8th Grade Counseling News

September Update

Mr. Davison, 8th Grade School Counselor

Classroom Introductions

I've been working hard this month to introduce myself to all of the 8th grade students.

This past week, I spoke briefly to all of the 8th grade homerooms about the following topics:

  • Counseling services
  • Attendance
  • Schedules
  • Statements related to threats/suicide
  • Appropriate use of social media
  • Preparing for High School

High School Opportunities Begin

8th grade may have just started, but the high school application process has already begun for some of our students.

This week, I've been speaking to all Geometry and Algebra I 8th graders about the TJ application process. Students learned about the high school itself, the application process (including the new TJ test), and how to access the application portal.

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Coming soon!

  • I will be conducting "Minute Meetings" with all 8th grade students at the end of the month to survey students and assess counseling needs and services for the school year.

  • Beginning in October, I will be delivering the PWCS Healthy Relationships classroom lesson to all 8th graders.

  • In late October, I'll be meeting with all 8th grade students to speak to them about the transition to high school and the high school specialty programs.



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