Here is the plan for what we will do this year for GEAR UP class of 2017!
Great Family Night Turnout!
The Class of 2017 and their families were invited to celebrate the beginning of their transitional year, 8th grade! We provided good eats in the form of cupcakes decorated with flags from EWU, CWU, WWU, UW and WSU along with sparkling cider for a toast to the successful 8th grade transition year!
Most impressive was the number of families who turned out for our kickoff meeting. Previously our record was 22 families. CONGRATULATIONS ! - 24 families were represented.
Denise Bell from our alternative learning department joined us to discuss homework and study habit successes. Families were encouraged to participate in student learning by providing the homework environment YOUR student needs.
Dave Vetter, new principal, discussed the importance of attendance and statistical success as a result of something so simple. Go to school :)!
Karla Webber, new academic counselor, shared World Class Scholar, and College Bound Scholarship information with students. Class of 2017 students had only 6 who had not yet signed up for WCS! We've had two of those return their applications since the Sept. 12th meeting. GOOD JOB!
By sharing strategies for success in attendance and homework organization RJHS and GEAR UP hope to equip these students/families with tools that will enable a better education, and better HS experience.
Thanks for coming, and stay tuned for more GEAR UP activities!
NEXT PARENT MEETING DECEMBER 19, 6PM, RHS COMMONS
The 2011-2012 Advisory Board will meet tonight, Jan 25th at 5 PM in Mrs. Silvernail's classroom. Dinner is provided. Thank you to the following board members for their participation in making RJHS GEAR UP program a success!
Angela Silvernail - GEAR UP Staff
Ronalda Wintrip - GEAR UP Staff
Denise Bell-GEAR UP Staff
Dave Vetter - GEAR UP Staff
Dale Bowen - GEAR UP Staff
Laurie Hatfield - GEAR UP Staff
SAVE THE DATES!
March 7 and May16th!
GEAR UP families are invited for fun and facts about your students, financial literacy programs, and career readiness.
Parents in attendance have a chance to win a $25 gift card!
March 7th - 6 PM
Students will be given SEAGULL BUCKS ACHIEVEMENT awards,
Parents will have the opportunity to participate in some of the zany games GEAR UP students have used for learning financial literacy. The VAULT program offered to your students during 7th period for the 2nd semester will teach life skills that last a lifetime. Come see what they've learned and maybe find out a couple things for yourselves!
May 16th - 6 PM
Last Family Night of 7th Grade!
More info coming !
WOW- Mt. St. Helens here we come!
7th graders are excited about the upcoming trip to Mt. St. Helens.
We will leave at the crack of light-thirty (5 AM) and will return by 4PM on May 21st.
Meals will be provided, you are welcome to pack your own between meal snacks.