Purpose of Advisory

The Westbrook High School Advisory program promotes meaningful relationships between staff and students while providing academic support to students.  Through monthly meetings with their advisor, students experience a more personalized learning environment with a structure and set of practices for monitoring and encouraging academic progress and career/college readiness.  Each student, along with his/her counselor and advisor, develops an individualized student success plan to map out his/her educational path and set academic and personal goals.  

Roles and Responsibilities of the Advisor

  • Act as coach and advocate
  • Encourage advisees to participate in the life of WHS
  • Encourage advisees to achieve their academic potential
  • Obtain answers to students' academic and extra-curricular questions
  • Facilitate discussion of relevant topics
  • Discuss current issues in students' lives
  • Help students problem solve current concerns or issues
  • Help students guide other students through problems

Roles and Responsibilities of the Advisee

  • Actively engage and participate in Advisory group activities
  • Cultivate and promote a healthy and safe school climate for all students and staff
  • Develop, pursue, and achieve academic and personal goals
  • Access advisors to obtain answers to academic and extra-curricular needs
  • Help the Advisory group solve current issues and concerns

2023-2024 Advisory Lessons

Please use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to access lesson plans for all four grades.  Simply move the scroll bar to the left or right to view and access lessons and materials.  

Date

9th Grade 

10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade

8/31

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_WelcomeBackLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck: Welcome Back

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_WelcomeBackLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck: Welcome Back

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_WelcomeBackLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck: Welcome Back

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_WelcomeBackLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck: Welcome Back

9/1

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourWHSResourcesLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourResources

Student Handout: G9-12_KnowYourWHSResources_Handout.pdf 

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourWHSResourcesLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourResources

Student Handout: G9-12_KnowYourWHSResources_Handout.pdf 

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourWHSResourcesLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourResources

Student Handout: G9-12_KnowYourWHSResources_Handout.pdf 

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourWHSResourcesLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:G9-12_GettingtoKnowYourResources

Student Handout: G9-12_KnowYourWHSResources_Handout.pdf 

9/13

Grade Level Advisory

Freshmen meet in the Cafeteria 

Portrait of a Graduate Carousel Brainstorm

Letters to 9th Graders

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_PoGCarouselBrainstorm.pdf 

Grade Level Advisory

Sophomores meet in the Library/Media Center 

Portrait of a Graduate Carousel Brainstorm 

Lesson Plan:   G9-12_PoGCarouselBrainstorm.pdf 

Grade Level Advisory

Juniors meet in the Gym 

Portrait of a Graduate Carousel Brainstorm 

Lesson Plan: G9-12_PoGCarouselBrainstorm.pdf 

Grade Level Advisory

Seniors meet in the Auditorium

Portrait of a Graduate Carousel Brainstorm 

Lesson Plan: G9-12_PoGCarouselBrainstorm.pdf 

9/20

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Cafeteria

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Library

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Gym

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Auditorium

9/27

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Cafeteria

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Library

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Gym

Class Meeting-Field Day Prep

Meet in Auditorium

9/29

Field Day

Changed to 10/2 due to weather concerns

Field Day

Changed to 10/2 due to weather concerns

Field Day

Changed to 10/2 due to weather concerns

Field Day

Changed to 10/2 due to weather concerns

10/4

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_GoalSettingLesson 2.docx 

Slide Deck: Goal Setting

Student Handout: Goal Setting Worksheet

 

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_GoalSettingLesson 2.docx 

Slide Deck: Goal Setting

Student Handout: Goal Setting Worksheet

 

Lesson Plan:  G9-12_GoalSettingLesson 2.docx 

Slide Deck: Goal Setting

Student Handout: Goal Setting Worksheet

Seniors attend College Fair. 

If students do not attend college fair, they are to report to the library to work on completing resumes.

10/11

No advisory due to Early Dismissal Schedule

No advisory due to Early Dismissal Schedule No advisory due to Early Dismissal Schedule

No advisory due to Early Dismissal Schedule

10/18

No advisory due to PSAT Testing beginning at 7:50 a.m.

