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2018-19 Transition to Alpha Houses & Junior Meetings

Reported by ryan_vankampen@ipsd.org on 4/12/18

Class House to Alpha House Transition
Next year Waubonsie Valley will be restructuring the class house system. Starting in summer 2018, houses and house staff will be grouped by student/family last name instead of year in school. The new system will be called an Alpha House. Under the new structure, students will still have access to a dean, counselor, social worker, psychologist and secretaries but those support staff may change depending on the student’s last name.

Pride House- Students last names A-E
Tradition House- Students last names F-L
Spirit House- Students last names M-R
Warrior House- Students last names S-Z

The counseling department wants to work with our students during this transition. Because post-secondary planning and college applications are just around the corner, transition activities will start with our current juniors who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2018. We have set aside time over the next two weeks (4/16 – 4/26) for juniors to make an introductory appointment with their senior year counselor. These meetings are meant to be a short introduction between student and counselor that will help facilitate conversations over the summer and into next fall as application season starts. In the fall each senior student will also be scheduled for a formal post-secondary planning meeting with his or her counselor during the months of September or October.

Counselors will be available over the summer for current freshmen or sophomores who want to make an introductory appointment with their new alpha counselor.

Juniors can sign up now for an appointment with their senior year counselor. To reserve an appointment time slot, please visit http://www.waubonsiestudent.org/alphahouse.html and complete the google survey using your student email address. At this time, meetings are for current juniors only.

Below is a link to a complete list of Alpha House student and staff assignments for the 2018-19 school year.

Attachment 1 ( pdf)

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