St. Wendelin Catholic School Counselor
Contact Information needed for College Applications:
Phone number 419-435-8144 x 1405
7:30 A.M-3:05 P.M (Available for appointments before and after hours as well)
Email address: Shawn.Earl@stwendelin.org
Welcome to the School Counseling webpage! My name is Shawn Earl and I am the School Counselor at Saint Wendelin Catholic School. This page provides you with information about the School Counseling program. Counseling-related activities and events, and counseling topics and resources will be updated throughout the year. Please visit this page frequently for the most recent and up-to-date information. There will be information on ACT and SAT dates, Colleges/Universities, Scholarship information, College Visit Days, etc. as the school year begins.
Meet your Counselor!
I currently live in Fostoria and have lived here the majority of my life. I am a 1994 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. After graduating from St. Wendelin I attended The Ohio State University where I received a B.A. in Psychology in 1999. More recently, I attended Heidelberg University where I completed a Masters program that consisted of over 700 hours of Practicum and Internship experience which I completed under the supervision of counselors throughout the Fostoria City School District. I graduated from Heidelberg University with a M.A. in School Counseling in 2011. Shortly after graduation I took and passed the Praxis Exam which allowed me to become licensed through the Ohio Department of Education as a School Counselor. I am very proud of my community and very excited to be back here at St. Wendelin as an educator providing supportive services to students in the role of a School Counselor.
I enjoy sports, fishing and boating at Lake Erie, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to meeting and working with everyone in the St. Wendelin Community. I hope everyone has a wonderful school year. God Bless.
College Prep 101 Series
The SATs are underway now!!!
Beginning March of this year, the SAT took on a new look! The College Board has made content, format, & scoring changes to the college entrance exam, the largest change in 30 years! For this reason, the folks at BestColleges.com have compiled a guide that offers students and parents a look into the logistics & style of the new SAT as well as preparation resources!
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Covers test preparation from registration to test day
SAT Guide: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/sat-prep/
Over 1.5 million students take the SATs every year, please help us reach as many students and families as possible by placing a link to our guide on your online resources page, or wherever you see fit!
ACT/ SAT TESTING DATES 2016—2017
ACT—Register at www.actstudent.org
Test Date Register by Late Registration
Oct. 22, 2016 Sept. 16 Sept. 17-30
Dec. 10, 2016 Nov. 4 Nov. 5—18
Feb. 11, 2017 Jan. 13 Jan. 14—20
April 8, 2017 March 3 March 4—17
June 10, 2017 May 5 May 6—19
SAT—Register @ www.sat.org/register
Test Date Register by Late Registration
Oct. 1, 2016 Sept. 1 Mail: Sept. 13
Phone/Online: Sept. 20
Nov. 5, 2016 Oct. 7 Mail: Oct. 18
Phone/Online: Oct. 25
Dec. 3, 2016 Nov. 3 Mail: Nov. 15
Phone/Online: Nov. 22
Jan. 21. 2017 Dec. 21 Mail: Jan. 3
Phone/Online: Jan. 10
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7 Mail: Apr. 18
Phone/Online: Apr. 25
June 3, 2017 May 9 Mail: May 16
Phone/Online: May 24
Please see Mr. Earl if you need practice/ prep materials.
What is the role of the School Counselor?
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today’s school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Learn more about the school counselor’s role.
Why Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.
Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:
School Guidance Curriculum
- Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
- Goal setting and decision-making
- Career awareness, exploration and planning
- Education on understanding self and others
- Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
- Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
- Substance abuse education
- Multicultural/diversity awareness
- Individual student planning
- Goal setting/decision- making
- Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
- Transition plans
- Individual and small-group counseling
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention
- Conflict resolution
- Professional development
- Consultation, collaboration and teaming
- Program management and operation
Why High School Counselors?
High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Secondary school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The professional high school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership is encouraged as it enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness