|Josie Wankieremail@example.com||ALL 9 (A-Can) and 10-12 (A-C)|
|Greg Steedfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Fas-Jar) and 10-12 (D-H)|
|Greg Forbushemail@example.com||ALL 9 (Jas-Mar) and 10-12 (I-M)|
|Aaron Leeflangfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Pas-Sos); 10-12 (N-R); IB 10 (K-Q)|
|Ami Burtonemail@example.com||ALL 9 (Sot-Z); 10-12 (S-Z); 10-12 IBCP ALL|
|Jennifer Hanseenfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Mas-Par); 10 IB (R-Z); 11-12 IB ALL|
|Lisa Madsenemail@example.com||ELP 7-8; ALL 9 (Cao-Far); IB 10 (A-J)|
News and Announcements
Senior graduation checks are essential as we start the school year. Counselors may do these at different times during the first several months of school. But all counselors rely on this information to help students design an appropriate schedule and identify any needed credit make up. Graduating on-time is a process that needs to be an all year effort.
“Pencil Days” is for our incoming ninth graders. On September 6th and 7th counselors will be in all PXP classes to introduce ourselves and help students identify their assigned counselor. We also let them know where we’re located and what services they can access through the guidance center. A big focus of “Pencil Days” is to encourage students to ask their teachers for help as early as possible if they are struggling to keep up or understand the material presented in class.
On September 12th and 13th counselors will visit all senior language arts courses to apprise students of upcoming college visits, the assisted studies referral process, and the many upcoming college and university admissions workshops and financial aid nights.
On October 11th all students will participate in our annual “Anti-Harassment” training. Cyberbullying prevention is on the agenda for this year.
Parent/Guardian Note- your student should be studying every day. Whether they feel they have an assignment from their teachers or not. Encourage your student to review their notes, do extra math problems, and reread assigned chapters or handouts. Organizing their materials the night before and keeping track of due dates will also help them to be more successful in school. Promote a regular pattern of daily study and praise them when they follow through. We all like to be recognized for our efforts.
Pro Tips: Searching and Applying for Scholarships - The first episode of "In a Nutshell: How to Pay For College" season two.
Student Loan Report: Guide to paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings and Student Loans
Parents and seniors: check out this informative article from the Deseret News on avoiding senioritis and preparing for college!!
Financial Aid and College Admission Information
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created a very robust list of resources for addressing questions related to the series, “13 Reasons Why”. I wanted to provide the forwarded e-mail to all of you. May is Mental Health Awareness month.
From Suicide Prevention Organizations
• Tips for Parents for Talking with their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
• Briefing in Connection with the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations
• 13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why (American Psychiatric Association)
• 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: How School Counselors Can Help (American School Counselor Association)
• 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
• 13 Ways to Continue the Conversation about 13 Reasons Why (Active Minds)
Other Related Resources
• The Trevor Lifeline (The Trevor Project)
• SPRC Web Page for Suicide Prevention in Schools (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
• Information for Parents webpage (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
• Not my Kid: What Parents Should Know about Teen Suicide (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) (Video)