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Weekly Update 3/3/23

Weekly Announcements: February 27 - March 3


Parent Information Night - Student-Athletes

Join us on Tuesday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the Bates Memorial Auditorium on North Campus for this free event, open to the public.

Dr. Melissa Perkins-Banas, clinical neuropsychologist, will talk about stress management techniques for student-athletes in response to the increasing number of college and high school student-athletes who are having difficulty managing the pressure associated with sports participation. Many student-athletes seek support for performance anxiety in sports, which also has the potential to impact other areas of life. Dr. Perkins-Banas will provide strategies for managing the associated stress and anxiety based on her clinical experience.

More about Dr. Perkins-Banas:

Dr. Perkins-Banas, from NeuroPerformance of Rhode Island, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist/sports psychologist with a dual doctorate degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology and sports psychology with internationally renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., with additional postdoctoral study in neuroanatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord. In addition to neuropsychological assessments, she also conducts individual, couples, and family therapy.

Dr. Perkins-Banas also works with athletes for sub-clinical/clinical issues related to competition, and for mental aspects of sports training for peak performance. She conducts baseline testing, assists with return-to-play decision-making, and cognitive rehabilitation in concussion management. She is a certified ImPact Consultant and USTFCCA coach, a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a Hall of Fame athlete.


Upcoming Events for Juniors

2023-24 Course Selection Process
Students have received instructions on selecting courses. Counselors will meet with them in March to review their choices and make sure they are meeting graduation requirements.

College Planning Night
Tuesday, March 7 | Bates Auditorium (North Campus) | 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for students and families to find out about the college search and application process. All students and at least one parent/guardian should attend this program. Andrew Carter, Admissions Officer at The College of the Holy Cross will be presenting.

College & Career Fair 
Wednesday, March 8 | Alumni Fieldhouse (North Campus) | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

All juniors will attend the college fair during the school day.

Tuesday, March 14

This is an important assessment for students interested in the military. Results are only shared with the student.

SAT Testing
Wednesday, March 22

All juniors will take the SAT during the school day, provided by Woodstock Academy/State of CT.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact your student's counselor.


Seniors: Applying for FAFSA

If your student is planning on attending college next fall, please make sure you have completed all financial aid documents, including FAFSA. 

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required by most colleges, including QVCC and some also require the CSS Profile. Please be sure to check the college’s website for deadlines and which documents are required. Even if you do not qualify for significant need-based aid, your student may be eligible for student loans.

Apply for FAFSA

If your student is unsure about their post-high school plan, please encourage them to see their school counselor.