No advisory due to PSAT Testing beginning at 7:50 a.m. No advisory due to PSAT Testing beginning at 7:50 a.m.

Seniors report to Auditorium at 7:50 for workshops:

LinkedIn Workshop:   LinkedIn_Overview.docx 

Financial Aid Workshop:   G12_FinancialAidHandout.pdf 

Yearbook Class Meeting Agenda:   YearbookClassMeeting.pdf 

Alumni Panel

10/25

Lesson Plan:  G9_StudySkillsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: G9_StudySkills

Student Handout:  G9_StudySkillsHandout.docx 

Lesson Plan: G10_MySuccessHabitsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: G10_MySuccessHabits

Student Handout: None

Lesson Plan:  G11_MindBodySpiritLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: G11_MindBodySpirit

Student Handout: G11_MindBodySpiritHandout.docx 

Lesson Plan: G12_TransitionsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: G12_Transitions

Student Handout:  G12_TransitionsChecklist.docx 

11/1

Grade Level Advisory:  Guidance Developmental Lesson--Introduction to Naviance

Grade Level Advisory:  Chocolate River Activity

Junior Class Job Shadowing Field Trips to Aerospace Alley and Westbrook Town Hall

 

Grade Level Advisory:  Chocolate River Activity

11/8

Lesson Plan:  G9_MyLearningStyleLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:MyLearningStyle

Student Handout: MyLearningStyle

Lesson Plan:  G10-11_WritingEffectiveEmailsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck:WritingEffectiveEmails

 

Lesson Plan: G10-11_WritingEffectiveEmailsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck:WritingEffectiveEmails

 

Lesson Plan: G12_SlowDownToSpeedUpLesson.pdf 

Slide Deck:SlowingDowntoSpeedUp

Student Handout: SlowingDowntoSpeedUpHandout

11/15

Time Capsule Lesson

Guidance Developmental Lesson

Round Robin Remembrances

Managing Time

11/29

Lesson Plan:  G9_ToleranceandMicroaggressionsLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: Tolerances&Microaggressions

Student Handout: Tolerances&Microaggressions

Lesson Plan: G10_WhatsMyImpactLesson.docx 

Slide Deck:What'sMyImpact

Student Handout: WhatsMyImpactHandout

Lesson Plan: G11_WinWinLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: Win-Win

 

Lesson Plan: G12_AllAboutConflictLesson.docx 

Slide Deck: AllAboutConflict

 

12/6

Time Management

Student Handout:  TimeManagementSpreadsheet

Guidance Developmental Lesson:  Completing Naviance Tasks

 

Time Management

Student Handout:  TimeManagementSpreadsheet

Financial Literacy Guest Speakers:  Dan DeChristoforo and Heather Ulrich

12/13

Lesson Plan:  G9-11_AggressivePassiveAssertive.pdf 

Slide Deck:  Aggressive, Passive, or Assertive

Lesson Plan: G9-11_AggressivePassiveAssertive.pdf 

Slide Deck:Aggressive, Passive, Assertive

Lesson Plan: G9-11_AggressivePassiveAssertive.pdf 

Slide Deck:AggressivePassiveAssertive

Financial Literacy Guest Speakers:  Dan DeChristoforo and Heather Ulrich

1/3

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GivingandReceivingFeedback.pdf 

Slide Deck: Giving and Recieving Feedback

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GivingandReceivingFeedback.pdf 

Slide Deck: Giving and Recieving Feedback

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GivingandReceivingFeedback.pdf 

Slide Deck: Giving and Recieving Feedback

Lesson Plan: G9-12_GivingandReceivingFeedback.pdf 

Slide Deck: Giving and Recieving Feedback

1/10

Lesson Plan: G9-10_MeettheCareerClusters.pdf 

Student Handout: G9-10_MeettheCareerClustersHandout.pdf 

Lesson Plan: G9-10_MeettheCareerClusters.pdf 

Student Handout: G9-10_MeettheCareerClustersHandout.pdf 

Guidance Developmental Lesson Using Naviance

Seniors Complete Mid-Year Report