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Mr. Clark’s Counselor Page!

Meet the Counselor:

Hello, my name is Calvin Clark and I am the 7th-9th School Counselor! This is my 2nd year as a school counselor here at the Academy. I love what I do and I’m here to help!

What I can help with:

Social and Emotional issues, learning, and developmentCollege and Career preparation

Academic support

And everything in between!

Contact Info:cclark@artsk12.org479-631-2787

Please feel free to email me at anytime, as that is the best way to reach me. I am often out of my office, so emailing me is the way to go!

If you are a student in 7th-9th grade needing to meet with me, there is a counseling request form in my Counselor’s Classroom to request an appointment, as well as a hyperlink to the form on your chromebook desktop!

Social and Emotional Support:

CORE MINDFULNESS APPROACH(You’ve got to Practice).

Try getting to a point where you use them all at the same time!

Self-management Activities. Be kind to yourself. When you can’t control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond.

Try taking a non-judgemental stance

  • SEE, BUT DON’T EVALUATE. Take a non-judgmental stance. Just the facts. Focus on the “what,” not the “good” or “bad.”
  • UNGLUE YOUR OPINIONS from the facts.
  • ACCEPT each moment non-judgmentally, as a tree accepts both the sun and rain that falls upon its branches.
  • ACKNOWLEDGE the helpful, but don’t judge it. Acknowledge the harmful, but don’t judge it.
  • When you judge, DON’T JUDGE YOURSELF FOR JUDGING.

Be mindfully in the moment

  • DO ONE THING AT A TIME. When you are eating, eat. When you are walking, walk. When you are working, work. When you are in a conversation with a friend, be present in that conversation with your friend. Give each activity your whole focus.
  • If other actions, thoughts, or strong feelings distract you, LET GO OF DISTRACTIONS, and go back to what you are doing—go back again and again and again.
  • CONCENTRATE YOUR MIND. If you find you are doing two things at once, stop and go back to one thing at a time.

Be Effective

  • FOCUS ON WHAT WORKS. Do what needs to be done in each situation in order to meet your goals. Stay away from evaluative language: “I am stupid because I didn’t get an A” or “My teacher ignores me because she hates me.”
  • INSTEAD, FOCUS ON THE FACTS. “I didn’t get an A because Algebra is a challenge for me. I will study harder next time” or “My teacher hasn’t been calling on me lately. I will tell her that this frustrates me.”
  • LET GO of vengeance, useless anger, and self righteousness that hurts you and doesn’t work in the long run. When in doubt, get some help or feedback.

College and Career:

The test that many colleges and universities look at for entrance, the ACT. Dates, Info, and Tips on how to prepare.

http://www.act.org

Find a career based on your interests.

www.onetonline.org

What are your plans after high school? Go to college, trade school, the military? Do you want to start working right away?

https://www.mynextmove.org

Life after high school. What college should you go to? How will you pay for it all?

www.scholarships.comhttps://www.fastweb.com

Academic Support

Many teachers, as well as peer ambassadors are available for tutoring here on campus. If you believe you need additional support, here are some local agencies*.

Sylvan Learning of Rogers

4408 W. Walnut St. #3

Rogers AR, 72756(479) 202-6313

Tutor 101

1101 Mallard Pl.

Bentonville AR, 72712

(479) 553-9022

Mathnasium of Bentonville

103 SW Winsted Lane #13

Bentonville AR, 72712

479) 657-3000

LearningRX

1401 SE Walton Blvd

Bentonville AR, 72712

(479) 715-6870

ALOHA of Bentonville

1805 South West Regional Blvd, Suite 7

Bentonville AR, 72712

(479) 696-7889

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Bentonville

231 N Walton Blvd Suite #7

Bentonville AR, 72712

(479) 273-5866

*Note: This list is for reference only, as AAA does not endorse any of these local agencies.

Helpful Websites and Numbers for support:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Arkansas Suicide Prevention Support

:http://suicidehotlines.com/arkansas.html

Arkansas Crisis Center

1-888-CRISIS (274-7472)

www.arcrisis.org

National Runaway Safeline (Chat and texting support as well)

1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

www.1800runaway.org

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ support)1-866-488-7386

www.thetrevorproject.org

Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 for support

www.crisistextline.org

How to start a conversation about mental health

https://seizetheawkward.org/

Substance Abuse/Addiction Support
https://www.drugrehab.com/

Additional Teen Drug Abuse & Addiction Resources

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/

Local Agencies that provide free mental health/crisis assessments:Ozark Guidance CenterRogers/Bentonville Children’s Services

2003 SE Walton Blvd.

Bentonville AR, 72712

479-725-6000

M-Th (7:30-6pm)

F (7:30-5pm)

Springwoods Behavioral Health

1955 W. Truckers Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72704

479-316-6307

24hrs

Vantage Point of Northwest Arkansas

4253 Crossover Rd

Fayetteville, AR 72703

855-597-6354

24hrs

In an emergency, dial 911