violence.
- Imply gang membership or affiliation by written communication, tattoos, drawings, bandanas, paintings, or emblems while on school premises or at any school sponsored event.
The cost of lunch is dictated by the HCBOE. The following rules and regulations will be enforced.
- Students may not leave campus during lunch under any circumstances unless a parent or legal guardian signs the student out through the office.
- Students are to eat in the cafeteria only. Only weekly/monthly club or activity meetings will be permitted during this time to eat in a classroom and must have administrative approval.
- No food or drink may be taken out of the cafeteria.
- Vending machines will be locked daily until 3:00 p.m.
- Students must stay in the cafeteria for the entire lunch period.
- Students may request permission from school personnel to go to the restroom at any time during lunch.
- Students are not allowed in the academic hallways during their lunch.
- No outside food may be delivered or brought in during the day.
- Failure to pay lunch charges will result in students being unable to participate in extracurricular activities.
Students must have an approved hall pass when traveling to any location in the building other than the classroom scheduled for that period. This rule also applies to teachers’ aides. Students will not be allowed out of class without their hall pass. Violators will be subject to immediate disciplinary action.
MNHHS will open each day at 6:55 a.m. Students may enter the building through the Main Lobby door and car rider doors. Prior to the beginning of first period, students are allowed to be in the following areas: cafeteria (while eating), lobby, a teacher supervised area, and walking and talking in the academic hallways. This alleviates congestion in the halls and allows easier locker access. Students are expected to maintain orderly conduct while in the hallways, which includes the lobby. Horseplay is not permitted at any time.
The Media Center exists to support and carry out the school’s curriculum. It provides opportunities for personal intellectual growth as well as creating an appreciation of the values of human achievement that are represented within its walls. The Media Center is open each day from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the mornings. Students are welcome to use the materials and equipment provided. The Media Center provides the following services:
- Materials to meet specific classroom needs and individual needs.
- Up-to-date reference collection for research.
- Space to meet individually or in groups.
- Opportunities to browse in both print and non-print materials.
- Assistance in the production of materials.
- Display of projects.
- Teaching of reference skills.
- Instruction in the use of materials and equipment.
Regular circulating materials may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks at a time. Students may check out up to 2 books at a time.
Media Center Rules
- Follow directions of the staff.
- All students entering the Media Center during class time without a teacher are required to have permission from their teacher or permission from the librarian.
- All students must be engaged in reading, writing, research, or some other exercise for which the Media Center may legitimately be used.
- Teachers should use the link on the live calendar to sign up to use the laptops as a class.
- Please check with the librarian for availability during periods classes are taught in the library.
EVACUATION DRILLS & PROCEDURES
It is very important for students to take drills very seriously and follow proper procedures in the event an emergency situation should arise.
Bus Evacuation Drills
This drill will be held 4 times during the year. The dates for these drills are set by the Transportation Director and will appear in the 2019-2020 Hopkins County Schools calendar. Students are required to jump off the back of the bus through the emergency exit and therefore need to dress accordingly.
The law requires 1 fire drill per month. The first drill during the month of August will be announced. The remainder of the drills will be unannounced and held at random. Students should follow the plan set by the classroom teacher and exit the building in a timely manner. Students should go to their assigned area and await further instructions.
A lockdown drill simulates a very dangerous situation. In the event of a drill or a real situation, any student not in a classroom should go immediately to the nearest classroom. Students should not try to return to their original location. Students must be extremely quiet and stay off cell phones in order to keep all avenues of communication open and prevent an overload of available networks. Having false or incomplete information reported could complicate law enforcement procedures.
STUDENT FEES & DUES
The Hopkins County School District shall maintain a textbook rental program for grades 9-12 by renting students all currently adopted, state provided textbooks. The rental fee shall be based on $5.00 per class each trimester.
An additional fee of $5.00 will be charged for each new textbook of the current adoption year. The rental program will enable the school to purchase and maintain a complete basal textbook program from grades 9-12.
No student shall be denied full participation in any education program due to the inability to purchase any and all necessary textbooks. The Hopkins County Board of Education shall make available free textbooks to indigent children in grades 9-12, using the guidelines for the free and reduced price lunch program.
