**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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Principal’s Guide by Grade:

Support & Mentoring plus Learning Teamwork, Communication, Problem-Solving

9th Grade

  • Take on responsibilities that require you to work with others (e.g., teams, group projects, clubs, family projects).
  • Practice asking people you respect for advice:
      • Include fellow students, teachers, professionals in your community.
      • Develop the poise to approach with professionalism and confidence, state what you need, listen and learn, and show appropriate gratitude.
  • Use tutorial as a chance to learn from other students as well as asking the teacher for help. Practicing this teamwork will prepare you to solve problems with others in your career.

10th Grade

  • Continue intentional use & development of skills introduced last year.
  • Understand the concept of Social Capital. Think about where investment in relationships will support you.

11th Grade

  • Plan more intense  use & development of skills introduced lin 9th grade.
  • Begin intentional development of social capital beyond Newport (e.g., church, community service, mentors, coaches, family friends, parents of friends).

12th Grade

  • Take courses with Project Based Learning to test and refine “soft skills” (communication, teamwork, problem-solving).
  • Test & improve skills with challenging tasks at school and in your activities.
  • Research leaders among intended fields of study and follow them on professional social media platforms (e.g., professors in intended field at universities of choice, industry leaders, journalists who cover your field of interest).
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