TCIS Counseling Hosts a Successful College Fair

Congratulations to Cherry Cachero and Janet Hong, DP/College Counselors, for a very successful Second Annual College Fair with over forty universities represented!  A diverse group of schools from three continents (Europe, North America, and Asia) all came to TCIS to share about their schools.  Students were actively engaged in learning more about these universities, and college representatives were impressed by the questions our students asked.  In addition to students, parents were given the opportunity to talk to representatives and attend three information sessions:  College Admissions Process, How Applications are Evaluated, and Financial Aid Process for International Students.  TCIS invited local schools in order to share this valuable resource with our community and showcase our beautiful campus.   TCIS students, faculty, and parents represented our school well, and the universities look forward to returning next year.  

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Counseling Update 8/29/2017

We hope everyone’s school year is off to a positive start.  Counseling has been busy helping students get adjusted to the new school year, changing schedules, and meeting with students and parents.  Here are some highlights from each level:

PYP:  In addition to helping the little ones deal with separation anxiety, Ms. Kim has started guidance lessons with her students.  Her first lesson, Skills for Learning, helps students with listening and focusing skills so that they can start the academic year off in a positive manner.  Check out her beautiful bulletin board.

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MYP:  As our new Counselor, Mrs. Eggleston, has started with introducing herself to all grade 6-10 students through classroom guidance lessons.  (Ask your child/teenager about making paper airplanes…with only one hand!)  She also has been checking in with new students individually and meeting returning students.  On August 24, she hosted the new students and Student Ambassadors for a pizza party–a great opportunity for everyone to get know know each other better.

DP:  Ms. Cachero and Ms. Hong jumped right into working with Seniors and hosted their annual Senior College Kick-Off night.  They, along with Ms. Rhee (our Korean/Asian College Counselor), are now working individually with those students who are applying to college Early Decision or Early Action.  Planning for TCIS’s Second Annual College Fair is underway.  

SAVE THE DATE:
TCIS’s Second Annual College Fair!
All Grade 9-12 students and parents are invited!
September 11, 2017 at 12:15 – 2:00 pm
TCIS Activities Center

Welcome from your TCIS Counseling Team!

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year from your TCIS Counseling Team!  We are excited to work with students and families to best meet student needs as we start this new school year.  Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions and concerns as the year begins.  Our Counseling Team includes some TCIS veterans as well as one new Counselor:

Ms. Kimberly Eggleston:  MYP Counselor, Co-Head of Counseling Department
Ms. Janet Hong:  DP/College Counselor (A-K)
Ms. Susan Kim:  PYP Counselor
Ms. Kyungah Rhee:  Korean/Asian College Counselor, Child Protection, Local Transfer Support, Co-Head of Counseling Department
Ms. Cherry Cachero: DP/College Counselor (L-Z)
Ms. Sue Young Jo:  Counseling Assistant

Blessings to our TCIS families in the coming year. We look forward to working closely with you!

2nd Annual TCIS Career Day: Initiate Your Future!

On Wednesday, February 8th TCIS hosted its second annual career day.  The counselling team worked with the Career Day Planning Committee for the past year to host this special event for grades 6-12.

Career Day is an integral component to the Counselling Department 6-12 College and Career Curriculum for students.

The day started with grade 6-12 students hearing from 2 Keynote Speakers; Ms. Cyndi Mitchell, CEO/Founder Ayuda Heuristics, and Mr. Isaac Kim, Managing Editor and Policy Analyst Institute of Korean Studies and Ministry of Unification.

After keynote speaker presentations, the grade 6-8 students broke up into their homerooms and completed Naviance Career lessons and the 9-12 students sat in on 3 workshop presentations of their choice.

We are thankful for all the presenters and PTA who helped make this one of a kind special event possible.  The counselling department has already started planning for next year’s Career Day!

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TCIS International School Counselor Association (ISCA) Institute

 

The TCIS Counselor Department hosted a very special 2 Day Counselor Institute on January 19-20, 2017.  This professional development training and program development was led by the co-founder of ISCA, Ms. Cheryl Brown.

The International School Counselor Association is a professional organization providing leadership and advocacy for the profession of school counseling in International Schools.

During the two day institute, the K-12 Counseling Department worked to align our current programs with the ISCA International Model.  The aim of the International Model for School Counseling Programs is to provide a framework for encouraging and promoting best practices among international school counselors.

The counselling team is now working on rolling out their program goals as they continue to grow the TCIS K-12 counselling program within the 4 domains, including, academic, career, personal/social, and global perspectives.

If you’d like to know more about ISCA stop by the counselling office for more information.

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From Left to Right:  Mr. Karsten, Ms. Hong, Ms. Cheryl Brown (Co-founder ISCA), and Ms. Cachero