The Nonnewaug CCRC News

April 2019

Spring has arrived!

Spring is here! Seniors are finalizing their post-secondary plans, while the rest of our students are working on schedules for next year! Counselors are currently meeting with juniors, in addition to registering our incoming 9th graders. Just a reminder to students - you should be making your course selections for next year, if you are having any issues, please see your counselor!

NACAC Hartford College Fair

On April 2nd we will be taking a field trip to the Hartford College Fair! Get those permission slips in!!
Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college.
Use your visit to:
Explore your options. Each fair draws representatives from 175 to 400 colleges. The schools are located throughout the US, and from around the globe.
Ask questions. What’s college life like? What majors are popular on campus? Chatting with representatives from a variety of colleges can help you cement your own preferences.
Gather information. Pick up brochures and other materials about the schools that interest you. Ask admission reps to scan your barcode—an easy way to help colleges follow up with you after the fair.

Junior College Night

Monday, April 8th, 6pm

5 Minortown Road

Woodbury, CT

Mark your calendars - Junior College Night will be happening on April 8th!! NHS counselors will provide an overview of college planning, as well as how to prepare for your senior year, followed by a panel discussion of admission representatives to offer insight into the college admission process! We will be hosting representatives from UCONN, Marist College, Western Connecticut State University, University of New Haven, & Quinnipiac University. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their parents are welcome!!

Military Career Panel

Interested in the military? On April 24th during Advisory/Flex we will be hosting members of the different military brances in the LMC! Stop by and get information on different career options available through the military. If you would like to attend - stop by the CCRC for a pass!

Upcoming SAT Dates:

Register for the SAT at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

May 4, 2019; Register by April 5th

June 1, 2019; Register by May 3rd

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AP Testing

AP testing will begin on May 6th and run through the first two weeks in May. If you have any questions or have not yet made your payment - please contact Mrs. Rossner!

Paul Smith's College

A representative from Paul Smith's College will be visiting on April 4th!


When it comes to cookie-cutter colleges, Paul Smith’s is anything but. In fact, they're the only 4-year college inside the boundaries of the world-famous “forever wild” Adirondacks.

Students at Paul Smith’s College experience a hands-on education that combines proven career training with a meaningful exploration of self, society and the earth:

  • if you’re a forestry major, you’ll play a role in the sustainable management of the college’s 14,000-acre property
  • if you’re a fisheries and wildlife science major, you will learn to tag and track different species
  • if you’re an entrepreneurial business studies major, you will write a working business plan for a local operation

Stop by the CCRC on April 4th at 10AM and learn all about Paul Smith's offerings!

ATTENTION JUNIORS:

Please be sure to stop by the CCRC and schedule an appointment for your junior meeting if you have not already done so!! Information on Naviance, post-secondary planning, College Board, Common App., and more is available!!

Nonnewaug High School Counseling Dept.

The Nonnewaug High School Counseling Department is designed to meet the needs of all students in the high school community.

The School Counseling Department helps students with their academic, career and social growth. School counselors work with students during various developmental stages within the span of their high school career including assisting students with decision making and problem solving, transition and adjustment, goal-setting and academic achievement, and career and college planning.


Counselor Caseload Assignments:


Andie McGrath-Rocco

College & Career Counselor


Kathy Green
Grades 9 Col - Ke
Grades 10 - 11 F - J


Stephanie Gutierrez
Grade 9 Ki - San
Grades 10- 12 K-Pl


Chris Maclean

Grade 9 Sav - Z
Grades 10 -12 Po-Z


Susan Rossner
Grade 9 A - Coc
Grades 10 - 12 A-E


Wendy Yatsenick, Director
Seniors F-J