Pope St. John Paul II Student Success Center
Mission Statement: The Guidance and Counseling Program at Helias Catholic High School seeks to positively impact the lives of our students by partnering with parents, community, faculty, and staff. Our program seeks to help students find their purpose by merging their gifts and passions with the needs in the world. Our program offers comprehensive planning and guidance services addressing student academic, spiritual, and career goals, while meeting their emotional, personal, and social needs. We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational, social, and spiritual competencies necessary for their growth toward lifelong success in a diverse and changing world.
Beliefs: Education is a responsibility shared by students, parents, staff, and community and is based on an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We believe that every student:
We believe that the school counseling program should:
Meet the Staff: (this is where we define roles of each counselor) this will allow students and parents to get to the right person.
Mary Flowers - Academic Counselor
Dan Mathes - Academic Counselor
Jan Heislen: Academic Counselor
Maureen Quinn: Campus Ministry
Elizabeth Twyman - Accomodations Coordinator
Josh Varner - Professional Counselor
A+ Forms and Information
A+ PROGRAM is now available to Helias students. The A+ program is a scholarship program specific to Technical Schools and Junior Colleges. Students in GRADES 9-12 can apply to be a participant in the Helias A+ Program. Financial awards can cover full tuition at a Junior College or Missouri Technical school AS WELL AS some of our Missouri 4 year institutions have partial scholarships available to A+ students. If you'd like more information, see the information below OR you can contact Jan Heislen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING CAREER GUIDANCE INFORMATION
FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE: https://myacceptancerate.com The website was created to help high school seniors compare the acceptance rate information for many of the popular colleges in the United States.
FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE for FINANCIAL AID: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-budgeting-calculator
MISSOURI CONNECTIONS is a FREE Career and College Search Program that is offered by the State of Missouri. This program is very appropriate for students in grades 9-12 and now also includes a LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, ASVAB Prep, etc. Log in at: www.missouriconnections.com Username: Helias Password: 2viewmoc
ACT PREP available for the JUNE ACT beginning on May 25. For more information, contact Julie Berhorst at: email@example.com
SUMMER DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI (State Tech) in Linn. Check out the offerings available to high school students this summer at: http://resources.statetechmo.edu/academic/SU17.pdf If you click on the “Faculty Link” below each program heading, it will list course descriptions and information about the faculty members.
COUNSELING OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017
MISSOURI CONNECTIONS is a FREE Career and College Search Program that is offered by the State of Missouri. This program is very appropriate for students in grades 9-12 and now also includes a LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT, ACT Prep, ASVAB Prep, etc. Log in at: www.missouriconnections.com Username: Helias Password: 2viewmoc
A+ PROGRAM is now available to Helias students. The A+ program is a scholarship program specific to Technical School and Junior Colleges. Students in grades 9-12 can apply to be a participant in the Helias A+ program. Financial awards can cover full tuition at a Junior College or Missouri Technical School as well as some of our Missouri 4 year institutions have partial scholarships available to A+ students. If you’d like more information, see the information posted on the Helias website/Counseling area OR you can contact Jan Heislen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MCDONALD’S ARCHWAY TO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is open to any student who seeks EMPLOYMENT with McDonald’s. McDonald’s employees who wish to continue their education beyond high school may apply for $1000 scholarships to be used for their continuing education. Requirements are minimal—you must be employed at least 3 months with McDonald’s prior to applying for the scholarship. For more information, speak to any McDonald’s manager.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER FREE PRACTICE ACT TEST is scheduled for May 20 at the Jefferson City location. Tests will be given at 1:00 and end at 4:00. You must pre-register at: 573-815-0999 or 573-636-1686. Questions? Email Laura Forbis at: email@example.com
FOCUS ON LEARNING FREE ACT PRACTICE TEST is scheduled for May 6 at Focus on Learning in Columbia, MO. The test will run from 8:30 until 12:00. Space is limited to 15 students. To register, please call 573-875-5187.
FINANCIAL AID GUIDE: This guide will go over the cost of college and the associated steps to pay for it. If interested, contact Kathleen Barry at: Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org
-Best Housekeeping Scholarship Program: http://besthousekeeping.co.uk/scholarships
-Gaming is fun schololarship: https://unblockedroom.com/gaming-is-fun-scholarship/
-Senior Care/Aging Matters Scholarship: https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship
-The NaviReview “Tech Readers Program” Scholarship: http://www.navireview.com/scholarship
-Internet Marketing Scholarship 2017: http://instaboostgram.com/scholarship
-EGC Women in Law Scholarship: http://www.egclegal.com/salt-lake-city-utah-car-accidents-lawyer/#scholarship-application
-Addiction Resource Scholarship: https://addictionresource.com/scholarship
-Hymas Scholarship: https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship
3. SAINT MARY’S HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are now being accepted. Applicants must be members of the Auxiliary or a family member of an Auxiliary member. Applicants may also be employees of SSM health St. Mary’s Hospital or students who participate in St. Mary’s Medical Explorers. You must plan to major in a Health Care Field. For more information or to obtain an application, contact the Volunteer Office at 573-681-3744 or Millie Bernskoetter at 573-635-4289. The deadline is June 1.
4. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY VIOLA SMITH YOUNG ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is a scholarship available through the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy through Lincoln University. Scholarships can range from $1500 to $6000 per year. Interested students should contact Bruce Scovill at 681-5148 or email: email@example.com Flyers are also available in the counseling office.
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
There are many individuals at Helias who are anxious to help you make these next four years successful: Mrs. Quinn (Campus Minister); Ms. Fuemmler (Principal); Fr. Jones (President); Sr. Jean (Asst. Principal); Mrs. Twyman (Accommodations Coordinator); Mr. Varner (Social/Emotional Counselor) Mr. Mathes (Counselor) ; Mrs. Flowers (Counselor); Fr. Viviano (Helias Chaplain); Mrs. Rogers (Secretary); All the teachers and staff at Helias.
Mrs. Twyman is our Accommodations Coordinator and she is available Monday thru Friday to meet with you to discuss learning difficulties that you might be experiencing. Mr. Varner can help with your social and emotional needs. Mr. Mathes and Mrs. Flowers are your Academic Counselors. You are assigned a counselor by virtue of your last name. If your last name begins with A thru L, then your counselor is Mr. Mathes. If your last name begins with M thru Z, then your counselor is Mrs. Flowers. You may discover that you feel more comfortable with one counselor over the other, there is no problem with switching counselors. All you need to do is request this change. We will see all freshmen during the month of September and then throughout the year as time allows.
-If you want to discuss scheduling classes for the next semester or year
-If you want to discuss changing a class that you are currently taking because it is too difficult or too easy
-If you or your teacher feel that you may need to work with a tutor
-If you think you might benefit by having your tests read orally or taken in a quiet space, we can help facilitate
-If you are ready to begin the college search or career search process, we have great resources to share with you
-If you are having difficulties with family, friends, teachers, other students, etc., come see us and we will try to work out a solution to the conflict
Mrs. Twyman, Mr. Varner, Mr. Mathes, Mrs. Flowers are here for you! Our job is to make these four years of high school go as smoothly as possible. When you are experiencing difficulty, please let us know and we will do whatever we can to help you out.
COUNSELING OFFICES and Mrs. Quinn are located in the JPII Student Success Center. Fr. Viviano's office is downstairs near the lunch room.
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