Counselors Corner

10th Grade Winter 2022

Happy New Year and welcome to the second semester! Hopefully you were able to relax and enjoy your winter break. We've started the 2nd semester strong and we are now halfway through the year but don't check out just yet! 3rd quarter shows the biggest drop in motivation so make sure you keep up the hard work to earn those credits. Soon we will be halfway through high school!

Dates to remember

1/17- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School

1/18- Project Graduation begins for Part I classes

1/19- Q2/S1 Report Cards available on Powerschool

2/8- OHS Career Fair

2/21- President's Day- No School

3/11- End of Q3

3/14-3/18- Spring Break- No School

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Overton offers several Early Post-Secondary Opportunities for all of you! From Advanced Placement, to Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, to Industry Certifications...we have something for everyone. I will be in the English classrooms this Spring working with you on your course requests for next year and will be sure to let you know about all of your opportunities.
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COVID Mitigations and Communication

As we all know, the Omnicron variant has brought additional COVID infections throughout our communities. While the CDC and IDPH have altered their required isolation period from ten days to five days, as of right now, school guidance has not changed. We encourage families to continue to be diligent with safety precautions and testing. It is important to stay home if you are symptomatic and to get tested before returning to stop the spread of COVID-19. Also note that we will be re-emphasizing the proper wearing of masks throughout our building. Students are expected to bring their own masks and wear them properly while in the building.

Building-wide Expectations

While students at OHS have been doing a great job overall, we have noticed that some are taking a more relaxed approach to being on time and wandering through the halls during unauthorized times. We would like to remind all students that they should be in class when the final bell rings. School starts at 7:15am so make sure you are on time to 1st period every day.

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National Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, during February is a time for all Americans to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and noted civil rights advocate Frederick Douglass. In addition, the month recognizes the central role of Black Americans in history.

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Grounding is an effective way to calm anxiety. In this process, you identify objects around you to help your brain recognize where you are. This creates a sense of comfort because you know where you are and you feel more in control of the situation

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Want to get involved? Join an Overton Club! Its a great way to make friends, meet new people, and make a difference!

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