College and Career News

Ponaganset High School Counseling Department

September 2023

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Parents and guardians of the Class of 2024 are welcome to attend a live presentation hosted by the School Counseling Department. A general overview will be given on how to navigate the Common Application, search for Scholarships, and Financial Aid information. There will be time for questions and answers.


SEPTEMBER 13, 5pm-6pm

Parents and guardians of the CLASS of 2024 are welcome to a live presentation by the School Counseling Department. A general overview of careers and military branches will be provided. There will be a time given for questions and answers.

College Planning Resources

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Xello- Individual Learning Plan

According to RIDE, all students must have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). RIDE defines the ILP as, "A student-directed planning and monitoring tool that customizes learning opportunities throughout students' secondary school experience, broadens their perspectives, and supports attainment of goals." Last year, students in grades 6-10 piloted Xello, a career and college readiness platform. Based upon our 2021 Surveyworks data, we learned that students are seeking more meaningful ways to explore their interests, learn about careers, and explore colleges. Xello can do just that! Based upon positve student feedback from last year, we will be using Xello this year in grades 6-12. All students are able to access Xello through Clever on the district website.

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Mental Health and Wellness Resources

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Raising Mental Health Awareness

Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 4:45-5:45pm

137 Anan Wade Road

Glocester, RI

Becky Adams is the Director of The Matt Alsfeld Memorial Fund, and the mother of Matt Alsfeld. Matt was a 16-year-old high school student just finishing his sophomore year of high school when he died from suicide on April 1, 2017.This one-hour parents’ workshop will consist of an introduction, a brief overview of common mental heath disorders, some signs of suicide, resources for kids & parents, and time for questions. It is meant to be an informal presentation and an open dialogue.

Break the Stigma Around Children's Mental Health