Groups and Counseling updates

This week I’m finishing up my lessons on Careers and next week I will start my final round of groups for the year. It looks like I have a couple of divorce groups, a friendship group, and a change/loss group.  My schedule is booking up so I don’t have many slots open for classroom lessons next month.

April’s Legacy trait is “You’re a Leader”. This is the last trait of the year and the luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 29th. I have invited some leaders from the community and the school district to join us for this celebration of student leaders.

Also in April I will be going with the 5th graders on their field trip to CU-Boulder. We will be given a tour of the campus and then have a question and answer session with a few students who currently attend CU-Boulder. Right before we head back to Legacy we will have lunch (pizza) outside at the Memorial Center (weather permitting).

This week in the Counseling office…

This week I am starting my lessons on Careers. Since we don’t have a Legacy Trait of the month or a Luncheon (due to all the testing), I am talking to the students about Careers. For the 3rd through 5th graders I will have them fill out interest inventories to see what Career cluster they fall under and what jobs are associated with those career clusters. Fifth graders will be setting up their accounts on http://www.colllegeincolorado.org and doing their interest inventory on the website. They will continue using the College in Colorado website when they start middle school and for their ICAPS (Individual Career and Academic Plans).

I also finished up my second round of groups last week so I am preparing to start my 3rd and final round the week of March 30th. So far I only have two groups but I expected that due to the rigorous testing schedule.

Finally, Friday the school store will be open again after a long hiatus. Last month it was only open once because I did not have anyone to work it on Feb. 26th and my schedule also did not allow for it. This Friday I will be working it and I have an awesome coworker who is covering my duties during that time.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Academic Assemblies

Last Wednesday we had our first ever (at least since I’ve worked at Legacy) Academic Assemblies. One for 1st and 2nd (Kinder opted out) and another for 3rd-5th. We can no longer fit our entire school in the gym because we have so many students!

Five students were picked from each class for Reading (Reading Wizard), Writing (Word Master), Math (Math King/Queen), growth (Legacy Lion) and citizenship (Super Citizen). Fourth grade added one for History (Historian) as well. For the most part it was a success but, as expected, we did receive some negative feedback.

It was put on by the MTSS (Multi-tiered Systems of Support) committee to try and get more parent involvement in our school. We actually had a great turn out with the parents so that was wonderful to see!  We may do another one at the end of this school year but that has not been decided yet. Next year we are hoping to do one per tri-mester.