Schaumburg HS Student Services

Newsletter Issue 4, 2021-2022

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Summer School Registration

Summer school registration is open for all Schaumburg High School students! Registration became available on Monday, April 4th, 2022 for all current students and registration for all incoming freshmen (Class of 2026) opened on Monday, April 18th, 2022.


  • Semester 1: Monday, June 6th to Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 (no school on Fridays)


  • Semester 2: Wednesday, June 29th to Thursday, July 21st, 2022 (no school on Fridays)


Please visit the District 211 Summer School webpage to learn more about summer school registration, course offerings, cost, policies, and more! Activity and Athletic camp registration can be completed at the same time as summer school course registration.


Parents can contact their student's counselor with any questions related to summer school.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A key component to the healthy development of children is the conscious allowance for social and emotional exploration and learning. To grow in a well-rounded and responsible way, we benefit from learning how to recognize and manage difficult events and emotions by accessing coping and problem-solving skills. Even more importantly, we need to understand when it is vital to reach out for support and support one another.


For this reason, certain topics deserve special attention. The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to increase awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. This goal is accomplished in various ways through education about healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention.


Through Schaumburg High School Wellness classes, students will learn about:


  • Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

  • The concept and laws surrounding consent.

  • Erin’s law, which is a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program that teaches age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and how to tell a trusted adult.

  • The effects of societal messaging.


In addition, educational announcements and information will be shared with students throughout the month. To learn more about these events, please access the link below:


Sexual Assault Awareness Month at SHS


The topics of sexual assault and consent may bring out difficult feelings, memories, thoughts, and behaviors. Our Schaumburg High School Student Services Team is available to help guide students and families through these responses. Additional resources for advocacy, counseling, education and prevention are below:



If the need for support arises or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 847-755-4630 and request to speak to your child’s counselor or with a Student Services staff member.

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SHS Parent Academy

The Parent Academy is a program designed for our parents/guardians that will establish a sense of community within our school. The mission statement of the Parent Academy is as follows:


"The Parent Academy is an opportunity to connect with parents through shared learning experiences, skill building exercises, and informational presentations. It will empower parents to participate fully in their child's education by meeting the needs of diverse learners through a culturally responsive lens. Parent Academy will be a two-way conduit for understanding our parents' needs and supporting their participation in their child's life."


The final Parent Academy session of the 2021-2022 school year was held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022. The topic was "Career Exploration and Planning." To view the presentation, click the link below:


Parent Academy - April Presentation


For questions regarding Parent Academy, please reach out to:


Mary Kate Smith

SHS Assistant Principal

msmith@d211.org


Eric Melton

Student Services Department Chair

emelton@d211.org


We would love to hear your feedback as well! Take a few minutes to complete the Parent Survey so that we can understand your experiences as a parent of a student at SHS, as well as help to foster positive relationships between parents and staff. Your responses are voluntary and confidential!

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2022 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule

The 2022 Advanced Placement Exam schedule is now available. If you have questions regarding AP Exams, please contact our AP Testing Coordinators in Student Services.


Joe Kowalski - jkowalski@d211.org


Erika Werlein - ewerlein@d211.org

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SENIOR EVENTS

Graduation Cap, Gown, Tassel, and Ticket Distribution

Graduation caps, gowns, tassels, and eight tickets per graduate will be distributed in the Auditorium foyer on Tuesday, April 5th. A student ID is required. If your graduate did not pick up the above listed items, ask he/she to pick them up from Mrs. Hendrickson in the main office.

Class of 2022 Senior T-Shirt Orders

Senior Class of 2022 t-shirt order forms are due to the SHS Cashier window by Wednesday, April 6th. Seniors can pick up their t-shirt during lunch periods in the Showcase Hallway on Wednesday, April 27th and Friday, April 29th. Otherwise, students can reach out to Mrs. Casamassimo in Student Services to arrange to pick up their t-shirt.

Senior Brunch Ticket Sales

All Brunch tickets will be purchased through MySchoolBucks only during the week of April 18th to April 22nd. The cost is $25 per ticket. Be sure to select the individual or group table assignment on Wednesday, April 27th, or Friday, April 29th. This step is required to attend the Senior Brunch. See further information below.

Senior Brunch Table Seating Selection

Students who purchased brunch tickets are required to come to the Showcase Hallway during periods 4 through 7 on April 27th and April 29th to secure a seating assignment for themselves or their group. Each member of the group must have paid for the brunch ticket to be included in the group seating. This second step is required to attend the Senior Brunch. A student ID is required.

Class of 2022 Meetings

On Thursday, April 28th in the auditorium, senior students will meet for a presentation given by Mrs. Becker and Mrs. Casamassimo, the Senior Class Club Sponsors, through their senior survey, government, or AP Government class. Mr. Harlan, Principal, and Mr. Cumings, Assistant Principal and Director of Student Activities, will welcome the Class of 2022 and set the tone of expectations at all senior events, graduation practice, and graduation. Mrs. Becker and Mrs. Casamassimo will walk through the logistics of all senior activities, graduation practice, and graduation.


Senior Picnic

Thanks to our VIP Parent Boosters, there is no cost for students to attend the picnic on Thursday, May 19th. All seniors will be dismissed after 5th period to attend the Senior Picnic in the football stadium. Activities, music, and picnic food items will be provided. Seniors will be dismissed from the picnic.

Graduation Practice

Graduation practice will be held on Friday, May 20th and is mandatory. Students will enter the building at Entrance 10 and are required to wear their student ID. Students must be in their assigned seats in the Main Gym by 7:15 a.m. Graduation seat assignments will be posted online. Paper copies will be posted outside the Student Service office and inside of Entrance 10 a day or two prior to graduation practice. Students will be dismissed at approximately 9:30 a.m. and will be responsible for their own transportation home or to the brunch at that time.


Senior Brunch

Students who purchased a senior brunch ticket will attend the event at The Seville, located on Barrington Rd in Streamwood, IL on Friday, May 20th. Arrive between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The interior banquet hall doors will open promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Graduation Ceremony

GRADUATION CEREMONY - NOW Arena 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates

The graduation ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Seniors are to enter the NOW Arena through the Southeast Entrance and must report no later than 6:30 p.m. Students are not to bring flowers, balloons, purses, or cell phones to the graduation ceremony. The main entrance doors will open to parents at 6:30 p.m.

We have made arrangements with Lifetouch to have a professional photographer take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma. We feel this service will enable all parents to have a picture of their graduate while providing a dignified atmosphere.


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COLLEGE AND CAREER

National College Decision Day

May 1st is National College Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to pick their college. This means you can confirm your enrollment and submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit anytime before this date. Missing the deadline is problematic as the majority of colleges strictly adhere to it and do not accept late decisions.

Senior Exit Form

In preparation for graduation, senior students are asked to complete the Class of 2022 Senior Exit Form in order to provide information regarding their post-secondary pursuits. Please access the link below:


Senior Exit Form

Final Transcript Request

REMEMBER! Final transcripts must be requested and sent via Parchment.com. Please follow the steps below to ensure this is done correctly!


  1. Login to Parchment. - Click "Orders."
  2. Click "Create New Order."
  3. Click "Order" and search for your college. Then select it.
  4. Click where it says "Send Now" and change that to say "Hold for Grades."
  5. Then complete the remaining steps for it to be sent. This will ensure your transcript will not be sent until your final grades are submitted.


Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

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QUESTIONS? No problem! Reach out to the SHS Student Services Team. Call our office at 847-755-4630 or contact your student's counselor.