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Schreiber Guidance Department Newsletter April 2022
A note from the Director's Desk
Happy Spring Schreiber!
Although the calendar says spring, March is exiting more like the fierce lion than the meek lamb. I can do without the unpredictable March weather, but there is one unpredictable March tradition I do enjoy. Yes, I'm talking about March Madness.
But it's not for reasons that you think. While it's exciting that the Duke Men's and UConn Women's teams are perennial favorites, what I love about March Madness are the Cinderella stories and inevitable upsets that occur each year. This year is no exception.
As I write this, we're riding the highs of last night's upset wins by UNC and St. Peter's University. Admittedly, we have a UNC graduate in the house, so it's predictable that we would root for the Tarheels. But last night's upset of Purdue's Boilermakers by the Peacocks of St. Peter's was an absolute thrill. A team of young, scrappy players, many from the local New York/New Jersey area, possess the agility and cadence of a street ball team. Simply put, they are fun to watch.
Now, I'm hardly a fortune teller and there's still a lot of ball to be played between now and the finals on April 4th. But even if St. Peter's loses to UNC tomorrow and their unbelievable ride ends with the Elite Eight, they have to be admired for their grit, perseverance, and heart. Despite incredible odds, this team believes in themselves.
So, why the sports commentary? It's hard not to make a connection between these young players and our resilient students. In a year of uncertainty, you have demonstrated incredible determination and resolve. Many of you are busy preparing for AP exams. Seniors, soon you will make decisions about your future and begin to establish new connections to places far from Schreiber. For others, you will be hitting your stride to finish the second half of the year strong.
In this month's newsletter, I've included one of my favorite TED Talks. Angela Duckworth's research on grit is perhaps even more relevant today than it was when she first introduced it in 2013. I am certain that grit has played a role in our students' endurance over the last two years of this pandemic.
All that being said, we can always benefit from new strategies to manage the increased pressures we face. I have also included a video (in English and in Spanish) from the Child Mind Institute on relaxation tips for students. I hope you find it helpful as you enter the last quarter of this school year.
And, if you find that you need to talk to someone at Schreiber, know that our doors are always open to you.
Like college basketball, life is full of surprises. It's what we learn about ourselves along the way that counts.
Lorrie Director, Pre-K-12 Director of Guidance
High School Guidance Team
Counselors and email addresses
Guidance Office phone: (516) 767-5810
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
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Attention: Class of 2022
- Don't forget to update Naviance Student as you receive decisions from your schools. Remember how you benefitted from looking at the scattergrams? Please pay it forward and help future Schreiber students with their applications. The information you share is anonymous!
- Time to file your FAFSA! Check your colleges' deadlines for filing.
- Apply for scholarships! Fastweb and Scholarships.com are good places to start.
- Remember to check your Portnet email!
- Join the Guidance Class of 2022 Remind to receive reminders via text message. Come to Guidance for more information.
Return of the College Consortium!
During Quarter 4, Ms. Garcia will be visiting freshman and sophomore classes to discuss resilience and how it helps us move forward. It has been a challenging year for many students and it's hard to believe we are getting close to the end! We are here to help and support all students during their high school journeys. A special shout-out to the Peer Helpers who have been volunteering their time during these lessons to share their Schreiber experiences. Thank you, Peer Helpers!
College Essay Workshops
Nassau Counselors' Association - Spring College Expo
Program Planning Guides
Join Your Counselor's Google Classroom
Passport for Good
Our Passport for Good participation is on the rise!
Passport For Good is a mobile-friendly web-based platform that simplifies, recognizes, and celebrates your engagement outside of the classroom. It allows you to journal and verify your community service, career development, and participation in extracurricular activities.
To make this transition a success, we need your help. You must first register for Passport For Good - Click the flyer below for the link and QR code to register. Once your account is activated, you are ready to begin using Passport For Good!
Some of Schreiber's clubs and groups have switched to using Passport For Good, logging their community service and career development hours directly within the platform.
Ask your Counselor if you have questions about Passport For Good.
Welcome to Methodize
Did you hear that Method Test Prep has a new name and platform? All Schreiber students have FREE access to Methodize by Method Learning. Methodize offers SAT and ACT prep courses, plus financial literacy in a comprehensive digital learning platform. Please click on the links below for more information.
Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
Relaxation Skills for High School Students
Lo sentimos, la página que usted busca no se ha podido encontrar. Puede intentar su búsqueda de nuevo o visitar la lista de temas populares. Learn specific relaxation skills, such as paced breathing, that you can use when experiencing intense or uncomfortable emotions.
Habilidades de relajación para estudiantes de high school
Lo sentimos, la página que busca no tiene versión en español. Puede hacer una nueva búsqueda o visitar la página de Temas populares. Estudiantes de high school Conozca habilidades específicas de relajación, como la respiración pausada, que puede utilizar cuando experimente emociones intensas o incómodas.