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Virginia Stewart

 Oct. 25, 2019

7 Things Children Wish Their Teachers and Parents Knew

By Eileen Carr

October 22, 2019

 

I spend a large portion of my waking hours in the company of 9- and 10-year- olds. I’m a 4th grade teacher, and I’m often surprised by grownups’ perceptions of childhood.

“What I wouldn’t give to be a kid again … “

“Kids have it so easy, they just play all day!”

“It must be so nice being around kids all day; they don’t have any problems or issues.”

I’ve spent the past year teaching my students to initiate conversations with one another and with buddies they made across the Pacific through video chats. When I talked with them about the experience, a theme emerged: They said they wished that adults knew more about their lives and experiences. Here’s some of what I heard from them:

 

1. Kids want you to know how hard they’re trying.

“Practice makes perfect.”

“If you put your mind to it, you can fill in the blank.” (Insert: play the piano, do well in school, understand math, speak up in class, manage your emotions, etc.)

These are some of the things children hear from adults. My students told me that they really are trying, but some things are genuinely difficult. For example, Mo has been learning to read, write, speak, and comprehend English for the past three years. He told me, “English is hard! When I speak, it’s hard.” Aicha added, “I wish my mom would understand that even though I pay attention during math, it doesn’t always mean I understand when I get home.”

Ty reminded me how easy it is to forget the challenges that come with not having mastered a skill, a topic, or a language. “They expect that I can control my anger, but sometimes I can’t,” he said. Kids are humans, and humans are works in progress. Sometimes—no, most of the time—we need to summon the benefit of the doubt and support one another’s best efforts.

 

2. Kids want grownups to be happy.

Children notice your mood. They pick up on facial expressions, gestures, states of mind. According to Ty, “Grownups are so grumpy all the time!” From the looks on our faces, how could he think otherwise? Ella told me, “When our parents get really stressed, I want them to know that we really love them and care about them.” They see us, they read us, and they want the best for us. You don’t always have to be happy, but you should know that you’re more of an open book to the kids in your life than you might realize.

 

3. Kids want to be believed.

Something spills, somebody’s crying, something breaks: A kid must have done it. Why weren’t they being more careful? Where was the oldest child? It’s easy to jump to “blame the kid,” but as Dustin said, “They think they know what happens, and we get in trouble for it.” It’s important for us to take that deep breath, ask what happened, and truly listen to children’s accounts. Zen put it poignantly: “I wish they could trust us more. If we say we didn’t do something, I wish they would trust us.”

 

 

4. Kids want grownups to be more honest.

Kids aren’t the only ones with an ardent desire to be believed, whether they’re telling the truth or not. If you’re going to be late, or you’re not going to make it at all, tell the truth. A child could spend the next hour craning her neck, looking for you, waiting to see your face through the crowd. Sometimes the honest conversation is harder and more prolonged, but children deeply appreciate when you acknowledge the truth. They want to know what’s going on in their lives.

 

 

5.        Kids want electronics just as much as grownups do.

As grownups, we just need to acknowledge that sometimes we are hypocrites. Unfortunately, our kids know this. They notice our every swipe and screen binge. When adults overdose on screen time, we reckon privately with ourselves. But when we do so with kids around, we need to think about the message we’re sending. If medium doses are okay and even necessary for us grownups, then maybe we need to make similar allowances for kids. Braden pleaded, “We have to play electronics. It doesn’t have to be for a long time.”

 

6. Kids want a break from over-scheduling.

Self-care isn’t just for grownups. Kids get drained, too, but they’re not often in control of their own schedules. There are the weekday activities. Trevor explained, “I have something else to do every day! Homework, Math Olympiad, swimming, tutoring, karate, Japanese school … ” Then there’s the homework, every day, and sometimes even on weekends. Finally, the chores! Ramona lamented, “They think you have all this time to do all these things they want you to do, even when you don’t have time.” Grownups need down time to recharge, “me time” when they’re the only ones calling the shots, blissfully unscheduled chunks of time to be filled with anything or nothing. Kids do, too.

 

7. Kids want grownups to love them just as they are.

Social media can make the most well-adjusted adult feel insecure: You need to work out more, be more beautiful, wear better clothes, eat healthier foods, take wilder vacations, buy a bigger house. Those voices aren’t just getting to us grownups—they’re also getting to the kids. And they’re coming from us.

