Junior High Self-Management

Oh, the responsibility! ~ Mrs. Reimers ~ Fall 2018

Expectations. . .

7th Grade and 8th Grade:

If you feel like your teachers and coaches are expecting a lot out of you, you're right! They are! Luckily, 8th graders have had some practice staying organized and moving from room to room with brief locker stops in between all day long. Seventh grade, I think you've now realized by this point that it is best to come to school prepared everyday. Be self disciplined with your time outside of school to make sure you have completed everything for the next day. If you feel you are struggling to keep everything in order, communicate this frustration to your parents, teachers, or me! We all want to see you succeed!

REMIND! (For reminders about deadlines and opportunities!)

Class of 2020:
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Class of 2019:

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Attendance is essential to school success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences — excused and unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Low-income students, who most depend on school for opportunities to learn, are especially harmed when they miss too much instruction. www.attendanceworks.org
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Nebraska Career Connections

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Within Nebraska Career Connections there are interest inventories and buckets of information about being informed about the different career clusters you could find yourself working within someday. I am working on setting up a time for all students to take these inventories, however, if you would like to set up an account before I get a chance to work directly with you, please step into my office for account set up information!

8th Grade College Visit at WSC

For the past two years, I have taken the eighth grade class on a Wayne State College (WSC) campus visit. The purpose of this field trip is for the students to learn about what they can do in the next four years of their high school career to be ready for college. Students also learn a bit about the WSC campus, get to view a dorm room, eat at the college cafeteria, and participate in a couple pre-planned activities put on by WSC admissions. For some students this trip can be an eye opening experience and can give encouragement that college certainly can be an option for them!

8th Grade Career Inventory at NECC - March 1

New this Spring, 8th grade students will be going to NECC to experience NECC's Career Exploration Workshop. Prior to attending, 8th grade students will complete three assessments which reveal what interests and skills the students have. The workshop will take place on March 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

As your school counselor. . .

A big part of my job in the high school is helping you navigate your way to give you the best possible game plan for after high school. However, I am also here for any academic struggles and social/emotional struggles. Please keep in my mind that I honor confidentiality in that anything you tell me stays private unless it is ok with you that I discuss the matter with someone else or if someone is hurting you, you want to hurt someone, or if you want to hurt yourself. My job is to help keep everyone safe and help them be the best they can be.