Grafton High School Counseling News
Information from the GHS Counseling Dept. February 2021
If your student needs a mid-year transcript sent to any colleges, please have them contact
Students are encouraged to talk with teachers and parents/guardians, refer to their four-year plan in Naviance and read the GHS Academic & Career Planning Course Guide to make informed decisions. Student course requests need to be entered in Skyward by February 12th. Please contact your school counselor with any questions. Click here for the scheduling video students viewed in their homeroom.
The GHS School Counselors recently shared academic and career planning information with students and families of current 9 and 10 grade students. The presentations can be found below.
National Association of College Admission Counselors Virtual College Fairs
Wisconsin Education Fairs
Modeled after the successful National College Fairs, WEF events allow high school students, adults and transfer students to obtain information from approximately 150 different post-secondary institutions, including reps from Wisconsin and out-of-state colleges and universities,
vocational schools, trade schools, and the military.
Wisconsin Education Fairs
Wednesday, February 10 • 3–6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 • 3–6 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 • 3–6 p.m.
Create your account or log in to update your existing registration, HERE
College Board Big Future Days
What's Your Future Career" February 4
Senate Scholar Program
Students and families should never pay for a scholarship search. There are great search tools available for free at studentaid.ed.gov .The Federal Trade Commission cautions students to be on alert for these lines suggesting the scholarship may be a scam:
• “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
• “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
• “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
• “We’ll do all the work. You just pay a processing fee.”
• “The scholarship will cost some money.”
• “You’ve been selected” by a national foundation to receive a scholarship – or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.
Students are reminded to check Naviance Student for a listing of scholarships. These can be found under the College tab-Scholarships and Money-Scholarship list.
Fastweb is another source of scholarships for seniors.
The Grafton Community Scholarship Fund and Local Scholarships application will be available February 5th and due March 5th. Applications will be available on the GHS Counseling website.
STUFF Business Magazine
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Potential Division I and II athletes must meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements in high school prior to entering a college. Students must apply junior or senior year.
Go to the NCAA website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net to register and learn about the eligibility requirements
Ozaukee Youth Apprenticeship
Youth Apprenticeships are a great way for high school juniors and seniors to pursue a job in an interested career area while getting paid. OYA is planning 2 virtual information sessions to let students and parents know how to apply for Youth Apprenticeships on February 9th and February 16th. Each virtual session will be from 6:00PM to 6:30PM with the option for people to ask questions after the presentation. Click below to register for the meeting:
More information can be found at ozaukeeya.com
Freshman ACP Conferences
ACT for all Juniors March 9
REDgen stands for resiliency(R), education(E), and determined(D) to make a difference in the health of a new generation (gen). This organization was founded by parents, educators and community leaders who are "dedicated to advocating for the mental health and well being of all youth." Visit REDgen's website for a calendar of events they sponsor throughout the greater Milwaukee area. New this year, GHS has a REDgen school chapter and all students are invited to part of this group. REDgen will be planning activities for our school community to help improve mental fitness and resiliency. See Mrs. Lori (school psychologist) or Mr. Johnson (school counselor) for more information.
GHS Counseling Staff
Director of School Counseling
Megan Greischar (R-U)
Rosalyn Isbell (H-Q)
Counseling Office Registrar