10/25 BASE Counseling Corner
News & Updates from the Counselors and Social Worker
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Another Spirit Week?!? YES!
October is Bullying Prevention Month: Tips for Parents
Manage your own feelings first. Stay calm and project the assurance to your child that you will see to their protection and safety.
Encourage your child to report bullying incidents to you. Validate their feelings by letting them know it’s normal to feel hurt, sad, scared, and angry. Let them know that they are right to report bullying.
Encourage your child to report bullying to their teachers, counselor, or school administrator.
Treat your school as an ally. Share concerns with school faculty, counselors, and administrators. Provide specific information that can be used to rectify the problem.
Coach your child about how they can be an “upstander” when they witness others being bullied. Talk about avoiding physical confrontations.
Talk with your child about what is going on in their life. Be aware of possible situations by asking questions and conversing about what is happening at school, on the bus, or around the neighborhood.
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~ College & Career ~
Seniors are doing a GREAT job of getting their college applications into the counselors in a timely manner. We are coming to the close of Early Action/Decision and are heading into Regular Decision deadlines (Nov 15-Feb 15). If your student has not applied to a 4-year school yet and is interested, there is still plenty of time. Please reach out if you would like to chat with a counselor about college options!
BASE FAFSA Help Session for Seniors and Parents, 6 pm, Tuesday, October 26: Zoom Link
"WHY FILL OUT THE OREGON PROMISE?"
It's potentially worth $6000 toward community college tuition.
It only takes 10 minutes.
If you finish your senior year with a 2.5 unweighted GPA AND fill out your FAFSA, you will be considered for this grant!
If you choose to do Dual Enrollment (say, take a few pre-req classes at Lane Community College while living on University of Oregon's campus and also take courses there), you can use your Oregon Promise money for the community college courses!
High School College & Career
College Rep Visits this week: University of Dayton, Warner Pacific University, Marquette University, Merrimack College. Sign up here!
Career Events this week include Edwards Vacuum and TOK America. Students should sign up for these a couple of weeks ahead of time, as spots fill quickly!NACAC Virtual College Fairs continue through November 14th.