Sprute Advisory: 8th grade girls


Villa Academy’s Middle School Advisory program supports our whole child development of compassionate hearts and confident minds through intentional time dedicated to developing connections within a small supportive group of peers and a trusting relationship with a caring adult advocate. Key elements of our program include:

Advocacy & Academic Growth: We will be advocates for your children. We will support their academic lives, oversee school logistics, and coordinate communication between school and home.

Social, Emotional & Spiritual Growth: We will do activities that help develop social and self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills within a safe environment where students can take healthy risks and grow.

Community Building & Invigoration: Advisory provides opportunities for inclusive social interaction that promotes our school climate of respect, integrity and compassion in a structure that allows for connection, creativity, and fun.

This year in 8th-grade advisory we will focus on Leadership. We will give students authentic and developmentally appropriate opportunities to develop practical leadership skills. We provide opportunities to take an active role in shaping their community, providing valuable service to the school, and modeling servant leadership for younger students. Some activities include: planning activities and leading their peers at Leadership Camp, serving at the Italian Dinner, participating in Student Council, leading Middle School Assemblies, hosting the Grandparents’ Day visit and of course being with their beloved Kindergarten Buddies!

Advisory this year will also devote time and support for managing the 8th Grade Culminating Project and the high school application process.  The students will be applying the academic, social, and emotional skills they have learned at Villa through the transition to high school.

Our purpose as advisors is to be an advocate and guide, to take the time to get to know each student well, to be available for any issues or concerns they have, and to ensure their success and well-being at school. Except for specific class issues, advisors are also the point of contact for students and their parents.

Feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions or concerns that may arise. If you feel there is something you need us to know about your child, your family or situation, please do not hesitate to share this information.

This year we are excited to welcome Andrés Arteaga to our team. Andrés will be teaching 5th-8th grade Spanish and 7th grade Religion.  He will be partnering with Kate Brooks for advisory.

We are looking forward to an amazing year.  Your students are already demonstrating their leadership skills.

The 8th grade Advisory Team

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