School Counseling Newsletter

November 2017

Important Dates

11/5 - Daylight Savings Time

11/6 - 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

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.


Counselors have been meeting with students who are brought to our attention by parents, teachers, and students themselves. We will begin more regular meetings with students who are struggling academically after the first trimester closes at the end of the month.

Monthly Focus- Empathy, Kindness and Human Connection

Busy seems to be a word that describes the lives of so many of us. Add in social media and all the time we are "plugged in" and now we don't connect face to face as often. Check out this article to read and watch inspirational videos about re-connecting, kindness, and empathy.

School Counselors

Grade 6 - Mrs. Funaro

Grade 7 - Mrs. DeHaan

Grade 8 - Mrs. Barber-Devine