The Sun Sailor wrote an article titled: "St. Louis Park Career Day Aims to Spark imagination"
sharing information on Park Spanish Immersion and Aquila's Career Fairs this March. Check it out!
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?
Susan Lindgren is the first of Elementary Schools to host Tex Ostvig, from the University of MN to talk with 4th and 5th graders about Goal Setting. The program is called Campus 2 Kids. This is an opportunity for students to hear more about the skills and strategies that they have already begun to grow and discover within themselves that will help make them successful as they continue to grow and advance in school.
Throughout the month of March, Tex Ostvig will be visiting our other Elementary Schools too!
Students at Peter Hobart participated in the first ever Sparktacular Kid-a-Reer Day on Friday. This was a day that kids could dress like their favorite career that they would like to have when they grow up or dress up in their Sparks. As you can see from the photos below, there were many awesome careers and sparks present!
Students in 4th Grade had the unique opportunity of applying for college today!
Melissa Berg, PSI School Counselor, walked students through a brief experience of what it would be like to apply for college. Students were asked to fill out their personal information, their Major of Study, what College they were going to attend and Why they thought that is what they wanted to study.
Below are a few examples from the day. Kind of exciting to see some of the careers: Doctor, Scientist, Fashion Designer, Car Engineer, Archaeologist, and Pediatrician.
4th Grade Students were introduced to College Mascots today for an introduction to College and Career Exploration Month at Aquila with their counselor, Rachel Nelson.
Elementary Students across St. Louis Park will be experiencing the first ever
College and Career Exploration Month in their schools!
School Counselors will be hosting a variety of activities this month for students and staff to experience.
Weekly Drawings for Students to Win College Gear,
College T-shirt Days,
"Kid-A-Reer Day" - where you can dress like the career you want to have in the future,
Mascot Scavenger Hunts,
Keep a look out for Parent Newsletters this Month to have Building Specific Dates!
For More Information on College and Career Exploration Month - See our Webpage dedicated to it!