7th Grade: *Career Development Lessons 1st Quarter - Time Management and Goal Setting Students learn to prioritize activities, use time management tools and utilize SMART goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Bound.
2nd Quarter - College and Career Options Students learn the certificate and degree levels that may be obtained after high school. Students take an interest inventory and explore possible career options looking specifically at the amount of education required and income potential.
3rd Quarter - Decision Making and Communication Students work together in small groups to solve a problem. Students learn about teamwork and communication styles.
4th Quarter - Job Seeking and Interview Skills Students learn where to find job openings and how to apply. They learn how to fill out an application and the importance of word choice when applying for a position. Students also learn about body language and how to look professional and prepared in an interview.
*Career Day November 29, 2018 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 would like to participate by presenting about your career to our 7th grade class please contact email@example.com
8th Grade: *Job Shadow Day November 29, 2018 All 8th grade students have 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 Packets are due back on November 27!A PDF file of the job shadow packet can be found below. THANK YOU to all those in our community who will allow 8th grade students the opportunity to come learn on the job. You help make Wapiti Nation strong!
*Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings 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. We expect to hold these meetings in December 2018 and January 2019. Stay tuned!
9th Grade: *Plan for College and Career Readiness 9th grade PCCR meetings are an opportunity to talk about paying for college and how the classes taken in high school relate to overall career goals. Please register for your student's PCCR on Skyward.
*Reality Town November 8, 2018 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. We can't pull this off without your help! Parents interested in volunteering can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/udkweYOhpaF3tm7J3