Jennifer Maddox’ Freshmen Seminar
“Nerds and Geeks”
Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:45-4:45
The goal of Jennifer Maddox’ Freshmen Seminar, known as “Nerds and Geeks”, is to provide students with a safe space that fosters an easy transition from middle school to high school. My goal is to provide them with experiences, academic assistance and opportunities that they otherwise would not have access to, ultimately helping to close the achievement and opportunity gap that many of my students face.
Students join “Nerds and Geeks” because they enjoy coming. They have time to socialize and make friends in a safe space. The “Nerds and Geeks” club provides freshman students with a space to feel free, explore their interests, and learn from each other.
Many of the “Nerds and Geeks” club sessions will be led by students based on their interests and strengths. For example, students have led lessons on bachata; hip-hop history; art; acting and fortune telling.
College Advisory Club using the Peace Model for Relationship Building
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The goal of Maisa Chowdhury’s College Advisory Club is to get students more aware of the college process and get them prepared for the next stage of their life. Students will use this time to discuss their higher education studies. This is a space for students to explore their interests without it being mandatory.
As part of this club, students will find out more about where key people in their lives went to college. They will have discussions for students interested in athletics and the military, and how to assimilate into college culture.