Oxford Prep's School Counseling Services
Words From The Counselor
Happy New Year Griffins!! We are excited to kick off another semester here at OPS. We hope you enjoyed your Winter break and are ready to hit the ground running for semester two.
For those of you who do not know, I am Oxford Prep's School Counselor, Mrs. Stadler. I have many awesome things in store for OPS this year and I want make sure you stay connected. There will be a Counselor Corner Newsletter the first Monday of each month to keep you updated.
To ensure that we are meeting the needs of both our students and parents, please take a moment and complete the parent needs assessment on this page. Your feedback will help me enhance our counseling program. My contact information is below; feel free to reach out anytime. I look forward to working with all of you.
Mrs. Alexis Stadler, School Counselor/504 Coordinator
Office: 919-690-0360 EXT: 102
Conference Hours: Available by appointment
The Great Kindness Challenge 2018
Monday, Jan. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Jan. 26th, 4pm
6041 Landis Road
Part of the GKC is Kind Coins for Hurricane Relief. Students are encouraged to collect spare change and donations from the community to donate to the effort. All proceeds raised go to the 501c3 non-profit Kids for Peace who will use the money to build playgrounds at hurricane effected schools. More information on this effort can be found here.
Other events during the GKC are:
- Monday: Wear crazy socks to "kick off" the Great Kindness Challenge
- Tuesday: Team Kindness - Wear sports jerseys
- Wednesday: "Peace, love and kindness" - Peace signs, bell bottoms, tie dye, etc.
- Thursday: "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti" - Sparkly attire and accessories
- Friday: OPS Students are Kind Students - Wear OPS apparel
- Students will be able to visit the kindness station at lunch to send kind notes to their friends and teachers.
- OPS teachers will be incorporating GKC activities and lessons in their classrooms
We also encourage you to use the GKC Family Edition to continue spreading kindness in the community.
Coffee with the Counselor
Friday, Jan. 26th, 7:30am
6041 Landis Road
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Parent Needs Assessment
Small Group Counseling Available
Students may participate in the following groups:
Anxiety & Coping Skills
Motivation & Effort
Girls Group (self-esteem, female empowerment, positive relationships)
Boys Group (positive relationships, behavior management)
More information will be provided for parents at the Meet the Counselor Orientation on January 26, 2018.
College Planning Links
CFNC Planning Timeline: Gives steps students should be taking each year to prepare for their future.
JLV College Counseling: This is Mrs. Stadler's favorite college counseling resource! There are articles on many topics related to the college process along with scholarship and financial aid information.
Collegeboard: Register, send scores and practice for the SAT. There are also helpful college search tools and college planning information on the website. This is also where you find information on AP tests.
ACT: Register, send scores and practice for the ACT.