October 2019 Counselor Connection
re·sil·ience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.
grit courage and resolve; strength of character.
These two buzz words are often used in the counseling field. Our students are frequently asked to write about a challenge they’ve encountered which has changed them in some meaningful way for their essays on college applications. With Harvey, and more recently Imelda, our students have authentically experienced the definitions of resilience and grit. We are not only proud of them but are thankful to each of you who reached out to help others in our community. Putting September behind us we are looking forward to a fun-filled October!
The first nine weeks grading period ends Friday so if your student is struggling, be sure to have him or her reach out to the teacher for support, attend tutorials, and meet with our Interventionist Mrs. Bobette Revia for more assistance. We will hand out report cards Thursday the 17th from 3:30 – 5:30 and we invite all parents to stay for snacks from Home & School at 5:45, and then listen to our guest speakers for our 7th Annual PAwS Event (Parent Awareness Symposium) from 6-7 p.m. We are thrilled to have a local physician, attorney, and college professional here to talk briefly and answer your questions about raising teenagers. Previously this has been two separate events, but we are combining them in order to save time in your busy parent weeknight schedule!
We have PSAT, PACT, and SAT this month so more information will come from our Testing Coordinator Mrs. Kelli Mahan. The FAFSA/Scholarships Lunch-and-Learn was emailed to all seniors and senior families, but all students and parents are welcome if you want to get a head start on financial planning for college. Sessions are held during lunches on October 23rd in the Computer Lab Room 32 in addition to a parents-only session between lunches. The ASVAB information day has been moved to November 13th and we’ve not yet heard the make-up date for the Career Expo. College Rep Visits have been rescheduled and students may sign up for those in Naviance. The first big deadline for college apps is November 1st so seniors, contact your counselor if you need assistance!
Continue to watch our counseling Calendar of Events which can be found on the Academics tab of the website under the Counseling drop-down menu and check out all the resources in our College Prep Handbook. We update scholarships, college information, and post many more helpful articles daily! Please reach out for questions during the year via email or school telephone. We are eager to provide valuable counseling services to all of our students, parents, and staff!
Your MKCHS Counseling Team
Mrs. Wulf, Counseling Director (A-L)
Mrs. Clayton, Counselor (M-Z)
Mrs. Valdez, Registrar
Mrs. Sheree’ Downs, Special Needs
Mrs. Bobette Revia, Interventionist