December 7, 2016 (Scholarship Screencast)

Scholarship Program Screencast (TBD)



December 1, 2016 (Semester Celebration)

Class Celebration!

Advisory students bring food and/or drinks to share (careful of student allergies)!

Share out highs and lows of the semester! Share out hopes for next semester! Share out what your plans are over the holiday break!

November 30, 2016 (Exploring Life After High School)

Honored Teacher Survey 

All Seniors need to please complete the survey link above.

(Exploring Life After High School)



  • As a class have all laptops put away
  • Project the table of hyperlinks below and let students pick what links for you (the advisor) to show to the class
  • As you read or watch the videos:
    • what kinds of ah-ha moments occurred for you?
    • what kinds of questions surfaced for you?
    • did you learn anything you didn't already know?
    • did you gain any new perspectives?
  • Have you read or seen anything lately related to life after graduation? If so share it with your advisory teacher so it can later be added to the list of topics below.

November 9th, 2016

ASSEMBLY FOLLOW UP LESSON

  • Project the following presentation (have sound available for video on slide #2)
  • After the video, circle up with students to discuss the following questions and any other thoughts/concerns/ideas as a result of the assemble
  • Extra Time? Direct students to the Graduate for Mas Log it to complete the 9 activities to receive the Attendance Badge = $$$ for LHS

Graduate for Más Challenge & Grade Checks

Graduate For Más Challenge

Round #1: October 3 - December 16th

Show the video below to kick start the Graduate for Mas Challenge!


Teachers:
1) Please review the information below with students.

2) Have students enroll and work on their 1st "Badge" (see below),
3) Call students up inidividually to review their grades (Grade Checks...Mrs. Hermann & Mrs. Wiederholt will deliver a spreadsheet of your advisory students' grades)

Teachers Review Information Below With Students:

Taco Bell Challenge: Make the Promise to graduate and use our games and tools to help you reach your graduation, college and career goals.

We even have some great prizes - 

$500 for every school that gets 30% of students to complete the Attendance Badge,

$1,000 for the regional winners, or 

$5,000 and a celebration event with a celebrity for the national winning school!



  1. Advisory students will follow this link, click on “Make the Promise” icon to fill out the promise to graduate and enroll in the program
  2. Students that “Make the Promise” will automatically be enrolled in the program and receive access to a variety of content: College Knowledge, Future Focus, Life Skills, Make the Grade, Money Talks, and more.
  3. What’s next? Encourage the students to watch the videos, play the games, take the surveys, and attempt the challenges on their dashboard. The more activities they complete, the higher we go on the leaderboards to possible win prizes and money.
    1. School Prizes:
      1. Unlock The Box Challenge: 30% of LHS Students must complete the "Attendance Badge" in order for us to win $500
    2. Individual Prizes:
      1. Collect 10 Badges & Win a T-Shirt!
      2. Points can earn you prizes in the Rewards Store!
      3. Teachers! You can win prizes in the Rewards store too! (Starbucks gift cards are available once you create an account and explore as many activities as possible).

September 7 - ALL GRADES FOR ADVISORY

SEMESTER AT A GLANCE


SEPT.
7TH = ALL GRADES - PHOTOS
21ST = ONLY FRESHMEN 
OCT.
5TH = ALL GRADES
19TH = ONLY FRESHMEN 
NOV.
9TH = ALL GRADES
30TH = ALL GRADES
DEC.
1st & 7TH = ALL GRADES


TODAY = ADVISORY PHOTOS

Reed Portrait will visit every advisory classroom for advisory group photos! An administrator or hall monitor will swing by your rooms to let you know the camera people are on their way! Get your students organized out in the hallway or somewhere near/in your room! 

Organized = grouped together and all students can be seen in the photo; discuss appropriate photo etiquette as all photos are previewed

EXTRA TIME = GRADE CHECKS 

August 26, 2016

AUP Agreement LINK HERE (see  email for names that still need to sign the agreement)


Circle Up Q&A

Choose one or more of the following to increase connections with one another:

MINUTE TO SAY IT

JUST THE FACTS

ICE BREAKERS (P. 3)

After playing one of the games. Let student return to their seats/desks. The will need a Google Doc (shared with you) or a half sheet of paper. Now it's time for some goal setting.

