Counselor's Corner

Counseling Department Information

Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M.to  12:00 P.M. via email or by appointment. To request an appointment please email your counselor and they will contact you.

Lea Clougherty-Elementary- lea.clougherty@berryhillschools.org

Donna West-Middle School-donna.west@berryhillschools.org

Linda Lemmons-High School-linda.lemmons@berryhillschools.org

We have provided some links to some Mental Health Resources below:

COVID 19 Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Hotline-Text  TALK to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline

  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

MHSA recommendations to stay mentally healthy while working from home:

*Create and follow a schedule

*Get dressed

*Exercise

*Socialize

*Do not take naps

Talking to Children About Covid-19 A Parent Resource

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Answering Your Young Child’s Questions About Coronavirus

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3265-answering-your-young-child-s-questions-about-coronavirus

Parenting in the Time of COVID-19

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

We have added some links below to some Academic & Career Resources

Academic:

Khanacademy.com

Free resources to help find activities and help with learning and homework.

College/Career:

www.okcollegestart.org

This is the site our 8th grade students have already been using and should have an account.

Parenting:

www.loveandlogic.com

There are resources to purchase, of course, but there are also many short free articles that give advice for specific problems, age levels, etc.

Social Media:

www.commonsensemedia.org

This site will give you useful information on social media sites, apps, games, movies, and books with their ratings.  It tells you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

ACT Prep:

www.act.org

This site will give information regarding test registration and test administration updates and ACT Prep.

 

 

ALL STATE TESTING FOR SPRING 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED INCLUDING THE ACT! 

BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM ACT PUBLISHED ON THEIR WEBSITE

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

Due to the current circumstances, TCC has made the following college-wide response plan:

· All in-person classes are canceled this week: March 23 (March 23-29)

· All fully online classes will continue the week of March 23 (March 23-29)

· Starting the week of March 30, all TCC courses will be delivered online / remotely.

· All campus facilities are closed to the public.

· All TCC services are being delivered remotely.

· Call 2000 / IT help desk is operating remotely to support students’ needs.

New information for current students:

· All students in face-to-face courses will receive a new syllabus addenda outlining the professors’ plan for completing the spring semester before or by Monday, March 30th.

 Assignments and dates

Grading

 Assessment measures

 Withdraw date has been extended to Friday, April 17th. Students should be aware that withdrawing can have future financial aid implications. See Tulsacc.edu - financial aid

Grading options for spring

Available for all courses

Professors will keep track of letter grades during the semester.

Professors will submit students’ final letter grades at the end of the semester.

Students will have seven days after grades are posted to elect to take a “pass/no-pass" grade in that class in lieu of the letter grade.

 Pass/ No Pass is grade point neutral.

 Choosing pass/no pass will not affect course transfer (Oklahoma colleges and universities are also moving to pass/no pass this semester- OU, OSU, etc.)

Students may choose any or all courses for the pass/no pass option.


ALL TCC CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER 2020 AND FALL 2020 IS ON HOLD!

 

TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFORMATION

Students who wish to enroll in TCC 600 Level courses (the courses designed  specifically for high school students) may begin picking up TCC enrollment forms from the front office. 

Fill out the forms and return them to Mrs. Lemmons as soon as possible. 

If you aren’t taking a 600 level course enrollment isn’t open for any other courses until April 13th.

Students may pick enrollment forms in the form office.

SENIORS: The FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened on October 1st.

FAFSA Mobile App mystudentaid You may use you mobile device to apply

 SENIORS: FAFSA is the Key.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key that opens the door to financial aid. It serves as the application for most of the financial aid from federal and state programs and from colleges and universities. Even if you are not sure that you will need financial aid, we recommend that you fill out a FAFSA anyway -- it's free.

The 2019-20 FAFSA will be launched on October 1, 2019.Seniors/Parents: To apply for federal financial aid(grants, work-study and loans) and the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program(OTAG), you and your parents MUST COMPLETE the FAFSA. Even if you don't think you'll need financial aid (or qualify for it), it's important that you fill out the FAFSA, just in case. Once the form is processed, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) and award notifications or "packages" from each of the schools you listed. Packages can include any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you meet college costs. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you apply online, you and your parents will need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, which allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA application. Call 800.FED.AID or ask your counselor if you need help. Students may begin applying after October 1st.

