The Counselor Corner

March

Pennies for Patients Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated or helped out in some way with Pennies for Patients! We couldn't do this every year without your help and support. It was a success and we raised a total of $3,602.02! We beat last year's total raised :) In 5 years, SMS has raised $22,918 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! That's something to be proud of!!


Big congrats to Ms. Mullins and her Connections class for raising the most money...$640.51! And congrats to these classes: 2nd place: Mr. Miller's class with $512.53, 3rd place: Ms. Tant's class with $360.97, 4th place: Ms. Hersey's class with $209.43, and 5th place: Ms. Beam's class with $167.30. In order to continue our success with this campaign, we would like to have your feedback on the week(s) so please share!

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Look how young our principal looks! Say hello to the new Mr. Conner!

High School Registration & Visit

EAST GASTON

EG counselors will be at SMS on Tuesday, March 15th to register students for high school. We will let you know when your class can come to the library to register.


NORTH GASTON

Students assigned to attend NG will visit on Wednesday, March 23. Students will leave at 8:30 am and should be back by 10:30 am. See the counselors for this list of students.


HIGHLAND SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

The lottery for rising 9th graders is Thursday, March 17 at 4 pm.


GASTON EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

8th graders who applied to GEC should hear back during the week of spring break or the following week by letter. Exact date TBD.

Fundraiser for Kaitlin Bumgarner

Please let us know if you are interested in helping brainstorm and plan a school fundraiser for students to participate in.

MTSS

We have a few more MTSS meetings scheduled this year. If you feel it necessary to meet on particular students, let me know and we will meet to discuss their progress. This is necessary for anyone who is on tier III that you are requesting testing for. Continue to monitor student progress through your intervention and let me know if you have questions. Remember, our psychologist must have 90 days to test a student for services.
Do the Right Thing Nomination Form

MARCH NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, MARCH 15TH. (Make a copy of the doc. Edit copy and email to Stephanie.)

Looking Ahead

DTRT Nominations are due ------------------March 15

EGHS Registration-------------------------------March 15

College & Career Expo @ Loray Mill-------March 19 (10-2)

NGHS Visit------------------------------------------March 23

Spring Break!!-------------------------------------March 28-31

Jimmy Wayne to SMS---------------------------April 4

5th Grade Showcase----------------------------April 12

BBQ for Kaitlin------------------------------------April 15

Media Specialist Day----------------------------April 21

Administrative Professional Day-----------April 27



*The NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey will be available through March 25.

Blue Devils Shout Outs

Congrats to our Robotics Team for placing FIRST in the Engineering competition!


Shout out to Ms. Hasper and Ms. Harvey and Ms. Ferguson for taking on the extra case load from Jane's absence. You guys are the best!!!! -Conner


Congrats to our Math Elite Team for placing SECOND in their competition!


Thank you Mr. Conner for allowing the Jr. Beta Club to celebrate National Beta Club Week!!!! -Suddreth


Congrats to our girls basketball team for making it to the Championship!


Shout out to Lori, Paula, Tammy and Mary for keeping our building looking good!!! -Conner


Thank you to all the staff who participated and helped with our Pennies for Patients campaign! A big thank you to Mr. Conner for being a great sport--for letting staff wear jeans two weeks in a row and for shaving your mustache! -Martinez & Davis


Thanks to our social worker Tabatha Rainey and her intern Laura Conner for all you do! Happy (belated) Social Worker Appreciation Week!


Shout out to all who made Pennies for Patients a success and to Ms. Davis and Ms. Martinez for all their hard work on the campaign. -Conner