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  • Supportive and Caring Environment

    Middle School Advisee
The Middle School advisee program's mission is to foster kindness, respect for self and others, participation and responsibility, and allow for relationships to be nurtured rather than a curriculum to be covered.
We provide a supportive and caring environment that addresses the needs of each individual student. Every student is well known, cared for, encouraged, respected, welcomed, appreciated, and celebrated. Each student has an adult advocate in his/her advisor.

Middle School advisors know students well and are available for them throughout their Middle School career for everything from academic support to confidence-building and encouragement.

Students typically enter the Middle School with an assigned advisor and remain with them for 7th and 8th grade. A good balance of 7th and 8th graders are put in the same advisee so that students can get to know one another better. Students are to respect one another and their advisor during their time.

Advisors’ Key Responsibilities

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  • Develop a one-to-one relationship with each advisee

    • Get to know each advisee well, including their strengths, weaknesses, and passions
    • Serve as an in-house expert and contact for all persons concerned with the advisee.
    • Routinely check advisees’ grades.
    • Communicate with advisees’ parents.
    • Help advisees set goals.
  • Foster the MS Pillars (kindness, respect, participation and responsibility).

    • Facilitate the development of activities related to the advisee curriculum.
    • Be a role model of the MS Touchstones.
    • Encourage and foster each advisee to identify his/her own values.
  • Encourage and foster personal development of each advisee using positivity and kindness

    • Encourage and foster self-advocacy in students.
    • Encourage and foster leadership in students.
    • Act as a conflict mediator for students.
    • Assist students in recognizing their personal talents, interests, and passions.
  • Act as an adult advocate for advisees

    • Communicate with each advisee’s parents regularly.
    • Take attendance each day.
    • Conduct student-parent-teacher conferences.
    • Be knowledgeable in the developmental needs of adolescents.
    • Be involved in any disciplinary/behavioral issues that arise with the advisee.
    • Advocate for advisees with teachers and other faculty members.
  • Advisees’ Key Responsibilities

    • Approach advisee time with an open mind and a “go with the flow” disposition.
    • Encourage, celebrate and care for members of the advisee.
    • Develop a 1-to-1 relationship with his/her advisor.
    • Actively engage with their advisor and peers

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  • Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, & Participation

    Middle School Pillars
The Middle School Pillars of kindness, respect, responsibility, and participation are integral to every student’s learning experience. Advisors are devoted to making sure that students represent the pillars and that they succeed. Class participation, social events, and community service also give students time to work on these areas.

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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.