Welcome to Notre Dame Prep Guidance and Counseling

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MISSION STATEMENT
 
Developing 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.
 
COUNSELING HOURS:
Mon.-Fri., 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES INCLUDE:

*  Academic Advising     *  Parent Informal and Formal Meetings 
*  ACT Prep Workshops (Feb.-Apr.) *  Personal Counseling
*  College & Career Counseling *  Program Organization
*  College & Scholarship Applications *  Responsive Services
*  Crisis Intervention  *  Student Interviews & Individual Mtgs.
*  Informal Presentations   *  Summer Institute
*  Letters of Recommendation    *  Test Coordinators
*  Naviance Guidance  *  Tutoring Referrals
             
 

COUNSELORS
 
      
 
 
Jason Whalen
A-G
jwhalen@ndpma.org
Margie Willis Bond
H-O
mbond@ndpma.org    
Vlado Salic
P-Z
vsalic@ndpma.org
Jamie Rodda
Sophomores
jrodda@ndpma.org
Stacy Golliff
Freshmen
sgolliff@ndpma.org
 
 
COUNSELING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Wendy Pizzo

wpizzo@ndpma.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?   Go to:  www.ndpma.org/drupal/webfm_send/5792.

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. www.ndpma.org/drupal/webfm_send/4725. 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. Yanik 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

  * Check Naviance to complete all of your assigned tasks, especially your resume.

Stress Reduction meetings are also offered to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors during lunch periods.  These will be announced by Fr. Joe during 7th hour announcements the days leading up to the meetings.  They are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy a time focused on their needs and what can be done to help alleviate and/or manage their stress levels.

 

FRESHMEN NOTES

*  It was great to see all our NDP Freshmen families at the "Follow Your Student's Schedule" evening, for those of you who missed the Freshman parent presentation here is link for you to see it.  

Freshman Parent Presentation

If you wish to contact your student's counselor please email sgolliff@ndpma.org

Stress Reduction Presentations
Mrs. Jamie Rodda, Mrs. Kim Anderson, Mrs. Katrina Sagert, and Mrs. Stacy Golliff go into all Freshman classes every block day (every two weeks) to discuss how to manage stress.  Each time a new
topic is addressed based on student needs. Topics presented in September were based on students reporting the adjustment to the heavy workload as their #1 stressor.  The presentations included
prioritizing your to-do list, organizing your planner, and taking a personalized learning style inventory to receive a detailed report of how your brain prefers to learn. Please ask your student about these
to emphasize their importance in managing their stress levels.  Help your student to implement their individualized needs.