Counseling Weekly 05.02.17

Counseling Weekly 05.02.17

 

Peak to Peak Counseling News and Announcements

Middle School: Coffee With Counselors

Please join the Middle School Counselors for our first ever “Coffee With Counselors”. CwC will be an ongoing opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion with your School Counselors and other guardians based on rotating topics pertinent to adolescent educational and emotional development. Come to one; come to all!

Monday, May 15th @ 8 AM in the College Counseling Center,

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why; How to Engage in the Discussion with Your Student

Teens all over the world are streaming the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” The series, based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, explores hard issues like online bullying, rape, and suicide. Because youth today so often watch shows alone on their personal devices, it is imperative that we engage and have conversations with our teens about these intense subjects.

We will briefly talk about the series and then engage in a dialogue specific to supporting your students using talking points from a variety of generated process questions. You do not need to have watched the series to participate!

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12th Grade: Senior Transition Reminders – Senior Survey due Monday, May 8th

Mr. Rauscher talked with seniors this week about the transition to college and the final senior survey located in Naviance. Presentation materials are online here and here.

To successfully check out before graduation, the Counseling Center needs all seniors to:

1. COMPLETE “FINAL P2P GRADUATION SURVEY – 2017” IN NAVIANCE (UNDER “ABOUT ME” TAB) – MONDAY, MAY 8TH DEADLINE

A. UPDATE ALL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS

B. LIST WHICH COLLEGE YOU’RE ATTENDING (FOR COMMENCEMENT + FINAL TRANSCRIPT DESTINATION)

C. PROVIDE GRANTS + SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL COLLEGES YOU WERE ADMITTED TO.

D. GIVE US FEEDBACK!

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11th Grade: College Application Boot Camp Sign Up

Peak to Peak counseling staff will present five “College Application Boot Camp” workshops in August to kickstart the 2017-2018 senior year and college application process. Current juniors can sign up for any one of the five boot camp workshops through the “Upcoming College Visits” section in Naviance. Note that these events are for students only. Parents/guardians will have an early September presentation that complements the Boot Camps. Workshops are four hours in length, and will take place on:

College Application Boot Camp (Gannett) Thu August 3, 2017 11:30 AM

College Application Boot Camp (Campbell) Fri August 4, 2017 11:30 AM

College Application Boot Camp (Thompson) Fri August 11, 2017 11:30 AM

College Application Boot Camp (Bostic) Mon August 14, 2017 11:30 AM

College Application Boot Camp (Gannett) Tue August 22, 2017 3:30 PM

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NEW: Part-time Student Employment Opportunities

Are you energetic, personable and interested in meeting and working with lots of new people? PostNet is a locally owned Customer Service oriented retail business. We are looking for a motivated person interested learning to work a retail shipping and printing business. A pleasant personality is all you need, we can train you for anything else.

PostNet Lafayette

Atlas Valley Shopping Center

P: (303) 665-8068 | F: (303) 665-8868

2770 Arapahoe Rd, #132 | Lafayette, CO 80026

co111@postnet.com | www.postnet.com/co111

facebook.com/postnetco111 | twitter.com/postnetco111

The YMCA is looking for some great kids to fill some amazing positions within the YMCA in your local community at Vista Ridge and in Brighton. First year lifeguards earn $10 an hour, Shift leads $11, and head guards $12! It’s a great opportunity for local kids to get involved in an organization that will stand behind them and with them as they grow. There are plenty of hours to fill.

Kristin Walter

HOA Coordinator

YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

Colliers Hill Overlook

650 Orion Ave Erie, Co 80516

303.736.8955

(E) Kwalter@denverymca.org (W) http://www.denverymca.org

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REMINDER: Leadership Opportunity: American Red Cross Mile High Youth Advisory Board

Calling all students with a passion for community service, taking initiative in their leadership positions, andenthusiasm for working with others to produce a positive means of changing their community.

The American Red Cross Mile High Youth Advisory Board is looking for rising freshmen and sophomores (but anyone from 9th grade to university level may apply) to apply for the 2017-2017 term. As a part of the American Red Cross, accepted applicants will be a part of one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world at the highest level in Colorado AND Wyoming. Accepted applicants will oversee Red Cross youth activities across the Colorado-Wyoming region, working closely with regional headquarters in Denver.

Students will have opportunities to gain professional development, leadership, project planning and facilitation skills. Accepted applicants will be able to work with a wide range of Red Cross personnel, planning activities for fellow youth volunteers, and leading in non-profit setting. Thinking of college? Seeing the American Red Cross name on any application will greatly boost one's chances of being accepted and receiving scholarships!

Accepted applicants must commit to monthly meetings at Mile High Area Regional Headquarters in Denver (444 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203), be it by virtual or in-person means. Prospective applicants must also commit to continuous correspondence with other board members through group messaging, conference calls, and/or email between meetings.

Interested?

1. Visit http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1 and complete the online orientation.

2. Register on Volunteer Connection here (http://rdcrss.org/2pEAe5y). Scroll down and click "Youth Application". Follow this process.

3. Start your application in the meantime and submit before the deadline, regardless of whether you are done registering.

More information on the Mile High Youth Advisory Board can be found here, and take a look atwww.redcross.org to learn more about the organization, its values, and its lines of service.

The application can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/2nnNAXv and is due on May 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm, emailed tograce.ohwilleke@gmail.com .

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UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS

Quest University Canada Visit – Wednesday, May 10th at 1:30pm at P2P Counseling Center

Notre Dame, Emory, Johns Hopkins, University of Virginia, & Washington University in St. Louis Admissions Program – Sunday, May 14th at 5pm at Regis Jesuit HS - http://thenuwhetour.org/

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, & Stanford Admissions Program – Monday, May 22nd at 7pm at the Hotel Boulderado - https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/?id=d931febb-f647-4143-8101-eeec1af4d842

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – Art Night Out Events in Lafayette

ARTS!Lafayette is looking for some High School student volunteers to help with the setup and cleanup at the monthly Art Night Out events this summer. This is an evening of art, live music, food and fun located at Festival Plaza in downtown Lafayette. It is outdoor, city wide celebration held monthly throughout the summer. We need lots of volunteers to make it successful. This is a terrific way for students to earn community service hours in a fun outdoor setting, truly supporting a Lafayette community event.

Shifts times are variable between 2:00 pm and 11:00 pm on the Friday event dates. We need volunteers for the following dates:

May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8

Responsibilities include:

Setting up and taking down tables, tents, temporary fencing, booths, trash/recycling stations and more.

Please contact: Rachel Hanson (Rachel.hanson@cityoflafayette.com) for additional information and to sign up.

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