April 18, 2021
College and Career Week April 19-23, 2021
This week we will be celebrating College and Career Week. Students will participate in lessons and activities that help motivate and excite students about their future. We will have spirit week to help us celebrate.
Monday, April 19th - Today’s theme is “Your Future Starts Here.” Wear Wrightsboro colors.
Tuesday, April 20th - Today’s theme is “Your Future is Bright.” Wear neon and/or bright colors.
Wednesday, April 21st - Today’s theme is “Dress for Success.” Wear a nice outfit that you would wear to an interview.
Thursday, April 22nd - Today’s theme is “College Day.” Wear college or technical school shirts and colors.
Friday, April 23rd - Today’s theme is “Career Day.” Dress for what you want to be when you grow up!
Spotlight on Second Grade!
Second-grade has been busy exploring poetry and letter writing the past few weeks. After a successful study of nonfiction texts, students are now learning how poets have fun with words. Through letters, they are practicing how to express opinions and feelings in their writing. Second-graders love math and are making “arrays” and repeated additions as they prepare to solve multiplication problems in third grade. This past week, they began a unit on helping our planet in celebration of Earth Month in April. (Mrs. Williams leads her class in caring for a Wrightsboro garden box).
Counselors Corner with Mrs. Shelton and Ms. Hauss
Hope all of our families enjoyed their Spring Break and used some relaxation techniques to unwind from the daily hustle and bustle. As this school year winds down take some time and think back on some of the positives that have happened over the past year. We always tend to think about the negatives and that leads us to feeling overwhelmed and worn down. By thinking about some positives- no matter how small- you can rejuvenate your body and mind.
In guidance, students have been learning about careers to help students get an idea of what they may want to do when they are older. We have been looking at career clusters using a website called Virtual Job Shadow Jr. On this site students get a chance virtually to look at some behind the scenes of 100’s of jobs that are there and explore different career clusters. Students in grades 3-5 even got the opportunity to take a Career Cluster Assessment to find out what clusters best suited their personalities.
After we explored careers we looked at the different school choices for after high school. Students learned that not every job requires a 4 year degree from a University. You could go to a trade school, military school, community college or even go longer at a University to get your Masters and Doctorate Degree. Some jobs you could even go into straight out of high school if they wanted. Students took virtual tours of each type of school to compare and contrast them and to see what might best fit them in the future.
Students have enjoyed being able to see other careers that are out there and learning what they do. They will most likely change their mind but, at least they have had an opportunity to see some jobs that are out there and learn about some different school choices. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for each one of them.
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Ms. Hauss (3-5)
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Wrightsboro Elementary End of Grade Testing Dates
The dates for end of grade tests in grades 3-5 are listed below. Please make sure your child is present, on time, and gets a good night’s sleep before the tests.
May 18th - Grades 3, 4, and 5 Reading EOG
May 19th - Grades 3 and 4 Math EOG
May 20th - Grade 5 Science EOG
May 21st - Grade 5 Math EOG and Grade 3 RTA
Wrightsboro Elementary School
Location: 2716 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC, USA
Phone: (910) 815-6909
Our School's Why
The mission of Wrightsboro School is to establish and promote a caring, engaging, and supportive environment that enhances learning and leadership for all.
Today we learn. Tomorrow we lead.
We believe children want to learn and lead and will take responsibility to actively meet goals that will help them succeed in the future. We believe teachers inspire success, and encourage a love of learning by providing a supportive environment that fosters leadership through instruction to meet the unique needs of each child. We believe families that work together with our school contribute to successful learning for every child.