Seminar is another unique piece of IB in Henrico County. The purpose is to instruct students on many program topics such as CAS, IB assessments, and the Personal Project. In addition to the learning the nuts and bolts of the IB Program, educational lessons are built around the IB Learner Profile traits and each month a different trait is highlighted. This is accomplished through films, discussions, essays, guest speakers and other activities. The 12th grade students meet Mondays on a rotating schedule with the coordinator throughout the academic year.
This year’s theme for seniors is “How can I prepare for my future?” We will talk about planning for the future, fulfilling goals and dreams, and striving to do your very best.
3/18–We discussed the final senior seminar and you signed up for the third of three CAS meetings with Ms. Harper.
3/11–The Ethics Council visited for a discussion about some college-related topics.
3/4–Ms. Hunt presented on life beyond high school. You did activities on roommates and budgeting, and discussed your feelings on heading to college.
2/11–We watched parts of a Frontline documentary on the teenage brain to better understand sleep and how our needs change over time. We also read and discussed a SLEEP ARTICLE
2/4–We finished 2 Million Minutes and a discussion followed.
1/7–We began the viewing of 2 Million Minutes. The documentary follows students from China, India and the US in their final year in high school. How do their experiences and preparation for high education differ?
11/26–Henrico IB grad, William Poole, visited to talk about his high school IB experiences and how they helped him in college and beyond.
11/12–Thank you to HR specialists, Ms. Kish and Ms. Traylor, who visited seminar to share tips on interview etiquette. You role played, watched a few video clips and shared your interviewing experiences. They have shared their PPT with you.
10/29–School psychologist, Ms. Smith, came to share strategies on stress management. You did a breathing exercise and a gratitude activity. She would like for you to consider using the stress journal and mindful journal as tools to cope with stress.
10/26–A big thank you to Mr. Gil Villanueva, University of Richmond Associate President and Dean of Admissions, who visited the seniors to talk about the admissions process.
10/22–exam registration through ManageBAc happened today. Any issues or questions? Stop by the IB Office. We also read and discussed the article How I got a 7 on IB exams. It provides a student perspective on exam preparation. You may also read Examiners Tips for a perspective by those who score exams.
10/1–The Ethics Council led seminar to talk about college prep.
9/24–Ms. Hunt visited for continued support on the college application process. Here is the presentation she shared.
9/17–Today was a CAS refresher followed by another discussion of how the diploma is awarded. See the DP General Regulations handout you received in seminar Sept. 2017 or visit the DP tab of the IB Tucker website to download another copy.
9/10–post a selfie to the padlet to tell me how you’re feeling about senior year. https://padlet.com/ellie_mcgee29/Classof2019 You shared some seminar topics you would like to have this year and you received the forms below and we discussed the content.
Complete the following forms and return them to the IB Office by 9/24