LHS Counseling Newsletter

June 6-June 15

Underclass Honors

The Honors Assembly for underclassmen will be held on Wednesday, June 8. Students with a year to date GPA of 3.5 or higher were invited. Letters were mailed home to those students. If you did not receive a letter and feel that your student should be a part of this assembly, please contact Jeanine Roberto at 248-676-8364 or Jeanine.Roberto@hvs.org. The assembly times are as follows:

8:15 - 9th and 10th grades

9:45 - 11th grade

Color Dash

Our third annual Color Dash to benefit our Caring Community group at Lakeland will be held this Saturday, June 11. Sign begins at 9:00 and the race will start at 9:30. Come and see what all the fun is about! http://lakelandcc.weebly.com/2015-color-dash.html

OSTC Students

Current OSTC students: Your last day at the technical campus will be Friday, June 10th. Transportation to OSTC is not provided on final exam days (6/13-6/15). If you elect to attend on these OPTIONAL final exam days, you must provide your own transportation.


Summer Information for 2016/17: Please look for an August mailing that includes OSTC information for the 2016/17 school year. Students will attend a mandatory meeting directly following 3rd hour on the 1st day of school in the CPA. At this meeting, we will discuss rules, requirements, transportation, and answer student questions about the technical campus. Students will not begin attending courses at OSTC until day 2 of the school year (Wednesday, Sept. 7th).

Final Exams

Final exams will be held in the mornings on June 13, 14, and 15. Monday will be for hours 1 and 4. Tuesday will be for hours 2 and 5. Wednesday will be for hours 3 and 6. This week is a good time to start preparing for final exams. A studying tips to keep in mind:
  • It's better to study in small periods of time over several days than it is to try to cram for a final for a longer time in one sitting.
  • Do any practice tests provided at the ends of chapters or units.
  • Read or review your notes and then put those ideas into your own words.
  • If you're using flash cards, make sure to change up the order in which you're looking at them.
  • From time to time, change the location of where you're studying. Your brain will make some associations based on where you were when you were thinking about that topic or idea.
  • Try to make some personal connection to the idea or concept that you're studying. Even if it's a silly one, it can help you remember the information at test time.
  • Get plenty of rest and make sure to eat a good, healthy breakfast with lots of protein on test day.

Summer School

Information has been sent home about summer school for students who are in need of credit recovery. Make sure to check your child’s grades after school gets out to see if he or she has failed a class and would need a summer school course. Also, three courses can be taken for first time credit – Health, Psychology, and Sociology. Information regarding summer school registration can be found at this link.

http://www.hvs.org/schools/highschools/lakeland/counseling/summercreditrec/

PSAT Results

9th and 10th graders took the PSAT in April, the practice test for the SAT. Students can obtain those scores through the College Board website. Go to studentscores.collegeboard.org and sign into an existing account or set up a new one. If you are unable to view your scores, select "Missing Scores to Locate."