Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements

October 14, 2016

There will be a Burris Honor Society meeting on Tuesday after school in Mrs. Miller's classroom, room 206.  All returning and new members should plan to attend the important meeting.  We will elect this year's officers, discuss plans for the induction ceremony, and welcome our new sponsor, Amy Miller.  See Mrs. Maugherman with questions.

The 40th Annual Richard G.Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Lugar Symposium is designed to expose some of the best and brightest young minds in Indiana - our future leaders - to current global issues. Each high school in Indiana selects three outstanding student leaders from the junior class to attend the Lugar Symposium. 

The day’s activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. Senator Lugar will provide the keynote address, and students will have an opportunity to attend two afternoon sessions focusing on current events. Lunch will be provided, and there will be no cost to the participants beyond normal travel expenses.  Please let the Counseling Center know if you are interested in representing Burris at this event.  As a note of interest, students who attend the Symposium as juniors and ultimately decide to attend the University of Indianapolis as college students are eligible for a $14,500 Symposium Tuition Scholarship to attend UIndy.  Registration is open now, so please let a counselor know if you are interested by Thursday, Oct. 20.

PSAT for sophomores and juniors is Wednesday, October 19.  The room assignments announced last week were wrong, so please listen carefully: Juniors will test in Student Center rooms 301 and 302.  Sophomores will be split into two rooms:  students A through Jeurissen will be in the Student Center Multipurpose Room in the lower level, next to the Bowling Alley, and students Jones through Z will be on the third floor of the Student Center in room 310.  So, the junior class will test together all in one room, and the sophomores will be split into two rooms at the Student Center.  Please look at the poster in the Counseling Center if you have questions.  Your teachers will have the corrected information as well. All students taking PSAT should bring pencils, a calculator, and a sweater or sweatshirt to your assigned testing room.  No food or drinks are allowed in testing rooms, so please eat breakfast before you arrive.  Please arrive at your testing room by 7:50 on Wednesday, October 19.

This year the Counseling Center will be offering two parent programs focused on how to support your child's social and emotional wellbeing. Please join us for our first program on November 2nd at 6:00pm, which will focus on how to help your child or teen manage stress and anxiety. This program will discuss several stress management strategies and explore the signs and symptoms of anxiety, including red flags, or signs your child may need additional help. A number of helpful tips and resources will be presented to help you help your child or teen learn and utilize positive coping skills.  The presenter will be Corie Hess, and we will meet in Burris room 120 at 6:00 on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents will be presented to students and parents on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held in Burris 120.   The FAFSA is available now for completion for students planning to attend college in 2017, and there are some significant changes to the process.  Parents of seniors are encouraged to attend, even if they have attended one of our Financial Aid Nights in the past.

IU Ball Memorial Hospital is having a Medical Explorer Program open to youth ages 14-20. The Medical Exploring Program gives youth an in-depth look at different healthcare careers by providing an opportunity to learn and explore in a variety of healthcare settings and job-shadow with medical professionals. For more information call 765-747-3927 or visit goldeneaglebsa.org. Interested students should register asap because the program orientation activities begin shortly.

Due to Fall Break, we are going to extend the Question of the Week to next week.  Please come answer the question, if you haven't already. 

 Thanks for listening and have a wonderful week.

Burris Laboratory School
2201 W. University Ave.
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1131
Fax: 765-285-8620