Mendive Counseling

Update for Distance Learning Packet

  • It's not too late to pick up packets

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 4/2/2020
    • UPDATE! We will be delivering paper packets on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3 at select locations see the schedule below.

      If your student was unable to start Distance Learning by this Wednesday, April 1, please note that they won’t be penalized in any way and should begin the work after they have received their packet.

    • Paper Packet Pick Up Sites and Schedule

      Distance Learning begins on Wednesday, April 1. 

      • Families can visit any of these stops and pick up paper packets.
      • No sign up is required. Simply show up and let WCSD staff know what grades you need. You can also send a friend or family member. 
      • Please practice social distancing at bus stops for the health and safety of your family as well as our bus drivers.
    • The following locations will have paper packets available for pick up on Thursday April, 2 and Friday April, 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

       

      • Reno HS

      • Galena HS

      • Reed HS

      • Wooster HS

      • North Valleys HS

       

      Wellness Website Click below if you need anything
       
      https://www.washoeschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=14383
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  • Vaping Rises Amont Teems, NIH News in Health article

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 2/28/2020

    A new survey found an alarming rise in the number of American teens who tried vaping last year. The study suggests that vaping may be driving an increase in nicotine use for teens.

    In vaping, a battery powered device called an e-cigarette heats a liquid into a vapor that can be inhaled. The vapor may contain nicotine (the addictive drug in tobacco), flavoring, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes can also be used with marijuana, hash oil, or other substances.

    Vaping may pose serious and avoidable health risks. Exposure to nicotine during youth can lead to addiction and cause long-term harm to brain development. The vapor can also contain toxins (including ones that cause cancer) and tiny particles that are harmful when breathed in.

    More than 44,000 students took part in the 2018 annual survey of drug, alcohol, and cigarette use in 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. About 37% of 12th graders reported vaping in 2018, compared with 28% in 2017. Vaping of each substance that was asked about increased. This includes nicotine, flavored liquids, marijuana, and hash oil.

    “Vaping is reversing hard-fought declines in the number of adolescents who use nicotine,” says Dr. Richard Miech, who led the study at the University of Michigan. “These results suggest that vaping is leading youth into nicotine use and nicotine addiction, not away from it.”

    “Teens are clearly attracted to the marketable technology and flavorings seen in vaping devices,” explains Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. “However, it is urgent that teens understand the possible effects of vaping on overall health, the development of the teen brain, and the potential for addiction.”

     

    full article

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  • The Parent Project has another class in April!!

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 2/28/2020

    Parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescents ages 11-19, you are not alone!


    FREE to attend


    What will I learn?
     Promoting family unity
     Managing conflict in the home
     Teen sleep and diet habits
     Building positive self concepts
     Expectations, standards and values


    Topics include:
    • Arguing and family conflict
    • Poor school performance
    • Teen alcohol and other drug use
    • Runaways
    • Early teen sexuality
    • Youth gangs
    • Teen violence and bullying
    • Teen signs and threats of suicide


    To register:
    email outreach@jtnn.org or
    call Britany at JTNN (775) 324-7557


    The Parent Project
    • Empowering Parents
    • Transforming Teens
    This publication is made possible, in part by a grant from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
    The Parent Project: What parents need to know
    Over 500,000 parents across the country have attended the program.
    10-week program from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday
    April 1, 2020 —June 3, 2020
    Location:
    Join Together Northern Nevada
    505 S. Arlington Ave.
    Reno, NV 89509

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  • The Parent Project Free to attend check it out

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 11/18/2019

    The Parent Project
    • Empowering Parents
    • Transforming Teens

    The Parent Project: What parents need to know
    Over 500,000 parents across the country have attended the program.
    10-week program from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday
    January 9—March 12, 2020


    Location:
    Join Together Northern Nevada
    505 S. Arlington Ave.
    Reno, NV

    Parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescents ages 11-19, you are not alone!


    FREE to attend


    What will I learn?
     Promoting family unity
     Managing conflict in the home
     Teen sleep and diet habits
     Building positive self concepts
     Expectations, standards and values


    Topics include:
    • Arguing and family conflict
    • Poor school performance
    • Teen alcohol and other drug use
    • Runaways
    • Early teen sexuality
    • Youth gangs
    • Teen violence and bullying
    • Teen signs and threats of suicide


    To register:
    email outreach@jtnn.org or
    call Britany at JTNN (775) 324-7557
    The Parent Project
    • Empowering Parents
    • Transforming Teens
    This publication is made possible, in part by a grant from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.



