Counseling Department Newsletter
In This Issue...
- Upcoming Events
- Winter Break
- QCC and MWCC Instant Decision Days
- NHS Tutoring
- Regular Decision College Checklist
- Transcript Request Form
- Preparing for Mid-Term Exams
- Mental Health
- December 14th-December 16th: Instant Decision Day with Mount Wachusett Community College and Quinsigamond Community College. Check out the information below!
- December 12th - December 16th: Counselors will be giving presentations during Health classes, Naviance Career Interest Profiler, Wachusett Partnership Program Overview, Graduation Requirements, and Scheduling.
Instant Decision Day with MWCC and QCC!
MWCC: Thursday, December 15th
QCC: Wednesday, December 14th and Friday, December 16th
If you would like to have a meeting scheduled with the representative, please fill out the Google forms by Monday, December 12th and we will take care of the rest!
Regular Decision College Checklist
- Match your Common App account with your Naviance Account.
- Complete the FERPA Waiver on Common App.
- Don't forget to complete the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile.
- Work on your essays and edit them. Visit The College Essay Guy's website for more tips!
- Make sure you know your deadlines.
- Have you grabbed a blue sheet yet? Stop by the counseling office to grab a blue transcript request form to have your transcript sent to the colleges you are applying to.
Transcript Request Forms
Preparing for Mid-Term Exams
- Create your own study guides: Use your teachers' study guides to help you write up personal study guides. It will help you retain information and will make studying more personalized!
- Create a study schedule: Creating a study schedule will help you plan out what to study and when. It can also help spread out your time and prevent all-nighters.
- Break down studying into smaller chunks.
- Organize a study group with classmates.
- Get enough sleep: Being well-rested can help with concentration and memory.
- Take breaks and find time to relax.
W.I.N.T.E.R. Stress-Busting Tips
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling tired, down, irritable, anxious, and overwhelmed often
- Difficulty concentrating and paying attention
- Muscle tension
Here is an acronym to help you remember a few ways to manage stress during winter break... W.I.N.T.E.R.
- W-Write: Writing your thoughts down in a journal can be a useful tool to manage stress!
- I-Invest: Invest in yourself! While this may be the season of giving, make sure you take care of yourself and practice self-care as well.
- N-No: Learn to say no to things or people who may be pushing your boundaries. It's okay to say no to things when you are feeling overwhelmed.
- T-Think Realistically: Realistic thinking means looking at all aspects of a situation (positive, negative, and neutral) before drawing conclusions. Taking time to reflect and think realistically can help manage stress and negative emotions.
- E-Exercise: Exercise can help how we respond to stress and can also decrease stress. Whether it's just a simple walk down the street or playing your favorite winter sports, any exercise is better than no exercise. Ask a friend to be your exercise buddy!
- R-Relax: During this busy season, make sure that you take time to relax. Spending as little as 15 minutes a day practicing self-care and mindfulness can help reduce stress.
For more information, read the article linked here!