CHS School Counselors' Corner
Welcome to your monthly update from the CHS School Counseling Department!
Class of 2024 Google Classroom
We need ALL of our seniors to join this classroom. The Join Code is 3kmwkkc.
Please check out all the resources on our Google Classroom (parents and guardians, you will need to have your students show you.). From financial aid webinars and virtual college fairs to the Common App and open houses, there is so much information available here!
Admissions Visits at the College and Career Readiness Center
IMPORTANT COMMON APP INFO
Standardized Testing...Is it Optional?
Important Points to Remember:
The Student Recommendation Questionnaire and resume must both please be completed before counselors write their letters.
Students must request transcripts to be sent to colleges via Scoir. Please allow a minimum of 10 school days from the date of the request for the submission of transcripts. For info on requesting transcripts, please see the Senior Presentation above.
To request a letter of recommendation from your teacher on Scoir, please see here: https://scoir.helpdocs.io/article/8a5m6p2fd4-requesting-teacher-recommendations
It’s your responsibility to know all your schools’ deadlines and admission/testing requirements.
If applicable, it is also your responsibility to send your SAT and/or ACT scores to your colleges
Free Expert Financial Aid Assistance
Looking for career-based insight?
If you're looking for insight on what you might enjoy doing, please visit the MassHire Career Information Center. Free to all Massachusetts residents, this resource is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.
Take a peek below, and please see Ms. Cunningham in the College and Career Readiness Center for more information!
Interested in taking the ASVAB?
It will be offered at CHS on Wednesday, December 7th, and much more information is to follow. Stay tuned!
Mr. Dan McGrath (A-K): email@example.com
Ms. Kara Kelley (L-Z): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Mariclare O'Neal (Long-term substitute, L-Z): email@example.com
HAWTHORNE HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
Ms. Tammy Leary (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Christine Lima (L-Z): email@example.com
WHITTIER HOUSE COUNSELING TEAM:
Mrs. Jennifer Orsini (A-K): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jamie Ellis (L-Z): email@example.com
COORDINATOR OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND COUNSELING SERVICES PRE-K-12:
Ms. Shannon Bischoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Spotlight: Emerson House's Mrs. O'Neal
The CHS Counseling Department is thrilled to welcome back our colleague and friend Mrs. Mariclare O'Neal, who will be covering Ms. Kelley's caseload while she is out on maternity leave.
Mrs. O'Neal originally joined the CHS Counseling Department in 2011 after spending many years as an attorney. While Mrs. O'Neal retired from CHS in 2021, she has remained active in the world of college applications, even serving as a private college counselor for a local college consulting firm. Her passion is guiding students through this exciting process with warmth and an attention to detail.
In her free time, Mrs. O'Neal enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children. She is also an animal lover, world traveler, and amateur food critic. She looks forward to supporting Ms. Kelley's students in any way possible; please feel welcome to introduce yourself to Mrs. O'Neal!
Weekly stress relief: Staff pet profile
Stress relief is so important, especially during senior year! The Counseling Department has been proud to partner with She's A Keeper Dog Training over the years, and our therapy dogs will be back at CHS several times throughout the school year.
In the meantime, here's a little stress relief for your weekend...Enjoy!
NAME: Elliott Orsini
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Favorite hobby: Hogging the couch
Favorite food: Anything that is deemed edible, plus socks!