Counseling Newsletter

February & National School Counselors Week is 2/1-/25


Happy February!

We are back to our hybrid schedule and into the 3rd quarter. It's hard to believe we are past the halfway mark of the year. I speak on behalf of all the teachers and staff when I tell you how thrilled we are to see you all back in the building. Though we wish it were everyday, we are appreciative of the face to face time we are getting.

In this newsletter, there is a section that includes information and other resources regarding Black History Month. Now, more than ever, the ability to engage in meaningful conversations about social and racial justice are absolutely critical. It is sometimes uncomfortable to talk about this topic, but change occurs when we are out of our comfort zone. When this topic arises, and in today's world it is at the forefront of conversation, I always think of the poem "Human Family" by Maya Angelou. I will post the full poem later in the news letter, but the phrase that repeats throughout is: "We are more alike, my friends, than unalike." In a world where we are polarized by our differences, I challenge you to consider all the ways in which we are alike. Please take time to look through some of the resources and learn more.

In this newsletter you will find:

  • New local Scholarships
  • Information and Resources to help learn about and celebrate Black History Month
  • School Counselors Week



NEW* Helping Hands of Susquehanna application deadline 3/8/21

NEW* Price Chopper application deadline 2/28/21

NEW* Walk of Honor Scholarship application deadline 4/20/21

NEW* Wayne Co Business & Professional Women Association application deadline 4/20/21

NEW* Wayne Memorial Auxiliary scholarship application deadline 4/16/21

NEW* Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship application deadline 3/31/21

NEW* Pleasant Valley Grange Scholarship application deadline 4/30/21

NEW* NEPA Pride Scholarship application deadline 4/1/21

NEW* Perry Westgate Memorial Scholarship application deadline 4/9/21

Roy Piper Scholarship application deadline: 3/1/21

Wayne Co. Community Foundation application deadline: 4/1/21

Scranton Area Community Foundation

  • You must create a profile (use your personal email for this creation)
  • On the top bar, click "Scholarships and Grants" then "Apply for Scholarships"
  • This system allows you to filter through applications that you are qualified for, based on where you live, your age, your gender, your county, your intended major, your grades, etc.


NEW* Construction Trades Scholarship

NEW* Students Scholarship

NEW* PPL Scholarship

NEW* PAEOP Scholarship

College Board Scholarships

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Each day on the morning announcements, we will highlight a different black leader who has made lasting contributions to both our society and world. Below, find a few resources to learn more about the significance of this month and why now, more than ever, it is important to take time to learn.

  • Interested in learning more about racial and social justice? Attend this free event from the Scranton Area Community Foundation
  • More Resources
  • Human Family: A poem by Maya Angelou
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Didn't apply to college yet? Check out these schools with rolling admissions!

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Grade Level Information

12th Grade:

If you are attending college, be sure to fill out the FAFSA.

11th Grade:

Junior Jumpstart: PHEAA 2/16 & 2/18 (in speech classes)

College Planning: Use Career Cruising to help you narrow down a major.

SAT: visit college board to help you study for the SATs in the spring (4/27)~

10th Grade:

PSATs are coming in April ! Start preparing by studying here.

9th Grade:

If you are interested in attending CTC next year, please fill out this google form. More information to come in the next few weeks!

Anxiety TIPS

Anxiety Help for TEENS

1. Become a relaxation expert

2. Get enough sleep, nourishment, and exercise

3. Connect with others

4. Connect with nature

5. Pay attention to the good things

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CONTACT US ! --- Mrs. Bryer ( A-K), School Counselor --Mrs. Lionetti (L-Z), School Counselor Mrs. Hamlyn , Administrative Assistant

Meet Miss Redick: School Counseling Intern

Hi! My name is Sarah Redick. I am a 3rd grade teacher here at Forest City Regional Elementary School. I am starting my last semester at The University of Scranton in the School Counseling Program. It has always been my aspiration to help others, especially children and adolescents. My love for education and working in schools led me to pursue this degree, with hopes to help students, families, and communities reach their fullest potentials. I felt that I would have more opportunities to support more individuals in a counseling capacity.

I will be doing my internship with Mrs. Lionetti and Mrs. Bryer here in the high school. This means that outside of my 3rd grade position I also may be working with your child in a counseling capacity. I am looking forward to the new experiences I will have this semester with our Foresters! I hope to build relationships with each student in the school and provide them with academic and social and emotional support. My goal is to help each student become the best versions of themselves by overcoming any barriers they may face and to be confident and successful individuals.