Colony HS Counseling Connection

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From our hearts to yours!

We are thankful for our Colony students! February is another step toward spring and increased sunlight! ❤️

Important Dates

This week is CHS Basketball Homecoming Week! Dress days~ Monday: Animal print, Tuesday: Camo, Weds: Bright colors, Thursday: Rain gear, Friday: Wear Colony Green! Sign up at both lunches for Colony Cup points!

Becoming a Knight! This annual event for our incoming 8th graders will be held Wednesday, 2/15/23, to learn all about what Colony has to offer for academics, activities, and athletics! There will be booths to check out in the commons, and a presentation in the theater. 7 pm to 8. See you there!

English 2 Interview day, Thursday, February 16th. English 2 students are editing and polishing up their resumes, cover letters, and applications for a mock interview with a business professional from our valley. Students had their pick from several job pathways and will dress to impress and interview for practice in our school library. Our counseling team brings in professionals in all areas, and our CHS leadership class helps run the day. It is truly a team effort as we endeavor to prepare our students for the real world!

Counselors will be out working with incoming 8th graders for scheduling at Colony Middle 2/21, Teeland Middle 2/22, and Birchtree 2/28.

Parent-Teacher Conference Day, February 24th. No school. Come meet with teachers at CHS and get the scoop about how your student is doing in classes.

Quarter 3 Ends March 9th

Work Day, no school for students March 10th

Spring Break ~ March 13-17

2023--2024 Course Selection for CHS students, grades 9-11, will take place one of their core classes (9th: Biology, 10th: World History/AP World, 11th: US History/AP US) in the library during the weeks of 3/20 and 3/27. More info to follow! Check out the Program of Studies for more info about classes--including prerequisites, descriptions, and what a class counts for in terms of credits~

Professional Development Day ~No school April 28th

AP Testing ~Coming in May 2023

Graduation ~ May 17th, 7 pm at the Menard

Quarter 4 Ends May 19th (last day of school!)

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We are an AP CAPSTONE School!

AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from College Board based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

"Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™."

AP Students

Be sure to check your testing dates for your exams this Spring. Please see Mr. Berg in counseling to make arrangements for alternative test dates for conflicts. Thank you!

Trades and Training

Other opportunities!

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What is Ed-Rising? Is your student interested in becoming an educator?

Educators Rising is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) with intra-curricular learning opportunities integrated into existing education and training programs that we have at CHS. Educators Rising is a community-based movement that provides Grow Your Own programming through the Educators Rising Curriculum and supporting student activities. With a presence in all 50 states, chapters are provided classroom resources along with the opportunity to attend the National Conference where members, teacher leaders, and educators from around the nation come together to showcase the skills they have gained in their education and training programs.

**We offer Leadership Development, Ed Development and Psychology, Classroom Plan and Management, and the The Professional Teacher courses at CHS with our Ed-Rising teacher/coordinator, Susan Brunner.

Nurse's corner

Attention parents/guardians of new students to CHS and MSBSD.

The school nurse will be calling your student to the nurse office to complete required screenings for vision, hearing, height/weight, blood pressure and dental checks. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the nurse office. Be sure they are bringing their glasses to school if their doctor has prescribed them!!

Students are required to be up to date on all immunizations. Please provide a record of your Tdap or immunizations that you have been notified your child is due to the school nurse ASAP.

Thank you for all you do for our students and helping them be prepared to focus on school each day!

Please call or stop by if your student needs support for medical needs.

Jody Soeder BSN, RN, NCSN Colony High Nurse Office 907-861-5516

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