Counselor Newsletter
Posted on 08/29/2018
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DECEMBER 2019

 

First of all, I want to wish you a happy holiday season.  I hope you will enjoy the winter break and will be refreshed for all the activities of the New Year.  Also, it is important to keep up with your current studies and complete this semester strong!

 

Please take time to read all that applies to you in this newsletter.

 

7th to 12th GRADERS INTERESTED IN MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR SCHEDULES AT DSHS OR ONE OF THE JUNIOR HIGHS FOR SECOND SEMESTER

Please contact me if you want to make changes to your schedule at DSHS or the Jr. Highs.  I coordinate this process with the counselors at the other sites.  You may call me at 757-5333, ext. 370 or email me at mpaulson@djusd.net.

 

SENIORS INTERESTED IN GRADUATING FROM DSHS

Seniors who want to graduate from DSHS must return to DSHS full time for second semester.  Also, all DSHS graduation requirements must be met in order to participate in the ceremony.  If this is your plan, please make an appointment to see me ASAP.  We will review the classes you will need to take in the second semester to meet graduation requirements and I will also explain the process for transferring back to the high school. 

 

WELLNESS CLUB TOPICS FOR MONTH OF DECEMBER

4th-8th graders meet on Mondays from 12:05-12:55 in the Orange Room

9th- 12th graders meet on Tuesdays, same time and place

Topics:

Week of Dec. 2: Changing negative thoughts to positive

Week of Dec. 9:  Healthy Cooking

Week of Dec. 16:  Wellness tips for the holidays

 

Come check it out!

 

FIELD TRIP TO SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE, DAVIS CENTER AND THE MAIN CAMPUS

On December 11th, current 10th to 12th graders are invited to participate in a field trip to the Davis Center and main campus of Sacramento City College.  We will go in carpools.  We will leave DSIS at 10:30 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. to DSIS. Lunch will be provided.  If you did not pick up a permission form, they are available in the front office and they need to completed and returned ASAP.  We will have a tour of both campuses.  This is a great opportunity.  Don’t miss it!

 

DAVIS PARENT UNIVERSITY – JANUARY 8TH, 7-9 PM BRUNELLE THEATER, DSHS

Yalda T. Uhls, MBA, Ph.D, an internationally recognized, award-winning research scientist (UCLA) speaker and author who left the movie world at MGM and Sony to study child development and the science of how media affect children. 

 

 

 

 

Is social media ruining our kids? How much Internet activity is too much?  What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens?  Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood?  Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worried about the impact that media might be having on young minds.

 

SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Seniors are encouraged to apply for scholarships.  DSHS has a Scholarship Bulletin that is updated every two weeks and is available online at https://dshs.djusd.net (click on the Career Center link, under Counseling, and then click on the Scholarship link). Many of these scholarships are available for DSIS students.  Students can also search the web for scholarships at www.fastweb.com   or www.collegeboard.com  or www.finaid.org.  To qualify for federal, state and college-based financial aid, seniors must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and March 2.  Apply online at www.fafsa.gov.   If you have questions about FAFSA, please contact Julie Clayton at jclayton@djusd.net, or call the FAFSA Help Line at 800-433-3243.

 

SENIORS – GRAD NIGHT – GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

Tickets for Grad Night purchased by January 31, 2020 are $75.  The price goes up to $85 from Feb 1 to May 31.  To purchase a ticket, go to www.davisgradnight.org.  Also, parents are needed to volunteer to help make the event a success.  See more details on the website.  For students who need financial assistance for this event, please see me. 

 

SAT AND ACT SCHEDULE FOR THE SPRING – JUNIORS THIS IS THE TIME TO REGISTER

 

SAT/ACT Test Dates:

Test                   Test Date        Regular Registration            Late Registration

                                                   Deadline                                 Deadline

SAT                    March 14         Feb 14                                     Feb 25 (mailed) March 3 (on-line or phone)

                           May 2              April 3                                      April 14 (mailed) 21 (on-line or phone)

                           June 6             May 8                                      May 19 (mailed) 27 (on-line or phone)

 

ACT                    Feb 8               Jan 10                                     Jan 17

                           April 4              Feb 28                                     March 13

                           June 13           May 8                                      May 22

 

 

You can register at sat.org/register (for SAT) and www.actstudent.org/start (for ACT).   

 

Students with Disabilities

Contact Marvie Paulson for information on the College Board services for students with disabilities and regarding ACT accommodations. Sophomores may apply now even if they are not taking the SAT until next year.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!