Report Cards are Coming
Making up Past Due Work
Full Remote Schedule
7th Grade Ancient History
7th Grade Science
7th Grade ELA
8th Grade ELA
The 8th grade English language arts students are studying the Holocaust and will be reading the Anne Frank Drama. For many, this is their first time learning about this major event in our history. In remembrance, the students decorated butterflies (a symbol of all those lost) to fill the hallway and remind everyone passing through of the many innocent people who were lost during the Holocaust.
Johnny was thrilled to have Mr. Brewer as his guest server!
Strengthening Families Program is Back!
It is no secret that the US economy isn't in the best position right now. Unemployment is up, and many people have had to turn to unemployment assistance to get through these tumultuous times. I start with the bad news in order to show that I understand talking about careers during a time like now might seem a bit hollow. However, there is a method for my madness.
Luckily, the PA Chamber Foundation (https://www.pachamber.org/about/foundation/) has already been ahead of the curve, and has provided a wealth of resources for parents to learn more about the in-demand jobs of today right here in PA. If you visit, https://www.starttheconversationhere.com/, you will find a treasure trove of resources and tools to help you and your child plan their future. There are even tools to help you, in case you are also looking for a career change. No matter what your reason, it is never a bad idea to plan out a brighter financial path, and for many of these careers, students can get trained for free if they choose to go the career and technical route at Cumberland-Perry Area Vo-Tech School.
In the upcoming months, the 8th graders will start their HS course selection process. They will be visited by their HS counselor, Mrs. Bonnie Ott, who will give a presentation on how to select classes. You will be receiving more information when the time gets closer, so stay tuned! I will also be working with 8th graders to finalize their 8th grade Career and Academic Plans, and will have a good idea of the students who show the most interest in careers offered at CPAVTS.
I have added a video from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics on the employment projections for the next decade. Due to the fact that this was released before the pandemic, the department also has released information on COVID impact, so if you really want to geek out on charts, stats, and research, check out their predictions on how the pandemic will impact job markets. https://www.bls.gov/emp/notices/2020/pandemic-effects-soon.htm