February - 2021
Happy National School Counseling Week!
School Counselors provide students with academic, college/career and social/emotional development through our work in the classroom (when we're in-person!), in small groups and individually with students. We partner with families, teachers, administrators and support staff to help each student reach their goals.
Please continue to connect with us to partner in supporting your students!
Malaina Guzman - student last names A-F
Erin Hale - student last names G-Ja + AVID
Jerardo Marquez - student last names Jb-Ph
Brandon Rawls - student last names Pi-Z
Virtual tutoring will begin on February 1st.
Tutoring hours are between 3 and 6 PM, Monday - Thursday.
Students will be able to request tutoring appointments online. For each request, the student will be matched with a tutor for a one-time appointment through Google Meet. Students can request as many appointments as needed, but appointments will only be granted by request (not on a recurring basis).
Students who want to access free virtual tutoring should submit the Tutoring Request Form.
Night School Registration
Students needing the credit recover a class or who are interested in improving their GPA should connect with their counselor to sign up.
Classes are free, distance-learning model & occur 1 evening/week for each class.
Classes will run from Feb. 22 - May 27.
10th grade - Feb. 4 - 11
11th grade - Feb. 16 - 23
9th grade - Feb. 25 - Mar. 4
Reminder - parents & students can view the course choices made for next year through "Course Requests" in Parent or StudentVUE.
To learn more info or apply, check-out their website.
Applications due March 24, 2021.
Historically Black Colleges & Universities Virtual College Tours
Interested students should sign up through their MaiaLearning account under university visits.
Scholarship Writing Workshop
In addition to the scholarship support they have also added:
- a laptop drawing for all students who register and attend the full workshop (on time and there until the end)
- a panel discussion with Portland Area professionals
PCC Preview Day
February 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmIs your student thinking about attending PCC? Students should plan on joining them for a virtual preview day to see if it's right for them.
- Learn the "whats, whens & hows" of attending PCC
- Hear about their degrees, scholarships & more
- Meet with PCC faculty & staff
Future Connect is a scholarship and support program for students who identify as first-generation or low-income. They focus on eliminating barriers to college, and provide students with on-going support throughout their time at PCC.
Through scholarship money, career guidance, and personalized advising, Future Connect helps students build pathways to their futures.
Priority deadline for application is March 1.
Interested students should start their application HERE.
Mattress Lot Dream Big Scholarship
This is a merit-based scholarship available to one (1) graduating senior who plans to enroll in an accredited 4- year university in Fall 2021. Students from these PPS East Side schools are invited to apply: Grant, Madison, Franklin, Cleveland, Jefferson and Roosevelt.
In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: •
- Graduate from high school in June 2021
- Plan to attend an accredited 4-year college/university in the USA (Fall 2021).
- Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5
Find more information here.
Career Exploration Opportunities
- Wed, Feb. 3 (1:00-1:45pm) - PCC Theater Arts
- Wed, Feb. 3 (3:00-3:45pm) - Career Presentation Program Manager ChickTech
- Wed, Feb. 10 (1:00-1:45pm) - PCC Criminal Justice
- Wed, Feb. 10 (2:00-2:45pm) - Industry Spotlight Forest Sector Career Learning
- Wed, Feb. 10 (3:00-3:45pm) - Career Presentation General Manager in Communications
- Wed, Feb. 17 (1:00-1:45pm) - PCC Music & Sonic Arts
- Wed, Feb. 17 (2:00-2:45pm) - College options, Majoring in Engineering, STEM
- Wed, Feb. 17 (3:00-3:45pm) - Career Presentation Engineering, STEM
Mental Health Support
Multnomah County's Student Health Center continues to provide counseling services through virtual & phone appointments. If you want to help your student get connected, reach out to their school counselor for a referral.
Black Youth Crisis Recovery Group
Students can register through this FORM.
Native/Indigenous Student Group
This is a collaboration between PPS, Indian Education, NAYA & NARA.
Please encourage your student to attend via Google Meet Nickname - PPS Native Students