SHS COUNSELOR CORNER NEWSLETTER
October 2011 Mrs. Landry
Volume 2 Mrs. Noth
Welcome back! It’s hard to With each new school year
believe it is already time for the come new opportunities. We
first progress report. We hope encourage all students to find at
that everyone has had a good least one club or organization to
first few weeks of school. It is join. This is a great way to make
Did You Know… normal to experience several friends, give back to your school
feelings when returning back to or community, it is important for
Researchers have school – excitement, your college and scholarship
found that the Little nervousness, uncertainty, applications, and being involved
Blue Engine was happiness, etc. If you are helps students feel more
onto something concerned or want to talk with a connected to their school.
when he said, “I
think I can, I think I counselor, please fill out a Please see the counselor
can.” A study found counselor request form in the webpage for a list of clubs,
that positive self-talk front office, and we would be organizations, and their
(telling yourself you happy to meet with you! sponsors.
can) was the most
effective of several Who is My Counselor?
Your counselor is assigned regarding testing, grades,
Every day you need based on the first letter of yourcourses, credits, college
to tell yourself, “All last name. information, and with other
days are good, but questions you may have.
some are better than Mrs. Landry th
A-Z (9 Grade) In order to meet with your
counselor, you will fill need to
Carr, T. (2007) “Quips, Mrs. Peasley A-L (10 -12 ) fill out a “Counselor Request”
Quotes, & Quick Starters.”
slip in the front office and
Mrs. Noth M-Z (10 -12 ) leave it with Mrs. Lemos.
Upcoming Your counselor will call you
Mrs. Roberts Career in as soon as possible. The
Events Bridge counselors will be available
Counselor during lunch in the
lunchroom and/or the college
County Fair Day,
Sept. 23rd It is important to know who your and career center. The
Last day of the
counselor is as this person can counselors are also available
1st 6 Weeks, help you with questions most days after school.
September 2011 Counselor Corner Newsletter
This year all sophomores will deadline to register for the
take the PSAT exam on PSAT is Wednesday,
Wednesday, October 12th free September 21st. Taking the
of charge. Juniors who are PSAT allows students to
“The world is a great interested in taking the PSAT practice before taking the SAT,
mirror. It reflects back to must let Ms. Glover know by allows students to compete in
you what you are. If you Friday, September 3rd and pay the National Merit Scholarship
are loving, if you are the $14 test fee. A limited Program, and provides access
number of fee waivers are to various college and career
friendly, if you are
available for students on free or tools. The PSAT is only offered
helpful, the world will reduced lunch. Please see once a year. Study guides are
prove loving and friendly Mrs. Noth for details. The available in the front office.
and helpful. The world is
??? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ???
what you are.”
~Thomas Dreier 1. Why am I a freshman/sophomore/junior
DATES TO REMEMBER
In high school, classification is based
completely on your number of credits. Below is
September / October the number of credits you must have to be a
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday certain classification. It is important to do well in
ALL of your classes, electives included.
12 13 14 15 16
register for the Sophomores - 6 or more credits
Homecoming Juniors - 12 or more credits
19 20 21 22 23 Seniors - 18 or more credits
Deadline to School Holiday
register for – Fort Bend
the PSAT County Fair 2. I am a senior. What college “stuff” do I
need to be doing right now?
26 27 28 29 30
9th / 10th 11th / 12th Last Day of If a senior is planning to move straight to a four-
Parent Info Parent Info the 1st 6 year college or university after graduation, it is
Meeting Meeting Weeks
6:30pm – 6:30pm – very important that they begin the college
HS Library HS Library application process now. Seniors need to have
taken or be registered for the SAT and/or ACT,
3 4 5 6 7 and by Thanksgiving all college applications,
transcripts, and application fees need to be
mailed. The counselors can help you with any of
10 11 12 13 14 these steps. For all seniors, regardless of their
PSAT College post-graduation plans, it is important to make
Fair sure your attendance and grades are good!
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