Emotional, moral, social and intellectual development is fundamental
to the healthy growth of Middle School students. The Middle School
advisory program helps support this development by promoting
age-appropriate activities and discussions about integrity,
accountability, awareness and respect. Advisory helps students build
connections within the community and helps the Middle School develop and
maintain a caring, challenging community.
The Advisory Program helps develop these connections in several ways:
- Students will receive individual support from a faculty member
who will encourage them to set goals, take responsibility for learning
and increase self awareness. Students will consider how best to
challenge themselves by using the resources around them, seeking help,
managing time, taking risks and learning from mistakes. The advisor will
also communicate with parents.
- Students will participate in group activities, guided discussion
and informal conversation to discuss their role in creating a caring
community built on integrity, accountability, respect and trust. Grade
level themes of community (6th), collaboration/teamwork (7th) and
leadership (8th) will provide the framework for many activities and
discussions. These activities will also help students to build cohesive,
meaningful bonds within the Bullis community.
In advisory groups, students will engage in community service, learning
how to become active and responsible world citizens. They will reflect
on their experiences, roles in the community, ability to respond to the
needs of people and the world around them, and responsibilities to
themselves and others.