The Spartan Scoop

Happenings, need-to-knows, & more from Campbell Counseling

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Spartan Scoop!

Attention Students, Families, Staff & Smyrna Community:

We look forward to keeping you IN.THE.KNOW. of all things college, career, academic, and social emotional via The Spartan Scoop. BOLO for it monthly! It is chock-full of information so pay attention!

We are approaching week 6 of virtual learning NEXT WEEK! Don't forget, progress reports will be available via ParentVue & StudentVue shortly after our FALL BREAK, Sept 28-Oct 2, so keep up the great work you are doing.

Did you know the enrolling adult can update all information like address changes, phone numbers, emails, and more via ParentVue? Don't have ParentVue? Email a picture of your photo ID to

Now...scroll down to the different sections to see what you can tap into! The pictures/flyers are clickable with more information along with hyper-links that are clickable for your convenience.

Meet the School Counseling Team!

A-De: Sabrina Ellison-Brown

Di-Ki: Tina.Amand

Kl-P: Yolanda Wright

Q-Roc/AVID/ESOL: Kristin Schloemer Bryant

Rod-Z: Rotarsha Jackson

Registrar & Dual Enrollment: Jana Loftin

Program Specialist: Hillary Reiner

Graduation Coach: Judy Hays

College & Career Consultant: Janet Ndah

Records Clerk: DeUndra Askew

Counseling Clerk: Cornelia Washington

If you need to speak with your counselor or another team member, email them to set up an appointment via Zoom or phone call.

Info for ALL Grade Levels!

Are you ready for Next Level Leadership: (E)ducate, (E)ngage, (E)levate and (E)mpower?

INROADS is looking for participants for their 2020-2021 program. Email your counselor if you would like to be nominated!

Here is more info:

  • INROADS is changing the lives of young people from diverse backgrounds through Leadership Development Programming
  • College Links offers leadership development programming, facilitated by engaging professionals designed to help your scholars find their path to success
  • Covers topics such as: STEM Careers, Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellness, College Readiness, Financial Literacy and more!

  • Program kicks off on Saturday, 10/17/2020 (virtually) and must commit to 1 Saturday a month for the virtual program

  • 9-12 graders eligible; Min 2.8 GPA and must be from any diverse, under-served and/or underrepresented background

Financial Aid Night--All grade Levels Welcome 9/24 6:30pm

All grade levels are welcome! Peachtree College Planning will be providing information all things how to pay for college: Grants, Scholarships, FAFSA, Savings Plans and more! Click on the picture to RSVP and see details.

Virtual College Meetings/Visits/Fairs!

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Social Emotional Wellness for Families K-12 10/13 6:30pm

Social Emotional Learning for Families Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30pm

Ms Emily Lawery, CCSD's Social Emotional Learning Specialist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, will be presenting the importance of social and emotional needs of students, parents and caregivers. She will be available to answer your questions and give ideas to use at home with your family. This event is for families K-12.

*Register here for the event:


Please see attached document of the 2020-2021 SAT & ACT schedule.

Waivers to take the SAT/ACT for FREE: Students who have been notified this school year (2020-21) that they qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch can receive 2 waivers for each test to utilize during high school starting their Junior year. To receive your waiver(s), the counseling office will need to see proof of eligibility in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. The best way to provide this is to search in your email for the confirmation of eligibility email from Heidi Groves and then send a screen shot/forward email to Mrs. Ndah. You must reapply for free/reduced lunch each school year so providing proof each year is necessary to receive the waivers. ***Once a student takes the SAT or ACT on a waiver, they qualify for 4 college application fee waivers during their senior year.***

University System of Georgia (USG) waives SAT & ACT requirements for Fall 2021 College Admission: USG made the decision after monitoring testing availability during the spring and summer, when multiple test date cancellations caused limited testing availability and negatively impacted students. This temporary adjustment will allow students to apply for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores. Students must still meet all other admission requirements, and must meet adjusted minimum grade point average eligibility thresholds for admission to each USG sector. Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them.

*Keep in mind*

  • A number of other colleges/Universities across the US have NOT waived the SAT & ACT requirements. We do not have an exhaustive list, please contact the school(s) you are applying to obtain their stance.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores may be necessary for some scholarships or programs associated with the college
  • If you take a gap year, SAT & ACT could be required for Spring, Summer or Fall 2022.

