Middle School Advisory

The middle school Advisory Program offers girls knowledge and hands-on practice around a wide range of social and emotional topics, while helping them discover their own unique strengths and abilities.

The team of homeroom teachers (5th and 6th grades) or advisors (7th and 8th grades) work together to implement a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for each grade level. The Advisory Program also provides opportunities for students to put Sacred Heart Goals into action with grade-level community service projects.

The Advisory Program focuses on developmentally appropriate topics for each grade level.

5th Grade Advisory

Getting Grounded as a Child of the Sacred Heart

6th Grade Advisory

Take Flight: Developing Independence and Community

7th Grade Advisory

Know Yourself: Your Strengths and Stretches

8th Grade Advisory

Appreciating Complexity

Middle School Advisory Program skill-building includes:

Adolescent Development

How your brain works and changes; decision-making

Communication Skills

Listening; having hard conversations; advocating for self
Collaboration Working on a team; autonomy within a group; building consensus; developing effective group strategies
Digital Citizenship Healthy habits around technology use; internet safety; role of social media; real vs. virtual friendships
Growth Mindset

Defining growth-mindset; embracing challenge; knowing personal strengths and stretches; developing new strategies

Managing and Understanding Emotions Dealing with stress; understanding the language of emotions; situational anxiety; self-calming techniques
Personal Health and Well-Being Care and feeding of the human body: sleep, nutrition, body image, managing time and energy
Personal Leadership Using feedback as information; goal-setting; personal advocacy; managing time; regrouping after setbacks; recognizing personal strengths; positive self-talk; engagement
Reflection Skills Assessing personal growth; naming what is and isn’t working
Relationship Skills Healthy friendships; setting boundaries; diffusing drama; branching out; gracefully moving on; conflict resolution
Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria Community building; Sacred Heart traditions; grade-level service projects; Ravens spirit events