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Counseling Corner: October Edition

How to Get a Seasonal Job Workshop

Looking to get a seasonal job during winter break? The majority of employers hire their seasonal staff in October and early November so there is no time to waste. Want to know which employers are hiring and what to expect?

Come to the Library on October 30th at 2:45 for a presentation on How to Get a Seasonal Job. We will discuss applications, resumes, references, the importance of follow up, interview tips and more. Plan ahead and do not miss this workshop!

TUSD College Fair Reminder

When: Monday, November 5th from 6-8 pm

Where: Tustin High School

Wellness Corner

We observed Mental Health Awareness Week October 1st-4th with students engaging in different activities including button making, tai chi, club rush and a wellness fair. Teachers also supported the cause by wearing green ribbons all week.

We want to continue the momentum and invite our students to attend our upcoming Wellness Wednesday and Lunch & Learn Workshops. This month will focus on Stress Management.*

October 16: During student lunch in the library

October 24: 8:15 am in the commons. Snacks will be served.

October 23: Parent workshop in the commons from 6:15-7 pm.

*Stress Management- This presentation will discuss what stress is, how it affects people both physically and mentally, and will go over positive ways to help deal with stress. It will review useful tips, skills, and steps in order to help reduce stress

Senior Scene

College Application Workshops: Counselors will be available during Tutorials now through November in the library to assist with completing college applications.


Click here for the UCs annual guide: Presenting Yourself on the UC Undergraduate Application.


Seniors participated in College Day on October 10th where they attended a variety of workshops related to college from financial aid to interview skills. See what seniors thought below:

Junior Junction

All juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT on College Day. Results will be available through the College Board website in December.


Juniors should begin planning when they will take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and/or ACT. Students should take the ACT for the first time by the February test date or the SAT by the March test date. This will give students time to review needed areas to test again in the summer and fall of their senior year.


If you missed 11th Grade B Prepared Night, you can view the presentation here.

Sophomore Stop

All sophomores took a Practice PSAT on College Day. You can view the practice test here.


Student athletes should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if they are interested in college athletics. Students need to make sure they are on track to meet the NCAA's required initial eligibility standards.


If you missed 10th Grade B Prepared Night, you can view the presentation here.

Freshman Forum

All freshmen took a Practice PSAT on College Day. You can view the practice test here.


If you missed 9th Grade B Prepared Night, you can view the presentation here and post questions on the parent Padlet wall.


Be sure to visit your student's teachers at Report Card night on Oct. 17th at 5 pm.


Parent tip: 10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School


On October 4th the 9th Grade AVID Classroom received a lesson on Understanding the High School Transcript and Graduation Requirements

Lesson Goal: By the end of the lesson, 9th grade Avid Students will be able to assess two high school transcripts and recall the high school graduation requirements with 90% accuracy
Learning Objective: Students will be able to:
1. Identify each of the high school graduation requirements and how to meet them
2. Explain how many years/credits are required in each subject
3. Compare, Contrast, and Assess two real student transcripts
4. Determine what is needed if they fail a class
5. Write an academic goal to meet by report card night (Oct. 17th)

Student knowledge improved as seen below:

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Upcoming Dates

Parent Events:

October 17: Report Card Night at 5:30 pm, BHS Gym

October 23: Stress Management at 6:15 pm, BHS Commons

November 5: College & Career Fair from 6-8 pm, Tustin High

November 13: Effective Communication for Youth and Parents at 6:15 pm, BHS Commons



Student Events:

October 16: Lunch & Learn Balancing School and Life at lunch, BHS Library

October 24: Wellness Wednesday Stress Management at 8:15 am, BHS Commons

October 30: How to Get a Seasonal Job Workshop at 2:45 pm, BHS Library

November 5: College & Career Fair from 6-8 pm, Tustin High

November 16: Lunch & Learn Stress Management at lunch, BHS Library