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  • Updated Club List

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 10/28/2019

    Check out Our clubs at Mendive:

    See full list of specifics on Club List link

    D&D Club
    Cherishing Cherities
    Club Club Penguin
    Creative Writing Club
    Creepy Pasta
    DDLC fan club
    DDLC fan club
    Environmental Club
    Minecraft
    My Hero Acidamia Fan Club
    Pokemom Go Club
    R & S (Books & Sequals)
    The Book Barn
    The Anime Club
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  • Tutoring Info from WCSD

    Posted by Tanya Harrell on 9/4/2019

    Volunteer Academic (no-fee) Tutors

     

    Volunteer Services provide academic tutors, as available, for students who need additional support.  Academic tutors are available for elementary, middle, and high school students supporting reading, math, writing, and science.  A referral is required from a teacher, counselor, or administrator.

    Academic tutors must have a contact person at each school who will assist with tutoring logistics at the school and who will be available for indirect supervision during the tutoring.

    All volunteers provided through Volunteer Services have been screened, cleared for volunteering with students and trained when available.  Any Volunteer Services referred tutor that is not acceptable due to ability,  dependability or conduct can be referred back to Volunteer Services for dismissal.

     

    http://www.washoeschools.net/Domain/91

     

    If you would like to be trained as a tutor please

    contact :

     

    WCSD Volunteer Services   

    494 East Poplar St.
    Reno, NV 89512
    Phone: 775-348-0346

    Monday-Friday: 7:30-4:00pm

     

    Tutoring

    Services

    Reno/Sparks

     

    Information

    provided by WCSD

    Counseling

    Department

     

    ***WCSD provides referrals and resource lists.  Parents are responsible for independently selecting any of these outside tutoring sources at their own expense. Many parents also hire private contracted tutors at their own expense.

     

    E.L. Cord Foundation

    Center for Learning and Literacy

    TUTORING PROGRAMS

    The E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy focuses on tutoring elementary children from kindergarten to the eighth grade. We offer two reading programs throughout the academic year and one summer program. The clinic tutoring program is based in the Center; while the Reading Buddies program is based in local area schools.  Both tutoring programs are taught by UNR undergraduate students and supervised by UNR faculty.

    http://www.unr.edu/cll/tutoring-programs

    UNR  William Raggio Building

    1664 North Virginia Street

    Reno NV 89557     call: 775-784-4951

     

     

    Find a great tutor in your Area!

    http://www.universitytutor.com/

     

    Find a great tutor in your area!

    area!

     

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  • Mendive Grief Group Starting Tuesday, September 17th

    Posted by Jeremy Elsmore on 9/3/2019

    Grief Group Picture

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

     

    This year us counselors will  run a support group for students. The purpose of the group is to help meet the needs of students who are grieving the loss of a loved one (does not have to be recent), death, parent incarceration, divorce, deportation, abuse, cancer, illness, and other losses in their life.  Grief support can help children and teens understand the feelings and changes brought about by a loss. Studies suggest that extra support following a loss can often help students function better at home and at school. In addition, a grief group provides a special time and place for healing and a chance to meet others that are living with loss. The sessions will be educational, fun, and appropriate for your child’s age.

    The group will meet approximately two times per month during your child’s Enrichment class. The first group will begin on Tuesday Sept. 10th.  Your student will receive a pass on the day of the group and will be excused from their class.  All students attending will be expected to keep up with their school work from enrichment. .

    Please feel free to contact your child’s counselor for more information at 353-5990.

     

    Thank you,

    From the Mendive Counselors

    Mrs. Bertolino, Mrs. Jempsa and Mrs. Harrell

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  • Mendive Counseling Has An App!

    Posted by Jeremy Elsmore on 8/1/2018
    Mendive Counseling App Logo
     

    Our App is available on iPhone & Android. 

    Click one of the icons below to download it. 

    Apple App Store - Mendive Counseling App Link
     
    Google Play Store - Mendive Counseling App Link
     

     

    Why should I download this app?
    • Identify which counselor you are assigned to at Mendive. 
    • Keep up to date with resources and tools available to you. 
    • List of Mendive Clubs
    • Updated Mendive School Calendar 
    • Easy way to request a meeting with your School Counselor. 
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