Advisor Group

The heart of Metro is the advisor/advisee system. Advisor groups meet each week for announcements, credit and attendance check ups and more. An advisor check in, check out is scheduled each school day.

To improve the advisor/advisee system we've identified four key actions for advisors.

  1. communicating student success with parents/guardians
  2. problem solving when obstacles interfere with learning
  3. monitoring schedules to ensure progress towards graduation
  4. assisting with career and post secondary plans

2017-2018 Advisor Group Semester 1 

Week 17, 18: Basketball Game Friday at Jane Boyd, 2 Hour delay schedule if needed, semester 1 reflection, update your Contact Info. 

Week 16: Metro READS equals LA credit, Re-Gift in the library, job opportunities

Week 15: E and I time 2:15-3:00 is set up for students to maximize credit earning. Theater show, Anime Club, Market on the Mount, See the Good challenge, Bucket filling Activity.

Week 14: GRATITUDE activity, and a thank you for another spectacular Turkey Day.

Turkey day 2017

Week 12 and Week 13: Turkey Day sign up, game plans and expectations

Week 11: 300 credit system and 40 credit system, variable credits

Week 10: Senior and family photo opportunities, Creating your First Adult Budget

Week 9: Attendance and credits, holiday jobs, Are You Ready For a Job?

Week 8: Advancing the Future tours, lunchtime reminders 11:00 lunch begins, last call at 11:25, in class 11:30. 

Week 7: Metro Gear order forms in Main Office, shout out to all ChickenStock participants, 32 units of blood collected at Blood Drive, Volleyball staff vs  students scrimmage, October Bullying Awareness Month. 

Week 5: Attendance at quarter mark of the semester, E and I time, hashtag voting Primary Metro hashtag: #PHOENIXRISING, #PHOENIXRISES, #PHOENIXFAMILY, #PURPLEREIGN choose one on Canvas, Yearbook class offered talk to Ben or Gary, Blood Drive, ChickenStock

Week 4: Power School permissions for field trips and more, ACT test deadline, Chickenstock coming up, Blood Drive coming up.

Week 3: CR2 refresh: that's Caring, Respect and Responsibility; Outdoor Ed upcoming Canoe Trip; Iowa Workforce tour; College Fair; talk with Tara; Picture Day and Open house next week.

Week 2: BitMojis for students and staff, Curt the Job Coach has opportunities- see him in Room 201 in the afternoon.

Week 1: Welcome Back!, general info, Job Shadow and Volleyball opportunities

2016-2017 Advisor Group Semesters 1 and 2 completed

Semester 2, completed
Week 18: Congratulations graduates, Summer school June 6- June 12, correct contact info.
Week 17: Congratulations Metro Theater!, Yearbooks, Metro READS prize winners, jobs for summer.
Week 16: Metro Theater on May 17thanks to all who donated blood, Metro READS prize winner
Week 15: Prom May 6, CPR May 10, Blood Drive May 10, Outdoor Ed video, senior events
Week 14: Prom Rules, Vaccine Requirements for next year, Summer School survey
Week 13: Ag Day at KCC, Iowa Assessments are done provide feedback. 
Week 11: STEAM is part of the Innovation Expo on April 13
Week 10: 2017-18 Vaccine Requirements, GYT -get yourself tested-, Wellness Activities 
Week 9: Congratulations to Metro Speech qualifying for the state finals 1st time ever.
Week 8: Open House March 23, Personal Data Sheet, GYT, Mike Gillette author of Mind Boss at Metro
Week 7: Springbreakstravaganza!, Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Guitar class at Metro
Week 5: Metro Counseling site, CR2 in the Clinic, another successful blood drive
Week 4: College visits, Scholarship meeting, Picture Day February 28, quarter mark of the semester
Week 3: Attendance, CR2 in the cafeteria, Blood drive
Week 2: Work Experience Canvas course, Youth Job Fair Feb 23, Self-service password directions.
Week 1: Metro Theater, Metro robotics and Metro Basketball Metro Reads feedback

Semester 1, completed
Week 18: Rotary Service Above Self Award Kyara Simmons, Kids Against Hunger Food Boxes.
Week 17: Registration, 80% attenders get first choice of classes, E and I time maximizes credit
Week 16: Congratulations Metro Basketball, 29th year of St Wenceslaus food baskets
Week 15: Remembering Sandy Hook, Metro Theater tie-in.
Week 14: Correct contact information is vital- inform your advisor or the Main Office. 
Week 12: Summer Service Learning Trip shared a video:Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Week 11: Tips on earning credit, Financial Aid Presentation November 15
Week 9: Mid-Term grades, E and I time 2:15-3:00, Jobs and a Personal Data Sheet
Week 8: Review of CR2, October is Bullying Awareness month a video
Week 7: Student Pledge Against Gun Violence hand prints and signatures.
Week 5:Intramural b-ball Tues. and Thurs 2:15-3:15 talk with Ben, Blood Drive Oct. 5
Week 4: ChickenStock community volunteer day, September 30.
Week 3: Attendance, CR2 refresher, 9-11 remembrance
Week 2: Graduation Progress Report, attendance and productivity equals earning credit
Week 1: New schedule, Metro Reads, new staff

