Counselors' Quarterly

Volume 1, Issue 3: March & April 2020

Happy Spring!

Thanks for dropping in to our third issue of the Counselors' Quarterly! In this issue, we will touch on recent happenings you may have missed, including 6th-8th grade registration, learn about how Ankeny prepares students to be "future ready," and look towards fourth quarter. Can you believe summer is right around the corner?!

6th, 7th, & 8th Registration

6th Grade (current 5th graders):
  • Ashland Ridge: Monday, March 2nd
  • Northwest: Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Northeast: Wednesday, March 4th
  • Westwood: Thursday, March 5th
  • Rock Creek: Friday, March 6th


**QUESTIONS about 6th grade (current 5th graders) registration can be directed to PRMS Counselors according to the student's last name:


7th Grade (current 6th graders): Wednesday, March 11th

  • Student will register for 7th grade during their literacy class
  • Elective Options: study hall, band, and/or choir.
  • Exploratory courses required fro 7th grade: Art, Technology, Spanish, & French

8th Grade (current 7th graders): March 5th & 6th during Advisory


  • Students heard from Northview counselors on February 27th & 28th regarding activities & available courses
  • Students required to get this registration form signed by parents/guardians prior to registering on March 5th & 6th. The form should have come come on 2/28 or 2/28 with 7th grade students.


**QUESTIONS about 8th grade (current 7th graders) registration can be directed to counselors at Northview**

Spotlight on Future Ready Students

Ankeny is working hard to provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be "future ready." See some of the resources we utilize to prepare students for their future below.



Naviance

Ankeny Schools has partnered with Naviance to provide secondary students and families with a comprehensive resource for career and academic planning.




ORBIS

Ankeny Community Schools also uses project-based Learning through ORBIS to prepare every learner for a lifetime of personal success.




Other Links of Interest


Where will the counselors be?

Check out the dates below to see where PRMS counselors have been and will be during the last three months of school as they begin to prep for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Image of 3 PRMS School Counselors and the PRMS School Social Worker + their contact information.

Parent/Guardian & Student Resources

TIPS Reporting System:

If you or your child would like to report a concern:



LifeWorks

LifeWorks provides outpatient and school-based therapy services within the Ankeny and DSM metro area. Reach out to your school counselor for more information about LifeWorks, or access their website linked here.



Student Assistance Program (SAP) hosted by Employee and Family Resources (EFR)

Ankeny Community Schools contracts with Employee and Family Resources to provide a student assistance program for Ankeny students. PRMS utilizes this service for small group interventions, external counseling services, etc. Learn more about how you or your family can utilize the Student Assistance Program by reaching out to your student's counselor or accessing their website linked here.