Badger Rock has a goal for all of our students to graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in whatever future path they choose. This goal was developed with feedback from more than 2500 students, teachers and community members. You can see these skills below in what we call the MMSD Graduate Vision. Families are key partners in helping students to become college, career, and community ready. This email will explain some key action steps that we are taking as a school this year in order to help our students develop the Graduate Vision skills. This email will also provide you with some ideas for how you can support your student.
Badger Rock students will experience a number of different supports to help them to develop the Graduate Vision skills this year. These experiences include:
All students will be learning about the Graduate Vision Competencies in their Project Time classes during the month of October.
All students will choose at least one Graduate Vision Competency to focus on their year and will incorporate that Competency into their projects. Eighth graders will choose two Competencies.
Each month students will reflect on how their classroom assignments and other projects have helped them grow toward the Graduate Vision Competencies.
In second semester, all students will create a project that illustrates their growth toward their chosen Graduate Vision Competency(ies).
Each student will maintain an e-portfolio to hold evidence of their exploration, growth, and next steps. This portfolio is housed within Xello, a post-secondary planning website. Badger Rock supported our students to share this portfolio with you during the month of October. At the end of 8th grade, students will complete a Portfolio Presentation by sharing key items from this portfolio to tell their story of growth, readiness, and next steps with an adult. We will share with you more information about this later this year.
How do I support my student’s College, Career and Community Readiness?
- Access your student’s Xello e-portfolio, learn how by clicking here.
- Understand the different components of your student’s Xello e-portfolio, by clicking here.
- Help your student use Xello to conduct post-secondary and career research, by clicking here.
- Use College Board Family Checklists to support your student’s future planning. Find out more by clicking here.
How do I learn more?
Contact our ACP Coordinator/Counselor Jamie Ames at email@example.com.