North Shore Counseling Department

May/June Newsletter

Career Day Volunteers Needed For 2018-19 School Year

We have not yet established a date/time for this event, but we are looking for parents and community members to serve as career day speakers. If you would like us to contact you at a later date with additional details, please email your name, title and career to Your presentation would only need to be 10-15 minutes in length and you would repeat it more than once.

We look forward to partnering with you!

Request Test Accommodations for Fall SAT/ACT/PSAT Test Dates Now

As you may know, school counselors do not work every day in the summer. Therefore, if your child plans on taking the SAT on October 7th you will want to let your counselor know so that he/she can submit the request for test accommodations. The SAT on October 7th requires that all test accommodation requests be submitted by August 18th. Also, all 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT and these accommodations must be requested by August 22nd.

13 Reasons Why Season 2 - What You Need To Know

Thirteen Reasons Why Season 2 will be released on May 18th. Season 1 generated a lot of concern from parents, schools and community based mental health providers. Many students are looking forward to the release of Season 2 which will again deal with difficult subjects ranging from suicide, bullying, and sexual assault. Take a minute to read the letter below that will prepare you for how to have a conversation with your child about this series. Also, did you know that Netflix will allow parents to use a pin to block access of the series? Details on how to activate a pin can be found in the letter below.

Upcoming Events To Put On The Calendar

Planning for the 2018-2019 school year has already begun. An author and tv commentator on college admissions, College Board representatives and a large college fair are just some of our exciting events. We are still finalizing details for a few other workshops, but you will find some of our other planned events below.

September 25th at 7 pm: College Board Presentation with Lacey Bonner

Lacey will discuss the PSAT, SAT I and II and AP

October 16th beginning at 9 am: College Fair for all students in grades 8-12. Parents can attend from 11:30-12:00

November 27 at 7 pm: Naviance Workshop for students and parents

January 15 at 7 pm Finding Your Best Fit College with Robert Franek

You can view Robert's biography here:

March 12 at 7 pm: Parenting With Love and Logic

Questions To Ask On A College Tour That You May Not Have Thought About

I am fortunate to work on the Inclusion Access and Success (IAS) Committee for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. Over the past few months, our committee has worked to develop a series of checklists so that families will know what questions to ask before an application is completed.

One size does not fit all and families need to be wise consumers - never be afraid to ask questions.

Still Looking For A College?

The National Association For College Admissions Counseling publishes a list of colleges that still have available seats for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Click on the link to view the list.

Junior Meetings

Did you know that your school counselors walk juniors (students and parents) through the admissions process? If you have not yet met with your counselor for a junior interview now is the time to call them for an appointment. Start the summer off with a plan for the college admissions process.

Juniors - Work On Your College Essay Now. You Will Thank Yourself Later

On Monday, June 4th 3:00-4:00, the Writing Center is hosting Andrea Nadler, Hofstra University's Associate Dean of Admissions. She will be introducing the College Essay to juniors interested in beginning their essays over the summer.

On Tuesday, June 5th (time TBD) the Writing Center teachers will be running a College Essay Workshop to help the students get pen to paper. Both events will be located in the HS library.

Best Wishes For A Happy And Healthy Summer! This is the May/June edition. Newsletters for the 2018-2019 school year will begin again in August. If you have enjoyed reading them let us know!