The Villages Middle School

Mrs. Geri Paxton « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar

Dear Parents and Students,


Career Research and Decision Making is a valuable course for 8th Grade students. Each student will research their individual interests for future careers and look into the requirements to reach their goals. Planning for a career starts now because soon they will enroll in high school classes that will be required for college or technical careers. I hope the students enjoy this time of discovery. I will do whatever I can to assist them in their journey.


Students will need a Chromebook, planner, folder with paper, pens and pencils for Career Planning. They will also need one nice outfit appropriate for a Mock Job Interview (Guidelines will be given).


I only have textbooks for classroom use. Attached as .pdf documents are copies of the textbook by chapter. Students may use these attachments as an at-home resource for studying or make up work.




 My Career Shines

MyCareerShines is an online education and career planning system that gives you the tools you need to build a foundation for lifelong career success. You will learn what your interests and skills are and how to apply them to a career plan for your future.

I have attached a .pdf document with directions on how to set up your account. Please follow them carefully. It's important that you set up your login and password the prescribed way. Once you have set up your account, you need to complete the two assessments.



PDF documents
Career Class Presentation - Introduction to Careers
Discipline Policy 2017-18 -
Interview Parent Letter - Information and Dress Guidelines
Mock Job Interview Dress Guidelines - Examples of Clothing Choices
My Career Shines - How to set up your portfolio
Syllabus - 2017-18
Textbook Appendix - Career Clusters
Textbook Chapter 1 -
Textbook Chapter 13 -
Textbook Chapter 14 -
Textbook Chapter 2 -
Textbook Chapter 3 -
Textbook Chapter 4 -
Textbook Chapter 5 -
Textbook Chapter 6 -
Textbook Chapter 7 -
Textbook Chapter 8 -
Textbook Chapter 9 -
Textbook Glossary -