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PCMS

What's happening in August?

This month we will be introducing ourselves to students and explaining our role in the school. We will be introducing our new student ambassadors, helping to make the transition to middle school easier, and working with stakeholders to have a successful year.

BACK TO SCHOOL:

July 26th- 6th Grade Orientation

July 27th- 7th and 8th Grade Orientation

TO ENROLL A NEW STUDENT PLEASE BRING IN THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of residency through a lease or purchase agreement
  • Gas or Electric Bill
Students must apply for the 21st Century Scholarship by June 30th of 8th grade

The deadline to apply for the 21st Century Scholarship is June 30th of 8th grade!

How do I access my school counselor?

Clever Portal --> Student Hub --> School Counseling --> This will take students to a form that directly emails their grade level counselor.

July

  • Counselor start dates

  • 6th-8th Orientation/Registration

August

  • Value of the month and words of wisdom (NJHS)

  • Web Assessment - (6th-8th)

  • Introductory PBIS and Guidance quick lessons 

  • New Student Breakfast- 1st period with Donuts (Icebreakers activities/prizes/welcome introductions)

  • High Ability - 6-8th Guidance Lessons through Adv. ELA set-up by grade level school counselor

    • 1st semester and 2nd-semester guidance lessons: Perfectionism, Competitiveness, and Stress

  • Goal Setting- Academic and Personal goals 1st and 2nd semester (Incorporated by teachers in 6-8th ELA).

  • PAR Case Conferences and manage 504 documents (All year)

  • Vertical articulation

September 

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS)

  • College Go Week- September 26-30-activities provided by guidance and during lunch 

  • 6th Grade Naviance Career Assessment

  • 6th Grade Career Day

  • 8th Career Field Trip to JA Sparks                                                                                  

 October

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS)

  • Red Ribbon Week 

  • PSAT 10- 8th-grade Geometry and Biology students

November

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS)

  • 7th- Holland Code Assessment- Science

  • 8th- Myers-Briggs Assessment- Science

  • 8th Grade Area 31 Field Trip 

  • Beginning of the scheduling process for next school year (conversations with administration)

December

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS)

  • 8th-grade scheduling Process:

    • PHS School Counselor Presentation

      • PHS Priority Scheduling Night 

      • 8th grade Course selection sheets due

    • 8th-grade PCMS School Counselor scheduling process:

      • Small group discussions with all 8th graders 

  •  6thand 7th-grade elective choices and scheduling- short 20-minute presentations

    • Course selection sheets due 

January

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS) /Equal Opportunity 

  • Incoming 6th Grade Orientation 

    • Incoming 6th-grade elective sheets due to Elementary Teachers

    • 6th-grade counselor input selections in powerschool

  • 8th grade High School Scheduling in Powerschool by PHS Counselors 

  • 21st Century Scholars application (7th & 8th)- August-May (Parent Square Messengers, small group/individual discussions) 

  • High Ability - 6-8th Guidance Lessons through Adv. ELA set-up by grade level school counselor

    • 2nd-semester guidance lessons: Perfectionism, Competitiveness, and Stress  

February 

  • Value of the Month/Words of Wisdom (NJHS) 

  • Donuts with a Counselor 2nd semester (Advocacy)

  • Susie’s Place (Teen Safety Presentation)- ELA Department

March

  • Value of the Month and Words of Wisdom (NJHS) 

  • Web Assessment (6th-8th) 

  • Reality Mall 

April

  • Value of the Month and Words of Wisdom (NJHS) 

  • 7th Grade Mock Interviews 

  • ILEARN Window

  • 6th Grade Guidance Lesson 

May

  • Value of the Month and Words of Wisdom (NJHS)

  • Deadline for 8th-grade course request changes due to PHS or grade level counselor

  • Recruit Ambassadors