M.A. Counseling Newsletter
In This Issue
- College Decision Day Luncheon
- Minnesota Private College Week
- College Application Bootcamp
- Stress Seminar a Success!
- "13 Reasons Why" Resources
- College Visits in May
- ACT/SAT Exams
- Wellness Corner
College Decision Day Luncheon
Thursday, May 4 - During all three lunches
All seniors are invited to come by! Wear your school gear and celebrate each other's college commitment, while enjoying a grilled lunch. Our treat!
Minnesota Private College Week
June 26 - June 30
Find out what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer!
Come on your own or with your parents. These introductory campus tours and informational meetings can serve as a first step to help you discover just what you’re looking for in a college — especially if you are early in your search. Sessions are held twice daily, from 9:30 to noon and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on our 17 campuses across the state.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw
College Application Bootcamp
Class of 2018 Parents and Students,
Your student is invited to the Summer 2017 College Application Bootcamp. Here is what you need to know:
- Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11
- Time: 1-4 PM (9 AM-12 PM - Optional college application work time on Tuesday - Friday)
- Location: Campus Room
- Cost: $150 - Checks can be made out to Minnehaha Academy. Bring to Diane Rahm, Registrar, in the Student Services Office.
- Registration: Space is limited. Students must register through the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/zCgAdsVBAV36CaQr2 and pay the registration fee by Friday, May 19 to save their spot.
After May 19, students will only be admitted on a space available basis.
More information will be sent closer to the event. If there are any questions, please contact your student's counselor.
Stress Seminar a Success!
Below is a resource to help parents help their teens deal with stress. Please reach out to the counseling department if you are in need of additional resources on stress and anxiety.
"13 Reasons Why" Resources
PLEASE ADVISE: SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER.
"13 Reasons Why" is a Netflix television miniseries that has become a cultural phenomenon, especially amongst teens and young adults. In the miniseries, which is based on a young adult novel released a decade ago, high school student Hannah Baker leaves behind 13 tape recordings detailing why she took her own life. Her former classmates are left to piece together Hannah’s final weeks in a made-for-television mystery.
In watching the series, young people and teens could interpret the message that suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option. The show’s content is extremely graphic, with disturbing scenes in each episode, which may be difficult for impressionable minds to watch and process in a healthy way.
Please take a moment to find out if your child has read the book or viewed the series. If so, please use the show as an opportunity to talk about some of its complicated issues and open the door to create a safe atmosphere for your child to discuss his or her feelings and emotions.
As a counseling team, we want to provide news articles and resources as you navigate this tough subject with your child:
- Talking Points 13 Reasons Why
- 13 Reasons Why: Considerations for Educators (and parents)
- 13 Reasons Why Not by Lauren Faith (this is a Christian perspective)
- CNN: Why teen mental health experts are focused on '13 Reasons Why'
- ED Week: Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Debate About Depiction of Teen Suicide
The MA Counseling Team is here to support your student social-emotionally as they navigate myriad mental health related challenges. Please let us know if we can be of additional support at any time.
College Visits in May
There are no visits currently scheduled at Minnehaha in the month of May.
Visits are subject to change. Other visits may be added.
Check your Naviance homepage often for an updated list of visits.
There is one off-campus visit event worth noting:
- Coast to Coast Tour: Dartmouth, Northwestern University, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Vanderbilt will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington on May 21 at 7 PM - 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55439
- Register for this event at: www.coasttocoasttour.org
Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 2:17
"To love unconditionally, we obey God’s command to put on love or respect despite the circumstances."
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
Counseling Office Staff
Mike DiNardo, Vice Principal/Director of Counseling
Kristin Overton, College & Guidance Counselor (Last Names A-K) firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Paton, College & Guidance Counselor (Last Names L-Z) email@example.com
Wanda Monroe, Non-Public Counselor
Diane Rahm, Counseling Office Assistant, Registrar