News from Counseling

Here are the updates Falcons:

1. Check out the Scholarship page – I’m adding new ones all the time (including a new one today)!

2. All of the Practice ACT scores have been delivered to English teachers. If you haven’t gotten your score – ask him or her. If you don’t understand your score – ask your counselor.

3. The FRCC Accuplacer exams are Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31. All of the slots are taken, but students do not forget to go to the Wired lab at your appointed time.

 

Resources for LGBTIQ Students

Students here is a list of places you can go for information or help about anything and everything.

1. Your high school counseling office. We are a safe zone and we will keep what you tell us confidential as long as you’re not hurting yourself, someone else or someone is hurting you.

2. OASOS: OASOS is a positive and fun support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) youth, ages 13-20.

  • Longmont OASOS: Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Boulder OASOS: Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

3. It Gets Better Project:  http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ The It Gets Better Project was designed to reassure GLBTIQ youth that adolescence will not last forever and life after grade school gets much, much better. If you want to read personal stories, you can check out the book, It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

4. Your school’s GSA. Skyline has a Gay-Straight Alliance, called Rainbow Falcons. Talk to your counselor for information.

Remember you are not alone and you should not be bullied. Please speak with an adult you trust to get help if you need it.

 

The Local Scholarships are HERE!

The District High School Counseling web site has all the scholarships listed under the Scholarship page: http://counseling.stvrain.k12.co.us/index.html

Local Scholarship Applications List I – Due Feb. 29, 2012
List I uses only 1 application for all the scholarships. Each scholarship has it’s own requirements and the student must include the various requirements for each specific scholarship with the 1 application.

Local Scholarships List II – Various Due Dates

The scholarships on List II use individual applications. You must download each application on your own. Go to the district counseling site (listed above) and look under List II for each application.

Understanding the Local Scholarships:

  • List I: You only need to use the attached application. It’s recommended that students print two copies of the List I application – the first can be a rough draft and the second will be the final. Then students need to make ONE copy of the final application for each scholarship they apply for, from List I. A final scholarship packet will have all the required extra paperwork attached, and will be paper clipped at the top. Do not forget to add your letters of recommendation for each scholarship (you need 2).
  • List II: List II scholarships all have a separate application and separate due dates. Please note that some of the scholarships require you to send your application/paperwork directly to the organization and some require you to bring it to the counseling office.

There will be a Local Scholarship help session, from 3:00 – 4:15, Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Commons. Bring your paperwork and your counselors will be there to help!

 

Money does not grow on trees, but…

It’s a nice thought, having a money tree in one’s backyard. You could just go pick a $20 bill or a $50 bill whenever you needed a little extra cash. When it comes to planning for college however you would want your money tree to start sprouting $1,000 bills in vast amounts. Since this is a lovely dream, you’re going to have to figure out how to get some much-needed funds in a realistic manner. Here are the details of a reliable “money tree:”

Who: SVVSD Seniors

What: District Financial Aid Night

When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where: Silver Creek High School Auditorium

Why: There will be information on FAFSA, but even more importantly, the local scholarships will be given out this evening!

 

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Welcome Back Falcons

Falcons here are a couple of reminders for you:

-Schedule changes will cease on Monday, January 9. Parent signatures are required to drop an honors or AP class.

-Seniors, the financial aid night is next Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 at Silver Creek High School

-Students, if you need to make up a class you must see your counselor ASAP