Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner
Posted on 08/24/2016
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***Important Information***

Guidance Department
Brenda Calloway, Counselor
Mirian Stephens, Counselor
Shirley Toston, Secretary

Telephone: 334-260-1040
Fax: 334-260-1079

Important Dates:

 Progress Reports
 September 22, 2016 (1st nine weeks)
 November 10, 2016 (2nd nine weeks)
 February 9, 2017 (3rd nine weeks)
 April 20, 2017 (4th nine weeks)

 Report Cards
 October 13, 2016 (1st nine weeks)
 January 5, 2017 (2nd nine weeks)
 March 16, 2017 (3rd nine weeks)
 May 25, 2017 (4th nine weeks)

F Y I:

A student in grades 6-8 must pass English-Language Arts, mathematics and science or social studies to be promoted to the next grade level.

Excessive unexcused absences may result in a loss of academic credit or referral of matter to juvenile or other appropriate legal authorities for investigation.

Quarter grades will be determined by the following scale: 65% major grades (tests, projects, etc.), 35% class work and homework, with no more than 5% from homework.

How to Enroll:
A valid Alabama Immunization Certificate
A valid Birth Certificate
Two(2) documents that reflect a student’s physical residence
Primary Proof: Electric or gas bill within 30 days, Apartment/home lease-all utilities included, Monthly Mortgage statements within 30 days
Secondary Proof: Property Tax Records or Deeds, Income Tax Records (Copy of Check from IRS, Correspondence for IRS)
Social Security Checks or other correspondence from Social Security Office)
Correspondence from other U.S. Government Agencies (DHR, Food Stamp Office)
Employment Records

A government or state agency document can be used to verify legal residence if parent/guardian does not have utility and/or lease in their name (i.e. social security administration, local government agency)

 A valid form of Identification issued from the State of Alabama (may use military ID)

Study Skills

Time Management
Use a calendar/planner
Prioritize and schedule what you need to do
Set aside study/class work hours each day

Test Preparation
Make flashcards
Rewrite/re-read your notes
Get help if you need it
Don’t Cram

Character Traits for 2016-2017

September: Responsibility: Something you should do because it is morally right and/or legally required
October: Self-Discipline: The ability to make you do things that should be done
November: Fairness: The quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable
December: Compassion: A feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry and/or in trouble
January: Perseverance: The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult.
February: Helpfulness: Making it easier to do a job and/or deal with problems
March: Integrity: The quality of being honest, fair, and making good choices
April: Respect: A feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, and important
May: Caring: Effort made to do something correctly, safely, or without causing damage

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