Counselor's Corner

HIGH SCHOOL BULLETIN

Counseling Department Information

Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. via email or by appointment. To request an appointment please email your counselor and they will contact you.

Ashley Russell-Elementary- ashley.russell@berryhillschools.org

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

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

Reanna Abarca-Elementary/High School-reanna.abarca@berryhillschools.org

ACT WORK SHOP

ACT NATIONAL TESTING DATES

COAST GUARD

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA

COVID-19

FAFSA

Mental Health

NCAA

OKCOLLEGESTART

OKLAHOMA PROMISE

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

PARCHMENT- TRANSCRIPTS

SUICIDE PREVENTION

SCHOLARHIP INFORMATION

SELECTIVE SERVICES

 

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

Mental Health Resources & Emergency Numbers & Hotlines

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/

OUTPATIENT SERVICES:

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.

Have you ever gone to bed at night hungry? Do you ever wonder where your next meal will come from?  You're not the only one. We want to help! There is now a school pantry at YOUR school! This is a program where you get food to take home for FREE. There is no sign up or verification necessary.  Just talk to your teacher, counselor, or principal.

They will be able to point you towards an entire pantry of shelf stable non perishable items that you can use to take home and make a meal.

 

WHO:  9-12 Grade Students

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 13th at 8:30

WHERE: Berryhill High School Room 103

COST: $30 per student with the option of purchasing a book for $25 at the time of the workshop (During the workshop Chad explains how the concepts and notes directly relate to the discussion and exercises in the book. The book is $25 including tax. The notes packet provided for each student will have page references to the book as well.)

WHY:   Do you need a few extra points on your ACT to win certain scholarships? Or maybe you are a few points away from qualifying to get into college. Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is a practical, hands-on instruction session developed by Chad Cargill. Chad recently graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While in high school, Chad took the ACT 18 times and raised his score from a 19 to a 32. This workshop is packed full of relevant, practical information on how to increase your ACT score as he did. It shows you that the ACT is beatable and that each test will ask you the same questions just worded differently. The workshop covers what will be on the test and how to master the techniques. The workshop is not a practice test. It covers general ideas about the ACT as a whole and the individual sections of English (including what the test-makers are looking for and the relevant English rules needed for the test), Math (including exactly what formulas and rules you will need to answer virtually every question), Reading (including three strategies on how to best take the reading comprehension section), and Science (including common question types and strategies to understand and beat the science reasoning section). Don’t miss this opportunity. It’s cheaper than other workshops, and it’s the most practical workshop that’s most importantly not just a practice test.

Please turn money into Tonya Williams in the front office.

For more information see your counselor:

(Pre-payment is necessary, and seating is limited. Please reserve your seat with your counselor.) If you need assistance with payment please see Mrs. Lemmons or Mrs. Abarca.

ACT NATIONAL TESTING DATES

 

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

FAFSA UPDATE!  

Before completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there is a new update you’ll want to review.

“The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The ARP made the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits non-taxable for each taxpayer with incomes less than $150,000. The untaxed portion of unemployment benefits increases to $20,400 for applicants who have a tax filing status of married-filing-jointly (if both tax filers received benefits).

FSA expects to see an issue with aid eligibility determination for some 2022-23 FAFSA filers as well as Income Driven Repayment applicants for whom loan payment amounts are based on 2020 tax information, even if the IRS DRT was used in either circumstance.

Tax filers who received unemployment benefits in 2020 and filed taxes prior to March 11, 2021, will have a higher Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on their original tax record compared to those who filed (or amended) after the enaction of the ARP. 

FAFSA filers who meet the conditions above and use the IRS DRT for the 2022–23 year will have a higher AGI, resulting in a higher EFC which may potentially reduce their eligibility for federal need-based aid.

Financial Aid Administrators are encouraged to work with applicants affected by the ARP who filed their taxes before March 11, 2021, to use professional judgement to adjust the applicant’s AGI (or the AGI of the applicant’s parents or spouse, if applicable) as appropriate.”

For more information, visit https://fsapartners.ed.gov/knowledge-center/library/electronic-announcements/2021-09-30/impact-american-rescue-plan-change-tax-treatment-unemployment-benefits-student-aid-eligibility-cycle-2022-23 or https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/new-exclusion-of-up-to-10200-of-unemployment-compensation.

SENIORS: FAFSA is the Key.

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

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.

Students may begin applying after October 1st.   Applyat studentaid.gov

OKLAHOMA PROMISE

https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/

 

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

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.

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.

NCAA INFORMATION

NCAA QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT https://ncaa.egain.cloud/kb/EligibilityHelp/home

 

U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Other Helpful websites: