• FROSH STUDENT CHECKLIST

     

     Recipe for Success: Show up for class every day, turn in every piece of homework and participate at least once a day in each class!

     

    August

    • Set your own personal goals for success in your classes and personal life
    • Share your goals with your teachers and develop a good rapport with each of them
    • Select a few activities, athletics, clubs and/or community service opportunities to try this year
    • Make it your responsibility to listen to/read the Daily Bulletin
    September

     

    • Catch the Drake Spirit!  Get involved with at least one extracurricular activity (i.e., athletics, community service, Mock Trial, start or join a club) per semester. 
    • Build a strong foundation in terms of study skills
    • Learn to use your Drake Planner & strive for effective time management
    • Focus on balance (family time, school, athletics, friends, personal time)
    • Write the names and phone numbers of at least three students in your Pirate Planner in case you are out ill or need help clarifying a homework assignment
    • Write the contact information for each teacher in your Pirate Planner in case you are out ill or need help clarifying a homework assignment
    • Plan an activities schedule that may include participation in one or more of the following: athletics, drama, music, student government, school-related activities (clubs), a job, and community service 
    • Use every Tutorial for academic support
    • Don’t worry about being perfect; no one is. Just start striving for your own personal best!

    October

     

    • Develop a good rapport with each of your counselor, your resource person for the next four years
    • Continue to use your Pirate Planner and check it daily
    • Discuss your plan for a successful frosh year with your parents.  Share your ideas on how you plan to Catch the Drake Spirit! 
    • Seek help from teachers if you don’t understand assignments or are struggling in a class
    • Use every Tutorial for academic support
    • Familiarize yourself with the Drake website

    December

     

    • Begin studying 15 minutes per day of each academic subject that you will be having a final exam for.  By starting early, you allow plenty of time to reinforce the information, practice skills you need to improve, and figure out what questions to ask your teacher prior to the final
    • Plan to read a fantastic book over the break – just for FUN!  That’s right, read for fun!

     

    January

     

    • Read the Instructional Guide.  Know both the graduation and college preparatory requirements, and see Ms Souder if you have questions
    • Visit the College/Career Center

     

    March

     

    • Talk with parents, teachers, and your counselor about your strengths and challenges and assess goals related to maximizing strengths and overcoming challenges
    • Participate in extracurricular activities, clubs or other organizations

     

    April

    • Meet with Ms Souder to review your year, share your success and look ahead to next year’s opportunities
    • Plan your summer activities: school, work, internship or community service

     

    May

    • Begin studying 15 minutes per day of each academic subject that you will be having a final exam for.  By starting early, you allow plenty of time to reinforce the information, practice skills you need to improve, and figure out what questions to ask your teacher prior to the final
    • Start to daydream a little about summer opportunities – think creative, family, fun, and include the reading of great books in your summer vision

    June

     

    • Thank all of your teachers and other staff for spending time with you every day as you move forward on your path to adulthood
    • Clean out your locker
    • CELEBRATE!!

     

    “Do more than is required.  What is the distance between someone

    who achieves their goals consistently

    and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? 

    The extra mile.”

     Gary Ryan Blair




    Last modified on 03/25/2013 by Sheila R Souder.