Counseling Newsletter

Millennium High School

December, 2018

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It's Time to Pick your 2019-2020 classes!!

Everyone else may be preparing for the holiday season but the MHS Counseling Department is preparing for 2019-2020 Registration. This year we will be requiring the students to register for classes online, through Student Vue. Several documents with instructions and helpful information will be posted here, on Google Classroom and provided to the students through their Advisory classes on December 5th.


Students will be completing a paper/pencil copy of their 2019-2020 Course Selection Sheet and then entering the information into their Student Vue account. This course selection feature will be open for student use between December 5 - 14, 2018.


We are asking parents to review their student's choices and sign the second page of the hard copy Course Selection Sheet. We will then be meeting with each student during their English class to verify that they entered their classes correctly and reviewed their choices with a parent/guardian.


There are three documents below for each graduation cohort; 2022, 2021 & 2020. These three documents will assist students in choosing and entering their classes into Student Vue.


We will be meeting with 10th and 11th Grade students between December 10th - 14th. We will then be meeting with 9th Grade students January 16th - 18th. The specific schedule is still being developed so we will be sending Google Classroom notices out to grade levels a few days in advance of our visits.

December, 2018


Field Trip to ASU West - December 3, 2018

8:30am - 1:30pm

All seats have been filled. Stay tuned for more field trip announcements.


West-MEC Southwest Campus Open House: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

500 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326 623.872.6260

6:00-7:30 pm

Programs Available: Electrical Trade Specialty, Energy & Industrial Technology, General Construction Technology, IT Security, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Welding Technology, Coming 2019-2020: Dental Assisting, Hairstyling, Veterinary Sciences


West-MEC Central Campus Open House: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

6997 N. Glen Harbor Boulevard, Glendale, AZ 85307 623.209.8070

6:00-7:30 pm

Programs Available: Aviantion Maintenance Technology, Avionics/Electronics, Coding, Law, Public Safety & Security, Precision Machining, Welding Technology


2019-2020 Registration for 10th and 11th Grade Students, December 10 - 14, 2018

Counselors will be visiting English classes and meeting with students to confirm their course selections.


Semester 1 EXAM SCHEDULE: December 19 - 21, 2018

Dec. 19, 2018 Exams for Periods 5 & 6 (Dismissal at 2:10)

Dec. 20, 2018 Exams for Periods 1 & 2 (Dismissal at 10:30)

Dec. 21, 2018 Exams for Periods 3 & 4 (Dismissal at 10:30)


WINTER HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Counselors will not be avaialable during the 2 week Winter Break.


January, 2019


First day of Semester 2 - January 7, 2019


2019-2020 Registration for current 9th Grade Students, January 16 - 18, 2019

Counselors will be visiting English classes and meeting with students to confirm their course selections.


Open House for current 8th Grade Students - January 17, 2019

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Auditorium and Main Gym

What is Power Hour?

Students have a one-hour lunch every day except for Wednesdays and early release days.

What can students do during Power Hour?

-Eat

-Attend club and sports meeting

-Conduct school business (Bookstore, Athletics, Counseling office, etc.)

-Meet with counselors for group sessions and academic questions

-Meet with the College and Career Specialist

-Attend college visitation meetings

-Attend AP study groups and performance practices

-Meet with teachers for Office Hours


What are Office Hours?

Office Hours are mandatory lunch tutoring for 30 minutes. If you are receiving a 69% or lower in your class(es), you will be required to attend Office Hours.


What does this mean?

-During Power Hour you will have 30 minutes of Office Hours and 30 minutes for lunch.

-Office Hours lasts all week or for as long as your grade is at or below 69%.

-Teachers may also assign day-to-day office hours if a student is missing an assignment.

-Office Hours is for everyone. Students do not need to be at or below 69% in a class in order to attend Office Hours. Any student may attend for extra help or to work on class work.


How do I know if I have Office Hours?

