Counseling Office News Newsletter Includes the following: AP Testing, GSP, 8th Grade Open House, Tutoring/Homework Help, FAFSA and Mental Health Tip

Counseling Office Updates


Crimson Hour Day - Wednesday, October 21: This will be an opportunity for you to register for exciting activities with your peers and teachers.

Advanced Placement Testing for 2020-21 School Year: All AP students need to make sure you register and pay for your AP exams by October 30th. Review your AP Student Checklist to ensure your registration is complete. (AP Checklist)

Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) Information: JUNIORS!! Don't forget that the information for the 2021 Governor's Scholars Program is in the GSP Classroom. The deadline to submit all application information and recommendations is November 6, 2020. Check you GSP Classroom!

Virtual 8th Grade Open House Information

Manual vs. Male Annual Rivalry Football Game - October 30, 2020

Join the Class of 2021 Senior Steering Committee Google Classroom for Announcements of Senior Events! Google Classroom Code: ztx632b

Balfour - Ordering Your Class Ring

Study Tip for Reading Comprehension

Tutoring/Homework Resources

Tutoring/Test Prep Resources

To improve reading comprehension skills, the following suggestions are offered:

1. Noting and recalling details are key components of reading comprehension. To accomplish this, one should engage in at least some informal discussion after reading something, with emphasis being placed on the main thought of the material. Attention should also be focused on the supporting details of the material. This can be accomplished by trying to identify evidence which supports various detailed statements and specific application of how detailed information might be used.

2. A large part of being an effective reader is remembering what has been read. It is often necessary to organize in our minds the material being read. This can be done by trying to grasp the author’s plan and trying to understand the relationships between major ideas and the facts or details which give them meaning. It can also be helpful to outline or summarize (take notes) on what is being read.

3. It is essential to actively intend to remember what is being read. Of course, this will need to be selective, as it is impossible to remember everything read. Those points that should be remembered must be singled out and given special attention.

4. A single reading of materials is frequently insufficient—especially when memorizing. Re-reading is crucial.

5. Additionally, it proves beneficial to recall those points which are worth remembering or to recite them to ourselves. At least half the time spent trying to fix material in memory should be spent in active recitation.

6. Comprehension is enhanced if there is effective use of headings, subheadings, tables, graphs, illustrations, and marginal notes.

7. It is helpful to identify topic sentences in each paragraph read.

8. When reading chapters or sections, pay close attention to introductory and concluding paragraphs.

9. In story reading, it might prove helpful to establish the significance of an incident by asking what feeling or emotion was felt by the character during or after the incident.

10. It is also helpful in understanding what has been read and to summarize an incident using only one simple sentence.

Financial Aid/ Scholarships

Latest Scholarship Newsletter N.6

FAFSA Website (Opened October 1)

Step By Step FAFSA Completion Guide

duPont Manual's KHEAA Outreach Counselor (If you need help with FAFSA) - contact Steven Held -email: sheld@kheaa.com

Mental Health Tip

From Ms. Elise Christensen, duPont Manual's Mental Health Practitioner.

Mental Health Tip: Using Calming Visualizations: Visualizations can help you accept and embrace the present as it is--right now.

Tools: The following are some visualizations that can calm you during stressful times: Imagine your anxious thoughts being placed in a balloon and watch them float away; Think of a place or situation that you find relaxing. When you think of your calming scene, focus on all your senses to experience it more fully. What do you smell, hear, taste and how does your body feel? Imagining the scene in this way will help you find a deeper sense of calm.

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Marti Johnston


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