Vikings Counselor Connection
Schreiber Guidance Department Newsletter January 2022
Happy New Year 2022!
A note from the Director's Desk
Happy New Year 2022 Port Washington!
I hope that the holiday break provided you with the opportunity to rest and gather safely with loved ones.
January is often a time to reflect and set goals. In Schreiber Guidance and Counseling, January is a time to assess students' progress and start planning for next year. It's hard to believe, but counselors at both Weber and Schreiber will soon meet to discuss next year's course planning process. More information will be shared as soon as it is available.
January is also the kickoff to college and post-secondary planning for our Class of 2023. Look further in this newsletter for information about the junior post-secondary planning night we hosted in December. Speaking of college, one of my favorite books on the subject is Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, by Jeffrey Selingo. I encourage anyone with college plans to pick up a copy. Have you read it? I'd love to know your thoughts.
Speaking of books, I enjoyed Patricia Engel's novel Infinite Country during the break. It's an eye-opening account of one family's struggle for survival after leaving Columbia for a new life in the United States. I am also savoring every page of Brene Brown's new book, Atlas of the Heart. I just love how she humanizes our every day occurrences and provides rich language for some really hard emotions. She's also a good friend to our friend Marc Brackett, Founder of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, RULER, and author of Permission to Feel. We were so fortunate to have him visit us in September. I could get lost for hours in Dr. Brown's and Dr. Brackett's extensive research!
Finally, I hope you'll take a few minutes to read the articles and watch the video at the end of this newsletter. Managing the ongoing pandemic stress is something I will need help with for sure!
Have a happy and healthy January,
Lorrie Director, Pre-K-12 Director of Guidance
High School Guidance Team
Counselors and email addresses
Guidance Office phone: (516) 767-5810
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Ms. Cangemi (Substitute for Mr. Gomez) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cerny email@example.com
Ms. Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jacobson email@example.com
Ms. Linsner firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Lorge email@example.com
Ms. Ludwig firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rafferty email@example.com
Ms. Strell firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Class of 2022
- As you receive decisions from your schools, you must update your Naviance accounts. Don't be shy! This information will help future Schreiber applicants and you will remain anonymous!
- Time to file your FAFSA! Check your colleges' deadlines for filing.
- Apply for scholarships! Fastweb and Scholarships.com are good places to start.
- Look for the announcement later this month regarding the Community Scholarship application!
- Be sure to submit your completed College Processing Form when you have applied to your first college. Follow all instructions, and pay attention to deadlines!
- Remember to check your Portnet email!
- Join the Guidance Class of 2022 Remind to receive reminders via text message. Come to Guidance for more information.
Sacred Heart University Delivers Acceptance Letter to Schreiber Senior
College Access 101 for Newcomers/English Language Learners
Class of 2023 - Junior College/Post-Secondary Planning Night
Unable to attend the meeting? You may view the presentations by clicking the links below:
Junior Planning Documents
Join Your Counselor's Google Classroom
Ms. Garcia discussed growth mindset with 9th and 10th graders this quarter. Our inquisitive students were also interested to know about other topics such as extracurricular activities, and graduation requirements. Peer Helpers discussed what to expect in junior and senior years, how to prepare for life after Schreiber, and how to get involved in the community. Ms. Garcia also explained that counselors are here to encourage students to explore their interests by joining different clubs and/or sports, achieve academic success, and communicate any difficulties to their teachers. Counselors remind students to live in the moment and have fun during their time in high school! It's all about balance. Remember to get to know your school counselor - they are a great resource and are always willing to help!
Thanks Peer Helpers!
AP Exams - Deadline to Request Accommodations
January 7th is the last day to submit an on-time request to your counselor for accommodations for the upcoming AP exams. Requests received after this date may not be processed in time for College Board's January 18th deadline. If you have not previously requested accommodations from College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP), please do so by January 7th.
*If you already have previously approved accommodations from College Board, please DO NOT submit a new request.
For more information, click the link below:
Passport for Good
Our Passport for Good participation is on the rise!
Passport For Good is a mobile-friendly web-based platform that simplifies, recognizes, and celebrates your engagement outside of the classroom. It allows you to journal and verify your community service, career development, and participation in extracurricular activities.
To make this transition a success, we need your help. You must first register for Passport For Good - Click the flyer below for the link and QR code to register. Once your account is activated, you are ready to begin using Passport For Good!
Some of Schreiber's clubs and groups have switched to using Passport For Good, logging their community service and career development hours directly within the platform.
Ask your Counselor if you have questions about Passport For Good.
Welcome to Methodize
Did you hear that Method Test Prep has a new name and platform? All Schreiber students have FREE access to Methodize by Method Learning. Methodize offers SAT and ACT prep courses, plus financial literacy in a comprehensive digital learning platform. Please click on the links below for more information.
Method Learning - SAT/ACT Classes Starting in January
Mr. Lorge gets in the holiday spirit at Schreiber
8 Tips to Beat the Winter Blues
Especially after all the fun and festivities of the holidays are over, many people feel tired, irritable, or a bit down. These feelings are so common that there's even a name for them: the "winter blues." Most people only experience a mild version of the winter blues, and can continue living life as normal without too much effort.
Self-Care - Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center self-care for teens
Life is busy and free time is hard to come by. When you're rushing from one place to another, supporting your friends and family, and trying to get everything done, it can be easy to let fall by the wayside. The very idea of self-care can sound silly.
Dealing With Uncertainty in the Face of Omicron - Child Mind Institute
News of Omicron arrived just as we were heading into what we hoped would be a more relaxed and festive holiday season. And while we don't know yet how deadly the new variant will prove to be, it has already taken a toll by plunging us back into uncertainty.