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Hi! This is the website for Simley High School's Be Your Dream Afterschool Program. We're just getting started so what you see today, may be different tomorrow. Feel free to comment on our site through our blog. Have a GREAT day!

It's yours, go claim your Dream! Be Your Dream!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Be Your Dream Upcoming Dates

Open to students at:

Simley High School



Information session date & time:

Tues, Sept 24, 2:40pm

Room location:

IMC: Career Center

Be Your Dream program days & time:

Tuesdays, 2:40-4:00 pm

Room location:

IMC: Career Center

Be Your Dream starts on:

Tues, Oct 1, 2013

And goes until:

May 2014

Have questions? Want to know more?  Contact:

Edward Rhymes          651.888-2914

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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Six Student Success Factors

The six success factors are listed below in the order of importance according to students participating in a recent study:


  • Directed: students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  • Focused: students stay on track-keeping their eyes on the prize
  • Nurtured: students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  • Engaged: students actively participate in class and extracurricularactivities
  • Connected: students feel like they are part of the college community
  • Valued: students' skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated    
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Film Discussion

Hi Dreamers,

What an exciting and moving film Avatar was! What was even better was the discussion that followed. I thought it would be fun to share some of the questions and insights that sprung up:


The phrase "I see you," was used regularly by the Na'vi people. What does that statement actually mean as you interpret it? In other words, what does it mean for someone to "see" you? What does it mean when you "see" others?

The RDA (the mining corporation) is mining for a precious metal called, unobtainium, on the planet of Pandora. For this metal, they are willing to kill, displace and destroy the natural resources to get it. In light of recent events such as the Walmart factory fire in Bangladesh, how important is it for you to know what price is being paid for the material things you have? Other examples: blood diamonds, Nike sweat shops, the violence in the Congo over the mineral ore coltan used to manufacture cell phones.

Is the displacement of the Na'vi comparable to any events in history, past or present? If so, what event(s)?

Why do you believe movies such as Avatar (2009), Dances With Wolves (1990) and The Last Samurai (2003) focuses so much on the outsider's story? Or told from the foreigner's perspective?


I personally enjoyed the wonderful insights that you all shared; stories you told and the excellent points you raised. 

Ok Dreamers, that's all for now. Have a wonderful day!



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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday's Discontinued
Because of the low turnout of the Thursday class, they have been discontinued. I realize that with spring, driver's ed and tutoring being significant factors, it was going to be a tough climb. Tuesdays, however, will continue until June 4th. Take care Dreamers.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Out Sick...
Hello Dreamers,

I have come down with a bad cold and won't be able to make it this week. I hope you enjoy your spring break and I look forward to seeing you again on April 2nd. Remember, that week we will begin meeting twice-a-week (with Thursday being the 2nd day.)

Please visit the website for more updates and new college & career prep information and material that will aid you in mastering your more difficult classes.

Take care and be safe.


Edward Rhymes

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