Are you interested in Dual Enrollment for Spring 2021?

Jrs & Srs who would like to participate in Dual Enrollment for Spring must participate in an upcoming webinar. The pre-recorded webinar will be posted to the Counseling DE Site on Sept 23rd at 12pm. At the conclusion of the webinar, all interested DE students will be required to fill out a form that will send notice to Mrs. Loftin to initiate scheduling an appointment with you to begin your DE journey.


Check out this info....

  • Please go to this link to watch the mandatory Senior Seminar videos if you have not done so already (non-IB only!)
  • Attend Financial Aid night referenced above! The FAFSA application opens on Oct 1!
  • Are you taking advantage of College Visits? If not, log into your Naviance account and go to the colleges tab and then college visits. All visits are virtual and are happening outside of instructional time.
  • Scholarships are posted in Naviance! Log into your Naviance account and go to the Colleges Tab and then Scholarships to view the long list of scholarships. Some have not been updated from last year but will be updated when we receive current information. Please note that 97% of scholarships happen year after year. Target the ones you are eligible for and set a reminder in your phone to come back to it around the time frame it is due.
  • If you are unsure of what you want to do after graduation or need assistance helping your post-graduation plans come to fruition, please email your counselor to make an appointment with them. Appointments can be done via Zoom or call. It is expected that you watch the Senior Seminar video(s) before your appointment.

Do you need an official transcript for college admissions or a scholarship?

Requesting a transcript is a 2 step process:

1. In Naviance, add the college to your "Applying to" list and request a transcript for it (skip this step if it is not for college admissions).

2. Go to MyPaymentsPlus and pay for it. You will be prompted to fill out a form along with the payment. Each transcript will be a single submission. All transcripts are $2.


Junior Jumpstart! Live presentation w/ Q&A on 9/23 10am & 1pm

Attention Juniors!!!

Tune into Junior Jumpstart on Sept 23rd at 10am or 1pm. Topics will include: Preparing for your Senior Year, devising a plan for your post-graduation plans, SAT/ACT, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Career readiness, military and more! Be sure to check your email/Naviance messages for the Zoom links to the live presentations 8:30am on 9/23

It is MANDATORY for all Juniors (non-IB) to watch this video prior to their Junior Advisement Appointment (see below for info on Jr. Adv.)

*Both sessions are identical; they will be posted on CHS Counseling Website for viewing as your schedule allows.*

Junior Advisement Conferences

*Junior Advisement Conferences!* Every Junior receives a 30 min one-on-one virtual session with their Counselor during the months of Oct & Nov. Families are invited & encouraged to attend. We are opening up our schedules for you to choose your own appointment from Oct 19-30th. If you do not select an appointment during those two weeks, you will be assigned an appointment time and be notified of that appointment via mail and/or email. The following topics will be discussed at this Junior Advisement Appointment: courses needed for graduation, elective registration for the 2021-22 school year and explore your post-graduation plans. Sign up for your Junior Advisement Appointment starting 9/23 here.

2 more things for Juniors!

  • Are you taking advantage of College Visits? If not, log into your Naviance account and go to the colleges tab and then college visits. All visits are virtual and are happening outside of instructional time.
  • Cobb EMC’s Youth Leadership Program and Scholarship opportunity is now available for eligible High School Juniors. The Cobb EMC Youth Leadership Program gives current High School Juniors the opportunity to develop leadership and networking skills, learn about their electric cooperative and earn scholarships. The virtual leadership experience will also allow students to make connections with other students. The participants will also be working to earn a spot, one of four, on the Cobb EMC Georgia Youth Tour Leadership Experience.

    The Youth Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to earn a $1,500, $1,000 or $500 scholarship, along with an all-expenses-paid Youth Leadership experience and a paid student summer internship.

    · Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020: Virtual Information Session – email to register for the information session

    · Friday, Oct. 20, 2020: Entry deadline


PSAT Practice!

Hopefully you signed up by the deadline (9/14) to take the PSAT on October 14th. If you did, start practicing! Check out AppleRouth's site that has more info.


Welcome Freshman!

I know high school is starting off super weird and we are so proud of you for rolling with the punches! Keep these 10 things in mind as you participate in virtual learning and when we return to F2F! We can't wait to meet all of you and support you through your four years at CHS!

Going Beyond the classroom!

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Campbell HS Counseling Website

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