U-32 Middle & High School

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  • Welcome to U-32 Student Services

    The U-32 Student Services Office provides information and resources for students, families, faculty and community member for life at U-32 and life after U-32 via Naviance Family Connection. Please click on Naviance College and Career Family Connection to access our website.

    U-32 students and/or the parent/guardian of an existing student you can login into their own personal account to access student specific and grade specific information.   If you have not received or misplaced your login information please contact the Student Services Office at 229-0322.

    To enter as a "Guest" please click on the link above to view information regarding the U-32 Student Services Office.

    By accessing Naviance / Family Connection  you and your student have access to many informational pages regarding Life At U-32 and Life After U-32 including but not limited to:

    • Life at U-32 - Adopt a Counselor, echeckups, Foreign Exchange, Grades / Graduation requirements, Immunizations, NECAP/SBAC, New Student Info, Report Card Dates, School Choice & Tuition, Study Skills & TA
    • Planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
    • Dual Enrollment, Early College and the VAST program
    • Research career- take Career Interest Inventories, Personality Interest Inventories and Learning Style inventories
    • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
    • College Information – How to apply, Paying for Colleges, List of Colleges U-32 students have been accepted to
    • PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP -Take on-line SAT/ACT preparation courses that will help you build your math, reading, writing, and SAT/ACT test prep skills. You will be able to complete the course and track all of the work you complete. Method Test Prep uses proven strategies that are clear and easy to understand for any type of learner and students have seen measurable progress using the course.
    • Find out what scholarships are available
    • Junior & Senior Timeline Calendars
    • Study Skills
    • ? to ask your counselor

    Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your child about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. In addition, the site includes a link that your child can use to send us an e-mail message.

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    CLICK HERE for the U-32 Post High School Planning Guide.


     

    NEWS FROM STUDENT SERVICES

    IMPORTANT GRADING INFORMATION

    HOME REPORT DATES FOR 2016-2017

    (available through the IC Parent Portal)

    S1/Q1     Thursday, September 29, 2016

    S1/Q2     Thursday, December 8, 2016

    S2/Q3     Thursday, February 16, 2017

    S2/Q4     Thursday, May 11, 2017

     

    REPORT CARD DATES FOR 2016-2017

    (sent home with students)

    S1/Q1     Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    S1/Q2     Thursday, January 19, 2017

    S2/Q3     Friday, April 7, 2017          

    S2/Q4     TBA depending on last day of school


     

    College Calendar and Checklist for Seniors

    MAY

    • May 1:  Deadline for notifying colleges of your decision.
    • AP Exams are administered.  Be sure to send the AP Grade Report to your college.
    • Send thank-you notes to your teachers, coaches, TA, and anyone else who helped you on the way.
    • Fill out housing-preference forms, and check out any special living centers.
    • Wait-listed students can expect more information about their status after May 1.
    • Complete Graduation Survey on Family Connection

     JUNE

    • If you plan to compete in Division I or Division II college sports, have your transcript sent to the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.  More information is available at ncaaclearinghouse.net.
    • June 10: Graduation….  Congratulations!
    • June 30: Final deadline to submit FAFSA.

    SAT / ACT Test Preparation (FREE On-line)

    For free online SAT test prep log onto Khan Academy.  Students can link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy which will create a personalized test prep program.

    For free online ACT prep go to Method Test Prep, https://app.methodtestprep.com/U-32HighSchool/signup/tkn11584349 an on-line course that will help students build their math, reading, writing, and ACT test prep skills. 

    When you visit the link for the first time, you will need to click on the "sign up" tab to create their new account.  You will be required to enter a valid email address and create a username/password so you can log directly into Method Test Prep.


    PARENT resources:

    Remember to frequent Naviance / Family Connection as this web-based program will help U-32 students explore colleges and careers, build a resume, manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers, sign up for college visits, and find out what scholarships are available.  Naviance will also house Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) starting with students in grade 7.

    If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it yourself. If you have misplaced your registration card, please notify Student Services.

