Juniors: Welcome 2017!

We’ll begin and end our first week back to school with some reflection about 2016 and goal setting for 2017. First, we’ll read a news article about successful business men and women who see significance in sharing their resolutions, then we’ll write our own. We’ll end the week by discussing the most significant events of 2016, and students will choose the event that they think is MOST significant, providing specific reasons to support their claim.

In addition to this personal reflection, we’ll also do some future planning, specifically considering the ACT that all Olmsted Falls juniors will take in the spring during the school day. On Wednesday, the career and college guidance counselor will be leading a lesson, and on Thursday, students will research ACT scores (for acceptance and non-remediation) at colleges or universities of their choice. They will also consider what ACT scores can replace AIR test scores if students have not earned enough points through that option. Students will see and practice a sample English portion from the ACT, discussing what they notice and how prepared they currently feel.

Parents, how can you help?

  • If you use my daily lesson plans, I started a new document for the second semester. Just as a reminder, parents, students and tutors can find the daily agenda, hyperlinks to all handouts and slideshows, and homework expectations on this document.
  • Ask your child about his or her resolution. How can you support them on their quest for self-improvement in 2017?