The Counseling Corner

Greenbrier High School's Counseling Department Newsletter

December 2022

In This Edition...

  • Student Shout Outs
  • Final Exam Information
  • DE/WBL Info Session
  • Class of 2026 Advising Appointments
  • GA Tech Distance Computer Science Classes
  • Mentors Needed
  • Military Family Events & Resources
  • ROCK Grief Camp
  • Scholarship Spotlight
  • Essay Contests
  • Upcoming Events

Student Shout Outs!

The following students are district nominees for the Governor's Honors Program: Rachel Ball, Nalanie Brown, David Chen, Dylan Floyd, Addison Gillette-Sanders, Yohannes Goddard, Leland Green, Sonal Kapuria, Ryan Lewis, Jagraj Parmar, Mason Pounds, Sandhya Pyram, Kylla Simpson, Derek Varney, and Chase Young.

Our varsity competition cheerleaders won the region championship and placed 4th in the state!

Tiffany Caban signed a softball scholarship letter of intent with Georgia College and State University, and Caroline Bridges signed a softball scholarship letter of intent with Young Harris!

The following students were chosen as the Student of the Month for October: Jeffery Bachelder, Andrew Booker, Kierra Carlile, Matthew Carney, Tina Do, Avery Jones, Sayra Melendez, Alison Sidley, and Eibhlin Voyles

The following students were chosen for HOWL (Honoring Outstanding Wolfpack Leaners) for the first semester: Emily Allred, Casey Ayuk-Tabi, Kish-Amoy Bailey, Jaeden Brown, Coen Carlsen, Miles Chirinos Pacussich, Summer Corvington, Grant Davis, Madison Hall, Brayden Hof, Esperanza Huitron, Leanna Joiner, Savanna Lundy, Dennis Marchesi, Grant Martin, Greer Massey, Owen McNear, Jacob Mills, Emma Mitchell, Isa Nasir, Darius Nesbitt, Kristopher Osborne, Kassandra Osterbuhr, Katie Panke, Ryan Payton, Kyra Pena, Heidi Pettit, Isabella Polur, Nadia Ragland, Gabrielle Riley, Brighton Rinker, Maylani Rodriguez, McKenzie Rowe, Alan Sairany, Carlos Smith, Rowan Smith, Madison Sprouse, Adelynn Swogger, Tammy Truong, Brinkley Vaughn, Taige Wang, Makena Warren, and Cooper Young

Way to go, Pack! We are very proud of your accomplishments!

Final Exams

Final exams for the first semester will be held on December 15th, 16th, 19th, and 20th. Please click here to view the detailed schedule. Please click here to view our final exam exemption policy. Exam exemption requests will begin on December 8th and are due before 12 noon on December 14th. Full details regarding requesting exam exemptions will be released soon.

DE/WBL Info Session

We will host a dual enrollment and work-based learning information session on January 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Anyone who wants to learn more about these programs is welcome to attend.

Class of 2026 Advising Appointments

Freshmen should schedule an academic advising appointment with Mrs. Hazlett to discuss classes for sophomore year. Click here to schedule an appointment and be sure to invite your parents. Please pick a time during an elective class period, not during English, Math, Science, or Social Studies. Openings will fill quickly but meetings can be scheduled three months in advance.

GA Tech Distance Computer Science Classes

Beginning in the summer of 2023, Georgia Tech will offer distance computer science classes to students who are in the 11th or 12th grades. The application opens on March 1, 2023, but you should prepare now if you want to apply. Please click here to learn more.

Mentors Needed

We are seeking adult mentors for our students and would love for parents to participate! Please click here to complete an interest form and then Dr. Woodward will contact you regarding the next steps.

Military Family Events & Resources

Please click here to view a list of current events and resources for military families.

ROCK Grief Camp

ROCK (Remembering Others Creating Keepsakes) Grief Camp at the Family YMCA Camp Lakeside will be held on February 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This camp is for children ages 6 to 16 who have experienced the loss of a parent or primary caregiver within the last two years. This day camp is free of charge and the deadline to register is January 6th. Please click here for more information.

Scholarship Spotlight

The Watson-Brown Scholarship application is open! Applications are due by February 8, 2023. Click here for more details.

The Georgia Scholar Program application opened on November 4th. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2023. Click here for more information. Please note that there are no scholarship funds available with this program. Instead, eligible students will receive a seal for their high school diploma.

The Columbia County Historical Society is offering a $2,000 scholarship. All applications are due by April 1, 2023. Click here for more information.

The Get Into Energy Scholarship is worth $1,000! All applications are due by April 2, 2023. Click here for more information.

Please click here for additional scholarships.

Essay Contests

The Rotary Club of Augusta invites students in grades 9-12 to enter its speech contest by February 17, 2023. Click here for details.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness group is hosting an essay contest for juniors and seniors. Essays are due by February 28, 2023. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

December 8th:

-Let's Talk: Bullying Awareness & Prevention at 6:00 p.m. at Evans High School

-Budgeting Fundamentals Webinar at 6:00 p.m. Click here to register.

December 15th, 16th, 19th, & 20th: First Semester Exams

December 17th: Air Force Academy Candidate Orientation Program. Click here for details.

December 20th: End of Second Nine Weeks / First Semester

December 21st-January 4th: School Closed for Winter Break

January 5th: Third Nine Weeks / Second Semester Begins

January 26th: Dual Enrollment & Work-Based Learning Info Session 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Our Website & Google Classroom


Students and parents: Click here to visit our website.

Google Classroom

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