Advisory

Thursday Academy
Wednesday & Thursday, 9:55-10:30

Look here for a weekly rundown of Advisory activities for each Wednesday/Thursday. I'm here to help you make the most of your day at EHS, whether it's helping with scheduling, attendance and other obstacles, or if you're just having a bad day.


Thursday Academy







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Weeks 16-19: Study Hall/Clubs

posted Nov 28, 2016, 10:46 AM by christopher_vandyke@engschools.net   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 12:09 PM ]

http://naviance.englewood.education
As we wind down the first semester of 2016-2017 Advisory becomes repetitive. 

Please look over grades (and attendance) Wednesday morning and let me know what you plan to do Thursday afternoon using the "Thursday Academy" QR code or link (above). 

Use Thursday morning and afternoon to get caught up in all your work and/or Naviance (ICAP) and to study for Finals.


Weeks 14 & 15: November 9 & 10 + 16 & 17

posted Nov 5, 2016, 6:53 AM by Christopher Van Dyke   [ updated Nov 13, 2016, 9:14 AM ]

We have just over a month left befgore

Wednesday, November 9 & 16
Please fill out the "Thursday Academy" intent form using the QR code above. I will visit with each student with a "D" or an "F" to help make a plan to get caught up in classes. You can visit a teacher even if you don't have a "D" or "F".


Thursday, November 10 & 17 (am)

Go to "My Planner" then "Tasks Assigned to Me" to complete both Goals!

(Plus the College and Career activities if not done)


Lesson


1. Define the acronym SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) goal. Write the words on the board.


2. Show this video before the students write their own SMART goal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SvuFIQjK8


3. Write one goal together using the following template. (You can project this so kids can see AND/OR print/share electronically). This goal should be a class personal goal for the advocacy class. Possible goals might be that every student graduates, every student speaks to someone they don’t know for at least 5 minutes, every student puts away cell phones in classes for a whole week, etc.


4. Students will then independently repeat this process for both a PERSONAL and ACADEMIC GOAL. If you do this on paper, you will want to collect the paper to avoid them being lost.


5. Next, have students log into Naviance. This might take the longest with 9th grade students, but the password is their universal login. They can access the link from the high school webpage under For Students And Parents and then Online Resources.


6. Have students go to My Planner then Tasks Assigned to Me.


7. Students will select the SMART Goal option and fill in their goal.


8. Students will fill in goals and teachers will verify the task is completed.



Thursday Afternoon
Once again, students have the choice of going to a club meeting, orvisiting one or two teachers to get caught up on work, or of staying in Advisory to use that time as a study hall (and maybe have no homework on the weekend).

Week 13: November 2 & 3

posted Oct 29, 2016, 9:41 AM by Christopher Van Dyke   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 9:41 AM ]

We're 2/3 done with Semester 1 with an early-release Friday to end the week.

Wednesday, November 2
Please fill out the "Thursday Academy" intent form using the QR code above. I will visit with each student with a "D" or an "F" to help make a plan to get caught up in classes. You can visit a teacher even if you don't have a "D" or "F".


Thursday, November 3 (am) (and the next two Thursday mornings)


Lesson


1. Define the acronym SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) goal. Write the words on the board.


2. Show this video before the students write their own SMART goal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SvuFIQjK8


3. Write one goal together using the following template. (You can project this so kids can see AND/OR print/share electronically). This goal should be a class personal goal for the advocacy class. Possible goals might be that every student graduates, every student speaks to someone they don’t know for at least 5 minutes, every student puts away cell phones in classes for a whole week, etc.


4. Students will then independently repeat this process for both a PERSONAL and ACADEMIC GOAL. If you do this on paper, you will want to collect the paper to avoid them being lost.


5. Next, have students log into Naviance. This might take the longest with 9th grade students, but the password is their universal login. They can access the link from the high school webpage under For Students And Parents and then Online Resources.


6. Have students go to My Planner then Tasks Assigned to Me.


7. Students will select the SMART Goal option and fill in their goal.


8. Students will fill in goals and teachers will verify the task is completed.



Thursday Afternoon
Once again, students have the choice of going to a club meeting, orvisiting one or two teachers to get caught up on work, or of staying in Advisory to use that time as a study hall (and maybe have no homework on the weekend).

Week 12: October 26 & 27

posted Oct 23, 2016, 9:01 PM by Christopher Van Dyke   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 8:22 AM by christopher_vandyke@engschools.net ]

With November fast approaching it's time to get serious about grades if you're down in one or more classes!

