The Advisor Newsletter

How to access peer tutoring at the high school

Students at the high school can take advantage of peer tutoring. Mr. Allen advises the Peer Tutoring Club and helps set students who are struggling with their classes with older students who know the material. 

Students can contact Mr. Allen to obtain a tutor by sending him an email at mallen@byramhills.net, stating the subject(s) needed for peer tutoring services.

Additionally, students can contact their school counselor for assistance obtaining a peer tutor.

Sending first quarter grades to colleges
  1. How do I send my 1st quarter grades to colleges?

  • Verify that all first-quarter grades are accurate.

  • Obtain the Report Card to College form from Google Classroom (will be posted soon).

  • Deliver the form to your school counselor or Mrs. Nordstrom in Guidance. 

  • Please do not submit the form until Nov 16th or later. 

PSAT Follow Up

The purposes of the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

  1. Provide a “practice” experience for the SAT Reasoning exam that most colleges require for admission.

  2. Allow your child to receive the practice test results, the question booklet, and correct answers to analyze their performance on the PSAT to better prepare for the SAT.

  3. Qualify students for the various scholarships administered by the National Merit Corporation which include merit scholarships and special scholarships available through your employers and/or colleges.

Can someone write me a letter of recommendation?

As part of the college application process, colleges and universities typically require students to submit two academic letters of recommendation. Additionally, BHHS school counselors write a letter for every student.

But what if you want another letter of recommendation from an employer, family friend or mentor?

You can submit additional letters of recommendation as long as you do not exceed the maximum allowed by each college. You can find this information on the college website or in Naviance.

When completing the Common Application, a student can invite an employer, friend or mentor to submit a letter on their behalf. Watch this short video (Inviting Recommenders) to learn how.

Executive Function


Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things. Read more at https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/what-is-executive-function

Students may struggle with executive function skills during remote learning. If you have any concerns about your child, please speak to a teacher or school counselor. 

Scholarships!

Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help students pay for an undergraduate degree. Scholarships can be a one-time check or they can be renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year.

The best place to check for scholarships is at the college or university you plan to attend.

9th Grade Parent Night

Did you miss the 9th Grade Parent Night hosted by Guidance on September 21st? You can watch the presentation here.

The video provides an introduction to the BHHS Guidance Department and describes the assistance that we provide students with Academic Advisement, College and Career Readiness, and Social and Emotional Learning.

The freshmen class is off to an impressive start. Students are getting the hang of the new hybrid schedule, innovative technology, the high school faculty and the culture of a new school. 

If you have any questions after watching the video, please reach out to Keara Hunt or Kristina Wilson.

Virtual College Fairs

Virtual College Fairs

Students who are just starting out in the college process or for those that need more information about where to apply may find a virtual college fair helpful. Students can gain access to admissions information and show interest in a college they are considering. Check out this listing of virtual college fairs