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February 25, 2015

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Bonnie Little

The best way to contact Bonnie is by email  at bonnie.little@vansd.org or call her at 360-313-4607.  Her regular hours are from 9am to 4:30pm every day; earlier or later appointments are possible as needed.  

Susan Cushwa can be reached at susan.cushwa@vansd.org or call her at 313-4584. Her hours are all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.

If you have an emergency and cannot reach a counselor, please call the main office at 360-313-4600 and they will help you find assistance.  Students may also sign up to see their counselor outside their office door.


VSAA 8th Grade Orientation to High School
College Planning: Where to begin
Parent tips for helping children cope with tragedy_2_0.docx


                                         The VSAA Counseling and Guidance Program

 

The counseling and guidance program at VSAA provides a comprehensive approach to student services.  As counselors, we support the teaching of guidance curriculum in the classroom through Advocacy, and also provide direct instruction in the areas of problem solving, conflict resolution, college planning, and career guidance.  We work individually with students and consult with parents and teachers in regard to any academic and personal/social needs that may impact their success in the classroom.  In addition, we provide counseling for students in regard to life issues and stressors that are impacting success in school and in the community; consultation with parents and staff; crisis intervention, and community information and referral as needed. 



Bonnie Little, M.S.W. School Social Worker provides counseling services, career guidance, and college planing to students in grades 9 through 12.


Susan Cushwa, M.Ed. School counselor provides counseling services and guidance to students in grades 6 through 8.

PSAT scores are in. See Mrs. Little for your score report.

 

*In December, middle school students were introduced to the CAREER CRUISING Career Exploration program. Eighth grade students started the planning process for their high school 4 year plan. They will be sharing this with parents during student led conferences in April. Using their unique username and password, they can access their Career Portfolio from home. All parents are invited to become familiar with the VSAA Career Center on the web, containing valuable and up to date information about College visits to VSAA, scholarships, testing and career information. Go to the VSAA web page and click on CAREER.

 

*Juniors should be registering to take the SAT or ACT this spring. Go to www.collegeboard.com for the SAT; and www.actstudent.org for the ACT.

VSAA  HIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER for all testing & the college application process is 481480.  (The PSAT scores are in; see your counselor for the report).

 

* College Bound Scholarship: Seniors who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship should file the FAFSA by February 1, 2015. All seniors are encouraged to file a FAFSA to be eligible for scholarship opportunities at the schools where they have an application. For scholarship listings go to the VSAA web page and click on CAREER and then “Scholarships”. Contact Bonnie Little if you have questions.

 

VSAA  HIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER for all testing & the college application process is 481480.

 

 

 


Attention all 7th and  8th grade students, you maybe eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. This scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th , 8th and graders in the state of Washington. It covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus $500 for books. You can use it at two or four-year colleges. How to apply:  Go to the following website to check income eligibility and sign up:  www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound.  If you have questions or need help signing up, please call Susan Cushwa for assistance at 313-4600. Students who are eligible this year need to sign up by June 30, 2015.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

211   Information and Referral:  Information regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in Clark County by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.

 http://www.211info.org/211-oregon-sw-washington

 

Clark County Crisis Line: For adults and children who are experiencing a mental health crisis, services are available for 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all Clark County residents.           

(360) 696-9560 or (800) 626-8137

 

If you need someone to talk to and are NOT in Crisis you can call either

** TeenTalk at (360) 397-2428    Mon – Thurs 4pm – 9pm, Fri 4pm – 7pm   or     CCTeenTalk1@hotmail.com  

 OR

** CVAB Warm Line at (360) 750-2012 or (360) 750-2014

Daily 5pm to 10pm

 



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