AHS Counseling Update

September/October Newsletter 2019

Please review the links below for more information regarding upcoming events through the counseling office. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Start With Hello Week - September 23 - 27

Start With Hello Week is an initiative from the Sandy Hook Foundation. The purpose is to improve feelings of inclusion and community within a school in hopes that this will help to combat feelings of isolation and depression. Teachers and Counselors have been sharing student informational presentations during homeroom.

The steps are simple:

1. See someone alone

2. Reach out and help

3. Start with hello

If you would like to review the student presentation from homeroom, you can find that here.

Additional resources and information can be found on the Sandy Hook Promise website.

Students are encouraged to enter the Student Voices Contest. Submit your original writing, artwork, and musical or spoken word performances for a chance to win a $100 prize, a plaque, and recognition by Sandy Hook Promise. You can enter the contest here.

Upcoming College/Career Opportunities

Upcoming informational sessions for students and parents:

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Upcoming college lunchroom visits:

  • Thursday, September 12th - Drury University
  • Thursday, September 12th - Upward Bound (freshman homeroom)
  • Monday, September 16th - Columbia College
  • Tuesday, September 17th - Crowder College (Cassville campus)
  • Wednesday, September 18th - Army
  • Wednesday, October 2nd - Drury Monett campus
  • Thursday, October 17th - Pittsburg State University
  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Central Methodist University
  • Tuesday, November 5th - Ranken Technical College
  • Wednesday, December 4th - Drury Monett Campus

Scholarship news!

For a list of current available regional/state scholarships, please visit the Counseling Office Website. Be sure and check in the counseling office for local scholarship information.

AHS Counseling Department

Mrs. Dana Manuel - 11th/12th Counselor


Mrs. Melissa Millington - 9th/10th Counselor