Sweetwater High School Counselors are committed to providing a comprehensive counseling and guidance program as a vehicle to assist students in acquiring and using life-long learning and self-managing skills. We are committed to implementing a proactive and preventative program which employs strategies to enhance student academic success, provide career awareness & develop employment readiness.
Olympian High School PTSO is once again partnering with the MATH MAGICIAN, Steve Reiss, to offer students an intensive SAT Summer Prep Course. The Course will include 3 days of SAT preparation. Materials will be provided from the College Board. Classes will review all three areas of the SAT (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics). Students will be given homework assignments to enhance their understanding of concepts covered in class.
Dates: June 10, 12, 14 (MWF) Time: 9 am – Noon Location: OHS, room 215 Cost: $125 for OHS PTSO Members $150 for Non- Members
Instructor Steve Reiss is the owner of the Reiss SAT Seminars. He has taught more than 300 SAT/ACT seminars, including 53 in the Sweetwater School District. He has also authored, co-authored, and edited 51 test preparation books for Barrons, Workman Publishing, and Peterson/Arco. Reiss is also a member of Mensa, the High IQ Society, which grants membership to the top 2% of SAT/ACT test takers. Visit his websites at www.reisssat.com and www.themathmagician.com.
Class is limited to 25 students! Deadline to register: June 5, 2019 or sooner if class is filled. TO REGISTER ONLINE, go to the Olympian High School website. Click on the “Parents” tab, drop down to “Parent Involvement,” click on “PTSO.” To become a PTSO member and pay the member rate, scroll down to “Become a PTSO Member” and click on “Join PTSO.” You do not need to create a profile or login information. To register for the prep course, click on “Register for Summer Boot Camp.” Complete registration for Summer 2019 Bootcamp.
**Please note that unlike the 6-week prep course, this course does not include administering 4-hour practice tests.
**No refunds once course starts. Refunds before course starts are subject to a cancellation fee of up to $50.
For questions, please contact the PTSO at email@example.com or (619) 550-4534. Hablamos español.
The National City Chamber of Commerce and South County Economic Development Council invite youth interns and employers to participate in the I’m Ready program to support economic vitality in the south region.
Together, we are committing to touch the lives of 30 youth, ages 18-24, who reside in 3 communities, namely National City, Logan Heights, and Chula Vista. The program will take place during the month of June and July, 2019.
This 3 part program provides an essential support network to connect youth with opportunities. These program elements include:
1) Financial literacytraining and case management; 2) Leadership development training; and 3) Career readinessincluding professional internships.
Summer is around the corner & I hope this email serves as a resource for your students looking for community service opportunities over the break.
I wanted bring to your attention the YMCA program called Leaders In Training (LIT).
The LIT program is a comprehensive job readiness program that prepares and provides high school students with the opportunity for a hands on work experience as a YMCA Jr. Camp Counselor (Please see attached for Dates). Trainings are held at our South Bay Family YMCA Teen Center at 820 Paseo Ranchero in Chula Vista.
LIT Training modules include:
• CPR/First Aid Certification
• Leadership Development
• Resume Workshop
• Interview skills
• Youth Development
• Basic Supervision and more…
Once trained they are eligible to participate in LIT Placement where they work side by side with a camp staff and receive up to 40 hrs. of community service per week worked. Your students will gain valuable work experience that can lead to opportunities for careers working with children including the YMCA.
Although there is a cost for the program there is value gained with the work experience, certifications, and trainings modules offered.
Do you know what happens to our bodies when we laugh? · Levels of stress hormones decrease
· Heart, lungs, and muscles are stimulated
· Increased activity in the brain’s reward system
· Endorphins – the body’s natural pain blockers- are released
10 TIPS FOR INCORPORATING HUMOR INTO YOUR LIFE · List three funny things that happened to you each day
· Find a TV show or movie that tickles your funny bone.
· Reach out to someone who gets your sense of humor. Share the funny things that have happened to you recently or reminisce
· Have a game night. Charades is a classic, and there are also plenty of newer card and board games that are designed with humor in mind.
· Spend time with an animal or a child. Their antics are almost always good for a laugh.
May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America is using the theme #4Mind4Body this month to explore the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.
Self-Care Tip: Quiet time: Balance your family, social, and work demands with quiet alone time. Activities such as listening to relaxing music, taking a bubble bath, taking a quiet walk, writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal, doing a hobby, or watching a favorite television program or movie are great ways to unwind.
Affective Statement I am so proud to see/hear . . .
Our relaxation room in the counseling center is housed in office #141. Many students have been using this space during the school day as a calming place in the hustle and bustle of student life.
Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch on Wednesdays. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress. Nurse Wegener also has a relaxation space for students who need.
Thanks to our SUHi Morale Pals who are spreading kindness on campus. We have a few more weeks to share the kindness!