Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS
2016-17 Edition 6 - Spring Newsletter
Student of the Month Focus
Pride Expectation: Dependability
Dependability is defined as the quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. For example, when you always do everything that you say you will and don't make promises you can't keep shows an example of dependability.
Theme: The focus this month is Being a Dependable Friend. Spring is here. We begin to see the flowers blossom, leaves filling in on the trees and longer hours of daylight. These opportunities for new beginnings come along because the plants and trees have strong roots that sustained the winter. A dependable friend is a friend you can count on - to be strong during the ups and downs and someone that can be counted on to remain steadfast and strong like the roots of the trees and the bulbs of spring flowers. The challenge for students this month is to show someone you are close to that you are someone they can depend on. If you've let someone down, attempt to rebuild the trust you once shared. Keep promises, be honest and faithful, take time to listen and don't insist on doing everything your way.
Pride Expectation: Engaged
Engaged means to commit oneself to do something; to concentrate on a task and be actively involved with interest.
Theme: This month's focus is Engaged Until the End. It is often easy to become complacent during the final stretch of any endeavour. Students have heard of 'senioritis' but senioritis isn't just for seniors. Senioritis is just an affliction of boredom, stress and anticipation for the year to end and allowing yourself to become disengaged in the activities surrounding school life. What happens if you allow yourself to slack off and become disengaged? The closer to the end of the year, the harder it becomes to work hard toward your goals. Becoming disengaged often leads to lower grades and can determine your class placements for the following year. The challenge this month is to push yourself to stay engaged in your classes and finish the year strong. Be proactive and seek help from teachers or peers when you notice yourself beginning to lose interest or slack off. Set daily goals for yourself and reward yourself if you meet them.
13 Reasons Why
Beyond the Reasons
Surviving the 4th Quarter Blues
How Can I Get Engaged? Enter the PBIS Video Competition!
Small Groups and Workshops
All Workshops are held in the Counseling Center - J208 unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, April 27th 2:00 - 2:30 Session 1 and 2:45-3:15 Session 2 - All About My Future
This is 30 minute Career Exploration Workshop for 7th graders to explore career interests and what the requirements may be to reach these career goal interests.
Wednesday - May 10th 8:30-9:30 - Testing Taking Skills and Strategies - The guidance team will offer an activity based workshop with Test Taking Tips offered through a fun Bingo activity. Handouts for ways to relieve test anxiety will also be available.
Thursdays During PRIDE - Mindful Moment Room - Dance Studio
Tuesdays/Thursdays - During Lunch/PRIDE - Homework Club and Peer Tutoring Services
Current Small Groups:
- Stress Busters - J107
- Healing Hearts - J107
Small Groups Starting Soon -
- High School 101 - This four week group will focus on information students need to know to help them be successful in high school. We will be going over transcripts, high school graduation vs. A-G requirements, high school athletics and NCAA requirements, career interest survey, college & career exploration & more!
Second Step Classroom Guidance Lessons
Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills
College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.
Students Helping Students (SHS) This peer tutoring program matches students with a peer tutor for weekly tutor sessions before or after school or during lunch.
Mrs. Deborah Miller - Academic Advisor A-P, IPE Coordinator
Counseling Center - J208
College and Career Center, Groups, Games Room, Guidance Workshops
Guidance Dept Waiting Area
Check out the bulletin board with useful tips and information while you wait to see your advisor or counselor.
College Pennant Pinwheel
A small display of the variety of colleges available to students.