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Newsletter- February/March 2018

Counselor’s Corner

February/March 2018

By: Keri Roberts


Welcome to another addition of the Counselor’s Corner!  This month’s addition will preview the upcoming events for February and March.

NWEA Testing:

Students in grades 2-11 will be taking the NWEA tests during the week of March 5th-9th. I strongly encourage students to get a good night of sleep and eat a good breakfast on the days that they are testing.


Freshman Orientation:

There will be a Freshman orientation for current 8th grade students and their parents/guardians on Tuesday, March 20th from 7-8:00pm in the Auditorium. (Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on March 20th & 21st from 4-8pm).


Middle/High School Guidance:

I will be working with all 9th-11th grade students to help them with college and career planning.

We will utilize a website called I Have a Plan Iowa. Through this website, students will take interest and skill surveys. The results of those surveys will help students find career paths that would best suit them.

They will also learn which classes would be most beneficial for them based on the career path(s) they are interested in. Students will also compare careers, explore Programs/Majors, and start building their resumes.


College Visits:

Each semester college representatives come to Boyer-Valley to meet with our students.  Any Junior or Senior that would like to visit with one of the representatives needs to sign-up in my office, or they can e-mail me and I will add their name to the list. If students are interested in a college that is not scheduled to come to our school, please let me know and I will do my best to arrange for a representative from that college to come to Boyer-Valley.

I also encourage Juniors and Seniors to set-up some campus tours at colleges they are interested in.


ACT Test Dates:

I strongly recommend that any Juniors who are planning to attend a 4-year University sign-up to take the ACT on April 14th (if you haven’t already taken it). To register go to: act.org. Our school code

is: 161360. Please see me if you have any questions.


Senior Information:

At this point in the school year, all Seniors should have a good idea of where they are going to college next year.  In Mrs.Hanigan’s Career Life Skills class they are focusing on applying for scholarships.  I keep an updated list of all of the scholarships I have, on my Google Classroom.  I am working on getting more specific information about each scholarships added to that list. I also have a binder in my office with all of the scholarships currently available. I also encourage students to look for scholarships through the college they plan to attend. If you or your student have any questions or need assistance with scholarships, please feel free to contact me.

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