Ms. Holbrook

School Counselor

Hi! Welcome to my Counseling Page! My name is Ms. Holbrook and I am proud to be the School Counselor at Greenview CUSD #200. I earned both my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Go, Prairie Stars! I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I love working with children and young adults, especially in an educational setting. I enjoy helping students achieve their academic, social, and emotional goals.


Feel free to set up a time to meet with me or just stop by my office. Read on to learn about important upcoming dates and to see what's going on here at Greenview!

----------Greenview JR/SR High School----------

Important Dates to Remember

Upcoming ACT National Testing Dates*

February 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

June 10, 2017

*go to www.actstudent.org to register or see Ms. Holbrook for help!!


Upcoming SAT National Testing Dates*

March 11, 2017

May 6, 2017

June 3, 2017

*go to www.sat.org to register or see Ms. Holbrook for help!!


Seniors:

Apply for the FAFSA beginning OCTOBER. 1, 2017.

www.fafsa.gov


Juniors:

SAT at School- Wednesday, April 5, 2017

what can I do for you?

Brief Individual Counseling (Attitude, Grief, Relationship/Family/Friendship Issues)

Self-Improvement

College Planning

Test Prep

Organization

Career Exploration

Recommendations

Referral to Community Agencies

and much more! (I'm a good listener! :))

SCHOLARSHIPS

All scholarships are posted on the bulletin board in the High School Hallway. I also try to post them here:


Illinois Lumber and Materials Dealers Association

Open to students pursuing industry-related course work.

*See Ms. Holbrook for application. 2 letters of recommendation required.

Deadline Mar. 15, 2017.


Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln *********

http://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx

Various scholarships available. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadline Mar. 1, 2017.


LLCC Foundation Scholarship

One application for ALL scholarships at LLCC.

Apply online @ http://www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline Mar. 1, 2017.


Farm Credit Illinois

www.farmcreditIL.com

Deadline Feb. 27, 2017.


Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarships

http://www.ioof-il.org

Applications due: Feb. 28, 2017.


Mediacom

Essay, application, and 2 recommendation forms. See website: www.mediacomworldclass.com. Due February 17, 2017.


Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

www.ilamvets.org

Various Scholarship opportunities.


Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

Open to all future chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or high school chemistry teachers. Application, essay, and 2 letters of recommendation due postmarked by February 17, 2017. *See bulletin board for details or go to www.cicil.net.


Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Open to graduating seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing. Complete application online @ http://www.deanritter.org/2017-scholarship


Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship

Open to graduating seniors and current college students who are majoring in Education.

See Ms. Holbrook for application

Deadline Mar. 17, 2017.


Scottish Rite Scholarships

Multiple scholarships available.

Apply online @ https://www.aasr-spi.org

Due: April 1, 2017


Beta Sigma Psi

Various scholarships avaiable to Lutheran men.

Apply online @ http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org

Due: Feb. 17, 2017


Here are some great resources:

www.isac.org

www.studentaid.gov

https://studentportal.isac.org/web/guest/student/ (College Greenlight search tool)

www.scholarships.com

www.fastaid.com

www.studentschoarlshipsearch.com

www.unigo.com

Understanding Financial Aid

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THIS IS NEAT!

Check out this funny article on writing College Admissions Essays

http://hscw-counselorscorner.blogspot.com/2015/09/advice-for-students-on-college-essays.html


KHAN ACADEMY

Free tutoring on math, science, English, and much more!

There are also practice SAT tests and prep lessons.

www.khanacademy.org

----------Greenview Elementary School----------

Classroom Lessons

Classroom lessons are done every other week in K-5 classrooms. Lessons are catered to class needs and are age-appropriate. For the 2016-2017 school year, a new curriculum is being implemented. This curriculum is called Second Step. The lesson topics are as follows:

Grades K-1

Unit 1: Skills for Learning

Unit 2: Empathy

Unit 3: Emotion Management

Unit 4: Problem Solving

Grades 2-3

Unit 1: Skills for Learning

Unit 2: Empathy

Unit 3: Emotion Management

Unit 4: Problem Solving

Grades 4-5

Unit 1: Empathy and Skills for Learning

Unit 2: Emotion Management

Unit 3: Problem Solving


If you would like to know more about the specific lessons in each class, I would be happy to share that information with you! Please contact me.

RESOURCES TO USE AT HOME

EPIC! A website where students can listen to or read storybooks (free for educators).

www.getepic.com


KHAN ACADEMY

Free tutoring on math, science, English, and much more!

www.khanacademy.org

All Greenview students (K-12) have access to the Career Cruising website: www.careercruising.com


This is a great resource where students can learn about their interests, potential careers, and college majors. If you just want to learn about different careers or are having trouble deciding on a college major, this website can help! It's fun, free, and easy to use for ALL ages!


Please email me or see me for the username and password.