Meet the School Counselors Mr. Matthew Brown Mrs. Jennifer Pollard (Last names A – D all grades) (Last names E – K and E – L for Freshmen)
Meet the School Counselors Miss Jessica Darcy Mrs. Leigh Conant (Last names L – R and M – Q for Freshmen) (Last names S – Z and R – Z for Freshmen)
Our School Counseling Administrative Assistants Mrs. Estes & Mrs. Ashworth What can our administrative assistants help students with? Work permit applications ACT/SAT registration materials Copies of report cards, schedules & transcripts PowerSchool, Google email, & computer login information DACC, course, college, scholarship, & special program applications PE Waivers Scheduling appointments
What Do School Counselors Do? Academic Counseling Verify credits and transcripts Create graduation plans Schedule courses Monitor your grades Standardized test interpretation Provide information on credit flex & early college opportunities Help you advocate for yourself
What Do School Counselors Do? Career Counseling Provide resources for career exploration & planning Provide college counseling, which includes: College admissions, financial aid, & scholarship information Assist with resume writing & career portfolios
What Do School Counselors Do? Personal/Social Counseling Help you with any personal problems that you may be experiencing at school or home or with your friends. Arrange Peer Mediation Provide information for additional community resources when needed.
Confidentiality We keep your conversations with us confidential. However, we are required by law to report: Child Abuse Harm to Self Harm to Others Unlawful Activity
How Can You Communicate with Us? Email us! If you have a quick question, it is easiest for us to send you a response via email. Leave us a voicemail. If you have an urgent matter that needs to be discussed right away, our office is ALWAYS open!
How Can You Communicate with Us? Arrange an appointment with us online. Heres how: Login to your school Google email. Go to the Hayes Website and click on Guidance. Click on your counselors name & enter your name in an open appt slot (preferably during your lunch or study hall). Provide a brief description of why youre coming to see us & then come see us during that time.
How Do We Communicate with You? Check your school Google email frequently. We will be sending you information (typically college, scholarship, or other special program information) often. Sign up for the Hayes Listserv. Biweekly information and announcements will be sent to you about upcoming events at Hayes.
How Do We Communicate with You? Check the Announcements on the Guidance website. If we need to speak to you, we will call you down. However, we really try to avoid you missing class time. We will call you down during your study hall or at the end of a class period. Throughout the year, we will have special presentations to provide you with information. Please attend!
What are you responsible for? We are the keepers of lots of information and we do our best to get that information to you, however, It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain information through the various means in which we communicate it or seek the information from your counselor.
A Note About Schedule Changes… Changes were to be made by June 10 th, and therefore no changes will be made unless there has been a clerical error on our part!
Junior Year To Do List - Credits Make sure you have the credits you need to finish in 2015. Work toward improving or maintaining your GPA…colleges will see all grades earned through Junior year. Start thinking about your senior classes – we will schedule in January and February.
Junior Year To Do List - Testing Take the PSAT on October 16 th. OGT retakes starting October 28 th. Register to take the ACT or SAT at least once in the spring. AP testing in the spring.
Junior Year To Do List – Other Stuff Keep your focus on your classes. Start or continue your college search – schedule visits this year. Attend college fairs or informational events in the area and at Hayes. NCAA eligibility – the rules have changed – talk to your counselor about the rules and registering with the eligibility center. REMEMBER! Your counselor has almost 400 students to monitor…you have 1.
Questions? Remember, We are YOUR advocates and we are here to help! We look forward to working with you!