National School Counseling Week
THURSDAY'S REASON(S) TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
Things I can help you do:
Review your academic record
Identify special opportunities (volunteer/summer programs)
Write letter of recommendation
Help improve your grades/study skills
Help connect you and your family with outside resources
Post-secondary planning (as discussed in yesterday's newsletter)
This is a great time for me to also remind you that I frequently partner up with other counselors. Please take the time thank your home school counselor today as well!
Speaking of....Here are some volunteer opportunities if interested:
Juniors: Senior Year Scheduling
This month we will start scheduling your classes for senior year. I will meet with each of you to go over:
1. Your credits & what you have left for graduation
2. Your post-secondary plans (college, military, or employment)
3. Your GPA
4. Your ACT scores
I will also start offering workshops on flex days on a variety of topics such as financial aid, types of colleges, types of degrees and more. Please email me with any topics that you would like to see covered. The first two juniors who do so will get a prize Monday.
College Credit Plus (CCP) Courses
Tuesday I will be setting up in the multipurpose room with the Sinclair Course Book. I would love for juniors to come by and let me know what classes you are interested in us offering. Possibilities could include things like American Sign Language and more English class options.
If you are interested in taking CCP classes, you and your parents should plan to attend the Butler Tech College Credit Plus meeting on Thursday 2/18 at 7pm at D. Russel Lee.
Check out this link for an interesting article that shows that students that take CCP classes in high school are more likely earn a degree:
CHECK OUT WHAT THE CLASS OF 2016 IS UP TO.....
Class of 2016 Scholarships
The following seniors have already earned some impressive scholarships totaling almost $400,000!!!
I know there are more of you out there with acceptance letters and scholarship offers that you haven't shown me. Get those letters in! I will accept a copy of a letter, a forwarded email, a picture of your letter texted to me, or a screen shot. We want to celebrate your achievements! Also, any senior that turns in a letter or shows me they completed a scholarship this week will be entered into a drawing for me to bring you starbucks :)
Thursday Thought of the Day
Today is the fourth day of “National School Counseling Week,” and I would like to spend a moment talking to you today about compassion. The inventor Thomas Edison said, “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.” Think of it this way: Some people think the only way to be successful is to be selfish, to think only of themselves, their wants, their needs. But in reality it’s just the opposite. We are more successful when we work together, when we don’t try to put an “I” in the word “team.”
Will Rogers, a famous writer and humorist, said success is simple as long as you “know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.” If you believe in yourself, work well with others, and maintain a positive attitude, then you can do anything. As your school counselor, I work with a team of people that wants to help you succeed. Your teachers are here to help. Your principal is, too. Our team wants to help you build a magical future.