Phone: 919-262-0750 ex 6110
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I am the counselor for 7th graders with the last name beginning A-L and all of 8th! It is hard to believe that we are in the last 9 weeks of the year! We have discussing high school registration with rising freshmen. The majority of our students live in the Cleveland High School attendance zone. We have a few in other attendance zones. I will provide information as I receive for all of our students. Continue to check my website for information about Innovative High School Programs and High School registration. I will post important dates and information to ensure that our 8th graders are ready for the next phase! Please note the registartion link that is on this page. It was designed by the counseling department at Cleveland HS, however, most of is helpful to all rising freshmen! I am available for individual appointments for students/parents who may have questions or concerns! Please find the link in the bit.ly link on the page. Individual sessions will take place through google hangout! Appointments are not just for registration. It can be used for anyone who needs to checkin with the me or have questions or concerns about other topics! Please feel free to contact me at 919-262-0750 extension 6110, or via email at email@example.com! I also post information on Instagram @swiftcreekrawls.
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.
E-Learning Overload: 8 Tips Educators Can Give Frustrated, Anxious Parents
- Start slow: Parents can identify subjects or areas their children are interested in and explore from there. "Start by doing something basic," she said. "Take one step at a time."
- Set a schedule: A remote educational environment will require students of all ages to take much more ownership of their learning. That autonomy can bring challenges, so the need for parents to establish a daily routine at home is key.
Some flexibility should also be built into that schedule: "If a student doesn't want to work on math right now, then let them work on reading, or have them work on something that's less intellectually challenging but more hands on like an art project," said Wick of the NAESP. "Find something that gets other parts of their brain working."
- Set up a workspace: Parents can help normalize the experience for a student by providing a consistent place at home to work, whether it be for reading or video conferencing a lesson.
- Stay upbeat and positive: Students are impressionable, and if a parent gets frustrated that's likely to rub off. Parents should maintain an open mind and a lot of patience.
- Resist the urge to do too much: An important thing for parents to understand: it's OK if your child struggles at some point. It's equally important to let them try to work through an issue on their own. That's part of the learning process. Parents want to be hands-on but also resist the urge to solve every problem a student encounters. There's a fine line between helping too much and not helping enough, said Friend, the COO of the Aurora Institute.
- Communicate with teachers: School officials have a message for parents during these times: over communicate, if necessary.
- Plan for 'brain breaks': Too much screen time or staying buried in a book too long without a break for physical exertion can be a bad recipe. Parents should allow for exercise time, or at least some time away from lessons during the day.
- Group support: Parents can also reach out to other parents. One of the best ways to do that is through online groups. Wenger, the instructional technology consultant for Hamilton County Educational Services, said an online parent group for her daughter's high school graduation class has proven to be a valuable way to share tips and learn more about what's going on.
"Parents are using those groups now to talk this out," she said. "If a parent is feeling lost, they should find a group to talk it through with."
Education Weekly 03/21/2020
Important Dates for Innovative High School ProgramsStudents selected for interview-dates are March 9-20Students will be notified on April 8, 2020 about acceptanceStudents will need to respond (accept or decline) by April 24, 2020