Grafton High School Counseling News
Information from the GHS Counseling Dept. April 2021
AP (Advanced Placement) students have been working all year in their AP courses preparing for the upcoming AP exams in May. AP exam administration will be held in person at Grafton High School over three weeks starting May 3rd. Click on this link to find the AP Schedule for 2021. For information regarding what AP students are allowed and not allowed to bring to the exam room click on this link: Getting Ready for AP Exam Day(s) We wish all our AP students well on their exam.
College Application Jumpstart Summer Class
- how to write a college essay
- how to fill out a college application using the Common Application, the UW System application or a college’s own application
- how to support your application even after it’s submitted
Students will have time to work on their essays and applications during class. Each student will receive personal attention and have the opportunity to ask questions. Students will be thankful they took this class and parents will be grateful their students tackled their applications early! Mrs. Greischar, GHS School Counselor, will be leading this course.
The dates are August 3,4,5, or August 17, 18,19 10am-12pm.
Registration for the class is by email only! Email student name and class request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Community Service at GHS
Last March, Grafton High School launched a Volunteer/Community Service program for students to learn about volunteer opportunities in our greater community. Due to the pandemic, we halted the program but now we are re-launching it! Grafton High School does not have a community service requirement, but students are encouraged to participate. Potential Benefits of volunteering include:
- Develops an increased sense of social responsibility – a global view of society and a heart for giving back and helping others.
- Builds relationships and social connections with peers and adults in the community.
- Helps students find their passions and interests that may lead to a career choice they may have not considered.
All students will have access to volunteer opportunities through the Community Service course located on the Canvas dashboard. Information that will be provided for each event includes dates, times, tasks and a contact person. Students will be responsible for signing up for the events, contacting the organizer and following their health and safety protocols.
Students can submit volunteer hours through Canvas by completing a Community Service Hours Submission Form. Submitted hours will be entered into Skyward by GHS throughout the year. Students can also submit hours from volunteer opportunities that are not posted by GHS.
Mrs. Gwen Feldbruegge (Welcome Desk Assistant) will be overseeing the program and can be reached at email@example.com or 262-376-5508. If you belong to or know of an area organization that is in need of volunteers, please contact Mrs. Feldbruegge. If you have any other questions, please contact your school counselor.
Grad Grams-Scholarships for GHS Seniors
Grad Grams are available for purchase for 2021 graduating seniors at all the Grafton schools as well as Ace Hardware. Grad grams are cards sent to congratulate a current Grafton High School Graduate. All grams created for a student are then compiled into a memory book for the graduate, to be handed out at the graduation ceremony. All proceeds for the Grad Grams go to the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund, which provides local scholarships to graduating seniors.
Donate to the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF)
There are three ways to donate to GCSF:
1. Mail a check to: GCSF, Inc., P.O. Box 468, Grafton, WI, 53024
2. Drop off a donation to the high school specifying GCSF
3. PayPal (see photo)
GHS Counseling Staff
Director of School Counseling
Megan Greischar (R-U)
Rosalyn Isbell (H-Q)
Counseling Office Registrar