February: Academic Development/Preparing for Next Year

February 4
MYDOS Surveys:  These are the surveys that students in Maine take every other year.  It asks them general questions about health and healthy behaviors.  Letters have been sent home to parents with information about the survey.
This advisory may be extended a bit into block D so that students have time to complete the survey.

February 11
Freshman Valentines Day party in the cafeteria
Please do not come down to the cafeteria until  12:35 so that we have time to clean up from lunch and set up all of the goodies.

If any student or advisor would like to make something for the party that would be great!  No need to sign up, just show up with something yummy to share.

February 18
 No School

February 25
Presentation in the auditorium for freshmen and sophomores
On Wednesday, February 25th, during advisory and approximately 15-20 minutes of D block, nationally bestselling author, Jay Asher, will speaking to ALL 9th and 10th grade advisories on the theme that “Everyone Matters.” Junior and senior advisors that have advisees interested  in being a part of the audience should be in touch with Davonne as soon as possible. Space is limited, and we have to pay attention to scheduled class requirements. Jay Asher’s bestselling book, Thirteen Reasons Why, is the reason for his 50 state anti-bullying tour. He is visiting one school in every state to discuss the topic. We are extremely happy that he has chosen our school to be a part of this really important discussion.

Asher...has seen firsthand that educators are using Thirteen Reasons Why as a teaching tool. “Novels are a safe way to talk about things,” he said, “and to let teens know that we do affect each other for good or for bad, and everyone has different issues they’re dealing with and different thresholds they can handle. It’s important to make teens realize the influence they have over others.”

(Please note: This presentation is positively focused; however, it does deal with a topic that may be sensitive for some students.)

Grades/studying Resources:

Share this information from article: (from Degree of procrastination linked with lower grades..The Michigan Daily 1/17/12)

Take Control of Homework So It Doesn't Control You

Choosing classes:

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