GKHS Counseling Digest

Staying Connected to Your Support Network

Your Counseling Team

Danielle Melvin (A-Col), dmelvin@bethelsd.org

Brad Hostak (Com-Gra), bhostak@bethelsd.org

Megan Wardle (Gre-La), mwardle@bethelsd.org

Jennie Colgan (Le-Pam), jcolgan@bethelsd.org

Jodi Greyeyes (Pan-Sol), jgreyeyes@bethelsd.org

Mike Stallman (Som-Z), mstallman@bethelsd.org

Katie Kimball, Social Worker, ckimball@bethelsd.org

Kelly Woyak, Career Specialist, kwoyak@bethelsd.org

Emmalee Kronoff, Career Counselor, ekronoff@bethelsd.org

In this issue...

  • WiFi Hotspots
  • Important Senior Info
  • Staying Connected
  • SAT & Running Start updates
  • From the Career Center...
  • Self Care and Mental Health

Need WiFi?

Check out these Drive Up Hotspots, now available throughout our District! https://www.bethelsd.org/cms/lib/WA01918819/Centricity/Domain/4/WIFI%20Locations%20Bethel%20Schools.pdf

Apply to 2-year college for graduation?

Are you a Senior who needs to apply to a 2-year college to meet a graduation requirement? Contact Mrs. Woyak kwoyak@bethelsd.org to get help with your application.

Senior Decision Day & Awards Night Survey

Seniors, have you filled out your survey yet to participate in Decision Day and Senior Awards Night? Please complete by May 10th. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRTBQZwS-epChFMU-l6rFuD10yQHDhU-i0gBDtvVDpMHr9PQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Stay Connected!

Virtual STEM Signing Day Event for Seniors

Washington’s students need to know that their hard work and dedication matter! Washington STEM is putting the spotlight on seniors who are pursuing a STEM career or education after high school through their all-digital STEM Signing Day event. Applications are open until May 15th and students can apply right now; just follow the link -> bit.ly/WASigningDay2020

SAT Update!

A new SAT administration for Saturday, September 26, 2020 has been added. This date will be for the SAT only, in the United States and internationally, with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27.

Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26. At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration. All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded. For each administration this year, they are also preparing to significantly expand their capacity.

Running Start Update

Running Start at Pierce College - A new process for placement in the Running Start program at Pierce College is being developed. More information will be coming in the next couple of weeks. The new steps and placement information will be posted in this newsletter soon. New student course registration begins on June 1.

Current Running Start Students at Pierce College - EVF’s will be accepted beginning April 27. Contact your counselor to get your EVF. Course registration begins May 19.

Richie Donlavage, Military & Family Life Counselor

Richie is now offering video and telephonic counseling to military members and their families. He can help with general coping, emotional stress & anxiety, grief & loss, marriage & relationship issues, family dynamics, child behaviors, deployment & reintegration, parenting issues, work challenges. To schedule services or request more information, contact Richie Donlavage at (253) 381-8138.

MFLC Presentation Schedule


Virtual Counseling Services


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Nutritional Resources & Ordering

Beginning Monday, April 6th the following eight "Meals in Motion" sites will be operating-

  • Camas Prairie Elementary School
  • Cougar Mountain Middle School
  • Graham-Kapowsin High School
  • North Star Elementary School (re-opening)
  • Roy Elementary School
  • Shining Mountain Elementary School (re-opening)
  • Spanaway Lake High School
  • Spanaway Middle School

ORDER your meals here!


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