-Every Monday morning students with 69% or lower in one or more classes log onto Power Hour. The link is available on the Millennium High School home page. If a student misses two or more Office Hours during the week he/she may have a conference with a counselor or administrator. The second time they miss two or more Office Hours in a week the student can be assigned to Overdrive.

ARE YOU STAYING INFORMED?!?

The MHS Counseling department is using Google Classroom, Remind and this newsletter to communicate all of the wonderful events and news around campus.


If you want to join our Google Classroom use the appropriate code below:


Class of 2019: j6r86lb

Class of 2020: b5kgxd

Class of 2021: 55c9pa

Class of 2022: i99lkh


To receive our Remind text messages, text the code below to 81010


Class of 2019: @ebe6g37

Class of 2020: @8a248a

Class of 2021: @33h2edg

Class of 2022: @ba6c6d

ACT and SAT Test Information

ACT Testing (http://www.act.org)

September 8, 2018

Deadline to register: August 10, 2018 (w/late fee: August 11-26, 2018)


October 27, 2018

Deadline to register: September 28, 2018 (w/late fee: Sept. 29-Oct. 14, 2018)


December 8, 2018

Deadline to register: Nov. 2, 2018 (w/late fee: Nov. 3-19, 2018)


February 9, 2019

Deadline to register: Jan 11, 2019 (w/late fee: Jan. 12-18, 2019)


April 13, 2019

Deadline to register: March 8, 2019 (w/late fee: March 9-25, 2019)


June 8, 2019

Deadline to register: May 3, 2019 (w/late fee: May 4-20, 2019)


July 13, 2019

Deadline to register: June 14, 2019 (w/late fee: June 15-24, 2019)



SAT TESTING (https://collegeboard.org)

August 25, 2018

Deadline to register: July 27, 2018 (w/late fee: Aug 15, 2018)


October 6, 2018

Deadline to register: September 7, 2018 (w/late fee: Sept. 26, 2018)


November 3, 2018

Deadline to register: October 5, 2018 (w/late fee: Oct. 24, 2018)


December 1, 2018

Deadline to register: November 2, 2018 (w/late fee: Nov. 20, 2018)


March 9, 2019

Deadline to register: February 8, 2019 (w/late fee: Feb. 27, 2019)


May 4, 2019

Deadline to register: April 5, 2019 (w/late fee: Apr. 24, 2019)


June 1, 2019

Deadline to register: May 3, 2019 (w/late fee: May 22, 2019)

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INFORMATION?

The Millennium High School webpage www.aguafria.org/mhs is a great source of information. If you have not visited recently you are missing important announcements, explanations about the new cell phone and tardy policies, plus links to the counselors and teachers. Check it frequently for all of the latest news and even some great photos of your classmates.

Counseling Department Contact Information

Every Millennium High School student is assigned to his/her counselor based on last name. Get to know your school counselors! We are here to support our students with all the necessary resources to be college and career ready. Make sure to stay informed and follow us on social media as well!


Melissa Mangahas

mmangaha@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2017

Counselor: Student last name: A - Co


Jennifer Grumbling

jgrumb@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2019

Counselor: Student last name: Cr - G


Gerardo Angulo

gangulo@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2018

Counselor: Student last name: H - J

and English Acquisition Program


Erin O'Shaughnessy

eoshaughnessy@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2022

Counselor: Student last name: K - M


Jill Thomas

jthomas@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2016

Counselor: Student last name: N - Sa


Kathy Gross

kgross@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2015

Counselor: Student last name: Sc - Z

and Department Chair


Cindy Shaw

cshaw@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2024

College and Career Center Specialist


Vicki Talton

vtalton@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2029

Counseling Secretary


Cathy Radetich

cradetich@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2008

Counseling Secretary


Erin Carvis

ecarvis@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2211

Registrar


Susan Lantz

slantz@aguafria.org

623-932-7200 ext. 2009

Data Specialist