Advisory affecting Heritage

Three days a week for approximately half an hour each day does not make up for a lot of time, but this amounts to much more than that.

While stressing over college essays and the stresses of the application process, Mrs. Jennifer Gustafson provides her advisory students with encouragement and a shoulder to lean on during the entire stressful experience.

“I’m kind of an advisory mom. I want to be a shoulder my students can lean on,” says Gustafson.

She also plans to have a more formal celebration in April, to celebrate her high achieving students in her advisory who have achieved scholarships.

“We always try to take time to celebrate the successes in my advisory,” she says.

For Mr. David Sedivy, he also sees advisory as a time to grow closer to his students.

“I make it a point in advisory that we meet for three days a week and that I touch base with them. We don’t particularly do any special activities other than things like Rachel’s Challenge, but after four years you become very close with the kids in your advisory. I still miss the kids from last year,” he says.

According to Sedivy, who has a freshman advisory, his students are still becoming acclimated and sometimes just need a break.

Advisory Sedivy and Lockyer

Mr. Sedivy looks over a student’s homework while in advisory.

“I’ll give them a little more freedom in a year or two,” he says.

Though both advisory experiences are different, they both have relatively the same core values: camaraderie and hard work, two things that Heritage is all about.

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