Counselor's Corner

January 2016 Newsletter

Second semester is a time for new beginnings! Try something new this semester--challenge yourself to try a new activity or set goals for yourself in writing! Never settle for anything less than your very best---push yourself so you can become the best "you"! Happy 2016

Juniors and Seniors--Financial Aid News!

Financial Aid Information Night

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 6pm

801 18th Street

Wisner, NE

On Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00pm, EducationQuest will be holding a night full of information on financial aid and the FAFSA process. There are changes in the process so please plan to attend to learn more!

Juniors, this meeting is not only for seniors! The FAFSA process is drastically changing for the next school year so plan to attend!

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Career Planning Opportunities the Wisner-Pilger Way!

Time spent at Wisner-Pilger Jr-Sr High School is focused on creating experiences that will ensure students are career ready! At Wisner-Pilger Jr-Sr High School numerous opportunities are available to ensure that career ready students walk across the stage on graduation day! Here is a glimpse of what is offered:

Career Development Class--In 8th grade, a quarter class is devoted to exploring career opportunities and discovering skills needed to be successful in the classroom and in the work place.

Career Leadership--This new class is designed for Juniors and Seniors who want to explore the Career Readiness Skills that are essential to being prepared for success. This class explores real life strategies that students are eager to learn and live!

Career Planning Class--During December, Juniors travel to Northeast Community College to take a one-credit hour class that is focused solely on Career Exploration. New opportunities and conversations with the college deans help the students to discover exciting new things that are happening outside of high school.

College and Career Week--In October, Lawrence Chatters kicked off the College and Career Week Celebration. Mr. Chatters shared his entrepreneurial story and challenged students to pursue their passion. The week held numerous activities aimed at exploring options for students once they leave high school!

College Visits--Beginning in 8th grade, Wisner-Pilger students will visit a total of six different college campuses. They will see the numerous offerings that Nebraska has to offer for post-secondary preparation.

ACT Exam

Saturday, Feb. 6th, 8am

801 18th Street

Wisner, NE

The next ACT exam will be held on February 6th. The registration deadline is January 8th!
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New Year....New Strategies to Studying

Studying the same old way will get the same results. Watch this video to learn the most effective ways to study! Hint: It isn't re-reading your notes!

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 5 tips for studying smarter.

School Counseling Office

The School Counseling Office is a place for all students and their families. The school counseling program strives to empower all students to reach their maximum potential in all areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. Please contact me with any concerns or suggestions.

Cheryl Kreikemeier