Counselor Corner Newsletter

December 2017

Wrapping Up the Semester With Finals

Finals schedule is listed on page 7 of the agenda book. Finals this semester are on December 19, 20 and 21.

How do I get ready for finals? Make sure you understand the requirements for each class. If you have a cumulative final, gather your study guides, notes, etc. this week and next. Teachers will generally have a study guide, but it helps to organize your own materials as well. Group study sessions are a great way to make sure that you have covered all the material. If the group can stay focused, you can share the knowledge!

Test Anxiety- Some students get overwhelmed during finals week. Here are some tips to make it less stressful:

1) Get some sleep and eat a good breakfast. Detach from your phone and Netflix and get a solid amount of sleep. Even though you don't have to get here until 9, stay with your same schedule by arriving early and making sure you have all of your work to either turn in or study.

2) Don't cram! Studying only the night before is overwhelming and can be stressful. Start studying as soon as you know the format of the test and information. If you start now, you will be able to take breaks as needed and allow the information to digest in your brain.

The following link contains a great list of study strategies!

https://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/the-20-study-tips-for-finals

Future Dates to Remember

  • Andover High ACT PowerPrep- April 2 and 9 from 6:25-9
  • Butler and WATC Presentations during seminar about their high school programs- January 12

Parenting the Love and Logic Way series

Thursday, Dec. 28th, 6-8pm

Douglass, KS, United States

Douglass, KS

Butler Early Access Network is hosting a parenting series on December 28, January 4, 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1. A light dinner and free childcare is provided.

http://www.butlerearlyaccessnetwork.org/parent-corner.html

ACHS Counseling Department

A-G Lisa Stinson, stinsonl@usd385.org

H-P Laura Scaglione, scagliol@usd385.org

Q-Z Erin Eilert, eilerte@usd385.org

Registrar Vicki Goertzen, goertzev@usd385.org