Counseling Through Connections
Quarter 2 (2014-15)
It is great to see our 6th graders beginning to fit in more at OMS and get into a routine. 6th graders have been working with Mrs. Hopkins on building their self-esteem and transferring these skills for success next quarter. Middle school can be a challenging time for students when it comes to fitting in and finding their way. Mrs. Hopkins will continue helping students with their self-concept and providing them with the tools they need to reach goals for the remainder of the year.
7th Grade with Reid:
Mrs. Reid's school counseling lessons for Quarter 2 focused on drug prevention education. The students were given a pre-assessment on their knowledge regarding the dangers of marijuana. Next the students viewed the video Pothead which is a fictional story narrated by Trevor, a young man who candidly shares his experiences of marijuana. The lesson focused on teaching decision making skills and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Parents received the flyer "The Blunt Truth" which included information on the physical effects of the drug.
8th Grade with Meek:
Mrs. Meek focused on reviewing Career Clusters with her students during Quarter 2. Students were reminded how there are many different occupations to choose from in the world of work. The sixteen clusters is simply a way to classify all of the various occupations. Students were provided a Keynote presentation and encouraged to share with their parents. Students played Career BINGO and participated in a Career Cluster Inventory. Be sure to check out the site Mrs. Meek used in class below.
Never Forgotten Group - Coping with Loss and Grief
The Never Forgotten Group helps provide that support. It is a 6 week group where students can express feelings about loss and grief. Participating in a support group with other grieving middle school children can be very helpful. Please contact Pat Reid at 803-631-8005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in your child participating in this group.
RAP (Raising Awareness of Parents)
Option One: Lunch and Learn - Good Samaritan Methodist Church in Lake Wylie at 11:30 am
Option Two: Hot Dog Dinner - District Resource Center in Clover at 6:00 pm
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the session where counselor support will be available if you have questions. Please try to come out and learn more about how to help our children cope with the many emotions taking place during the teen years.
Job Shadow Day - March 20, 2015
8th Grade Important Dates
8th graders will take a tour of the ATC at Clover High School to see all the exciting electives available. Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Sports Medicine, Drama, are just a few of our stops on the tour. This experience will hopefully provide students with a better understanding of the various elective classes offered to rising ninth graders.
April 25: IGP Day - (Individual Graduation Plan)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25. In April, you will receive an invitation in the mail indicating a time to attend your child's IGP conference at Clover High School. As part of the Personal Pathways initiative, middle school students explore clusters of study relevant to their career goals, interests, and abilities. Beginning in the 8th grade, students write an Individual Graduation Plan with help from academic advisors and parents or guardians. The IGP is a road map that guides students toward their education, career, and employment goals. IGP conferences will take place beginning in 8th grade and continue each year at Clover High.
Mrs. Meek will visit classrooms 3rd quarter to discuss the IGP process with students. There will be a parent meeting scheduled in April to go over more details about beginning Clover High as a 9th grader and what to expect at the IGP conference. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Meek if you have any questions at 803-631-8048.
Click below to view a description of the sixteen Career Clusters.
High Flying EAGLE - Character Recognition
Grace Archer, Fabii Garcia-Nunez, Devlin Glover, John Robert Good, Hannah Grigg, Bella Houston, Jason Marsan, Aidan Marshall, Willie Morrison, Logan Morrison, Kya Richardson, Sophie Truchon, Abigail Walker, Abbie Welborn, and Ryan White
Madison Crisp, Christian Erwin, Reagan Garman, Matthew Lerner, Kendall Lowe, Cameron Malcolm, Nico Marsilio, Jayden Milbry, Miranda Roelker, Ashleigh Roppolo, Hannah Self, and Trey Trott
Payton Barrows, Corey Chambers, Jessica Chen, Marissa Cross, Erin Dickey, Noah Fernaders, Selah Gaylor, Cole Gilleland, Brett Jones, Jeremy Klug, Elizabeth Krause, Autum List, Ara Logan, Samantha Molina, Jolee Satterfield, Jordan Stanfield, Jackson Urbaniuk, Hannah Wodecki, and Dezi Zurbrugg-Mei.