  • What are your goals for grades this year?
  • How will you achieve this goal?
  • What classes are you most worried about and why?
  • What are your goals for connecting with others this year? (involvement in clubs, community...)
  • What are you most looking forward to this year?

August 25, 2016

CLUBS & LEH

Project the following presentation and have your sound ready.



Next Monday will be the first day of Liberty Hour!  I just wanted to send out a few quick reminders.  

·         Have your students check the LEH system for tutoring assignments during KLHS each day.    
·         Here’s the LEH schedule 

August 24, 2016 (Counselor Meetings)

Announcement:

Today, Seniors are to report directly to the location of their assigned counselor.  Counselors will be discussing important information related to planning for your senior year.

  • Mr. Casel:  Room 815 (students last name A-F)
  • Ms. Wiederholt:  Room 806 (students last name G-K along with ELL and Career Center Students)
  • Mrs. Crawford:  Little Theater (students last name L-R along with any student on an IEP)
  • Mrs. McCallum:  Little Theater (students last name S-Z along with all Gifted students)

August 23, 2016 (Handbook Q&A)

HANDBOOK FOLLOW UP

During Advisory today admin will check in with your students. 

A few things to consider when they are visiting with students:

-Ask if they have any questions about the Handbook Chat
-Review importance of Sprigeo and where to find it (LHS homepage)
-Review Attendance Policy
-Review LH start date- August 29th

After admin end follow up discussion, begin going thru the process of grade checks. See protocols below.


Advisory Grade Check

Option #1:
  1. Have students open their PowerSchool on their laptops.
  2. Walk around the room and look at every student's grades or call students up individually with their laptops to show you their grades
  3. Provide encouraging feedback 
  4. If you want to know more about a grade in a specific class ask the student to click on the percent/letter grade in order to see assignment details for the class.
Option #2:
  1. Use Teacher PowerSchool to access student grades (see PDF for PowerSchool support)

During Advisor-Student Grade Conference....

  1. Share this link http://bit.ly/studylhs for students to check out study skills
  2. Have students click on the first link "Study Skills Checklist" and have students jot down answers to the questions.  Then students need to read the directions at the end of the checklist.  Have students write down the areas they need self-help study guides and then...
  3. Have students explore the various study links provided on the StudyLHS link above
  4. After conferencing with all students have students share out study tips they learned or ideas that work for them 
    1. Want to capture it? 
      1. Try creating a Padlet wall for your Advisory & have students post study ideas

August 22, 2016 (Digital Citizenship)

Announcement:


On Wednesday for Advisory, Seniors are to report directly to the location of their assigned counselor.  Counselors will be discussing important information related to planning for your senior year.

  • Mr. Casel:  Room 815 (students last name A-F)
  • Ms. Wiederholt:  Room 806 (students last name G-K along with ELL and Career Center Students)
  • Mrs. Crawford:  Little Theater (students last name L-R along with any student on an IEP)
  • Mrs. McCallum:  Little Theater (students last name S-Z along with all Gifted students)

Today's Lesson:

Digital Citizenship - please use THIS LINK to lead students through the Digital Citizenship lessons & Follow up on Handbook talks


August 19, 2016 (Student Survey)

Student Survey

Objective:
This information will assist counselors in addressing the needs of all students.

Lesson:
The LHS counselors and social workers are focused on helping students with their personal, academic and career needs.  All students are requested to fill out the 2016-17 LHS Student Survey.  This information will assist counselors in addressing the needs of all students.  The survey does contain some questions about family educational background. One of the programs offered by the counseling department this year will focus on assisting those students who will be the first in their family to attend college.  Thank you for your help!

1) Direct students to this blogspot post
2) Students CLICK HERE to begin survey

August 18, 2016 (Handbook Talks)

Handbook Talks

Objective: 
Familiarize students with policies and best practices of Liberty High School.

