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AMES HIGH SCHOOL

AMES COUNSELING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

October, 2013

Denece Taylor-Begay Counselor Students A-K Kari Gardner Counselor Students L-Z Susan McHenry Counseling Secretary Kristina Spencer Registrar

Index
Overview of Needs Assessment Goals based on the Needs Assessment Demographics Grade Level Ethnicity Gender Counselors & Counseling Center Classroom Guidance Testing College Forum Co-Curricular/Clubs Support Systems Emotionally Drug Use Bulling What Students Want to Learn More About Comments Suggestions

Overview of Needs Assessment

Goals based on the Needs Assessment

Demographics
AMES had 499 students and others participate in the survey.
Grade of students taking assessment
30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% 9th 10th 11th 12th Parents n/a

Ethnicity of students taking assessment
50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00%

Gender of student taking assessment
60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00%

20.00%
10.00% 0.00% Males Females Prefer Not to Respond

Counselors & Counseling Center
Questions were asked about the counselor’s roles, contacting a counselor and website.

My school counselor's job is to help student's with . . .
Bullying issues Goal setting, decision making, problem solving Approach life as a contributing citizen Plan for the future (classes, career, college) Explore careers Understand the DRSLs Improve learning and school success Emotional issues Homework Issues with a teacher Applying for scholarships Applying to college Finding a job Drama Disagreements between friends 0.00% 20.00% 40.00% 60.00% 80.00% 100.00%

I know how to contact my school counselor
70.00%

60.00%
50.00% 40.00%

30.00%
20.00% 10.00%

0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

1. Strongly Disagree 4. Agree 2. Disagree 5. Strongly Agree 3. Neutral

My school counselor responds to my requests in a timely manner
40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00%

15.00%
10.00%

5.00%
0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

My school counselor responds to my requests in a timely manner
40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00%

15.00%
10.00%

5.00%
0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

Have You Visited Counseling Website
70.00%
60.00%

50.00%
40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00%

0.00% No Yes

Comments were asked for their impressions, etc. about website. See the comment section

Classroom Guidance
Classroom guidance lessons are beneficial for students at AMES
40.00% 35.00% 30.00%

25.00%
20.00% 15.00% 10.00%

5.00%
0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

Testing

I understand why we take the EXPLORE/PLAN/ACT
60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

College Forum

I(my student) regularly attend College Forum/Advisory
80.00%

70.00%
60.00% 50.00% 40.00%

30.00%
20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

College Forum/Advisory lessons are beneficial for students at AMES
40.00%

35.00%
30.00% 25.00% 20.00%

15.00%
10.00% 5.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

Co-Curricular/Clubs
Attendance

I(my student) regularly attend CoCurricular/Clubs
60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00%
20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

Benefits

CoCurricular/ Clubs are beneficial for students at AMES
60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00%

20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5 6

Support Systems
Emotionally
I(my student) feel(s) emotionally supported at AMES

40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00%

1

2

3

4

5

6

I feel comfortable talking to my school counselor about personal issues
35.00%

30.00%
25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00%

5.00%
0.00% 1 2 3 4 5

Friendships
I(my student) feel(s) socially supported at AMES i.e. it is easy to make friends
50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00%
10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5 6

Alcohol

I(my student) feel(s) like alcohol use is an issue at AMES
50.00%
40.00% 30.00% 20.00%

10.00%
0.00% 1 2 3 4 5 6

Drugs

I(my student) feel(s) like recreational drug use is an issue at AMES
45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5 6

I(my student) feel(s) like marijuana use is an issue at AMES
45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00%
1 2 3 4 5 6

Bulling

40.00% 30.00% 20.00%

I(my student) feel(s) like bullying is an issue at AMES.

