LMS School Counselor News

February 2016

Dear LMS Parents/Guardians,

Happy February! The School Counselors are excited to bring you the second newsletter of the year. February is a special time for School Counselors Nationwide as the first full week has been designated as National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1st-5th). We celebrated by sharing inspiring words during morning announcements.


Our 8th graders will be meeting with us this month to learn about Naviance, our web-based service, to assist our students in making decisions about college and career.


Upcoming Events

Feb. 19th is the 7th Grade Dance from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Feb. 24th is a night off from homework for our students.

Feb. 25th The High School Counselors will be presenting the 2016-2017 Course of Studies to our 8th graders. This will provide our rising 9th graders with a better understanding of what courses they can select when they meet with their future School Counselors. You are invited to attend the 8th Grade Parent High School Scheduling Orientation at 7:00 PM on the 25th. The orientation will take place at the LHS Auditorium.

Week of Feb. 29th-March 4th LHS Counselors will meet with the 8th graders for scheduling.


Feel free to follow us on twitter to stay up to date with the LMS Guidance Team.


Sincerely,

Ms. Bobb & Ms. Guarini

@CBOBB_LMS & @LizGuarini_LMS

What is Naviance?

The Lawrence Township Public Schools utilizes Family Connections from Naviance, a web-based service, to assist our students in making decisions about college and career. From the school counseling office, information that is collected is tracked and analyzed in order to provide high quality supports and resources pertaining to college and career plans. All students and their parents are encouraged to utilize this resource throughout their middle and high school years.

Features:

Resume Building, Scattergrams, Student Journals, Course Interests, College Match,Career Exploration, Future Planning, School Surveys, College Search, Scholarship Search, Acceptance History, Career Interest Profiler, Career Academies, Personaity Types, and many more!!


Logging into Naviance

All middle and high school students will be provided with a unique registration code by their school counselor (via email). 8th graders will receive this information when we meet with them this month. 7th graders will receive this information in the Spring.


The web address for Family Connection for our school district is: http://connection.naviance.com/ltps


Once you log in, you will be asked to create a new password of your own, and provide your (valid) email in order to sign up.

Students and their parents may now explore information related to college and career, receive important email blasts from the LHS Guidance office, as well as update all of their personal information.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What must you do if you have difficulty logging into your account?

A: See your school counselor. Your user-name and password can be reassigned from their secure login.


Q: How do I access Naviance (as a parent)?

A: Parents may access Naviance by sharing their student's username and password. Parent information can also be added under the “about me” tab. In this way, parents will also be included on important email blasts.

Career Day

Thursday, May 26th, 8am

2455 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ

Please let us know if you are interested in sharing your careers with our students.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.