2015 Link Crew

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True Life

5/4-Ice Breaker
5/6-Make Invitations, Practice Ice Breaker
5/10-Deliver Invitations
5/12-Small Group #2
5/16-Present Leadership Pt 2/SL Workday
5/18-Present Leadership Pt 2/SL Workday
5/19-Senior BBQ*
5/20-Service Learning Presentations
5/24-Service Learning Presentations
5/26-May Day (Juniors)/Senior's Last Day
5/31-Visitations -Tour, Things To Know
6/2-AOMS (morning) A Day 9am-2nd Period NOT OPTIONAL
6/6-RRMS (morning) A Day 9am-2nd Period NOT OPTIONAL
6/10-FLMS (morning) 9am-A Day 2nd Period NOT OPTIONAL

Tour Schedule: (Tentative)
915-930 = Drop Off/Group Location (Breezeway)
930-1005 = Session 1 (small group activity or tour)
1005-1035 = Session 2
1035-1100 = Closing Assembly (Stadium) 

June 10th

posted Jun 9, 2016, 1:17 PM by Mike Costello

From an English Teacher:
"For the written part of the final, my English 1 classes had to write a narrative about something that happened freshman year. So far, about half of them have told the story of the first day of school (which turned out to be orientation). They all expressed high anxiety and killer nerves--especially when students were divided between two gyms and friends had to separate--and then they say that that freshman day calmed them down. They are quite complimentary about how the personal stories the stories their Link Crew leaders told them relaxed them, that the games they played broke down barriers, and that they were willing to talk to people they may have never talked with before. 

This happened 9 months ago, and yet they describe it with great detail. You guys made a big impression on them. They may roll their eyes when you pull them out of class, but they really appreciate the mentoring you have done with them. You have made the school seem smaller and the upperclassmen seem approachable. 

What's great is that you guys made it seem like Link Crew was tradition. I don't think they could imagine freshman year without your presence. Thank you."

June 8th

posted Jun 8, 2016, 9:31 AM by Mike Costello

Friday
-Final MS Visit
    -FLMS
-Wear Link Crew shirt or Scots Shirt
-Be in South Cafe at 9 or before
-Best/Last One
    -New activities, etc

June 6th

posted Jun 6, 2016, 8:26 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 1:25 PM ]

Floyd Light name tags:
FIRST NAME
LAST INITIAL
GROUP NUMBER

Yadira- 1-4
Jacob- 5-8
Jessica- 9-12
Annalisa- 13-16
Ricky- 17-20
Destiny- 21-24
Teresa- 25-28
Alison- 29-32
Jordan- 33-36
Luis- 36-40

June 2nd

posted Jun 2, 2016, 11:37 AM by Mike Costello

Debrief AOMS Tour
Next time (Monday):
    -Be there at 9 ready
Tours
    -Stop and talk
    -Mingle while walking

MakerSpace

May 31st

posted May 31, 2016, 10:37 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 31, 2016, 1:33 PM ]

8th Grade Tours
  • Dismissed from Period 1 at 9:00am
  • Wear your LC T-shirt for the visitation
  • Meet in the Old District Office
  • Come with your script (utilize class time to practice in small groups)
  • NO SURPRISES!!!
I will have the following ready to go:
  • Group # Signs
  • Small Group Activity Worksheet
  • Extra Scripts
  • Pencils
  • Extra Name Tags
  • Sharpies
  • Group Rosters (if I get them from the middle schools)
Still Need or Confirmation:
  • Microphones for Stadium
  • Maps & Plan for where groups to begin for Section 1 (Groups 1-20) & Section 2 (Groups 21-40)
  • Welcome/Spirit Signage (Karki, Costello, Shaw classes)
I locked the spreadsheet...please let me know if there are any issues/changes/etc.
  • Kids can see what their group # is & what section they are in
  • Section 1 will start tours first
  • Section 2 will start small group activities (south cafeteria) first

Groups (Know your group #)
Review Group Activity (You, Me, Left, Right)
Make "Spirit Posters"
Fill out Worksheet and add to WEFSK
Extra time activity

May 26th

posted May 26, 2016, 7:34 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 26, 2016, 7:34 AM ]

Important Dates (JUNIORS)
June 2nd-2nd Period (Mandatory)
MS Tours (Tell your teachers ahead of time!)
June 2nd-4th Period
MakerSpace Student Input
June 6th-2nd Period (Mandatory)
MS Tours (Tell your teachers ahead of time!)
June 10th-2nd Period (Mandatory)
MS Tours (Tell your teachers ahead of time!)

You will have every other 4th period to make up class time for tours!

June 9th-Cancelling Study Session :)

Game for tours:

5/24

posted May 23, 2016, 10:21 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 24, 2016, 11:30 AM ]

June 2nd-4th Period
MakerSpace Student Input

Tuesday 5/24
1. Alison, Luis, Annalisa
2. Micah, Carl, Jimmy, Jacob
3. Jessica, Kennedy
4. Anca, Ricky, Emmanuel
5. Connie, Jayee, Mohammed, Jordan
6. Anyone else...

