School Counseling Program

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Summer Opportunites

NKU Summer Nurse Camp

What:              Pathways to Nursing Summer Nurse Camp

Where:            Northern Kentucky University & St. Elizabeth Healthcare

When:             July 15 – 18, 2014

Cost:               Free ($25 deposit, refundable upon attendance)
Applications: Limited to 30
-- accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  We only have a few spaces still available.

Website:            http://healthprofessions.nku.edu/departments/nursing/nursecamp.html

 

Summer Nurse Camp will take place from July 15-18, 2014. This camp is offered especially for high school students who are rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors during the summer of 2014. This experience is an excellent opportunity for students who have thought about becoming a nurse to experience first-hand what it is like to be in nursing school in a university setting. It also gives them the opportunity to tour St. Elizabeth Medical Center and observe many of the units in that hospital with nurses and physicians.

 

The first night students stay in a dorm on NKU’s campus and are kept busy with many activities to acquaint them with university life as well as the life of a nursing student at NKU. The second day is spent with activities on campus including working in our simulation laboratory with our electronic patients and learning many basic nursing skills in our skills lab. The third and fourth days are spent at St. Elizabeth shadowing nurses, physicians and other health care providers.

 

This is our 7th years offering Summer Nurse Camp and the feed-back from students who have attended has been overwhelmingly positive. The best part of the experience is that it is free. Please distribute this information to any student who may be interested.  We only have a few spaces still available.  I have attached a copy of the application packet and this can also be found online at http://healthprofessions.nku.edu/departments/nursing/nursecamp.html

 

 

4-H Youth Development

AgDiscovery (AgD)
• Offered to students who are 14 to 17 years old
• Two-week, residential program
• Nationwide applications accepted through APHIS-USDA at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery

AgDiscovery application packages must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2014. APHIS will not accept application packages or references postmarked after the March 31st deadline. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Summer Transportation Institute (STI)
• Offered to RISING FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE students
• Kentucky residents only
• Residential, three-week program 

Click the link below for more information.

http://www.kysu.edu/landGrant/educationaloutreach/COLTS/

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

Middle and High school can be fun, adventurous, and challenging for most students.  However all students encounter bumps on their journey to self discovery.  As a result, students visit their counselor for numerous reasons, such as academic classes, friendship, social and personal concerns or things you have no control over.  When this happens you may need someone to talk with.  Who better than your school counselor? 

Think of us-your school counselors- as one of your RESOURCES.

 

If you need to contact one of the school counselors,

don't hesitate to email or call.  Look below for their contact information.

Counselors

Phone Email
Casaundra Newsome 859-292-7486 casaundra.newsome@dayton.kyschools.us
Jen Montgomery 859-292-7486

jennifer.montgomery@dayton.kyschools.us

Brett Newton 859-292-7486 brett.newton@dayton.kyschools.us
     

 

 

Who is Ms. Montgomery?

Who Am I?

I began my school counseling career last school year here at Dayton High School.  Before that I was a summer camp director and an outdoor adventure instructor in Virginia.  I am originally from Ft. Lauderdale Florida and have lived in Orlando FL, Northern Virginia, Breckenridge, Colorado and now here in Northern Kentucky.  I truly love the outdoors and enjoy rock climbing, hiking, camping, and the beach.  I also love experiencing new places, so traveling is one of my hobbies.  I also have a little beagle mix named Kinley who is currently one of the loves of my life.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Traveling and learning about different places and cultures
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Listening to Music
  • Spending time with my family and friends

Education

  • The University of Central Florida - Bachelor of Science in Psychology  - 2007
  • The Johns Hopkins University - Master of Science in School Counseling - 2012

Who is Mr. Newton?

 

Who Am I?

