Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS
2016-17 Edition 4 - Winter Newsletter
Student of the Month Focus
Pride Expectation: Positive
Positive is defined as a good, or useful quality or feature; to show acceptance or approval. For example, being positive means to believe in the good qualities of someone or something or to be hopeful or optimistic.
Theme: The focus this month is Starting the Year Positively. It's a new semester and a new year. Start with a clean slate and set positive goals for yourself. The challenge for students this month is to believe positively in yourself and in others. Begin by setting yourself achievable goals whether it's to turn in daily homework on time or to be kinder to someone by saying something positive to someone each day. Identify a short-term goal that will help you start the year positively!
Pride Expectation: Respectful
Respectful means to show high regard or courtesy.
Theme: This month's focus is Building a Caring Community. A student may help build a caring community in our school as well as our local community by actively supporting and participating in activities within the school and local community. Participating in programs such as the Peer Tutoring Program, Bears Take Pride, Lion's Heart, or simply attending and supporting fellow student extracurricular activities such as school concerts are all examples of students building a caring community. The challenge this month is to select a new activity within the school or local community that helps or supports someone in your community that you are not already involved with or to refresh your involvement in an activity you've previously participated in but have not been recently active.
Pride Expectation: Integrity
Integrity means total honesty and sincerity; to adhere to a moral and ethical code.
Theme: This month's focus is about Having Integrity Online. Having integrity online includes both academic and social integrity. For example this would include avoiding plagiarism when using the internet for school writing assignments, avoiding posts on social media about others that compromise another's image or . Your challenge this month is to determine where you stand in your own online values. Check out some of the resources on Digizen.org for Kids and Childnet for Secondary School Students this month.
Watch This Video for Positive Words You Can Use to Start the Year Positively!
Upcoming Groups or Workshops
All Workshops are held in the Counseling Center - J208 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays - January 23rd - March 27th
Girls, Inc. is coming to Las Flores. A 10 week group focusing on Mind and Body specifically for girls. Topics will include self esteem, body image, relationships, nutrition and stress management. For more information and permission forms, click here.
Friday - January 27th - Lunch/PRIDE - Organisational Skills Workshop - Students will be focusing on organizing their backpacks during PRIDE this month. If you would like additional help doing this or would like to gain tips on how to stay organized, come to this workshop.
Wednesday -February 8th - 8:30-9:30 - Kindness Cards Activity - Make a difference in our community by making kindness cards for less fortunate children at CHOC or for senior citizens at a local senior center (place TBD).
Wednesday - March 8th 8:30-9:30 - Speaker for Online Safety - we will offer a workshop with either a speaker or a video presentation and discussion activity for students interested in learning more about how to be safe online and with technology.
Additional Workshops will be offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month centered around the School's Theme of the Month.
Kindness Starts With One...
Is Your Child Addicted to Technology?
Childnet International Helps Make the Internet a Safer Place for Children
Childnet's Top Tips for Online Safety are shown below...
Second Step Classroom Guidance Lessons
Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills
College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.
Students Helping Students (SHS) This peer tutoring program matches students with a peer tutor for weekly tutor sessions before or after school or during lunch.
Mrs. Deborah Miller - Academic Advisor A-P, IPE Coordinator
Counseling Center - J208
College and Career Center, Groups, Games Room, Guidance Workshops
Guidance Dept Waiting Area
Check out the bulletin board with useful tips and information while you wait to see your advisor or counselor.
College Pennant Pinwheel
A small display of the variety of colleges available to students.