NFHS Counseling Newsletter
Raider Nation, Check out this month's newsletter for updates & upcoming events!
Counselors in the Classrom
Last week, your NFHS counseling team had the opportunity to present our Class of 2026 High School 101 in 9th grade English classrooms. We then got to share this information with our 9th grade families at the Class of 2026 parent night on Thursday evening. To review the information shared, please click the link below for our Class of 2026 webpage.
10th & 11th Grade Families...
Keep an eye out for more class specific information coming your way!
Financial Aid Readiness Night with Georgia Student Finance Commission
Please join us for our 2022 Financial aid Readiness Night. Accessible using THIS LINK. This is a virtual event with a representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission. We will highlight the entire financial aid process, provide access to handouts, encourage scheduling a free one- on- one phone consultation as needed and, promote the other upcoming virtual FAFSA Sessions. For the aspects about a student’s 2023-24 FAFSA, our representative will actually illustrate how to submit the application. The goal is to encourage all students to be proactive about submitting their FAFSA early when the FAFSA opens on October 1st.
Thu, Sep 22, 2022, 06:00 PM
Unavailable to attend the NFHS Financial Aid Readiness Night?
Georgia Student Finance Commission is offering their own FAFSA Completion event on October 13th at 6:00 pm after the FAFSA has been made available to complete. The link to register for this event is below!
Forsyth County Optimist Club
This is a one time $1000 scholarship to provide educational opportunities for worthy qualified students who might otherwise be denied the opportunity for a higher education. The deadline is February 27th. Please use the link below for more details on applying!
STUDENT PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES
U.S. Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand. There is also a $10,000 college scholarship for each delegate. Georgia's United States Senate Youth Program will be due October 7, 2022. Any Georgia high school junior or senior may apply to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program, provided they meet the criteria and secure signatures from their principal and school counselor. Please use the link below for more information about this amazing opportunity!
The Place - 8th Annual Holiday House
Please view the attached document with information about qualifying !
7 Types of Rest
As we approach a break from school, we encourage you to take time to reflect on how you are doing. While some joke about being tired and catching up on sleep, Sleep is a bodily function. Rest, is more than that. Rest, is to help you grow out of your exhaustion, and thrive at what keeps you going. There are 7 types to check in with yourself on:
- Physical Rest - Passive physical rest includes sleeping and napping, while active physical rest means restorative activities such as yoga, stretching and massage therapy that help improve the body’s circulation and flexibility.
- Mental Rest - Giving your brain a break. Schedule short breaks to occur every two hours throughout your day; these breaks can remind you to slow down. You might also keep a notepad by the bed to jot down any nagging thoughts that would keep you awake.
- Sensory Rest - Bright lights, computer screens, background noise and multiple conversations — whether they’re in an office or on Zoom calls — can cause our senses to feel overwhelmed. This can be countered by doing something as simple as closing your eyes for a minute in the middle of the day, as well as by intentionally unplugging from electronics at the end of every day. Intentional moments of sensory deprivation can begin to undo the damage inflicted by the over-stimulating world.
- Social Rest - To experience more social rest, surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Who are the people who help to fill you with energy a opposed to drain it?
- Creative Rest - This type of rest is especially important for anyone who must solve problems or brainstorm new ideas. Creative rest reawakens the awe and wonder inside each of us. It Allows space for us to explore beauty and wonder - enjoy the outdoors, artwork, etc.
- Emotional Rest - This is having the time and space to freely express your feelings and cut back on people pleasing. Emotional rest also requires the courage to be authentic.
- Spiritual Rest - The ability to connect beyond the physical and mental and feel a deep sense of belonging, love, acceptance and purpose. To receive this, engage in something greater than yourself and add prayer, meditation or community involvement to your daily routine.
Journaling can help in each of these areas. See where you are already resting well and which areas could use some intentional work!