G-Talks: Individual Planning Conference

An Individual Planning Conference (G-Talk) involves students and parents/guardians meeting with school counselors to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). An ILP is a written plan that identifies what is to be achieved and looks toward the future. This conference:
Is a 30-minute meeting
Identifies future dreams and evaluates educational and career goals
Builds a positive dialogue between school and home
Shares information about students’ strengths, interests, abilities, and potential
Shares information and resources available through the school and community
Assists students and parents to manage the educational and career planning process
Assists students to transition to the next phase of their lives

Our goal is to create a plan for each student’s academic success and career development.

Students take responsibility for their future
Students and parents/guardians share their thoughts and feelings
Parents are more informed and involved
Students and parents/guardians are motivated to be involved earlier in post-secondary planning
Student apprehension about school and future goals is reduced
A connection is developed between school, parents/guardians, and students to assure academic success

Topics of Discussion

Career Exploration, Assessment, and Planning
Co-Curricular Activities
Goals and Dreams
GPA/Grades
Freshman Course Selection
Graduation Requirements
I
ndividual Learning Plans
Learning Styles Strengths and Interests
Volunteer Activities
WKCE Test Results

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8th GRADE G-TALK CONFERENCE DATES

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
OR
Thursday, January 27, 2022
2:50–6:15 pm

Join the KMS School Counselors, Deni Topitzes and Becky Wittemann, for a 30-minute meeting where the goal is to help every 8th grader grader share their plan for their educational goals, academic success, and career development.

Parental involvement in this conference is crucial for your child’s successful transition to high school.

On the night of the conference, each student will receive a packet containing important information for high school. It is mandatory that they bring their CHROMEBOOK!

Sessions will be held in the Gold Activity Center and the Library on both nights. Please sign-up for the day/time that best fits you and your student to join. You can enter through the main entrance, Door #1, to check in.  

Questions? Please contact Stacie Karrels in the Guidance office, 262-502-7326.

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Deni Topitzes
dtopitzes@gsdwi.org
6th Grade Buettner and Flood Houses and all 8th Grade students

Becky Wittemann
bwittemann@gsdwi.org
6th Grade Glaser House and all 7th Grade students