The Advisee Program is a relationship to be nurtured rather than a curriculum to be covered.
The Middle School Advisee Mission
Maumee Valley Country Day Middle School Advisee Program’s mission is to foster kindness, respect for self and others, participation and responsibility.
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.
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:
Develop a 1-to-1 relationship with each advisee. Get to know each advisee well (strengths, weaknesses, passions, etc).
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 Touchstones (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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