Audrey Tate, 9th and 10th Grade Counselor


SHS Schedule 2017-18 (Smart Lunch Model)

1st block* 8:00-9:30

2nd period 9:35-10:30

3rd period 10:35-11:30

LUNCH A/Intervention 11:35-12:00

LUNCH B/Intervention 2:05-12:30

4th block* 12:35-2:05

5th period 2:10-3:05

*90 mins.


Academic Calendar

Eight Keys to De-stressing (modified and adopted from Carolinas HealthCare System-Frontline Employee, Nov. 2016)

De-stressing is taking action to reduce the impact of stress following a period of continual tension.
There are different ways to distress . See how many of these you can do in a day:  1) Participate in some type of physical exercise.  2) Socialize with others who share the same stress.  3) Journal-write down your thoughts/successes for the day in a journal. 4) Enjoy humor-watch a funny movie or be around a friend that makes you laugh. 5) Get fresh air-take a walk or sit outside. 6) Practice being positive-stress may be followed by negative self-talk. Identify the negative and over power them with positive. 7) Meditate, relax-meditation is a skill that promotes relaxation and builds internal energy.
8) Create physical change- clean your room or clear out your book bag.

SATELLITE is a five day STEM outreach and leadership development program with the goal of exposing students across underserved communities in North Carolina to STEM careers and postsecondary educational opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of STEM activities including, but not limited to: a field trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, an egg drop competition, and workshops in paper science engineering, textiles, and agriculture and life sciences led by NC State faculty and students. This year we are working hard to expand the program to take in 60 students from counties all across North Carolina, and we believe this year will be the best year of camp to date. Students will not only be able to participate in a wide variety of career information programs, but they will have the opportunity to stay in dorm-style housing to get the full college experience.

Our program this year will run from May 12th through the 16th. Our application requires two letters of recommendation and a few short essays pertaining to the student’s interest in STEM. Due to the nature of the program, we do not consider a student’s academic success when reviewing applications. We are looking only for a student’s desire to maximize their experience at SATELLITE. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, 2018, and students will be notified of their acceptance by March 30th, 2018. The program costs $30, but a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  

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About Me:
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Elon University and my Master's from Gardner-Webb University. I am also a National Board Certified Counselor.
I am married with two adult children. After twenty plus years in education, I still get energized being around young people.
I believe that high schools are really prep schools. We are about preparing our students for future endeavors.
My philosophy is "To Dream big and work hard".