Author Archives: Guidance

Reflecting on Progress (and some resources…)

As we end this school year and transition to “summer mode,” it can be helpful to take advantage of the slower-pace to reflect on the year. Students have grown in so many domains – intellectual, physical, self-awareness, decision-making, and so … Continue reading

PSAT Score Update

Dear Parents/Guardians of Sophomores, A number of sophomores took the PSAT exam in October and beginning Monday, December 12th students will be able to access scores electronically, via The College Board website. For your reference, I have attached a PSAT/NMSQT sample … Continue reading

Save the Date: Junior Parent Night & PSAT Score Information

Dear Parents/Guardians of Juniors, As we near the December break, in the Guidance Department our hope is that students are experiencing a challenging, yet manageable junior year. We hope to see growth in students’ academic achievement, extra-curricular participation, while seeking good … Continue reading

Fall Guidance News Specific to Seniors

The counselors are pleased with the progress students are making in the college application process. While many students have filed applications for Early Decision, Early Action or rolling admissions, just about all student planning to attend college are now finalizing their lists, … Continue reading

Fall Guidance News Specific to Juniors

PSAT Update Most juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 15th. In mid-December, students will receive their scores, their test booklets and all of the correct answers. Through The College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy, students will be able to link … Continue reading

Fall Guidance News Specific to Sophomores

PSAT Update Many sophomores took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 15th. In late-December or January, students will receive their scores, their test booklets and all of the correct answers. Through The College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy, students will be able to … Continue reading

Fall Guidance News Specific to Ninth Graders

Counselors will be meeting with their freshmen in seminars for the second time in the coming weeks to assist them in their transition to the high school – a new phase of their lives with all its exciting and sometimes … Continue reading

Fall News from the Guidance Department

Dear Parents, Guardians, and NSHS community members, As I reflect on the first two months of the school year, I am struck by how quickly the weeks have passed. It’s hard to believe that the end of the first quarter is … Continue reading

Winter News from the Guidance Department

Dear Parents, Guardians, and NSHS community members, If there is one overarching message I have been thinking about in recent weeks, it is the importance of viewing adolescent development for what it is: a time of rapid growth across multiple domains. Our … Continue reading

Winter Guidance News Specific to Seniors

The Great Unknown Seniors are on a moving walkway toward the end of high school. Some students are cruising full-steam ahead toward their inevitable destination. For these students it is important not to lose sight of what got them to … Continue reading