SCHS Counseling Connections

Volume 8 - March 2020

Here you will find information on current college rep visits, test dates, and important upcoming information you will need to know for the month. This is a great tool that provides our students with valuable information on a timely basis.

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Winter Formal Spirit Week

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St.Charles School District College/Career/Job Fair

City of St. Charles School District would like to invite you to participate in the City of St. Charles School District’s 2020 College & Career Fair on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm. The event will be held at St. Charles West High School which is located at 3601 Droste Road in St. Charles, MO, 63301.

We are encouraging students in the district from middle school and up to participate in the fair.

As you know, early exposure to college and career activities can help set or raise the expectations of even our younger students.

The goal of this event is two-fold: 1) to provide college information and exposure to students within our district and the surrounding area and 2) to provide potential job/career information for our upcoming and future graduates in the area who are looking to enter the workforce.

Currently, we have approximately 50+ colleges scheduled to attend. We will also have several businesses that are looking to hire high school seniors upon graduation, as well as students that desire summer employment. The evening will also include a presentation by The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis who will discuss with families the college timeline and funding resources.

Students are encouraged to pre-register with StriveScan at - In addition, students who attend will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

Please find the attached flyer for the College & Career Fair.
Thank you!

SCHS Staff Play

Some of the staff here at St.Charles High School, being directed by some of the SCHS Senior class, are putting on a performance of "Talent Show Fail".

Plot Synopsis:

The town of Holly Springs has terrible roads, and the citizens are counting on the money raised from this year's talent show to fix them. Unfortunately, the one guy who has a talent wants to do taxes onstage this year. As the host, Tina is determined the show must go on, even as duets are being hastily converted to solos, angsty teens are reading upsetting poetry and everyone's being hounded by a heckler. Will the town of Holly Springs get their act together or are they doomed to a future of potholes and unrehearsed roller-skating? Find out in this warm and winning community comedy!

Date: March 31st, 2020 @ 6:30 pm in our Auditorium

Tickets are $2 per person at the door.

Come and see some of your favorite staff members perform this comedy.

Important Dates

  • 3/4 - Early Out Wednesday
  • 3/6 - Key Club Blood Drive from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 3/11 - Early Out Wednesday
  • 3/12 - Matinee Musical Performance of "Xanadu" @ 9:30 am in Auditorium
    - Evening Musical Performance of "Xanadu" @ 7:00 pm in Auditorium
  • 3/13 - Matinee Musical Performance of "Xanadu" @ 9:30 am in Auditorium
    - Evening Musical Performance of "Xanadu" @ 7:00 pm in Auditorium
  • 3/14 - Evening Musical Performance of "Xanadu" @ 7:00 pm in Auditorium
  • 3/18 - Early Out Wednesday
    - St.Charles School District College/Career/Job Fair @ SCW @ 5:30 pm
  • 3/19 - Pirate Players "Mr.SCHS" Contest @ 7 pm in Auditorium
  • 3/23 to 3/30 - SPRING BREAK- NO SCHOOL
  • 3/31 - ACT Bootcamp- Into with Mrs.Orrick during AIP
    - SCHS Staff Play of "Talent Show Fail" @ 6:30 pm in Auditorium

College/Career Lunch Visits

  • 3/3 - Columbia College
    - Navy
  • 3/4 - Westminster
  • 3/5 - University of Missouri (Columbia)
  • 3/9 - University of Missouri (Kansas City)
    - Air Force
  • 3/10 - Navy
  • 3/13 - St.Louis Community College
  • 3/17 - Navy
  • 3/18 - Southeast Missouri State University
  • 3/31 - Navy
    - Missouri Western State University

New Scholarships

  • Drew Daller
  • SCHS Boosters
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Please see our website for more scholarships available @ SCHSGUIDANCESCHOLARSHIPS

Community Resources

  • SESSION: Parenting in a Digital World
    DATE: March 24, 2020
    TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Castlio Elementary, Gym, 1020 Dingledine Rd, St Charles, MO 63304

    This presentation provides a review of the current apps kids and teens are utilizing on a daily basis and how to identify these apps when monitoring their activity, including "vault apps". Investigators will also provide attendees with the current trends in social media, sexting and cyber-bullying and strategies to help them get through this forever challenging chapter in life.

Home Connections

How to keep your kids healthy during flu season

1.Have kids wash their hands frequently at home and school.

Since kids often touch their mouths and faces, parents should make sure their kids’ hands are washed with soap and water to remove germs before eating, after using the bathroom, and when they come inside from playing. Hand sanitizer can be used for times it’s not possible to wash.

2.Indoors or outdoors, get active.

Kids should get regular, moderate exercise to boost their immune systems. Studies have shown that being active can help reduce cold and flu episodes.

3.Get plenty of sleep.

Children need between 9 and 14 hours of sleep a day depending on their age. Sleep deprivation can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of getting sick.

4.Eat a well-balanced diet.

Provide meals with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to help boost children’s immune systems. Look for foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin D, and avoid foods high in additives, preservatives, and sugars.

5.Decrease stress.

Elevated stress hormones can lead to decreased immunity. Give kids plenty of down time for rest and creative play to help lower their stress levels and keep them from getting sick.

6.Avoid germy sharing.

Sharing is good for kids, but many commonly shared items can be breeding grounds for germs. Teach children to never share straws and cups, caps and scarves, or anything that comes in contact with their mouths and faces.

When kids do get sick, it’s important for parents to keep them home and take steps to prevent germs from spreading to others. If a doctor’s visit is necessary, a service like UI QuickCare makes it easy to see a physician without an appointment.

If you’re unsure whether an illness requires a doctor’s visit, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

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St.Charles High Counseling Crew

Julie Basler: A-F Counselor

Brad Bichel: G-O Counselor

Sarah Scaturro: P-Z Counselor

Jordan Roche: Crisis Counselor

Dawn Tranen: Social Worker

Amy Robertson: Registrar

Sharon Stewart: Secretary