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Kelly's December 2014 Email Archive

Kelly's December 2014 Email Archive

Counselors Only Conference, March 10, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.  More details will follow in January.


Basic Strategies: Meeting Everyone’s Needs

Basic Strategies: Meeting Everyone’s Needs

CS1110 © 2014 CIMC

“Diversity is the one true thing that we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” This anonymous quote expresses the purpose of the book Basic Strategies: Meeting Everyone’s Needs—to help parents, teachers, counselors, and students meet the needs of the ever-increasing diversities they will encounter in today’s world. The book includes sections dealing with diversity and disabilities. It also discusses gender equity, harassment, and bullying.


Check out fast facts on Oklahoma CTE at:  and click on Fact Sheet FY14

Dollars for College Financial Aid Planning Toolkit: America’s Promise Alliance and uAspire, with support from the Citi Foundation, launched a financial aid tool designed to promote greater access to higher education. The Dollars for College Financial Planning Toolkit, a step-by-step guide written by practitioners in the field, seeks to help students and families understand all the available resources and options that can make higher education affordable.  The Dollars for College Financial Aid Planning Toolkit is free online and available in English and Spanish. Learn more.
Source: ASCA Aspects

Parent Resource:
The Parent Toolkit App is designed to help you navigate your child’s growth and development from Pre-K through 12th grade in the classroom and beyond. For each grade, the app offers benchmarks to see what your child will be learning in school, and recommendations for diet, sleep and physical activity. The grade-by-grade tips work into your everyday schedule to support what your child is learning and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Text TOOLKIT to 33733 to get the app on your mobile device now or click here for more information.

Inspiring Video: My Philosophy for a Happy Life by 16 year old Sam Bern 
Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. Inspiring video!

Fun Christmas Facts:
-The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving. The song was composed in 1857 by James Pierpont, and was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
-The Canadian province of Nova Scotia leads the world in exporting lobster, wild blueberries, and Christmas trees.
-Franklin Pierce was the first president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree.
-Electric Christmas lights were first used in 1854.


And finally, a Christmas joke:

Q: What goes oh, oh, oh?

A: Santa Claus walking backwards!


Kelly Arrington, Career and Academic Connections Manager
Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
1500 West 7th Avenue
Stillwater, OK  74074-4364

FAX: 405.743.6809




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