Announcements: Monday, September 17, 2018
Students who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT still have until the end of the day Tuesday to sign up.
Juniors and seniors interested in applying to become a Sipsey Valley High School Ambassador may pick up applications from the counselor’s office. They will be located right outside of her door in a folder labeled “Ambassador Applications.” We will have another application opportunity in the spring for sophomores and juniors to apply for 2019-2020.
Applications will only be taken through Monday, September 24th.
Seniors, permission slips were due on last Friday for the Shelton College Fair. Some were accepted on Monday. We will only accept permission slips from students who were absent Friday, Monday and Tuesday (all 3days) who have doctor’s notes for those absences. If you were present and failed to return your permission slip, you will not attend this trip.
ACT Stars Bulletin Board
This year, I have created a board to highlight our students who achieved an ACT score of 21 or above. If you have taken the ACT in 2018 and scored at least a 21, please bring your scores to your high school counselor.
This month is National Suicide Prevention Month: Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24 in the nation? Did you also know that most people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide give warning signs before attempting suicide?
Flyers have been posted in the bathrooms in case you need help for yourself or a friend. Later, a fact sheet about suicide will be provided to you. Together, we can stop this epidemic and provide hope for the hopeless. But we cannot do it without knowledge. Knowledge is power. The truth is, many people attempt suicide because they believe that it will stop the hurt. They do not realize that suicide does not stop the hurt; the pain is merely transferred from them to their family and friends.
Join us today is committing to fight the war against suicide and depression. Know the signs. Do not keep it a secret. If you see something, say something. Take every threat of suicide seriously.