Ernest R. Geddes Elementary  Logo
Administration Office Staff Staff Directory
Our School Attendance Dress Code Discipline Policy College Bound School Bus Schedule Lunch Menu
Dual Language THINK Together
Monthly Calendar
Student Drop Off Zone How Can I Help? Common Core English Learners Accelerated Reader
For Parents Teachers Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2nd and 3rd Grade 4th and 5th Grade 5th Grade Science Camp
2017-2018 Student Handbook

College Bound

College Awareness Week

Geddes Elementary

College Awareness Week

September 22nd-26th, 2014

Theme: Geddes Scholars are College Bound

College fight songs will be featured during morning announcements


Monday, September 22nd Pep Rally

  • 8:15 Flag Assembly – Kick Off College Awareness Week (fight songs playing) bring your college flag.
  • College awareness banners in front of your classroom. Pictures will be taken and displayed on our school website.
  • Short message regarding our College bound focus.
  • Individual classrooms will chant their university chant (only those who are ready).  
  • Testimonials – Share your own university experience; your perseverance & persistence to obtain a degree (in the classroom).


Tuesday, September 23rd - Classroom Fight Song or Chant

  • Teach & encourage students to learn your adopted classroom fight song or chant. Teach the purpose and meaning of a university fight song or chant.
  • Display university fight song or chant in your classroom.
  • Show YouTube video of your university playing the fight song.


Wednesday, September 24th – Achievements & Diplomas

  • Explain college vocabulary (see attachment).
  • Explain the connection between AR diplomas earned and university diplomas.
  • Practice & discuss the Geddes Pledge (power point located in doc share>No Excuse University folder


Thursday, September 25th – Career Readiness Skills


Friday, September 26th – University T-Shirt

  • Wear university T-Shirt (give an update on T-shirt order) or wear university colors
  • (optional) Read articles or bios of people who have beat the odds of obtaining a higher education degree.

Career Readiness Skills

Developing these skills will place you on the path to success!


Attendance: Can you “be there” on time, ready to work every day?

Independence & Initiative: Are you a self-starter who can work alone without a lot of direction? Do you begin or follow through energetically with a plan or task?BPUSD.jpg


Positive Attitude: Are you positive? Are you eager to learn?

Problem Solving: Can you think through a problem to find a solution?

Self-Presentation: Are you comfortable and confident when speaking

in front of others?


Speaking & Listening: Can you speak clearly and listen closely to others?

Teamwork: Are you able to work with others?

Work Ethic: Can you be on time, tell the truth, and do what you say you will do?