College and Career Days – 2012

Posted: December 19, 2012 in career, Collaboration, college, Connected, Leadership, Learning, PLN, Principals, Team, Vision

College Days

Thinking back to when I was in high school, I remember that if we wanted any information on college, we went down this hallway to a bookshelf that had many college catalogs that we could read. We could look at the book right there, but we couldn’t take it and really go through it and study it. Keep in mind that this was back in the day before we had the internet.

Yesterday we had thirteen colleges represented at this year’s College Day. Most colleges are already out for Christmas Break, so reps from thirteen is good. I was really impressed with the information they presented to our students. They talked about dorm life, cafeterias, student activities, student parking, in addition to presenting academic information.

career days

Today we had speakers representing twenty different occupations. One of the things we wanted was to offer a wide range of different career choices. We had a lawyer, firefighter, police investigators, a nurse, air conditioner service specialist, a chemist, photographer, a Justice of the Peace, an emergency dispatcher, barber, paramedic, a professional football player, car salesman, real estate agent, infrared technician, Hot Shot driver, President of an oil & gas company, banker, public relations officer, pharmaceutical rep, social worker, owner of a trucking company, sales rep, recruitment specialist for a wireless carrier, and a welder.

For the last two days, we tried to give the students a lot of information about colleges and universities, as well as, a wide variety of career opportunities. This year we brought up our 8th graders and included them so that they may begin thinking about all the different opportunities there are for them.

I was talking to my son last night about colleges and careers. He asked me when I was his age, if I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. That reminded me about when I was in high school. I didn’t have this kind of opportunity and exposure to many different possibilities with colleges and careers, so I hope these last two days helps these students by opening their eyes to just part of the world that is out there.

  1. Thanks to for my AWARD nomination. GEEEEZ! It took me forever to continue the award going…So sorry! But here goes…


    The Liebster Award is an award for blogs with less than 200 followers. The Liebster award was originated in Germany and quickly spread out. Liebster means favorite or dearest. You can be nominated by a blogger that thinks you blog is good and useful. I think this is a supercool award!

    Post eleven fun facts about yourself
    Answer the questions from the blogger that nominated you and make eleven questions for the bloggers you’re going to nominate.
    Nominate eleven bloggers and link them in your post. You can’t tag back!
    Let them know on their blog.

    Eleven facts about me:
    I love God.
    I believe in Jesus.
    I love my husband (he’s so hot!).
    I am a mom.
    I am a teacher.
    I love art.
    Painting is my favorite thing to do.
    I do not eat donuts.
    Clouds are amazing to me.
    I blog to get things out sometimes.

    The questions I was asked by the person who nominated me:

    Do you have any phobias? Not that I know of???
    Do you suffer from OCD? Only when it comes to hygiene.
    Your biggest lessons so far? Don’t tell God you have plans! –duhh!
    If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it? Take care of a lot of people. Further the Kingdom of GOD
    What do you do for fun? ART
    Are you a morning or night person? BOTH
    Can you define love in your own way? being UNSELFISH
    If one song were to describe your life, what song would it be? MY WISH by Rascal Flatts
    What are the three most important things in your life? God, Family and Friends
    Have you ever fired a gun? Yep
    If you were stuck on an island and could take one thing what would it be? BIBLE

    MY NOMINATIONS: (I only have ten! Ug! Sorry again!)

    The Fifth Sparrow (sweet blog)
    Candy Coated Reality (has over 1000 followers but had to list it: LOVE IT!)
    Parenting Tips (I’m sure has more than 200 followers but HAD to include this one.)
    The Christ Centered Shepherd (nice!)
    MAZE A DAY (not sure if they have more than 200 followers??)
    Northern Art Teacher ( ART!!! )
    Jesus is my Joy (simply said)
    Life Through My Lens (neat ideas!)

    ELEVEN questions to my nominations:

    Why do you blog?
    How did you start blogging?
    What did your favorite teacher do to become that for you?
    What is your best subject?
    What is your NO BRAINER activity?
    Do you chill to music more than once a week?
    What’s the last thing you created?
    Define PEACE in your own words.
    What is your favorite season?
    Coffee or Tea?
    Do you chew gum?

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