Lesson:
1) Take attendance
2) Report to the Fieldhouse (new gym) with your advisory
3) Remain with your advisory and listen to the administrative handbook talks


August 17, 2016 (First Day of School)

First Day of School



Objective:
Make connections and build relationships.

Class Starter:

Materials: Markers, Large Sheet of Construction Paper/Butcher Pater or Large Wall Post It Note (make use of what you have)

Write this question in large print at the top of the Paper.

What is your HOPE?


1) As Students enter the classroom, ask them to write a brief statement to summarize their hope(s) for the school year at LHS.
2) Do NOT have them sign their names....this is anonymous.
3) Let them know that these will be posted for the community to see during Open House Night.

Lesson:
Choose 1 of the following activities to complete as an Advisory!
  • Name Game: 
    • Circle up
    • Think of an adjective or word that starts with the same first letter as your name. This can be a word that describes you or something funny (keep it appropriate):
      • Examples: Awesome Adam, Running Rachel, Dabbing Dawson
    • 1 person starts by stating his/her name
    • The next person states the person's name before him/her and then his/her own name
    • The next person states all the people that went before him/her and then states his/her own name
    • Repeat until you complete the circle...make your teacher go last so he/she has to remember EVERYONE!
    • NO FEAR! This is about building connections/relationships...if someone forgets a name the circle can whisper the answer to help the person out...the point is that you all are there for one another!
  • Guess Who? Game:
    • Each student writes one thing he/she did over the summer BUT does not write his/her
      name on the paper (remember to keep it appropriate and respectful)
    • Turn in the papers to the teacher for him/her to guess who did what
  • Two Truths & A Lie
    • Each student writes 2 truths and a lie about him/herself
    • Each student reads it aloud to the class and the class guesses the lie
    • Be sure to share short stories about what you wrote! This will help everyone to get to know you!
Closing:
Allow students time to Q&A about the first day of school

August 17, 2018

First Day of School

Objective:
Make connections and build relationships.

Class Starter:

Materials: Markers, Large Sheet of Construction Paper/Butcher Pater or Large Wall Post It Note (make use of what you have)

Write this question in large print at the top of the Paper.

What is your HOPE?


1) As Students enter the classroom, ask them to write a brief statement to summarize their hope(s) for the school year at LHS.
2) Do NOT have them sign their names....this is anonymous.
3) Let them know that these will be posted for the community to see during Open House Night.

Lesson:
Choose 1 of the following activities to complete as an Advisory!
  • Name Game: 
    • Circle up
    • Think of an adjective or word that starts with the same first letter as your name. This can be a word that describes you or something funny (keep it appropriate):
      • Examples: Awesome Adam, Running Rachel, Dabbing Dawson
    • 1 person starts by stating his/her name
    • The next person states the person's name before him/her and then his/her own name
    • The next person states all the people that went before him/her and then states his/her own name
    • Repeat until you complete the circle...make your teacher go last so he/she has to remember EVERYONE!
    • NO FEAR! This is about building connections/relationships...if someone forgets a name the circle can whisper the answer to help the person out...the point is that you all are there for one another!
  • Guess Who? Game:
    • Each student writes one thing he/she did over the summer BUT does not write his/her
      name on the paper (remember to keep it appropriate and respectful)
    • Turn in the papers to the teacher for him/her to guess who did what
  • Two Truths & A Lie
    • Each student writes 2 truths and a lie about him/herself
    • Each student reads it aloud to the class and the class guesses the lie
    • Be sure to share short stories about what you wrote! This will help everyone to get to know you!
Closing:
Allow students time to Q&A about the first day of school

Calendar Class of 2017: Scroll Below the Calendar for Details

Calendar At A Glance  

Scroll Down for Weekly Lessons

May 18, 2016


Stress Relief Ideas:


The Best Relaxing Sounds (10 minutes of nature escape...sometimes we just need to power down)

Lord of the Rings Melody  (Simply beautiful relaxing music)

5 guys & a piano One Direction  (Video One Direction song played by 5 guys on 1 piano)

The Sid Shuffle – Ice Age (Song, Video & if your kids want, dance to it)

Paint Jam - Dan Dunn (Video Try to guess what he's painting before he finishes)


Hand Shake (2 Students: Partner A and Partner B handshake)

Toe Tapper Energizing (2 Students: Partner A and Partner B toe tap shake)

Brain Breaks Blog Spot (Blog by David Sladkey)  

Tarzan Camp Song   (Silly Song with motions)





May 11, 2016

End of Year Celebrations


If time allows or if you are not celebrating then:


*Otherwise, students will complete these surveys during advisory next week



May 4, 2016

Laptop Turn In Procedures

Review laptop turn in procedures with students using the presentation below.


