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    October Newsletter
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    SoLS Counselor Avery Manning

    Dear Eagle Parents and Families:
    October is here, bringing many events and activities! Please look through this newsletter for details about Eagle Night (Curriculum Night), the PSAT, and other important events.

    PSAT October 11 (Early Release Wednesday)
    The PSAT will be offered to all sophomores and juniors during the school day on Wednesday, October 11. Students should expect to report to their testing location at 8:45 a.m. to take the test. All students will need to bring appropriate ID to their testing space.

    9th and 12th graders are expected to attend at the usual time on PSAT day, from 8:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. (it is still an early release Wednesday). A special schedule has been arranged for both classes—they should start the day reporting to their advisory.

    Eagle Night (Curriculum Night) October 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    On this night, our families can learn more about how to support their students’ learning at Cleveland. Topics on this night include: how to check grades on Echo; how to communicate with important people at school; how to support your student in project-based learning; and many more! Here’s the schedule:

    • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Drop-in Echo Tutorial in 1162
    • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Dinner in cafeteria
    • 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Whole group presentation in auditorium, including student-created videos on Cleveland’s academic program
    • 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.: Meet with your student’s advisor and tell us what’s important to you as a parent/guardian/family member
    • 7:15 – 8:00 p.m: (Optional) Meet with individual teachers

    Counselor Corner
    Hi All! We are just getting the school year started, and wanted to introduce to families what a School Counselor’s role is in the building. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing us to function as facilitators between parents, teachers and students.
     
    Counseling 
    1:1 for students with individual needs
    Availability to meet students “in the moment” to address immediate concerns and/or needs
    Classroom Guidance 
    College and Career (Financial Aid, College Planning, High School and Beyond)
    Coordination 
    Develop school-wide events, curriculum and lessons to target individual and group needs
    Connect with community advocates and organizations to bring in outside resources
    Consultation 
    Meeting called a “Staffing” with teachers, families, administrators and outside community resources in order to implement support and strategies to help students be successful in the education system and beyond 
    Important Dates
    • FAFSA/WASFA (Financial Aid) opens Oct. 1, 2017
    • Oct 23-27 is Discover U week at CHS (Career and College Exploration)
    • Oct 26 from 4-6 p.m. Financial Aid and College Application Event at Cleveland High School in Room 1162.

    How to reach counselors:
    Students in School of Engineering and Design (SOED)
    Napsiyah Sallee
    206.252.7812
    nssallee@seattleschools.org

    Students in School of Life Sciences (SOLS)
    Avery Manning
    206.252.7811
    ajmanning@seattleschools.org

    Upcoming Events
    October 10
    PTSA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
    Room 1136

    October 11
    PSAT for 10th & 11th Graders
    Special Schedule for 9th & 12th Graders; All students start the day with advisors at 8:45 a.m.

    October 12
    Eagle Night (Curriculum Night) come learn about our instructional program! Multilingual translation available.

    October 24
    Family Engagement Action Team Meeting, Room 1136, 7:40 – 8:40 am.

    October 27
    Halloween Concert!
    6:30 p.m. in auditorium.

    Data Tidbits—Did You Know?
    Cleveland has been named a “School of Distinction” for the past four years in a row. This award recognizes the schools in Washington State who are in the top 5 percent of improving schools in reading, math, and graduation results.