Counseling Corner

April 2019


Spring Break is right around the corner and we hope it allows the student time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Upon their return, they will be hard at work preparing and reviewing for the SOLs. This is the perfect time to get your child in the habit of getting a good night's rest and eating breakfast. Take the time this month to speak with your child about what has been working and what should be changed for this final quarter. We want all students to finish the school year with success!!

Arab & Middle Eastern American Heritage Month

This month the diversity group, UNITY, will be focusing Arab & Middle Eastern Americans.

According to the U.S. Census, Arab Americans are identified as having Arabic-speaking ancestry and Middle Eastern American applies to anyone of Western Asian and North African ancestry.

Although used interchangeably, it's important to understand that not all people from the Middle East speak Arabic.

School Counseling Advisory Council (SCAC)

Thursday, April 11th, 3:15pm

12350 Mohican Road

Woodbridge, VA

You are cordially invited to participate in the School Counseling Advisory Council. At this meeting we will review the available data and our progress towards our goals. This is a great opportunity to share your feedback on the development of the school counseling program and the services provided.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Testing Support

Does your child need help with any of the following:

  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Relaxation Tips
  • Wellness

In preparation for the SOLs, Mrs. Yosca & Mrs. Proctor-Dunn will be providing tips and tricks, as needed, for all grade levels. All your child has to do, is find them in the Counseling Department and ask for a little help.

7th Grade Group: Read to Succeed

Mr. Lockamy, the Counseling Intern, is facilitating a small group relating to reading & academic success. Students will be learning organizational, study, and time management skills. Students will discuss how to take these skills and apply them to the Reading SOL.

Group participants had to meet certain criteria to be considered for this closed group.

8th Grade Lesson: Career Exploration

Ms. Taylor, along with our counseling intern, Mr. Lockamy, will be teaching a lesson about careers. Over the years students have been learning about the 16 career clusters and the careers that fall into each one. This year, students will be taking a career interest survey and identifying careers that parallel these interests.

Did You Know?

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas.

“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.

We are asking all students to wear purple, on Wednesday, April 10th, in support of the military children in our school.

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