The Power of Teamwork: Students, Families, Counselors

The Sophomore Family Meeting was held on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 pm in the Commons Area.  Mr. Feeken, efeeken@lps.org,  was the coordinator for this event. The agenda for this meeting included the following items:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Pre-ACT Test
  • Activities Resume
  • Career Exploration
  • Counselor & Student
    • Roles& Communication
  • Support Services
  • Breakout Session: NCAA with Mr. Ernst

According to EducationQuest’s Exploring College booklet,  the sophomore year is often a time where students begin thinking about the future, but not sure how to get started. One thing to keep in mind is that someone who earns a bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college will make nearly $25,000 more per year than their peers who only have a high school diploma.

Five steps that sophomores can take for getting started toward reaching their future goals are as follows:

  1. Ask for Help
  2. Create a 4-Coursework Plan (Available in student’s Counseling Google Classroom)
  3. Improve Study Skills
  4. Create an Activities Resume
  5. Learn How to Budget

By following these steps, students are more likely to achieve the following as part of their future plans (College Board: 5 Ways Ed Pays):

  • Greater Wealth
  • Job Security
  • Better Health
  • Closer Family
  • Stronger Community

Counselors will meet individually with their assigned sophomores in January, which provides time to discuss the students’ short- and long-term future goals,  4-year plans and complete their 2020-21 course selections .

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