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College Go! Week Indiana at Argos Community Schools

September 22, 2011
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09/23/11 Every fall, Learn More Indiana supports College GO! Week in schools across the state. In 2011 the campaign is kicking off September 26-30 with activities planned for all fall semester. This year College GO! Week will include activities for elementary school students and current college students, in addition to middle and high school students.

The goal of College GO! Week is simple: help Hoosiers of all ages PLAN for college completion and career success.

At Argos High School Spirit Days are planned:

Monday –STUDY HEAD GEAR DAY, Wear your favorite college hat or favorite study head gear

AP Teachers –Discuss contest opportunities and goals – Could win $529 or $1529 Savings Plans by submitting a one page essay by 10/28/11

Tuesday – SHOW YOUR COLLEGE COLORS DAY, Wear your favorite College t-shirt or sweatshirt

AP Teachers –Discuss how you chose your college and encourage students to visit many different colleges

Wednesday – CAREER GLAM DAY, Career dress up – show us what your future dress will be!

AP – Bullying Class Meetings

Thursday – COLLEGE MASCOT DAY, Dress up like your favorite college mascot

AP Teachers – Discuss your college experiences & your career choice

Friday – SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY, Show your true colors, wear your black and gold CREATIVELY

AP Teachers – Oversee “Name that Fight Song” contest

Daily winners will be determined for each Spirit Day with prizes of COLLEGE ITEMS to be awarded to the BEST in each category…

Percentages or participation will be recorded for each Activity Period to be added to the year long class competition… so help your class gather valuable points!

 OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED OR ALREADY COMPLETED:

SENIORS: Individual Guidance Session – “where am I headed and what do I need to get there” discussion.  COLLEGES THAT ARE WAIVING THEIR ADMISSION FEES FOR THIS WEEK HAVE BEEN PUBLICIZED (AND ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE) SO SENIORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO 3-5 COLLEGES DURING THIS WEEK!!!

JUNIORS:  Guidance Classroom Activity focused on SAT/ACT prep and registration, visiting colleges and understanding admission requirements

SOPHOMORES:  Guidance Classroom Activity focused on PSAT preparation, transcript review and tutorial, importance of activities & community service, Interest Inventory review

FRESHMAN: Guidance Classroom Activity focused on reviewing 8th grade four year plan, completing Career Confidence Inventory and Student Activity Inventory, Holland Code explanation, high school experience – first six weeks

8TH:  Guidance Classroom Activity focused on value of education for life earnings & happiness, high school lingo and their meanings, Learning Style Inventory

7th: Guidance Classroom Activity focused on goal setting, study skills, organization – planning for the future

K-6thClassroom Discussions and Activities including:

- Discuss dreams & possibilities

- Discuss how dreams become real

- Discuss how important is education

- Locate favorite colleges on the map

- Identify top 5 college choices

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