Mustang Memo

Maple Grove Middle School: Week of October 16-October 20

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Weekly Events & Upcoming Dates
  • Creating a Culture of Collectedness Through Middle School Advisory Programs
  • Movie Trivia

UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, October 20 - Team Leaders Meeting, 2:50-4:00 in the Main Office Conference Room
  • Wednesday, October 21 - District Professional Development 2:50-3:50 in the Media Center
  • October 26 - Licensed Staff Workshop
  • November 5-7 - MGMS presents "High School Musical" 7:30 PM

Creating A Culture of Collectedness Through Middle School Advisory Programs

This article from ALME defines the qualities of advisory programs and advisors that foster connectedness based on research at three diverse middle schools with successful advisory programs that can serve as models for other schools.



Characteristics of Effective Advisory Programs:


  • Strong advisory programs address issues of community
  • Strong advisories promote open communication
  • Strong advisors know and care about their advisees
  • Strong advisors closely supervise their advisees' academic progress
  • Strong advisors are problem solvers and advice givers
  • Students and advisors perceive that advisory directly improves academic performance
  • Students and advisors perceive that advisory functions as a community of learners

Trivia Time

What was the name of Elizabeth Shue's character in The Hunger Games?


Know the answer? Email your response to looby-morriss@district279.org and you could win a prize!


Last week's answer: What was the name of the first James Bond movie? Dr. No is the correct answer.