Hull High School Hosts Annual Advisory Kick-Off Day

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Hull High School Hosts Annual Advisory Kick-Off Day

HULL — Principal Paula Girouard McCann is pleased to announce that Hull High School hosted its eighth annual Advisory Kick-Off Day late last month.

Throughout the day on Sept. 28, students met with their advisory groups, which are designed to give students the opportunity to build positive relationships with a small group of classmates and a staff member.

During their freshman year, students are assigned to an advisory group, where they meet with approximately 15 of their peers and one faculty adviser. Throughout the year, the advisory group meets once a week to work on core values (citizenship, integrity, responsibility, creativity, lifelong learning and service) and address social-emotional learning through different strategies.

“Advisory groups are a great way for students to get to know a small group of their classmates and focus on topics relevant to our school and the community at large,” Principal McCann said. “The kickoff meeting is always one of students’ most anticipated days of the year because it brings them out of the classroom and enables them to further their learning or contribute to the community in a positive way.”

Every September, advisory groups participate in Kick-Off Day activities that are tailored to each grade level. Freshmen remained in the school and participated in a series of team building and other introductory activities with their group.

Sophomores participated in community service projects all around Hull. This year, the sophomores worked at the following locations in town:
• Sunset Point Camp
• Hull Senior Center
• Hull Council on Aging
• Beach cleanup
• Seaside Animal Rescue
• Rail and post painting at Town Hall

The juniors and seniors traveled by boat into Boston. Once there, the juniors participated in college tours of Northeastern University, Emmanuel College and Wentworth Institute of Technology while the seniors visited the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium and Fenway Park.