M.A. Counseling Newsletter
In This Issue
- Upcoming Events
- AP Exam Schedule
- Stress Seminar
- Parent Coffee Talk
- Headway Emotional Health Services
- College Application Bootcamp
- You've been accepted to college. Now what?
- Decision Day Lunch
- Wellness Corner
- Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8 PM in the Chapelteria
Stress Seminar for Students
- Tuesday, April 10, 17 and 24 from 8-8:45 AM in Room 1111
Parent Coffee Talk: Stress, Stress, Stress
- Tuesday, April 26 from 8:15-9 AM in the Chapelteria
- Saturday, May 5 at 8 AM at Mendota Heights
AP Exam Schedule
Are your high schoolers stressed out? They are not alone! Over a quarter of all high school students report high levels of stress! Long terms stress increases cortisol and stress hormones in the body and can increase the risk of a myriad of health problems. Here is an opportunity for students to learn healthy ways of coping with the stressors in their lives!
This three week workshop is designed to help students Relax, Rethink, and Regroup! Our time together will be spent learning practical tools that students can use to prevent and combat stress in their lives. Topics will include relaxation techniques, identifying negative self talk, self advocacy and healthy relationships.
The workshop will run on Tuesdays April 10th, 17th and 24th from 8:00-8:45 AM in Room 1111 (not 1050 as indicated in the original email).
In the mean time...
Parent Coffee Talk: Stress, Stress, Stress
MA Counselors are offering a coffee talk on the topic of stress. Come and hear some strategies for de-stressing your teen. Learn practical tips and tools that you can reinforce in your home. Enjoy some time meeting fellow Minnehaha parents and discussing this important topic!
Headway Emotional Health Services
Headway Emotional Health Services is hosting three Community Conversations on the topic of adolescent depression in April. The sessions are free and open to anyone who is interested. The content of the presentations will be the same with the time and location offering options for those interested in attending. The presenters are Hal Pickett, Psy.D, Licensed Psychologist and Jackie Arzapalo, MA, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Both have been with Headway for more than five years and both have more than ten years experience working with adolescents.
The locations and dates are:
Headway Brooklyn Center
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
5910 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Brookview Community Center
Tuesday, April 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
316 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Wednesday, April 25, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
6425 Nicollet Ave So
Richfield, MN 55423
To REGISTER click here:
College Application Bootcamp
You've been accepted to college. Now what?
If the student is ready to commit to a college - it's time to deposit! Visit the college's admissions website for more information. Be sure to complete housing information and submit the housing deposit as well to secure a place in the dorms.
Once deposited, it is a nice courtesy for the student to email the admissions counselors from the other colleges on their list to let them know that they have chosen to attend elsewhere. Don't worry - their feelings will not be hurt. If anything they are grateful to get your student off their list in hopes of opening up a spot for another eager student!
Have questions? Reach out to your student's counselor! We're here to help.
Decision Day Lunch
Students are encouraged to wear their college t-shirts. Congrats Class of 2018!
We wanted to share images with you of JUULs, vapes and e-cigs so that you know what to look out for. Both vapes and JUULs often look like USB drives; e-sigs can look like pens and are difficult to detect (many models can be charged by being plugged into a laptop). They are also easily obtained by teens, despite being under the age of 18. Definitely something to talk about with your child. Keep an eye out.
M.A. Counseling Team and Services
WHO WE ARE:
Mike DiNardo, Vice Principal/Director of Counseling
Kristin Overton, College & Guidance Counselor (Last Names A-K) firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Paton, College & Guidance Counselor (Last Names L-Z) email@example.com
Wanda Monroe, Non-Public Counselor
Diane Rahm, Counseling Office Assistant, Registrar
WHAT WE DO:
- Guiding toward an appropriately challenging course load
- Additional support to teachers, parents, and students
- Safe, welcoming and confidential
- Addressing issues around anxiety, depression, and general well-being
- Peer and family relationship challenges
College and Career Readiness
- College fit
- Career/personality inventories
- Counselors visiting various colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to provide firsthand information