School Counseling Program

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EVERY STUDENT NEEDS 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? 
 
If you do not remember your log in information, contact a counselor.
 
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
 

 

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

FOCUS #1

Attendance is a two-pronged goal. 

The primary goal is to reduce the number of days missed by students overall during the 2014-2015 school year compared to the 2013-2014 school year.  To accurately evaluate this goal, the baseline attendance data represents the daily attendance rate (342 students had an average daily attendance of 311.81 – 91% attendance rate) at Dayton High/Middle School in 2013-2014.  The daily attendance rate will be increased by 2%.

The second-prong of this goal will focus on absences per quarter.  Students that have been absent five days or more at the end of a quarter will be targeted for specific school counseling interventions (e.g. small groups, individual) and will reduce their absences by 20% the following quarter.  Students that are actively engaged in the court system will not be included in this analysis.

Baseline Target

Attendance       

Population                                                                                                           Students accumulating tardies/absences will be targeted to reduce absences, tardies, to reduce office referrals, and to increase MAP scores in Math & Reading.

 (The Gallop Poll results will alter when we become more effective at improving our main areas of concern.)

Interventions

CDW Program, Home Visits, Wake Up Call, Individual Counseling (Identify Barriers, Self Direction), Health Clinic Visits (If students are voicing an illness we will get them into the Health Clinic on Thursdays), Perfect Attendance Awards, PBIS, SSS small group

FOCUS #2

First Year Freshman listed on the EOP list 2 or more times during a quarter in Fall 2014 will receive targeted school counseling interventions in Spring 2015.  The target student group will be closed (identified and tracked) as of December 19, 2014.  Other students listed on the EOP list may receive school counseling interventions, however, for the purpose of this goal, only the impact of the interventions on the target group will be tracked.  The goal is for students to reduce the number of times they appear on the EOP list by 20% in Spring 2015 compared to Fall 2014.

Baseline Target

Graduation Rate

Population 
On 12/19/14, we will identify 1st Year Freshman who have been on the EOP list 2 or more times during a quarter.

Interventions

Middle School Counseling – Preparation for Transition (Increase Transition Programming), Middle School SSS – Groups, Parent/Teacher Meeting, Small Groups, Self-Management (SSS), Ecological

Focus #3

Seniors at Dayton High School that were identified not college-or-career ready as Juniors the previous year will receive targeted school counseling interventions.  The interventions, such as parent/teacher meetings, individual sessions, credit recovery, and other interventions, will result in a 35% increase in the number of these identified students who score college-or-career ready by the end of their senior year.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

SENIORS- Are you interested in Engineering? Math? CAD? Building structures or roadways? If so, we have an exceptional scholarship opportunity available! The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet offers two scholarship programs geared toward civil engineering. These scholarships provide money for college, paid summer employment while in school, and full-time employment after college graduation. This opportunity can’t be beat!! Applications are now being accepted and the deadline is March 1. Below you will find a brief description. More details and the applications can be found on our website at http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. Please contact me if you have any questions.

The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky. Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK. Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college. College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $5750 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc. Juniors and Seniors receive $6150 a semester. Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. This scholarship can be worth over $47,000!

The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington. (We are currently working on developments to expand this program to western Kentucky.) Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5. Students receive $2750 a semester, and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.
Deadline to apply for both programs is March 1.

SENIORS-are you going to major in Education or Business? Here is a SCHOLARSHIP for you.

The Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO) awards one-time scholarships annually to three Kentucky high school graduating seniors
, who will major in business or education.

Applicants must submit their completed application, counselor verification form, and two letters of recommendation by December 19, 2014. Applications and information can be found at the following link:


http://www.kasbo.com/recognition-scholorship/student-scholarships/

 

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. Newsome 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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