Counseling Weekly 02.28.17

Counseling Weekly 02.28.17

 

Peak to Peak Counseling News and Announcements

NEW - MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION INSTRUCTIONS!

Dear Middle School Students and Guardians (current 6th and 7th grade only),

The time has come to sign up for next year’s course electives! Paper course selection forms will be distributed to students on Monday, March 6th in History classes. Middle school students do not register for classes through Infinite Campus; they complete paper registration forms. These forms must be returned to either your student’s History teacher or Counselor by Friday, March 10th at 3:05pm.

This year’s course selection forms will be two sided, with a computerized printout of your student’s recommended core classes on one side and a place to indicate elective choices on the other side. The core classes will show as "required courses," and it should be noted they are recommended placements, not guaranteed placements. We ask that your student ranks their top 6 elective choices on the elective side of the form, as we cannot guarantee placement in their top 4 choices. Course selection forms also need to be signed by you and your student.

Summer reading: Make sure to note the courses your student(s) are recommended for so you can plan accordingly for summer assignments.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this at home with your child! You will be able to see a final schedule in mid-August in the Infinite Campus Portal prior to registration day. If you have any questions please contact your child’s counselor.

Sincerely,

Manele Short Andrea Salvo

MS Counselor A-L MS Counselor M-Z

manele.short@bvsd.org andrea.salvo@bvsd.org

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NEW – 11th/12th Grade Student Environmental Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

A local non-profit organization is looking for interns to work on the land preserve: clean-up, fence modification, wildlife surveys, plant surveys, restoration efforts. Additional opportunities available to also work on online research on grants/fundraising, restoration, marketing, and outreach.

Volunteers could work at home doing research, data analysis, on the land doing labor work, or at the office in Centennial.

Southern Plains Land Trust is a non-profit organization that protects natural environments in Colorado. http://www.southernplains.org/ . Interested students can contact them at splt@southernplains.org or 720-841-1757.

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FINAL REMINDER - 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Event: Sophomore College Planning Night
Parents/Guardians: Come join us for Sophomore College Night, March 6th at 5:30 - 7:00 in the College Counseling Center.

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11th Grade: Testing Reminders

FREE SAT Prep Class – from Method Test Prep
Wednesday, March 1st from 8:00 to 9:30 PM EST

Over the course of the class, we will cover:

· The most crucial strategies for raising your score on the SAT Reading section

· Techniques for spotting predictable tricks on the SAT Writing & Language section

· How best to handle the No-Calculator Math section

· How Method Test Prep's live, web-based courses can help you prepare for the SAT

Attend live or sign up to receive a recording link!

Register for the Free SAT Prep Class here

The MANDATORY STATE SAT test is on Tuesday, 4/11

Juniors will have Monday, April 10th off to unwind, prepare as needed, and get a good night's sleep before the test on Tuesday.

On Wednesday and Thursday of that week (the 12th and 13th), juniors will either be attending a college field trip of their choice (more details on those trips is coming soon), or will be at the Boulder Rock Club for their Balance Day activities.

Please remember that attendance is expected for all activities during this week. We are confident that all students will benefit from each unique experience.