Counselor's Corner

6th Grade News, March 2016

Junior High Info

All junior high course registration cards have been turned in to the assigned junior highs. In May, your student will receive a list of the courses that they are taking (not in order of their day!). At that time, you can request schedule changes. More info will come!

Guidance for sixth grade in March and April will include creating their 6-year plans (don't panic! these are simply to get your student thinking about the future. These will adjust every year depending on the classes and paths your student takes in junior high and high school), Junior High Readiness post-test, and career day.

Summer School

Your student has the opportunity to earn junior high or high school credit this summer. Health and Data Entry are both courses for which students can earn a semester (0.5) of high school credit, which will apply towards graduation.

Junior high students are required to take a full year of PE over the course of 7th and 8th grade combined. Students can earn a full year (1.0) junior high credit for PE by attending during the summer and therefore not have to take PE during the school year.

For more information on registering for these options, visit:

Career Day - Volunteers Needed!!

Careers don't just happen, they develop over time and often with specific experiences and education. At career day, your student will learn about various jobs and the education necessary to pursue those jobs. Through exposure to different professions, your student may discover what does and doesn't interest him/her, add to their experiences, and perhaps even discover something that makes them think a little about their future. In order to pull off a successful Career Day here at MST, we need volunteers to speak with our students about their professions. Parents, relatives, family friends: all are welcome!

To volunteer, click on this link:

Important Dates

Anger Management and Violence Prevention

March 22, 2016

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Children don't come with a user manual. Despite parent/guardian best intentions, sometimes they need a little help. "Instructions Not Included" is a series that offers free information geared toward parent(s)/guardian(s) who would like to learn new strategies to better understand and help their child(ren).

Registration: Registration is free; Register on the Region 10 ESC website in the Calendar of Events;

For more information, contact Janet Hathcock at 972-348-1364 or

Career Day

May 25, 2016 @ MST

9:00 - 11:00

Megan Daniel

Email, call, or use the QR code to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.