Good question! I am still figuring this out, but so far I learned I am a happy-go-lucky dude that gets a sense of purpose from helping people!  More specifically, I love being a resource for middle/high school aged students to seek out when life presents them with challenges – academic, career, and most importantly personal/social.  Personally, I grew up in Zanesville, OH “Buckeye Country”. I have 3 boys (Silas, Salem & Solomon) and have been married to my wife (Gretchen) for over 5 years.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Spending time with family
  • Sports (viewing, playing, and coaching)
  • Video games
  • Christian faith

Education

  • Berea College – Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies

  • Northern Kentucky University – Master of Arts in School Counseling

 

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL 
COUNSELING PROGRAM BELIEFS

The School Counselors at Dayton High School believe:       

  • All students have significance and self-worth.
  • All students – regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation – shall have equal access to all services (academic, career, and personal/social) provided by the counseling program and the school.
  • All students possess the ability to achieve with developmentally appropriate interventions.
  • The school counseling program serves a central role in meeting students’ developmental needs through interventions in academic, career, and personal/social domains.
  • All students should have the opportunity to make choices within the constraints of the educational system.
  • Student needs can be best met through an evidence-based data-driven comprehensive school counseling program involving collaboration with all educational stakeholders, such as community members, parents, guardians, administration, teachers, and other student support personnel.
  • Student achievement is maximized by participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that is planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by certified professional school counselors.
  • School counselors must be leaders, advocates for every student, and collaborators who create equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for self-directed personal growth for every student.
  • The comprehensive school counseling program is tailored to meet students’ developmental needs as identified through needs assessments, delivered using evidence-based programs when possible, and evolved through data analysis of outcomes.
  • The American School Counselor Association ethical standards guide the work of the school counseling program and school counselors.
 
Dayton high school students will graduate college and career ready, well-prepared to contribute as productive, responsible community members.  Dayton High School’s Counseling Program will foster the success of students through:
  • Using evidence-based, data-driven interventions to remove barriers to students’ academic, career, and personal/social development.
  • Sharing accountability through analysis of data and making data-informed decisions.
  • Facilitating and maintaining effective and open communication with all stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure the highest quality resources are available.
  • Creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students to Prepare for success in the 21st century.
  • Sharing a common mission and vision with all stakeholders to create and maintain a community culture of high expectations and continuous growth.

As a result, Dayton High School students will be prepared for future academic and career pursuits; participate in a rigorous and high-quality educational system which empowers their self-directed personal growth; be involved in strategic partnerships fostered by community stakeholders, families, and school resources; be successful life-long learners and productive citizens, achieving their fullest potential, and making a positive difference in their families and communities.

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
MISSION STATEMENT
 
The mission of the Dayton High School counseling program is to remove barriers to success for all students through empirically supported academic, career, and social/personal programming. The mission of the school counseling program leads to all students being identified as college and/or career ready, aligning with Kentucky’s state mission to ensure every child is proficient and prepared for success. The data-driven comprehensive school counseling program collaborates with other educational stakeholders, such as teachers, administrators, parents, families, caretakers, the family resources center, and other community stakeholders to provide developmentally appropriate preventative and responsive counseling services to all students resulting in increases in achievement academically, personally, and in post-secondary college and career pursuits.
 
DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING
PROGRAM GOALS
 

   1. DHS will be at 50% college and career ready based upon Kentucky standards for the ACT, ASVAB, MOS, COMPASS, and KYOTE tests.


This goal promotes the Academic domain of the ASCA National Model. The school counselor and teachers will collaboratively implement the Student Success Skills (SSS) program to increase college and career readiness from 27% in 2011-2012 to 50%. The SSS program is an evidenced-based intervention that shows evidence of increased standardized test scores, attendance rates, and social skills through increasing learning, social, and self-management skills. Students will also take a college readiness class, multiple ACT practice test, and ACT practice test analysis. The collaboration of the school counselor and teachers in the implementation of the SSS program, along with college readiness test prep, will provide the students with necessary skills and resources to successfully reach college and/or career readiness.
  • Implementation of Student Success Skills (SSS) program by school counselor and teachers.
  • Evidence-based counseling intervention delivered at each tier of the Repose to Intervention (RTI) Model – classroom guidance, small group counseling for targeted populations, and individual counseling as necessary.
  • College readiness class (11th grade) including EPREP
  • Multiple ACT practice tests and test performance analysis
  • Measured through scores on ACT, ASVAB, MOS, COMPASS, and KYOTE tests; attendance; student promotion rates; student enrollment in AP classes.

     

      2.95% of 9th grade students will earn 5 on more credits. We will reduce behavior referrals by 25% and absenteeism by 20 % compared to the previous year.

