WARREN, Mich. – Next week, De La Salle Collegiate will welcome a new member to its faculty and staff.
North Carolina native Andrew Campbell becomes the second school psychologist in De La Salle history. Campbell, who has worked in public school districts in North Farmington and Oak Park, will work collaboratively with De La Salle’s school counselors – Tony Albani, John Hickey and Dominic Reid.
“Andrew is excited to be part of our Lasallian community and brings a fair amount of experience and passion,” De La Salle principal Steve Stewart said. “While he is currently sleep deprived with a new son, he informed me that he is looking forward to making a difference at De La Salle.”
Campbell’s first day will be this Monday, Oct. 15.
Campbell has an extensive background with school professionals in the areas of consultation, evaluation, individual and group counseling, as well as crisis, behavioral and academic interventions.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in biology from Clemson University in 2007. He received a Master of Arts in school psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 2016.
“Having a school psychologist is a tremendous help to our students and is rather unique position for a single building, let alone a parochial/private school,” Stewart said. “Opportunely, resources have allowed us to continue our exceptional care for our students. We are both fortunate and blessed. It helps our students on many levels and is yet another point of distinction on why parents choose our great school with our superb faculty and staff committed to our mission.”
WARREN, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2018) — Education Planning Resources will be at De La Salle Collegiate on Wed., Oct. 10 from 7-8 p.m. EPR was founded in 2008 to provide the knowledge and strategies needed to reduce the cost of a college education. They provide strategies that reduce college costs and parent loans while increasing retirement income and providing for efficient legacy transfer.
Learn how to take advantage of every opportunity the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can give you. Have a strategy to lower your out-of-pocket costs for college and increase the free grants from the colleges’ endowment funds.
EPR presented to our senior parents last year and we had positive feedback so we decided to extend the invite to parents of all grades. It’s never too early to begin discussing college financing.
Reminder to the senior parents that the FAFSA goes live Oct. 1 so you can begin filling that out very soon.
All grades are invited to attend the Oct. 10 event, and parents can sign up at the following link http://
Please contact your son’s counselor if you have any questions.
The University of Detroit-Mercy’s College of Business and Administration is offering FREE college classes for qualified Juniors and Seniors interested in Business for the Winter term. See the following flyers to register: Courses Available and Dual Enrollment Flyer.
Counselor Mr. Anthony Albani said, “Dual Enrollment is a great opportunity for students to earn college credit, and get a taste of the college experience – all at no cost!”
He said that currently DLS only has a Dual Enrollment arrangement with the University of Detroit-Mercy. “Other colleges offer Dual Enrollment, but for classes during the school day. Some offer classes we already offer at De La Salle. We regularly check to see if any courses are available.”
The De La Salle Counseling Department has just added a new page to its website. The new page “NCAA/NAIA Eligibility” contains important links and information for prospective NCAA & NAIA student athletes.
If you are an athlete who is considering playing a sport at the Division 1 or 2 NCAA level or at the NAIA level please visit: https://sites.google.com/
While the registration for both eligibility centers doesn’t begin until junior year, it’s important to understand what courses and GPA’s are required for participation in college athletics. Remember that grades all four years matter.
As always, if you have any questions, contact your Counselor.
This is the email sent from Counselor Jacob Jones to all DLS Parents about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
I am reaching out to you with a cautionary note and resources to help you negotiate through conversations regarding the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name (2007). The series revolves around the fictional story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role. In addition to suicide, the show also addresses a number of other difficult topics (in graphic detail), such as bullying, rape, drunk driving, and slut shaming. These are very real issues, and there are some valuable lessons to be learned from the show regarding how our actions impact others. However, it is also necessary to differentiate between a TV drama and real life.
According to the National Association of School Psychologists, producers for the show say they hope the series can help those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. However, the series, which many teenagers are binge watching without adult guidance and support, is raising concerns from suicide prevention experts about the potential risks posed by the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide. What the series does accurately convey is that there is no single cause of suicide. Indeed, there are likely as many different pathways to suicide as there are suicide deaths. However, the series does not emphasize that common among most suicide deaths is the presence of treatable mental illnesses. Suicide is not the simple consequence of stressors or coping challenges, but rather, it is most typically a combined result of treatable mental illnesses and overwhelming or intolerable stressors.
Several professional organizations, including the National Association of School Psychologists, have expressed concern, and have developed
Please take time to review these and be prepared to discuss the series with your children. The show has gained a great deal of popularity, and we all need be prepared to have meaningful conversations regarding the misinformation, normalization and glorification of suicide, drug abuse, and bullying that this show depicts.
Vulnerable youth, youth with a history of suicidal thoughts or attempts, youth with family history of suicide, youth who have been bullied or bully, youth who are marginalized in school or their community may be at heightened risk for suicidal thoughts or actions. Do not hesitate to ask them directly if they have thoughts of suicide/killing themselves (this will not put the thought in their mind). If they do or you are concerned they may be suicidal, get help; your local crisis center has resources for you or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK).
Please feel free to contact myself or any of the counselors in the counseling office if you have concerns or questions.