KN Counseling Newsletter

October 2021

YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE THE KN COUNSELING PROGRAM

KN FALL ADVISORY COUNCIL


Your KN Counselors hold a bi-annual meeting with KN parents, teachers, students, administrators, and local stakeholders to gather feedback on how the KN Counseling Program can improve! WE NEED YOU!


Our Fall Advisory Council meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 20th from 4:00p-5:00p.


Interested? Click HERE to RSVP!

CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH:

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Community Character Recognition Event:


If your child earned Student of the Month for Character for the month of April, May, August, or September, they will be recognized at the KNHS Varsity Football game on October 8th. Families will receive free admission to the game. Please be there by 6:20!

October Panther Pantry
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KNE - Amie Wheeler & WE - Hailee Wickham

October Counseling Lessons:


Week 1:


Class Discussion - Respect

Activity - How Am I Respectful?

Book - Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller


Week 2:


Class Discussion - Coping Skills

Activity - Stress Reduction (Stretching, Mindset, Five Finger Breathing)

Book - When My Worries Get Too Big by Karl Dunn Buron

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ELEMENTARY FAMILIES:

Parents- please pack extra masks in your child's backpack if they are a bus rider. Thanks!

KNMS - Heather Wallace & Taylor Morrison

October Counseling Lessons:


  • 6th Grade - October 4th & 14th
  • 7th Grade - October 5th & 18th
  • 8th Grade - October 6th & 13th


Topics: Suicide Prevention & Career Exploration

Important KNMS Dates:


SIGNS OF SUICIDE STUDENT TRAINING (click here for more info):


  • 6th Grade - October 4th
  • 7th Grade - October 5th
  • 8th Grade - October 6th

CAREER DAY 2021 - Friday, November 19th - Click HERE to volunteer!

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WANT TO KNOW MORE!?


Check out the KNMS Virtual Counseling Center! Click here to enter.

Check out our newly designed website HERE.

KNHS - Laura Kennedy & Melissa Steerman

Upcoming Dates for KNHS:

Wednesday, October 6th - UCM College Rep to visit during Panther Hour - students must sign up through the Google Form sent to him/her through email.


Tuesday, October 12th - College Fair opportunity for Juniors and Seniors who sign up to attend. This will be held at UCM in the multi-purpose building from 9 - 10:30 a.m.


Wednesday, Oct 13th - PSAT Testing - around 35 sophomores and juniors who signed up and paid will test in the gym from 8 a.m until at least noon


Tuesday, October 19th - Signs of Suicide - we will adjust the school bell schedule for that day; the SOS lesson will be from 7:55 a.m. - 9 a.m.; more information to follow soon


Friday, October 22nd - Financial Aid Literacy presentation by College Connections representative. This presentation will be in the cafeteria during Panther Hour. Students must sign up through a Google Form. This form will be sent a couple weeks prior to the presentation. Keep checking your email.


Tuesday, Nov 16th - ASVAB - all juniors will test in the gym from 8 a.m. until noon

- ASVAB interpretation - all seniors who took the ASVAB will be in the gym in the afternoon.


Thursday, December 9th - Algebra I EOC testing for A+ students needing qualifying score; location and time to be determined.


Classroom Visits by KNHS School Counselors - Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Steerman

Seniors - Post-secondary planning in ELA classes on Oct 25th and 26th

Sophomores - November 19th in ELA classes

Freshmen - November 12th in ELA classes

*KNHS school counselors visited juniors and seniors during the last week of August to discuss ICAPs and transcripts


Military Recruiters - we have arranged for every Monday to have a recruiter available during lunch. This starts October 4th.


1st Monday of each month - Army

2nd Monday of each month - Marines

3rd Monday of each month - National Guard

4th Monday of each month - TBD


Sign Up HERE to receive reminder emails or tests from ACT regarding test dates.


Parents - please know students receive emails quite regularly from school counselors about many opportunities such as scholarship information, dual credit, college placement tests, college representatives to visit and military recruiters etc.

HOME DISCUSSION CHALLENGE - Suicide Prevention

How to Talk to Kids About Big Feelings

How to Talk to Kids About Big Feelings

Why it's Hard for Parents to Talk About Children Having Suicidal Thoughts

Why it's Hard for Parents to Talk About Children Having Suicidal Thoughts

How Depression and Suicide in Kids Don't Always Fit in a Neat Box

How Depression and Suicide in Kids Don't Always Fit in a Neat Box
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Stay in touch!

KNE - Amie Wheeler - awheeler@knr8.org


WE - Hailee Wickham - hwickham@knr8.org


KNMS - Heather Wallace - hwallace@knr8.org


KNMS - Taylor Morrison - tmorrison@knr8.org


KNHS - Laura Kennedy (Last Names A-I) - lkennedy@knr8.org


KNHS - Melissa Steerman (Last Names J-Z) - msteerman@knr8.org


District Social Worker - Kate Sisney - ksisney@knr8.org