Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS
Fall Newsletter 2016-17 Edition 3
November is College and Career Month
It's not too late for students to participate in the College and Career Fair. Entries are due Monday, November 14th. For more information and samples, read the College and Career Month newsletter edition.
Student of the Month Focus
Pride Expectation: Dependability
Dependability is defined as the quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. For example, when you always do everything that you say you will and don't make promises you cannot keep shows an example of dependability.
Theme: The focus this month is becoming a dependable citizen. Students can be a dependable citizen at school be being respectful of other students and staff members, following school rules, and displaying good character. Students who volunteer their time in school service are representing how to be a dependable citizen. The challenge this month is to choose an activity (which may include one you are currently involved in) and make a commitment to follow through with your responsibilities related to this activity. Do not let others down by not following through on your commitment.
Pride Expectation: Engaged
Engaged means to commit oneself to do something; to concentrate on a task, be actively involved with interest.
Theme: This month's focus is about being engaged for success. A student who gives his/her best each day, is committed to following their school's rules and values, and is motivated to contribute to making school a great place to learn is an example of a student engaged for success. The challenge this month is for students to choose a subject or class that may be less interesting to them and find a way to make this class more engaging to you. Choose to interact and participate more in class discussions, research more about a topic assigned in class that shows how it relates to your world, offer unique and creative ideas to your teacher that may help you become more engaged in the subject. Find a way to relate a less interesting topic or subject to real-life examples to help you be more engaged in learning.
All Workshops are held in the Counseling Center - J208 unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday - November 9th - 8:30-9:30 - College Scavenger Hunt
Pick up an entry form before school begins and return completed entries by end of lunch. Students will answer various questions about the colleges teachers and staff members attended based on profiles posted around campus (classrooms and office). Correct entries will be entered into a drawing for a prize.
Wednesday - December 14th 8:30-9:30 - Stress Management Workshop
The guidance team will present a workshop to provide students with stress management tools as we approach the end of the semester and end of quarter/semester tests are administered across their academic courseloads.
Additional Workshops will be offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month centered around the School's Theme of the Month.
Tips for Students: Staying Engaged in the Classroom
Did you know?
Get Engaged in your Learning!
Teaching Group Work and Building Student Collaboration Engages Students in Learning
Second Step Classroom Guidance Lessons
Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills
College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.
Students Helping Students (SHS) This peer tutoring program matches students with a peer tutor for weekly tutor sessions before or after school or during lunch.
Mrs. Deborah Miller - Academic Advisor A-P, IPE Coordinator
Ms. Jamie Heenan - School Counselor Intern
Counseling Center - J208
College and Career Center, Groups, Games Room, Guidance Workshops
Guidance Dept Waiting Area
Check out the bulletin board with useful tips and information while you wait to see your advisor or counselor.
College Pennant Pinwheel
A small display of the variety of colleges available to students.