Service Learning Presentations Work Time
  • Presentations need to be at least 5-10 minutes long with everyone having a speaking part. PRACTICE! There should be no awkward pauses or laughing. Check the presentation evaluation rubric for reminders of what's important (on main page of Schoology).
  • You need some kind of visual aid -- powerpoint, poster board, pamphlet, etc. This should be VERY neat and professional looking.
  • The presentation is to share what you did and why. The process of planning and the execution of your project are good things to talk about [Were there any road blocks that you had to work through? Did you have to rethink your projects?].

5/20

posted May 20, 2016, 11:57 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 20, 2016, 2:18 PM ]

30 min work time

Presentations

Friday 5/20
1. Luba, Diana
2. Nancy, Edna, Joaquin
3. Erica, Destiny, Teresa
4. Lucy

Service Learning Presentations
  • Presentations need to be at least 5-10 minutes long with everyone having a speaking part. PRACTICE! There should be no awkward pauses or laughing. Check the presentation evaluation rubric for reminders of what's important (on main page of Schoology).
  • You need some kind of visual aid -- powerpoint, poster board, pamphlet, etc. This should be VERY neat and professional looking.
  • The presentation is to share what you did and why. The process of planning and the execution of your project are good things to talk about [Were there any road blocks that you had to work through? Did you have to rethink your projects?].

5/18

posted May 18, 2016, 1:46 PM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 20, 2016, 2:17 PM ]

Interview addition to Leadership Presentation due Friday 5/20

Service Learning Projects Order

Friday 5/20
1. Luba, Diana
2. Nancy, Edna, Joaquin
3. Erica, Destiny, Teresa
4. Lucy

Tuesday 5/24
1. Alison, Luis, Annalisa
2. Micah, Carl, Jimmy, Jacob
3. Jessica, Kennedy
4. Anca, Ricky, Emmanuel
5. Connie, Jayee, Mohammed, Jordan

Service Learning Presentations Work Time
  • Presentations need to be at least 5-10 minutes long with everyone having a speaking part. PRACTICE! There should be no awkward pauses or laughing. Check the presentation evaluation rubric for reminders of what's important (on main page of Schoology).
  • You need some kind of visual aid -- powerpoint, poster board, pamphlet, etc. This should be VERY neat and professional looking.
  • The presentation is to share what you did and why. The process of planning and the execution of your project are good things to talk about [Were there any road blocks that you had to work through? Did you have to rethink your projects?].

May 16th

posted May 16, 2016, 8:43 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 16, 2016, 2:29 PM ]

BBQ Thursday!!!!
-Bring board games?
-Fill out form if you haven't yet (May 6th)

Interview Addition to Leadership Presentation
-Due Friday

Service Learning Projects Due 5/20
-Present 5/20 and 5/24
-Volunteer hours? Still need to present

Google Spreadsheet Form


Service Learning Presentations Work Time
  • Presentations need to be at least 10 minutes long with everyone having a speaking part. PRACTICE! There should be no awkward pauses or laughing. Check the presentation evaluation rubric for reminders of what's important (on main page of Schoology).
  • You need some kind of visual aid -- powerpoint, poster board, pamphlet, etc. This should be VERY neat and professional looking.
  • The presentation is to share what you did and why. The process of planning and the execution of your project are good things to talk about [Were there any road blocks that you had to work through? Did you have to rethink your projects?].

Ted Talk Video Summary


The purpose of this assignment is to summarize the essential points of your video. This is important because we won’t watch your entire Ted Talk video in class.  Your summary MUST include the following information:


A topic sentence that provides the title of the video, speaker’s name, and a brief explanation of the video. 

Ex:

In the Ted Talk video Living Beyond Limits, Amy Prudy discusses how her life changed by an illness that 

resulted in the amputation of both her legs.


5 Key Points:
-Define key words
-Main Ideas

Your summary should include:

  1. Reference to your person or subject by NAME-don’t use pronouns (he, she etc.)

  2. Provide background information that is needed to fully understand your topic.

                           Think of 5 the Ws (who-what-where-when-why)

     3. Refer to the speaker by their full name the first time it is written, and there after by their last name only.

  1. Refrain from making any opinion statements or injecting yourself into the summary.

I really like …. Everyone must stop hunger now! In this summary I’m going to tell you...


Amy Prudy-Key Points


  1. Before her illness Prudy was a competitive snowboarder.

  2. Lost both legs  and a kidney at 19 to bacterial meningitis

  3. Believes in “breaking down borders” a term she uses to describe the power of imagination and personal choice

  4. After losing her legs she went on to become the top rated adaptive snowboarder in the world.

  5. Co-founded Adaptive Action Sport


Amy Prudy-Living Beyond Limits


In the Ted Talk  video Living Beyond Limits, Amy Prudy discusses how her life changed by an illness that resulted in the amputation of both her legs. Prudy lived 19 years in a healthy active body on one horrible day that all changed forever.  Prudy awoke in a hospital, after being sick for several days, without her two legs and a kidney. She had nearly died from bacterial meningitis and with her new body fought a hard battle to reclaim her life. Prudy discovered the key to survival and ability to live a happy and full life would need to come from deep within herself. “Living beyond limits” and “breaking down borders” are two terms Prudy coined to describe the important power of imagination and looking beyond personal limitations. Prudy’s resolve lead to her being ranked one of the world’s top adaptive snowboarders and co-founding the nonprofit organization Adaptive Action Sports.

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