Emma said, “Sometimes they compare me to someone else.” Nicky added: “Sometimes, adults just expect too much from us. For instance, I’m not a genius but my mom expects me to be.” We may think that we’re expressing support and encouragement, but our children are hearing disappointment and regret. Jack struggled to find the words, then blurted, “They want me to be the best me I can be, so let me be me!”

 

Offering children a safe space to bond with peers across the world revealed so much to me about how similar they are, whether they’re in Honolulu or San Francisco. In a classroom, students vastly outnumber grownups, which can pose management challenges for teachers. But they have so much to say, and they want us to listen. It’s worth the trouble to help kids find their voices, share their messages, and experience the joy of being heard.

 

 

 

Next School Holiday

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

Nov. 25 – Nov. 29 Holiday Week – Thanksgiving

 

 

 

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu Week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

Mon – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Enchiladas

Wed – Chicken Wrap

Thurs – Cheese Raviolis

Fri – Beef or Veggie Burger

 

 

 

See official rules here.

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Scan your receipt on the Box Tops app for a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for your school.

Sweepstakes begins 10/01/19 and ends 11/03/19.

entry, visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes/2019/Monsters/official-rules.

**If you have clipped box tops, please send them in by 10-25-19 to be counted in the first deadline.  

 

 

 

                 

 Initial Phase

We want to thank all of the P2 families that donated supplies to our class this week! We are so incredibly thankful for your willingness to donate and help enrich our students learning experiences at school. We have lots of fun activities planned!

On Halloween, students can come to school wearing their costumes WITH regular clothes underneath. Parents are welcome for our annual Halloween parade and performance. The parade will begin at 8:30. Students will march around the main building and end at the playground for their performance that they have been working so hard to learn at PE. After this we will be heading inside so that the next grade level can do their parade. Students will participate in other fun Halloween activities throughout the day!

 

Phase One:

This week the students learned more about the American flag; who created it, why the colors are red, white and blue and why it has 13 stripes and 50 stars. They also learned some patriotic songs and reviewed the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and why we say it. Ask your child who created the first flag!

We have an exciting week coming up; it is Red Ribbon Week and each day is a special dress up day. Please look for a note in Green folders with all of the dress up days. The theme is “Prepare for Success” and we will spend the week discussing how they can prepare for success by taking care of their body and mind.

Thursday is Halloween and the students will be participating in our annual Halloween parade. Our parade will start at 9:00 in our playground area. Following the parade the students will perform a dance they have been learning in PE. In Monday’s Red folders there will be a note with costume guidelines. Please review this before sending your child to school.

Phase Two:

Thank you to everyone who sold and picked up pies…it was a successful fundraiser!  We will be sending home a See’s Candy fundraiser next month!  Be on the lookout.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week…all PCS students will receive a red bracelet with our theme “Prepare for Success.”  We will discuss why it’s important to take care of your mind and body so you can be successful in life.  We will also have dress up days next week!

Monday:  “Dress for Success/Career Day”  wear something that represents what you want to be when you grow up

Tuesday:  “A Bright Future”  Wear neon/bright colors!

Wednesday:  “A Healthy Heart”  Wear red

Thursday:  Halloween! (See attached times for parade and costume guidelines)

Friday:  “Soaring into Success”  Wear your PCS blue and gold

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

October 28th: DARE Celebration (for 3 classes who will have completed the program)

October 29th: ⅚ Fall/Halloween Dance 4-5pm

A Note From Leadership Club:

This coming week we have our 5/6 dance on Tuesday, October 29th from 4-5 pm. Permission slips were due this last Friday, but we are still accepting them until Monday, October 28th!! Any parent who would like to donate snacks, cookies, or donuts may do so by turning them into the Front Office on either Monday or Tuesday of this week.

Thank you!!!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Varsity: Our class is working on multiplying 3 digit by 2 digit whole numbers. Students are beginning to grasp the concept, but constant practice is pertinent.

Scholastic: Our class has begun order of operations. Students will be practicing this concept constantly as students will always get an answer.

