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Saints Counseling Team Reports on PSAT Testing

Susan Holmes

Maci David

This letter from the counselors appeared in Halo Notes Oct. 11:

Dear Saints Parents,

The counseling team at St. Louis Catholic wants to personally thank you for a successful PSAT test day.  We were able to successfully submit test documents for all students who tested.  We want to apologize for the delay in dismissing students (Oct. 10).  The beginning portion of the test requires that students complete some demographic information, and we had quite a few students struggle with recalling basic information such as a mailing address and ZIP code in this digital age.  I know this is a shock to us as adults, but if you think about it for a while, it makes perfect sense.  Our digital devices now store all that information and can auto-fill those pesky details for us!  As students are required to know this type of information for the ACT and SAT, it’s a great reminder for us as parents to review those details that our digital native children may not remember.

A benefit of taking the PSAT in 9th-11th grades is that students get the opportunity to see what college admissions testing looks like – both from a knowledge and a mental stamina standpoint. I know our students were exhausted from four long hours of testing.  It is our hope that we can help build mental stamina as our students progress at St. Louis Catholic.  Once we have the PSAT scores back, the counseling team will hold a Parent Night showing you how to interpret the scores, how you can help your student improve on areas of weakness, and develop that mental stamina so our students can achieve post-secondary success after high school.

As always, please don’t hesitate to call or email us with your questions and concerns.

Sincerely,

Susan Holmes (A-J)

Maci David (K-Z)

Your Saints Counseling Team