• Course Selection Information for 2019-2020 School Year

     

    Dear Mercer Families:

     

    It is hard to believe that it is time to think about courses for the next school year! During the month of January, Core Teachers (math, science, history, english) assess your student’s progress and determine proper placement for the 2019-2020 school year. These recommendations become the official course request for the 2019-2020. Counselors work with students to select electives during the month of January and February. There will be a variety of opportunities offered in the coming months for you to learn more about this process. Please take some time to review Mercer course selection information below.

     

    June 1, 2019:  Deadline for ANY changes to be made to course requests for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

    Course Selection Information and Timeline for
    2019-2020 School Year

    Rising 6th Grade Course Selection Presentation

     


    Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Presentation

     


    Rising 8th Grade Course Selection Presentation

     


    Guidance Presentation from 1/4/19 - Rising 7th Grade Parent Workshop


    January 2019:

    • 7th grade Counselors visit classrooms to assist students in selecting electives for 2019-2020 school year
      • Semester 1 FACS students: 1/8 & 1/9
      • Semester 2 FACS students: 1/24 & 1/25
    • Current teacher makes core (math, science, history, english) course recommendations for the 2019-20 school year
    • Core Course recommendations made by the teacher become the student’s course request for next year. Parents may view in ParentVue on 1/22/19
    • 1/22 Parent Information Night for Rising 8th grade Families at Willard Intermediate School (see below)
    • 1/30 Parent Workshop for Rising 7th Grade Families at Mercer Middle School Library (see below)

     

    February 2019:

    • 2/1 Parent Workshop for Rising 8th Grade Families at Willard Intermediate School (see below)
    • February 7th-12th: 6th Grade Counselors visit classrooms to assist students in selecting electives for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Parents and students review courses on ParentVue/ StudentVue

     

    March 2019 - May 2019:

    • March 1, 2019- last day for parents and students to make edits to Electives on ParentVue/ StudentVue.
    • Parents and students continue review courses on ParentVue/ StudentVue and reach out to teachers/ counselors as needed to discuss academic plans for 2019-2020

     

    June 1, 2019:  Deadline for ANY changes to be made to course requests for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

     

    Changing Course Selections in ParentVue/ StudentVue

     

    To change an ELECTIVE:

    Until March 1st, Parents/Students can make changes to electives directly in ParentVue/ StudentVue under the course request tab. After March 1st, contact a counselor to change an elective through June 1st, 2019. Please see helpful links and videos below.

     

    To change a CORE CLASS (math, science, history, english):

    Step 1: Contact the teacher to gain an understanding of the reasons behind the teacher recommendation.

    Step 2: If you would still like to make a change after speaking with your child’s teacher, please contact your child’s school counselor to determine next steps. Only counselors can make changes to core courses.

     

    For any other questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's counselor.

     

     

    Course Selection Events, Presentations & Workshops:

     

    Tuesday, January 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the John Champe High School AuditoriumWillard Curriculum Night.  A night for parents to learn about rising 8th  grade course options and the course selection process.

     

    Wednesday, January 30th, at 9:00 a.m. -- Parent Workshop with Mercer Counselors. Join the Mercer Counseling Team in the Cafeteria to discuss courses and information about rising 7th grade course selection process (students currently in 6th grade).Please RSVP.

     

    Friday, February 1st, at 9:00 a.m. – Coffee with the Willard Counselors.  Join the Willard counseling team in the Willard Library as we talk about courses and information about rising 8th and 9th grade.  This is a great time to have a more intimate conversation after curriculum night and to clarify any questions you may have. An RSVP is not required but it is encouraged. We look forward to seeing you!

     

    Helpful links:

     

     

    June 1, 2019:  Deadline for ANY changes to be made to course requests for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

     

    Counselor Contact Information:

     

    Kimberly.Kenny@lcps.org 6th Grade Penguin Team

    Sandra.Ghaemi@lcps.org 6th Grade Timberwolf & Jaguar Teams

    Jordan.Stark@lcps.org 6th Grade Bobcat & Panther Teams

    Sonja.Ulvedal@lcps.org 7th Grade Phoenix & Falcon Teams

    Daniel.H.Kim@lcps.org 7th Grade Griffin & Titan Teams