NUAMES Counseling Center News

December 2021

In this Issue:

  1. Night of Hope
  2. Capstone Dates Announced
  3. Keys to Success
  4. Tech Tips for the Holidays
  5. Schedule Changes for 2nd Semester
  6. Junior and Senior CCR Meetings
  7. Making Up your U's for Graduation


DECEMBER 2nd 6:00-8:00 PM

NUAMES Davis Campus D3 Ballroom and Atrium

NUAMES Hope Squad invites all parents and students to join us for Night of Hope!

This is an evening of mental health education, awareness, and connection with community resources.

Students may receive Seminar credit and/or removal of one U for attending the event!

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You should have met with your Capstone Mentor on Nov 12th. If you were absent that day or unable to come, make sure to check in with your mentor via email or the new Capstone Canvas course.


  • Davis Campus: January 26 OR April 19, 2022, Time TBD
  • North Campus: January 26 OR April 21, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM

Check out your new Canvas Capstone Course for more information!

Can you change your Capstone Mentor?

The short answer is NO.

The REASONS you need to keep Advisory Teachers:

  • Advisory classes are all balanced the way they are
  • Some of our STEM teachers would end up with TOO MANY students

You can still work with ANY NUAMES teacher on your project. So if there's a teacher who is a subject matter expert for your project, feel free to get their advice. However, your Capstone Mentor will stay the same.


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Keys to Success Utah is the Official College and Career Readiness App for Utah Students

Sign up for the KEYS TO SUCCESS APP or website

LINK TO SITE: or Find it in the App or Google Play Store

Resources in Keys to Success:

  • Scholarships for Utah students
  • College Search tools
  • Career Search engines
  • Paying for College info
  • FAFSA info
  • E-Booklets published on college for Utah students
  • LOTS and LOTS more

Earn POINTS for participating. Points can be redeemed for awesome PRIZES, like restaurant gift cards!!


#1 Unplug and Powerdown

We all look to step away, unplug and refresh over the break. It's so wise to spend time away from your phone and other devices. Remind yourself who you are without your phone!

Also, let your technology do the same. Unplug laptops, switch off power strips, and shut down your phone. Not only will these steps save electricity and protect your devices over the break, but just like you, your computer will function better after it is allowed to shut down for a bit.

#2 Organize Your Files, Bookmarks, Email

Clear the clutter! You've wanted to do it. You've been putting it off. This is a perfect time! Take a break from chores and clean up your computer. Make a folder system on your computer so that you can find things you've written or created.

Also, go through your DSDmail and email accounts. Read all those emails you've been ignoring. You can also move emails to a folder in your in-box OR you could delete them once they've been read if you don't need to keep it.

#3 Look at Schedule for Next Semester

Look at your schedule for Term 3 in myDSD. Make sure that you've verified the following:

  • Teachers are the same for core subjects: Math, Engineering, Science, English, History
  • You have 8 classes
  • Your WSU Placeholder classes are the right place for when you are taking WSU campus classes
  • If things don't look right, email your counselor!

#4 Refresh, Relax, Recharge

You've been working hard. You even stepped up and completed steps 1-4. Now... step back, sit down, take a deep breath. Refresh and share a meal with family. Relax with a warm beverage and a good book (or T.V. show). Recharge by sleeping in!

And if you are behind in your classes, maybe take a couple of days off, but then get to work on those classes so you can earn good grades.

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FIRST: Check your schedule for errors (see Tech Tip #3 above)

NEXT: Notify your counselor to fix or change something:

  • Email your assigned counselor with information
  • If it's a complicated request, schedule an appointment with your counselor by using the "Schedule Appt" button at
  • Go to Select your Campus. Look under Quick Links for Schedule Change Request Form opening later in December

NOTE: Schedule changes are not guaranteed. Some classes are full already and will not be available. You must also meet the pre-requisites for any new class you are requesting.

Schedule Change Fee = $10 starting January 24th

Early College Students, Please Remember...

If you are in Early College, you MUST talk to your Weber State Early College Advisor AND NUAMES School Counselor before you drop a class after January 28th

  • You will have a SCHOLARSHIP PAYBACK to drop a Weber State class after Jan 28th

  • You may be dropping a class you needed for graduation or your Associate's Degree, so make sure you know how dropping the class affects everything!


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All Juniors and Seniors have been invited to schedule a CCR meeting, so DON'T DELAY and SCHEDULE TODAY!

  • Make sure to get your CCR meetings scheduled ASAP if you haven't done that yet!
  • Go to
  • Look for your assigned counselor
  • Click "Schedule Appt" button under your counselor's picture
  • Find a time that works for you and your parent/guardian
  • Add the appointment to your own calendar

Sophomore Students - Your CCR Meetings Start in 2022

We will send an email to your student account when it's time to schedule your 10th grade CCR meeting with your counselor


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All U's MUST be Cleared before you can GRADUATE!

  • Check with your Counselor if you are not sure if you have U's to make up.
  • Click here to see our policy on making up your U's: LINK

Enjoy your Break and have a Happy Holiday!