Hello Timberwolves! My name is Kristine Dinsdale and I am the School Counselor and AVID site team member at Taylor Canyon Elementary.
Taylor Canyon was the first elementary school selected in the Ogden School District to begin learning and utilizing the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. I had the opportunity to join several amazing Taylor Canyon educators during the summer AVID training and am so excited to be supporting this for ALL Taylor Canyon Timberwolf students! I am a strong advocate and believer of supporting daily student success along with college and career readiness preparations.
Students started the school year off by drawing a picture of what a "successful student" looks like to him/her. Organizational skills are being developed by utilizing a binder and weekly planner, a daily take-home folder and learning effective note-taking skills. All Timberwolves will continue to build upon these AVID skills throughout the school year.
Students can earn High Paws tickets for following school-wide rules of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Please encourage your students to practice these skills at home also.
Great Attendance means "Every Student attends school Every Day and On Time". Your student's academic success is dependent on being at school. Please continue to do everything you can to get them here every day. Attendance Trophy - the class with the best attendance for that week receives & displays the coveted Attendance Trophy in their room for the next week.
January Daily Coloring Page - Copies were distributed for each class.
Taylor students have been receiving curriculum from the Second Steps Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program in their classrooms. They are learning about showing empathy towards others. Please visit https://www.secondstep.org/ to learn more about this program and ask your student what they have been learning.
Great Attendance is: Every Student, attends school Every Day, and On Time. Please continue helping your student attend school every single day. Classrooms celebrate by earning the Weekly Best Attendance Trophy. If your student must be absent, please call the attendance line 801-737-8950 first thing in the morning and leave a message of your student's name, grade, your name, and reason for absence.
School counselors are advocates for students. They seek to build relationships to help students grow emotionally, socially and academically. Counselors are first and foremost here to support student academic and learning development, helping students achieve school success. Second, life and career development, which helps students focus on future life and career goals. Counselors work to provide an awareness of multicultural and global citizenship to allow students to see opportunity in the ever evolving global communities. Finally, the school counselor provides social and emotional support allowing students to develop resiliency and strength as they work towards their future. Your school counselor is in the school to support you!
"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality" Malala Yousafzai
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