I want to congratulate Nathali Melchor and Christian Flores. Both of these amazing senior Falcons were honored at the 2014 Breakfast Optimist Club Outstanding Youth award ceremony on April 24, 2014. They were honored because of their hard work and dedication.
Happy Friday Falcons!
As the weather starts warming up, and our thoughts turn to summer, I want to make sure you all have resources for support groups, mental health etc. when your favorite counselors are not available to hand them to you.
Here is a list of a few, but if you have other ideas/needs come ask me and I can research and post what I find.
Mental Health Partners: http://www.mhpcolorado.org/Home.aspx Call for services (non-emergency): 303-443-8500; Rape/Sexual Abuse: 303-443-7300; Emergency Services: 303-447-1665
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Call: 1.800.273.8255
OASOS: (Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Support): https://www.bouldercounty.org/family/lgbtiq/pages/oasos.aspx Weekdays 9 – 5 p.m. Call or Text Heather: 303.579.2676 (cell) or 303-678-6259 (office)
Teen Clinic: http://www.teenclinic.org/
TERA: (Teens Ending Relationship Abuse) http://safesheltertera.org/ Call: 303-772-4422 (24/7 Crisis Hotline) or Text: 720.340.8372
Was it painful for anyone else to get up this morning? My eyeballs hurt because they weren’t use to seeing in the dark. Eye strain = poor Maura. That being said, I’m glad to be back and I’m glad to see all of you again. Can you believe there are only six weeks of the 2013/2014 school year left? While there isn’t a lot of time, there is some time for you to get all of your ducks in a row.
Questions to ask yourself:
1. How can I push myself for the last six weeks?
-I’m more of a pain up front girl than a let’s deal with this later person. I would rather be a little miserable and have to work really hard at the beginning of a project than at the end because by that time I’m usually burnt out. So, remind yourself of this: do I really want to work on makeup work in a classroom, in late May, when my friends are enjoying a nice lunch on Chipotle’s patio, in 75 degree weather? The answer is, no, no I do not. So do it now, not later. Don’t procrastinate.
2. Do I have all the credits I need?
-If not you should be speaking with your counselor ASAP about credit recovery options. There are three: summer school, eCredit (the district run online program), or BYU Independent Study
3. What can I do to prepare myself now, for next school year?
-Can you start planning some college visits? -Can you start reading at least one extra book a month just to stay on top of your vocabulary and language skills? -Do you have a summer job or internship lined up so you can save up for college/credit recovery/a fabulous trip/your cell phone bill…. -Do you have your volunteering gigs lined up?