Honors: Students finished their second quiz for Unit 2. They have learned about the exponent rules for monomials.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

My Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity students spent the week reviewing the math concepts they have learned in the previous weeks. Students worked on assignments aligned with Common Core standards. These assignments introduced them to the vocabulary and format required to achieve Common Core standards for each grade level. In the coming weeks, we will be working hard to complete the current Math Units and will gear up for the upcoming finals.

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Finals season is upon us.  This week the students had their Unit One Final in Humanities.   On Monday, we had fun playing a Quizlet Game to review (as seen in the pictures).  Next we will learn what Art Crtitics do and the basic of Art so we can become Art Critics ourselves.

Next week, we will have our Language Arts final.  On Monday and Tuesday, we will review in class.  If students would like to start reviewing before, they can be looking at their Language Arts Notebooks.  

Thursday will be the final writing assignment for the trimester.  If your son or daughter will not be at school that day for religious reasons, ease have them see me on Wednesday for an alternate assignment.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

Our scholars in social studies have finished their lesson on the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs focusing on the pharaohs Khufu, Senusret I, Hatshepsut, and Ramses II. They took a “tour” of the Nile River and visited different monuments along the way that were built for each of these pharaohs. Afterward, students wrote a “postcard” to a friend or relative that shared information about their visit to the monument and the pharaoh. They also participated in various activities throughout this lesson, such as working in pairs to write a list of items they can identify in a carving from Hatshepsut’s temple. Then, random students were selected to come to the whiteboard to write their list of items and share them with the entire class for a brief discussion about what the ancient Egyptians possibly used the items for (see picture below).

To end the lesson of the Egyptian pharaohs, students wrote a letter on Google Docs to a friend or relative about their tour of Egypt. They had to highlight two of the monuments they visited, the pharaohs, and include pictures. These turned out so great and the students enjoyed working on Chromebooks to type their letter (see picture below).

Honors/Scholastic ended this week with a quiz on the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Varsity will take their quiz on Monday. Students in all classes will begin a new lesson next week on daily life in ancient Egypt! To make history come alive, students will participate in a series of act-it-outs for each social class in ancient Egypt! Students will be allowed to bring props to class on the day of their act-it-out, but it is not required.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week students started learning about the similarities and differences between mixtures and solutions. Tuesday was a designated SWO work day as the Personal Awareness SWO guidelines were handed out. Students will be given time during science and social studies each week to work on their SWO. Last Friday we had our STEM career day. Various speakers from research, tech and teaching shared their STEM experience and explained what first piqued their STEM interest. We even had Aristotle visit! Yes, you read correctly…Aristotle! It took him a VERY long time to get to DCS, but he made it and showed the students what the very first scientist was really like. Thank you so much to all our speakers! You help light the path to the future. Now, for the long awaited names of the winning group from the Rube Goldberg tryouts…..*drum roll*…….Elyas Jawanshir, Jillian Credo, Manvir Sra, and Justin Martinez from my 9th period Varsity 1 class! Congratulations and a hearty job well done to all the groups that tried out. It was no easy feat as groups had 35 minutes to create an apparatus that put a piece of candy into a pumpkin bucket. Groups had the same items from which to build and were only given the task during their tryout. The winning group will join 12 others on Dec. 13th, vying for the DCS title and the chance to represent the school at the national competition Spring of 2020.

Check out the pictures below of our STEM career day, another Rube Goldberg tryout, and the team photo of the “Science Gods”, our intramural soccer team entry:

Next week we continue learning about mixtures and solutions, and different ways to separate mixtures!

Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about Gorillas (Isaiah Guevara). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • The Trimester 1 Final has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 31st.
  • Please don’t forget to check Google classroom and/or the science class website regularly with your student.
    Google Classroom Hon/Scholastic code→ jp9wlua
    Google Classroom Varsity code→ 8d4s9b
    Science class website:
     https://diazdoesscience.weebly.com 

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Discovery Middle School 7-8

  • 7th/8th Halloween Dance is on Oct. 30th!
  • SWO 1 is due Nov. 1st
  • Community Service hours are due Oct. 31st!

Week 10 Top 5 Nest Earners!

Soccer Intramurals

DCS began their Soccer Intramural games this last week! Students and their self-made teams competed against rivals on Wednesday and Friday. Semi-finals will take place on Monday and Finals will take place Wednesday of this coming week. The winner of 1st lunch will compete against the winner of 2nd lunch on Friday, October 26th. The winning team will receive a trophy and their picture will hang in our new trophy case in our hallway.

