Maryville Guidance News
The leadership team at Maryville has made a video on the bus expectations. We are slowly working on editing it and then it will be made available for all classrooms to view and use.
**PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ON THE DAYS WE RETURN FROM A BREAK, TEACHERS ARE TO RESERVE 30 MINUTES IN THEIR DAY TO RETEACH EXPECTATIONS. This has not always been monitored, but it is an expectation.**
ART AND HUMANITIES THURSDAYS
Thursday, January 26, 2017: Teddy Abrams from the Louisville Orchestra (He is AMAZING.)
Thursday, February 23, 2017: HIllview LIbrary (tentative)
Thursday, March 30, 2017: River City Drum: Core: Spirit of the Drum
Thursday, April 27, 2017: Career Fair
What is going on in counseling?
We have seven students participating in book club. Currently, our book club is reading "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper. The book is about an 11 year old girl with cerebal palsy and a photographic memory. Because of her inability to speak or control her body people assume she is not intelligent and is placed in a classroom for those who are mental challenged. Then, she is provided a computer that speaks for her. Melody and the world around her suddenly discover she does have a voice and now she needs to learn how to use it. I read it in a single day. It is a GREAT book and one I would recommend reading out loud to your class.
There are also 25 4th and 5th grade students involved in Goal Setters. These students were selected because they have scored across the board on assessments. We looked at the last four assessments these students have taken at Maryville and previous schools. Students who scored a combination of Novice to Distinguished where selected for the group. They meet with me once a week to look at their performance and make reflections on why their performance has fluctuated. They have also set personal and academic goals that we track together. I am very anxious to see how these students do on upcoming assessments and winter MAP.
To view the slideshow that introduced them to the program, you can click on the link below:
Future plans/activities for guidance include:
- ACCESS testing for EL students (January-February)
- Preparing for College and Career Readiness Week (typically the last week of February or first week of March)
- Career Fair in April
- Incorporating mindfulness and yoga with students who need help being present and calming down
- K-Prep, Admin Code and Special Population Training