School Counseling Newsletter

May/June 2016

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Planning Timeline


-Start thinking about the colleges you want to attend.

-Create a file of the following items: report cards, awards, honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work.
-Continue to get involved in school and community activities.

-How are you spending your summer? Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea of what training or career would be right for you.

-College can be a big change--start taking more independent responsibility now, to better prepare you for the future!

What You Say on Social Media Matters!

The general rule of thumb is to not post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. However, if you are making inappropriate posts, it can come back to haunt you. Colleges have rescinded offers of admission. College sports teams have dropped prospects that would have had full scholarships. You could even lose your job!

Don't believe me? Check out this article and this screenshot of actual tweets from schools:

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A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Looking ahead to next year...

This year has been pretty awesome. The Class of 2019 is going places. Each and every one of you has a special talent to be shared with the world. I am sad that I will miss it. Due to my husband's medical condition and his need to stay in close proximity to Camp Lejeune and Duke University Medical Center to continue his specialized medical treatment upon his retirement from the USMC, I will be moving back to North Carolina.

When I accepted this position, circumstances were different. Unfortunately, life happens even if we have the best intentions. I am grateful for the opportunity I had this school year to get to know you all!