Wall Decorating Challenge for September:

September has come and gone and with it another round of wall decorating! September’s theme for our Discovery wall decorating was “Homecoming Heroes”. Students were assigned one wall to decorate according to the theme and connect it with the curriculum in their classroom. This month’s wall winners were Ms. Diaz’s wall and Ms. Dominguez’s wall (decorated by Mr. Harding and Mrs. Cerezo’s homerooms, respectively). Check out the video of students describing their wall and how it connects to their classrooms.

7/8 wall:

https://youtu.be/rwZ4tDg6rJw

5/6 wall:

https://youtu.be/8scBgnn135o

 

 

 

October/November Wall Decorations:

Last week, DCS students decorated their walls for the months of October and November. The theme for these months were Fall Harvest and students had to connect the theme back to their curriculum in their classroom. Check back next week to see who our luck winners are for 5/6 and 7/8!

 

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Leadership:

This coming week we have our 7/8 Dance on Wednesday, October 30th from 4-5:30 pm.  Permission slips were due this last Friday, but we are still accepting them until Monday, October 28th!! Any parent who would like to donate snacks, cookies, or donuts may do so by turning them into the Front Office on either Monday or Tuesday of this week.

DISCOVERY ATHLETICS

6th Grade Girls basketball defeated Monte Vista with the score 20-8. The girls improve to 2-0 on the season. They will play at Art Freiler next week at 3:30pm.

7th/8th Grade Girls basketball defeated North with the score of 22-6. The girls are currently 1-1 for the season. They will play Art Freiler next week at 5pm.

A Note from Mrs. Cerezo:

In 7th and 8th we have decided to make some changes to our weekly Charter Chatter! In an attempt to be more efficient and to get the most relevant and important information disseminated to all, we have decided to feature a content area/class each week! We will follow this same pattern each week, beginning with this week. Our first week with this new format will feature our ⅞ Language Arts department. Language Arts will share all relevant information for upcoming dates and information for the class.

Math in Mrs. Rapp’s

This last week Varsity we spent a few days review concepts from Units 1 and 2. This review will consist of common core problems that will not only deepen their understanding, but help better prepare them for the state test. As we start Unit 3, we will be diving into the introduction to algebra with powers and exponents. This unit is the foundation for Algebra and will be crucial. In this unit we will have multiple quizzes and a unit test all before the trimester ends. Varsity will take their first trimester final the week of November 4th.

Scholastic has finished unit 2 with a class average of 87%! We have moved into Unit 3: Parent Functions and Relations. For the first time we are working with domain and range and this group is doing wonderful. There are so many fun activities to go with this unit and this class loves to be able to review in an interactive way. Here are some photos from the latest activity, it was a multi-step tic tac toe review game that they loved and were very serious about.

Honors is now in unit 4: Congruent Triangles. Triangles tends to be one of the more favorable shapes in geometry. We have started with classifying angles and sides of triangles. This is a shorter unit, so we will be spending a lot of time reviewing before moving on. There will be a variety of activities we do throughout the unit. They get so excited when they get to pair up and work out of their seats, below are a few photos from their classifying scavenger hunt we did in class.

Geometry will test for this unit the week of November 4th.

Important Dates and Reminders:

-SWO is happening in all math classes and will be due on November 1st

-Parent Teacher Conferences for Mrs. Rapp will be on November 13th.

Math with Mr. Dhillon

Varsity :- currently doing unit 3 ( Introduction to Algebra and function.)  

                completed till lesson 6 properties and will do lesson 7 arithmetic sequences and lesson 8 Equations and Functions then we will have review and a unit test 3 and then we will do data analysis of unit 3 and once we are done with everything we will start with unit 4 Integers Graphing and Functions

Scholastic :- Currently doing unit 3(Parent Function and Transformation). Completed will 3.5 function notation and will be doing 3.6 zeros of functions and then quiz 2 and will continue with the unit 3, 3.7 Arithmetic Sequences and then review of unit 3 and then unit test 3 and we will do data analysis of the unit 3 and the next day will start with unit 4 Linear equation

Honors :-  we are doing activities and review on unit 4 and then unit test 4(Congruent Triangles) and then data analysis of unit 4 and once we are done we will start with unit 5 Relationship in Triangles

 

 

 

 

 

 


Millennium High School

Congratulations to all of the Millennium students who earned 4.0’s for first quarter!

