Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Updates from Mrs. Bassett and Mrs. Curry



College Readiness
  • College-bound Seniors, keep working on financial aid through Local Scholarships on your Google Classroom.
  • Seniors headed to the workforce or military, visit with Mrs. Bassett or Mrs. Curry if you'd like help with a job/housing search or any other support with your next step.
  • Juniors, this is a great time to plan your first or next ACT testing time.  Check out dates and preparation options here: http://www.act.org/. 
    • DCG will be hosting an ACT Prep workshop on March 29th.  Register here: http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/. 
    • Follow @ACTStudent on Twitter for excellent test prep options.
  • Sophomores, pick up a planning timeline from the Deans Office, if you have not yet done so.  This will help you prepare for the next couple years and beyond.
Teenagers and Stress
An Article from Psychology Today:"  5 Tips for Helping Teens Cope With Stress"
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-race-good-health/201402/5-tips-helping-teens-cope-stress 

Help your child prepare for college
Video presentation from 'Your Teen Magazine'
http://yourteenmag.com/teenager-school/teen-college-life/build-life-skills 

Parents and Students: Please get in touch with Megan Curry or Cindy Bassett if you need support with these or any other academic, college/career-planning, or mental health issues.  
mcurry@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us    


cbassett@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Updates from Mrs. Bassett and Mrs. Curry

What's happening?
We are in the midst of Parent/Teacher Conferences and Spring Break!  This is a great time to communicate with teachers as well as take advantage of some relaxation.  Our students work hard and stay busy; Conferences and Spring Break can be opportunities to celebrate that and re-charge for the final two months of the school year!

College Readiness
  • College-bound Seniors, keep working on financial aid through Local Scholarships on your Google Classroom.
  • Seniors headed to the workforce or military, visit with Mrs. Bassett or Mrs. Curry if you'd like help with a job/housing search or any other support with your next step.
  • Juniors, this is a great time to plan your first or next ACT testing time.  Check out dates and prep here: http://www.act.org/. 
    • DCG will be hosting an ACT Prep workshop on March 29th.  Register here: http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/. 
    • Follow @ACTStudent on Twitter for excellent test prep options.
  • Sophomores, pick up a planning timeline from the Deans Office, if you have not yet done so.  This will help you prepare for the next couple years and beyond.
Vacationing with Teens
An Article from 'Your Teen: For Parents'
Ideas for a Staycation, (Almost) Tech-Free Vacation, and more!
http://yourteenmag.com/family-life/planning-a-staycation-with-teenagers 

Help your child prepare for college
Video presentation from 'Your Teen Magazine'
http://yourteenmag.com/teenager-school/teen-college-life/build-life-skills 

Parents and Students: Please get in touch with Megan Curry or Cindy Bassett if you need support with these or any other academic, college/career-planning, or mental health issues.  
mcurry@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us    


cbassett@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Updates from Mrs. Bassett and Mrs. Curry

What's happening?
Classes are in full swing and student activities are keeping everyone busy!  From record-breaking successes in the Fine Arts to exciting competitions in athletics, DCG Mustangs and Fillies are continually achieving success!  We are already well into second semester and parent/teacher conferences are right around the corner.  Conferences are March 7th and 9th, but reach out to teachers anytime with questions and concerns.

College Readiness
  • Seniors, have you filled out the FAFSA to see what financial aid you might qualify for?  Click here to start now. https://fafsa.gov/
  • Juniors, this is a great time to plan your first or next ACT testing time.  Check out dates and prep here: http://www.act.org/. 
    • DCG will be hosting an ACT Prep workshop on March 29th.  Register here: http://www.doorwaytocollege.com/. 
    • Follow @ACTStudent on Twitter for excellent test prep options.
Social Media and Fitting In: Understand your child's 'FOMO'
An Article from 'Your Teen: For Parents'
http://yourteenmag.com/technology/fear-of-missing-out 

6 Teen Hookup Apps Parents Should Know
Helpful information from Cyberwise
http://www.cyberwise.org/single-post/2017/02/21/6-TEEN-HOOKUP-APPS-PARENTS-SHOULD-KNOW-ABOUT 

Parents and Students: Please get in touch with Megan Curry or Cindy Bassett if you need support with these or any other academic, college/career-planning, or mental health issues.  
mcurry@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us    
cbassett@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DCG High School Deans

2017-18 Course Registration for current 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders
The week of January 16th brings registration for the next school year already!  Advisors will guide students through the planning and registration process, with registration taking place in Advisory on Friday, January 20th.  Our High School Registration Site provides information on graduation and post-secondary credit requirements, course descriptions, DMACC class options, and more.  https://sites.google.com/dcgschools.com/dcghsregister/home?authuser=0 

College Readiness

  • Seniors, have you filled out the FAFSA to see what financial aid you might qualify for?  Click here to start now. https://fafsa.gov/
  • Juniors, this is a great time to plan your first or next ACT testing time.  Check out dates and prep here: http://www.act.org/. 
  •      DCG will be hosting an ACT Prep workshop on March 29th.  More information to come!
  •      Follow @ACTStudent on Twitter for excellent test prep options.


Cyberbullying: What to do
An Article from a Mom and Psychiatrist
http://www.melissadeuter.com/news/2016/12/5/stepping-in-when-your-teen-is-cyberbullied 


Parents and Students: Please get in touch with Megan Curry or Cindy Bassett if you need support with these or any other academic, college/career-planning, or mental health issues.  
mcurry@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us    
cbassett@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us