Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS
February/March Edition 5
Student of the Month Focus
Theme: Building a Caring Community
Words of the Month: Considerate and Empathetic
Considerate means thinking about the rights and feelings of others; showing kindness toward other people. Empathetic means to be able to identify with or share another person's feelings, thoughts, and attitudes. Your challenge this month is to provide one random act of kindness each week for someone close to you, someone you are acquainted with but may not know well, or a stranger.
Theme: Internet and Technology
Word of the Month: Mindful
Mindful means to be conscious or aware of something in the present moment; to observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judgment. Your challenge this month is to THINK before you post on social media. Spend at least 2 minutes thinking about how to make a post better before posting it.
All Workshops are held in the Counseling Center - J208
Thursday, February 25, Lunch - Make a Friend, Bring a Friend
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun game activity in the Counselling Center. Help us build a caring community at Las Flores MS.
Thursday, March 10 - Lunch - Are You Socially Savvy?
This workshop will share what you need to know to navigate the social media world safely and smartly. Tips for identifying what is smart, what is not, what is okay to post vs. what isn't, and learn how what you post can reflect positively or negatively on you.
Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 am - Let's Get Organised! - Back by popular demand, we will have an end of quarter organizational session to help you prepare and get organised for the new quarter. Bring your backpack, notebooks and supplies to J208 where our Peer Tutors and Guidance Team will assist in helping you get organised.
Don't let social media define you. Click here for tips on how to keep social media from messing with your confidence.
USA Today discusses the abuse of social media today and how it has led to cyber-bullying. Researcher Poco Donna Kernsmith of Wayne State University in Detroit suggests five reminder tips about online etiquette for parents to share with their kids.
"When teens need a place to turn, often they look to social media as their emotional outlet and sense of community," by Sharon Powers.
How Did We Do? How Can We Improve?
Mark the Dates - 3rd Quarter Academy Dates 3/4, 3/11 and 3/18
Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills
College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.
Students Helping Students (SHS) This peer tutoring program matches students with a peer tutor for weekly tutor sessions before or after school or during lunch.
Counseling Center - J208
College and Career Center, Groups, Games Room, Guidance Workshops
Guidance Dept Waiting Area
Check out the bulletin board with useful tips and information while you wait to see your advisor or counselor.
College Pennant Pinwheel
A small display of the variety of colleges available to students.