Freshman Focus

Welcome to the Freshman Focus Information for the Class of 2025.  In an effort to provide good communication with parents and students you will find guiding documents and presentations to support 9th graders as they journey through their first year of high school.

Class of 2025 Grade Level Support Team

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Kristi Corn

Counselor: Mrs. Jolie Girton

Dean: Mrs. Erica Collins

Counselor: Mr. Matt Marshall

Counselor: Mrs. Magdalene Gates

9th Grade AVID Parent and Student Meeting

Parents of 9th Grade AVID students are invited to attend a meeting on Monday, November 29th from 6-7 pm to help your 9th Grade AVID students prepare for final exams.  Key topics of the presentation include the following:

  • Final exam testing schedule
  • Test taking tips
  • A final exam preparation packet
  • Academic supports
  • Grades and transcripts
  • AVID student panel discussion
  • Opportunity for questions and answers

Parents your 9th Grade AVID students should also attend this meeting.

If you have any questions, contact your student’s AVID teachers, Mrs. Berry; Ms. Cluver; Mr. Kreinhagen; Mrs. McQuiston.


Final Exams are fast approaching, and they are like nothing you have ever
experienced! AVID freshman and their parents are invited to join AVID teachers
and upperclassmen to get testing information, tips and learn strategies from those
who give the tests and those who have been down your road.
DATE: Monday, November 29, 2021
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
PLACE: NCHS Performing Arts Classroom
ENTER AT DOOR #24 (West side of building)

Transition 8th to 9th Grade pdf

PSAT Overview

The Freshman Conference Form (the one attached has Jolie Girton as a counselor, but the other counselors, Matt Marshall and Nita Gates will have their names and emails on their forms) is a document that 9th grade counselors will complete with each 9th grader through an individual counselor/student conference.  The information from this conference will assist counselors in getting to know their counselees and their needs.  Individual conferences will begin September 29 and conclude November 5.  Counselor information is listed below.  Feel free to reach out to your student’s counselor if you have questions or desire a meeting.

Freshman Conference Form


Upcoming Freshman Message


On Tuesday, December 7 in homeroom freshmen will receive a “Freshman Final Exam” packet.  This packet will provide final exam tips such as how to study for finals, the daily bell schedule during final exams and available North Central resources.  To help you plan for finals the final exam schedule is listed below:

Friday, December 17:  Period 2 final

Monday, December 20:  Periods 1 and 3 finals

Tuesday, December 21:  Periods 6/7/8 and 9 finals

Wednesday, December 22:  Periods 4/5/6 and 10 finals



Matt Marshall-students with the last names of A-GEP                      317-259-5301 extension 45314

Jolie Girton-students with the last names of GEQ-MYD                             317-259-5301 extension 45327

Nita Gates-students with the last names of MYE-Z                             317-259-5301 extension 45334