February Newsletter

High School Counseling Office

What is kindness?

"Kindness is a movement.

Has someone ever done something kind to you and all you wanted to do after was pay it forward? That’s because kindness is a chain reaction. It’s a wave that keeps rolling and all it needs is one person to start it. One small kind act can cause a ripple effect that impacts an entire community. If we are all focused on being kind, we are creating a movement of change. You know that famous "be the change you wish the see in the world" quote? That quote isn't just about change, and it isn't only about one person being able to change their world. It's bigger; it about a movement that can be started from one person acting with intention.

Kindness is love; love is kind.

Think about what love entails and what it means to love someone. Got it? Well, that’s kindness. It’s being selfless, caring, compassionate and unconditionally kind. Like love, it takes practice to understand and feel it. We share love with others through kind acts such as a smile, a nice word, an unexpected deed, or a planned surprise. When we offer these acts to others, we make people feel good; we pass along hope; we promote peace; we show the power of kindness.

Kindness is grace.

We are humans and therefore, we make mistakes. We can be kind in our response to ourselves and others when those mistakes occur. This means thinking before speaking, forgiving before seeking revenge and thinking about long-term relationships instead of short-term pride. If we could all remember that none of us are perfect, we would be a lot kinder to each other. Offer grace, be kind."


National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2022 (#NSCW22) is Feb. 7-11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

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FCR Local Scholarships link For Seniors and Regional Scholarships

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Call the EOC in Scranton for assistance with the FAFSA :


Tammy Marcinkevich (available Fridays in the library)


11th grade-- Jr. JumpStart Program from PHEAA week of February 7th, 2022

Junior Jump Start Presentation By PHEAA

This Presentation will give the students and parents the steps they can take now to get a jump start on your future with higher education.

SAT School Day for Interested Juniors

SAT test day April 13, 2022

PSAT-10 March 25, 2022

The practice SAT will be given to all 10th grade


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9th grade CTC Application process

All interested students had a meeting with Mrs. Lionetti about the application process coming up at the end of February. See her to sign up ASAP.

www.ctclc.edu --Check out the programs of study

GED information for our parents and community

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All Seniors need this for their Career Portfolio for Graduation.

See Mrs. Erdmann(senior project advisor) or Mrs. Lionetti for login and assistance with Smart Futures.

All High School Students can now log in and plan your future career !

(Use the login with Google button)

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High School Counseling Office Staff

jlionetti@fcrsd.org --Mrs. Lionetti. M.A., NCC

School Counselor, 9-12th grades

fbresser@fcrsd.org, Fred Bresser, FCRSD Social Worker

dhamlyn@fcrsd.org Mrs. Hamlyn , Administrative Assistant

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