Each school year, all middlers are assigned to an advisory group. Morning advisory period is a very important time during the school day for both students and teachers. This time allows all of us to start our day in a positive manner. This advisory group is home base every morning for morning circles, discussion about a recent life event, and for students to build connections with a teacher. Advisory groups typically average between 9-12 students all of whom are in the same grade.
To build a stronger relationship with each group and between students, each advisory group designs their own flag and writes a group covenant (or group agreement) early in the school year. The advisory flag is then hung in the Cafetorium for the remainder of the school year while the group covenant is hung in the advisory homeroom location. A covenant is an agreed upon statement of expectations that all students in that group are expected to adhere to throughout the year.
Here are some examples of what the advisory groups have created this school year.