Aquila puts on another successful and enjoyable Career Fair! The energy was amazing and the conversations between presenters, students and teachers was awesome!
A BIG THANK YOU to the presenters who volunteered their time to come in to Aquila and share their wisdom and enthusiasm with our students. Just to see and be able to touch tools that each person uses in their every day job is amazing. It is all about "planting the seed" to dream and work hard!
On Tuesday, March 25 all 510 of the Park Spanish Immersion students were able to participate in a career fair! The students had a great time walking through the fair and learning from our ten community experts. It was such a delight to see the students so engaged in the presentations.
Here is a list of the speakers:
· Leigh Nelson, hairstylist
· Vicky Dotterer, Kids’ Place and Army Reserves
· Tim Lane, Carpenter/Builder
· Josh Feinberg, Associate Professor of Geology and Geography
· David Winecoff, Physician Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery
· Megan Patterson, Psychotherapist
· Aaron Ninnemann, Attorney
· David Gaines, VP of eCommerce and Honeywell
· Tim Peltier, Firefighter
· Matt Havlik, Police Officer
Using the Book, Being Wendy by Fran Drescher (yes, Fran Drescher from The Nanny) counselors have been challenging 2nd and 3rd Grade students to think outside of the box. Counselors are sharing the story of Wendy and her struggles to fit in and find just one box to be labeled for life. Then students are given the opportunity to fill out their own box with a variety of words that will fit and describe them as they grow up into adults. What a fun lesson for everyone!
More Information on Being Wendy by Fran Drescher:
From the Book Jacket: Wendy was afraid to say that she felt different from everyone else. But all residents of Boxville must choose a box to wear - for life. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The police officer wears a POLICE OFFICER box. Even the poodle wears a POODLE box!
Now it's time for Wendy to choose her box. Just pick one, everyone tells her. It's simple. But it's not simple, because Wendy loves LOTS of different things - from playing basketball to performing onstage. Wendy's big ideas make her feel lonely...will she ever fit in?