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7TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT VISITATION ACADEMY. COUNSELING DEPARTMENT Mrs. Kate Reddy Grades 7-9 Department Chair Ms. Peggy FitzGibbon Grades 10-12, last names.

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1 7TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT VISITATION ACADEMY

2 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT Mrs. Kate Reddy Grades 7-9 Department Chair Ms. Peggy FitzGibbon Grades 10-12, last names A-K Mrs. Adele Hayes Grades 10-12, last names M-Z Mrs. Alice O’Donnell Administrative Assistant Website

3 7 TH GRADE PROGRAM Individual meetings Scheduled by Mrs. Reddy Drop in as needed Owning Up Curriculum 2 nd & 3 rd Quarters CTP Online (ERB) standardized testing Week of Oct Oct. 16 – Test Day Nominations for Duke TIP

4 ACADEMICS

5 HOMEWORK On average, 2 hours per night (25 min per class) Will vary based on which classes drop Moodle Access from main website or vizonline 1 st place to check for homework assignments Assignment notebooks, whiteboards, sticky notes Server Best accessed from school

6 ACADEMIC GOALS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL Become resourceful Look for information before asking Advocate for themselves Let others know what they need Approach adults for help Build confidence & Be successful Set reasonable & attainable goals Be independent Ask for help when necessary

7 RESOURCES Teacher Moodle Page for each class Calendar Assignments Netclassroom Check grades (updated every 2 weeks) Marking column 2 for 1 st semester, Marking column 4 for 2 nd semester M = missing X = excused 0 = no points, cannot turn in Counselor

8 TABLETS Guidelines for use at home Where? When? How long? Consequences? Monitoring use Use in a visible place “No minimize” rule Software

9 SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT

10 Benefits of being involved Meeting people Organized/supervised activities Discovering interests Leadership opportunities Face-to-face communication Ways to get involved Announcements Club lists – Student life Club Fair – Sept. 11 during activity period

11 SOCIAL CHALLENGES

12 Fitting in/Belonging Cliques Mixers, parties, and boys Body image and sexuality Exposure to alcohol, smoking, drugs Electronic Communication and the Internet

13 DEALING WITH CHALLENGES Personal Responsibility Talk through situations, reserve judgment Be supportive Allow them to handle their own problems Help them learn from situations Communication Listen Family Values Clear Expectations Make sure she’s listening

14 DEALING WITH CHALLENGES Setting Limits Consistency Make the consequences known Be willing to be unpopular Focus on important issues Resilience Call for back-up

15 RESILIENCE Robert Evans “Raising Resilient Children” Nurture Need just enough Structure Guidelines and consistency Latitude Freedom to learn from mistakes and unfairness Childhood is PRACTICE in problem solving & relationships Resilience is built when they figure out how to handle disappointment and failure We should be preparing the child for the path, not the path for the child. Center for Research on Girls ISACS Conference: Grit: Why it is so important and how we elicit it.

16 DEALING WITH CHALLENGES Owning Up Cultures of Dignity Social Scene: Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s ok Relationships Peers, family, teachers Conflict resolution Media influences Countercultural

17 7 TH GRADE TOPICS COVERED Getting Started Guidelines, expectations, confidentiality Girl World Box Conflict Resolution (SEAL) Cliques and Roles in Girl World Friendship Is Not a Joke

18 8 TH AND 9 TH GRADE TOPICS 8 th Grade What’s Up with Guys Perpetual Beauty Pageant Know Your Image Understanding Media and Culture 9 th Grade Reputations and the Double Standard Sexual Harassment When to Date and When to Dump Saying Yes and Saying No When Relationships Go Bad Getting and Giving Support

19 WHERE DO THEY LEARN TO ACT THIS WAY? Each Other Role Models Society/Media/Culture

20 DEALING WITH CHALLENGES Be Aware Know their friends and friends’ parents Call other parents Notice changes Be Aware Music Movies TV shows Websites

21 7 TH GRADE FAVORITES TV Shows Big Bang Theory Dance Moms Friends Gossip Girl Pretty Little Liars Music Taylor Swift One Direction One Republic Katy Perry Capital Cities Ed Sheeran Justin Timberlake Jay-Z

22 7 TH GRADE FAVORITES Websites You Tube Netflix Wikis Social Media Instagram Facebook Skype Pinterest Snapchat Twitter Vine ask.fm

23 TABLETS & CELL PHONES Guidelines for use at home Where? When? How long? Consequences? Monitoring use Use in a visible place “No minimize” rule Software

24 Moodle demonstration Netclassroom demonstration Questions For those that would like to stay… THANK YOU FOR COMING!

25 CONTACT INFORMATION Kate Reddy Counseling website:


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