BE BETTER Newsletter
East Forsyth High School - January 2022 - Issue V
Welcome Back Broncos!
BRONCO BLOCK SCHEDULE UPDATE!
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MORE DETAILS AND EVENT DATES COMING SOON!
Dual Enrollment for the 22-23 School Year
Upcoming SAT/ACT Dates
ACT - Click here for registration!
Applerouth SAT/ACT Tutoring Opportunity
FAQ of the Month
There are multiple opportunities for students to explore their career interests. Try these three to get you started on your career investigation journey.
- YouScience - extensive career aptitude and interest assessment. Check the EFHS Counseling website for login directions.
- GA Futures - college and career search tools.
- Big Future - career and college searches.
- Internship and Mentorship - job shadowing opportunity where students can earn high school credit.
Visit the EFHS Counseling Post High School Options website for more information.
Vaping Awareness for EFHS Students
East Forsyth High School is continuously striving to achieve Community School certification hence we are always working to fulfill the community school model pillars of integrated student supports, expanded learning time and opportunities, family and community engagement and collaborative leadership and practices. We are very fortunate to currently have three organizations who are official partners of our Community School: The Place of Forsyth County, Family Ties Inc., and Mentor Me of North Georgia, that each support our students, families and community. We also hope to one day establish an official partnership with Northside Hospital. In an effort to welcome Northside Hospital to EFHS, January 12th, 13th, and 14th, Kenneth Haney, Community Health Advocate at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (builttobeatcancer.com) will be educating our students about the dangers and health risks of e-cigarettes or vaping. We are open to future partnerships and are hopeful to offer additional and programs.
Sources of Strength at East Forsyth High School
We are fortunate to have received a state grant of $8000 to implement Sources of Strength at our school this year. Sources of Strength is a strength-based, comprehensive wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but impacts other issues such as substance abuse and violence. The program is based on a relational connections model that uses teams of Peer Leaders mentored by Adult Advisors to change peer social norms about help seeking and encourages students to individually assess and develop strengths in their life. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around students so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on. We recommend watching the three minute overview video available below about the program. Peer Leaders and Adult Advisors will be meeting at least monthly as a team to begin rolling out positive social messaging campaigns.
We believe Sources of Strength aligns with our Be Better motto and our mission to Connect, Collaborate and Care. Early on, Sources of Strength was identified as an evidence based program to build a positive learning environment at East. Please let us know if you have any questions!
SOS - Signs of Suicide Program
- ACKNOWLEDGE - if you see signs of depression or suicidal thoughts in yourself or a friend and know that it is serious.
- CARE - for your friend and let them know your are concerned.
- TELL - a trusted adult if you are worried about yourself or a friend.
Student safety is a priority at EFHS. If you or a friend is struggling, please reach out to your school counselor. The Georgia Crisis and Access Line or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline are always available.
Georgia Crisis and Access Line: (800) 715-4225
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255
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