Carroll High School News
We hope this newsletter finds you well as we embrace the autumn season at Carroll High School. Our students and staff have been hard at work, and there are many exciting updates and events to share with you.
Homecoming Success: We'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone who made our Homecoming festivities a memorable experience. The football game and spirit week were all huge successes, thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our students, parents, and staff.
Fall Sports Season: Our fall sports teams are off to a great start. Come out and support our Chargers as they compete in football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, and tennis. Check the school website for game schedules and locations.
Academic Excellence: Carroll High School continues to excel academically. Our students are working diligently in the classroom, and we are proud of their dedication to their studies.
Ensure your child is attending school regularly and arriving on time.
Stay informed by checking our school website and following us on social media for updates and announcements.
Contact our guidance office for any academic or college-related inquiries.
We're excited to see what the rest of the school year holds for Carroll High School. As always, we appreciate your support and involvement in our school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff.
Thank you for being a part of the Carroll High School family. Together, we will continue to inspire excellence in our students.
Cleve Million, Principal
Guidance Staff (637-6913)
Guidance Dept. Chair - Sally Lehman X3020
Mrs. Kristin Bowland - Grade 10 (A-K)
Mr. Jeremy Heidenreich - Grade 10 (L-Z)
Mrs. Lauren Kimes - Grade 11 (A-K) X3021
Mrs. Megan Wingard - Grade 11 (L-Z) X3024
Mrs. Jessica McClure - Grade 12 (A-K) X3022
Ms. Rachel Fox - Grade 12 (L-Z) X3019
Mrs. Emily Kennerk - Grade 09 (A-K)
Mr. Tracy Cross - Grade 09 (L-Z)
Mrs. Janet Crawford - Vocational-Career-Internship x3503
Mrs. Kim Watkins - Guidance Secretary/Registrar X3007
2. Create account with Parchment.com & request transcript to be sent to colleges you apply to unless the college uses the common application and then student does not need parchment.
3. The counselor portion & transcript will then be completed & sent to these colleges by Mrs. McClure or Ms. Fox.
4. Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines. Your application needs to be completed at least a week before the deadline.
5. If you need a recommendation to go along with your application, choose someone who knows you well, tell them what it is for, and give them at least a week to complete it.
6. If you are in Career Exploration Internship, add that to your application if possible and explain what it is, how it works, and how it has benefited you. Some colleges may look at your transcript and see an Internship listed but not really know what it is all about.
PSAT Day- Sophomores/Juniors - October 11
No cost (paid by State)
When: October 11th (Wednesday)
(If school is delayed due to weather - test will be given on delay schedule)
The PSAT is especially important for college-bound students and only those scores from a student’s junior year are eligible for inclusion in the National Merit Scholarship contest. All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT. The PSAT is designed not only to prepare a student for the SAT but also to give insight and suggestions regarding a student’s ability for college level and Advanced Placement class work. Scores on the SAT are used for college admission decisions and sometimes for college course selections so improving SAT scores is important.
If you have questions please contact your child’s guidance counselor.
Lauren Kimes (A-K) - Lauren.Kimes@nacs.k12.in.us
Megan Wingard (L-Z) - Megan.Wingard@nacs.k12.in.us
Kristin Bowland (A-K) - Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Heidenreich (L-Z) - Jeremy.email@example.com
Permission to Leave for 10th and 11th Graders - October 11th
On Wednesday, October 11th, Carroll High School will be administering the PSAT to all sophomore and junior students. As we make preparations for this day, I would like to share some logistical items that you should be aware of. We consider this an important opportunity for our students as the scores from the PSAT exam help qualify them for the dual credit course offerings that we have at Carroll High School. Juniors also have the opportunity to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program with their performance on the PSAT. The exam is also a great practice for the upcoming school day SAT that juniors will be taking in March as a graduation fulfillment requirement. While students should not stress about this exam, we do hope you encourage your child to do their best on it.
10th and 11th grade students will report to their designated testing area (Home Room) by 8:35 a.m. It is critical that students arrive on time so the test can be administered in a timely fashion. All 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th.
At the conclusion of the test (approximately 12:00-12:30 pm.), 10th and 11th grade students will be allowed to leave school. Please complete the appropriate permission form to allow your child to leave school at the conclusion of the PSAT test. This must be submitted by Monday, October 9th at 5 PM.
Buses will still run on their normal times in both the AM and PM routes. Therefore, students who depend on the bus will report to the designated areas in the morning. All students will have the option to eat lunch. The 10th and 11th grade students will be able to eat lunch at the conclusion of their testing session which again will be approximately 12:00-12:30.
Senior Post-Secondary Day - October 11th
On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Carroll High School students will participate in various activities that are focused on postsecondary opportunities. While the 9th – 11th grade students will be participating in activities at Carroll High School, the senior class will have the opportunity to pursue postsecondary experiences away from the school.
To make this day a meaningful experience for students, we would like to offer the following as approved activities for the students to complete:
Postsecondary School Visits - Students may choose to work on writing college essays, completing college applications, apply for scholarships or conduct college visits.
Military Recruiter Visits - Students could pursue communication with different branches of the military and examine the different entrance requirements.
Job Shadowing - Students can use the day to examine different employment opportunities.
Skilled Trades Fair hosted at CHS - Carroll High School will host a variety of skilled trades employers from the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. Seniors are encouraged to attend the fair between 9:30-12:30. If students choose to attend the fair, they should enter door 13 to sign in and proceed to the field house. The students should also leave through door 13 and sign out upon exit. Students are not expected to stay the entire time frame.
Service/Volunteer Hours - Students are able to use this time to complete service projects or volunteer hours.
Anthis/Local 166 - Senior students attending Anthis or Local 166 will still attend their program. Parents should indicate “Anthis or Local 166” on the parent permission form. These students do not need to complete the Senior Attendance Reflection.
ICE/Internship - students should attend their ICE or Internship site as scheduled.
Parents, in order to successfully document that you approve the attendance activities for your child, you MUST complete the permission form using the following link: Parent Permission Please complete this form by 5 PM on Monday, October 9th.
Students, in order to successfully document that you completed your activity, you MUST complete the verification form using the following link: Student Attendance Verification Please complete this form by 4 PM on Wednesday, October 11th.
Seniors are welcome to utilize the lunch services at the high school between 12:40-1:20. Students should enter and exit door 13 to take advantage of the lunch service. In order to allow the lunch staff to plan properly, please indicate at the bottom of the parent permission form that your child plans to eat lunch at CHS.
We are excited about providing this opportunity for our seniors to pursue postsecondary opportunities!
Our library inventory and checkout system is managed electronically through a program called Destiny. Students and parents can log-in to Destiny at any time to view the library books that are currently checked-out and the past check-out history. Destiny access for each building can be accessed through the district website at https://destiny.nacs.k12.in.us/ .
In order to access Destiny, parents and students use their district username (the first five letters of their last names followed by the first three letters of their first names (i.e. Brian Johnson = johnsbri)) and the password that is used to log-in to their school computers.
Elementary students’ passwords consist of their student numbers followed by the first four letters of their teachers’ last names (first letter of teacher last name is capitalized (i.e 12345678John).
Secondary students’ passwords are unique to each student, and you can obtain this information from your child.