Cape Central Counselor Update

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August/September 2019

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From the CHS Counselors.....

The fall is a busy time of testing for our students, but it is also a time for building relationships. The CHS Counseling Office consists of four school counselors with a range of duties and responsibilities. Our primary goal, however, is to build relationships and help our students find success inside and outside of the classroom. Please do not hesitate to stop by and see us. We look forward to a wonderful year of student success!!
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Tiger Ambassadors at CHS....

Our Tiger Ambassadors program was created to assist our new high school students. The high school counselors facilitate a group of student leaders in our building to provide tours to our new transfer students and families; and connecting our students during Orientations, Back to School Night, and so forth. We plan to meet as a group and divide our TA's with small group of new transfer students to help mentor and meet with throughout their first year at CHS. We are thrilled to continue this program for the '19-'20 school year and beyond. Please see Ms. McClard for questions about the program and how to get involved! #TIGERSTRONG #CapeTAs

For Our Upperclassman....

COLLEGE VISITS

We encourage you and your students to visit colleges/technical schools that they are considering for after high school; starting their junior year. Students are permitted to take two College Days during their junior and senior year to visit post-secondary institutions. Approval of the visit must be made prior to the day of absence by completing a College Day form in the Counselors Office with their counselor. This form, along with documentation from the institution, must be turned into the Attendance Office the first day back at Central.


COLLEGE/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES VISITING CENTRAL

We also have college/military representatives visit our high school, and these visits are open to Juniors and Seniors. The schools or military branch with upcoming visits are shared in the daily announcements. Students must sign up ahead of time in the Counselors Office. Contact Mrs. Mueller with any questions, muellera@capetigers.com.

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Coffee with Counselors

Be on the look out for details about our fall Coffee with Counselors event at Cape Central on September 12th at 7:00am in the Library. We will be announcing more information soon!

Introducing Mr. Byron Brownlee, our MCAC College Advisor!

Byron Brownlee is new to our counseling office. Through grant funding, we were able to add additional staff to assist students with college planning. Mr. Brownlee's office is located in the Counseling Office and he can assist students with scholarships, applications, ACT registration, financial aid questions and exploring post-secondary options. He will also be sharing regular newsletters with our seniors and families regarding all of the scholarship opportunities we are given. We are glad to have him join our Tiger family!

Our New A+ Coordinator....

is a familiar face to all of us! Ms. Katy Andersson has an enormous amount of education/advising knowledge and will fit nicely into her new role as our CHS A+ Coordinator! Ms. Andersson was a school counselor at CHS for many years prior to retirement but now she is back in a new position helping our A+ program students navigate through the process. The A+ scholarship is awarded to students who complete certain accomplishments in high school including 2.5 or higher GPA, 50 hours of unpaid tutoring, 95% attendance, among other criteria. If a student accomplishes the needed criteria, they would be awarded the scholarship; which is two years of free tuition at a Missouri 2 year school, community college, etc.
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Senior meetings with the Counselors

Our counselors will meet with our individual alphabet Seniors in August/September. We will meet with our students individually until we have seen all of them in order to solidify and advise them on their post-secondary plans for after graduation.
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Follow us on Social Media.....

Follow the CHS School Counseling Department on Twitter @cape_guidance AND Instagram @ct_counselor for updates pertaining to our department!

CHS School Counselors

A-E ~ Ms. Mueller

F-L ~ Ms. DuBose

M-R ~ Ms. McClard

S-Z ~ Ms. Ries