HMS Counseling Newsletter

January 2016

Mark your calendar for our next Parent Night!

Recent statistics suggest that as many as 38% of adolescents self-injure --intentionally cut, burn, or harm themselves physically in other ways in order to relieve emotional stress. Gain awareness on this growing trend, and learn how to help your student by attending our next Parent Night on Tuesday, January 12 from 6:30-8:00 in our library.

Classroom Guidance

The classroom guidance topic for the month of December is anger management. During this lesson, students will learn to identify what triggers their anger as well as the difference between healthy and unhealthy ways of expressing that anger.

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week!

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from February 1-5, 2016. The purpose of this week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Holbrook's 2nd Annual Career Day scheduled for March 2nd

We are excited to announce that Holbrook will be hosting our 2nd annual school-wide Career Day on Wednesday, March 2. The purpose of this event is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about various careers as well as the education and skills needed to be successful in those careers in the future. Students will participate by attending three 30 minute presentations on the careers of their choice, where they will receive practical information, see demonstrations, and have time to ask questions.


If you have a career that you would like to share with our students and are interested in being a presenter, please RSVP at the link below.

Important dates for 7th grade Duke TIP Participants

January 15 --Test preparation session for all students testing in round 2


January 23 -- January SAT Date


February 6 -- February ACT Date


For more information, please contact Ms. Stokes

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2015-2016 Stakeholder Needs Assessment

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