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SC GUIDANCE
Instructor: SC GUIDANCE   
Guidance Counselor Assignments 2016 - 2017

In an effort to further support the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students, the Schuyler-Colfax Guidance Department will begin grade level looping, wherein each counselor is assigned a grade level of students to follow throughout their three years.
Grade 6 - Mrs. Vivino
Grade 7 - Mrs. Kuhn
Grade 8 - Mrs. Gorman
Guidance Department Quarterly Newsletter
Marking Period 3

Hello Parents/Guardians,
Marking Period 3 is quickly bringing us close to year end. 
As we move forward, there are quite a few things to anticipate.
8th graders have made their high school elective selections and the schedules for high school are being processed.  Please encourage your 8th grader to sign up for the 9th grade “Ambassador Program” and the “Be Proud” program.  Applications are in the guidance department.
All 7th graders have recently taken the Algebra placement test. Results will be available in mid- June, and students who qualify will be notified in writing.
Eligible 7th graders have received letters of acceptance into the language program.  Please note that their participation in the 8th grade language program does not fulfill their high school graduation requirement.  In addition, it is a full year commitment, and the language takes the place of a study.
7th graders have recently participated in a “Career Exploration” activity through classroom lessons with their guidance counselor.  They seemed to really enjoy this!
6th graders have completed their Career Exploration, they really enjoyed this.  The 6th graders are looking forward to their field trip to Sandy Hook, taking place in June.
Any 6th or 7th grade student that wants to change an elective for next year, please reach out to the guidance department. Otherwise, they will remain in their current elective.
Please see below for PARCC test schedule.  Please ensure that your child is present & on time for testing.
April 25th – May 2nd for 6th & 8th students and May 3rd – May 9th for 7th grade students
 
**HELPFUL GUIDANCE HINTS**
  • Please continue to monitor your child’s social media; it is a great tool to gain some insight on them.

 

The guidance counselor plays a very important role in development of each child at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School. Each counselor will meet with her assigned counselors to introduce herself and/or discuss her role in the student’s academic career. In addition to counseling students on their academics, the guidance counselors also mediate stressful middle school issues as well as facilitate programs.

For the sixth graders, the Guidance Department provides discussions on the use of the planner and middle school responsibilities. An introduction to career exploration begins in the sixth grade. Most importantly, the counselors assist in the transition to middle school and establish a relationship between counselor and counselee.

For the seventh graders, the Guidance Department continues the exploration of careers with the COIN Program. They also counsel the students in academic and social concerns, by monitoring their progress throughout the year.

For the eighth graders, the Guidance Department provides high school orientation and individual scheduling appointments. They meet with individual students and their parents/guardians early in the year to discuss high school expectations and career choices that have been discovered and developed through the COIN Program.

If at anytime during the year, students have any concerns regarding academic, social, or family matters, they can see their counselor for assistance. The best time to see the counselor is during study or lunch.

Counselor’s names appear on student schedules or you can refer to the assignment schedule below. In addition to individual and group counseling services, parents may seek advice about scheduling, career information, extracurricular activities, educational programs and their child’s developmental issues. Parents/Guardians may call the guidance office 973-633-3130 ext. 120 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to discuss student progress or to make an appointment. To request assignments after an absence of three or more days, please call the Guidance secretary, Mrs. Lennox.

The goal of Schuyler-Colfax Guidance Counselors is to create a positive and productive learning environment for every student during their middle school years.

You may contact your child's Guidance Counselor via email or phone. When e-mailing your child's guidance counselor, please put your name & your child's name in the subject line.
Contacts
+ Grade 6 Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Vivino
+ Grade 7 Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Kuhn
+ Grade 8 Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Gorman
+ Guidance Department Secretary, Mrs. Palczewski
Click on name to see details.

Schuyler-Colfax Middle School • 1500 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 • Phone: 973-633-3130

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