Happy New Year from the Counselors! We have had a very busy and exciting first semester. We are applying to become a RAMP counseling department. The Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) recognizes schools committed to delivering comprehensive, data-informed school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model framework.
Our commitment is to provide all students with information and help with social emotional needs, college and career readiness and academic support. We are doing this through small groups, individual meetings and classroom lessons. Our lessons thus far have focused on anti-bullying, growth mindset, how to be a successful student and high school requirements and pathways. This is the first time our students will be receiving such a comprehensive program throughout their time at Los Alisos. We now have three counselors and a Wellness Coordinator that provides us with the resources to do this. We are excited and determined to serve our students and help them become successful and engaged learners.
January Focus - Goal Setting
Goal setting refers to the process of setting specific, attainable targets for individuals or groups. It is a motivational technique which can help the employees to understand the business goals, and motivate them to rise to the challenges.
-Students will be encouraged to make realistic goals for the semester i.e grades, communication with others, and problem solving conflict.
Student Activities and Events
Back at it!
Congratulations are in order, for our Los Alisos Middle School Department is back in full swing! On Thursday, December 15, 2022, on stage at the iconic Excelsior Auditorium, our Lobo Guitar, Orchestra, and Band students gave their first legitimate concert (and a joint one at that!) since December of 2019. Guitar students played selections from The Nutcracker, while the Orchestra and Bands (Beginning and Advanced) performed holiday and non-holiday pieces. Over 90 students came together, dressed in their concert best and festive attire, to give this wonderful and warm concert! Of interest to note is the fact that Advanced Band performed Grades 1.5 and Grade 2 musical literature, whereas in April of 2022 students were performing at Grade 0.5. The 51 students of the Advanced Band come from three (3) different class periods, and only combined to rehearse together just two days before the concert. A magnificent job was done by all! Bravo!
AVID’s focused note-taking process has five phases. It is important to note that while applying learning is the last phase of the process, it is essential that it inform the first phase, as the note-taking format should be shaped by the note-taking purpose. When teaching the focused note-taking process, teachers determine how students will use their notes and set up the format appropriately. It is crucial for educators to model and invite students to engage in this thought process so that note-taking becomes a powerful and portable learning tool students can carry with them throughout their educational experience. Parents can work with her students to help them review these notes and use them to study and prepare for upcoming assessments