School Counseling Newsletter

San Jacinto High School- April 2019

Our Mission

San Jacinto High School is committed to ensuring that all students receive equitable access to the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to achieve academic excellence, college/career readiness, personal growth and social responsibility to become contributing members of their world community.
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Recap of March!

  • Course Selection has ENDED! The last two months have flown by with classroom lessons and follow up individual meetings on Course Selection! Counselors were able to deliver 65 lessons to students, and met with EACH student individually to review their IAP's for their remaining years at SJHS! Thank you Teachers and Parents for all of your support with this!
  • Incoming 9th graders also received information on course selection! In preparation for high school, Counselors visited all Middle Schools to assist current 8th graders with creating an IAP for their 4 years of high school. Parents were also invited to 3 "Middle School Nights" where A-G, grad requirements, and all of our different pathways were discussed. Families who attended received a priority registration ticket!
  • The Mental health of adolescents is a growing concern. Adolescence is a critically important stage of life for the mental health and well-being of individuals, as this is when young people develop their skills in self-control, social interaction and learning. During the month of March, counselors began lessons on Early Warning Signs. This presentation will work to provide students information on Empathy, how to identify Early Warning Signs and Imminent Warning Signs, and how to report to an adult.
  • In partnership with our local community college, MSJC hosted a "MSJC Parent Night" where seniors and their parents were able to gain inflammation on what MSJC has to offer and the application process!
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Statement for Intent to Register (SIR) Meetings


  • Each campus that accepts you for college admission will issue you a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) form or direct you to a website where you can declare your intent to register.


  • Once you have made a decision about what College you will be attending, you will use this form or website to indicate whether you accept or decline the admission offer.


  • You are strongly encouraged to wait until you hear from each campus you have applied to before you declare your intent to register.


  • Students who are admitted as fall-term freshmen must submit the SIR by May 1



**Counselors have set aside time slots to meet with seniors who want to review their College Acceptances, Financial Aid Award Letters and Next Steps.

**Stop by the counseling center to set up an appointment!

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Seniors! have you been accepted to colleges?! College Signing Day is May 3rd! @Seniors

  • San Jacinto High School is hosting a College Signing Day event to celebrate our graduating seniors who have made the commitment to complete their education after high school, and we need your help to make the day special. We will host our signing day on May 3rd from 8:00-11:30 and will recognize students who plan to attend any college, university, community college, other education or training program or to join the military.
  • Stop by the counseling center to share the WONDERFUL news! Bring in a copy of your acceptance letter or email! This is especially important for National College Signing Day on May 3rd! We also have a "photo wall" for seniors who have committed to a post-high school plan!

MSJC Transition Counselor on Campus EVERY Wednesday! @Seniors

Every Wednesday in the Library, our MSJC Transition counselor, Evelyn Trejo, is here on Campus! If your post-secondary plan is to attend MSJC, AND as we get closer to graduation, make sure your plans are finalized!

Eagle Day! @Seniors

Friday, April 19th, 7:45pm

1499 North State Street

San Jacinto, CA

If you are a senior planning on attending MSJC post high school, join us for a day made just for you! Make sure to stop by the counseling center to get a permission slip. First come, first serve as space is limited. Only the first 100 will be able to attend

$cholarships- @$eniors

There are many scholarship resources available online, here are just a few:

PROM Is APRIL 13th- Need a Dress?

Stop by the counseling center if you are in need of a PROM dress, shoes or jewelry! Counselors, staff, students, and community members have donated dresses, shoes and even jewelry! Come check it out! All Free

ASVAB- @Juniors & Seniors

**April 15th 2019


  • The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
  • Stop by the Counseling Office to sign up ASAP!

College and Career Readiness Day 2019 @ All

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30pm

500 Idyllwild Drive

San Jacinto, CA

9th Graders- Mount San Jacinto Field Trip

10th Graders- Mini College and Career Conference

11th Graders- SAT Testing

12th Graders- Senior Celebration

SUMMER SCHOOL! Need to recover credits? Visit the Counseling Center for an application! @All

Summer School will run Monday-Thursday 8:00am-1:30pm *No classes on Fridays


  • Term 1: June 11-July 1st
  • Term 2: July 2-July 23rd


  • Each term will be 3 weeks and students are able to recover 5 credits per term, for a total of 10 credits or 2 full semesters.
  • Student placement in courses will be determined by SJHS School Counselors based on student transcript needs.
  • Students must sign up by April 25th, 2019.
  • Applications require a parent signature and can be found in the counseling center.
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Generation Z and Mental Health


  • Generation Z are often referred to as the “anxious generation” They were the first to grow up with the constant overflow of the Internet and social media. The Internet can make life better, but it can also make life complicated, as Gen Z's often compare their personal and professional achievements to everyone else’s. This can result in low self-esteem and insecurity.
  • The world is at Generation Z’s fingertips, but they also feel its immense weight. “Everything is so fast-paced and competitive. Part of that is social media.The sense of immediacy—everything has to happen right away, at the click of a button. There's pressure to constantly be 'on.' To look and sound perfect, and act like you have it all together. But you don't.”
  • Word is spreading through social media that mental health is an important part of overall well-being. Here at SJHS we take mental health very seriously and work to ensure our students have access to the supports and resources they need.
  • Join us on April 16th as we hold our Mental Health Fair during both lunches!
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SJHS Counseling Department

Alyana Harris: 9th Grade A-LOO aarrington-harris@sjusd.email

Ana Navia: 9th Grade LOP-Z navia@sjusd.email

Justin Carmona: 10th-12th Grade A-ER jcarmona@sjusd.email

Mauricio Perez: 10th-12th Grade ES-LOO mperez@sjusd.email

Angela McClaron: 10th-12th Grade LOP-Q amcclaron@sjusd.email

Kristina Gurganus: 10th-12th Grade R-Z kgurganus@sjusd.email

Erika Gardner: Lead Counselor A-Z Support egardner@sjusd.email