Our 7th-grade students had the privilege to attend Bridgerland Technology College's Career Day. This is a highlight for our students and a great way for them to find out more about technical careers. Bridgerland Technology College were great hosts and we thank them for this wonderful opportunity. Some highlights of the event follow.
Hurrah for Career Week! The students had a great time this week celebrating Career Week which is held biennially. Our students had fun dress-up days from wearing crazy socks for their "Crazy Fun Career", dressing up in their future career, best dress day for our Career Fair and school to career day - dressing in their favorite college or university gear or colors.
We have wonderful people in our community that took time out of their day to come and spend time with our students. We had over forty presenters come to talk to our students about their careers. Students had the opportunity to attend three different presentations. The students learned that preparing for a career doesn't end at graduation from high school; plus there are many different places they can get further training and education on what they would like to do.
Below is a slideshow highlighting some of our events.
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We are excited to start another school year, but a new school year can be an adjustment for both parents and students alike. Here are a few ideas that may help you stay organized and get you ready for the school year.
Our 7th grade students had a great day at Bridgerland Applied Technology College Career Day. BATC goes all out to show our students' different possibilities for their future. Our students had a great time and learned a lot!
College Week was great fun and students learned more about going to college. The winners of our March Madness Advisory Challenge was Mrs. Curtis' advisory with second and third place going to Mrs. Bywater and Mrs. Warburton. Today the winners celebrated with donuts and the second and third place advisories enjoyed donut-holes.
A big thanks goes to the colleges and military that came on Friday to offer our students additional information.
It's time for March Madness in the form of College Week here at Harris Intermediate. Next week each of our advisory classes will get an "acceptance letter" saying they have been accepted into a college. These colleges will compete against each other through the March Madness brackets. The winning team will get Pie Dump donuts as a prize (YUM).
The students will learn more about their college as well as what going to college is all about. Each day our students will learn about college vocabulary, what is considered college, how to apply for college, how to get financial aid, and the benefits of going to college.
Students will learn that college can consist of one, two, four or more years of post secondary education to get them on their career path. We will have representatives come from several of the local colleges as well as the military to answer any questions our students may have.
We will have dress up days and fun activities during lunch that students can participate in to help them learn more.
So get excited, hold on to your hats (and college gear) and lets have a great time!
Monday, March 6 "We're Gearing up for College" Day
Our 6th grade students, who have parent permission, will be taking the SHARP survey today. The SHARP Survey gathers information needed to plan important prevention and intervention programs to combat problems such as alcohol and other drug use and violence in schools and communities. The focus of the SHARP questionnaires is on health risk behaviors that can impede positive development and/or result in injury among our youth. The survey will also determine risk and protective factors which are attitudes, behaviors and opinions that research has shown to be highly predictive of health risk behaviors.