4th Annual Senior Prep Day

Volunteers needed!

4TH ANNUAL SENIOR PREP DAY

MARCH 22,2007
8:30 – noon
Hoboken High School Gym

The 4th Annual Senior Prep Day has been placed on the calendar and the call for volunteers has begun and a plea to participate in an event that benefits our local Hoboken High School Students.

This event started off as a volunteer effort to benefit the graduating seniors who weren’t going on to college (60% of the graduating class) but quickly grew to include the entire senior and junior class.

On March 22, from 8:30am – noon, local volunteers will gather in the High School Gymnasium to help students write resumes and coach them on interview techniques. They will also advise them on how to present themselves appropriately in their wardrobe/hair/make-up.

An exciting new element that started last year is the inclusion of local entrepreneurs, who will talk with students on how they got started in business and give the students a new perspective on the opportunities that are available to them.

We are also introducing for the first time our local creative forces from Neumann Leather and the Monroe Arts Center to interact with the students as well as expanding the role of volunteers who would like to review the student’s sketchbooks and drawings to give them insight into the careers that they can pursue.

We look forward to sharing this great experience with you and ask that if you have friends, co-workers, relatives or neighbors that would like to join us please extend an invitation. I can be contacted for further information at Theresa@TheresaMinutillo.com or by phone 201-795-9409.

Hoboken High School

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8 Comments on "4th Annual Senior Prep Day"


oldhobo
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oldhobo
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”83178″]Here is a question as I really don’t know the answer……..doesn’t the High School have a career center and some guidance counselors that should be doing this already as part of their jobs? I applaud the volunteers for getting involved, but I am confused why they are doing work someone else may already have been hired for…….[/quote]

Fair and good question. For a school to function properly and effectively, the community needs to be heavily involved. The volunteers offer a fresh prospective to the “outside” world which is necessary for future success. Esp. in a place like Hoboken- many of these kids won’t go to college, but perhaps can be inspired by artists, voc tech professionals, etc… There is much more to life than going straight to college. The volunteers aren’t necessarily doing other people’s jobs. That being said… This day is great for the kids because they can probably cut class and not get in trouble!

matt_72
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8 years 4 months ago

Shoot – at $25K a kid, the school system could afford to devote some resources to helping kids get a job after graduation. What is it all those administrators do with all their time anyway? Why isn’t one of them running job search & inverviewing seminars/workshop for all the Juniors/Seniors? If they are going to spend all that money, they could at least pretend to “do something” with the money…..

matt_72
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8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”83186″]Well said escaped68. At my schools the only thing the guidance counselors did was arrange student schedules. They were the ones you went to to add or drop a class. Beyond that very limited responsibility, they were essentially wastes of money and space that got to take the summer off. A real racket.[/quote]

Yeah – but don’t high schools up here also have a career center w/ counselors?

Red Haven
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Red Haven
8 years 4 months ago

Well said escaped68. At my schools the only thing the guidance counselors did was arrange student schedules. They were the ones you went to to add or drop a class. Beyond that very limited responsibility, they were essentially wastes of money and space that got to take the summer off. A real racket.

matt_72
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8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”83181″]Most school counselors are clueless when in comes to the outside world. Most have never held a job in the private sector. I have found this out with dealing with them as a parent. But the best is what my daughter, a teacher,told me “when I went to high school I though the counselors were assholes now that I’m teaching I know they are assholes” The best thing is for these students is for someone to talk to them not down to them, a role model,a guide,or a friend. If you can help just one maybe it will help.[/quote]

Then perhaps the school should replace the counselor? I know that some of the ones at my old school were pretty good…..and there were a couple who were just collecting a paycheck.

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