Maryville Guidance

February 2016

February Guidance

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February Guidance

There will actually be two opportunities to sign up for February Guidance. One will cover Habit 5 of the Seven Habits and another will prep for College and Career Readiness Week.

Guidance on Habit 5 will take place the week of February 16-19, 2016.

HABIT FIVE: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood.

Listen Before You Talk.

I listen to other people's ides and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Guidance on College and Career Readiness will take place February 22 and 23rd, as well as February 29, 2016.

Please check your email for information on when to sign up for you class lesson.

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Currently, Maryville students have earned 29 referrals for the 2015-2016 school year. We are still experiencing a major decline from previous years. Looking at the previous years from August-February 1st, students had earned:

2014-2015: 52

2013-2014: 46

2012-2013: 47

2011-2012: 76

The location experiencing the greatest decline is on the bus. Five years ago, a total of 52 referrals were earned on the bus ( accounting for 49% of all referrals). This year, students have earned 12 referrals on the bus (or 41% of all referrals)

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During our monthly ABRI meetings we are continuing to look at the behavior and academic data to assure that we are meeting the needs of our students. The Student Leadership Team is also reviewing the data once a month to determine areas of strength and weakness.

We currently have 4 students who have earned more than 1 referral. One student is already in EBD services at MES. Another is in the referral process. The other two students are working hard to improve their behavior and at this time are not receiving any additional support. neither has earned a referral in several weeks (or months).

During our January meeting, the ABRI team met to review the fidelity of our program and how well we are implementing PBIS at Maryville. Once these results are finalized, they will be shared with all staff.

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Kentucky School Counselor Conference

The Kentucky School Counseling Conference will be held February 24-26, 2016 in Lexington, KY. I will be attending all three days of the conference, so I will not be in school. I can be reached by email at that time, or by texting me at 610.420.3243.

There are lots of great sessions this year, including the Leader in Me, bus and cafeteria behavior, and IMPACT counseling. Hopefully, after three days at the conference, I will have a lot of great ideas and resources to share with every one.

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Upcoming BIG Events

We have several BIG events coming up.

College and Career Readiness Week will take place February 29-March 4, 2016. More information will be coming out about this event, but it will include speakers, assignments and projects. It should be a lot of fun.

Career Day: Career Day will take place Thursday, April 28th. If you have any ideas or suggestions for volunteers, please let me know or contact them yourselves. The event will take place 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. Volunteers get free breakfast, snacks and a good bag. It's a great time.

Fund for the Arts Kick Off

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 11:30am-2pm

700 Central Avenue

Louisville, KY

The Fund for the Arts Campaign Kick Off will take place Tuesday, February 2nd at Churchill Downs from 12:00-1:30 PM. It will be a great event and I will be presenting. Because of that I will probably not be able to answer my phone or respond to messages during the event. I will be at school before and following the event.

Towne Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 2pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

The Kindergarten team will lead the February Towne Hall at 2 PM. Check your emails to nominate students fro Patriot of the Month and Academic Excellence.

Fund for the Arts NeXt! Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 1-5pm

323 West Broadway

Louisville, KY

The February meeting of Fund for the Arts will take place on Thursday, February 18th from 1- 5 PM. I will have access to email and text messages unless they change the location to someplace with out Wifi. I will be at school prior to the meeting.

Also, go see Peter and the Starcatcher at Actors Theatre before Feb 21st. It is hilarious and one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. You will LOVE it.

PBIS District Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2-4pm

1040 Kentucky 44

Shepherdsville, KY

The District Meeting of all PBIS Coaches will take place Tuesday, February 23rd from 2-4 PM. I will return for the staff meeting at 4 PM.

Kentucky School Counseling Conference

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

1800 Newtown Pike

Lexington, KY

The Kentucky School Counseling Conference takes place for three days in Lexington, KY.

ABRI Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 3:45pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

The ABRI team will be meeting at 4 PM on Wednesday, February 24th in the library. I will not be in attendance, but anyone is welcome to join. We will be reviewing MAP and current behavior data.


Thursday, Feb. 25th, 3:45-4:30pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

Detention will be led by Mr. Manion, Ms. McFadden and Mr. Minnis. More information will be coming.

College and Career Readiness Week

Monday, Feb. 29th, 9am to Friday, March 4th, 3:45pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

More information will be coming but February 29 - March 4 will be College and Career Readiness Week at MES.