School Counseling Newsletter
11/5 - Daylight Savings Time11/6 - Evening Conferences
11/7 - Election Day--Students-no school, Teachers- PD
11/9 - Veteran's Day Assembly
11/10 - Veteran's Day - No School
11/15 - Evening Conferences
11/17 - Career Day for Grade 8
11/22 - Early Dismissal
11/23 & 11/24 - Thanksgiving Recess-No School
11/29 - Trimester One ends
Last month students worked on transitioning, meeting the school counselor and participating in getting to know you Guidance lessons. Students learned the counselor's role in the academic, career and social/emotional domains. This month the focus will be on acceptance and tolerance of individual differences and the role bullying plays in this.
In October students used Naviance to set goals for themselves for this school year. The students set academic goals, personal/social goals and career goals for themselves. Students also explored careers that they might be thinking about for their future. Using the career finder in Naviance students explored what interests them and the steps they must take to obtain their career.
A big part of the 8th-grade year is getting ready for high school. Last month students had opportunities to learn about high school options including a visit to Sheehan. Students applying to high schools other than Sheehan should be mindful of application deadlines and should attend Open Houses. Some dates to keep in mind are listed in the Good To Know Information below.
Good To Know Information
Important 8th-Grade Dates
November 1st at 6:00 pm Wilcox Technical H.S. Open House @ Wilcox
November 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm Xavier Open House
November 5th 1:00-4:00 pm Mercy Open House @ Mercy
November 7th (tentative): ECA visits with interested students. Sign up ahead of time in Guidance!
November 14th 6:30 pm 2017 ECA Open House (For high school students interested in the visual, literary, or performing arts)
Nov 30th 6:00-8:00 Lyman Hall Ag Ed Open House -Applications are due Jan. 12th.