Wednesday, October 26
I will visit with each student with a "D" or an "F" to help make a plan to get caught up in classes.

Food Service would like students to complete the following survey

QR Code

Thursday, October 27 (am)

Lesson


1. Have students log into Naviance. This might take the longest with 9th grade/new students, but the password is their universal login. They can access the link from the high school webpage under For Students And Parents and then Online Resources.




2. Have students go to My Planner then Tasks Assigned to Me.


3. Students will select the College Search or Colleges I’M Thinking About option and begin the search. Three schools must be added to their saved list to complete the task.


4. Students will save schools to a list and teachers will verify the task is completed.



Thursday Afternoon
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Week 10 & 11 (October 12 & 13 + Conferences)

posted Oct 16, 2016, 4:54 PM by Christopher Van Dyke

Week 11 will have no Advisory. Instead, students will go periods 1-7 even on Wednesday and Thursday.

Week 10 was the last chance to check grades and get caught up on classes in Advisory before conferences on Wednesday and Thursday of week 11.

Week 9 (October 5 & 6)

posted Oct 1, 2016, 5:54 AM by Christopher Van Dyke

We continue our focus on all students earning a "C-" or better in all classes. Take Wednesday to look up grades (and attendance) so that if you have a "D" or an "F" you have something to work on Thursday afternoon! Students in good standing will have the option, again, of hanging out in the "Commons" or the "Field House".

Wednesday, October 5
I will visit with each student with a "D" or an "F" to help make a plan to get caught up in classes.

Thursday, October 6 (am)

Lesson Title: My Perfect College


Theme Covered: College Planning


Goal: Students will develop an understanding of what type of school will be serve their needs.


Opening

Have students watch the following short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH69P-6nlWg



Lesson

1.View the following slide show that helps explain what type of differences appear between colleges. There are video links to show as well.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-to-find-your-college-fit/college-search-step-by-step


2. Hand out the Design A Perfect College Question Cards. Students should take a few minutes and fill out answers on the back of the cards.


3. After students have filled out their answers, they will participate in a “This or That” line up. Students will choose a side of the room based on the following questions. As you go through the biggest factors in college choices, allow students to participate in a sharing time where each student talks to a new partner about one of their their answers.  Have students switch partners 4 times and answer after the questions. Ask students to share a piece of information not related to the question that just sorted them.


Big School or Small School?

(share one piece from your card with someone on your side of the room)

In State or Out of State?

(share one piece from your card with someone on your side of the room)

Challenging or Open to All

(share one piece from your card with someone on your side of the room)

Sports and Activities or Quiet Campus

(share one piece from your card with someone on your side of the room)


Closing


1. Share what made you decide to attend the college you did. Was it the tour? The location? The cost?


OR


2. Have students complete an exit ticket that lists the top 5 things that will influence their college decision.








Thursday, October 6 (afternoon)
Students in good standing ("C-" or better in all classes) should check in before heading to the Field House or to the Commons. All other students must stay to work on catching up in their low classes.

Week 7: September 21 & 22

posted Sep 21, 2016, 5:27 AM by christopher_vandyke@engschools.net   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 8:58 AM by Christopher Van Dyke ]

We have a busy couple of days this week. On Wednesday you need to sign up for the College Fair (QR code below), check your grades, and vote for homecoming royalty (optional, QR code below).

Thursday please have your draft schedule of classes ready for me to view. In the afternoon we'll meet and go over to the homecoming assembly!



COLLEGE FAIR REGISTRATION                                                                                                 Royalty Ballot




Go the website
http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ and click "Students Register Now".

  • Our college Fair is Monday, September 26th. You will need to search by this date and our school name to find the correct fair to register for.


Take a screenshot of the bar code and save the barcode into photos or put it into Notability. You could also email and print the codes.


Take a look at these list of points to talk about with college representatives. I'll e-mail this to you and you can pull it up as needed.



Week 6: September 14 & 15

posted Sep 10, 2016, 6:24 AM by christopher_vandyke@engschools.net   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 5:42 AM ]

This week gets us to 1/3 through the semester and ends with our first early-release Friday. On Wednesday be prepared to share one career you are considering with the group.

With 1/2 of EHS students earning a "D" or lower in at least one class (and 1/4 with an "F" in at least one class) our principal has decided to reward only students with "C" or higher in all classes. 

