UPCOMING 2016/17 ACTIVITIES
January 16 - Schools Closed - Martin Luther King Day
January 20 - End of First Semester
January 23-24 - No School
January 27 - Report Cards Issued
CHESS CLUB Dates TBA- Chess club is every Thursday from 3:15p.m.-4:30p.m. in the library. Students may get a permission form from the guidance office and enrollment is still being accepted.
MEAN STINKS DAY FEB. 2017- Click HERE for more information or you can ask Mr. Santos in the guidance office.
KICK BUTTS DAY MAR. 2017- Click HERE for more information or you can ask Mr. Santos in the guidance office.
THE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLAN PROGRAM
The Virginia Board of Ed included in its 2009 revisions to the Standards of Accreditation provisions for each middle and high school student to have a personal learning plan that aligns academic and career goals with the student’s course of study. Beginning this year, all schools are developing a personal Academic and Career Plan for each seventh grade student, to be completed by the fall of the student’s eighth grade year. The Academic and Career Plan is intended to be a living document, meaning that students will review it with guidance staff in the 9th and 11th grade and make changes if needed. It is never to early to begin a career search. Click on the two links below to start your career search!
CAREER LUNCH & LEARNS
Career lunch and learns will be once a month during each grade level's lunches. Career talks will be given by parents and community members. Career talks are designed to give our students more information about different career paths and get them thinking about what they want to do when they grow up.
The SKMS guidance department is always looking for volunteers to speak about their careers! If you are a parent or community member interested in giving a career talk to our students, please contact Mrs. Shields by phone at 540-465-3422 or email her at: email@example.com
Under Virginia law, students 14 and 15 years of age may be employed outside of regular school hours, with certain limitations. Click here for additional information and appropriate application forms.
STUDENT SUPPORT GROUPS
At various points of the year, the School Counselors plan to offer student support groups addressing specific student needs. These support groups typically meet once a week for 6 to 8 weeks, and may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Changing Families
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Study Skills Success
- Social Skills
- Stress Management
- Loss and Grief
- Conflict Resolution
- Goal Setting
- Class Selection for High School