Counselor's Corner

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Dawn McChristian
Email:
dmcchristian@leverettschapelisd.net
Phone: (903) - 834 -3181

WELCOME

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner. I hope you find this site informative and helpful. Check back often for updates and more information.

This site has great information and activities for parents, families and students about learning resiliency.

SO YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE?

Check out this website! It has all sorts of information from helping to select a college, to taking the correct high school courses, figuring out how to pay for college, and everything in between. High School students, Junior High School students and parents, there is information here for you!

www.knowhow2go.org

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Follow this link to learn about virtual college fairs. This is a great resource for anyone to learn more about college. It is free and you can stay in the comfort and safety of your home.

PSAT 11

The junior class will be taking the PSAT in January. The PSAT is usually given in October, but the College Board has offered an additional testing date in January this year because of COVID 19. Testing will be at the high school. Testing time will be announced. Students can sign up to take the test in the counseling office.

THE PATRIOT INITIATIVE

The University of Texas at Tyler will be hosting on line workshops, The Patriot Initiative, for students and parents this fall . These workshops are free and will cover topics such as Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, etc. The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 22, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm and will cover the admissions process. Students who participate in this virtual event and complete their application by midnight on September 23 will be eligible to have their application fee waived. Follow the link below and choose the event named "The Patriot Initiative: First Generation Workshop Series".

GREATER EAST TEXAS COLLEGE NIGHT

Kilgore College will host the annual Greater East Texas College Night in November at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview. College Night is now automated. Students can register by going to www.gotocollegefairs.com.

CAREER INSPIRE VENDORS NEEDED

If you would be interested in donating your time to be a vendor at the Career Inspire for eighth graders this fall please contact Ms. McChristian at at dmcchristian@leverettschapelisd.net. Vendors are needed in all areas to discuss their career/trade with the area high school juniors in attendance. Juniors from Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill, Gladewater, Harleton, New Diana, White Oak, Leverett's Chapel, Sabine and a few other area schools will be in attendance.

CAREER INSPIRE

Leverett's Chapel Eighth Grade Students will attend the Career Inspire this fall. While attending the Career Inspire, students will learn about various careers, career outlook, job skills, educational opportunities, etc. This event is hosted by the Longview Economic Development Corporation, Junior Achievement and the Greater Longview Organization of Business and Education (GLOBE).

ASVAB

The ASVAB will be given to senior, junior and sophomore students on Friday, January 22, 2021 in the LCISD Auditorium.

GLOBE SCHOLAR TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Kim McNeel and Teresa Melton were honored at the annual GLOBE (Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education) Teacher/Educator of the Year Awards Program in April. Congratulations Kim and Teresa!

SAT AND ACT

For test and registration deadlines go to:

ACT: actstudent.org SAT: collegeboard.org

Fee waivers are available in the counseling office.

Sample tests, questions of the day, testing strategies, etc., can be found at the websites listed above and at khanacademy.com .

GLOBE SCHOLAR CAREER EXPO

Leverett's Chapel juniors will be attending the GLOBE Career Expo in February. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different careers and the education and training needed to pursue these career choices. The date and time will be announced soon.

KILGORE COLLEGE CONNECTION PROGRAM

Beginning in the Fall of 2019 Kilgore College will begin a new game changing program for dual credit students. Dual Credit students who earn a minimum of 12 semester hours with a 2.0 gpa and attend Kilgore College the Fall semester after high school graduation are eligible for the same 40% tuition discount they receive on dual credit courses when they enroll as a full time student. Students must make progress toward a degree or certificate, complete the FAFSA and KC scholarship application. Additional information can be found at www.kilgore.edu

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Seniors: make sure to check your school email for updated scholarship lists. This list will be updated as new scholarships come in. For scholarships that do not have a direct link listed, please stop by the counseling office for an application.

HAS THE SMARTPHONE DESTROYED A GENERATION?

This is a very interesting article on how the smartphone has effected GenZ.

HOW IMPORTANT IS READING?

How important is reading for your child? Can reading mere minutes a day have lasting effects on students success? Check out this article for more information.

COLLEGE PLANNING

Big Future is a website that will help students plan for college. Learn everything you need to know...college terminology, financial aid, compare colleges and costs, explore careers. It is all here!

WHAT EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FINANCES BEFORE GOING TO COLLEGE...

WATCH WHAT YOU PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

www.linkforcounselors.com/another-instance-of-a-social-media-post-coming-back-to-haunt-someone-years-later-talk-to-your-students/

TEXAS MATCH THE PROMISE FOUNDATION

The Texas Match the Promise Foundation encourages families to save now for college education. This foundation provides scholarships and grants to students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund. Please click for additional information.

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFORMATION

If you or a loved one is in need of information relating to substance abuse, including drugs and alcohol, please click here. This site offers information, statistics, support and additional information.

TEN GREAT CAREER FIELDS FOR STUDENTS