Counseling (9-12)

COUNSELORS

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Jamie Rodda
Freshmen / Sophomores
A-L

jrodda@ndpma.org

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Stacy Golliff
Freshmen / Sophomores
M-Z

sgolliff@ndpma.org

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Jason Whalen
Juniors/Seniors
A-G

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Margie Willis Bond
Juniors/Seniors
H-O

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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 2017-2018 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)

Counseling News
Seniors — Seventh semester grades will be sent as they are made available to us in early – mid January.  If your college has requested your seventh semester grades before they make a decision, let us know by completing the on- line request. Seventh Semester Transcript Request  Your Common App schools will automatically get the mid-year report and your seventh semester grades with it.

Seniors and Parents — Deadline to complete the FAFSA to maximize your opportunity for need-based scholarships and/or low-interest government loans is quickly approaching.

Juniors — ACT workshop from College Quest, offered here on campus begins this week. and ends in late March, just ahead of ACT testing date.  Students can choose either Wednesday or Thursday sessions after school at 3:30 till 5:15.  $230 includes all course materials and instruction on content as well as test taking techniques from seasoned professionals.  25 students or less per class, first come first serve.  There is still time to register.   Registration forms are available in the Counseling office, are linked on your Naviance home page or here – Wednesday's 2017 ACT Preparation Course or Thursday's 2017 ACT Preparation Course.  Complete the appropriate form and return to Ms. Mahoney in the counseling office with a check for the cost of the class.  

Juniors – Register for the Feb. ACT test at www.actstudent.org.  Consider taking the SAT at least once as well.  Register at www.collegeboard.org


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.

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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