  • STUDENT SERVICES STAFF

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    Lisa LaPlante  |  Dir. Student Services

    Lisa joined U-32 in 2007, bringing with her 15 years of counseling experience and four years of social work experience. She has a M.Ed. in school counseling and was the Director of Guidance for the Haverhill Public School system. Lisa can be reached at llaplante@u32.org.
     


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    Cairsten Keese  |  HS Counselor

    Cairsten earned her B.A. in Psychology from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts. After graduation she moved to Arizona and earned her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Caristen relocated to Vermont in 2014 and joined the Student Services team at U-32. She is very passionate about her field of work, especially when it comes to post-secondary planning. Cairsten believes that every student should be college and career ready upon high school graduation.  Cairsten can be reached at ckeese@u32.org.

     

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    Colleen Dwyer  |  Student Assistance Counselor (SAP) 

    As the U-32 Student Assistance Counselor, Colleen works with students to prevent drug and alcohol use as well as educating students about pertinent issues through the organization of awareness activities within the school community. as well as providing. An integral part of Colleen's job is to help identify and support students who might be struggling with drug or alcohol use and refer the students to appropriate community resources. She is at U-32 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Colleen comes to U-32 with a background in mental health and substance abuse in a variety of human service settings. Colleen can be reached at cdwyer@u32.org.
     

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    Ellen Cooke  |  HS Counselor 

    Ellen joined U-32 in 1990. She is the liaison to the Central Vermont Career Center, 9th Grade Academy, and Faculty Adivosr to Branching Out. Her other responsibilities include college and career counseling, individual and group work and she provides support for 9th and 10th grade faculty TA's. Ellen can be reached at ecooke@u32.org.

     

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    Scott Harris  |  HS Counselor 

    Scott moved to Vermont from Maine in 2008. He earned a B.S. in Secondary Ed - Social Studies from UMaine, and an M.A. in Education from Goddard College. He has various experience working in elementary, middle, and high school levels teaching social studies, science, and behavioral support. Scott approaches school counseling from a holistic, developmental, and student-centered perspective. His work with students revolves around social and emotional growth, career exploration, community building, and awareness around social justice topics. Scott can be reached at sharris@u32.org.

     

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    Nate Lovitz  |  MS Counselor

    A native of Central Maine, Nate joined the U-32 community after earning his Masters of Science in School Counseling from the University of Vermont. Nate earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He then spent four years in Jackson, Wyoming, working as a literacy aid and whitewater raft guide. Nate also spent a year in Augusta, Georgia, where he worked as a long-term sub at Burke County High School. Nate is extremely excited to aid students in social and emotional growth, help develop a strong and caring community, and explore social justice issues in his school counselor role. Nate can be reached at nlovitz@u32.org.

     


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    Paula Crossett  |  R.N. 

    Paula Crossett is a graduate of U-32 and UVM with a degree in nursing. She has worked in Maine, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Boston in the General Surgery and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. After returning home to Vermont, Paula worked at CVHH&H as the primary nurse in East Montpelier, Calais and Woodbury for 12 years, then on the Maternal Child Health team for two years before leaving to work at U-32. Paula can be reached at pcrossett@u32.org.

     

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    Lisa Rice  |  R.N. 

    Lisa started at U-32 in 2015 as a school nurse. She is a graduate of Vermont Technical College with a degree in nursing and currently works for the University of Vermont Health Network when not at U-32. Lisa has worked in many areas of nursing: Medical surgical, Women and Children, Woodridge Nursing Home and currently the Express Care clinics through CVMC.

    Lisa can be reached at lrice@u32.org.

     

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    Jody Dwire  |  Admin. Assistant

    Jody works as an Administrative Assistant in the Health Services office on TK and TK.

    Jody can be reached at jdwire@u32.org.

     

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    Tracy Martin  |  Office Manager 

    Tracy joined U-32 in 2007 as administrative support for students and guidance counselors, as well as overseeing the state census reports. Tracy can be reached at tmartin@u32.org.

     


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    Lauren VanDeren  |  Admin. Assistant 

    Lauren has worked as an Administrative Assistant in Student Services since 1989. She really enjoys working with both the students and the staff. Lauren can be reached at lvanderen@u32.org.

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