This morning we celebrated these students at Unity.  All students who earned a 4.0 for first quarter were entered into a drawing for either a $10 Barista’s gift card or a $15 T4 gift card.  Our lucky winners are pictured below.

Back: Omeid Nadery, 11th, Jeremy Adams, 11th, Vivek Cherian, 9th

Front: Mackenzie Ardenyi, 12th; Zeenat Enterar, 11th

ACTIVITIES

Speech and Debate 

It was a long, challenging Saturday on October 12th for the Falcon Speech and Debate team this weekend, with 430 students from 16 schools competing. At the end of the day, here are the TLC students who placed in the top ten at our most difficult tournament of the year so far.

  • Grace Bhatia, 9th, Varsity National Extemporaneous
  • Anthony Rhead, 9th, Varsity Impromptu
  • Anthony Rhead, 8th, Varsity Congressional Debate
  • Alondra Camarena, 7th,* Novice Impromptu
  • Scott Malsack, 7th,*  Novice Impromptu
  • Anton Souza, 7th,* Novice Impromptu
  • Grace Bhatia, 6th, Varsity Impromptu
  • Giovanna Chukwuma, 6th, JV Original Advocacy
  • Karina Linarez, 6th, JV Original Oratory
  • Shika Acolatse, 5th, Open Original Prose and Poetry
  • Shika Acolatse, 5th, Open Thematic Interpretation
  • Nicolas Osborn, 5th,* JV Impromptu
  • Logan Malsack, 5th,* JV Impromptu
  • Bianca Villaflor, 5th,* JV Impromptu
  • Lucy Lamanna, 4th,* JV Original Advocacy
  • Lilliana Zapien, 4th,* JV Original Advocacy
  • Nicole Engen, 4th, Open National Extemporaneous
  • A’Ni Clepper, 3rd, JV Original Advocacy
  • Christian Silva, 3rd, Varsity Congressional Debate
  • Lucy Lamanna & Anton Souza, 2nd,* JV Parliamentary Debate
  • Summer Summons & Lilliana Zapien, 2nd,* JV Parliamentary Debate
  • Grace Bhatia, 2nd, Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Alondra Camarena & Logan Malsack, 1st, JV Parliamentary Debate
  • Crysuel Cunanan, 1st, JV Original Advocacy
  • Nicole Engen, 1st, Varsity Big Questions Debate
  • Danica Knowlden, 1st, JV Dramatic Interpretation
  • Anahi Rodriguez, 1st, JV Impromptu
  • Summer Simmons, 1st, JV Humorous Interpretation

*tie

At 31 top 10 and 22 top 5 wins, this was the most winning tournament in our five-year span! It has put us in the top 5 in our district, which has 25 active schools (large and small alike, all one league) and goes from Lodi to the north, Atwater to the south, Sonora to the east, and Mountain House to the west.

We also have 8 students who have rocketed into the top 100 students in our district (out of ~700 active competitors in our district). They are:

  • 98th Anton Souza
  • 93rd Lucy Lamanna
  • 85th Hannah Reyes
  • 57th Anthony Rhead
  • 30th Christian Silva
  • 12th Shika Acolatse
  • 9th Grace Bhatia
  • 7th Nicole Engen

If you would like to see our Falcon winners blow you away as they move further up into the top 10, we have several upcoming tournaments we could use judges and assistance with!

  • Our next regular league tournament is 11/9 in Buhach Colony. Judges get free coffee, food, and entertainment all day. We are obligated to bring 1 judge for every 6 entries we have, and, as you can see, we have a lot of entries. TLC community support would be welcome!
  • We have a Girls’ Only tournament in Mountain House on 11/16. We would love to see some moms, aunties, and best friends out there judging.
  • We have a league tournament 12/7 at Modesto High in Modesto. We can use help with judges throughout the day!
  • Contact Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net, if you are able to help! : )

YEARBOOK ORDERS and SENIOR DEDICATION AD ORDERS NOW OPEN!

