The Spartan Scoop

Happenings, need-to-knows, & more from Campbell Counseling

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of the Spartan Scoop!

WELCOME!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! For those of you who are new to CHS and/or The Spartan Scoop, or need a friendly refresher, this monthly newsletter will contain information in the following areas, but not limited to: School Counseling programming and events, grade level specific info, student specific info, scholarships, college info, career info, military info, social emotional health info and more! It is important that both students and their parents/guardians browse the information in these newsletters.
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Meet Mrs. Young, Campbell's very own College & Career Consultant!

Do you need help finding your future career, college or college major? Or do you want assistance completing applications and such? Never fear, Mrs. Young is here!


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!!

Would you like to be a part of the CHS School Counseling Advisory Council? Two times a year, the council meets to take a deeper look into the CHS School Counseling program to ensure we are meeting the needs of our school, students, families and community. Volunteers need to be available for a virtual meeting on Friday, Oct 8th from 9am-10am and in May. Ideally, we want members over all grade levels and programs. *Students will be able to join the meeting virtually from our college & career center.


Please email Kristin.Schloemer@cobbk12.org with your interest by Monday, October 4th.

Want a [semi] personal tour of Naviance?

Would you like a simple tour of Naviance so you know where to find things? Students were shown this ~19 min video last Wednesday during 3rd period. Feel free to refresh your mind or watch for the first time. The Naviance portion begins around the 8:46 mark. Prior to the 8:46 mark, you will find info about graduation requirements, course sequences, pathways and more.

CHS School News!

Wanna earn college credit for FREE while still in HS???

Attend the CHS Dual Enrollment Info Session on Thursday 9/16 from 6pm-7pm virtually. See our Dual Enrollment page on our website for the link to the session and more info.

6 week grades are available!

Have you checked your student's grades yet? Teachers submitted grades on 9/13. Friendly reminder progress report grades are not averaged together each 6 week marking period like in Middle School. In December when final grades are due, this is the grade that is posted to the transcript which is an official legal document. Progress Reports that come out at 6 weeks and 12 weeks are to show the progress of the student at that moment in the class.


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

In our Health & Personal Fitness classes, the counselors present "Signs of Suicide" once each semester. Students taking the class this semester will receive the presentation the week of September 20th. Regardless if your student is in H/PF this semester, here is some helpful information regarding suicide prevention:


  • 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2WRXr5wU5Q

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?

Senior Seminar is a MANDATORY presentation for all seniors. There will be one make-up session for Senior Seminar on Monday, Sept 20th at 11am in the College & Career Center. Please email Mrs. Young to get added to the list for the make-up session.

Seniors: Are you still unsure of what your plans are after high school?

YearUp is non-profit organization that helps 18-24 year old's explore career options, matches the participants with corporations for on-the-job training and more. Year Up strongly supports DACA and welcomes young adults with DACA status.


If you are interested in meeting with the representative from Year Up, email Mrs. Wright.

Is the college essay causing you writer's block?

The college essay can cause a major headache and anxiety if you are completely stuck on what to write about and how to convey those thoughts in order to grab the readers and show the college admissions officials YOU are a perfect fit for that college. Here are two helpful resources you can use to help you in this endeavor:

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

School Counselors deliver this mandatory presentation that includes information on colleges, careers and how to ready themselves for the pathway that best suits them.


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

PSAT!

All 10th graders are scheduled to take the PSAT on October 13th.


There is no preparation required for this test in the 10th grade but here are two FREE opportunities:



  1. www.khanacademy.com
  2. Applerouth is offering FREE PSAT Online Prep to prepare for the PSAT on October 13th. See more info & register HERE.

Freshman!! Class of 2025

Beyond the Classroom...

Job & Internship Opportunities

Use the QR code below to access the updated list of job and internship opportunities in the community. Check back often to see who is hiring!

Virtual HBCU Fair (Historically Black Colleges & Universities)

Saturday, Sep. 25th, 10am-2pm

This is an online event.

Join Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with The PEARL Foundation, Inc. for a virtual HBCU Fair. The focus of the event will be for participants to connect with representatives from several Historically Black Colleges and Universities from around the US. Workshop sessions regarding financial aid and declaring a major will be led by highly knowledgeable individuals, and time will be provided for participants to ask questions. This event is open to the public and is FREE!


Link to register:

http://bit.ly/2021PZQHBCUFair

Interested in being a college athlete?

Watch this presentation to learn more about the NCAA Eligibility Center and how to ensure you are taking the right steps for a college athletic scholarship!


Watch Presentation Here.

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