Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Magnet Applications

On-line applications for the magnet school programs are open as of October 1st.  Please click on the following link for access to the magnet program page.

Students should see Dr. Deane if they have questions about the application process.

Magnet Applications


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Future Allatoona 8th Graders

Save the date

Allatoona High School will be meeting with students on February 10th to go over the high school registration process.  This meeting is for students only.  A separate parent meeting will be held around the same time at Allatoona for all of the feeder schools to attend. 

Details will be provided as soon as they become available.

Move On When Ready - Ga Dual Enrollment Program


Monday, September 28, 2015

CoGat Testing



This week seventh grade students will be taking the COGAT test.  According to the test publisher, “The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ reasoning abilities, CogAT can also provide predicted achievement scores when administered with The Iowa Tests.

“While CogAT is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students.

 “Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child. Each level of CogAT offers three test batteries:

Verbal
Quantitative
Nonverbal

“CogAT is constructed with overlapping sets of items throughout the series. The overlap of items from level to level provides the user with a continuous, ascending scale of difficulty, which is the foundation of CogAT's superior score scale from Kindergarten through grade 12.”


Saturday, September 26, 2015

PADV Update

The original notice they sent was slanted.  I apologize for the crooked view.





Friday, September 18, 2015

Pebblebrook Magnet Program Important Dates

Pebblebrook Magnet Program
will host an informational meeting
for students interested in auditioning 
for the program on
February 3rd at 9:30.


The actual auditions will be held on 
March 9th at 9:30.


Both meetings will be held 
in the Awtrey Theater.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Career Cruising Overview



Career Cruising helps students by providing career profiles written in student-friendly language, to multimedia video content, digital learning games and a modern, intuitive interface, Career Cruising engages students to learn about themselves, explore their options, create a plan, and bring that plan to life. And because it’s intuitive, rather than showing students how to use our software, teachers, counselors and administrators are freed up to focus on the things that matter.

 


Building Self-awareness

Activities, lessons, assessments and inventories to build self-awareness are integral to Career Cruising. These tools help students learn about themselves and begin to identify their personal strengths—important steps in creating plans for career and life.

Personalized K-12 Portfolio

Creating a plan starts with a personalized portfolio students can use to store valuable information: lessons they’re working on, personal inventories, assessment results, career matches, educational options and scholarship applications. This portfolio grows and evolves into an individual learning plan that helps transform career exploration into concrete plans for the future.

Personalized Pathways 

Every student is unique - why not their pathways? By encouraging students to identify and follow their own personal pathway – be it 4-year university, 2-year college or some other pathway, all students are encouraged to choose the path best suited to their individual interests, skills and abilities.




Monday, September 14, 2015

Career Bridge Law Requirements

This week 8th grade students will be completing Career Cruising activities as part of the Bridge Bill fulfillment requirements.  Activities include a learning styles inventory, 116 question career interest inventory, then students select at least 3 careers of interest they wish to learn more about.  Directions for parental access to the Career Cruising results will be posted soon.

6th and 7th grade activities will be completed during the last 2 weeks of October.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Decisions that Derail Goals

This week on Thursday and Friday 8th grade students will be discussing decisions that derail their goals in classroom guidance. The following topics were selected because 8th grade students are now at an age where the consequences for these behaviors have legal as well as school consequences.

1.  Truancy
2.  Bullying
3.  Fighting
4.  Sexual harassment
5.  Sexting

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Parent Workshop this Thursday


Parent Workshop: 

Keeping Your Students Safe Online

Thursday, Sept. 10th

6:30 p.m. 

in the Awtrey Theater