Floyd Middle School eighth graders researched various careers and discussed educational requirements and skills associated with those careers in a Career Fair on Tuesday, March 6. More than 500 guests (students, parents, visitors) visited the fair and learned firsthand from the students, who were dressed in related career attire. Students were eager to share verbally what they learned because oral speaking skills were a part of their assessment as well as the research itself. In addition to a tri-fold visual display of the students’ chosen careers, students created a brochure for their guests which provided highlights of the career, interesting facts, training, and education. Students were prepared to answer many questions about the careers. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade language arts teachers and students worked collaboratively and rigorously on college and career readiness skills resulting in this real world experience!

Submitted by Teresa Hargrett, Floyd Middle School principal