Counseling Department Changes - We are growing to a team of 5!
Goodbye from Ms. Guzmán
Welcome Tracy Morrison
Ms. Morrison will be joining the McDaniel counseling team next year. Here are a few things about her:
"I live in Portland with my partner & 2 kids. We spend summers exploring as much as possible. I love to read, watch my kids play and find new places to enjoy nature. I have lived all over the west coast and have found a home here in Portland. During this past year we spent a lot of time putting together puzzles and creating lego scenes.
My passion is to work in high schools supporting students while they find their super power and connect to what makes them excited about the future."
Welcome Neomi Navarro
Ms. Navarro is also joining the McDaniel counseling team next year. Here are a few things as we get to know her:
Neomi, is a Portland native, a mother of a teenager and a college graduate!
She is passionate about working with first generation and immigrant students. She attended Cleveland High School and loved Global Studies and was involved in the Latino Student Union.
She is an advocate for student’s educational rights. She is inspired by her children, students, advocacy, leadership, collaborative practices and social justice. She will be helping to build a new M.E.Ch.A. chapter at McDaniel.
Summer Support for Graduating Seniors & Juniors
Juniors & Seniors - Interested in receiving summer support?
Contact: Jeffrey McGee (College Coordinator) Jmcgee1@pps.net 503-522-6177
Class of 2021: College supports for graduating Seniors who need assistance with transcripts, financial aid, college registration, and other college related questions.
Dates: June 21st to Aug 5th
Days: M, T, W, TH
Time: 10am to 12pm
Class of 2022 Current Juniors: Virtual College Workshops will give the class of 2022 seniors an opportunity to receive virtual college/career prep during the 4 week program.
Week 1 Career Exploration/Trades/College Majors
Week 2 College Fit & Exploration
Week 3. Scholarships
Week 4 College Essays
Dates: July 12th to Aug 5th
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
Summer classes this year will be FREE with both in-person & online options available.
Two sessions will be offered & students can take 1 semester class per session.
Session 1: Mon-Fri June 28-July 15
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 19-Aug 4
In-person class information:
- Locations: Ida B. Wells, Alliance @ Meek, Franklin, Grant & Roosevelt. Students can choose which location to attend class.
- Class time: 9:00 - 12:00pm; students enrolling in an in-person course should plan to attend for the whole 3 hours.
- Limited selection of courses.
- Classes will follow a 3-foot social distancing practice.
Online class information:
- Courses will be offered at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm.
- Courses will consist of synchronous & asynchronous learning time.
Students should contact their counselor to get pre-registered ASAP. Classes are filling quickly.
Ms. Guzman - firstname.lastname@example.org 971-319-3623
Ms. Hale - email@example.com 503-610-3792
Mr. Marquez - firstname.lastname@example.org 971-258-0405
Mr. Rawls - email@example.com 971-710-8835
Leap Into 9th & 10th Grade
The Leap into 9th and 10th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth and tenth-grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school. Due to the pandemic, this has been expanded to include rising 10th graders.
Monday - Friday, August 2 - 20, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
McDaniel HS incoming 9th graders and rising 10th graders can apply to attend.
If you would like to apply for your student, please use the link below to complete an application.
Welcoming Incoming Freshman
Wednesday, June 2: 5-6 pm (en Espanol) meeting link
Thursday, June 3: 5-6pm meeting link
Student Forecasting Verification
Information was shared to help students learn what action steps they should take heading into summer to realize their post-high school plans. Students were introduced to MaiaLearning & completed a career interest inventory as well as beginning their college search. Resources & timelines were shared around college, trade/apprenticeship and military options.
BIPOC Students Vibing & Thriving
Summer Health Clinic Resources
Call 503-988-3392 for an appointment. Translation services are available.