Hamilton Middle School

School Counselor Newsletter

Welcome 2018!

Happy 2018 Parents & Scholars,


We have 5 months remaining for the 2017-2018 school year. What should you expect as a parent or scholar? We have provided a time-line, which is provided below, that will give you some insight into what school counselors will be doing for all grade levels.



8th Grade Scholars:


  • January 10th and 11th: ICAP: scholars reviewed new high school graduation requirements, overview of high school transcript, and GPA.
  • January 23rd, 25th, and 31st: Thomas Jefferson CCT Magnet Trip. This trip is offered to those who showed interest in the program.
  • February 1st: School of Choice opens up! Please scroll down for more information
  • February 13th: Community College of Denver field trip
  • March 2nd: Hamilton Ambassadors meeting


7th Grade Scholars:


  • February 28th & March 1st: ICAP: scholars will review misconceptions of post-secondary options, monetary benefits of higher education, and skills both colleges and employers look for.
  • March 2nd: Hamilton Ambassadors meeting


6th Grade Scholars:


  • February 10th & 11th: ICAP: scholars will review Holland codes and complete the career key survey in Naviance
  • March 2nd: Hamilton Ambassadors meeting



Sincerely,


Mr. Nungaray & Mr. Obermeyer

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What is ICAP?

ICAP stands for Individual Career & Action Plan. ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic, and postsecondary opportunities. Students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and or college ready.

Quater 2 Overview

During the second quarter the school counselors visit classrooms to talk with students about Individual Career & Action Plan (ICAP). Lessons have been created specifically for each grade level and differ in their content.


6th Grade:

During the 6th grade ICAP students will have a better understanding of their learning style and how this will help them reach their academic goals.


7th Grade:

During the 7th grade ICAP scholars will take the strengths explorer survey, which will give the scholar a better understanding of their own talents and strengths.


8th Grade:

During the 8th grade ICAP scholars will learn about the SchoolChoice process.

Neighborhood School

What is my Neighborhood School?


Your neighborhood school is the school that you may enroll directly into. To enroll into your neighborhood school, contact the school office directly for regristation dates and required documents.


To find out your neighborhood school, please click on the link below

https://dps.schoolmint.net/school-finder/home

SchoolChoice


If you want to enroll in a DPS school other than your neighborhood school, you may take part in SchoolChoice. Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2018-2019 school year, which opens up February 1st-28th, 2018.


Your scholar has received the SchoolChoice booklet that includes various information for each high school.


To apply: Fill out the SchoolChoice application, including raking your top five schools, when it becomes available on Feb. 1, 2018. Please submit your application by 4 p.m. Feb. 28th, 2018.


Link: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/schoolchoice-round-1/

Parent Teacher Home Visit

What is it?

Parent Teach Home Visit (PTHV) is a chance for Hamilton staff to connect with our community by visiting parent/guardian's and their student at home or another location of parent/guardians choice. It's a free service and it's after school. The main theme around our visit is to ask your child about their hopes and dreams. Also, it allows us to understand your concerns and your child's concerns. We are here for you! If you are interested in signing up, please take our parent survey, which is listed below. The question about Parent Teach Home Visits is listed towards the end of the survey. Please give us a call if you have any questions!

Parent Survey

We will be providing parent assessments to get a better understanding of parent/student needs. Please answer the questions listed below. We are here for you and your child! The assessment is labeled "Parent Survey".