Apply at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

TULSA TECHNOLOGY CENTER

STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE DIRECTIONS FROM TULSA TECH ON HOW TO COMPLETE COURSEWORK. STUDENTS PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR EMAILS! 

Berryhill 's Tulsa Tech representative is here on Mondays. If you wish to speak with her please sign up in the counseling office. 

STUDENTS APPLYING FOR TECH NEED TO COMPLETE A CREDIT CHECK WITH MRS. LEMMONS TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE THE COURSEWORK TO ATTEND.

The link for signing up to take the ACT and the ACT calendar is below. All juniors took the ACT last April and are encouraged to take the test again.

Seniors: Check the websites of the post secondary schools you plan on attending to check for admissions and scholarship deadlines and any admissions events. Attend college fairs, college planning sessions and financial aid information sessions for answers to your questions. Visit schools that are a good match to your abilities and career interests. Many students select three to five schools to apply to, including their "dream" school, their "safety" school and two or three other choices. Decide which college(s) you're interested in attending and submit admission and financial aid application. Be aware of deadlines!

College Representative Schedule :

Summer Academies

www.okhighered.org/summer-academiesConsistent with state efforts to mitigate spread of the COVID-19 virus and given the transition of many colleges and universities to online instruction for the summer term, the 2020 Summer Academies have been postponed until summer 2021. Full information and registration instructions will be available in spring 2021.

FYI:

In compliance with Section 1111(b)(2)(H) of ESSA, Berryhill Public Schools would like to provide community stakeholders with an opportunity to provide meaningful input regarding our district's intent to request permission to administer the ACT in lieu of the statewide assessment (SAT).  

Please click on the link below & complete the 4 question survey. 

https://tinyurl.com/y6fqxcxa

Selective Service Enrollment for High School Students

Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. However, the Selective Service System now accepts early submission of registration information by 17-year-old men. 

The fastest way to register is on-line at www.sss.gov

OSU's Early Scholarship deadline: November 1-Priority Scholarship deadline: February 1-Final Scholarship consideration: July 1. APPLY NOW!

Are you a low-income, high-achieving junior?? Quest Bridge is the program for you! Visit http://www.questbridge.org for more information. 

Reminder: Seniors must be within one credit of earning their diploma in order to participate in graduation! Get those classes made up!

SENIORS: The scholarship list on the school website has been updated!! Money for college!! Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!

Students make sure to check college websites for upcoming events for the schools you are applying to!

If you have any questions about any information contained in this publication or anything else I can assist you with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail linda.lemmons@berryhillschools.org or by telephone (918-445-6014). 

OKLAHOMA PROMISE

Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!

8th, 9th & 10th graders: Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship program is for students whose annual family income is $55,000 or less. If qualified for this program it can EARN FREE COLLEGE TUITION! Students must enroll during the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. Once a student has completed the program's requirements, the OK Promise scholarship will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university. Apply online at www.okpromise.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Lemmons.

okcollegestart.org

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: OKcollegestart.org offers students point-to-point directions on college planning. Get started at OKcollegestart.org and click on MyInfo. Students can navigate OKcollegestart.org to: Explore college admission standards for every college in Oklahoma, learn about ways to pay for their college, and request high school transcripts & submit them with your college application online.

 

ACT TEST INFORMATION

** To register online go to www.actstudent.org/start

ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline  ACT Score Release
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18 – August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23 – August 26, 2019
Sept 14, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 Sept 1, 2019 Sept 24; Oct 10, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Oct 13, 2019 Nov 12; Nov 26, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 25, 2019 Dec 24, 2019; Jan 7, 2020
Feb 8, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 17, 2020 Feb 18; Mar 3, 2020
Apr 4, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Mar 16, 2020 Apr 14; Apr 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 25, 2020 June 23; July 7, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 28; Aug 11, 2020

 

Seniors/Parents here are links for helpful Resources:

Students/Parents: Visit www.choosetulsajobs.com to conveniently search for jobs in Tulsa while learning more about the benefits of living and working in the Tulsa region.

Scholarships: To view all current scholarship information, click on the "scholarships" tab on the high school site.

Other Helpful websites:

This year we are participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year.

All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school!

So, what are you waiting for? Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause. Since there is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join in – every receipt counts!

Get the free app