The Counselors' Corner

Month of October 2022.

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Counselor's Corner

Welcome! This is an exclusive platform for updates and announcements for students and parents from the Memphis Virtual School counseling department. You are REQUIRED to read this newsletter at least once per week this school year.



Don't forget to join the MANDATORY morning meeting with your assigned counselor every Monday-Thursday at 8:15am via the Microsoft TEAMS link in CANVAS announcements. Attendance is taken daily and you will be contacted if you are not attending these mandatory meetings.

Contact Your Counselor

Ms. Hall (4th, 5th, 6th grades)


Mr. Hewitt (7th, 8th, 9th grades)


Ms. Jackson (10th, 11th, 12th grades)


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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
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Please see the chart below for your grade level time slot. You can find the TEAMS link to join your assigned interventionist for RTI testing on the announcement homepage page of CANVAS.

Please contact Mrs. Hampton with any questions regarding RTI and testing.


Phone- (901) 416-0115

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Scholarships for Your Students: Seeking Participants

The Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen program began in 2004 as a partner scholarship program to the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition, and in 2005, the iconic Miss America Organization launched the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program. The goals of the Miss Tennessee/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen programs are to promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement for America’s teens. The candidates are between the ages of 13 – 18 years of age and are among the brightest and most talented young women in our state.

The Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Program is seeking candidates to compete in local competitions. Do you know of any community-minded, intelligent, and talented young women from your school who might be interested in competing? Over $9000 in college scholarships are available this year to state candidates including a $3,500 scholarship and fabulous in-kind scholarships for our Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen winner to the University of Alabama, Troy University, and more! Keep in mind that candidates are not judged on physical beauty and this is not a pageant. While young women who normally compete in pageants are sure to be interested, consider reaching out to your top academic students, those who participate in drama club/theater, and those interested in debate and social issues. They all would thrive in our program!

Please invite any young woman who might be interested to our free informational Zoom meeting on Monday night, September 12 at 7:00 pm central. The link to join can be found at Also please share the attached document with them or send them to I am happy to answer any questions they have via email ( or phone (205) 915-7079.

Colene Trent, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Executive Director
Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition

Memphis Virtual School Tutoring

If interested in tutoring for your child please click the link to complete the form. Contact Asst. Principal Moore with additional questions.


Phone: 901-416-2049

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Course Reminder

All Memphis Virtual School students,

Please check all home pages for each course and make note of your teacher's contact information, office hours and Microsoft TEAMS links. This is how you can connect and obtain additional assistance with coursework throughout the week.

STAR Student of the Month

Congrats to the October Students of the Month! This is based on student performance, attitude and participation for the month of September!

4th-6th grade star student: Beatriz Marrero

7th-9th grade star student: Harry Sparks

10th-12th star student: Bridgette Shoemaker

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The University of Alabama Free App Week starts NOW! Your students have until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 21 to apply for free.

Students can apply to The University of Alabama using either the UA Undergraduate App or the Common App. Fee waiver instructions are below for both application pathways.

To use the UA Undergraduate App:

  1. Create or log in to your account and open a 2023 Undergraduate Application.
  2. When you reach the Additional Information section of the application, select Yes under Application Fee Waiver.
  3. From the dropdown choices under Application Fee Waiver, select Free App Week 2023.


To use the Common App:

  1. Create or log in to your account for the 2023 Common App.
  2. In the My Colleges tab, add The University of Alabama.
  3. When you reach The University of Alabama Application Questions, within the General section you will see ‘Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?’ From the dropdown choices, select Free App Week 2023.


Centre College Application Workshop!

We are excited to be hosting a special, high school junior-only college application Workshop on the morning of Saturday, November 12 at Centre College. This event will be a time to learn more about the college search process, navigating the Common Application, and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

Share the link with your students for this special Saturday visit event here!

Here is the schedule for the morning's events:

  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration for College Workshop for Juniors
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Welcome & Finding your College Fit
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Common Application Workshop
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. Guide to Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students are welcome to stay after the workshop for lunch and attend our Fall Open House. They will hear from a panel of current Centre students, learn more about Centre's academic and social opportunities, and enjoy a guided tour of campus. Registration for the open house is available at the same link above
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Attention Juniors and Seniors!

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Social & Emotional Learning 4th-12th Grades

Students, it is mandatory that you complete the ReThink SEL assessment. To get to your assigned task please log in through Clever, click ReThink Ed and click start assessment.
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Log In for Clever (ACT Prep courses)

username: student number

Password: DOB-example 02042005 February 4, 2005

Fall Preview Days are back at Mississippi State University!

Who is invited? Current Juniors and Seniors in high school

What? An event that encourages students to bring a friend and/or their family to visit MSU. It's an exciting day that includes a tour of campus, lunch, a meeting with your academic major of interest, and even ice cream!

When? October 10th, November 11th, and November 21st

Where? On Mississippi State University's Starkville campus 📍

🗓 Registration is live!

The Mississippi State experience provides students with nationally-ranked academic programs, the fun and excitement of the SEC, and so much more. Encourage your students to sign up for a Fall Preview Day by visiting!

Registration for Fall Preview Day is $10 per person.

If students are not able to make it to a Fall Preview Day, you can also encourage them to schedule a campus visit instead.

Fall Preview Days are events for students and their friends/family.
Fall Preview Days are not for school groups.
If you would like to schedule a tour for your school, please contact our Campus Visit Office.

Hail State!

Jake Hartfield
Director of Orientation and Events

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