Counseling Weekly 09.20.16



K-12 Counseling Weekly News and Announcements

High School Counseling News and Announcements

REMINDER College Day Information - Wednesday, September 28th

  • 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are reminded to write down or otherwise capture their full College Day schedule (available in Naviance), and to dress professionally for this event.

  • All students should now be registered for all seven periods of College Day. Questions or schedule changes? Contact your counselor or come by the Counseling Center.

  • PARENTS: Consider attending one or more of our Parent Workshops on College Day:

    • 8:10am - Selective College Admissions Overview - Liz Pinnie - Bates College

    • 9:10am - Open Forum with 34 Year Admission Veteran - Lisa Burns - Sewanee

    • 10:00am - Liberal Arts and the value of an interdisciplinary, experiential, and intentional education - Cody Riggers - Wesleyan University

    • 11:00am - Understanding financial aid applications and offers - Rae Anne Mena - Saint Louis University (SLU)

Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night

Thanks to all parents and guardians who attended our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade curriculum night last week.

Here is the keynote presentation from Rosalind Wiseman. See below for grade level content, too!

9th Grade Parent/Guardian Night and Freshmen Student Homecoming Event - Tuesday, 9/27 from 6-8 pm . See more details below!

NEW Community Service Opportunity

National Day of Service

September 24 from 8 am – 12 pm

Meet at South Pool - 3300 Huron Peak Ave

Join the Town of Superior and members of the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee on September 24 in a community service project at Coyote Ridge open space in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of National Day of Service and Remembrance. National Day of Service began in 2002 in an effort to honor the victims, their families, and the heroes of 9/11, keeping the spirit of unity, empathy and service alive, and passing it on to future generations.

This community service opportunity involves trail maintenance at Coyote Ridge to restore vegetation, re-establish trails, and prevent erosion helping sustain our trail system. This project ranges in in levels of difficulty from Very Light to Heavy Labor. Four (4) project areas have been identified each with tasks to fit every skill level allowing families or groups with ranging abilities to work together in the same area.

No prior experience is needed. All equipment and tools will be provided. Please wear clothes you can get dirty. To ensure safety please were closed-toe shoes, protective glasses, and bring water to stay hydrated. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided, hope to see you there!

RegisterHERE or

REMINDER Pacific Northwest College Tour - Spring Break 2017

Interested students should apply online here. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 3rd..See Ms. Bostic or Mr. Rauscher if you have any questions.

  • University of Washington

  • Seattle University

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • University of Puget Sound

  • Evergreen State College

  • Pacific Lutheran University

  • Western Washington University

A maximum of 10 students will visit seven colleges and explore local sites in the Pacific Northwest next year during spring break, from Sunday, March 25th to Friday, March 30th 2017. Projected costs are around $1000 for five nights and six days. Students will get to visit a range of public and private, large and small, liberal arts and research institutions during the trip to explore their best fit. Admission presentations, tours, and a meal on campus will give students a good overview of each college!

Use the following links to navigate to:

College Visits and Presentations


Upcoming College Fairs

  • Wednesday, September 28th - 6-8pm Out-of-State College Fair - Monarch High School - Register here

  • Thursday, September 29th - 6-8pm Christian College Fair - Faith Christian Academy - More information online here

?College Visits at Peak to Peak (All in the College Counseling Center)

Students can register via Naviance, or come to the Counseling Center to sign up.

