Advisory meets daily for 25 minutes before lunch. Advisory programs foster meaningful personalized relationships between students and adults, outside of graded classroom environment. Typically teachers meet with small groups of students for the purpose of advising them on academic, social, or future-planning issues. This is a time for students to discuss various current events and challenges they may be facing with a trusted school personnel.
Advisory has a theme each month, but the intent is that each grade will build on the last year. The students are finishing their September/October project and lessons on learning about themselves in the context of the school and greater community. 6th grade completed family trees to teach their peers about themselves, 7th grade created culture maps to show different customs and norms in their home community, and 8th grade has been creating different projects to give back to the whole school community.
October is bully prevention month and we have continued to encourage students to think of the phrase "upstander instead of bystander" when referencing bullying scenarios. Looking towards November students have transitioned to learning about healthy relationships, creating boundaries, and conflict resolution.
Week of 10/21/2019:
Students please fill out this school survey.