Oxford Prep's School Counseling Services
Words From The Counselor
"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." - Frank A. Clark
During the last two weeks students in the 7th and 8th grade participated in a lesson on Growth Mindset. They learned the difference between fixed mindset and growth mindset, went through scenarios to determine what kind of mindset characters in movies had, discovered what kind of mindset they had themselves and created a growth mindset collaborative quilt.
At the end of this week, I will begin visiting 7th and 8th grade classrooms to engage students in a growth mindset escape room. On March 21st I will be doing a future-planning workshop with 8th grade students and during the first week of April I will be doing a lesson on overcoming obstacles with 7th grade students.
If you have any questions on the upcoming lessons please let me know.
Mrs. Alexis Stadler, School Counselor/504 Coordinator
Office: 919-690-0360 EXT: 102
Conference Hours: Available by appointment
Parent Workshops Spring 2018
Please make plans to attend the following parent workshops:
- 8th Grade: HS Graduation Requirements & Preparing for College - April 3 @ 6pm.
- 9th Grade: HS Graduation Requirements & Preparing for College - April 3 @ 7pm.
- 10th Grade: HS Graduation Requirements & Preparing for College - April 5 @ 6pm.
- 11th Grade: Preparing for Senior Year - April 5 @ 7pm
Article written by Georgia Tech Regional Director of Admissions on what colleges want to see from students.
Impact of Social Media on Teens
Program Spotlight: Shelton Challenge Leadership Camp
The First-Year Shelton Challenge is a six-day summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Shelton’s five cornerstones of values-based leadership—honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity and social responsibility—are the foundations of the camp. The core curriculum focuses on Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics, Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership, Leadership Traits and Approaches, Teambuilding and Empowering Others, Social Responsibility, Public Speaking, and Goal Setting.
The First-Year Shelton Challenge seeks youth who are rising 9th through 12th graders with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Students will get to experience residence hall living, eat meals at a campus dining hall, and use indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Cost to attend the program is $700.00 for the week.
Camps are available at either NC State or UNC Charlotte. Click here for more information.
College Planning Links
CFNC Planning Timeline: Gives steps students should be taking each year to prepare for their future.
JLV College Counseling: This is Mrs. Stadler's favorite college counseling resource! There are articles on many topics related to the college process along with scholarship and financial aid information.
Collegeboard: Register, send scores and practice for the SAT. There are also helpful college search tools and college planning information on the website. This is also where you find information on AP tests.
ACT: Register, send scores and practice for the ACT.