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Career8th grade CAREER DAY - A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Career Day for our eighth-grade students has been a very successful culmination to the Career Exploration studies that they have been working on in throughout their time at Marsteller through the Careers Class and creation of the Academic and Career Plan in 7th grade. Career Day for this school year will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 9:40 A.M. to 10:50 A.M.  This annual program is designed to assist our 8th grade students in learning from the professionals the duties, responsibilities, educational requirements and training necessary in various career fields. 

  

Our parents and our community are an invaluable resource, and we are taking this time to request volunteers to participate in this year’s program.   We are looking for a wide variety of careers to be represented from all walks of life.  We need approximately 50 presenters for this program and you do not need currently be in that career.  Are you retired or have you switched careers?   Past careers are wonderful too!  In the past, we have had presenters come into the building to meet with 5-6 small groups of students to discuss their career and bring the world of work to them.   However, in this time of Virtual School and upcoming Hybrid plans, we can’t follow that format this year.  We will be utilizing Zoom. Our plan is to have each presenter assigned to a Zoom meeting, with a staff member to monitor and assist.  The 8th graders will log into a Zoom session until capacity is reached (15-20 students).  Students will then move to another session after 15 minutes for a total of 4 sessions   We would like for you to speak to them during this time about what you do in your job and please feel free to add whatever visuals you wish.     

 

The students will be expected to meet with 4 professionals and will be writing a paper on one of the interviews for a grade in their Language Arts class.  We will provide you with a copy of the questions that they are listening for such as the amount of education needed, responsibilities, and work environment for your occupation.  We expect the students to ask questions as the verbal exchange is part of the Language Arts assignment and we will discuss if you are comfortable with them unmuting themselves or putting their questions in the chat. You will have only 4 groups of students in total. 

 

Please consider joining us for this enriching event.   It is always wonderful when we can bring the world into the school to show the students what is out there waiting for them.  If you can attend, please go to https://tinyurl.com/MSMSCareerDay2020  to complete a registration form no later than Tuesday, December 15, 2020.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me atwarkla@pwcs.edu or Mrs. Sturges at sturges@pwcs.edu 

 

image7TH GRADE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLAN
7th graders are going to start developing an Academic and Career Plan that will help them chart their progress throughout the rest of their middle and high school careers. This will be used to make sure that they are on track for graduation as well as for their goals afterwards. This is not their actual schedule for future years. Look for a copy to come home in the next month as Mr. Lang starts meeting with them. This is a very fluid document that you, your child, and your child's counselor can use as a planning tool as you begin to think about high school and college. It will be edited several times as your student gains more insite into his/her interests. You may also access this document from the PWCS web site: Students - College and Career Planning - Academic and Career Plan.                  

To access your plan:
 ACP Information       or
https://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/cms/one.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=774487

Questions? Contact Mrs. Correll or Mrs. Powers




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Specialty Program Brochures
Follow this link to view the Middle School and High School Specialty Program brochures.
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MOST APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEB 1, 2021
(Go to the individual school's website for more information)


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Resources for you .... 

Mental Health Resources:      TOuch Base

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline        703.792.4200

PWC Police Non-Emergency Number          703.792.6500

PWC Community Services Board 
                703.792.7800

ACTS Helpline                                              703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24 hour hotline)                1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24 hour hotline)           703.940.0888

SAMHSA's Helpline:       www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline   or call 1.800.662.HELP (4357)

Crisis Call Center:       http://crisiscallcenter.org   or call 1.800.273.8225, or text "ANSWER" to 839863

Crisis Text Line:       
 www.crisistextline.org/  or text "START" to 741-741



http://www.militarychild.org - Support for children who have parents in the National Guard and reserves
http://www.operationmilitarykids.org - Issues of children of armed forces members