CHS Counselor Monthly Update

Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter

February 2021

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.

Counseling Department

  • 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!

Important Dates

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

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The Go Center is a FREE service for juniors and seniors! The center focuses on creating a college-going culture and promotes college awareness and accessibility. You can meet with a Go Center advisor for... register with the link here!


  • Admission Information and Applications
  • SAT/ACT Registration
  • FAFSA Help
  • TASFA Help
  • Residency & In State Tuition
  • College Readiness and Access
  • Scholarship Searches
  • Career Exploration
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Coppell Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Please click on the image to view available scholarship. The deadline is March 12, 2021
We have officially entered scholarship Season! Please check Naviance for a list and applications. We update DAILY! Some recent add are:


  • 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?

If you have started the college process and are wondering how to send transcripts, request letters of rec from teacher/counselors or how to see your GPA information. Please use this helpful step by step guide.

We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!

Interested in joining the Military?

If you are interested in enlisting in the military or going to a military academy we are here to help!

Please reach out to your counselor so we can help point you in the direction you want to go!



MENTORING ROUNDTABLE

House of Shine’s Mentoring Roundtable program is a unique leadership experience offered to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. At each Mentoring Roundtable, nine students are paired with a mentor, allowing them to learn and be inspired by the mentor’s journey and life lessons. The goal is to inspire these students and help them envision their future path by exposing them to paths taken by accomplished professionals from various fields and industries.


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.

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Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Thank you for all of your participation and questions so far through out registration process. I know doing so much of this virtually is a challenge. Please see the important dates below!


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

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)


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

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SPRING 2021 Dual Credit Registration

Spring Dual Credit


Important Dates

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


North Lake College Student Resources


Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.

SUMMER & FALL DUAL CREDIT - OPEN 2/8 & CLOSES 3/12

All Registration information is in Schoology


Need Help registering? Please view the video for help

SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

With Suicide being the third leading cause of death among youth 10–24 years of age, Coppell ISD along with Coppell High School is committed to taking a proactive stance to STOP SUICIDE. Whether it is in teaching school faculty, engaging students with guidance lessons or providing parents with information on suicide recognition, intervention and reporting, it is always best to approach the subject from a proactive stance. If teachers, students and parents are empowered by understanding suicide and equipped with the tools to address it, the problem can often be addressed before there is an unnecessary death. Together, all of us can provide a support system to help our students find a safe haven when they are troubled.


Youth Suicide Warning Signs

  1. Talking about or making plans for suicide
  2. Expressing hopelessness about the future
  3. Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
  4. Substance use & abuse
  5. 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!

  1. Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
  2. Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
  3. Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
  4. Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
  5. Tell them they are not alone
  6. Let them know there are treatments available that can help
  7. 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.

  1. Know your facts
  2. Recognize the warning signs
  3. Know the risk factors
  4. Know the protective factors
  5. Take preventive measures
  6. Talk to your teen about suicide
  7. Last but not least, seek mental health services


To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to

7 Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide

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

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.


Fill out the FAFSA here

Scholarships - FREE MONEY

Start your Scholarship hunt early!! Below are some resources for scholarships. We also keep a list with links in Naviance for all scholarships.


Fast Web

Raise.me

Goingmerry.com


College For All Texans


US News - 11 Private Scholarships to Help you Pay For College

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Coppell High School Counseling Staff

Ms. Abreu A - Chan

cabreu@coppellisd.com


Mrs. McMillin Chao - G

lmcmillin@coppellisd.com


Mr. McKean H - Kon

dmckean@coppellisd.com


Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak

kguevara@coppellisd.com


Ms. Oh Nal - Roc

loh@coppellisd.com


Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som

acinelli@coppellisd.com


Mrs. Garcia Son - Z

lgarcia@coppellisd.com


Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary

aruedi@coppellisd.com