Grade Checks & Study Plans

  • Students will revisit their Study Plan  http://bit.ly/studyplanlhs
    • Cross off any assignments that you turned in
    • Update any new assignments that need to get done
  • Students will work quietly in their assigned advisory on school work (no passes to the LMC, no passes to other teachers)

Extra Time Please Take This "Advisory Survey" (each student will click the link to take the survey)

April 27, 2016 (Grade Checks & Study Plans)

Grade Checks & Study Plans

  • Students will access this link http://bit.ly/studyplanlhs
    • Fill out the form
    • Review the form with their advisor for grade checks
  • Students will work quietly in their assigned advisory on school work (no passes to the LMC, no passes to other teachers)

April 13, 2016

Thousand Thank You's Project & Grade Checks

Advisory teachers project and lead students through the following presentation.  There are 2 videos embedded so you will need sound.  

While students submit virtual "thank you's", complete grade checks.  Encourage students to attend LH even if not assigned (especially if close to getting the next grade).  Remind students finals and EOCs are fast approaching.



Also have students answer this 1 question on the following survey http://bit.ly/soccerlhs


April 5, 2016 Extended Advisory

Juniors will prepare information for the April 19th ACT Test


Time Left? Try these ACT Sites/Practice!

March 16, 2016

Message from Counseling Department

Our counselors and social workers would like to remind all students that spring time can be a stressful time of the year.  Remember if you or a friend is struggling to reach out to a counselor, teacher or social worker.  
Even if you're sworn to secrecy and you feel like you'll be betraying your friend if you tell, you should still get help. Share your concerns with an adult you trust as soon as possible.   The important thing is to notify a responsible adult. Although it may be tempting to try to help your friend on your own, it's always safest to get help.  You can always stop by the counseling office or use Sprigeo to report a concern.  The Sprigeo link is located on the front page of the LHS website.  You will also find additional resources on the LHS Counseling website under Personal Resources.  


LHS is in 2nd Place for the 

Graduate for Más Regional Prize 

  1. Advisory students will follow this link, click on “Make the Promise” icon to fill out the promise to graduate. https://getschooled.com/graduate-for-mas
  2. Students that “Make the Promise” will automatically be enrolled in the program and receive access to a variety of content: College Knowledge, Future Focus, Life Skills, Make the Grade, Money Talks, and more.
  3. What’s next? Encourage the students to watch the videos, play the games, take the surveys, and attempt the challenges on their dashboard. There is no set number of activities they must complete, but the more they click on and complete, the higher we go on the leaderboards to possible win prizes and money. The following links will earn us more points.
    1. Get Fit
    2. Do You Speak a Foreign Language?
    3. You Learn What in College?
    4. Which Music Group Do you Rock Out To?
    5. What Shoes Define You?
    6. Would You Rather Be A Hero Or A Villain
    7. Good Habits Are Hard To Break
    8. Test Prep Classes
    9. Characters in Fiction
    10. Best Place To Get An After School Job
    11. How Much Do You Know About Bullying?
    12. They Have A Scholarship For That?
    13. Pop Quiz: Driver's License
    14. Pop Quiz: ACT
    15. Pop Quiz: ACT Math
    16. Pop Quiz: ACT Science
    17. Pop Quiz: ACT Reading
    18. Pop Quiz: Soccer
    19. Pop Quiz: Celebrities
    20. Pop Quiz: SpongeBob
    21. College Reality Check
    22. College Safety Concerns
    23. Building Your School
    24. Building Your School
    25. High School Survival Guide