Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Kindness & Careers

 Ms. Todd, counselor at Lovely Lee, facilitated a social emotional lesson with first graders on focusing attention. The students had to focus their attention in order to know which dance to do.  

 Eisenhower's Kindness Crew collected, sorted, and boxed food to donate to help families of Grand Prairie ISD. Thank you to the teachers, students, and staff for giving so generously to help those in need. Congratulations to Mrs. Hassell’s class and Mrs. Perez’s class that brought over 220 items for the food drive.

Garner Fine Arts Academy’s School Counselor and Assistant Principal hosted a girl’s presentation with 5th grade girls called Genuinely Beautiful. We learned about inner beauty, how to be a good friend, creating a positive self-image and building self-respect. It was a wonderful experience and we left chanting, “Team Girl!”

School for the Highly Gifted peer-to-peer Career Fair. Upholding the philosophy that it is never too early to value education, and values, and to begin planning for your career, SHG 5th grade students conducted a Career Fair for their elementary peers. These students utilized the Career Cruising Program to explore and research careers of interest and showcased their findings. Our younger scholars gained a wealth of knowledge and had the opportunity to learn about many interesting careers.  

The counselors, Mrs. Burton-Johnson and Mrs. Soliz, and Higher Education Advisor Ms. Martin, provided Career Cruising lessons to 8th grade students at the Digital Arts & Technology Academy. The students were able to explore various careers, colleges, and information on endorsements for high school. 

 Florence Hill Counselor Megan Hay and the Kindness Crew put together “thankful leaves” with York peppermints to show our appreciation for our staff’s com’MINT’ment to our students.

Counselors at De Zavala, Nedin Glover and Evetta McGriff, conducted lessons on career cruising and discussed peer-to-peer career fair with 4th and 5th grade students. Students researched their future careers and presented to 2nd and 3rd grade. Some students incorporated technology and created presentations on their iPads. Way to go, Lions! Students at De Zavala are college bound.