Welcome to School Counseling

Beginning of the Year Updates from your School Counselors

Hello Bulldogs!

Welcome to the most unique school year yet! Your school counseling team is excited to work with you and help you obtain success in your academic, emotional, social, and career goals! We are here to help you find ways to stay mentally healthy so that you can rock this school year like we know you can!
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Meet your Counselors!

Who is the coupon clipper? Who has a dog? Who has been to 30 countries? Who loves to cook? Find out more about your counseling team on our FlipGrid!

Our team:

Director: Mrs. Christina Langley

Mr. Barry Smith- last names A-B

Mrs. Laurie Covington- last names C-F

Dr. Christy Genova- last names- G-Ki

Mrs. Megan Pomfret- last names Kl-Ne

Mrs. Nicole Pitre- last names Ng-Sam

Mrs. Holly Banner- last names San-Z

Ms. Michaella Beatty- ESOL levels 1-6

Social Worker: Ms. Rachel Perkins

School Psychologist: Mrs. Suzanne Fouche

Registrar: Ms. Brittany Testerman

Secretary: Mrs. Ingrid Puña

Testing Coordinator: Mrs. Sharon Tudor

Counseling Intern: Ms. Fatima Samha

Set Yourself Up for Success (Virtually)

Tips and Tricks to Start the Year

This school year is a bit different from when we shut down in March, so let's make sure you are set up for success!

  • Have a separate, uncluttered, school space (if possible)- having a dedicated space while signal to your brain that when you are there, it is work time.
  • Treat virtual school like regular school- submit assignments on time, pay attention in class, and ask questions when you do not understand something.
  • Create a schedule and stick to it- having a routine helps us maintain control over our environment. (If you have extenuating circumstances, please talk with your teachers and your counselor so we can help support you!)
  • Utilize your webcam to build relationships with your teachers. On the flip side of that, zoom fatigue is real, and if you are feeling drained with being "on stage" then turn your camera off, but stay engaged via the chat, or activities.
  • Take time to take care of yourself! Do an activity every day that brings you joy or helps you let off steam. Don't know what that might be? Ask your counselor!
  • Get 8 hours of sleep. We have adjusted bell schedules during the virtual time (8:30am- 3:30pm). Do your best to get the rest your body needs.
  • Make time to socialize- just because we are virtual doesn't mean you can't maintain your friends!
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Virtual Bell Schedule

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It's a big year for college and postsecondary planning! Take a deep breathe, your counselor is here to help you along the way.

Counselors will begin meeting with seniors on September 21st. During these interviews, we will go over requirements left for graduation, what your current next steps are, and find out how we can support you this year.

Not sure where to start? Head over to the "College Quick Start" module on Canvas. Here you will find in-depth information on how you can begin your search for the right school for you.

You can attend virtual college visits! Sign up via Naviance and you will receive Zoom links from the college representatives. We will also have military representatives visit throughout the school year.

Scholarships are posted as receive them on our college and career website, under "assignments" in Canvas, and on our Twitter. Check back often, as these are updated throughout the school year!

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Can I Change my Schedule?

Your counselors have been hard at work all summer to make sure the classes you chose when you met with us in the spring made it on your schedule! We are human, and if a mistake was made, then we can fix it. However, we cannot change your schedule because you don't like the teacher, want a different class period, or changed your mind about electives.
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Mental Health Minute

The Mental Health Minute will be back this school year for more tips and tricks into your mental health. The first Mental Health Minute talks about putting labels on this school year, as well as being okay with constructive discomfort.
Welcome to the 20-21 School Year

We Are Here For YOU!

We can't wait to start the school year with you this year! It's so much better when we are in this together.