Until grades come up, students with a "D" or lower in at least one course must pick up work from teachers (during class or during "office hours" from 3:25-3:50) and use Thursday afternoon in Advisory to get caught up from 2:05-3:25.

So please be at "C-" or better in all of your classes. If so, like the following students*, you'll have the choice of...
  • Fieldhouse (intramural sports)
  • Community Service (tutoring other students)
  • Student-led Group (commons)
*Rusa, Steven, Triston, Bria, Terrell, Kayli and Jacob

Wednesday September 14

GRADE CHECK/PROGRESS MONITORING


Look up your current grades (and attendance) in PowerSchool and use the QR code above to sign up for the class you plan to visit on Thursday afternoon if not at a "C-" or better in all of your classes make a plan to collect work to work on during Advisory on Thursday afternoon from 2:05-3:25!


Also, take a minute to nominate sophomore royalty for next week's homecoming!



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We also need to select a CLASS NAME FOR HOMECOMING AND FLAG REQUEST FOR CLASS OLYMPICS


Thursday September 15

INVESTIGATING CAREERS STATE REPORTABLE ICAP


* SUPPLIES ENCOURAGED


This will take multiple days to complete, so paper versions of any student work should be collected.  


Video (below)


9. Students then need to map out a plan of classes that they should take in high school to best prepare for this career (refer to the list below); for example, someone interested in going into marketing or event management should consider courses like journalism, business and/or culinary classes. While it doesn’t seem like a 100 percent fit, the basic skills and tasks will help build and prepare students and offer a chance to explore related areas of interest.


10. Here are our most popular elective courses in no particular order:

culinary classes

music production

business  

health sciences

cosmetology

world languages

journalism (print and broadcast)

STEM and robotics

teacher cadets



11. Distribute paper and markers and have students make a visual “map” or cluster of their of their elective classes. They can get as creative as possible. They should have a starting point of Freshman Year and an ending point of Senior Year.




Week 5: September 7 & 8

posted Sep 3, 2016, 2:53 PM by Christopher Van Dyke   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 3:41 PM ]

Clubs/Activities have been pushed to next Thursday. In Advisory on Wednesday and Thursday mornings we'll be doing the following.


Wednesday September 7


GRADE CHECK/PROGRESS MONITORING


Please look over your grades for all classes so far and, using the QR code/site above tell me where you plan to go on "Thursday Academy". 


If you have a "D" or lower you must a teacher and now simply stay for "study hall" in the STEM lab.


Thursday September 8

INVESTIGATING CAREERS (STATE REPORTABLE ICAP)



Last Thursday we looked at a video encouraging you to find your passion and not be one of the 80% of people who hate their job.


This week we'll actually get into Naviance and complete a section. Completing Naviance is a graduation requirement. We start today with...


4. Next, have students log into Naviance at http://naviance.englewood.education. This might take the longest with new students, but the password is their universal login. They can access the link from the high school webpage under For Students And Parents and then Online Resources.


5. Have students go to My Planner then Tasks Assigned to Me.


6. Students will select the Career Interest Inventory option. Students must complete the inventory AND add 1 career to their favorites list to complete the task.


7. Allow students time to complete the inventory and find possible matches then teachers should verify the task is complete.


8. View the following video on not limiting your career choice based on stereotypes. Feel free to have a discussion about why career choice should be based on things you love, not what others think you should do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXnM_RS_qM





Thursday afternoon come to Advisory so I can send you with a pass to your chosen class to work with a teacher (or stay and use the time as a Study Hall).

Week 4: August 29 - September 1

posted Aug 26, 2016, 8:43 PM by Christopher Van Dyke   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 8:23 AM ]

Clubs/Activities have been pushed to next Thursday. In Advisory on Wednesday and Thursday mornings we'll be doing the following.


Wednesday August 31

GRADE CHECK/PROGRESS MONITORING

September 1

INVESTIGATING CAREERS STATE REPORTABLE ICAP


*SUPPLIES ENCOURAGED


This will take multiple days to complete, so paper versions of any student work should be collected.  


Naviance Troubleshooting Support




Thursday afternoon come to Advisory so I can send you with a pass to your chosen class to work with a teacher (or stay and use the time as a Study Hall). At 2:50 you must be back with your signed passes so we can head to the field house for a sports and activity kickoff assembly.

Next week we'll start looking at academic progress and attendance on Wednesdays with next Thursday devoted to considering possible careers.

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