2018-19 Advisory

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May 22nd

posted by Mike Costello

Activity #1:  SLC Scheduling

1.  Teachers will continue to schedule conferences with students who have returned their SLC invitations.  If students have not returned an invitation, call or email a parent to see if you can contact them. If you can’t reach them, schedule a time that works with you and the student.  Confirmation cards need to be filled out and addressed and then brought to the north or south office to be mailed. Student addresses are in Synergy.



Activity #2:  Students work on SLC script

2. Students need to continue preparing for their conference by working on their script; the script format is in the drive.  A student can use the exact wording in the script provided, or create their own script following the guidelines of the example script.  The On-Track form should be helpful during this process as well as having students look up their most current grades on StudentVUE. Looking up their grades will help students see how they are doing second semester.  Are they failing any classes? What is their GPA?


*If a student knows they are not passing a class second semester, they should mention that in their conference, as this will put them off-track for graduation.  They can discuss ways to make up that credit during their conference (Credit Retrieval, Summer School, adding a class to their schedule next year).


May 15th

posted May 15, 2019, 7:35 AM by Mike Costello

Activity #1:  SLC Scheduling

1.  Teachers will begin to schedule conferences with students who have returned their SLC invitations.  Please remind students who haven’t turned them in that they need to do so by the next Advisory class (May 22nd) in order to get a confirmation card sent home in time to give parents advanced notice.  You can begin to send home confirmation cards if you are ready (cards were put in your box).  Confirmation cards need to be filled out and addressed and then brought to the north or south office to be mailed.  Student addresses are in Synergy.



Activity #2:  Students work on SLC script

2. Students need to begin preparing for their conference by writing a script; the script format is in the drive.  A student can use the exact wording of the script provided, or create their own script following the guidelines in the example script.  The On-Track form should be helpful during this process as well as having students look up their most current grades on StudentVUE. Looking up their grades will help students see how they are doing second semester.  Are they failing any classes? What is their GPA?


*If a student knows they are not passing a class second semester, they should mention that in their conference, as this will put them off-track for graduation.  They can discuss ways to make up that credit during their conference (Credit Retrieval, Summer School, adding a class to their schedule next year).


May 1st

posted May 1, 2019, 7:49 AM by Mike Costello

Objectives:

1. Students will understand the process for scheduling conferences.

2. Students will take the invitation home, get their parents to choose times, and bring it back as soon as possible.

3. Students will vote for ASB candidates.


Activities:

1.  Discuss the process for scheduling student conferences.  

2.  Hand out the invitations to students.

3.  ASB Voting


Notes:


Conferences are required to pass advisory but the student’s attendance is the only requirement – if parents cannot attend that will not prevent a student from passing.  If a student misses a conference, they will need to make up that conference at a time that works for you. If you cannot find a time before the end of the school year, conference make-ups will occur with an administrator at an agreed upon date.


Activity #1:  SLC Scheduling

1.  Explain to students that they will be asking their parents to sign up for a desired time to come to their student’s conference.  The parents need to pick three different times that work for them over the two days, June 6th and 7th.  The student will bring back the invitation and the teacher will schedule a conference for one of the times listed on the invitation.  The teacher will then fill out a confirmation card with the time and address and send it to the office to be mailed.

*If a parent has more than one child, they may want to indicate that on the invitation so teachers can try and schedule their conferences back to back or within the same hour if possible.



Activity #2:  Hand out SLC invitations

2. Hand out an invitation to every student.  Go over the invitation to make sure students understand what their parents need to do and remind them to bring the invitation back to you as soon as possible.  They can leave it in your box in the office also. It may take two or three advisory classes before you get all of the invitations back (you may have to do some reminding).  


*If you do not get an invitation back from a parent by May 22nd, you will need to schedule a time with the student alone, as they are the only one who must be there to meet the requirement for the conference.  Students are more than welcome to invite any caring adult: a teacher, coach, counselor etc. if their parents cannot attend.


Activity #3:  ASB Voting

 

There is NO video to show - Just a ballot for your students.

*Each grade will be voting for a different number of students based off of spots available!*

 

After advisory, you will need to send the completed ballots to either the NORTH or SOUTH office. 

 

Please recycle BLANK ballots!


April 24th

posted Apr 24, 2019, 8:07 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 11:12 AM ]

April 10th

posted Apr 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Mike Costello

TECH TALK

April 3rd

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:04 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 8:49 AM by Mike Costello ]

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March 20th

posted Mar 20, 2019, 7:31 AM by Mike Costello


Freshman/Sophomore/Juniors - VOTING for ASB Officers for the 2019-2020 school year!

March 13th

posted Mar 13, 2019, 8:57 AM by Mike Costello

Activity #2:  Discuss student-led conference format


1.  Explain: the purpose of the SLC is for students to gain a thorough understanding of what it means to be on track to graduate and what their current status is toward graduation.  By explaining their status to their parents, students can help them have a better understanding of how they are really doing in school. Throughout this process, students who are off track can understand the necessary steps to get back on track, with an end result of more students graduating on time.


2.  Go over an example script of the SLC.  Go through each step of the conference and ask for questions or clarifications.  


Step 1 – Introductions

Step 2 – Agenda/Purpose of conference

Step 3 – Explaining/Sharing on-track form

Step 4 – Review current progress

Step 5 – Questions from parents

Step 6 – Action Plan

Step 7 - Closing


Google Document


March 6th

posted Mar 6, 2019, 11:16 AM by Mike Costello

Students create an Action Plan

1. Discuss steps a student can take to remedy an off track area

*Add a needed class into your schedule next year

*Re-take a class in Credit Recovery or Summer School

*Re-take a class in your schedule next year

Credit Recovery forms are available now in the counseling office!


Feb 13th

posted Feb 13, 2019, 11:19 AM by Mike Costello

Assignment

-Write 2 emails to 2 different teachers 
    -Grades
    -Attendance
    -Thank you
    -Have a good day
-Use the correct format
    -Proper email subject
    -Dear Mr/Ms. __________,
    -Name and Period
    -Closing
-CHECK SPELLING/CAPITALIZATION/GRAMMAR!!!!!

USE SCHOOL EMAIL!

Copy/Paste the email text and send to the actual teacher(s):
Teacher email = first_last@ddsd40.org
    -Type in their last name and it should pop up

To Do List:

-Send final draft of an email to 2 teachers



Sample Email:

Subject: 5th Period Digital Literacy (Not in actual email)

Mr. Costello,
I just wanted to let you know that I turned in my Great Discovery late, sorry about that! It won't happen again. 
When you get a chance can you please update my grade? 

Thanks!

Joe Student
123456

Sample Email #2:

Subject: 5th Period Digital Literacy (Not in actual email)

Mr. East,
    I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your class, you make Math a lot more interesting than my previous teachers. Have a great day!

Thanks!

Joe Student
123456

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