2015-2016 Advisor Group Semesters 1 and 2 completed

Semester 2, completed
Week 15: Wellness Day May 27, Blood Drive 
Week 14: Childhood Cancer Campaign E and I time to earn credit, Metro Prom
Week 13: Earth Day Litter Blitz, Childhood Cancer Campaign Pie in the face 
Week 11: Summer Jobs, April is Get Yourself Tested month, Spring Outdoor Ed trip
Week 10: Metro Threads, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 8: Driver's Ed begins
Week 7: Congratulations Metro Basketball and Speech, Springbreakstravaganza
Week 5: DJ Mix class, Iowa Assessments are coming up
Week 4: Youth Job Fair, Women's Fitness, Winter Wellness.
Week 3: Basketball Tournament, Youth Job Fair, Paper Tigers at CSPS Hall and CR2. 
Week 2: Attendance, Guitar Classes, United Way Youth Survey
Week 1: Robotics Championship Tournament, Service Trip Fundraiser

Semester 1, completed
Week 18: Thank YOU for Recycling, Senior Send Off. 
Week 17: Registration for Semester 2, Art of Aces, Metro Robotics Match
Week 15: Reflect on Semester 1, Scholarship opportunities, Remembering Sandy Hook.
Week 14: Spring Job Shadow options, Theater Show, E & I time builds credit. 
Week 13: Turkey Day Prep, Attitude of Gratitude, chart attendance.
Week 12: Turkey Day Overview- Nov 24
Week 11: Career and College Readiness Night, Basketball, Work Experience on Canvas, 
Week 10: Career and College Readiness
Week 9: Especially For You Race, Open House, Volleyball ends
Week 7: Revisit CR2, respecting others. 
Week 6: Picture Day, Blood Drive, October Bullying Awareness Month.
Week 5: Chicken Stock all school activity.
Week 4: Chickenstock: September 25, link to ChickenStock video on You Tube .
Week 3.5: Chickenstock,Phoenix Student Council applications, CR2 field trip reminders.
Week 3: 9-11 Remembrance, TED talks and StoryCorps
Week 1: Graduation progress reports, School Bus schedules.

2014-2015 Terms 1,2,3 Advisor group plans completed
Term 3 Advisor Group, 2014-15, completed

Week 12: Final registration, new schedule for new year
Week 11: Pre-registration, summer school, free summer meals.
Week 10: Senior Reception, Metro Theater Organic Connections, Metro 40th birthday
Week 9: Law Day 2015
Week 8: Food Service Staff Appreciation, ACT registration 
Week 7: Schedule for next year, Law Day 2015, Yearbook 2014-15 survey
Week 6: Summer school, yearbook art contest, CR2 in the hallways and at Metro
Week 5: Are You Responsible?, blood drive, Metro Threads
Week 4: Focus on citizenship, Prep to Grad for seniors, Kirkwood Regional Center classes
Week 3: Compass testing, intramural basketball, school photos
Week 2: KCC Academy classes, job opportunities
Week 1: Review Term 2 credits, Iowa Assessments, Power School and Canvas log in

Term 2 Advisor Group, 2014-15, completed
Week 12: Winter Wellness all school activity
Week 11: 80% attendance registration, District Survey, Microsoft 365 for staff students.
Week 10: Teen Dating Violence Awareness, scholarship info, parenting classes.
Week 9: Are You A Respectful Person? reflect on respect towards others
Week 8: Correlation attendance and credit, Parenting Children of African Descent class 
Week 7: Review of Clinic CR2 Expectations, history behind Martin Luther King Day.
Week 6: Guitar Class Review of SIP goals, Review of School-Wide CR2 Expectations.
Week 4: Compass testing, Work Experience Canvas class, CR2 Notes.
Week 3: Spreading Holiday Cheer all school activity, news story.
Week 2: Chart attendance, Spreading Holiday Cheer.
Week 1: Review credits, How Soon Can I Graduate?, Attendance Bar Graph.

Term 1 Advisor Group, 2014-15 completed
Week 13: Turkey Day committees/Senior send-off
Week 12: Turkey Day sign up, behavior guidelines
Week 11: History of Veteran's Day/Green Team Project
Week 10: Job seeking tips
Week 9: Mid-term review if needed/College application week
Week 8: Mid-term/Bullying awareness (following assembly)
Week 7: Happy 40th Birthday Metro
Week 6: SIP information - CR2 update
Week 5: Chickenstock Day of Caring
Week 4: Chickenstock Sign up
Week 3: Remembering 9/11
Week 2: CR2 Jeopardy
Week 1: CR2 Refresher/13-14 data share
First Day: Welcome back/distribute schedules/Summer reflection