Thank you to all of the volunteers to help make this year's Reality U a success. Reality U provides an opportunity for students to see the correlation between their current school academic performance and their future success in the workforce.
We would also like to thank our speakers for their time and presentations.
Barber Middle School Non Traditional Career Essay Contest
WIN A KINDLE
To highlight as many non-traditional careers as possible this spring, we will be holding an essay contest. What is a non-traditional career? These are the jobs that have been traditionally filled by the opposite gender. All students are encouraged to participate! Two winners (one boy and one girl) will win a Kindle!.
Essays should include:
1. Background information about this particular non-traditional career path. (between 300 – 600 words) 2. What schools/colleges offer programs of study in this field? (between 200 – 500 words) 3. What scholarships are available in this area of study? (between 200 – 500 words) 4. Feedback from an interview with an individual working in this non-traditional job field. (between 300 – 600 words)
Essays should be clearly typed and double spaced. Proofread carefully! Submit essays to Mrs. Salzman’s office by April 11th. Winning essays will be published on the Barber Middle School Webpage, and excerpts may be read on the Morning Announcements. Two winners (one boy and one girl) will receive a Kindle. Please see Mrs. Salzman with any questions.
The Study Skills Group will meet on Thursday (March 13, 2014) at 8:00am instead of this Friday. The earliest you may drop your child off is 7:50am.
Each student was given a folder on Friday. Everything we do in the Study Skills Group is placed in the folder after each session (currently it should contain group rules, learning styles inventory and information/tips on learning styles). Moving forward, a session follow-up form to keep you informed of the student’s progress in the group will also be placed in the folder after each session. Therefore, it is imperative that you request to see your child’s folder after each session.
Also, remember to check your child’s agenda daily.
Remind your child to bring their folders, agendas, and binders to each session.
Please check the Counselor’s Blog for information on the Study Skills Group.