Students on free lunch shall receive their books rent free or free of charge, and students on reduced lunch shall pay the same percentage they contribute financially to the cost of school lunches in purchasing or renting textbooks.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch need to complete the proper form. Forms are available during registration or may be picked up in the guidance office. Students must fill out a new form each school year regardless of their qualification the previous year. Parents and students will be notified once the form is returned and an evaluation has been made.
Students must purchase a $15 parking tag if purchased prior to or during the 1st trimester, $10 if purchased during the 2nd trimester, or $5 if purchased during the 3rd trimester. The tag is to be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle driven to school. The parking tag must be displayed with the permit number visible from the front of the vehicle at all times. Driving a car to school is a privilege and not a right. Students must obey all driving laws. Students who drive recklessly, fail to obey the speed limit, or park in an incorrect parking space will receive the following consequences:
- First Offense: Loss of driving privileges for 1 week
- Second Offense: Loss of driving privileges for 6 weeks
- Third Offense: Loss of driving privileges for 12 weeks
In order to insure the safety and security of MNHHS students, faculty, and staff, the MNHHS Administration reserves the right to search any car on campus when there is a reasonable suspicion a car contains contraband that could cause harm to the aforementioned parties. Driving privileges will be revoked if a student reaches 5 unexcused absences/tardies. MNHHS administration reserves the right to revoke driving privileges for reason deemed necessary.
A locker with combination will be provided to each student at a cost of $5.00 per year. Lockers are the property of Madisonville North and are subject to inspection by authorized school personnel. No student is to share a locker with another student or use a locker not assigned by the school office.
Each student in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 will pay dues of $5.00. The money will help cover the expense of activities such as homecoming, prom, graduation exercises, etc. All fees will be collected during registration.
Driver’s Education Course Fee
Any student enrolling in the Driver’s Education class must have a valid Kentucky driver’s permit before the first day of class. There is a $75.00 enrollment fee that must be paid during student registration. This fee helps cover fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs. There is no waiver or reduction of fee for free/reduced lunch students.
TRAFFIC, DRIVING, AND PARKING
According to state law, we must maintain one-way traffic around the school building during the time that school buses are running. Students are to only be dropped off in the car rider area by the flag pole. Students are not to be dropped off in the drive way in front of the building or in the bus lane without administrative approval. In the afternoon, we have only one pick-up point. Students may be picked-up at the flag pole. Students are not to be picked up in the faculty lot at the end of the building by the flagpole. This creates a very unsafe situation for our students and faculty.
The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. Please do not drive around the circle in front of the building during the time that the buses are running. Incoming and outgoing traffic during that time must circle behind the building, coming up the drive and proceeding between the building and the tennis courts, and driving around the back side of the building. You will exit onto the drive by the flagpole. The soccer field gates will be locked during the morning and afternoon traffic. Driving is a privilege and can be revoked at any time by administration if deemed appropriate.
It is absolutely essential that every student and staff vehicle parked on our campus must have a parking tag. This tag should be hung from the rear view mirror and be visible at all times. For obvious safety reasons, we cannot have unidentified vehicles on our campus at any time during the school day. Any student driving a different vehicle for the day should report that to the office upon entering that morning. Parking tags are issued during registration and throughout the school year in the main office.
All students need to be in their designated pick up areas by 2:55 p.m. The administrative offices will close daily at 4:00 p.m. All students should either ride the bus home or be picked up by 3:30 p.m. each day. If a ride is not available by this time, students should notify the main office. If a ride does not arrive by a reasonable time, parents/guardians will be contacted. If no one can be located, the police will be notified. Any student involved in extracurricular activities must remain with their coach or advisor until his/her ride arrives.
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
Madisonville North Hopkins High School adheres to the eligibility regulations set forth by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. All participants should be made aware of these rules and all policies of the Hopkins County Board of Education by their respective coaches.
- Students will not be eligible to participate in an athletic contest unless they are in attendance at school the day of the event. The only exception is a doctor’s appointment which should be approved prior to that day. All students are expected to be in school the morning following an athletic event.
- Athlete’s grades will be checked weekly as required by the KHSAA and the State Department of Education. Each athlete must be passing 4 out of 6 subjects in order to be eligible to participate. Grades will be averaged cumulatively. Athletes are required to maintain a 2.00 grade point average.
