ICA Work Study Update, October 2015
Curriculum Updates

Curriculum Updates

Setting goals to improve performance

Every fall semester, students complete a goal-setting project to get focused for the year. All classes set and track goals, but the project becomes more rigorous with each rising class level, as well as taking on a different angle corresponding with their MAPS theme for the year: Motivation, Attitude, Professionalism, or Skills.

Freshmen set daily goals before each work day and explore the connection between goal-setting and personal motivation.

The sophomore goal-setting project will begin second semester and build upon the values exploration that the sophomores are currently doing. Students are working to connect personal values with daily action to keep a positive attitude at work.

Juniors focus on outcomes, taking ownership of the tracking and measuring of their professional progress.

Seniors incorporate an element of feedback and collaboration into their goal-setting project, as they begin a year focused on the skill of networking. Those of you with senior students can expect them to take initiative in asking for your feedback on their goals and progress.

ICA gala will celebrate community


On November 12, from 5:30 to 9:30pm, friends of ICA will gather at our annual gala, which celebrates and supports the good work that you and our students accomplish each day. We hope you all received a save-the-date from your ICA student worker. Attending the gala is a great way to show support for your student worker and be a part of the community that surrounds her. Don't miss this year's fun, emceed by Giants' in-game reporter Amy G! If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Rhonda Hontalas at rhontalas@icacademy.org

SSVs: Sponsor Site Visits


Twice a year, the CWSP team makes site visits to learn more about the daily work of our students. We are in the process of reaching out to schedule our fall visits. The goals of each site visit are to see your student worker in action, get a feel for the work environment, and check on her progress. The site visits also provide a platform for sharing feedback and voicing any needs or concerns, so we can ensure a positive and productive year for both you and your students. We look forward to meeting each one of you and finding out more about the work and learning that takes place in your office.

800 years of sisterhood


ICA is a Cristo Rey school in the Dominican tradition. The school was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in 1883, and the sisters continue to run the school today. This is a landmark year for Sister Lilly and her sisters, as it marks the 800-year anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order.

In the words of Sister Lilly: "Dominicans have a long history of education, and we are so grateful to be able to continue this mission today, here at ICA Cristo Rey. This would not be possible without the support of CoEducators like you."

Celebrate with the Dominican sisters on the morning of October 31 at St. Dominic's Church, 2390 Bush Street. A Dominican Jubilee Mass will take place at 10:00am.