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Week of April 13:

S'More Newsletter 4.13
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Week of April 20

S'More Newsletter 4.20

ACP Instructions 
(click on the play button at the top of the first screen to hear Mrs. Sturges explain the steps to get started.)
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Week of April 27

S'More Newsletter 4.27

The Future You:  use this website:  My Next Move  to complete these activities to help you start thinking about your Future Career

Activity Forms

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Week of May 4

S'more Newsletter 5.4

Technology:  Choices and Consequences
Click on the PRESENTATION to make sure that you are making the right choices online!
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Week of May 11

S'More Newsletter 5.11


REVIEW THIS!!!!!

Technology:  Choices and Consequences
Click on the PRESENTATION to make sure that you are making the right choices online!
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Week of May 18

S'More Newsletter 5.18

Click on the
Pause Before You Post Presentation 
 to help you make good decisions online.

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S'More Newsletter 5/25

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Week of June 1
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Elective Course Request Forms - 2019-2020

Please return the Elective Course Request form that yoreceived to the School Counseling Office by March 1. If you need another copy, click on the one that you need:
For 8th grade :  Form
For 7th grade:   Form

For 6th grade:   Form


If you have any questions, please see your school counselor. 




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Pencil Drawing A Line.pngCharacter Counts Essay Contest - Essays due November 2

Announcing the 18th Annual CHARACTER COUNTS! Essay Contest to celebrate National CHARACTER COUNTS! week, October 21-27, 2018.  Click on the link Character Counts Essay Contest Entry Form for information and entry form for the essay contest.  Essays must be postmarked by Nov 2, 2018.




image7TH GRADE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLAN
7th graders are going to start developing an Academic and Career Plan that will help them chart their progress throughout the rest of their middle and high school careers. This will be used to make sure that they are on track for graduation as well as for their goals afterwards. This is not their actual schedule for future years. Look for a copy to come home in the next month as Mr. Lang starts meeting with them. This is a very fluid document that you, your child, and your child's counselor can use as a planning tool as you begin to think about high school and college. It will be edited several times as your student gains more insite into his/her interests. You may also access this document from the PWCS web site: Students - College and Career Planning - Academic and Career Plan.

ACP In
formation                 

To access your plan:

https://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/cms/one.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=774487

Questions? Contact Mr. Lang or Mrs. Wark


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2018 Student Summer Job Fairs Set—Save These Dates

Dates for the PWCS job fairs for high school students to obtain summer employment positions within the School Division have been scheduled. Job fairs will be held on:
• Monday, March 19, 6–7:00 p.m., Woodbridge High School; and 
• Wednesday, March 21, 6–7:00 p.m., Stonewall Jackson High School.

Students must be at least 16 years old and must attend one of the job fairs to be eligible for summer employment. Watch for additional details and online applications to be available after the winter break.

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Students, Do You Know the Rules for Safe Internet Use? Tell the World!

Virginia’s Kids Safe Online Poster contest is open to all students, grades K–12. Submissions are due by January 6. View the web announcement.
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yes PWCS Office of Student Services has developed a website for parents, teachers and students to get more information on the issues with Social Media in our lives today. Follow  this link for a wealth of information!


Specialty Program Brochures
Follow this link to view the Middle School and High School Specialty Program brochures.
Graduate .pnghttps://www.pwcs.edu/cms/one.aspx?portalid=340225&pageid=884475

MOST APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEB 1, 2020
(Go to the individual school's website for more information)
INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND HOW TO APPLYTRANSITION TO HS PRESENTATION

NEED SOME HELP DECIDING WHAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN?    Go to http://www.vacareerview.org/ and explore careers based on what your interests!

SOL DATES 

March 3-13, 2020:  8th grade Writing

April 27 - May 22, 2020:  6th, 7th and 8th grade SOL testing
Click here soon for specific class assignments. 

May 27 - June 5, 2020:  Expedited retakes for students who qualify.  See Opt-In letter for more details.

 



Resources for you .....

Person Reading Book 1.png    Looking for a tutor?    2017-2018 Tutor List 
Many high schools also have students willing to help - contact the School Counseling Office of the high school to inquire. 



Mental Health Resources:      TOuch Base

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline        703.792.4200

PWC Police Non-Emergency Number          703.792.6500

PWC Community Services Board 
                703.792.7800

ACTS Helpline                                              703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24 hour hotline)                1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24 hour hotline)           703.940.0888

SAMHSA's Helpline:       www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline   or call 1.800.662.HELP (4357)

Crisis Call Center:       http://crisiscallcenter.org   or call 1.800.273.8225, or text "ANSWER" to 839863

Crisis Text Line:         www.crisistextline.org/  or text "START" to 741-741



Home lost due to foreclosure?
- If your family owned its home and lost it to foreclosure, or if you family was renting and the landlord lost it to foreclosure, and you are now living in a temporary situation, your school aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Act. For more information, contact your child's school counselor. Other information is available at www.serve.org/nche/ibt/parent_res.php or call National Center for Homelessness Education 1.800.308.2145.

http://www.militarychild.org - Support for children who have parents in the National Guard and reserves
http://www.operationmilitarykids.org - Issues of children of armed forces members