10.00% 0.00%
1 2 3 4 5 6

Cyber Bulling

50.00% 40.00% 30.00%

I(my student) feel(s) like cyber bullying is an issue at AMES

20.00%
10.00% 0.00% 1 2 3 4 5 6

What Students Want to Learn More About
I would like to learn more about. . .
Goal setting, decision making, problem solving How to plan for the future (classes, career,… How to find a job My career options Improving my study skills Apply for college/scholarships Helping myself (gaining more self-confidence,… How to deal with peer pressure Fitting in at school Handling issues with a teacher How to deal with conflict at school How to get along with students who are… How to manage personal stress
0.00% 20.00% 40.00% 60.00% 80.00% 100.00%

Comments
157 Comments Made Regarding Scholarships 299 Total Comments Made If yes, what information were you seeking and did you find it helpful? ACT information, scholarship information, and senior project information ACT Testing Advisory information - a little confusing to find Advisory stuff. All the links to scholarships and credit recovery options. available classes, and scholarship oppertunitites available classes, and scholarship oppertunitites catching up on credits and yes i did find the help. Class Changes! class help, i did find the information helpful College College forum assignments Junior year requirements Scholarships All of the above made me more aware wo what I had to do to prepare. college forum make up College Forum Page- Well, I guess that depends-in general, yes. College forum yes College help for undocumented students and the counselors were very helpful. college planning,scholarships,students grades SIS, If yes, what information were you seeking and did you find it helpful? Scholarships About scholarships. Apply for scholarships college scholarships, yes Don't remember, probably scholarship stuff finding scholarships Helpful was finding scholarships to apply for freshmen year. Helpful was finding scholarships to apply for freshmen year. I have seen scholarships I was looking at scholarships. I thought that not very many were shown… I was looking at the scholarships and successfully found them I was looking at the scholarships on the website. Yes it was helpful.

I was looking at the scholarships, it was helpful in introducing me to them. I was looking at the scholarships. It was helpful I was looking at the scholarships. Yes it was very helpful I was looking at the types of scholarships offered. I was looking for different types of scholarships. I found it fairly useful, but not a lot of them applied to me. I was looking for information about scholarships and yes it was helpful. I was looking for scholarship ideas/ info and it was helpful, but I think that you guys should add more scholarships to the lists. We are all supposed to apply for a scholarship, but why would we all want to apply for a few scholarships. What are the chances of one of our fellow students to win it if there are all the other students applying for it to?? I was looking for scholarship opportunities. Yes the site was very helpful. I was looking for scholarships and found just what I was looking for. I was looking for scholarships and I did find it helpful. I was looking for scholarships and I found it helpful because I found many weird scholarships that I had never heard of. I was looking for scholarships and it was kind of helpful

College regional visits,No, it was not helpful completed assignments Credit recovery information credit recovery information yes it was helpful but i still need more information

Didn't know there was a website. Email addresses and it was helpful.

Events Time of PT Conferences Scholarship Links For my new schedule and help with career classes Found all that was needed; experience was legitmate Gradebook

i was looking for scholarships and portfolio stuff I was looking for scholarships and yes it was very helpful, though a few improvements wouldn't hurt. i was looking for scholarships for freshmen. I was looking for scholarships for the University of Utah and I found some I was looking for scholarships I could apply for this year and scholarships I could apply for in my junior and senior year. I was looking for scholarships in order to have a brighter future. The only thing was I did not find was the scholarship I was looking for. It's ok though i still love the website it is really helpful. I was looking for scholarships that I could apply to. I did find it helpful because I found a lot of scholarships that look interesting and apply to me. I was looking for scholarships to apply for. At the website I was able to find a ton of great links to scholarships. I was looking for scholarships to complete my College Forum requirements I was looking for scholarships, and I found a lot. I was looking for scholarships, and yes I found it helpful I was looking for Scholarships, didn't really look in detail, so it wasn't too helpful. (I just skimmed) I was looking for scholarships. I did find the website helpful. I was looking for scholarships. It was very useful, I found a lot of scholarships that I applied for. I have also looked at senior project stuff. That was helpful too. I was looking for scholarships. Yes it was helpful. I was looking for the scholarship information, I found most part of it. I was looking for the scholarships I could apply for, and yes I found them. I was searching for scholarships for out of the country, and I didn't really find anything.

grades

grades & schedule Grades Scholarship Opportunities

Graduation credits, and I kind of did find it helpful. Graduation Requirements, It was very helpful Homework Help & Grades How to log on to the cottonwood grading system so I can check my grades. I didn't find anything helpful. I forgot I am uncertain of my specific purpose in visiting the site, but can not recall any problems. Presumably, it was helpful.

