7th Grade: *Career Development Lesson 1st Quarter - Time Management, Priorities and SMART Goals Students learn to identify the things in life that are filling their time. They learn to prioritize and plan for these things. They also learn how to create goals using the SMART Goal method. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.
*Career Day Coming November 29, 2017! Career Day is an activity for our 7th grade students. This fun day of career exploration is only made possible by parent and community volunteers who are willing to come to the school and present to our students about their career. If you are interested in volunteering by presenting information about your career to a small group of students, please contact Megan Rees at email@example.com
8th Grade: *Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings Coming February 2018 8th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness meetings are a chance for parents and students to talk to a counselor about their 4 year high school plan in order to demystify the path to college and a career. This year, registration for 9th grade will occur at our 8th grade meetings so plan to attend for an evening of information and planning!
*Job Shadow Day Coming November 29, 2017! All 8th grade students had a chance to participate in career exploration by taking an individual field trip to a workplace to see for him/herself what that particular environment and employees' daily activities are like. 8th grade teachers will prepare students with appearance and behavior expectations on the job sites, along with helping them reflect on their experience and thanking these employers. Job Shadow permission forms were handed out in student's History classes and can also be found here.
9th Grade: *Plan for College and Career Readiness Coming March 2018 9th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness meetings are a chance for parents and students to talk to a counselor about their 4 year high school plan to make sure they are on track for graduation from high school. This meeting will also include assistance in picking classes for 10th grade. *Reality Town Coming November 9, 2017! Interested volunteers should contact Jenny Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org Reality Town is a realistic financial simulation in which our 9th grade students are given an occupation, income and family (on paper). Students try to work within their income (assigned based on grade-point average) and experience the challenge of paying one month's worth of bills on that income. Through this simulation they gain a greater appreciation for what they will experience as adults. Reality Town teaches students about the importance of living within their income and differentiating between "needs" and "wants", as well as the value of education.