Yearbook sales have opened! Yearbooks are $75. Now is the perfect time to order a 2019-20 yearbook for your student. We look forward to yearbook delivery day, May 15th. Orders are open through April 11th. Click HERE to go to our convenient online order center! Or you may go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362. You may also pay by cash, check, or card in the front office or by contacting Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

Senior Dedication ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son, daughter, or teammate. There are a limited number of pages available, so act quickly. The deadline to place an ad is 3/15/20. Credit cards accepted! If you have any questions, please direct them to blamanna@tracylc.net.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase the padded flooring for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here (We are just about $10,000 shy of FULL completion!!):  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

Weekly Schedule (Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football): 

11/2- Football @ Stone Ridge Christian (7pm kick-off, played at Castle Field in Atwater)

Sports Scores from 10/19-10/25/19:

Varsity Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 1, Venture 3

JV Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 1, Venture 2

Frosh Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 0, Linden 2

Varsity Football:  Falcons 6, Miramonte 48

Falcons , Immanuel

JV Football:  Falcons , Miramonte

XC:  League Championship:

Meet The Coaches!

  My name is Coach KV and I am in my 11th year coaching here at MHS! I coached girls basketball for two, helped out with softball for 3 and am currently in my 9th year coaching with the boys basketball program. I choose to coach basketball because I love the sport and I love the kids. My goals as a coach are to not only develop the players individual sport specific skills, but to develop responsible young men. To teach them the importance of being a student first, athlete second. I hope to instill the values of dedication, commitment, integrity and the importance of being punctual.

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:  

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Upcoming Fundraisers for Athletics:

-Pancake Breakfast (Hosted by Girls Soccer) November 2, 2019

-Daddy Daughter Dance: December 14th, 2019

-Mother Son Dance: February 8th, 2020

COUNSELING NEWS!

It’s been quite a busy week in the counseling office! It’s definitely college application season during the months of October and November. Thank you to students and parents who attended our Senior Financial Aid Info Night  this week. Our guest speaker was Jonathan Miranda from the Delta College Financial Aid Office. The deadline to apply for Financial Aid is March 2, 2020. Throughout the community, there will be various locations where students and parents can get assistance on how to complete and submit their application. The counseling office staff have already submitted 7 applications so far! Our goal is to reach 100% submission this year. If you have a 12th grade student, help us achieve that goal by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov 

We had our CSU Application workshop on how to apply. Katherine Wood was our

guest from CSU Stanislaus who shared the overview of the CSU application and helped seniors with their questions. Deadline to apply to all CSU campuses is November 30th. We encourage ALL CSU applicants to meet with us to review their college applications before submitting. Our office holds an “open lab” every Monday during 5th lunch (12pm-1pm) for seniors who would like help with their application.

This Monday, October 28th there will be a UC Merced rep on campus during 5th lunch (12pm – 1pm) to hold a UC Application Workshop. Any seniors interested in applying to the University of California campuses is encouraged to attend.

 

Spring College Early Start:  The process is under way!  The counselors held Delta application workshops for College Early Start students on Monday, October 21st.  Any student who has not yet applied to Delta must apply as soon as possible, and a Social Security Number is needed to complete this step.  Students taking a class in the spring should attend a group advising session on Thursday, October 31 at 1:15 in Room 102, or 1:15 in Room 105.  At this meeting, students can select a class to include on their College Early Start form to turn in.  Our deadline for College Early Start forms is Monday, November 4th.  Students who do not complete all steps before then, OR do not submit their forms by 11/4, will not be permitted to take a Delta class this spring.  Please see our website for more details:  http://www.tracylearningcenter.com/counseling/college-and-carrer-planning/

PSAT (Preliminary SAT) Test is this Wednesday, October 30th! Registration is officially closed. We have 104 students signed up and ready to take an important step in their preparation for college readiness.  

TEST DATE: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

TEST LOCATION: Tracy Learning Center Gymnasium

Test will begin promptly at 8:00am – Students need to arrive no later than 7:45am and report directly to the Gym. No entrance into the exam after 8:00am. Pencils will be provided. Optional: Students can bring an approved scientific calculator

Make a Difference Week:  CSF held their Sabotage Coin Drive for Make a Difference Week!  All proceeds will benefit McHenry House Family Shelter.  Results of the nest competition will be reported next week!

In honor of Tracy’s Make a Difference Week – There are some great Community Service Opportunities available this weekend, please see the flyers below. All of these events are approved events where students can help volunteer and make a difference in our community!