I don't remember i feel they are willing to help me any time i need it i found alot of ifo they helped a alot. I found grades and my student report card I found it helpful, though it doesn't have the appeal to ever cross my mind. I was looking for information about the proposal, actually I found some really good links for scholarships, I found that I could go back to this website to see what I needed to include in my student portfolio, and I found an extra link for the student grades.

i was seeking different types of scholarships and yes i found it very helpful. I was seeking information about scholarships, and it helped a little bit. It seems like most scholarships are directed at seniors, which discouraged me (a junior) from looking any harder. I was seeking scholarship information and the different types of scholarships a sophomore could apply for. I did find it helpful, there were many links to many different types of scholarships.

I found the website was very easy to navigate to find what I was looking for.

I found what to do for the senior portfolio which was really helpful.

I had issues with my classes and schedule, I was helped quickly and effectively I needed to know what college forum was. I'm a new student so I needed a lot of support from the counselors. I thought the lists of scholarships was very helpful. I also looked at the Ames grade level portfolio checklist. i wanted to change my class because i didnt want spanish so i got to be french class.

I was seeking scholarship information. It was very helpful I was seeking scholarship opportunities. I was using it to look for scholarship information, and I did find it helpful. I was wanting to learn what scholarships were avalible to me. I went to the counseling website to check on some scholarship website and yes I did find it helpful because now I'm looking into scholarships that I didn't even know existed. Information about freshmen scholarships. I was disappointed at the amount and shadiness of the scholarships listed. Information ob scholarships and it helped. Information on scholar ships and other similar things. And for the most part. Information on scholarships. And yes. looking for scholarships mostly scholarships, and yes it was helpful Scholarship Scholarship - it helped Scholarship and portfolio information scholarship and yes it was helpful Scholarship application info. Yes, it was very helpful and easy to find.

i was in need of find scholarships and taking online classes. most of my expectations were met. I was just checking it out. I found it helpful. The scholarships page is very good. I was just looking for whatever I was just looking for whatever I was just looking to explore. Yes, I found it helpful. I was looking at college scholarships, and how to apply for them. I was looking at scholarships and just seeing what all was on the website. I did find it helpful. I was looking for competition. I was looking for information about the portfolio and what to put in it. Also for possible scholarships. I was looking for information on the senior project and I found it I was looking for Scholarships and finding info for my portfolio. I was looking for scholarships for college forum and it was very helpful because I knew they were all legitimate. I was looking for the information on how and when to schedule for standardized tests. I did find that information, and I found it helpful. I was looking for the scholarship and the profolio and yes it was helpful I was seeking for colleges. Seeing what university has what and what they require. I was seeking for scholarship information and ACT datesa. I found it very helpful and informative. I was seeking information about ACT's and scholarships. And it was very helpful for the scholarships because they let me know the deadlines for certain scholarships. I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I went to see if i could drop a class for another. yes it was helpful. If you need Help, if there is anything coming up info about courses, scholarships, and Ames information. For the most part this website was helpful. Information about PE Form. Information about senior projects and portfolios Information on college enrollment. Yes, I found it helpful.

Scholarship help / also which school to look for Scholarship help for those that don't have certain documents scholarship information Scholarship information

Scholarship information it was very helpful. scholarship information was very helpful Scholarship information yes it was helpful scholarship information application deadline Scholarship information I found it fairly helpful. Scholarship information, and it was pretty helpful. Scholarship information, and yes Scholarship information, it did less me to some good starts.

