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Counseling (9-12)

COUNSELORS


Jamie Rodda
Freshmen / Sophomores
A-L

jrodda@ndpma.org

Stacy Golliff
Freshmen / Sophomores
M-Z

sgolliff@ndpma.org


Jason Whalen
Juniors/Seniors
A-G

jwhalen@nd…org


Margie Willis Bond
Juniors/Seniors
H-O

mbond@nd…org


Vlado Salic
Juniors/Seniors
P-Z
vsalic@nd…org

MISSION STATEMENT

mary_fallDeveloping good Christian persons, upright citizens and academic scholars, the Notre Dame Preparatory School Guidance and Counseling Department provides comprehensive, coordinated services including age-appropriate academic, personal, and career counseling while focusing on the individual student.

Resources
Career profiling for juniors and seniors (with PSAT code)
College visitation questions
Scholarship help

Transcript request form
Web resources

COUNSELING HOURS:
Mon.-Fri., 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Ph:  248-373-9649       
Fax: 248-373-8024    
NDP School CEEB Code: 233-040

Naviance:  www.connection.naviance.com/ndps

Twitter: Follow @NDP_Counseling

Click here for the 2016-2017 Student Profile
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Academic Advising
  • ACT Prep Workshops (Feb.-Apr.)
  • College & Career Counseling
  • College & Scholarship Applications
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Informal Presentations
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Naviance Guidance
  • Parent Informal and Formal Meetings
  • Personal Counseling
  • Program Organization
  • Responsive Services
  • Student Interviews & Individual Mtgs.
  • Summer Institute
  • Test Coordinators
  • Tutoring Referrals
(Click here for middle-division Guidance and Counseling department – grades 6-8)

SENIOR NOTES

*  Make sure to check Naviance and add your college selections.

*  Make sure you keep a list of all your scholarships you have been awarded.

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

JUNIOR NOTES

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

Go to www.actstudent.org to sign up for ACT and to see a schedule of upcoming dates (our CEEB code is 233-040).

*  Juniors should register and take the ACT and/or SAT at least once prior to Senior year.

WHY TAKE THE ACT?   Click Here.

To register for the ACT test, go to: www.actstudent.org  

For SAT, go to: www.collegeboard.com

    NDP is a national ACT testing site (code 201480).

    Use NDP school CEEB code 233-040 when registering for the ACT.

    Winter and Spring breaks as well as days off throughout the year can be excellent opportunities to visit your prospective colleges. Schedule your visits at least two weeks in advance.

Juniors and their parents: Opportunities for admission are often directly related to student academic performance and proper early preparation. Your counselor can be a good resource for you. Take a look at the "Junior to do list" for general guidelines. Helpful links and information regarding college and ACT preparation have been posted on Naviance. Students will be receiving additional information during their individual interviews with their counselor.

*   The college application process can be overwhelming and confusing especially to first time Junior parents. Come find out what colleges and your students are not telling you about their applications. We are here to help! The Counselors are continuing to make themselves available for small group meetings. Individual appointments are also available. Parents who would like some information and guidance on the application process, Naviance, Scholarship and financial aid info, would like some specific questions answered, or just would like to get to know their student's counselor a little better, should contact Mrs. Pizzo in the counseling office at 248-373-9649 to check on meeting availability. Having smaller groups of parents allows us to provide a more personal atmosphere and allow plenty of opportunity to have your questions answered.

Juniors and Sophomores… Many universities offer some sort of pre-college summer camps, providing students with an opportunity to explore various career fields and develop leadership skills.  Consider doing a summer camp, job shadowing, internship, or part time job in the career field of your interest.  This experience may make you more desirable to college admission representatives.  Check out this link for additional info

Summer Enrichment Programs

SOPHOMORE NOTES

Sophomore Self-Management Presentations

The Self-Management Team presents to Sophomores on block periods rotating through different subject areas each time.  The purpose of our visits is to give suggestions we have learned from previous students' experience to help students manage stress before getting too overwhelmed or tips to use to manage stress once already overwhelmed.  These are "take what you need" presentations covering a variety of topics.

Topics covered in September: 

-Refreshed memory of Freshman Self-Management topics such as prioritizing to-do list, tablet organization, Calendar/planner, digital study space, minimizing distractions, Naviance Learning Style Inventory, Naviance Resume.  Reviewed self-reflection questions (Attached).  

-Discussed handout "Preparing for College -10th gradePlease ask your student what they felt they needed to focus on this year, if any.  

-Passed out Michigan College Guide, told them to share it with you.

-Reminder to email Mrs. Rodda A-L (jrodda@ndpma.org) or Mrs. Golliff M-Z (sgolliff@ndpma.org) anytime.

FRESHMEN NOTES
 
Freshmen Self-Management Presentations

The Self-Management Team presents to Freshmen on block periods rotating through different subject areas each time.  The purpose of our visits is to give suggestions we have learned from previous students' experience to help students manage stress before getting too overwhelmed or tips to use to manage stress once already overwhelmed.  These are "take what you need" presentations covering a variety of topics.    

Topics covered in September: 

-Discussed adjusting Haiku notifications so that when a teacher posts an announcement the student can get the notification instantly via email rather than it coming the next day at 3:00pm.  

-Reminders for students to check their Haiku, Netclassroom, and school email daily at least, while parents should be checking once a week to increase student responsibility and independence.  

-Discussed Naviance, program used for many things throughout NDP career, will be utilized regularly throughout Freshmen year for inventories to better know self.  

-If have multiple tests scheduled in one day, politely and charmingly speak with teachers about it or email Mrs. Rodda or Mrs. Golliff asap (not night before) so we can discuss with teachers.

-Discussed handout "How to Avoid Common Freshman Pitfalls." Please ask your student what they felt they needed to focus on this year, if any.  

-Taught a simple, effective breathing exercise.  Please ask your student to teach it to you to help them recall the technique but also to try it out yourself.  

-Reminder to email Mrs. Rodda A-L (jrodda@ndpma.org) or Mrs. Golliff M-Z (sgolliff@ndpma.org) anytime.

 
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