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La Vernia High School Guidance Counseling 10/7/19

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What is Xello: Today Career Cruising, a leading developer of career exploration and planning software, is launching with a new a new identity: Xello. This all-new program helps students create successful futures through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is a brand new program that helps students plan their own unique journey whether it involves a trade, college, university, entrepreneurship, or other training.

Coffee With The Counselor Info

Important Dates

10/7 FAFSA Night High School Library 6:15 pm

10/10 University of Incarnate Word- High School visit during advisory. Sign up with Mrs.Ayers.

10/16 PSAT 9th, 10th, 11th School Hours

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators and batteries. Juniors will be provided a calculator. Request through their English teacher.
  • Plan for long testing day (adjusted lunch schedule). Students are encouraged to bring snacks for breaks.
  • "Student Guides" will be going home next week to aide preparation.

10/16 Seniors Visit St. Philips

  • General College Connections Presentation
  • College Success Study Tips presented by a Certified Adviser
  • Financial Aid overview along with Financial Literacy

Students may request lunch through the high school cafeteria OR purchase a lunch at St. Philips food court. Seniors with 1st period off need to arrive by 8:45 at the 100 bldg

10/28 "When Sean Speaks" During School Hours

10/28-11/1 Red Ribbon Week

Bully Prevention Month Themes

Week of October 7th:** WEAR BLUE**Make friends with someone you don’t know at school

Week of October 14th: STAND UP for Others Week

Week of October 21st: Week of inclusion. #Nooneeatsalone

Week of October 28th: Start the Week With Conversations Among Your Peers

Cyber Bullying

How to prevent cyber bullying

The best way to protect your kids from cyber bullying is to encourage behaviors that help them avoid it altogether. Try adopting some of these strategies to keep your kids as safe as possible.

  • Set screen-time limits

Too much time in front of a screen has been linked to plenty of detrimental effects, such as trouble sleeping and eye strain. But too much time online could also increase the chances of your children being exposed to verbal attacks and dangerous online communities.

  • Encourage out-in-the-open device usage

If your kid spends a lot of time online in the privacy of their bedroom, it’s hard to keep tabs on what they’re doing. Encourage your children to use their devices in a public area of the home (consider setting up computer stations in living rooms or other family spaces)—you can better monitor what they’re up to and how they’re reacting to the media and messages they’re seeing.

  • Teach online safety

Make sure to talk to your kids about protecting themselves online, including setting their social media profiles to private, keeping their passwords safe, and shielding their personal information from the public eye.

Girls are slightly more likely than boys to be victims of online bullying.

Young Women Leadership Symposium

2019 Young Women's Leadership Symposium

San Antonio, TX on November 2, 2019

Who Should Attend: The Young Women's Leadership Symposium is a phenomenal opportunity to transform our community into a truly inclusive environment where young women are encouraged to reach their full potential.The Young Women's Leadership Symposium will bring together high school female students from the Greater San Antonio area. Attendance is FREE!

Mentors: Each of the young women will have the opportunity to interact, in a small group setting, with at least one mentor who is a university student or career professional in a STEAM-related field.

Our Mission: The mission of the Young Women's Leadership Symposium is to promote the development of future STEAM-related professionals, by giving young women access to mentors, universities, and businesses that support their goals. The Symposium will focus on leadership, college and career planning, diversity, advocacy for girls and much more.

Theme: #BeFearless

Amazing STEM Scholars Opportunity (deadline fast approaching)

Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS)

This is an unique program that encourages high school juniors from across Texas to explore the vast opportunities awaiting them in science, technology, engineering,and mathematics fields. Today’s workforce suffers from a shortage in these areas.

HAS begins with an interactive, online learning experience and culminates in an all-expenses-paid visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center during the summer. During the week-long visit, student teams work with NASA scientists and engineers to compete in hands-on design challenges and design a mission to Mars. HAS is a great opportunity for juniors to explore the opportunities available to them, especially if they have an aptitude in math or science. School districts may also choose to allow students to receive a high school science elective credit towards graduation upon successful completion of the program.Lodging, meals, and transportation to and from Johnson Space Center are provided at no cost to the student.

Opens Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:00 AM CDT

Closes Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM CDT

Scholarship Spotlight

Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

The first main skill associated with Social Emotional Learning is Self-Awareness. According CASEL, self-awareness is the ability to accurately recognize one's own emotions, thoughts, and values, and how they influence behavior.

Skills Associated with Self-Awareness

· Identify emotions – Ability to label their emotions.

· Have an accurate self-perception – A realistic understanding of themselves will help them manage their own behavior.

· Recognize strengths – We each have unique strengths, and it is vital that we each recognize and build on them.

· Possess self-confidence – When students are able to recognize their strengths, their self-confidence grows.

· Demonstrate self-efficacy – Recent research suggests that by believing you are capable of something, you help yourself on the path to achieving it.
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Counselor Contact Information

Anytime you have a personal or academic issue, please drop by and see your Counselor. Parents, please make an appointment with Mrs. Ayers by phone or email. Office hours are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

  • Jana Acosta College and Military Preparedness Adviser

  • Melinda Ayers Counseling Secretary

  • Suzette Decker Counselor Ge-O

  • Theresa Frucht Counselor A-Ga

  • Briana Wilde Counselor P-Z