Here We Go Mules 2021-2022

High School Counseling Newsletter (quarter 1)

Welcome Back

I hope you have all had a chance to unplug, enjoy the sunshine and connect with friends and family. I am looking forward to a successful 2021-2022 school year! I truly enjoy being a part of the dynamic team of professionals at NJSHS and my goal is to provide you with support and guidance during these educationally critical years.


The beginning of each school year is full of possibility, and helping you get off to a good start is important for success. My role as your School Counselor is to be an advocate for you and work collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators, and with our community. I can also assist with your academics, career development, and personal/social areas.


I want you to know that I have been, and will continue, doing the absolute best I can to provide you with information you’ll need to get through this year successfully. If you haven't already, please pop down to the Counseling Department to say hi and introduce yourself.


Quarter 1 ends 11/5/21

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AP EXAMS 2022


TAKING AN AP EXAM IN SPRING 2022?


-REGISTRATION-

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: This is an online event (see link below)

DEADLINE: 9/29/21


MORE INFORMATION

You will need to log into your College Board account to register for each exam. Please make an appointment with me before the deadline if you need help with this.


Registration: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/register-for-ap-exams

Dates and fees: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees


Payment: Ms. Dedopoulos will be collecting exam fees up until November 1st (deadline).

Additionally, you'll need to fill out the "AP Exam Confirmation" form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQVqD8xEuvLtZ1lcEW41vMQapTwEHI_-2hSPhpxzXGc9wCcQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Paying for College (Seniors)

Create a FAFSA ID. You will need to do this before filling out your FAFSA. This will provide you with your 'digital signature'. https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing

FAFSA- apply for financial aid. You will be able to apply beginning on October 1, 2021.

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Scholarships and grants. https://www.payingforcollegeresource.com/scholarships-grants/

Financial Aid Offers. https://www.payingforcollegeresource.com/financial-aid-offers/

Understanding Student Loans. https://www.payingforcollegeresource.com/student-loans/

NJSHS High School Counselor

I'm here to help.


Ms. B (grades 9-12)

BissonC@newmarket.k12.nh.us

Ph: 603-292-7968

Fax: 603-659-1287


Need to book an appointment? Mrs. Dedopoulos is here to help you with that (dedopoulosl@newmarket.k12.nh.us). She's our new Admin. Assistant in the Counseling Dept.; come down to hi and introduce yourself.