 

This goal promotes the Personal/Social domain of the ASCA National Model. The school counselor and teachers will collaboratively implement the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) program in effort to decrease behavior referrals, decrease absenteeism, and improve school culture. CPS is an evidence-based intervention for understanding and helping students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The CPS helps the school counselor and teachers work in collaboration with the students to provide the necessary skills to overcome challenging behaviors. The school counselor and teachers will also be implementing the Student Success Skills (SSS) program to help decrease behavior referrals, decrease absenteeism, and improve school culture. The SSS program is an evidenced-based intervention that shows evidence of increased standardized test scores, attendance rates, and social skills through increasing learning, social, and self-management skills. The collaborative implementation of the CPS and SSS programs, along with improved communication and student mentors will help Dayton High School to reduce behavior referrals by 25% and absenteeism by 20% compared to the 2011-2012 school year.

 

  • Initially, this goal will be assessed with students involved in classrooms receiving the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) training through the Training to Thrive grant. 
  • The CPS model identifies students’ lagging skills and unresolved problems. The school counselor and teacher will work collaboratively with the students to provide the appropriate training and problem solving skills necessary for the students to overcome social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
  • Implementation of Student Success Skills (SSS) program by school counselor and teachers.
  • Evidence-based counseling intervention delivered at each tier of the Repose to Intervention (RTI) Model – classroom guidance, small group counseling for targeted populations, and individual counseling as necessary.
  • Identify at-risk students through MAP scores, grades, and behavior referrals.
  • Needs assessments for students, teachers, and parents.
  • Pairing students with mentors
  • Monthly newsletter to improve communication (with a counseling topics column).
  • Measured through attendance rates; promotion rates; discipline referrals; community crime rates.

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

McConnell Scholarship to the University of Louisville 

Founded on the principles of leadership, scholarship and service, the McConnell Scholars Program seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of leaders. The Scholars Program was founded by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 1991 to correct what he calls "the brain drain," or the tendency for Kentucky's best and brightest to leave the state to pursue their college education and careers. The program offers up to full, in-state tuition to the University of Louisville, travel opportunities both in the U.S. and around the globe, and chances to interact privately with national, state and local leaders on a regular basis. (Most recently, Scholars have met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner.)  McConnell Scholars also participate in high-level seminars with renowned experts and are offered internship and other career-advancing assistance, including the support and advice of over 200 alumni worldwide.  In addition to the McConnell Scholars Program, the McConnell Center hosts a number of events and activities that are open to students of any age, including our art/essay contests, our public lecture series, and our Young Leaders Academy. To learn more about the McConnell Scholars Program and the McConnell Center, please visit our website: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/about-us/mcconnell-scholars

 

Additional scholarship information:

 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) - www.fafsa.ed.gov
 

SENIORS

SENIOR CONFERENCES

 
JOB SHADOWING
A big push from the counseling program this year is job shadowing. Bring your career interest ideas in to Mrs. Glass and she will work to get this set up for you.
 
Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s)
Not sure what career path to choose? Looking for additional scholarships? Your ILP is an excellent resource for college and career planning. Check with Mrs. Glass or Ms. Montgomery if you need your password. Go to www.careercruising.com/ilp to log in.
 
 
 
 
EVERY JUNIOR HAS TO BE 100% COMPLETE WITH
THEIR ILP BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
 
Have you logged into Career Cruising and worked on your ILP lately? 
 
The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:
  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history

 

 
EVERY SOPHOMORE HAS TO BE 100% COMPLETE WITH 
THEIR ILP BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
 
Have you logged into Career Cruising and worked on your ILP lately? 
 
The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:
  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history

 

 
EVERY FRESHMAN HAS TO BE 100% COMPLETE WITH 
THEIR ILP BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
 
Have you logged into Career Cruising and worked on your ILP lately? 
 
The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:
  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history
 
EVERY EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT HAS TO BE 100% COMPLETE WITH 
THEIR ILP BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
 
Have you logged into Career Cruising and worked on your ILP lately? 
 
The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:
  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history

 

 
EVERY SEVENTH GRADE STUDENT HAS TO BE 100% COMPLETE WITH 
THEIR ILP BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
 
Have you logged into Career Cruising and worked on your ILP lately? 
 
The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:
  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history

Additional Info


Upcoming Events

 

 

Upcoming Testing Dates


 

Begin applying to colleges.  Check with Mrs. Newsom on waiving your application fee.

 
 
Seniors, have you made any college visits?  Seniors can take 2 excused absences for these visits.

 
 

Check on your KEES $$  at www.kheaa.com. Report any mistakes to Mrs. Newsome ASAP!

 

 
 

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