Small Town Times December Newsletter - Page 18

December 2018 Counselor Corner Finish the semester strong!! Teasing vs Rude vs Mean vs Bullying ● Teasing: All are having fun, no one is hurt, and equal participation ● Rude: Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else ● Mean: Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone ● Bullying: Intentionally aggressive words or actions toward the same person, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. TIPS for Being assertive and Resolving Minor Conflicts ● Identify and state what you are feeling ● Make clear, concise requests ● Be a good listener and collaborator ● Take turns talking ● Compromise ● Avoid the need to “win”, be right or blame others ● Walk away if a disagreement escalates Speakers October 24th was the Football Playoffs pep rally so Luke Wassom of Sargent Pipe did not visit with our Juniors and Seniors. We will reschedule his visit to our school. Jeff Bexten, Diesel Technology Instructor at Central Community College in Hastings discussed the skill sets students need to be successful at CCC, what the CCC graduate needs to take to the workplace, what graduates can expect from the workplace, and answer any questions about the program with the time remaining on November 1, 2018. Please contact Mrs. Poland if you or someone at your workplace would like to present at a Lunch and Learn. Tours/Activities Connect the Dots: On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Freshman class will be travelling to Ord to participate in the Connect the Dots Career exploration workshop put on by UNL’s Extension service. Students will participate in a career simulation activity, meet with employers in career fields, listen to Postsecondary speakers, and work on resume building skills. ACT Test Dates January 11, 2019 is the deadline for the February 9th National ACT test. Go to to register. Remember to study with our OnToCollege ACT Test preparation. Some students may qualify for an ACT fee waiver. Please have your student contact Mrs. Poland to inquire. Seniors, remember to use the John Baylor OnToCollege website to review for your ACT test. Juniors, see Mrs. Poland to get a jump on studying for your ACT tests.