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School Counseling Center Update
School Counseling Center Update
Mary Beech
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rebel Round Up

What’s happening this fall in the Counseling Department at MCC High School? 

This year we are forming a School Counseling Advisory Council.  This will be made up of students, staff, school board, parents, and community/business representatives.  We will meet three times a year:  fall, winter, spring.  The meetings will take place in the Counseling Center at MCC High School.  The purpose of the Council is:

  •  To provide a platform through which we can collaborate on how to best serve our students
  • To identify student and community needs
  • To make recommendations regarding the school counseling department’s response to those needs
  • To advocate for and support the school counseling program

Forming this council is in accordance with the American School Counselors Association “National Model for School Counseling”.  If any parents or business/community members are interested in being a part of this, contact me by email: mary_beech@mcc.mntm.org

Other things happening:

Rebel the Therapy Dog is happy to be back in school! 

Financial Aid Night:  Sept. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium, Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Career Expo: Sept. 25 for all Careers Class students at MN West in Worthington

7th Grade “Girls’ Group” will be forming in September.  Parents will be receiving information about this.  I am looking for guest speakers for this, so contact me if you would like to present.

October:  “College Knowledge Month” meetings with each senior to discuss graduation requirements as well as college and scholarship applications

PSAT Test: Oct. 16, for Juniors who register.  This is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Program

Careers Class Presentations:  assist students with their Personal Learning Plans

Health/PE/Rec Class Presentations:  discuss mental health and suicide prevention

Unity Day: Oct. 23, The TEAM will be organizing activities.  Wear ORANGE to show your support.

ASVAB Test:  Oct. 29 for ALL Juniors

Nov-Dec:  Meet with each Junior and their parents to discuss graduation requirements, college visits, post-secondary plans, financial aid, and more.  Junior parents will get an email with information to set up a date and time to meet.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact me.  I can be reached by phone at 507-836-1702 or email:  mary_beech@mcc.mntm.org

Mary Beech

MCC Licensed School Counselor