Wartburg College

Wed September 21, 2016

11:15 AM

Chapman University

Wed September 21, 2016

12:45 PM

New York University

Mon September 26, 2016

8:00 AM

Northland College

Mon September 26, 2016

9:00 AM

Pepperdine University

Mon September 26, 2016

10:45 AM

Villanova University

Mon September 26, 2016

2:15 PM

Pomona College

Tue September 27, 2016

8:00 AM

The Evergreen State College

Tue September 27, 2016

10:00 AM

Mount Holyoke College

Tue September 27, 2016

11:30 AM

Colby College

Tue September 27, 2016

12:45 PM

St. Edward's University

Tue September 27, 2016

1:40 PM

Eckerd College

Tue September 27, 2016

2:20 PM

COLLEGE DAY Wed September 28, 2016

Sterling College

Thu September 29, 2016

8:30 AM

Marymount California University

Thu September 29, 2016

8:45 AM

Princeton University

Thu September 29, 2016

9:35 AM

Birmingham-Southern College

Thu September 29, 2016

11:15 AM

Emory University

Thu September 29, 2016

2:15 PM

Landmark College

Fri September 30, 2016

8:00 AM

Washington University in St. Louis

Fri September 30, 2016

8:00 AM

Biola University

Fri September 30, 2016

8:50 AM

Juniata College

Fri September 30, 2016

9:45 AM

Portland State University

Fri September 30, 2016

10:40 AM

Yale University

Fri September 30, 2016

1:20 PM


SENIORS - Class of 2017

12th Grade Parent/Guardian Night Presentation is online here.

Check the Wednesday Senior College Counseling Update for more information!


JUNIORS - Class of 2018

11th Grade Parent/Guardian Night Presentation on College Admissions Trends is online here.

NEW Testing Update

PSAT10 Results were handed out to students last week. See your counselor if you have any questions.

PSAT/NMSQT for all 11th grade students at Peak to Peak: October 19th. This is a mandatory test, and is great preparation for the spring SAT test that juniors will take for college admissions.


SOPHOMORES - Class of 2019

Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night – 10th grade. Thanks to those of your who attended the first ever 10-12 event. Here is a recap of the night.

The evening was broken into three parts:

1. The first featured Jen Dauzvardis speaking about parent engagement and the great resources we have here at Peak to Peak to stay connected. Click here to see thepresentation slides and the handouts from her presentation.

  • Please revisit your notes and thoughts about Peak to Peak’s mission. What questions do you still have about the school’s mission, vision, and core values?

  • Research shows that student performance increases when parents and guardians are engaged, informed, and connected. Visit the school website and explore the resources available.

  • Establish a plan for reading the Friday Digest, checking Infinite Campus, and checking in with your student.

2. Secondly six different Peak to Peak parents spoke about their experience in helping their child navigate the college selection process. These parents gave some true nuggets about this process. Since we are unable to recreate the panel we have included some resources to help parents/guardians navigate this process. Click here

3. Rosalind Wiseman gave practical parenting advice. Click here for access to her website.



Upcoming College Field Trips for Sophomores

Wednesday, 10/19/2016

University of Denver or

University of Colorado at Denver or

Colorado Christian University

  • Field Trip Permission Forms should be turned into the Counseling Center no later than Friday 9/30/2016.

  • Students should dress as if they were going on an interview, no jeans please and wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour of the campus.

  • Lunch will be provided, students only need to bring a water bottle and pen/pencil.

  • Students will be leaving P2P at 8:40 am and will return at 2:00 pm and be dismissed. They will not be allowed back in the building as there will be testing going on.


FRESHMEN - Class of 2020

NEW Important Events for 9th Grade Students & Families

September 22nd (student event; on-campus; 12:45PM-1:15PM):Early-release Ice Cream Social! Freshmen are invited to eat ice cream and socialize with each other from 12:45-1:15 in the quad.

September 27th (parent/guardian and student event; on-campus; 6-8PM):Mandatory 9th Grade Parent/Guardian Night and Freshmen Only Homecoming Event! Each student and family will receive more information on this night through World Literature classes; however, highlights of this night include survival skills for supporting your student in our high school, a survey on your student’s areas of needed growth and inherent strengths, food for your student, a spirit-filled and competitive night under the field lights for the class of 2020, and the list goes on. We have done our best to make this mandatory meeting relevant and meaningful -- it does not cover information that could be easily understood via an email, posted PowerPoint, etc. Please plan on having at least one parent or guardian attend! Parents/guardians will meet in the Auditeria; students will meet on the North Field.