CHS Counselor Monthly Update
Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter
See below for information on college visits, senior updates & our calendar! Students, make sure you have joined our CHS Counseling Schoology Page!
Please reach out to us with any questions you may have.
For information on the Return to School Plan please use the district website.
- 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!
7/20 - CHS Counselors return to Campus8/17 - 1st day of the 20-21 School Year
8/24 - End of 1st week of school schedule changes (see course guide for approved changes)
8/31- 9/4 - Senior College Presentation (students)
9/9 - Level down period opens ( forms available in Schoology)
9/11 - Level down period closes
9/17 - CISD College Fair * Stay tuned for virtual fair information
10/3 - Financial Aid Parent Presentation
10/5 - First 9 week level down opens
10/8 - First 9 week level down closes
10/9 - End of 1st 9 weeks
CHS College Visits
Please check Schoology for directions on how to sign up via Naviance.
Upcoming schools included:
- St. John's University (NY)
- Drexel University
- Stephen F Austin University
- Vanderbilt University
- Notre Dame
Class of 2021 Post High School Information
Need help with Naviance?
We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!
Dual Credit News
- Dual Credit Enrollment for the fall is CLOSED. All courses for fall will be online only.
- Fall courses are listed in students EConnect accounts. IF you show a balance ($) and it is your first time taking the course DO NOT PAY. This is an error and DCCCD will work to get it resolved.
- Over the summer we had issues where students were dropped unexpectedly please keep an eye out to make sure your courses are listed in EConnect. If something changes please let your counselor know immediately.
Students new to Dual Credit please think of your Econnect account like Home Access and your Ecampus like Schoology. Courses are independent from Coppell ISD and you must communicate any issues with your professor. Classes do not typically show in ECampus until the 1st day of class or just before.
Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.
SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Substance use & abuse
- 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!
- Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
- Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
- Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
- Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
- Tell them they are not alone
- Let them know there are treatments available that can help
- 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.
- Know your facts
- Recognize the warning signs
- Know the risk factors
- Know the protective factors
- Take preventive measures
- Talk to your teen about suicide
- Last but not least, seek mental health services
To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to
$ Scholarships & Financial Aid $
Financial Aid & FAFSA
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.
Seniors, as you may know the FAFSA is available to complete beginning as early as October 1st of your Senior Year.
Scholarships - FREE MONEY
Coppell High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Abreu A - Chan
Mrs. McMillin Chao - G
Mr. McKean H - Kon
Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
Ms. Oh Nal - Roc
Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary