February: Planning for Next Year and Beyond

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
* Note:  Any Juniors interested in seeing a presentation by HCTC should go to the auditorium.

Today's Activity:
Everyone else:
  (You may need to carry some of these activities in to the 8 minute advisories this week

Letters of Recommendation and job References View Download

1. Print off and make enough copies of pages 2 and 3 (double sided)for your advisees. Page 1 is for you to use as needed.

2. Here is another great form for kids to fill out and give to teachers when asking for a recommendation View Download

How To Get a Good Letter of Recommendation (share and discuss)
  View Download
Sample Letter    
View Download

References (for a job)  View Download
Ask students to start a list of references

Funny letter of recommendation (job) to share (optional)
What are your plans after high school?  (optional)

February 18  (no school)

February 25
Choice Day

Additional Resources:

Funny college essay "bloopers" from Bates and Vassar.

Ten Tips for Juniors  from a Senior

From The Common Application:  “Extracurricular Activities & Work Experience.” (article from NYT)  View Download

Paying for college
    The Cost of Education
    College Loan Calculator
    What Does a Loan Cost?
    Types of Financial Aid

Choosing courses:

High School courses/ career connection information     View Download

Are you ready for your Senior year?     View Download

Choosing classes for college success

Choosing Classes For Next Year (Print) 
Renee Laber,
Apr 5, 2012, 4:57 PM
Renee Laber,
Apr 5, 2012, 4:57 PM
Renee Laber,
Apr 5, 2012, 4:57 PM