MHS Counseling Newsletter

October 2021

Welcome to our Mills Counseling Newsletter!

Our October edition introduces our school counseling team and includes important information on the senior college application & financial aid process. You can also learn more about our upcoming freshman assembly, career & enrichment opportunities, and how to access wellness services. Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to us!

~ Your MHS Counseling Team

Meet the MHS Counselors
Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor

Want to meet with your school counselor or Ms. Murtagh, College & Career Advisor? Schedule an appointment any time through our School Counseling website!

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Ghosted Assembly for all 9th Graders

On Oct. 13th during 3rd period, ALL FRESHMEN will attend a mental health assembly called Ghosted. Kaiser facilitators will host a film featuring teens supporting each other through mental health challenges. On Oct. 14th & 15th, the film's actors will facilitate discussions during Health & Ethnic Studies classes, addressing how to cope with anxiety and depression.

STUDENTS: For details, check out this handout with Ghosted Instructions (accessible to students only).


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Senior College Presentations

SENIORS & FAMILIES: Check out the counselors' college presentations below, which include important details on deadlines, how to apply to college, financial aid & more!

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Ready to apply for college? Click on links below to apply now!

California State University: The Fall 2022 application is open! The application period is between October 1 - November 30.

University of California: The Fall 2022 application is open! Applicants can start the application and submit it between November 1 - 30.

Common App: Used by over 900 private colleges. Deadlines vary.

Upcoming College Workshops for Seniors

Need help applying for college or financial aid? Check out our upcoming workshops dates!

Senior Canvas Page

Need more info on all the steps required to apply for college & financial aid? Check out our Senior College Application page in Canvas! (Accessible only to students).

Recommendation Letters

November 5th is the deadline to request recommendation letters from teachers for regular decision colleges! Seniors requesting a rec letter must submit the LETTER OF REC SURVEY and follow the steps listed here.

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Virtual Financial Aid Night (Presentation)

Monday, Oct. 25th, 7-9pm

This is an online event.

Learn how to apply for money for college!

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 983 1280 6282

Passcode: 795816

Virtual Financial Aid Night (Application Workshop)

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 6:30-8pm

This is an online event.

Need help filling out your financial aid applications? This workshop will walk you through the application.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 825 7065 1104

Passcode: smuhsd

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Save the Date!

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Check out our district's Career Exploration Opportunities! Learn about the latest enrichment opportunities, internships, jobs, and much more! This is updated weekly, so make sure to check it out.

Want more info? Contact Ms. Woolsey, CTE Coordinator, at


To learn how to connect with a Wellness Counselor, check out our Wellness Counseling website.

If this is a mental health emergency, DO NOT WAIT! Here are Crisis Resources you can contact directly:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text "home: to 741-741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • MHS Anonymous Alerts
  • StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
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