10/25 BASE Counseling Corner

News & Updates from the Counselors and Social Worker

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Get involved at BASE!

School is a place to learn, yes, but we know students are most successful in a community where they feel welcome and connected. We encourage students to check out school clubs in order to meet other students who share a common interest. The photo above is of a poster outside Mr. Morrison's room that highlights some of the clubs that have started to meet. Full list of clubs are being organized by Leadership students in Mr. Baumann's class. Feel free to check in with your counselor if you are looking for a club!
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Another Spirit Week?!? YES!

Next week, students are encouraged to participate in another BASE Spirit Week leading up to the Middle School Falloween Party and evening High School Halloween Dance.

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.

~ Resource Highlight ~

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVRC English Flyer

DVRC Spanish Flyer

LGBTQIA+ Specific Counseling/Therapy that accepts OHP

Spectrum Counseling Portland


~ College & Career ~

Senior Reminders:

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

  • College Board hosts "Paying for College" on Oct. 27 and 28, 4 pm.

Pagar la Universidad, Oct 25-28

Oregon Promise


  1. It's potentially worth $6000 toward community college tuition.

  2. It only takes 10 minutes.

  3. If you finish your senior year with a 2.5 unweighted GPA AND fill out your FAFSA, you will be considered for this grant!

  4. 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.