School Counseling Program
WIC MS & HS School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of West Iron MS & HS School Counseling program is to take a holistic approach to student success. The program encourages and supports all students to be committed to the continued development of success in all aspects of their lives: academic, social/emotional and career. It utilizes the resource of collaboration between administration, teachers, parents and the surrounding community to help support students in all of the above areas. School counselors are dedicated to supporting and advocating for all students in order for them to become successful citizens.
SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS IN HIGH SCHOOL
- Maintain Great Attendance
- Display Positive Professional Behavior
- Encourage Contact between Parents and Teachers
- Involve Yourselves in Educational Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities
- Seek Counseling Appointments for Guidance and Direction
- Create and Maintain an Organizational System for Studies
- Spend TWO HOURS OR MORE Each Night on Homework
- Eat Breakfast or Dinner with Parents and Family Members
- Volunteer to Help Others with Studies and Activities
- Contribute to Your Community and/or Church
- Select a Mentor and Develop a Mentor/Protégé Relationship
- Communicate with Your Teachers
- Keep Current on Local, State, National, and World Events
- Respect Elders
- Be a Friend to Those in Need
- Select a Positive Hobby
- Achieve “Balance” in Your Life
MET Turns 30!
The Michigan Education Trust (MET) is celebrating a milestone birthday this year—2018 marks 30 years of MET. For 30 years MET has helped families plan and save for their children’s future college education with a 529 prepaid tuition plan. MET allows parents, grandparents, and others to pre-purchase college tuition credits based on today’s rates, which are then paid out at the future tuition cost when the beneficiary is in college.
To celebrate 30 years, MET is giving away $30,000 in prizes. Ten lucky families will win $3,000 towards their child’s future college education. Parents of a Michigan child age 0-17 can enter the “How We MET” Sweepstakes at METforCollege.org. One winner will be drawn each month, January through August, and two winners will be drawn in September. Prize money can be applied towards a new or existing MET Pay-As-You-Go contract.
Pay-As-You-Go allows you to open a MET contract by purchasing as little as one credit hour. Once the initial credit has been purchased, purchasers can contribute money whenever they want, in any amount $25 or greater. It also allows friends and family members to contribute to existing contracts in lieu of birthday or holiday gifts.
To purchase a MET contract, or to sign up for a free interactive webinar to learn more about saving for college, visit MET’s website at SETwithMET.com.