Aug 13, 2021

High School Guidance Services

High School Guidance Services

 

The high school guidance and college counseling department is already planning for student/parent college meetings starting August 23. Sign ups will be distributed via email soon. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about how we are here to partner with you in your academic journey, as well as in finding the best-fit colleges for your student.

Department of Counseling by the Numbers:

  • 80 - In a typical year, our department arranges approximately 80 college and university visits to the MPCS campus to connect with students.
  • 13 - The college counseling department has been in existence for the past 13 years.
  • 3 - Our department is led by three experienced professionals who offer individualized support to high school students. Each counselor will assist her students with all counseling needs, from social-emotional issues, to academic recommendations, to college and career planning.
    • Mrs. Lussier: Assisting all ninth-grade students, as well as all directed studies students in all grades
    • Dr. Holmes: Assisting grades 10-12 students with last names A-H with academic and college planning
    • Mrs. Streitmatter: Assisting grades 10-12 students with last names I-Z with academic and college planning
  • 1 - One size does not fit all. There's no one way to approach the college selection process. Each MPCS student receives a personal approach with his/her college counselor to connect with right-fit colleges.

College selection can often be confusing and even intimidating for families, but we help make the process manageable and exciting. By answering questions and providing advice, we aim to guide you toward academic success and the college that is just the right fit for you!

 

Viola Lussier, Ed.S., vlussier@mtparanschool.com
Director of Counseling
Counselor Grade 9 and Directed Studies

 

Trici Holmes, Ed.D., tholmes@mtparanschool.com
Director of College Counseling
College Counselor Grades 10-12, Last Names A-H

 

Sarah Streitmatter, M.Ed., MA, sstreitmatter@mtparanschool.com
College Counselor Grades 10-12, Last Names I-Z


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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