Announcements & Upcoming Events:
Parent and Caregiver Support Opportunity: MMU is partnering with Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services again this school year to offer free, individualized consultation and support to MMU families with a focus on caregiving for adolescents during these complex times. Interested MMU parents and caregivers are invited to reach out to Centerpoint Clinician, Sam Tuepker at 288-0590 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment. For more information, please see attached flier or contact:
Sara Mabley - (She / Her)
MMU Student Assistance Program Counselor (SAP)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 858-1636
September 30th: Evening for Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2022- to support your student in planning for life after MMU, 6:30pm. If you missed this virtual meeting you can view the slideshow presentation here: College and Life After High School
VSAC's Scholarships for Vermonters booklets have arrived. Browse through the many scholarship opportunities offered to Vermonters that plan to attend college in 2022/2023. The submission/postmark deadline for all VSAC-assisted scholarships is February 11, 2022. Pick up a copy today in the Student Services office or view a digital copy here: VSAC Scholarships for Vermonters
News from your MMU Counselors:
It is great having everyone back in the building and seeing the halls bustling with students again! We wanted to share some updates related to events happening in the upcoming weeks:
12th Graders- We are currently meeting with seniors over the course of eight Senior Sessions to help with planning for life after high school. The following are the dates and topics of the sessions:
**Senior Session presentations will be available for viewing, soon after the meeting date, on the College/Career Resources page***
Monday, September 13th (2A) Paths After High School & Resources For Exploration/College Search Resources/Building a College List
Thursday, September 16th (1B) Overview of Application Process
Monday, September 20th (4B) Naviance and Applying To College
Thursday, September 23th (3A) College Essay and Supplemental Writing
Monday, September 27th (4A) Taking a GAP Year
Thursday, September 30th (3B) Financial Aid & Scholarships
Monday, October 4th (2B) Q & A with Local Reps
Thursday, October 7th (1A)- Alternatives to College (Career Exploration, Work, ASVAB, Apprenticeships)
11th Graders- PSAT (preliminary SAT)- We are planning on giving the PSAT to all Juniors (Class of 2023) at MMU on Wednesday, October 13th from 8:30-12:30. This test will be free and all MMU juniors are automatically signed up to take the test.
10th & 9th Graders- Counselors are working on reconnecting with our 10th grade students and will be meeting our new 9th grade students as part of a Health & PE assignment. Please remember that your child can reach out to us at any point to set up an appointment.
We know that returning to full time, in person learning has been a big transition for many. We are hearing that some students are experiencing anxiety around this transition and in other aspects of their life as well. Here is a great NPR segment to read or listen to about How To Help Your Kids Reframe Their Anxiety- And Reclaim Their Superpowers. It provides helpful insight and concrete suggestions for caregivers.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions!
Chris Adams, Kristen Barker, Toni Chandler, Sammie Rufenacht, and Rebecca Sullivan (She / Her)
• A note about Driver’s Ed:
Each year we get many questions about how to register for driver’s education at MMU. The first thing students need to do in order to get on our driver’s ed list is to bring their permit to Student Services to be copied. This makes one eligible for the class. Each semester, we schedule the oldest students whose permits are on file.
• College Admission Representatives:
Pease schedule visits to Mt. Mansfield Union High School at RepVisits