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    Counseling Corner - October 5th, 2018

    Dear Ingraham Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! Your Ingraham High School Counseling team has been busy working on many exciting projects over the summer and we are looking forward to working with all our Ingraham students and their families.

    This is the second year of the quarterly counseling newsletter. The goal of the counseling newsletter is to keep everyone appraised on what we are working on, what your students are working on, important dates and events that are happening and connecting with our Ingraham community.

    As a reminder, our comprehensive school counseling programs is based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model. We strive to provide equitable and appropriate services by addressing every students’ academic, career and social/emotional developmental needs.

    This quarters newsletter will focus on Naviance which the Ingraham Counseling Team has been piloting since the end of the 2017-18 school year. We will go over what Naviance is, the goals we have around using Naviance, what we are planning on having our students complete on Naviance and going over some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) and information on opting out.

    Sincerely,
    Ingraham High School Counselors


    Meet your Ingraham High School Counseling Team!

    Ingraham High School Counselors:

    Leanne Hust last names A-DU
    lkhust@seattleschools.org

    Kathryn Korch last names DW-KI
    kmkorch@seattleschools.org

    Jensen Bonney last names KK-Q
    jtbonney@seattleschools.org

    Angie Allemand last names R-Z
    ajallemand@seattleschools.org

    Counseling secretary:

    Nif Unterschute
    wjunterschute@seattleschools.org

    Jensen Bonney, Angie Allemand, bottom left Kathryn Korch and Leanne Hust

    (Starting with top left: Jensen Bonney, Angie Allemand, bottom left Kathryn Korch and Leanne Hust)

    Jensen Bonney, Angie Allemand, bottom left Kathryn Korch and Leanne Hust


    What is Naviance?

    Naviance will be available to all 8th through 12th grade Seattle Public Schools students and their families beginning Fall 2018. With Naviance, students can explore colleges and career paths, analyze skills and talents with career and personality assessments and help stay on track to reach academic goals. Naviance fosters post-high school planning communication and collaboration for students, counselors and families.

    Goals for Using Naviance?

    Naviance helps students plan for life after high school by giving them the opportunity to:

    • Explore college possibilities and career fields
    • Create a 4-year course plan and stay on track for high school graduation
    • Understand financial options for college including scholarship search
    • Identify best-fit colleges, college majors and careers fields
    • Develop resumes and portfolios for job and college applications including their transcript and letters of recommendation from teachers

    What will Ingraham Students do on Naviance?

    9th Grade: Complete StrengthsExplorer; Students gain understanding of their strengths and how they can be used to accomplish their goals.

    10th Grade: Complete Do What You Are 2.0 Assessment; Students will understand the relationships between educational achievement and post-secondary options.

    11th Grade: Complete a SuperMatch College Search and add 2 colleges to prospective list; based on previous self-discovery, students explore colleges that offer majors that connect with their career interests. Complete College Costs Scavenger Hunt; students complete a scavenger hunt with Naviance to better understand the different costs of college.

    12th Grade: Add at least two colleges to application list (students will be encouraged to review 4-year, 2-year, or accreditation programs at college as an option, but they can add military branches to their college list, too. Students will review college application and transcript request process. Students will discuss and explore other post-secondary options. Build/Update a Resume; Students understand how to market their skills via a resume. Complete the Senior Exit Survey; it will also provide evidence of all students having a post-secondary plan.


    Events

    Counselor Café to help with Naviance & College Apps.
    (In the library during lunch on)

    • Tuesday October 9th
    • Thursday October 11th
    • Stay tuned for more dates!

    FAFSA/WAFSA help night at Ingraham

    • October 11th from 4 - 6 p.m. in the library

    FAFSA/WAFSA help at the Northgate Library
    (please make sure you bring a W-2 and income information)

    • Saturday November 10th 1 - 3 p.m.
    • Sunday November 18th 1 - 3 p.m.

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