Counseling Update - October 13, 2014


Dear Gunn Community,
Here is this week's update from the Gunn Counseling Department.
First Quarter Grades (All Grades)
On Wednesday, all Gunn students will have their first quarter grades available on Infinite Campus. A mailed copy of the grades will be sent home at the end of the week and will arrive at your home by early next week.
Follow Gunn Counseling on Twitter (All Grades)
Gunn Counseling is now on Twitter. You can get updates by following us on Twitter@Gunn Counseling.
Titan 101/ERB/PSAT/SENIOR College and Career Day on October 15 (All Grades)
On Wednesday, October 15, we will have a series of events for Gunn students as all students will be involved in activities that start at 8:30 AM and will wrap up by noon and they will be free of any academic duties the rest of the day.
Freshmen will be involved in Titan 101 activities, sophomores will do the English ERB assessment, juniors will take the PSAT and seniors will have college and career activities for the day. Room assignments will be posted outside the main office, the SAC and the N building.
Gunn seniors will being their day at 8:30 AM in Spangenberg with a talk by Dr. Fred Luskin from Stanford. Dr. Luskin is nationally known for his talks on how to manage stress and to live lives of greater satisfaction.
After his speech, there will be two workshop sessions for students to choose from a variety of topics. The topics will include college application workshops and guest speakers discussing career possibilities.
Seniors need to signup on Naviance for the workshops they would like to attend.
Senior Conferences (12th Grade)
The Gunn Counselors are doing their senior conferences. In the sessions, the counselors will check in with the students, go over the college application process and also let them know about the services that are available in our expanded College and Career Center.
College Visits  (11th and 12th Grades)
We are in full swing having colleges visiting Gunn and to check to see who is coming, please check your Naviance account. There are some great colleges coming and many have unique academic packages that are great for Gunn students.
To be able to attend one of the sessions, you'll need to sign up at least 24 hours in advance through Naviance and prearrange with your teacher that you will be missing class to attend.
Naviance Account (11th and 12th Grades)
While we're talking about Naviance, please check to make sure your Naviance account is up to date. If you're not receiving messages from Naviance, it's possible that the messages may have been inappropriately filed in the "junk" folder on your email. Be sure to add Naviance to your email's approved "whitelist.'
Former Students Speaking in the Acorn Lounge on Tuesdays (All Grades)
For the next three weeks on Tuesday's at lunch, the Gunn Library will be hosting speakers, including Gunn alums, in the Acorn Lounge who will be talking about their post high school experiences. This speaker series is open to all Gunn students and will help our current Gunn students learn from alums about life in college and in their early career years in the workplace.
Special Announcement for Students Applying to Georgetown or MIT (12th Grade)
All seniors who are applying to Georgetown University or MIT, must complete the paper copy of the Secondary School Report and Midyear Report forms. Gunn counselors will not be submitting these forms electronically.
Your counselor or registrar can supply you with a paper copy of the forms so you can complete your portion before you include them in your college packet.
Upcoming College and Career Event Dates.
Over the next few weeks, the College and Career Center (C&CC) will be hosting a series of workshops to help with the college application process. Please make sure to go to your Naviance account to signup for the sessions you're interested in attending.
UC Application Workshop October 22and November 5 G Period (12th Grade)
In addition to the CSU workshops, the C&CC will be hosting workshops for seniors on the University of California application process on October 22 and November 5 during G period.
CSU Application Workshop October 20 and 29  G Period  (12th Grade)
To learn more about the application process for the California State Universities (CSU), seniors should attend one of our application workshops during G period on October 20 or 29 in the C&CC
Common Application Workshops November 3 G Period (12th Grade)
The C&CC will also be hosting workshops on the Common Application on November 3 during G period.
Support PiE
Thanks to all of you who have supported Partners in Education (PiE). The donations to PiE have helped many programs at Gunn including our counseling program. Your donations have made a difference for all Gunn students.
Thanks for all of your support and see you soon.
Tom Jacoubowsky
Assistant Principal/Head of Counseling
Gunn High School