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January 11, 2016

Counseling News!

Did you know that to be a School Counselor you not only have to get your Masters and credential, you also have to complete 600+ hours of in-field experience?

Starting at the end of January NP3 Middle and High Schools will be hosting six Career Counseling practicum students and their professor Dr. Levin! The students are part of the Masters of Counseling Program at California State University of Sacramento and will be attending one of their classes at our school site. As you know, we often have 1 or 2 counseling interns every semester, but this semester our intern program will look a little bit different! The counseling interns will be holding both group and individual counseling sessions with students from both the middle and high schools.

In addition to seeing students they will be available for presentations in your Advisory classes. As soon as we get a list of what they can present on we will let you know! They will also be available to help 8th graders with college fair and the activities that accompany the process.

Every Tuesday the counseling interns will be on campus from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. They will be housed in the middle school computer lab during that time. It’s likely you’ll see the interns and students going in and out of the lab so please do not be alarmed and let Taniia or Allyson know if you have any questions! Go Pirates!

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

  • 6th Celebration: The next one is 1/29.

  • Long Advisory Afternoons: January 15 and January 22 due to Career Fair and Q3 Rally.

  • Enrich and Intervention: Start Monday January 11. Counselors will get Advisors enrich rosters before Advisory.

  • Safety: Please update your YELLOW safety folders in your room with current rosters.

Share with Advisees:

  • Spring Yearbook Prices: $25 for soft cover $30 for hard cover. Order online @ YBpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook code: 10582516

  • DC/NYC: 7th Advisories will be receiving DC/NYC info on a flyer this week!

  • Incoming 9th Parent Night - Save the Date: January 26th @ 6pm in the NP3 Library. Please join us and see the attached flyer. If you are not an 8th grade parent but would like to hear more about our High School you are welcome as well.

  • Q3 Rally: Student Government will be hosting our Q3 rally on January 22nd to kick off the 2016 school year.

  • Leadership Raffle: Student Government will be selling raffle tickets for gift cards at 50 cents apiece January 18th-22nd.

  • 2017 DC Trip Meeting: This is for current 7th grade students who are interested in going on the 2017 DC trip. The first info meeting will be held Thursday January 28th at 5:30pm in Mrs. Silas’ room O-2. A flyer will be sent home with the students this week as well and is attached to this email.

  • Spring Yearbook Prices: $25 for soft cover $30 for hard cover. Order online @ YBpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook code: 10582516

  • No School: January 18th for MLK day.

  • ATS: Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers 4th-9th graders exciting summer courses at Sacramento State that you pick for yourself! Choose from classes like creative computing, messy science, law, neuroscience, and many others. At ATS, you can spend your summer doing what you love, taking classes on a University Campus, and making new friends who share your interests and passion for learning! To join these interactive and hands-on classes, you just need to take the ATS qualifying exam. The test only takes an hour and there is no pass or fail, so there’s no need to stress! You MUST take the test to apply for classes, but you don’t have to apply if you change your mind. The qualifying Exam will be offered at NP3 on January 29th. Hard copies of the registration form will go home after break and are also available on our counseling website. All forms must be turned into the counselors by January 20th. https://natomasunified.org/np3m/students-services/counseling-services/

  • Booster Meeting: The next one is 1/11! There are always snacks!

  • Career Fair: On January 15th students will stay with their Advisor for both advisory and enrichment. 7th grade students will present their Career Fair projects to the 6th and 8th grade students.