9th grade Counselor's Corner
Welcome back Class of 2024!
We had a great 2 weeks off and now we are ready to finish off the semester strong! The last day of quarter 3 is February 4th so make sure you are caught up on all assignments by then. We've made it halfway through! Keep pushing and trying your best and remember I am here for you for all your academic and personal needs so reach out if you need me!
Overton High School CAPA Open House
Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 6-7pm
This is an online event.
Log in to the Microsoft Teams app and join the meeting: https://tinyurl.com/OvertonCAPA
"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you"
Developing good habits in the classroom will make a huge difference when you get into college. Now is the time to improve those habits and skills. If you follow these tips, you’ll get more out of class, and you’ll probably enjoy being there!
- JOIN IN ON CLASS DISCUSSIONS. Don’t sit quietly in the back—get engaged in the classroom.
- ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING. As the old adage goes: if you didn’t understand it, there’s a good chance others didn’t either.
- KEEP UP WITH CLASS ASSIGNMENTS. Keep a checklist of when they’re due—or finish them before the due date.
- CHECK FOR PHONE APPS to remind you about deadlines, assignments, and exams.
- ASK FOR HELP when you’re falling behind.
- LOOK FOR WAYS TO SHARPEN YOUR BASIC SKILLS in every class. Practice writing in social studies. Practice algebra during science projects. Use science skills during vocational education classes.
- If you haven’t already, LEARN KEYBOARDING or TYPING SKILLS
- Learn how to take GOOD CLASS NOTES.
- Learn to PROOFREAD, CORRECT, and REWRITE your written work.
- DEVELOP GOOD TEST-TAKING SKILLS, like reading the whole question before answering and leaving time to double-check your answers.
CLASS MEETING RECAP
Need Support Services?? Contact your counselor or school social worker
In a Crisis Situation??? Seek help from the resources listed below
- Mrs. April James, School Social Worker
Phone: 901-416-1370 or 901-300-6987
- Mrs. Natalie Humphries, 9th Grade School Counselor
- Shelby County Schools Mental Health Center SEL Live Hotline: Phone: 901-416-8484
- Shelby County Schools Mental Health Center Pre-recorded Support Messages- Phone: 901-416-2266
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Credits for Grade Classification
Students’ Must have 5 credits along with Passing English 9 to be a 10th Grader.
Have you checked your credits lately? You will receive .5 credits for all passing classes this semester. Make sure you stay on track to graduate on time!