Information on colleges. Yes, I now know where to look for my schooling. Information on scholarships, senior project, and senior portfolio for college forum. Yes it was helpful for the assignments. I looked up information on U of U courses to know how many credits they are worth. The information was helpful. I looked up counselor contact information. It was helpful and right at the beginning which makes it nice. internship It was for eletronic high school. i found a lot of answers and was able to find what summer schooling helped me out the most. It was helpful. I was searching for college forum assignments I've used it several times for college forum. It was helpful. Just checking it out. Just curious Just exploring the website to see what was on it for future use. Just to look at in a general way. Lists of scholarships and helpful instructions regarding electronic portfolio assignment for Mr. Webster. Mainly information on scholarship opportunities and to contact the counselors regarding classes or college. mostly scholarship information and other stuff such as college information. mostly scholarships, and yes it was helpful my homework for college forum. My teacher just told me to go and take a look. portfolio and scholarship information. There should be more scholarship links Portfolio, yes Principle I was givin attitude when I asked if he was here Principle I was givin attitude when I asked if he was here Really great, much information resources for Scholarships and general information Schedules Schedules and grades. Scholarshiips - not much help. College forum - yes Scholarship ideas for college forum, fairly helpful scholarship info/dates college prep info senior portfolio and project info Scholarship information and calendars. Yes. Scholarship information and important dates. I did find it helpful. Scholarship information, and I found a great range of scholarships from easy ones to more complex ones. I was also looking for senior portfolio and project requirements. The website was really helpful. Thank-you. Scholarship opportunities for college forum assignment. Scholarship, and college information. Yes it was helpful. scholarship, senior project, and senior portfolio stuff, the website was effective scholarships and grades

Scholarship information.

Scholarship information. Yes. Scholarship Options

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Scholarships and due dates. Scholarships and it was helpful Scholarships and websites for scholarships and yes i found it helpful

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Scholarships and graduation requirements- yes Scholarships and graduation requirements. Scholarships and high school graduation requirements Scholarships and Senior portfolio stuff. Yes, it was helpful. Scholarships and senior project infor Scholarships and Senior Project. The site was helpful scholarships for advisory scholarships to gain some money for school related activities scholarships yes helps to find all the possible scholarships i'm eligible Scholarships yes it was very helpful. Scholarships Senior Portfollio scholarships, all the links to the different scholarship webpages. and the senior portfolio requiremennt list. Scholarships, and college info. Scholarships, and indeed. Scholarships, and the senior project. It was very helpful. Scholarships, and yes, I did find it helpful. scholarships, college Scholarships, College Forum, Senior Portfolio, Senior Project, etc. Yes, was very helpful. Scholarships, forms, and emails. Yes it was really helpful. Scholarships, yes I also looked for colleges requirements for the ACT scholarships, yes it was helpful. also information about senior project Sebuir Oirtfikuim senior projects and scholarships Senior Portfolio checklist and PE packet Senior Portfolio, Senior Project proposal form, Senior Scholarships... Yes. It was very helpful and clearly labeled. Senior Portfollio Scholarships Senior Project Senior project Info, scholarships, portfolio requirements. Senior Project Proposal, Senior Portfolio requirements and examples, and scholarships senior project, portfolio, scholarships, yes Senior Project/Portfolio; yes, very well done Student Grades, Senior Project, Scholarships student portfiolos STUFFLES summer 2014 programs-not up yet scholarships-yes calender-yes

Scholarships I did scholarships yes helps to find all the possible scholarships i'm eligible Scholarships yes it was very helpful. Scholarships Scholarships, and indeed. Scholarships, and yes, I did find it helpful. Scholarships, helpful scholarships, yes scholarships, yes Scholarships, yes Scholarships, yes Scholarships, yes Scholarships, yes I did. It was very helpful with searching scholarships Scholarships. And yes it's helpful. Scholarships. For the most part. It was helpful to find a basis of scholarships scholarships. It was helpful to see the different variety and what can be done. scholarships. mildly.

