HVCHS Counseling Newsletter
Parent University (Part 1) - Understanding Adolescent Anxiety
We recently hosted the first workshop in a webinar series we have planned for the year, in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC). The first installment focused on Understanding and Reducing Anxiety in Children and Teenagers, a topic of importance and relevance that can't possibly be overstated.
College Application Season...
Our counselors are in the thick of assisting their seniors through the college admissions process, as we are in the midst of early application deadlines. We've recently hosted two parent information programs:
- On September 21st we hosted Senior Planning Night, intended to help students and parents navigate the college application process. For those who were unable to attend, a recording can be viewed HERE.
- On October 14th we hosted Financial Aid Night, designed to explain the ins and outs of the financial aid process. We were fortunate be joined by Wilbert Casaine, Executive Director of Financial Aid at TCNJ. A recording can be viewed HERE, and Mr. Casaine also kind enough to share his slides.
Please reach out to your child's School Counselor with any questions!
Mercer County Technical School Night
MCTS offers a wide array of Shared-Time (half-day) programs for 11th and 12th grade, to which students typically apply during sophomore year. Programs range from Culinary Arts and Cosmetology to Carpentry, Automotive Technology and more. Mr. Orfe also discussed MCTS's full-time Academy programs, which students apply for during 8th grade.
A recording of the program can be found HERE.
PSAT testing & score reports...
PSAT score reports (including detailed breakdowns of all correct and incorrect answers) will be available six to eight weeks from test day, typically in early-to-mid December. Scores will be released online through College Board's website, and in order to access scores all students should register for an account ahead of time.
It is very important that when students register with College Board they use the same email address that they entered on their PSAT answer sheet. Parents: if you are creating an account for your child, please be sure to ask them which address they listed.
Additional information regarding PSAT scores can be found here.
Parchment - alumni transcript services
NOTE: This is NOT how our current students should request transcripts for colleges, summer programs, etc. That process is detailed on our counseling website, and has been explained extensively to our current seniors.
Mari Buono - School Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org x3520
Rachel Curran - School Counselor - email@example.com x3525
Nicole Getman - School Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org x3521
Una Hong - School Counselor - email@example.com x3518
Betsy Lee - School Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org x3522
Dr. Chris Velderman - Student Assistance Counselor - email@example.com x3539
Kristina Shaw - Virtual Pathways Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Awadallah - ACCESS Clinician - email@example.com x3456
Jennifer Hastings - Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org x3519
Molly Lytle - Administrative Assistant - email@example.com x3523