Presentation on theme: "NEW FAIRFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL 56 Gillotti Road New Fairfield, CT 06812"— Presentation transcript:
1 NEW FAIRFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL 56 Gillotti Road New Fairfield, CT 06812 The Power of Student Success PlansPresented by Amy Jacques, Megan Severino, and Lisa MooneySchool Counselors of NFMS
2 Agenda Student Success Plans (SSP) in the New Fairfield Schools Objectives for SSPsCore Components of SSPsHow New Fairfield uses NavianceMiddle schoolHigh School
3 OBJECTIVES OF SSPs at the Middle School Level Create SSP at the middle school level to help prepare students for our rigorous middle school programAct as a motivator for our middle students so they become active participants in their educationIntroduce and use goal-oriented languageMake middle school students aware of career possibilities based on their interests and provide opportunities to explore these careersBEYOND MIDDLE SCHOOL….Apply information gathered with Naviance, using SSP and other surveys, to make high school course choices that will start to pave the way towards their college, career or work goals.Utilize information gathered from 6th grade to 12th grade to assist with college decisions and the application process.
4 COMPONENTS OF SSPs Academic Development Career Development Acquiring skills, knowledge, attitudes to be aneffective learner for lifeCareer DevelopmentAcquiring skills needed to investigate world ofwork and achieve future career successPersonal/Social DevelopmentDeveloping an understanding of and respect for self and others.Understanding the necessary steps for decision making and goal attainmentAcquiring safety and survival skills
5 How do we collect the data? NAVIANCEElectronic-based data gathering is both efficient and appealing to the middle/high school student.We like to call it their electronic filing cabinet
6 What information do we gather? 6th Grade:Learning Style SurveyStudent Success PlanCareer Exploration presented in DISCOVER as a unit, using Naviance as a teaching tool.
7 What information do we gather? 7th Grade:Student Success PlanCareer KeyCareer Scavenger Hunt
8 What information do we gather? 8th Grade:Student Success PlanCareer KeyCluster FinderIN THE THINK TANK:8th Grade Career Paper
9 When do we gather data? ROTATIONS Presentations for all students beginning in September. Each team has three rotations over three days. During these days our teachers work on SMART goals. The counseling staff and administration run the following rotations:School wide Pre/Post tests (NWEA) AdministratorsReading, writing and mathPsychologistCreate A Safe Environment Social WorkerSSP/Naviance Counselors
10 When do we gather data? WINTER/SPRING Small groups reconvene Team leaders,TeachersCounselorsFour students at a timeDiscuss and revise goalsMake changes or additions to their SSPs
11 Where does all the data go after middle school? All of the information from 6th grade through 8th grade gets rolled over into their high school electronic filing cabinet.At the high school they will continue with the SSPs and keep reevaluating their goals. In addition, they complete a “Do What You Are” survey to help guide them through college/career possibilities.Of course all of this data is very helpful when it comes to college applications (also done on Naviance).Students have access to their SSPs & Naviance during their “Connections” time, an advisor-advisee program that meets 25 minutes every week.
12 SSPs are also great for…. Red flagging students, we wouldn’t otherwise know were struggling socially and emotionally.Academic counseling: pulling up their SSPs and reminding them of the goals they wrote is very helpful. Sometimes this is a good time to assist a student in changing/modifying the goals they originally setAddressing career/job/life question during an 8th to 9th grade transition PPTTeaching a parent how to use it as a tool to start a conversation with their child.Using it as a lead-in to any counseling session, whether you want to address academics, social issues, and/or emotional possibilities.