Welcome parents/guardians to my 8th grade tech and careers class blog! I will update my blog on Sunday nights to give you a preview of our class lessons for the coming week. If you ever have any questions about our work, your student's grade or other information, please feel free to call me between 1:20-2:10 or 3:10-3:30 at our school number: 234-7123. You may also send me an email and I will respond within that same day: resa.hersel@harrison.kyschools.us I am also the STLP (student tech club) sponsor. Our first meeting will be this Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3:20-4:30. Students will need a ride if they attend. Rides should be here by 4:30. I am giving out a schedule with meeting dates for the year but I am also posting it here: Oct 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21, April 18. We will do a variety of tech activities at the meetings. No previous experience is required to join.

Week of Oct. 23: We are working in our careers unit. Students have 3 assignments this week. To update their ILPs (Individual Learning Plan). This is an online website provided to students in KY to help them organize their thoughts and goals for a future career. To type a 5 paragraph essay on their career choice following my requirements. And to watch my slideshow on careers terms and answer my questions on the definitions. Later in the week students will begin to learn about the purpose for a cover letter and a resume.