Scholorships Scholorships and yes. I did. Scholorships, yes it was helpfull. Scholorships. i found it helpful. Scholorships. Yes it was helpful. scholoships yes

school issignmet to find a scholarship. Sholarships and yes I did find it help. The easy access scholarships were helpful. the scholar ship page it was helpful The scholarships The scholoships To see opportunities for scholarships Was looking for scholarships and yes I found some useful stuff. weird scholorship opportunities, i found it extremely helpful What scholarships I could apply for What scholarships were available for me being a 9th grader to apply for.

survey teacher websites and colleges in state information; yes it was helpful The College info is very helpful The list of scholarships and information about senior project. The Senior Project Proposal paper. Yes, it was helpful. To find info about SEOP's To learn more about the DRSLs and just checking it out weebly accounts, and scholarship. What has to be in our senior portfolio. What was needed for senior project. What was needed for senior portfolio and scholarship information. What was needed to be on the Senior Porfirio, and the Senior project, and yes I did. yes it was very informative Yes very helpful easy to to find segments and just easy to use. Yes, for math i went to Mrs. J and had homework help online. It was really helpful. Yes, I have visited the counseling website. It was very informative and let me know exactly what I was looking for. I like how it is sorted by like things and categories so that it is easy, efficient, and quick to find what you are looking for. Yes, it helped me a lot 157 Comments

yes i was looking for scholarships yes, for scholarships.!:)

299 Total Comments Made Column A & B Added

Suggestions
What comments or suggestions do you have for the school counselors at AMES? Stop worrying about "drugs and alcohol" and put more effort into connecting with the students and preventing bullying/cyberbullying Talk about social media websites and things like Ask.fm if there is a bullying problem happening to you or to a friend report it. There isn't any way to find out who did it sometimes, unless you go to the police, but if someone is getting really bullied that police should be able to help. The end Talk to more students about their personal life, so it can help them in life an school Thank you for the support Thanks for all your hard work. I love the school. Thanks for being awesome! Thanks for being so awesome and easy to talk to. The counselors are amazing. The counselors are hard to find when I need them. They are all over the place.

Add how to check Cottonwood grades onto the website.

Advisory should not count towards our grade. AMES IS PURTY AMES IS PURTY Appear more approachable ASK COTTONWOOD HOW TO CHECK GRADES aww thank's Be aware of current issues facing students. Be cool - cool beans Be more open about how you're here to help, and be proactive. Kids aren't going to admit problems they have in fear of 'not fitting in' or 'being different'. be on the look out for students who are up to no good Better prep for ACT and SAT is needed More info on what colleges are looking for. I don't like that college forum takes up my lunch time, especially since the reason I don't have college forum is because I have a class. It feels like I'm being punished for taking on more classes. cancel college forum, its a waste of time. Can't think of anything. carpool initiative for parents

The website is great - keep up the good work. You ladies rock!! they are the best

They need to actually take drug busts, alcohol, and really dangerous issues seriously. It never seems they truly care as long as they get good grades. This is a great school and I am so lucky to be coming here! To give us more fun games in advisory to make learning fun to help more along the lines of meetings for school academics and for college and future options

College forum should be more class-like and better at communicating what needs to be done. Students should be periodically asked whether or not they need help from their counselors rather than waiting for them to ask. Though students should know when to ask for help, it would be helpful for some students to have help offered to them. Communicate and connect more with your patients/students. I rarely see my counsulers and I feel like I should see them more or they see me more and talk about our issues in school. Like grades. Considering there are only two counselors and five hundred students it's actually very impressive how on top of things they are. Denece is a dork Does AMES know how to/ do enable take college classes to graduate high school with an associate degree?

try, & be involved with the students even though they dont talk to you, and if you see a student down help them up, and talk to them, and ask how there life at home is.

