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Hayes High School Counseling Dept. Meet the School Counselors Mr. Matthew Brown ‘98 Mrs. Jennifer Pollard ‘99 (Last names A – D all grades) (Last names.

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1 Hayes High School Counseling Dept


3 Meet the School Counselors Mr. Matthew Brown ‘98 Mrs. Jennifer Pollard ‘99 (Last names A – D all grades) (Last names E – K and E – L for Freshmen)

4 Meet the School Counselors Miss Jessica Darcy ‘99 Mrs. Leigh Conant ‘93 (Last names L – R and M – Q for Freshmen) (Last names S – Z and R – Z for Freshmen)

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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.

9 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

10 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!

11 How Can You Communicate with Us? Arrange an appointment with us online. Here’s how: Login to your school Google email. Go to the Hayes Website and click on Guidance. Click on your counselor’s name & enter your name in an open appt slot (preferably during your lunch or study hall). Provide a brief description of why you’re coming to see us & then come see us during that time.

12 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.

13 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!

14 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.

15 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!

16 Senior Year To Do List – Your Credits Read the letter attached to your schedule packet. Verify your credits - Is anything missing? Is the information on your transcript correct? Are you scheduled for all the classes you will need to graduate?

17 Senior Year To Do List – College Register for the ACT and/or SAT. Begin or continue your college search. Schedule college visits now. Organize application materials and set aside time to apply online. What do you need to apply? Ask for letters of recommendation early. Are you applying Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision? Know the difference! WATCH YOUR DEADLINES!!!!

18 Senior Year To Do List – Other Stuff Keep your focus on your classes. Scholarships are everywhere…LOOK for them! Counselors will send out information via email, but you need to look for the $$$ too. NCAA eligibility – the rules have changed – talk to your counselor. REMEMBER! Your counselor has almost 400 students to monitor…you have 1.

19 ACT PREP Mr. Dan Morrison – September 14 from 9:00 – 12:30 $35 Flyer was emailed and at schedule pick up ZAPS – Sept 30 & Oct 1 from 3:30 – 6:00 $79 to register

20 NEW THIS YEAR! – Naviance! You will have your own online account where you can: Research colleges and keep lists of those you like Apply online Keep track of deadlines Have your teachers upload letters of recommendation for your applications Alert your counselor when a transcript must be sent

21 Class of 2014 Honors Diploma Candidates Nicholas Beyer Lindsey Blair Nathan Bonofiglio Cassandra Call Adam Crosbie Regan Dewitt Emily Flaugher Enya Granados Kyle Hardison Maddie Herzog Rebekah Hire John Homan Morgan King Natalie Koeritzer Jamie Lahman Gabby Lyle Hannah McBrearty Maya McCabe Ryan Nethers Olivia Nichol

22 Class of 2014 Honors Diploma Candidates Seamus O’Flaherty Julieanne Pearson Caroline Proffit Blair Ramsey Emily Richards Elizabeth Russell Waverly Schneider Andrew Sierawski Andrew Stevens Greg Suber Tyler Treese Emma Trippier Rachael Vonada Emma Voss Hope Walls Jason Watkins Lily Wiest Lexus Wolf

23 Class of 2014 Salutatorian Candidates Adam Crosbie John Homan Emily Flaugher Natalie Koeritzer Maya McCabe Seamus O’Flaherty Caroline Proffit Elizabeth Russell Haley Walls Lexus Wolf

24 Class of 2014 Valedictorian Candidates Amy Co Jamison Lahman Gabrielle Lyle Olivia Nichol Emily Richards Emma Trippier Rachael Vonada Jason Watkins Lilly Wiest

25 Questions? Remember, We are YOUR advocates and we are here to help! We look forward to working with you!

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