To contact the McNabb Guidance Counselors.
First you need to call the school at this number 859-497-8770.
Then just ask for the counselor's office.
Below you will find some of the programs that our counselors are in charge of:
ILP - Individual Learning Plan - This is computer based program that is completed by Grade 6-8. It is designed to help student begin to think about future career choices.
Safeguarding Youth - Suicide Prevention Program
Individual Counseling for students with academic and social concerns.
End of Year Testing Tips for Parents & Students
Prior to Testing
- Throughout the entire month of May, have your child go to bed 30 minutes early or at least on time. Lessen late night activities like television and video games during the week.
- Eat healthy well-balanced meals, especially for breakfast. Encourage your child to eat breakfast daily at school or at least stop by the cafeteria and get a juice or fruit.
- Talk with your child about their tests. Help them to manage their stress or fears about testing. Send the message that you expect them to do their best and you are proud of them.
- Remind them to take their tests seriously, listening to directions and reading carefully. Students should never leave an answer blank, but should instead choose the best answer to the question.
- If your child feels anxious during testing, remind them to take a few deep breaths. Practice 10 deep breaths with your child prior to testing.
- Start your day off with a good breakfast. Your body needs fuel to do its best work.
- Thinks positively! You can do this. You have been preparing all year for testing.
- Read the directions and questions carefully. Remember to choose the best possible answer and leave no blanks. Go back and read over your written responses to check for errors.
- Be certain you understand what the question is asking before responding.
- When working on math, double check your work from the beginning to end.
- When working on reading, science, social studies, or on demand writing, look at the words in the sentence to help you understand the words you do not know. Try to find the meaning to the parts of the words you do know.
- Try not to spend too much time on any given question.
- Plan your time wisely. When half of the time permitted is up, you should be half-way through with the test.
- Do YOUR BEST. YOU have GOT THIS!
- Celebrate your success once testing is completed.
Good luck students. We are proud of you and want to see you SHINE!
-Words of Wisdom
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