US Counseling & Advisory Newsletter

3 December, 2021

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Dear Students,


"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." - Jim Bishop


The above quote describes how November and December feels, due to the number of holidays that we continue to enjoy. πŸŽƒ Even so, we were able to cover some very important topics in both our Advisory and Counseling curricula.


Freshmen and Sophomores began the month of November reviewing the Email Tips and Tricks presented in October, and also began the SMART Goal series of activities that will continue into December. Additionally, they also enjoyed an interactive Child Protection Assembly presented by their Counselor as well as a Student Council Assembly presented by the executive student council.


Juniors and Seniors continued delving into the topic of Diversity and the Black in Madrid series, as well as participated in an Email Tips and Tricks workshop presented by Mr. David Hotler. College Counselors also conducted a special workshop for Seniors who were interested in studying in the Netherlands.


We invite you to go over this Newsletter and check out our new section on Celebrating Our Achievements.


Tessa John-Guerra

US Counselor

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ADVISORY - SMART GOALS

In this video Grade Level Leaders Mr. Terrance Dillon for Grade 9 and Ms. Susi Francey for Grade 10 speak on their Advisory objectives for November and going into December. Students will be learning how to construct and achieve their own SMART GOALS.

Student Council Assembly

Mr. Alexander Lyvers and the Executive Student Council ended the month of November with a fun assembly for students of all grade levels.

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Counseling - Child Protection

Click on the button above to see the Child Protection Policy lesson (Part 1). It is interactive with Grades 9 & 10 students and their Counselor when looking at the topic of Child Protection. This educational awareness activity started from last year.

Child Protection - Part 1

ASM COLLEGE COUNSELORS IN AMSTERDAM!!!

Our college counselors Marj Southworth and John McCracking went to Vrije (VU) University in Amsterdam. While in Amsterdam they also visited the University of Amsterdam. This was the first conference they were able to attend since the COVID pandemic began.


They went for 2 days in November and toured the University of Amsterdam with a few other College Counselors from Madrid. The tour was given by a third year communications major who also shared information about her program and other related aspects of student life at the university. The student also emphasized the lack of housing for students in Amsterdam.


Then at Vrije University in Amsterdam, our college counselors attended a day and a half conference. The purpose of the visit was to know and understand the programs offered at VU. They also received a tour of that campus. They were given information about the application process, had an opportunity to ask questions, and had a multi-cultural understanding workshop sponsored by the international admissions office at VU.


These tours strengthened the relationships between ASM and Universities in the Netherlands. This also allowed our college counselors to make connections with University reps and promote ASM and our students.

🍁Study Skills🍁

Example of a Learning Log

DO YOU KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR TEACHERS DURING MP TIME???

THE DOC BELOW WILL HELP YOU:

TRACK YOUR QUESTIONS &

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO

❀️LEARNING LOGS ❀️ reflections on your learning journey

CLICK ON THE GREY BUTTON ABOVE to get your own digital copy of this Learning Log doc. You will be prompted to click on "make a copy". Make extra copies and rename them every time you need to. Change it up to suit your learning outcomes!

Learning Log graphic organizer🍁🍁🍁

The above Learning Log Template will help structure and guide your learning as well as track your progress. At the end you will have a clearer idea of what you have learned and what you need to learn.

🍁 CAREER GUIDANCE 🍁

In this edition we are exploring different careers in Anthropology

Anthropology is an interdisciplinary, holistic field. Most anthropologists receive some training in each of the 4 subfields of anthropology.



  1. Archaeology - examines peoples and cultures of the past.
  2. Biological anthropology - specializes in evolution, genetics, and health.
  3. Cultural anthropology - studies human societies and elements of cultural life.
  4. Linguistic anthropology - is a concentration of cultural anthropology that focuses on language in society.


Anthropology does not limit itself to its own four subfields.

Why study anthropology?
Why study anthropology?
A view from an Anthropology undergraduate student
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❀️Celebrating Our Achievements❀️

We would like to use this section to highlight the achievements of our students in their various communities. The objective of our Counseling and Advisory program is to motivate students to become the best versions of themselves and achieve their fullest potential.

ASM’s very own, Mariner Headrick was called up to train with Atletico de Madrid’s women’s 1st team.

"At age 17, it is an honor to play with some of the best women from around the world."


Mariner Headrick

Senior

This section is meant to inspire students by seeing the successes of their peers.

Please share your good news with us by filling out the form below. We will feature it in this section of future newsletters.

❀️Celebrating Our Achievements❀️

Please send us news of your achievements outside of school or of a fellow student so we can showcase it here on our newsletter. ❀️YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS ARE OUR ACHIEVEMENTS❀️

Self Improvement Daily

SMART Goals by Self Improvement Daily

Thank You for coming to the end of our Upper School Counseling & Advisory Newsletter.

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This is the last newsletter for 2021

🍁🍁🍁HAPPY HOLIDAYS🍁🍁🍁


  1. Please go over the past newsletters linked below where you will find different study strategies under the sub-heading of Study Skills.
  2. Then go over all the different professions explored under the sub-heading of Career Guidance.


1. Click here to catch up on the 1st Newsletter.

2. Click here to catch up on the 2nd Newsletter.

3. Click here to catch up on the 3rd Newsletter.

4. Click here to catch up on the 4th Newsletter.

5. Click here to catch up on the 5th Newsletter.

6. Click here to catch up on the 6th Newsletter.

7. Click here to catch up on the 7th Newsletter.

8. Click here to catch up on the 8th Newsletter.

9. Click here to catch up on the 9th Newsletter.

10. Click here to catch up on the 10th Newsletter.

11. Click here to catch the Grade 10 Career Guidance Supplementary Newsletter.

12. Click here to catch the Are You Ready Supplementary Newsletter.


SCAN the QR code to book an available appointment slot with Upper School Guidance Counselor Tessa to determine the best Study Skill that suits your learning style.


A Google Meet link can be generated for parent support consultations as well.