Dear Parents of CJHS 8th Graders,
The Minooka Community High School registration process begins this Wednesday (January 7, 2020) with 8th grade students learning about elective choices and the registration process from their high school counselors.We emailed 8th grade parents two letters from MCHS about this process on December 19th.8th grade students will receive MCHS registration packets, which they will bring home with them Wednesday night.The students will also receive a paper copy of their PSAT 8/9 scores (test they took in October) which MCHS uses, along with MAP scores and teacher recommendation, to help guide initial class placements.You will want to ask your child for these documents when they get home on Wednesday.I would also let you know that since the PSAT test is given to both 8th graders AND 9th graders across the nation, 8th graders usually find that their national percentiles are lower than what they are used to on MAP or IAR. Don’t be alarmed if this is the case with your child’s PSAT scores.
If this is your first child to enter MCHS and go through this registration process, my advice is that there are two important items a parent would want to be aware of at this time.First, you will want to attend with your 8th grader the Incoming Freshmen Night, which will be next Monday, January 13, 2020 at MCHS South Campus (6:30 p.m.).The second important item I would share from experience is that you will want to start their online residency/registration process soon, which culminates with you electronically requesting your child’s classes for next year (your child could sit down with you and the packet at that point to work together on it).The instructions for how to do all of this is in the registration packet they will bring home Wednesday.The MCHS counselors will return to CJHS on January 24th to meet with your child to review their schedule and confirm that everything was completed and accurate.Please don’t hesitate to reach out to an MCHS counselor should you have any questions.
If you are certain your child will not be attending MCHS next year for any reason, please don’t hesitate to let me know.If that is the case, your child will not have to fill out the packet or attend the MCHS registration meeting with the counselors on January 24th.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at (815) 521-3074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chad Uphoff, Ed.D.