The Spartan Scoop
Happenings, need-to-knows, & more from Campbell Counseling
Welcome to the September 2021 issue of the Spartan Scoop!
Meet Mrs. Young, Campbell's very own College & Career Consultant!
Mrs. Young will be working with CHS students on Mondays (all day), Wed during all lunches and Thursday during all lunches in the College & Career Center. Starting after Fall break, either forego your lunch or eat quickly and then come to the College & Career Center to talk with her, do research on colleges & careers, complete applications for college and/or scholarships, sign up for the SAT/ACT and more! Make an appointment with her HERE.
Volunteers Needed--Parents, Students & Community Members!!
Please email Kristin.Schloemer@cobbk12.org with your interest by Monday, October 4th.
Want a [semi] personal tour of Naviance?
CHS School News!
Wanna earn college credit for FREE while still in HS???
6 week grades are available!
If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact the front office staff.
Deadlines for upcoming SAT & ACT are approaching!
If your student would qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, fill out this form and send back to Mrs. Young to receive 2 waivers each to take the tests for free. She will send you the codes via Naviance messages (which should go to your email if you changed it in Naviance).
Signs of Suicide--A Suicide Prevention Program
- Campbell High School uses a program called SOS Signs of Suicide to teach students about this hard topic and encourages them to ACT: Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult.
- SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.
- Take some time to start a conversation about mental health. This can be tough for families as often in our society, mental health isn’t discussed openly like physical health. Feelings of depression or anxiety are often hidden because youth are confused, embarrassed, or ashamed. Talking about suicide doesn't lead people to suicide.
- You can help protect your child and their friends by talking to them and showing them that it isn't a taboo subject.
- Ask open-ended questions. Let your child steer the conversation to what they want to talk about.
- Don’t rush to solve their problems. Instead, ask what they think would help a situation.
- Be available and make sure your child knows it. “I'm around if you want to talk later” may help.
- Try talking on a walk. The relaxed atmosphere makes it easier for some kids to open up.
We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for more information on warning signs for youth suicide and useful resources.
Additionally, we are providing a free 30-minute parent webinar to help you learn more about Signs of Suicide. This is on demand and available for you to watch at any time.
In addition to Signs of Suicide, below you will find a link to the CHS Counseling website with many more mental health resources available. https://www.campbellhscounseling.com/emotional
Picture re-take day is Tuesday, October 12th. Stay tuned for more info...
SENIORS!!! Class of 2022!
Did you miss Senior Seminar?
Seniors: Are you still unsure of what your plans are after high school?
If you are interested in meeting with the representative from Year Up, email Mrs. Wright.
Is the college essay causing you writer's block?
1. 7 Personal Statement Ideas video by The College Essay Guy
2. Writing a Great College Essay by Lynn at The College Solution
Juniors!! Class of 2023
Junior Jumpstart will take place Sept 15th-17th and students will attend according to their last name. IB Juniors will be receiving this same information from the IB staff at a different time.
Book your Junior Advisement Appointment now!
Each Junior will receive an appointment for their Junior Advisement Session in one of two ways:
The counselor will book the date and time. Parents will join virtually, if available, or by phone and the student will attend F2F regardless of parent participation.
If parents/guardians would like to choose a time that best fits in your schedule, please sign up for a preferred appointment below that will take place during the week of October 11-15th. Juniors will be in attendance to all meetings F2F and parents will participate virtually or by phone. Deadline to sign up for appointments is Oct 6th:
To choose your own appointment for the week of Oct 11th-15th, click HERE then on your student's school counselor's link.
Sophomores!! Class of 2024
There is no preparation required for this test in the 10th grade but here are two FREE opportunities:
Freshman!! Class of 2025
Beyond the Classroom...
Virtual HBCU Fair (Historically Black Colleges & Universities)
Saturday, Sep. 25th, 10am-2pm
This is an online event.
Link to register:
Interested in being a college athlete?
If you aren't visiting our website on the regular, you are missing out!!!!