CHS Counselor Monthly Update
Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter
Happy February! Thank you for your active participation in our registration process for the 21-22 school year!
Seniors please see below for scholarships!! Happy Applying!
Schoology Access Codes
Juniors - V4K4-KWZB-9QNH6
Sophomores - GCZ5-M45C-CHVCC
For information on the CISD's COVID Response.
- Ms. Abreu A - Chan
- Mrs. McMillin Chao - Gz
- Mr. McKean Ha - Kon
- Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
- Mrs. Oh Nal - Roc
- Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
- Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Virtual Counseling Department
Check out the Virtual Counseling Department. Live links embedded throughout!
2/3 - Online Registration closes for the 21-22 school year
2/8 -3/4 - Counselor meetings with students
2/8 - Dual Credit Registration Opens Summer & Fall
2/12 - Students No School
2/15 - Weather day
2/12 -3/4 - Counselors meet with Remote students (links below)
2/24 - DCCCD Drop Date for first 8 week courses
3/3 - SAT For Juniors
3/10 - Course Verifications delivered to students
3/12 - Dual Credit Registration CLOSES Summer & Fall
3/12 - Student Half Day
3/12 - End of 3rd 9 weeks
4/1 - Last Day to make schedule changes for 21-22 School year
- Admission Information and Applications
- SAT/ACT Registration
- FAFSA Help
- TASFA Help
- Residency & In State Tuition
- College Readiness and Access
- Scholarship Searches
- Career Exploration
- Taylor Storch Memorial Scholarship
- 2021 Executive Women Scholarship Program
- Republican Women Association Scholarship
- Ronald McDonald House
- Swim4Elise Foundation
- Coppell Lions Club
- Texas Women In Public Finance Scholarship
- The Dallas Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Scholarship
Need help with Naviance?
We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!
Mentoring Roundtables take place at House of Shine in Grapevine from 6:30 – 8:00pm. The evening begins with a dessert reception and concludes with the mentoring discussion. To refer students to this program, direct them to www.houseofshine.com/mentoring. Students will then select the date they are available to participate and register for the program. These discussions are paid for by the mentor and free of charge to students.
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Feb 3rd - Online Registration closes all course selection requests due for 2021-2022 school year
Feb 8th - Dual Credit Registration OPENS
Feb 8th - 11th - 1:1 Registration meetings with in person learners (sign up not needed)
Feb 12th-Mar 4th - Counselor Meetings with Virtual students
March 10th - Course selection verification sheets available
March 12th - Dual Credit Registration CLOSED
April 1st - Course selections verifications (Current 9th-11th) due back
April 1st - Final date to make course requests changes
SPRING 2021 Dual Credit Registration
Spring Dual Credit
1/19 - 1st day of Spring DCCCD Classes
2/24 - Drop Date for January - March 1st 8 week classes
3/22 - 1st day of classes 2nd 8 weeks March-May
4/15 - Drop Date for 16 week classes
4/28 - Drop Date for 2nd 8 week March-May classes
Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.
SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Substance use & abuse
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
- Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
- Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
- Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
- Recent increased agitation or irritability
How to Respond
If you notice any of these warning signs in anyone, you can help!
- Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
- Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
- Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
- Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
- Tell them they are not alone
- Let them know there are treatments available that can help
- If you are a student, report your concerns to a trusted adult (parent, teacher, counselor, administrator.)
Parents Can Make a Difference
Parents can help prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, identifying risk factors (characteristics that may lead a young person to engage in suicidal behaviors), promoting protective factors (characteristics that help people deal with stress and reduce their chances of engaging in suicidal behaviors), and knowing how to talk to their children and seek mental health services. You can empower yourself and your teen by following these 7 steps.
- Know your facts
- Recognize the warning signs
- Know the risk factors
- Know the protective factors
- Take preventive measures
- Talk to your teen about suicide
- Last but not least, seek mental health services
To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to
Dallas-Fort Worth Area Regional Network (DARN)
February 18th 6pm- 7pm
*A SWING is a DARN Signature Event, which focuses on the connection of college representatives and juniors. They take place every Spring, and are a compact version of a typical fair. To find out more information about DARN and our Signature Events, please visit us at www.texasdarn.com.
In keeping with the spirit of SWINGs, this will be organized in a college-fair like format. DARN reps will be within their own, individualized breakout rooms, and students will be able to move between them at their own pace and leisure.
Financial Aid & FAFSA
FAFSA Opened on October 1st.
To view the presentation from October 20th please use this link.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT THE FAFSA?
Don't leave money on the table. Here's why it's worth the effort to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for federal loans, grants or work-study programs. Many colleges also require it to be on file for their own need-based or merit-based aid packages.
Scholarships - FREE MONEY
Coppell High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Abreu A - Chan
Mrs. McMillin Chao - G
Mr. McKean H - Kon
Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
Ms. Oh Nal - Roc
Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary