Jesus said, " I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."  John 8:12
Counseling Corner April 15, 2019

Dear Saints,

Blessings on your Holy Week.    We are in the final stretch now with just four days until Easter Break.  This will be the last Counseling Corner until we return from Easter Break and we have a  busy week! There will be an assembly schedule on Thursday for Easter Chapel and Friday there will be no school in observance of Good Friday.  

It has been such a pleasure getting to know each and every parent and student on Mrs. Yakinian's caseload while she has been out on Maternity leave.  She will be returning on Monday, April 29, and I know has missed each and everyone of you!

In Christ,

Mrs. Garcia
Cohort Showcase Night
Learn more about our Crean Lutheran High School Cohort programs at our Cohort Showcase Night on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m at the Events Center. The Business Cohort will be having a Shark-Tank style pitch competition; come "invest" in your favorite business idea. The Engineering cohort will be showcasing classroom work, including Westpoint Bridge Builder, the Raspberry Pi Lab night project, Architecture models and VEX robot projects. The Medical Cohort will be demonstrating CPR/AED and First Aid techniques and will also be accepting donations for first aid/hygiene kits for homeless shelters. Learn more about these programs and enjoy free tacos (serving the first 400 guests).
AP Exam Schedule
The 2019 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 6 through 10 and May 13 through 17. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board is not permitted under any circumstances. All AP testing will take place in the MPR. Click here to view the schedule of exams.  During the month of April counselors will be coming to all AP classes to complete the AP Pre-Administration process and providing importing testing day information and reminders. 
Study Hall May 6 - May 17
Please note that during the two weeks of AP exams, May 6 - May 17, all Study Hall sections will be held in the Saint's Cafe.  The tables and seating area will be closed during Blocks 1-4 and after school in order to allow students a quiet environment during their Study Hall block.  The cafe will be opened as normal during Nutrition Break and at Lunch.
Community College Deadline
All Seniors that are planning to go to a community college should be moving through the matriculation process at this time. This process includes the application, providing transcripts, course placement advisement , and orientation. If you have any questions, please have your student see me ASAP.
Class of 2019- Transition to Life Workshop
On Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. in the MPR (room 207A) we will be hosting The College Blueprint for our first Transition to Life workshop for Class of 2019 students and families. One of the challenges that college freshmen have is managing life on campus.  This Transition Workshop will help students become college-ready and understand how a college or university operates. The Transition Workshop will give both students and parents an opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the topics below:

·         Registering for Classes and Balancing Your Course Load

·         The Laws: When You Turn 18

·         The Importance and Role of Your College Advisor

·         Who's Who and What's What on Campus: Registrar, Adjunct Professor, Disability Services, Provost vs. President, etc.

·         Campus Safety

·         Tips For Getting Involved on Campus

·         Managing Stress and Anxiety

...and more!

Attention Juniors! College Essay Writing Workshops
The Counseling Department will be hosting a workshop for our current Juniors to prepare for writing college essays.  Please join us on either Wednesday, May 1st or Thursday, May 2nd after school from 2:45pm-3:30pm in room 111. We will review the UC Personal Insight Questions, The Common Application Personal Essay, how to choose the right prompt for a strong essay and students will being outlining their essays.  
Class of 2020 College Application Bootcamp
This summer, on Monday August 5, Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday August 8 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., the Counseling Department will be offering Crean Lutheran High School's fourth annual College Application Boot Camp! During this time, Seniors will create a Common Application account, a University of California application account, begin the application process for each, complete their Common Application essay, complete their UC Personal Insight Questions, complete their activities resume, learn how to send transcripts and test scores, request letters of recommendation and ultimately be able to start Senior year with the majority, if not all, of their applications DONE!   Click here for more information and to sign up!
Summer School Registration
Summer School registration is now open! We are pleased to be offering a variety of courses this summer for both remediation and advancement. Please note that many of our classes have a cap, so be sure to register soon! Click here to learn more about the classes being offered and all the details for Summer School 2019.

Three or Six Week (on-campus/blended/online)
Semester 1: June 17-July 5
Semester 2: July 8-July 26

Four or Eight Week (online, flex/blended)
Semester 1: June 10-July 5
Semester 2: July 8-August 2
LOVE. Well that seems easy right? Not always when you are raising a teenager. It is as important as ever to make your child feel loved and protected. The teenage years are difficult and are a time when they are "finding themselves." Sometimes teens are hard to love, but it is at that time they need love the most. Remember, you don't have to go at it alone!

Crean Lutheran High School
For I know the plans I have for your, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  Jeremiah 2911