- A current physical must be on file before a student may condition, practice, tryout, or participate on an athletic team.
- A student must be in a proper grade level in order to be a member of an athletic team. A student must earn all four credits of the core subjects (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) in order to progress to the next grade level.
- Students athletes are expected to remain with their sport until the season ends. It is the responsibility of the coach and student/athlete to maintain an open dialogue regarding the student/athlete status on the team.
- Any student who is under penalty or discipline or whose character or conduct is such as to reflect discredit upon the school may not be eligible to participate until a complete review is completed by school officials. This policy applies to athletic teams, non-academic band activities, clubs, and all student organizations. This policy covers all students enrolled in Hopkins County Schools.
Lost and Found
The lost and found is housed in the Youth Service Center (YSC) located in the first hallway. The school cannot accept responsibility for stolen money or other articles.
Telephone and Student Messages
The school telephones are to be used for school purposes during the school day. If students need to use the telephone, they may ask to do so in the main office. Students who need to use the phone to check out will need to report to the attendance desk to make their call. All other phone calls should be made in the main office. Students are not allowed to use their cell phones to check out of school. Messages or deliveries of a non-emergency nature will not be delivered to students while they are in class. Students will be called to the office for messages twice a day: at lunch and at the end of the school day.
Upon entering the building, all visitors and parents must sign in at the attendance desk located in the lobby. All visitors must provide a valid, state-issued picture identification in order to be admitted into the building. Students are not allowed to bring visitors to school. Any person found on the school grounds without permission is trespassing and is subject to arrest by police authorities
School Resource Officer (SRO)
If you would like to report an incident or have information about a situation, please put a note in the DROP BOX (next to the 1st hallway men’s restroom) or in the SRO’s door pocket, which is located in the first hall.
School Clinic Services
The Hopkins County Health Department provides a nurse at the school each day. All students are eligible for services which include, but are not limited to over the counter medication for minor illnesses, first aid, immunizations, school entry exams, and nurse assessment. Hours are 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A parent/guardian must sign a consent form and provide general information in order for a student to be seen by the nurse.
Jeannie Morris Guidance Counselor Ext. 52004
Suzanne Duncan Guidance Counselor Ext. 52005 Grade 11
Grade 9 (A-K)
Candius Vandiver Guidance Counselor Ext. 52100
Grade 9 (L-Z)
The Guidance Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The counselors are available for individual and group guidance, scheduling assistance, and testing. If a student has a personal problem, career question, or school-related difficulties, he or she should seek assistance of the appropriate guidance counselor. Other guidance information can be found at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/mnhhs and/or Twitter@mnhhsguidance. All classes at Madisonville North Hopkins are open to both boys and girls. Programs do not, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap, exclude persons from participating in, deny persons the benefit of, or subject to discrimination in any educational instruction or activity.
Pupil Information / Change of Address
If a student’s name, street address, or telephone number changes, please notify the records secretary immediately. This is very important in keeping our records up to date and in being able to contact a parent/guardian in case of an emergency.
Extended School Program (ESS)
Students who have academic deficiencies in one or more classes may attend ESS. Students receive tutoring in various subject areas from certified teachers. ESS operates from 7:00 -7:40 a.m. and 3:00-3:40 p.m. on regular school days. ESS begins in September and ends during March, but will only be offered as state funding allows. Students who attend ESS will receive extra points on their trimester grades. Contact the guidance office for more information.
- AP (Advanced Placement) – These exams are offered to students who have taken AP classes and generally result in college credit for qualifying scores. Fee reductions are available to students who qualify. The AP exams will be administered in May.
- On-Demand Writing – Given to 10th and 11th graders, this assessment is critical in assessing the student’s ability to write in three different modes: Argumentative, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative. This assessment is towards the end of the school year. Students are scored on a Novice, Apprentice, Proficient, or Distinguished scoring system. Scores are returned the following fall.
- CERT (College Equipped Readiness Tool) – A test that is very similar to the ACT. CERT pinpoints areas of strengths and weaknesses to help a student prepare better for the ACT. CERT tests are given at all grade levels in Science, Math, English, and Reading.
