Director of Guidance
January 2022 Charger Nation: Counseling Corner
We are very excited to have our students back in the building again to kick off the new year! As we look back on 2022, during the month of December our counselors have been busy closing up things for the year and planning ahead into next year.
Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Tippmann, and Mrs. Zukowski all coordinated a lesson for all sophomore and junior students to discuss their PSAT and SAT scores and how to increase them in the future using Khan Academy.
Last month, Mrs Brown organized a field trip for all 10th grade students to visit our Impact Institute vocational programs. She has also been plugging into sophomore English classrooms to discuss their 4 year plans. Mrs. Brown has continued to strengthen our partnership with Milford Food Bank to provide supplies for students, staff, and families in need. It will also encourage our students in the Health and Human Services classes to volunteer and help in our community.
Mrs. Zukowski is continuing to see students regularly for individual counseling for personal counseling. She has begun meeting with sophomore students individually to discuss their 4 year plan and make sure they are ready to set their academic schedules for junior year.
She also met with students who transferred during the second trimester to ensure they have a smooth transition to WN. She started new support groups in December for students experiencing grief/loss, for students facing friendship issues, and for those seeking career/college readiness.
Mrs. Tippmann will spend the month of January working behind the scenes to prepare for the transition to semesters. She will be setting up Skyward for the upcoming school year, and preparing course selection sheets and video presentations in preparation for scheduling, which will begin in February.
Mrs. Tippmann also wants to remind students, especially seniors, to check their Google Classroom. This is the time of year that many important scholarships are released, including the Olive B Cole Scholarship and the Community Foundation of Noble County Scholarship. If students are not paying attention to their Google Classroom, they will miss out on their chance to apply!
Each of the counselors will continue checking in with students to ensure all students are on track for success. We want to remind students and parents that they can fill out a google form to request an appointment with the school counselors.
The student link is https://forms.gle/8wcG9mkoJ28yLdNWA
Parent Request for Student to See Counselor: https://forms.gle/xYcGQBhLH1nk5ZvQA
Solicitud del padre o tutor para que el niño o el estudiante se reúnan con un consejero escola: https://forms.gle/i2sptDRgRBqUXUwF9
Free Tutoring for WN Students
IDOE has announced a new partnership with Schoolhouse.world to support students in grades eight through twelve with free tutoring for SAT preparation, math courses, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. To learn more about these learning resources and to sign up for a tutoring session, visit www.schoolhouse.world or www.khanacademy.org.
● Trimester 2 midterm is 1/10/23 .February 22, end of trimester 2, Feb 23 No students
● February 3, 2023 Winter Break- No Students
● February 17, 2023- Last day for students to submit a schedule change request form for trimester 3
● March 13, 2023 Flex Day
● Seniors are permitted two excused college visit days. Juniors get one excused college visit day in the spring. The form for this is available in the Guidance Office.
January Awareness Dates
National Mentoring Month
National Thank you Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Braille Literacy Month
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16th
As always, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Guidance tab under the website for any changes and adjustments to the schedule. We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and are looking forward to all the excitement that 2023 will bring!
Student request to see a counselor
Parent referral to see a counselor
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Looking for scholarships?
Check the link under "Helpful Information" on the right side of the page or visit the link below.
Community Foundation of Noble County https://cfnoble.org/
Links for College Bound students:
Registering for the ACT test: http://www.act.org/
Registering for the SAT test: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
SAT and PSAT Practice: https://www.khanacademy.org/
College Cost Estimator: https://collegecost.ed.gov/net-price
Understanding your PSAT Score: https://youtu.be/ie6WBDzjtGA
Planning for life after college and much more: www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/students/
Links for Financial Aid:
FSA ID (see FSA ID under "Helpful Information") https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
FAFSA website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
Coping with the stress of COVID-19:
ASVAB Practice Sites: