McDaniel School Counselors
If a student wants to drop a class, per PPS policy, any class drop must be completed by September 21st to avoid a grade (WF) penalty.
September 29 is our first report card for the year, mid-terms. This is a great time to review Canvas with your student & make sure they're up-to-date with their classwork.
For help setting up parent/guardian observer account in Canvas, check out these instructions.
Portland Evening Scholars
Portland Evening Scholars registration is currently happening. Classes will be held Oct. 3 - Jan. 19, one night per week for each class, 5:00-8:15 pm. No tuition is being charged this term. Classes will be in-person @ various school locations, some at McDaniel.
Multnomah County Student Health Center
Call for an appointment 503-988-3382
• COVID-19 testing & vaccines
• Sports physicals
• Regular exams
• Illness/injury care
• Flu shots
• Mental health counseling
• Reproductive health care
• Lab tests
• Dental hygiene
National Suicide Prevention Month
How to Help: Take your loved one seriously. If your child, friend, or family member confides thoughts of suicide, believe them and get help. Listen with empathy and provide support. Minimizing what your child or friend is going through can increase his or her sense of hopelessness. Don't keep suicide a secret: If your child knows someone is considering suicide, they can't promise to keep it a secret. They should offer to help, but they need to involve other people, like a trusted adult. No one should have to face this alone.
Know the Risk Factors:
- Mental health disorders
- Alcohol or substance use disorders
- Impulsive/aggressive tendancies
- History of trauma/abuse
- Major illness
- Previous suicide attempts
- Family history of suicide
- Job or financial loss
- Loss of relationship(s)
- Easy access to lethal means
- Local clusters of suicide
- Lack of social support or sense of isolation
- Stigma associated with asking for help
- Lack of mental health care/treatment
- Exposure to others who have died by suicide (real life or via media or internet)
College & Career
Senior Post High School Planning
Students & families should stay tuned for info about the college application process, how to apply for financial aid and help for students if they are undecided about their plan. Info will also be posted to the Senior Add'l Student Support class page in Canvas.
The College Place - Paying for College Webinars
Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00 pm (in English) register HERE.
Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 pm (in Spanish) register HERE.
Participants will be able to use the Q & A function to ask personal questions, which will be answered by some of Oregon's financial aid administrators. Questions may be asked anonymously, as we want families to feel comfortable asking those hard questions!
College admission reps from the following schools will be in the CCC 227 to meet with interested students
Emerson College - 9/20 @ 10am
University of Puget Sound - 9/20 @ 1pm
Southern Oregon University - 9/22 @ 10am
Whitman College - 9/22 @ 1pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art - 9/27 @ 10am
Willamette University - 9/27 @ 1pm
Univ. of Southern California - 9/29 @ 10am
Lewis & Clark College - 9/29 @ 1pm
Scholarship Opportunities & Resources
Here are some highlights:
- Skanner Foundation Scholarship - Oct. 8
- Golden Door Scholars (DACA/undocumented students) - Oct. 23
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - Oct. 31
- Act Six - Nov. 15