Guidance Department

Kelly Davis, Director of Guidance

kdavis@msad24.org or 868-5274 extension 19

Donna Strand, Administrative Assistant

dstrand@msad24.org or 868-5274 extension 12


SCHOOL COUNSELING UPDATE:

Kristen Ayotte from Fish River Rural Health will be accepting referrals for counseling and seeing students every Thursday and Friday in Van Buren. All students were sent home with a counseling referral form in their school folder, if interested in making a referral for your child. If you did not get one and would like to make referral you can do so by calling Ms. Kelly at 868-5274 or emailing her at kdavis@msad24.org

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112

If you or someone you know is experiencing child abuse and neglect you can call DHHS intake at 1-800-452-1999

As always, 911 is available

CONSIDER ENGINEERING…….

The University of Maine Engineering Program is offering a free four-day summer program to high school juniors who may be considering engineering as a career path.

The sessions are July 11-14th, July 18-21st, or July 25-28th.

Applications are due no later than April 15, 2021. They will only allow 108 total students, 36 per week.

You can go to their website to learn more:

umaineppf.org/consider-engineering/

UPWARD BOUND


Upward Bound is presently looking for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students who are first generation and low income and have the desire to pursue postsecondary education. Upward Bound is seeking students who have the potential and drive to go to college and take their academic journey seriously.

Below is the link for UB Video --> https://youtu.be/fLgyDJRKB-Q


Seniors of 2021

Welcome to your senior year! This is an exciting and overwhelming time. Relax and breathe, we are here to help you!

Scholarships will start flooding the office. Start visiting more often!

We will be with you every step of the way during your senior year and beyond. So, take a breathe, hold on, and we will help you through it. It will be AMAZING!

ATTENDANCE

Attendance matters at all levels of education, whether you are in person or zoom! Please make every effort to get your child to school or get yourself to school.

As we head into the winter season and colder weather is upon us please remember to dress warmly. If your child is in need of boots, gloves, jackets, etc. please contact the Guidance office and we can help!

As a reminder, the Guidance food pantry is still offering the Weekender Program to students, which is a backpack full of food to take home for the weekend. All your student needs to do it come to Guidance on Friday afternoon and sign out a backpack. The only requirement is that they return the backpack on their next in person school day! Our pantry is fully stocked and ready to help the students of our school community! If you have questions about the Guidance food pantry or would like to donate to the pantry, please contact Ms. Kelly at kdavis@msad24.org or 868-5274.