Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS
2017-18 3rd Quarter - Edition 4
Welcome to the 2nd Half of the School Year!
Click on the title box above to read more about how the mind of a middle schooler works.
Do You Know Your Child's Learning Style?
January is College and Career Month!
Click the Title above to read more about 'Six Edge-ucational' Success Tips provided by California Career Café to help learn strategies for success for College and Beyond.
Student of the Month Focus
Our Student of the Month awards focus on three qualities - Academic Excellence, Outstanding Effort, and a Leadership focus in the area of our monthly PRIDE theme. Teachers and staff will be looking for students who portray excellence in one of these areas. Students of the Month will be recognised during PRIDE time. The 3rd Quarter Leadership expectations are as follows:
Pride Expectation: Positive
Positive is defined as a good, or useful quality or feature; to show acceptance or approval. For example, being positive means to believe in the good qualities of someone or something or to be hopeful or optimistic.
Theme: The focus this month is Starting the Year Positively. It's a new semester and a new year. Start with a clean slate and set positive goals for yourself. Identify a short-term goal that will help you start the year positively!
Pride Expectation: Respectful
Respectful means to show high regard or courtesy.
Theme: This month's focus is Building a Caring Community. A student may help build a caring community in our school as well as our local community by actively supporting and participating in activities within the school and local community. Students may show their involvement in their school community by participating in programs such as the Peer Tutoring Program or Pride Stars Program.
Pride Expectation: Integrity
Integrity means total honesty and sincerity; to adhere to a moral and ethical code.
Theme: This month's focus is about Having Integrity Online. Having integrity online includes both academic and social integrity. Students should continue to evaluate their digital footprint and online presence as first begun following the February I Can Help Assembly.
Integrity in the Classroom
Does your family have a Code of Ethics? Do you have a role model you look up to? What character traits do you admire? Click this Title to read more about Integrity and how you can stand up for your beliefs.
Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills
College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.
"Tesoro Family" Schools Offering Multiple Parent Educational Evenings
Mark your calendars for the following parent informational evening events sponsored by our Tesoro Family Schools Parent Teacher Student Associations. All events are open to our Tesoro Family School parents.
Tuesday, February 6 - Increase Academic Success & Decrease Student Stress –Las Flores Middle School MPR
Thursday, February 8 – Increase Academic Success & Decrease Student Stress – Ladera Ranch Middle School MPR
Tuesday, February 27 - 6:30 pm Preventing Underage Drug Use
Tuesday, April 10th – TBA – Las Flores Middle School MPR
Tuesday, May 8th – TBA –Las Flores Middle School MPR
Additional dates may be added. More information on future events will be posted on the Las Flores Middle School website as it becomes available.
Mrs. Deborah Miller - Academic Advisor A-P, IPE Coordinator
Counseling Center - L101
College and Career Center, Groups, Games Room, Guidance Workshops, Bear Den, Antonio's Store
Guidance Dept Waiting Area
Check out the bulletin board with useful tips and information while you wait to see your advisor or counselor.
College Pennant Pinwheel
A small display of the variety of colleges available to students.