GOPHER GAZETTE

JANUARY 2021 3RD Quarter

Say Something to Prevent Gun Violence | Sandy Hook Promise

See Something, Say Something

3 Steps of Say Something

Recognize The Signs

Learn about different types of warning signs or threats and how to spot them, especially on social media.

Act Immediately, Take It Seriously

Understand strategies to take action and overcome potential barriers to being an “upstander” rather than a “bystander.”

Say Something

Learn how to intervene by telling a trusted adult or using an anonymous reporting system.

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Its FREE for All GPISD Students

Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.

In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through DialCare. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.

Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.

This program is easy to use:

• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.

• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.

• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.

How it works:

Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094

When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID

Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.

Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.

THIS IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

The GPHS Counseling Services team is excited for “National School Counseling Week”, which is February1-5, 2021. This year, our theme is "All In for All Students". We are highlighting the contributions and impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

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LOVE IS RESPECT

Did you know that -

Grand Prairie High School continues to partner with the Dallas Family Place and utilizes their staff and Be Project curriculum to address healthy/unhealthy relationships with classroom lessons through our health classes. In addition they provide support counseling groups for selected students.

Learn more about Teen Dating Violence by watching some of the video links below or exploring the below resource website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhSNQ_PNK2g – Public Service Announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agDzWqt9TZU- Digital Dating violence

Use this website to learn more about what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like and learn the warning signs of dating violence, and what to do if need help. Take their quizzes and evaluate your own relationships.

February: Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month
The Warnings Signs of Digital Dating Abuse
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StopIt- Report Bullying- Download the App

Be Kind: Online - STOPit Reporting App
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January- Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind: To Yourself
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What is CCMR?

College readiness refers to the set of skills, knowledge, and behaviors a high school student should have upon graduation and entering their freshmen year of college. It’s all about the ability to find success while studying at an institute of higher learning.

So let’s break college readiness down. What skills are required to be college ready? What do you have to know? What behaviors should you embody?

Knowledge

While the specifics of college-ready knowledge might differ from state to state, generally it includes the Common Core subjects: math, language arts, science, and oftentimes foreign language.

Skills

College-ready skills include things like writing well-structured essays, following through with mathematical formulas, being able to use the scientific method, etc. There are additional skills that are not necessarily taught directly in the classroom, but help in both college- and career-readiness (and life!), such as: critical thinking, problem solving, time management, decision making, communication, and networking.

Behavior

College is a challenge, and students must have certain mindsets to meet that challenge—and thrive! These behaviors and habits can include things like: self-motivation, putting in 100% effort, being mature, etc.

How is College Readiness Measured?

· Students can show they are college ready by taking an Advanced Placement (AP) course and scoring a 3 or better on the AP exam at the end of the course.

· Taking a Dual Credit (DC) or On Ramps course and earning 3 hours of college credit

· Scoring a 430+ on SAT Reading and 580+ on SAT math tests

· Passing the TSI test

https://www.collegeraptor.com/.../articles/questions-answers/exactly-college-readiness

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How does a student demonstrate career readiness?

By taking CTE courses that lead to specific certifications
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Military Readiness is demonstrated by enlisting into a branch of the Armed Forces.

If you have enlisted in any military branch, please let your Counselor or College & Career Center know.