- ACT – (American College Test) – The ACT is divided into four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science. This test is mandatory for juniors and is given in the spring of their junior year. This test is required for entrance into many post-secondary institutions. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify. The ACT will be administered at MNHHS on the following dates: September 14, October 26, December 14, February 8, April 4, and June 13. For a student to be considered College ready and earn acceptance into college, they would need to reach benchmark in English (18), Math (19), and Reading (20). The Science benchmark (23) has a lot to do with the level of science a student will take in college, but is not required to meet in order to be considered college ready (See Appendix 1 for more benchmark information). Students that do not reach benchmark in English, Reading, and Math, can be placed in a CCR class to help them achieve college readiness. In this class students will take the KYOTE test (See below) to help them achieve college readiness. Students CAN take the ACT test as an individual on their own and those scores will be utilized in determining whether the student reached the college and career readiness benchmarks; meaning the single test given in March during Junior year IS NOT the only ACT used to determine College Readiness.
- State Assessment TBD
- KYOTE – The Kentucky Online Testing system provides 12th grade students a final opportunity to achieve college readiness. Students who are unsuccessful in reaching benchmark on the ACT and/or the COMPASS are then provided the opportunity to be prepared for college by taking this assessment and earn proper placement in their English, Math, and/or Reading classes. Students can take the KYOTE if enrolled in a transition/CCR course. The benchmarks are Reading: 20, English: 6, and Math: 22 through this assessment.
- ASVAB – The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an assessment that is intended to measure a student’s options in the United States Military. The Kentucky Department of Education and Madisonville North Hopkins High School use the assessment to help students reach Academic Career Readiness. Students need to reach a benchmark of 50 on this assessment in order to complete one aspect of Career Readiness. Students that reach benchmark on the ACT do not have to complete the ASVAB for academic career readiness. Students who don’t reach benchmark must wait one month to take the assessment again. If they still fail to reach benchmark, then the student must wait six months.
- KOSSA – The Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards is the second part of a student’s ability to achieve Career Readiness. Students that meet benchmark on ASVAB and passes KOSSA are considered Career ready. Any student that reaches Benchmark on the ACT AND passes KOSSA is considered College AND Career Ready. The KOSSA test is given in February on computers and consists of multiple choice questions (Benchmark of 75). Students who have received two credits and are currently working on the 3rd in one of the following program areas is eligible to take the KOSSA: Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Construction, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science, Industrial Education, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Transportation.
Annual Notification of Parents
In accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, parents shall have the right to inspect and review all educational records relating to their child by making a request to the principal of each school or other designated official. This right shall be passed on to the student at age 18.
Maroon Card Requirements
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for each trimester.
- Good disciplinary record.
- Must have a minimum of 95% attendance rate.
Benefits may include the following:
Free admission to all home athletic events (not including tournaments).
Students enrolled in a Hopkins County High School must complete the following requirements and all other state and local requirements in order to graduate from high school in the District:
Credits Needed to be Classified
(4 must be Eng. 1, Math, Life Science, Geography)
(4 must be Eng. 2, Math, Chem/ESS, World Civ)
(4 must be Eng. 3, Math, Phys/ESS, U.S. History)
(must have completed 12 trimesters)
Effective with the graduating class of 2013, students must also complete twelve (12) trimesters. Special consideration will be given to students enrolling after their freshman year. Students shall complete an individual graduation/learning plan that incorporates emphasis on career development.
Schedule Changes and Grading
Students will pick up schedules before school starts and make any necessary changes at that time. Requests for teacher changes will be honored only when a student has failed a class previously with that particular teacher. No students shall make a class change for any term after the 1st 5 school days of that class; however, exceptions may be made to the 5-day limit in order to change classes of different levels of difficulty. This may be done if the teachers, counselor, and department head are in agreement. The decision regarding the change will be made by the principal if there is a disagreement regarding level of difficulty change. Failing a class is not a reason to change a class. Any students receiving special education services must schedule all classes according to that student’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program.) No student receiving such services may schedule any class that conflicts with any part of the student’s IEP. No student shall take an independent study course without principal approval.
- A student dropping a one-credit course after 12 school days will receive an “F” in the course, which will be calculated into the grade point average. The counselor will assign the student to a different class, if possible.
