CMS Counseling News

Special 8th Grade Edition - January 2017

Important High School Scheduling Information for 8th Grade Parents

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Week of January 17, 2017 - Elective Choice Form Distributed

Ms. Fenimore will be coming into math classes the week of January 17th, to give a lesson on career exploration. As part of this lesson, Ms. Fenimore will be providing each student with an elective course selection form that will be used during scheduling appointments with the GLHS Counselors in February. The form will also be posted to Ms. Fenimore's website and on the CMS Counseling page.

These forms are due back to Ms. Fenimore by January 27th.

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January 23, 2017 @ 7:15pm - Curriculum Night at GLHS

Parents and students are invited to GLHS for an important presentation about academics, athletics, and other programs. Here you will receive the Program of Studies: a book that includes detailed descriptions about courses offered at GL. This book will be very helpful as you and your 8th grader plan and discuss scheduling. The Program of Studies can also be accessed online here

Snow Date: January 26, 2017

January 27, 2017 - GL Counselors Speak with CMS 8th Graders

  • Governor Livingston H.S. Counselors come to Columbia to speak with 8th grade students about academic courses, electives, general scheduling, and how to use the Program of Studies.

Parents: Encourage your 8th grade student to come to school that day prepared with questions for the counselors. This is a great opportunity to ask about electives, academics, and other activities offered at GL.

Save the Date - February Scheduling Appointments!

Monday, Feb. 6th, 8:15am to Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 3pm

345 Plainfield Avenue

Berkeley Heights, NJ

8th grade students and their parents will be given a 20-minute appointment with a counselor from GLHS to schedule their courses for 9th grade.

Appointments will be held throughout the day on Monday, February 6th, Tuesday February 7th, and Wednesday February 8th. (Snow date: February 9th)

  • Appointment times will be emailed home the week of January 9th.
  • Course Recommendations will be sent home in early February.
  • Students should come to their appointment prepared with their elective choices and any other scheduling questions.

Please see our FAQs page here for more information regarding this process

April 4, 2017 - Orientation to Visit GLHS

8th Graders will visit GLHS for an orientation program from 8:30-11:00 on April 4, 2017. Students will meet the incoming 9th graders from Deerfield School, and will take a tour of the High School.