Will you need support for the summer?

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 Partnershttp://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 Lifelinehttp://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 Clinichttp://www.teenclinic.org/

TERA: (Teens Ending Relationship Abuse) http://safesheltertera.org/ Call: 303-772-4422 (24/7 Crisis Hotline) or Text: 720.340.8372

 

Only six weeks left…

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?