At my elementary school we did a College Day instead of a Career Day this year. Next year, I plan on hosting a Career Day. I will continue to switch back and forth every year. Here are a few things we did to get our students to start thinking about college.
- College Day Apparel - The teachers wore t-shirts that represented their alma-mater. The students were allowed to wear any apparel from a college. They wore clothes representing their parent's college, their favorite college sport team, or a college they were interested in attending. The students loved dressing-up. Of course, they love any day without uniforms! :)
- College Day Pep Rally - The students entered the gym with different fight songs playing over the speakers. After doing the wave and cheering for their college, I had our Vice President/Athletic Director talk to them about his experience playing a sport in college. I had 8 seniors come answer questions about the college they are planning on attending. We had all the following colleges represented by our seniors.
High Point University
Tennessee State University
Memphis College of Art
Westpoint, United States Military Academy
- College Bulletin Board - The teachers submitted college pictures and college bios that were put on a bulletin board for the students to see. The students LOVED this!