York Junior High School

Parent Counselor Corner - November 2023

Content Included

- Seasonal Assistance

- Generation Texas 11/13 - 17/2023

- New Groups for students

- What is Cognitive Overload and How Counselors Help?

- Ongoing Resources

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Holiday Season Assistance

Occasionally different organizations come to York Junior High wanting to assist our students and families with having a memorable holiday season. Most programs are limited and are based on the resources available. We know that we have families that are in need. Don't hesitate to reach out to your grade level counselor.

If you are a family in need or a family that would like to help someone during the Thanksgiving or Christmas season, please contact your grade level counselor.

Your information is always kept confidential. Please let us know how we can help you!

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Generation TX Week Parent Information

Generation TX week is November 13 - 17

During this week we are bringing awareness to options students should pay attention to as they go through their academic journey. All over Texas, students are stepping up, finding their voices, and fueling the movement called Generation TX. With equal parts of inspiration and information, Generation TX (spoken “Generation Texas”) connects us to each other and clarifies the steps we need to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and then finding the money to pay for school. Please help us celebrate during this week through our feeder zone dress up days listed below.

Discussion for the week...

Monday - Discuss the financial options for students to take advantage of - scholarships, grants, awards etc.

Tuesday - Discuss benefits of the college experience. From the academics, social, lifelong memories.

Wednesday - Dress for success and discuss the benefits of first impressions and how looking great can help one feel great as well!

Thursday - Discuss how you can make an impact in any profession. Encourage the idea of being a good human.

Friday - Teachers discuss their college experience pointing out how alternative routes and non-traditional routes can still lead to success.

Cognitive Load Theory

What time does your student wake up?

What time does your student go to bed?

What time do they complete their academic day?

Do they have multiple assignments?

Do they have multiple activities after school?

If you have answered YES to any question above, you should take a second to read more about Cognitive Overload and how it impacts our students.

Cognitive Load Theory, How Do I Apply It?

Help Through Connection Groups

Montgomery County Youth #sayYEStoYOUTH

Montgomery County Youth Services - YES to YOUTH is offering Grief and Divorce groups on our campus. If interested, please contact your grade level counselor to sign up. Click here to see all of their resources and upcoming community events.

L'BLOC - Ladies Beyond the Lines of Color

L’BLOC - Club Ladies Beyond the Lines of Color

This group was designed to engage young ladies from various backgrounds in activities to help them grow in the knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of themselves and others. Our goal is to motivate our young ladies to move in confidence and gain a better understanding for the world beyond themselves.

Parent Meeting - December 4th 2023

Please sign your student up here - L'BLOC Sign Up

The first student meeting will be January 8, 2024

CISD Guidance & Counseling Resource Page

For additional resources and information supported by Conroe ISD, please click here. You will be directed to our district Guidance and Counseling website.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Free and reduced lunch is available to those who qualify. Please complete the application at this link to see if you qualify: https://www.myschoolapps.com/

Students must pay for additional food and lunches.

Conroe ISD Academic Guide 22-23

The Academic Guide shares graduation requirements for your child's cohort and information on high school courses offered in CISD. Parents can also find information about college/career planning that may assist in personalizing your plan.

Help with SSO Sign On

Please use this link for help signing in to your Conroe ISD SSO account

York Junior High Counseling Website

Click here to view all York Junior High counselors and find helpful links and academic information.

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Tri County 24 Hour Crisis Line

Crisis services can be accessed through any of the mental health clinics in all 3 counties. For crisis services individuals should contact the crisis line or call 911 (for life-threatening emergencies).