News from LHS Counseling

Lots of info to start the year...

Financial Aid Night

HVS hosted Financial Aid Night on September 21st at Milford High School. Information on the different types of financial aid to pay for education after high school as well as details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) were shared.

If you were not able to attend, you can watch a recording of the evening online by clicking on the link below:

Financial Aid Night 2017

Presentations and Resources

Counselors met with all seniors during the 2nd week of school, with all juniors the 4th week or school, and with freshmen last week during seminar.

Senior Presentation - Information on educational options after high school, college applications, sending transcripts, and scholarships. Seniors also receive a Senior Planning Guide.

Junior Presentation - Information on exploring options for educational and career options after high school. We also had our Western Michigan University rep talk about considerations for students exploring colleges. Juniors also receive a Junior Planning Guide.

Freshmen Presentation - Information on starting your high school career and beginning to explore what comes after high school. Emphasized involvement, ownership, and setting academic goals that match up with postsecondary interests.

Wellness Seminars

As part of an ongoing effort to help LHS students the counseling department is organizing a monthly activity during a seminar period where interested students can participate and learn about being mental and physically mindful. These activities will range from guest speakers, yoga, meditation, and other activities that promote wellness for mind and body.

Our first wellness seminar will be on October 18th. We are excited to have Dr. Tianna Rooney, director of Perspectives Therapy Services which has locations in Highland, Howell, Brighton, and Lansing. She will be talking with students about the power of thoughts and how they are linked to feelings and behaviors. She will help students learn how to actively change their thoughts when they are distorted or negative.

To attend, students should stop by the Counseling Office at least a day ahead of time to sign up and get a seminar pass. If this is something you think your student would be interested in experiencing, you can also fill out the Wellness Seminar Interest Form and we will help make sure they get a pass.

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