Welcome Back!Posted by mary Desmond on 9/22/2017
Now that we have all settled into the school year I wanted to let you know some tidbits about the Guidance Department – some things you may already know and others may be new to you.
Our Freshman Counselor Ms. Ashley Francello has been hard at work teaching the freshmen the importance of using a planner and how to use it effectively. Please ask your son to see if he is using his planner to keep track of homework and tests. Even though most assignments are on Grade Connect or Schoology using a planner is an important skill and we are hopeful that by junior year all students will be using an electronic planner. Mrs. Carol Snyder, our Sophomore Counselor, has also been encouraging the sophomores to use the new planners they received and both she and Ms. Francello are beginning to meet with the students. Mrs. Janelle Hoole, our Social Worker is getting everything ready to help those students who are struggling with personal and/or family issues. Mr. Tarducci and I are seeing seniors to make sure they are getting application done and getting prepared to ‘leave the Roman nest’ Please Ask your sons to bring in any and all acceptance and scholarship letters. We need to keep track and they get a candy bar as our congratulatory gift!
We will also be working on the website and updating some of the information. Naviance is the program we use most often with our students and we encourage you to ask your son for his user name and password so you can check out all the resources available through this site. Oh and by the way , we did not forget about juniors. A junior year timeline was sent out earlier this week and we encourage the students to get onto Naviance and take some of the surveys to find what careers they might like. There are videos available also in which people in different fields speak about their experiences.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Remember, we can’t help if we don’t know there is a problem.