Our #ChooseKind student recognition program is excited to announce our August winners! These students are going above and beyond with kindness and others are noticing their awesome choices. Congratulations to all of these students.
It has been great to get to know all of our new students at the Ridge this year! Newcomers groups are offered for all new students in first through fifth grade. We meet twice during the few weeks of school as a grade level group in my counseling office, allowing new students from different classes to get to know each other. These meetings also provide support by facilitating conversations related to how it feels to transition to a new school and ideas on how to make it a positive adjustment. #BestYearYet
THIS YEAR INCLUDED OUR BEST CAREER DAY EVENTS YET!
A BIG thank you to all of our presenters and their willingness to give their time to our students. Each one of them taught about the connection between education and the world of work. The presentations were informative and engaging, allowing students to learn so much! The events supported the career education of students as outlined by the Georgia Department of Education’s Career Clusters:
Grade 1: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Grade 2: Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications; Health Science; Education and Training
Grade 3: Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Energy
Grade 4: STEM; Manufacturing; Business Management and Administration; Architecture and Construction
Grade 5: Finance; Information Technology; Marketing; Government and Public Administration
CAREERS ON WHEELS, KINDERGARTEN-2ND GRADE STUDENTS:
CAREER DAY IN THE CLASSROOM, 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS:
Congratulations to the following Increase the Peace winners:
Alex Wetty, Christina Slaton, Liyah Weaver, Erik Powell, Evangeline Kwon, Leah Pfeifer, Matias Garcia, Lauren Porter, Emily Ginzberg, Aathira Fernandez, Haidyn Jenkins, Shailen Valvani & Mia Moyal.
These “bucket fillers” are going above and beyond to show kindness every day! 🙂
February 15, 2018
We are planning ahead for our “Career Days” at Timber Ridge. The events will take place on Thursday, April 26 and Wednesday, May 2. Please let us know if you may be interested in presenting!
Our goal is to help students develop a greater awareness about career options and to understand how education connects to the world of work. In order to emphasize the importance of education, students are invited to wear their favorite school shirt on their career day (Timber Ridge, middle school, high school or college shirts). We will continue to meet state guidelines by matching our career speakers to the career clusters. Please look at the career clusters for each grade level listed on the back of this letter.
Thursday, April 26 – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd: Each grade level will visit the “Careers on Wheels” speakers on the blacktop between 8:15-10:30 a.m. If you or someone you know has a special vehicle that helps with their job, please let us know. We have many community helpers that attend, but are always looking for new careers to feature with our primary students.
Wednesday, May 2 – 3rd, 4th & 5th: Each grade level will see the speakers in a rotation format. Speakers will deliver their presentation for 20 minutes in each class, so we are asking for a time commitment of 1.5 hours for each speaker. The presentations will take place between 8:15-11:30 a.m.
We will try our best to place everyone interested, so if you think you can join us, please complete the form below or email by March 9. Please send emails to email@example.com. Thank you in advance for helping us with these educational events!
Joslin Maxwell & Patrick Wilson