Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Worley 8th Graders Prepare for Life After College - Begin with the END in mind!

Today, our 8th grade students visited the TCC Mobile Go Center to learn about their options regarding future careers, college choices and general life choices.

Students used an online website College for All Texans to decide their life plan.

Students considered:

How much do I need to make each year or month to support the lifestyle I want to lead?

Which college can I attend to pursue the career I am interested in?

What career am I interested in?

Today's visit was both informative and exciting for most students. It was pretty neat to watch them create a life plan and start to consider everything they need to accomplish in high school to make that plan come alive.

We are helping our 8th graders begin their high school career with their ultimate career goals in mind!

It's never too early to start planning your future.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Worley AVID Goes to UT and Baylor!!

Last week, our 8th grade AVID students made two whirlwind college visits to the University of Texas in Austin on April 30th and Baylor University in Waco on May 2nd.

AVID sponsors - Leah Roberts and Jana Douglas- said the students were mesmerized by the vastness of UT and the personalized attention they received at Baylor. Students toured both campuses visiting the cafeteria, the dorms and even a 300 seat lecture hall. Students learned quite a bit about the culture of both campuses. On the ride home from Waco, the students reflected on their visits. Students compared the pros and cons of each university.
Exposing students to the college experience is the entire objective of the AVID program. All year, our students have been learning what it takes to make it to college AND how to be successful once they've made it there!

We are so proud that our Worley Tigers are already preparing for their college experience. It's never too early to make college plans.

Sic 'em Bears! 

Hook 'em Horns!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dr. B's Breakfast Book Club is reading Divergent by Veronica Roth

We are reading Divergent at Worley!

Divergent is a novel about a 16 year old girl named Beatrice Prior living in futuristic Chicago. This new society  is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - CANDOR (the honest), ABNEGATION (the selfless), DAUNTLESS (the brave), AMITY (the peaceful) and ERUDITE ( the intelligent). Beatrice must select the faction in which she will live for the rest of her life. The decision may take her away from her family forever. (from Veronica Roth's blog,

The book is such a page turner. Often, it has me at the end of my seat! The book makes you want to keep reading. I find myself saying, "I'm going to read just one more page...OK, just one more chapter!" Beatrice's character encounters tough decisions regarding friends, foes, family and what she will do with the rest of her life. It is such an interesting tale of a young person's journey to self discovery.

In our first book club meeting this morning, the students shared their ideas and thoughts about the book along with teachers. It was an amazing experience to share our love of books with each other.

Our next book club meeting will be Thursday, May 10th at 8am in the Worley Library. We will discuss pages 167-345. Students are welcomed to bring breakfast and eat while we discuss. Parents and teachers are welcome to join us too!

See you next Thursday!