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September 12, 2014

Attention Seniors: Are you planning to apply to college this fall? Need help writing your essay? The college essay is the best way for admissions officers to get to know the actual you, not just your grades and test scores. It's a really big and important part of getting accepted. If you would like to hear more information, get some pointers, and even some feedback on your essay, please come to one of our College Essay Workshops. They are Wednesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 29th at 2:20 in the Media Center. We have invited college admissions reps to come review your essays and talk about what they like to see in the essay. We will also have English teachers on hand to help with revisions and edits.  You can sign up in Naviance the same way you do for college visits. If you have any questions, please see your School Counselor or Mrs. Ohanian (Room 164). Hope to see you there!
College Essay Workshops

Glenelg Media Center

Wednesday, October 8th & Wednesday, October 29th


Join college admissions representatives, school counselors & teachers to get help with your college essay.

Please sign up through your Naviance Family Connection Account.


  • Thurs, Oct 2 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) - Fri, Oct 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) - Greater Washington DC National College Fair - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

  • Wed, Oct 15 - All Schools - PSAT Administration

  • Sat, Oct 19 - HCPSS College Fair - HCC (Time: TBD)

  • Mon, Oct 27 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm) - Tues, Oct 28 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) - Baltimore National College Fair - Baltimore Convention Center

  • Tues, Oct 28 - Mix it Up Day

Colleges, Universities and representatives from the Military have signed up to meet with students who are interested in finding out more about what they have to offer. Juniors and Seniors may sign up for these visits

This year students will need to sign up for college visits in Naviance. You will NOT be able to sign up in student services. Just log into your Naviance account, go to the colleges tab, click college visits and sign up to attend the ones you are interested in attending. You will be sent a confirmation email the day prior to the visit. Save or print this because this will be your pass that you show to your teacher to attend the visit. Teacher permission must be given before attending. Students are responsible for all missed work. Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

Scheduled College Visits Coming Up Soon

Towson University

9/15/14 12:00 PM

University of Maryland, College Park

9/19/14 11:00 AM

Roanoke College

9/19/14 11:30 AM

Rice University

9/19/14 1:00 PM

Marymount Manhattan College

9/22/14 8:00 AM

High Point University

9/22/14 9:00 AM

Delaware Valley College

9/22/14 10:00 AM

University of Rochester

9/22/14 1:30 PM

Davidson College

9/23/14 8:00 AM

Colgate University

9/23/14 9:30 AM

Juniata College

9/23/14 12:00 PM

University of Connecticut at Hartford

9/23/14 1:00 PM

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

9/24/14 9:00 AM

Mount Saint Mary's University

9/24/14 10:30 AM

College of Charleston

9/24/14 11:00 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

9/24/14 12:30 PM

Virginia Wesleyan College

9/24/14 1:00 PM

Washington University in St. Louis

9/26/14 8:00 AM

Hood College

9/26/14 9:00 AM

Glenelg High School Student Services Presents


Wednesday, October 2, 2014

6:00 in the GHS Auditorium

This workshop will be of particular interest to Senior Parents and Students.

Some Facts Psychologists Know About……
Panic Disorders..
What Is A Panic Attack?

Panic attacks are usually 2 to 10 minute periods of intense feelings of fear, anxiety and physical discomfort that often seem to occur out of the blue. People often mistake these attacks for heart attacks or strokes. Common physical symptoms experienced are increased heart rate, sweating, nausea, and dizziness. Additionally people may feel as if they are losing self-control or may feel disconnected from their environment.

When and Where Do Panic Attacks Occur?

Panic attacks usually occur during waking hours, but they may also happen while asleep. These episodes may be unexpected or may occur in specific situations. Most often the person’s first attacks happen unexpectedly, but then become associated with the context in which they occurred. For example if a person had a panic attack in a grocery store, that individual might develop a fear of being in that store. When in the same situation, that person might anticipate a panic attack, which might then trigger one. This often leads to phobias or irrational fears of certain places or objects. I get really stressed about all the exams and projects I have to do. Could these be panic attacks? First panic attacks are unexpected. This means that they happen in the absence of a stress or anxiety-provoking situation. Feeling anxiety during stressful times such as finals week is natural. However, when one has attacks of extreme anxiety during normal, non-stressful everyday activities, it might be a panic attack.

What Is The Difference Between A Panic Attack and Panic Disorder?

Approximately 15% of the population will experience panic attacks at some time in their lives, but these are not all considered panic disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, people are diagnosed with a panic disorder if they have reoccurring unexpected panic attacks and experience psychological distress as a result. Persons with panic disorders often continually worry about when their next attack will occur. They may fear that they have a life-threatening illness that has not been diagnosed. Some people feel as if they are "going crazy." Others will make significant life changes, such as quitting a job. Most people develop this condition between late adolescence and the mid thirties.

Are There Different Types ?

Panic disorder can be divided into two types: panic disorder with agoraphobia and panic disorder without agoraphobia. This phobia refers to anxiety about being in places where escape would be difficult. As a result, individuals with agoraphobia avoid situations such as being in a crowd, traveling by airplane, or even leaving the house by themselves. If they attempt to be in these situations, they do so with considerable distress. In panic disorder without agoraphobia the individual has panic attacks, without any specific phobias.

Is Panic Disorder Common?

It is estimated that 1.5% to 3.5% of the world's population has, or will experience some form of panic disorder. Between one-third to one-half are also agoraphobic.

What Causes Panic Disorders?

The precise causes of panic disorders are unknown. However, there is some evidence that panic disorders may be genetic. There have been speculations about different biological causes for panic disorder such as an over-excited nervous system or carbon dioxide levels in the body.

How Are Panic Disorders Treated?

Psychotherapy may be helpful for treating panic disorder by helping to develop coping and relaxation skills. In panic disorder with agoraphobia, therapy can help reduce anxiety about the feared situation and help the person to function better. Some anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines may also help treat panic disorder.

This fact sheet is provided as service by the University of Cincinnati Psychological Services Center and the Division of Student Affairs and Services. This fact sheet was prepared by Dr. Hillary Wishnick and the professional staff of the Psychological Services Center. Please contact our office (513-556-0648) or our Web site at if you would like additional copies. © 2004 Psychological Services Center

Grassroots is sponsoring the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide to help raise awareness. This event is being held in Columbia at the Lakefront on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  To register to walk, visit the website: Volunteers are needed to help with walk logistics. Volunteers would be eligible to receive NHS or SSL hours for their time. Students interested in volunteering can contact Cathy Smith at or call 410-302-4662.

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