Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS

Edition 1

August/September 2015

Welcome Back to School Edition

Are you ready for a successful year?

The Academic Advisors and School Counselor are excited to have students back on campus. This year our Student of the Month awards will focus on the Theme and Words of the Month. Teachers and staff will be looking for students who portray the current month theme. Students will be recognised during our Student of the Month meetings. The 1st Quarter Themes and Words are as follows:


Theme: Beginnings

Word of the Month: Proactive


Theme: Study Skills & School Success

Word of the Month: Scholar


Theme: Safe School

Word of the Month: Respect

Career Day

Friday, Nov. 20th 2015 at 10:30am-2pm

25862 Antonio Parkway

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

We are excited to announce our Fall College and Career Month focus to be held in November. We are currently seeking speakers for our Career Day for November 20, 2015. Please contact our School Counselor, Alexis Goddard if you know someone interested in volunteering as a speaker. For more details or to express interest, please click on the Button below.

Guidance Page Resources

Did you know we have a Guidance webpage that offers multiple tips and resource information?

Our Guidance page includes Resource Information and/or links on the

Academic Domain such as study skills, test taking, tutoring resources, and useful links for help with English writing and Math skills; Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, as well as our Counselors Corner; and the College and Career Domain with information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.

As we look forward to our College and Career Month in November, students may wish to check out the California Career Zone (click on the button below or find under the QuickLinks on our College and Career Guidance page) and complete a Self-assessment to see what careers may match your unique interests and strengths. Start with the Interest Profiler.

Four Year Planning - 8th Grade Students

The Academic Advisors will be focussing on helping 8th graders develop a Four Year Plan over the next month. If you are an 8th grader, you should have received a link to a survey about High School Planning. If you've not received the email, we would appreciate if you could complete the survey located at the link below.

Check out this article on How Teens Can Become Millionaires by clicking on the title below.

Mrs. Deborah Miller - Academic Advisor A-P, IPE Coordinator

MEd, PPS - School Counseling

Mrs. Jessica Ochoa - Academic Advisor Q-Z

MEd - School Counseling

Mrs. Ochoa is available in person on Mondays and Tuesdays and every other Wednesday. She may also be reached via email on days she is not on the Las Flores Middle School campus.

Mrs. Alexis Goddard - School Counselor

MS, PPS - School Counseling

Mrs. Sonia Eatmon - School Psychologist

MS, PPS - School Psychology

Mrs. Lynda Sherman - Registrar, Guidance Secretary

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.