Counseling Newsletter

October 2017

Important Dates

10/4 - Picture Day

10/9 - Columbus Day - no school

10/12 - Halfway point of trimester one

10/19 - Early Release Day - PD for staff

10/25 - Unity Day - Wear Orange!

10/31 - Happy Halloween!

Monthly Focus - Talking to Your Children About Natural Disasters, War and Violence

It seems that you cannot turn on the TV, look at a newspaper or talk with people lately without hearing heartbreaking stories of hurricanes, tornados, close to home violence and wars. Check out this article that gives parents tips to guide you in those conversations.

Good To Know Information

Grade 8 High School Information


October 10th: Sacred Heart & Notre Dame Presentation to parents and students 7-8 pm at Dag

October 11th: Lyman Hall's Vo Ag program presents to all 8th graders during school

October 12th: Sheehan's Open House for Prospective Families: 7 pm at Sheehan

Sheehan High School will host an Open House for prospective parents/guardians and students. At this event, families will be introduced to the school’s academic offerings and extra-curricular activities. The evening will begin with a formal presentation in the auditorium followed by open sessions with teachers from all departments, along with student representatives from clubs and sports teams.This is a great opportunity to learn about Sheehan’s unique programs and vibrant social life. The administration, faculty, and students are looking forward to welcoming eighth-grade students and their parents/guardians to Sheehan High School on this night.

October 19th at 7 pm: Lyman Hall's High School Planning Night for students and parents

October 22nd from 1:00-3:30 and November 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm Xavier Open Houses

October 25th: Team 8-1 will visit Sheehan H.S. for a presentation and tour

October 27th Team 8-2 will visit Sheehan H.S. for a presentation and tour

November 1st at 6:00 pm Wilcox Technical H.S. Open House.

November 5th 1:00-4:00 pm Mercy Open House

Students who are applying to programs other than Sheehan, in order to release any records or complete recommendations Moran must have "release" signed by a parent. Releases are often provided by the school students are applying to, but Moran also has them available upon request. Students should approach teachers directly with any paperwork that they would like filled out and with an addressed and stamped mailing envelope. Completed recommendations are sent directly to the school and not given to students. Paperwork that needs to be completed should be given to staff at least two weeks before the application deadline to allow ample time to complete thoroughly and time to mail.

Unity Day - October 25th

Unity Day is October 25, 2017. It is a day to wear orange in support of anti-bullying in our school community. By wearing orange you are sharing the message that our school is a bully-free zone and that we stand together to support others, show hope, and unite as one. Together we can make a stand to end bullying.