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New Salem - October 11, 2006

Counselorís Corner


By
Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
New Salem & Hebron High Schools

Career Development Advisory Committee Meeting

The New Salem/ Hebron/Glen Ullin Career Development Advisory Committee consists of multiple students, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors from each of the schools/communities in the consortium. The committee meets twice a year (once in the fall and once in the spring) to provide feedback and advisement to the Career Development Program at each of the 3 high schools involved. If you have any feedback on the Career Development Program, please contact any of the career development committee members including myself.

The New Salem Career Development Advisory Committee members in the photo left to right are: Ty Kruger, Gaylynn Becker, Brekka Thompson, Gordon Davis, Bryce Tellmann, Ron Schulz, Heidi Nilsen, Keith Jacobson, and Garrett Schultz Robin Doll is also a committee member but isnít on the picture.

Thanks to the committee members for their voluntary efforts in participating and providing feedback in making the Career Development Program be as productive as possible. If you have an interest in being on the Career Development Advisory Committee for next year, please contact me for additional information.

National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at New Salem High School on Wednesday, October 18th. This is the first test students need to take for competing in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The very select few who score above the 99.5 national percentile rank will be notified in September of 2007 for further competition. Juniors who havenít signed up need to sign up with me. Good Luck!

TestGEAR Training
On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 a team of high school teachers and I attended a TestGEAR Training Session in Bismarck. TestGEAR is an ACT test preparation program located at http://www.bridges.com. TestGEAR is designed to improve student ACT scores by providing pretests, practorials, minicourses, vocabulary lab, and curriculums custom made for each student.
Thanks to Jody Olheiser, Dan Olienyk, and Dr. Lanny Gabbert for attending the training and trying to incorporate some of what we learned into your respective curriculums. The benefit for New Salem High School students is to do better on the ACT and hopefully on the North Dakota State Assessment as well.

If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at New Salem High School at 843-7610, at Hebron High School at 878-4442, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!