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Egan seeks volunteers for Portfolio Day

Egan Junior High School seeks volunteers to help with its 20th annual Portfolio Day for graduating eighth-graders, scheduled June 5.

Through personal interviews with community members, Portfolio Day encourages students to showcase their academic achievements from their years at Egan.

The mission of Portfolio Day is to prepare students to become 21st-century citizens by providing an opportunity for them to demonstrate their communication, collaboration, creative and critical-thinking skills.

Students will be divided into small groups and assigned to one or two adults from the community. Student groups will share their most valuable work during a single class session. Adult participants provide positive feedback, ask pertinent questions and help the students celebrate their achievements. Organizers aim for the event to increase student motivation, build a sense of accomplishment and foster community involvement with the school.

Volunteers will help critique eighth-grade presentations.

Volunteers are asked to attend Portfolio Day for 1 hour, 45 minutes, allowing time for one class period for the interview process, 20 minutes of prep time for adults to review the portfolios and time for orientation and feedback.

To volunteer, visit fs6.formsite.com/eganjhs/portfolio/secure_index.html. The deadline to sign up is Thursday.

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