- A student dropping a ½ credit course will receive an “F” if the course is dropped after the first 7 days of school.
- A senior who drops a course after the first 5 school days will not be a Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or Historian.
- All penalties are subject for review on a case by case basis.
GPA (Grade Point Average)
Grade point averages are based upon final course grades and are figured by adding the points earned for all classes the student attempted, and then dividing by the number of classes attempted. Grades point values are A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Calculations will be rounded to four decimal places. A student may repent a course with administrative approval (principal or designee). AP courses are weighted one point.
Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Historian, and Top Twenty Honors Policy
Valedictorians, salutatorians, historians, and the remaining top twenty honor graduates will be selected using the following points-based system. Only the valedictorian(s), salutatorian(s), and historian(s) will speak at the graduation ceremony.
Valedictorians, salutatorians, historians, and the remaining top twenty honor graduates must also adhere to the following during their high school career:
- Core AP Courses: Students must take core AP courses, including: AP World History, AP English Language, AP US History, AP English Literature, and AP Math (Statistics or Calculus)
- Good Behavior: No major disciplinary infractions.
- Academic Honesty Policy: Violation disqualifies a candidate.
- Respectable Attendance: Must maintain 95% or higher attendance.
- No courses taken outside of MNHHS will be considered in valedictorian ranking. (Examples: Kentucky Virtual Schools, On-line courses, etc.) Independent study courses that give a student more credits than the normal amount of credits per year will not be considered in the valedictorian calculation.
- All students must take a full schedule each year. A student with any no credit courses will not be considered for valedictorian.
- These guidelines are set forth for school ceremonial purposes; class rank will continue to be determined on both a weighted and non-weighted basis for college reporting purposes.
- Students attending the Gatton Academy, Asbury, etc. will not qualify for valedictorian. These students will be recognized at Awards Night and in the Graduation Program.
GPA and points awarded, according to weighted scale.
ACT or SAT Score: Student uses highest score.
What is ZAP?
- ZAP stands for zeros aren’t permitted. It is a KYCID supported intervention to reduce 0’s.
- Students with any 0’s in the gradebook on Friday afternoon would be referred to the ZAP program.
When is a student referred?
- If a student has a 0 in the gradebook at the completion of your class on Friday afternoon.
What happens when a student is referred?
- They are given a slip of paper for documentation.
- Student’s name and the missing assignment is entered into a google document.
- If the assignment requires a worksheet/packet then it is provided in the appropriate mailbox in the lounge with their name on it. This must be provided in that box before school begins on Monday morning.
- The student will have lunch detention until the assignment is complete or if by the third day in the ZAP classroom for the week the assignment isn’t complete. The student would then receive the zero.
How can a student get out of serving the lunch detention?
- Provide the completed assignment to the teacher before school starts or in class to get out of lunch detention on the following day. A student receiving a lunch detention through ZAP must serve at least 1 day.
- Complete the assignment in the ZAP classroom.
- When the assignment is turned in the teacher would remove the students name from the Google document. This must be done immediately because the list will be printed a couple hours prior to lunch starting.
What if a student doesn’t attend ZAP when assigned?
- The list for the day will be checked each afternoon and if the student fails to attend a parental contact will be made on the first violation. A disciplinary referral will follow if the student misses multiple times.
Does the late work count as full credit?
- This is at the discretion of the assigning teacher.
PEOPLE TO CONTACT
Cindy Lansden Principal’s Secretary Ext. 2108
Janie McGary Front Office Secretary Ext. 2100
Ruth Travis Attendance Secretary Ext. 2115
April Blankenship Records Secretary Ext. 2116
Marjorie Strader Financial Secretary Ext. 2104
Randall Campbell Youth Service Center Coordinator Ext. 2085
Natalie Reed School Nurse Ext. 2055
Acknowledgement of Receipt
As the parent or guardian of _________________________________________________
I acknowledge that I have received the Hopkins County Schools’ District Student Code of Conduct and Appendix. My signature below does not necessarily indicate agreement with the Student Code of Conduct but I understand the Hopkins County Board of Education will hold all students accountable for the standards referenced therein.
Student’s Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: ______________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ______________________
Please detach and return this form to your child’s homeroom/advisory teacher.