Counseling Weekly 01.10.17

Counseling Weekly 01.10.17


Peak to Peak Counseling News and Announcements


Dear Middle School Parent/Guardians,

We would like to formally invite you to our Middle School Parent/Guardian education evening. The evening will take place on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 and we will begin in the Peak to Peak Cafeteria at 5:45 PM. All middle school guardians are invited to attend (we respectfully request that anyone attending is over the age of 18).

We have planned a unique and innovative evening. The topics are grade level specific and in line with the developmental needs of middle schoolers. All parents will have a session with the HS Counselors about college preparation. Parents/Guardians will also be invited to attend the Keynote presentation in addition to the following...

6th- Building relationships through communication

7th - Adolescent Identity Formation in the Digital Age

8th- Balance and wellness in High School Planning

Please put this in your calendar! It is not an event to be missed!


The Middle School Counseling Team

About the Keynote Speaker:

Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens.

Rosalind is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Her latest book, Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World was published in September 2013. In addition, she wrote a free companion e-book for high school boys, entitled The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want and a school edition entitled, The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want



The Parent Engagement Network presents - Screenagers Documentary (Spanish subtitles) with discussion panel

This documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. A MUST SEE for families! For more info contact: Paula Nelson Tickets are $10/Adult, $2/Youth. Scholarships available.

Several showings are scheduled:

Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Southern Hills Middle School, 1500 Knox Dr., Boulder

Monday, Jan. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Platt Middle School w/Douglass Elementary, 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dawson School 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette

Excellent article on parenting, technology, and social media from NPRhere.


SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Gap Year Fair

USA Gap Year Fair in the Peak to Peak College Counseling Center

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - pre-register onlinehere

6-6:45pm in the College Counseling Center - Gap Year Presentation by Marion Taylor of Taylor the Gap

6:45-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair - 30-45 organizations expected!

Interested in taking a gap year after high school? Not sure what a gap year is? Come learn more! This event is great for any high school students and parents/guardians.

NY Times article on the benefits of a gap year:here


SAVE THE DATE: Summer Experience Fair - Tuesday, February 28th 2:30-4:30pm

Peak to Peak will be hosting our second annual Summer Experience Fair in the Counseling Center next month. We will post the list of employers and organizations attending as the date gets closer. This event is recommended for all students looking for local jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and/or research experiences. Do you work for or know of local organizations or companies that offer summer opportunities for students? Email for details on this free event!

In addition, the Counseling Center maintains an online listing of summer programs, and the updated version is posted here.


Community Service Opportunity:

Lafayette Miners Museum is hoping to get some high school student volunteers involved with their organization. They have many options such as being a tour guide, working with artifacts, helping with events, and building exhibits. They are willing to work with any students interested and can help them build their own project around their passions. They are willing to become someone's capstone project, help fulfill required volunteer hours, or general resume building. If interested, contact Christina Pearce at .


11th Grade REMINDER: Junior Parent/Guardian Pod Nights

Wednesday, January 11 th: Junior Parent/Guardian Pod Nights

Gannett: last names A-F: 5:30-7:30pm in counseling center

Campbell: last names Q-Z: 5:30-7:30pm in LMC computer lab

Thursday, January 12th: Junior Parent/Guardian Pod Nights

Thompson: last names G-J: 5:30-7:30pm in LMC computer lab

Bostic: last names K-P : 5:30-7:30pm in counseling center


9th Grade Article of the Week: 4 Ways to Help HS Freshmen Succeed in the Spring Semester