Counseling Newsletter

November 2019

Important Dates

11/3- Daylight Savings

11/5 - Election Day, No School for students

11/7 - Evening Conferences

11/11 - Veteran's Day, no school

11/14 - Evening Conferences

11/25 - First Trimester Ends

11/27 - Early Dismissal

11/28 & 11/20 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School

GOOD TO KNOW INFORMATION

High School Information

OPEN HOUSES

November 3rd at 1:00 pm Mercy Open House


November 6th at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Wilcox Technical H.S. Open House


November 7th from 6:00-7:30 pm Xavier Open House


November 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm ECA Open House (For high school students interested in the visual, literary, or performing arts)


November 21st at 6:00 pm Lyman Hall's Ag-Science Open House


December 11th at 6:00 pm Notre Dame Open House


*Sacred Heart had their Open House on October 20th, but will have another on 3/29/20


APPLICATION DEADLINES


Lyman Hall Agricultural Science completed applications are due to Guidance by Jan. 3rd.


Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) completed applications are due by February 1st including recommendations and transcripts.


Wilcox completed applications are due to Guidance by December 13th.


Sacred Heart Academy applications are due by November 15th with rolling admissions after November 15th. Recommendations and transcripts are due to SHA by December 1st. (*SHA is aware that transcripts will be sent once trimester one grades are stored.)


Mercy completed applications are due to Mercy by November 16th. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Recommendations and transcripts are also due on November 16th. (*Mercy is aware that transcripts will be sent once trimester one grades are stored.)


Notre Dame Early Action applications are due to ND by November 15th. Rolling Admissions is after November 15th. Recommendations and transcripts are due to ND with the application. (*ND is aware that transcripts will be sent once trimester one grades are stored.)


Xavier completed applications are due to them by November 25th. This includes recommendations, transcripts, and an essay. (*Xavier is aware that transcripts will be sent once trimester one grades are stored.)


*Applications that do not have embedded release of records, will need a separate Release of Records Form given to Guidance so transcripts can be sent.


**Be sure Guidance has a copy (before due dates) of any embedded release of records if applications are being sent to schools by the student. This way we know we need to send transcripts.


***It is important to note that transcripts also include the first trimester of 8th-grade.


****Be mindful of Entrance Exam dates if needed.

Counseling

Counselors have been meeting with students who are brought to our attention by parents, teachers, and students themselves. We will begin more regular meetings with students who are struggling academically after the first trimester closes at the end of the month.

MONTHLY FOCUS- Teens and Their Changing Social Media Habits

Social Media use among teenagers has been on the rise for years. Check out this article to see the most recent (2019) statistics that are important for parents to know and hear about advice from experts.

Counseling Staff

Grade 6 - Mrs. DeHaan

Grade 7 - Mrs. Barber-Devine

Grade 8 - Mrs. Funaro

Social Worker - Mrs. Bielesz

Psychologist - Mr. Samuel