Aug Dates
9th grade--Vince
10th grade--Brenda
11 grade--Sara
12 grade--Abra
Intro to Advisory
Intro to Advisory
Intro to Advisory
Intro to Advisory
PowerSchool: Grades and Attendance
Grades and Attendance
Grades and Attendance
Planner (upon request - stuff faculty boxes w extras)
Grades and Attendance
Planner (upon request - stuff faculty boxes w extras)
School Culture: CLEAR
School Culture
School Culture
-LEH/Share Club Involvement


Handbook Chats

School Culture
LEH/Share Club Involvement

Social Media 101
Link Crew - Clubs & School Involvement
Handbook Chats
Social Media 101
Get to know activity
Social Media 101
Get to know activity
Get to know activity
Senior Meeting/Handbook

Student Check In & Advisory Choice
Student Check In & Advisory Choice
Student Check In & Advisory Choice
Student Check In & Advisory Choice

May 21-24

May 21:  Advisory students will come to your room after lunch for 20 minutes prior to their 6th hour final.  Students can study quietly or complete work for this week

May 24 schedule below--you will have your advisory students from 8:10-9:30.  During that time, they will go to auxiliary gym to turn in their laptops--follow the schedule

Advisory and Laptop Return:  8:10-9:30 (refer to last day email for exact time between 8:10-8:30)
Assembly:  9:30-10:30
Yearbook Distribution and Signing:  10:30-12:10


Administrative Message

Please click on the "Admin Chat" link below to show the 10-minute Administrative Message

Advisor Check In

Please visit with each student in regards to how things are going as we near the end of the school year. Chat about
  • grades
  • plans for finishing strong
  • appropriate use of LH
  • any other items of importance/concern

Celebration Planning

This Thursday Advisory will host their end of year celebrations! Plan the celebration with your students (food/drink sign up, games...other ideas your group might have).

Advisory Survey

March 21

TEACH Kansas City: Student Survey Instructions

Along with 20 other local districts and teacher preparation programs, Liberty Public Schools (LPS) is a founding partner of the recently launched TEACH Kansas City initiative.  This initiative’s goal is to elevate the perception of the teaching profession to attract more high school and college students to consider teaching, and then to provide those students with free resources, tools, and support to become teachers in the Kansas City area.

One of the elements of the partnership is the Career Interest Survey for high school students, which is a key enabler of LPS’s ability to identify and eventually recruit back its alumni to become teachers once they graduate from college.

This online survey is very short (3-5 min), and will provide LPS, your team, and your students with valuable information and opportunities:
  • Students get the option to sign up for TEACH Kansas City, where they will gain access to information, tools, and opportunities to help them explore and pursue teaching.
  • After the survey administration, schools will receive a summary of their student responses (e.g., career interests, desired career exploration resources, etc...) to further inform any existing college and career planning efforts in place, and with each annual administration, you will be able to track and benchmark results over time.
  • After students graduate from high school, schools will have access to data about their alumni who are TEACH Kansas City subscribers (e.g., how many are education majors, etc…) and the opportunity to communicate with them through TEACH Kansas City.
  • Direct students to this link: (note: this link is case-sensitive so all letters should be lowercase)


Breakfast Club is excited to have your partnership in launching our #BuildSomeoneUp 
initiative. Please show the video below (4 min). 

Please make sure you are able to play it and that the audio is easily heard. The beginning and ending text is important for the overall message we are conveying. 

  •  After the video, ask the students to check their emails. The video will be emailed to them. We are hoping that everyone will want to share and post the video to start a wave of building up others!
  • You can, of course, run with this theme in any way you like!  One thought might be to take a group advisory pic and tweet it out sharing how your advisory is all about #BuildSomeoneUp 
  • David McDorman invited Dallas Ackerman to this event. There is a possibility that someone may come to your classroom for feedback/response.

Advisory Competition - Social Work Closet

Please show Advisory students the slideshow below AND the embedded video

March Advisory

March Advisory Dates

3/14--P/T conf
90 minute advisory lesson as juniors complete ACT info
1. Josten’s Harbor TV Videos and Discussion ?s (30 min-45)
Class Starter: Before Harbor Videos...Ask students…

  • What are you good at? What do you hope to be good at?
  • How do you handle setbacks?
  • What are some distractions that prevent you from achieving goals?
2. Grade checks (15-20 min)
3. Quiet study time (30 min)
4. Remind students to bring items to advisory for the Social Work Drive - Necessities Closet
LINK Lesson

February 14 and 21

February 14: Thankful Hearts and Power School Course Verification

1. It is time to check your 2018-2019 course requests in PowerSchool!

How to review your requests in PowerSchool
Log into PowerSchool.
Click on CLASS REGISTRATION to view requests.
For class options refer to the 2018-2019 Course List and Description located on the Counseling web page. (

Click HERE to confirm or make changes to your course requests. 
This must be completed by 3pm Thursday, February 22nd.

2. Each student will write 2 thank you notes to teachers on provided note card
    • Be sure to include teacher's first and last name.
    • Also make sure student includes his/her first and last name.
    • Give students a sucker either during or after they complete TWO thank you notes

    • Logistics:
  • February 21
    • LINK Lesson

Jan. 17: Goal Setting


Follow the lesson below for goal setting and keeping up their motivation this semester.

  • Teacher Lesson Plan:

  • Have students get out a sheet of paper or Give each student a sheet of paper titled 3 Key Things (copy of above link)Lesson Objective: Bring awareness to the importance surrounding goal setting, understand the preparation required to meet goals and why we should strive to be our best self everyday.
  • Guidelines for completing the “3 Key Things”
    • Something to look forward to: This is to motivate students to work for the end goal of whatever is is they’re trying to accomplish. Hopefully when they have their something to look forward to, that will inspire them to push through any tribulations in their path. This could be a goal they look forward to accomplishing, a time in their life they look forward to, or even small things such as looking forward to a break from school.
    • Someone to look up to: This will serve as a motivator to not only strive to do our best for ourselves, but for others too. The more reason we have to accomplish something, the more likely it is to get done. Students could look up to a religious figure, a coach, a parent or mentor.
    • Something to chase: When we have something to chase, there’s always a reason to keep pushing ourselves to go further. Encourage students to make this a long term objective of theirs, as it will be more effective if they always have what they’re chasing in mind as a motivator to continually strive to be all that they can be. For example, they could be chasing their best self, meaning they will chase that and try to become better each day.
  • After this is filled out, collect the sheets from everybody and hold onto it until one of the last advisories of second semester. These sheets will be handed back to students in the spring so as they complete the year and move onto the next, they will be able to reflect upon what they listed and find ways to improve on it.

Show video (18 min) about success tips from Will Smith: