Rest. Relax. Reflect. Repeat
What a year it has been!
It’s amazing to realize that we have almost reached the end of 2020! Hopefully we will all have time to press pause as we consider all that has transpired before making preparations for what we are anticipating in the new year. Our community has been quite a busy place over the past month, and we can all use some time to step back, and reflect on lessons learned, while also preparing for what the future may bring. Please take some time to think about what you have learned and gained from this unbelievable year, while also using that knowledge to guide your planning process for the new year. Be sure to consider ways to enhance your self-care routine because it will be essential for thriving through whatever comes your way in 2021. As a quick recap, and way to jumpstart your planning, here https://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-self-care-tips is a quick slideshow of ideas for you to consider.
The end of the year is bringing a flurry of activity in the college and university planning realm. We continue to have opportunities to engage with admissions representatives and students from institutions around the world, and hope that this time of exploration will continue to ensure students, and families, are truly aware of the vast array of opportunities that exists for careers and institutions of higher learning. Please take a moment to review some of the upcoming events, and continue to explore the information that institutions are making abundantly available via their websites and social media.
D1s and D2s have received information to help them make the most of the break, and guide their ongoing work regarding their post-secondary planning process. For the D1s, this time can be used learning more about how their interests and strengths can lead to career choices that will guide their university application process. Many D2s are finalizing their applications for admission and scholarship, as well as starting to receive offers. There are a large number of institutions with deadlines over the break, and thus our D2s will hopefully continue to work diligently to finalize their applications, and submit well in advance of their deadline. Resources on Maia Learning and the weekly Counselor communication to students are available to assist with their work over the break. Ms. Ford and Ms. Swope will be available via email, but please be mindful of a delay in response time.
List of upcoming College/University Virtual Visits:
Wishing you a wonderful last weekend of this semester.
Take care and see you in the new year,
UWCEA School Counseling Team