Counseling Department Head
- Mrs. Jennifer Ehlers, Grade 6
- Mrs. Melissa Suarez-Finch, Grade 8
Counseling Department News and Notes
Course Registration for 2013-2014
Counselors will be visiting 5th, 6th and 7th grade students February 6th through 8th to present information regarding this years' course registration process and distribute registration materials. The course registration sheets should be reviewed by parents, signed, and returned by February 15th. An opportunity for parents to find out more information and ask questions will be available at our annual Parent Articulation Meeting on February 13th, 7:00pm (Snow Date Feb. 20). Grade-level counselors are also available during regular school hours (7:30 to 2:40) to answer questions via phone or email. If you would like an in-person meeting with your child's counselor please call or email to schedule an appointment. Remember, the counselors rotate grades to stay with their caseload of students, so all questions regarding students who will be in 6th grade for 2013-2014 should be directed to Mrs. Finch, 7th grade to Mrs. Ehlers, and 8th grade to Mr. Megary. Key dates and documents can be found at this link.
5th grade students will also recieve information regarding mandatory health physicals and dental screenings due prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Questions regarding these documents can be addressed by contacting our health room, either Nurse Ruffner or Ms. Deegbe (301)840-4689.
Information for students attending 9th grade at Magruder HS for 2013-2014 is available at this link.
Peer Mediation **** UPDATE 10/15/12 **** Training will be held on Friday, October 19th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
The counseling office is currently accepting applications for students interesting in being trainined to assist with our school's peer mediation program. Peer meditators help other students to work out conflicts
throughout the year. They are responsible, caring students that are
looking to make a positive impact on school climate. The counseling office is looking for students in 6th,7th,
and 8th grade to apply for this position. Students will need
to complete an application and obtain two teacher recommendations in order to
be considered. The deadline for distributing teacher recommendation forms
is September 12th and the application is due September 19th
to the counseling office. Applications and recommendation forms are
available here by download, in the counseling office, and at lunches today through September 12th.
*****If you were a peer mediator last year and would
like to assist with this year’s training, please submit your name to your grade
level counselor for consideration.******
If selected, candidates must attend a mandatory training on Friday,
September 28th from 7:55-3:00.
This date is designated an early release day for students countywide.
However, due to the amount of content we need to cover, we will need to extend
the training past the typical early release dismissal time. Students
must arrange their own transportation at 3:00, there will be no buses available.
Students will also be responsible
for any classwork missed from 7:55 – 12:10.
In addition to this application, all applicants must
obtain at least 2 recommendations from school teachers or staff members. Recommendations should be requested and forms
distributed no later than September 12th.
Career Day, November 12th
This year's Career Day program is on Veteran's Day, Monday November 12th from 7:55am to 12:10pm. We are still in need of several presenters to make this year's program a success. If you are able to volunteer some time to deliver 5-6 thirthy minute presentations, please contact Mr. Megary in the counseling office as soon as possible. Click here to view an informational letter with more specific details regarding this event.
Magruder High School's PEAC Scholars Information
Magruder High School's PEAC Scholars Program is designed for highly able students and offers them the opportunity to take accelerated courses only available to students in the program. In 9th grade, PEAC students are offered 3 differentiated courses: PEAC Honors English 9, PEAC AP NSL, and PEAC Honors Physics. These courses are designed to offer the scholars the opportunity to study at a pace and level appropriate for those seeking and capable of more in-depth and rigorous learning. Scholars in the probram will find themselves better prepared for the many AP courses offered in the junior and senior years. Applications for this program are due November 28th (recommendation forms are due to teachers November 9th). Applications and Teacher Recommendations forms are available for download here- PEAC Application 2013-2014 and Teacher Recommendation for PEAC in pdf format.
All requests for transcripts must:
- be hand-delivered by a parent/guardian directly to the counseling office
- be accompanied by a pre-addressed envelope with adequate postage
- have proper information completed by the parent on any school-specific request forms
- be delivered at such a date as to allow a minimum of 10 days processing time prior to due date
Here is our new form for your convenience: Transcript Request Form.pdf