video game club we love ames and kari is awesome We love you.. like so much... Yeah. Yup just wasting your time reading this. We need to have Co-Curricular more often. Advisory/College Forum is a waste of time. The idea of it is good but it is executed poorly. The counselors themselves are amazing. Teach more on swag. Well I don't know many students who actually like college forum being mandatory. Students get sick over weekends. If they miss a day, they get a C in it? I don't mean to be harsh (which I am being sorry) but its pretty stupid. I think there should be a total miminum of forums required. But, not every other flipping weekend.Sorry :P What is your favorite animal? who came up with these questions? Yolo You either agree or disagree, you don't need five o[tions. Like you can't be some pregnant or super pregnant you either are or you're not. you guys are awesome You guys are awesome counselors and need more mints and candy. :) you guys are doing good!! love kari and denis You guys rock You guys rock! You Rock! maybe some series of presentation to parents to keep them up to speed with what their students need to be looking forward to. Maybe to get to know the students better.

eet with juniors and seniors more about their career path ONLY. Keep up the good work. Everything is great!! Find a way that kids who have a b1 class can still go to CoCurricular get a bully box so that kids can report bullying anonymously Get rid of the principle Get rid of the principle Get to know the students more, and make more time for the students. give lane and carson food give toso more food. good job good job Good job Good job :)

Good job @ what you're doing. (: Good job including kids and making people feel like you really know them.

Maybe try to listen more to students with their problems, help motivate them to do better at school. Maybe show them what happens when they fail or give up. With bullying, try to make a specific group with people like them that they can go to and compare their situations and hopefully feel like they aren't alone. I would also really like it if you could help by giving us lists of colleges that you would recommend for our career choices. mor co-curricular more communication is needed from school when students are not performing. i dont feel notification is timely or leaves room for plan of action to turn it around more food. more fun activities. More Volleyball and ps food More scholarships that are available to my grade would be helpful More SEOP's Ms. Gardner is a really good counselor with an open door policy. She is helpful and shows respect to the student by listening to them.Thanks to her! My son loves his counselor Need more mints. Ran out last time.

good job! Good school great school have a clearer schedule for students to visit, the councilors are usually gone at meetings , or talking to people. have bowls of candy in your office Have food that is conveniantly placed to invite students to share feelings- basically for us. :) Have more interaction with the students. have more time to meet the students and have a talk help them with what they need have to stop being so strict about certain things and not be in peoples grill all the time thinking there doing something bad especially the principle wilson. HELP ON HOW TO CHECK CWOOD GRADES Help students more with their grades. Hi!!!!!!!!!! How to make classes easier I do not have any. I don't really have any comments; thanks, you guys are doing an amazing job, keep it up!

no advisory no math lab None, they do their job well Nothing you guys are doing a great job! Nothing, you guys are so great at what you do. Don"t change anything. :) One on one sesstions to plan future Pertaining to scholarship help and help with classes, continue to do a good job. Pick a different example for senior portfolio. It makes me feel bad about myself.

I feel like it is really hard to get into contact with the councilors. It feels like my emails are lost in the masses, and it feels like the only way to really get into contact with them is by going in person. but there is no way of knowing when they will be in their rooms, or if they have the time to help with problems. I feel like they forget about some things we have talked about or things we have talked about doing, or if they say they will call me down later they don't. I have heard a lot of students talking about lack of getting back to them, or about forgetting them. This hasn't happened to me, but I have heard many other people discussing it. I have no comments on the counselors here at AMES I have no suggestions for my councilors i like pie I love my Counselor! I think that people who have academic issues should take the "Color Code Personality Test", because many times it is not that the person does not know or understand the material, but that the person does not feel motivated to do the material, for whatever reason that may be. Taking this Personality Test shows a person what motivates them; for example, I am motivated primarily by fun, and seek immediate results. I think that the counselors should take kids individually to see how there doing. I think that the school counselors are some of the best school counselors I have ever ran into. Ms. Gardner and Ms. Begay are a great fit for AMES and I think that if AMES keeps both of them it will be a very good and productive following years at AMES. I think that there should be some required meetings for the older students that help them learn about opportunities that they have but they just don't recognize them.

Please make college forum possible to Pass without having to do any of the assignemnts. A lot of students don't have time to do extra assignments outside of their busy schedules.

