NHS Fall Counseling Newsletter

Updates from the Counseling Department

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Hello Northville Parents and Students!

Welcome to the 2021-22 School year! We’re so excited to be back in person and working with your students to make this school year as successful as possible.

In this Fall 2021 Counseling Newsletter, you’ll find updates for each graduating class, as well as some general Social and Emotional Resources to help.

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Seniors- Class of 2022:

  • College Applications:

    • Review Senior Videos here - Tips on Applications, Parchment, Test Scores & more!


      • Deadlines come up quickly! Make sure you invite your counselors and recommenders at least 10 days before any deadlines!

      • The last day to make any requests before winter break is Dec 6, 2021

    • Verify that your transcripts were sent through Parchment

    • Verify that your test scores were sent from College Board or ACT (if needed)

    • Attend any Virtual College Visits that are interesting to you

    • Attend any College Nights/ Fairs that are available- Schoolcraft College is hosting their College Visit on October 5th.

    • Article: How to Write the Best College Application Essay

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Juniors- Class of 2023

  • Testing: Get ready for your PSAT/NMSQT in October! You can use your scores from previous tests to get individualized test prep through Khan Academy to prepare for the fall’s PSAT and the Spring SAT.

If you’re wondering about how to stay on top of our graduation plans this year, use this timeline to help guide you. Everyone’s plans are different, but read through to make sure that you’re making moves towards your goals.

Sophomores- Class of 2024

  • Have you been involved in clubs, volunteering or work? Start keeping track of your experiences in a document or a journal for future resume/ brag sheet creation.

  • PSAT 10 is coming up in October! You can use your scores from previous tests to get individualized test prep through Khan Academy to prepare for the fall’s PSAT and the Spring SAT.

Freshmen- Class of 2025

  • We hope your school year is off to a great start! Starting strong in 9th grade is important to making sure that you reach your goals over the next four years.

  • Please complete the Getting to Know You Survey! Please complete the survey if you have not already done so.

  • Clubs are a great way to get involved, and meet new people. You can check out the NHS list of clubs here to find something that you are interested in. You can reach out to the moderators for the clubs to learn more about joining!

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Here are some resources from Ms. Shamus, our Social Emotional Counselor:

As we settle into the 2021-2022 school year, NHS continues to support our students’ health and well-being in the same way that we continue to support their academic success. A popular buzz-word frequently connected to social and emotional health is “self-care,” which is loosely defined as “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our body and mind.” Self-care helps us improve our physical, mental, and emotional health, with several benefits:

  • We are more resilient to life’s stressors when we are feeling our best.

  • When we feel our best, we are better able to help ourselves and our community.

  • When we feel good about ourselves, we can create and maintain healthy connections and supportive relationships. Especially now, as we transition back to in-person learning, re-establishing old connections and creating new ones is vitally important to our students’ well-being.

For more information about what self care is (and what it is not), please see this presentation.

As the year progresses, remember that self-care is not just for students! I encourage families to help one another invest in their well-being by making some time for self-care on a consistent (if not daily) basis. Plenty of ideas to get you started are included below. These ideas include both free and paid resources, as well as activities that can be done individually or as a group.

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Resources for all students

This is a reminder to continue to check the Counseling Scholarship and Financial Aid webpages for updates. It’s never too early to start planning to afford your goals.

Keep in touch:

  • @NHSCounseling2

  • Schedule an appointment because you miss us!

Other Resources:

  • NHS After School Academic Support Program/ A Place to Study: This is a new program/place where NHS students can get academic support after school and/or just a place to study. Teachers are available in the library Monday- Thursday from 2:30-4 to assist students.
  • Northville Youth Network: This organization empowers youth through healthy lifestyle programs and serves as a bridge to services provided by other agencies and businesses.

  • Hegira Health Services: Dedicated to achieving wellness first, through our team’s commitment to excellence in service that embraces all people and does so with integrity and resolve.

  • New Hope: Bringing hope, healing, and new beginnings to those grieving the death of a loved one

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Calling all students!

  • College Visits Fall 2021
  • Society of Women Engineers: Career Paths to Leadership (10/26, 8-9:30pm EST)
  • Society of Women Engineers: Careers in Technology and Automotive (11/4, 4-5pm EST)
  • Society of Women Engineers: Navigating a Male-Dominated STEM World Panel

    (12/1, 8-9pm EST

  • Society of Women Engineers: Engineering your own Holiday Greeting Cards (12/6, 7:30-9 pm EST)
  • Wednesday 10/13 and Thursday 10/14: College Board Real Talk: HBCU Edition: RSVP Here
  • October 26, 6 pm: Wayne RESA Ready to Launch Career Counselors bring you up-to-date information to help you guide your students towards postsecondary success. On this date we Spotlight: Introduction to the Ready to Launch Program. Registration information to come!
  • October 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00: MI Energy Careers Exploration Fair 2021
  • October 21, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30: MI Careers in Energy Educational Pathways 2021 - Careers in Energy Week

    November 29, Financial Aid Presentation, Hosted by Oakland University- Register Here

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