Vikings Counselor Connection
Schreiber Guidance Department Newsletter March 2022
A note from the Director's Desk
Acts of kindness, acts of generosity, is how simple it is to make people feel good. - Simon Sinek
Hello Schreiber families!
We typically attribute the month of February to kindness, but kindness knows no season. I hope you'll take a minute to watch Simon Sinek's video at the end of this newsletter, "The Power of Kindness." Now more than ever, it is essential that we treat each other with kindness and respect. Sharing kindness takes just a few moments and can leave a lasting impact.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes March as National Nutrition Month. Nutrition plays a huge role in our personal self-care plans. Proper nutrition is at the center of the relationship between one's mind and body. This year's theme is "Celebrate a World of Flavors." You can learn more about National Nutrition Month by clicking the hyperlinks incuded in this paragraph. Students, be sure to check out the Guidance bulletin board this month for smart nutrition tips. Also, look for a link in this newsletter to MyPlate from the United States Department of Agriculture. Looking for healthy options to support your busy lifestyle? Check out their resources and suggestions to support people at all ages and stages.
Here in the Guidance suite, your school counselors are busy assisting students with academic planning and scheduling for next year. Seniors are also getting support with finalizing their college selections and financial aid questions. It may seem far off, but I can tell you that the end of the school year is not far away!
Have a safe March, and a happy start to the spring season!
Lorrie Director, Pre-K-12 Director of Guidance
High School Guidance Team
Counselors and email addresses
Guidance Office phone: (516) 767-5810
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Ms. Cangemi (Substitute for Mr. Gomez) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cerny email@example.com
Ms. Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jacobson email@example.com
Ms. Linsner firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Lorge email@example.com
Ms. Ludwig firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rafferty email@example.com
Ms. Strell firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Mock Interviews - last chance to sign up!
Class of 2022 Community Scholarships - Deadline Extended!
Attention: Class of 2022
- As you receive decisions from your schools, you must update your Naviance accounts. Don't be shy! This information will help future Schreiber applicants and you will remain anonymous!
- If you are accepted to an ED school, remember to withdraw your applications to other colleges.
- Time to file your FAFSA! Check your colleges' deadlines for filing.
- Apply for scholarships! Fastweb and Scholarships.com are good places to start.
- Submit an application for the Community Scholarship application - Due February 28th!
- Be sure to submit your completed College Processing Form when you have applied to your first college. Follow all instructions, and pay attention to deadlines!
- Remember to check your Portnet email!
- Join the Guidance Class of 2022 Remind to receive reminders via text message. Come to Guidance for more information.
In February, Ms. Garcia met with freshmen to discuss emotional intelligence and also provided them with an overview of the scheduling process. Ms. Garcia will meet with sophomores in March. Students have been asking many insightful questions about high school and future planning. A special shout-out to the Peer Helpers who have been volunteering their time during these lessons to share their Schreiber experiences. Thank you, Peer Helpers!
Virtual SUNY College Fairs for Juniors
- Engineering Majors - March 8th, 6pm
- Health Majors - March 10th, 6pm
- Computer and Math Majors - March 14th, 6pm
- Business Majors - March 16th, 6pm
Nassau Counselors' Association - Spring College Expo
Program Planning Guides
Join Your Counselor's Google Classroom
Junior Planning Documents
Passport for Good
Our Passport for Good participation is on the rise!
Passport For Good is a mobile-friendly web-based platform that simplifies, recognizes, and celebrates your engagement outside of the classroom. It allows you to journal and verify your community service, career development, and participation in extracurricular activities.
To make this transition a success, we need your help. You must first register for Passport For Good - Click the flyer below for the link and QR code to register. Once your account is activated, you are ready to begin using Passport For Good!
Some of Schreiber's clubs and groups have switched to using Passport For Good, logging their community service and career development hours directly within the platform.
Ask your Counselor if you have questions about Passport For Good.
Welcome to Methodize
Did you hear that Method Test Prep has a new name and platform? All Schreiber students have FREE access to Methodize by Method Learning. Methodize offers SAT and ACT prep courses, plus financial literacy in a comprehensive digital learning platform. Please click on the links below for more information.
During the tween and teenage years, you're beginning to make your own decisions. Between school and your social network, life can get busy. But now is an important time to take charge and build healthy eating habits. These habits will stick with you into adulthood and set you up for success in the future.