9th grade Counselor's Corner

January 2021

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!


Mrs. Humphries

Overton High School CAPA Open House

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Come see what Overton's Creative and Performing Arts Programs have to offer! Join us for a live event featuring student performances, application and acceptance details, and giftcard giveaways for some lucky participants!

Log in to the Microsoft Teams app and join the meeting: https://tinyurl.com/OvertonCAPA


If you are having issues with your device, we can help you! Just send an email to overtonhsdevicehelp@scsk12.org and our helpdesk team will work on fixing your problem.

Grade Results

If you received a 59 or below in a core class (Algebra, English, Lifetime Wellness, Physical Science, and World History) then I enrolled you in Grade Results. I emailed all enrolled students instructions and which lessons need to be completed so please make sure you are checking your email so you don't miss important information such as this. You must have all assigned lessons completed by the end of the quarter so make sure you are working on it daily!
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"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.


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

Phone: 901-286-2250

  • 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
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Naviance provides students with a variety of features, including college research and matching tools, course planning, career assessment and personality tests, and surveys to help students connect what they are doing in school to what they would like to do once they complete their education. By now you should have already completed the Intro to Naviance Scavenger Hunt and the Transition to High School survey. We will be working on the Career Key Assessment next. Please ensure you are completing these tasks as they will help you in your future! Sign in weekly and explore content and activities that help you build knowledge and strengthen your understanding in all essential areas.

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!