Remove College form

say hi to Collin Teng Scholarship opportunities SEOP's done each semester. Since it the beginning of the school year I don't have any, but I know I will. stay golden

Stay golden. Keep on doing what you're doing. Maybe meet with the lower classmen on ways to prepare for college to find their career path.

Keep the good work. Phone messages are awesome. Keep the website up to date and follow up on seniors with their college and scholarship applications. Keep treating us like students and intellectuals, we are young but we still have our opinions. We just dont want to be seen as children we want to be considered as young adults if there is an issue with something please come talk to us, discussions are essential to us. Dont just reprimand us, it just pisses us off. Please and Thankyou .

i think the counselor are great.

i think the dances should have better music and that the lunch schedule should change. I think the focus of the counselors should be as much on the the 9th and 10th graders as they are on the 11th and 12th graders who are going to college. We are ALL preparing for the same thing and I feel a little confused because I rarely meet with my counselor to talk about EXACTLY what my course plan is for the rest of my high school years. I think the Freshman House was really beneificial I think the school counselors are doing what they're suppose to do. I think the school should have programs foe the refuge kids so that they can be more included in the school and its activity's or they could even help plan activity's or something fome:Heba,geiang I think you are doing fine. I guess try to set up more personal talks/conferences with people. I want to know whats going on and not from my friends. I wish there were clocks in the hallways. i would like to learn how to do taxes, pay bills, and other such useful information for my life beyond high school. i also think a suggestion box perhaps in the office would be delightful. I would love it if the Juniors were given an overview of different colleges that they may be interested in so that they can prepare for their senior year since some colleges/universities allow early applications. if a student is close to a teacher, does not disrupt the teachers class and has a appropriate relationship don't push that teacher away because " you would rather them be talking to you ". Instead of learning how to "live above the line" maybe we could be doing something more useful and approriate for our age group.

keep up the good work

Keep up the good work ladies! Keep up the good work supporting the student's at AMES, Thanks for that you do to keep the students going. Keep Up the good work! Keep up the good work! College forum should focus more on applying for scholarshiops or talking about housing, (apartments, on-campus, etc.) Keep up the good work. Keep up the good work. Keep up the great work!

Keep up the great work.

make call to parents and get more involved

just to call in the students once in awhile to check up on them Keep being awesome! Keep doin wht you're doin. I'd say to maybe have a time when students can talk to you one on one and talk about their future. What options we as students have and maybe what tips or websites we can use to start reaching towards our future goals. Keep doing what you are doing:) Just be open for anything. keep doing what your doing

It is a fantastic school. Thank You It was very nice to get a little birthday present from my counselor (Thanks Kari!) its good for the moment

Just do the things we ask you to do in a timely manner and not have us ask you 50 times to something we really need you to do. just if they could change your grades in college forum a lot faster. it would be much appreciated. :) Just keep doing what you are doing. I know I can come talk whenever an without being judged and I can get the help I need. Thank you.

Keep doing what you're doing. Thank you for all you do! Keep it up! Just keep doing what you're doing because you guys are the best counselors ever. I couldn't gotten through my freshman year without your help. Thank you so very much. <3 Just thanks for trying to help me around some rough parts that I'm going through.

I do not like that kids from other schools are allowed to take AMES classes. I feel like that defeats the whole perpose of our school. I also think that the class sizes should be kept the same every year. Being small and family oriented is one of the perks to going to AMES, and I believe it should stay that way. I am not sure of the number of students AMES currently has but I think 125 per grade level is great! I also disagree strongly with letting students that dropped out of AMES come back in the school. I feel like it is unfair that they were chosen over someone that actually wanted to be there. I think that if they decide to transfer because AMES "gave too much homework" then that is their choice and it should be final. Maybe we could do some mixing of teachers throughout the grades? I know I have gotten different teachers every year, which means it is a little more difficult to build bonds with them when you see them your freshman year and then never again until graduation. I know thats really difficult to do, but I know I was happy when I got put in Mrs. Freestone's government class this year because it was so nice to be taught by a familiar face for the second year in a row. Alrighty those are my grivences. Take them, or leave them.