OVHS Counseling Department News
Junior Parent Night
During this event, the OVHS Counselors will review with parents the information presented to students during their Junior year. Topics include:
SAT vs. ACT vs. Test Optional
Naviance Tools Overview
College Visits and Important Questions to Ask
Common App Procedures
Senior Year Timeline
First-time (or if it has been awhile since you've had one) Junior parents are highly encouraged to attend. No Pre-Registration Required.
- Log onto https://berkscareer.com/apply-to-bctc/ to get started. *Make note that you are completing the correct application - 2022-23 Application. Click 'Oley" to get started.
- Let the counseling office know you have applied and pick up the paper portion of the application.
- You will need to have two teachers complete a recommendation page for you - make sure you include your demographic information on the page before handing them to your teachers - teachers recommendations will returned directly to the counseling office.
- Complete your essay along with your signature pages - return these pieces to the counseling office.
- Deadline for applications is NOVEMBER 30th.
- Save the Dates for our Open Houses at the West Campus-scheduled for November 10th and at the East Campus is scheduled for November 11th both from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
Pictures from the 9th Grade BCTC/RACC Tours
HOBY /Community Leadership Workshops
The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY) offers a local leadership seminar annually to high school sophomores. During HOBY seminars, students have the opportunity to explore leadership through collaboration with other PA students. The Berks County seminar is typically a weekend event held in June each year.
The Oley Valley Women's Club graciously pays the cost for one Oley sophomore to attend each year.
Any interested sophomore should apply by Friday, October 29th. The application can be found below:
Naviance Guide for New Users
College and Career Fair - Businesses Needed
The 6th Annual OVHS College and Career Fair will be held Wednesday, December 15th from 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM.
This event will be geared towards all 10th and 11th grade students. We would like to open any space/tables to local businesses in the Oley area and Berks Co. that would like to come in and meet with our students
Anyone interested can email Mrs. Borovik at her email address below.
**Snow Date - December 16th**
9th Grade Meetings
Credit Requirements and Community Service for Graduation
Keystone Exams and Career Portfolio
Grading scale, Grade point average, Report cards and Transcripts
Grades and Eligibility
PACAC Virtual College Fair
Virtual College Fair
Student Registration is Open!
October 14th. 19th, 21st, 25th, 27th
5pm, 6pm, 7pm ET
Registration for students, families and counselors is now open! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges / universities from around the country (and world) for free.
During the StriveScan 6x6 Virtual College Fair, families will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. They can choose one session or multiple sessions. And they may ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations as well.
RACC High School Senior Day
RACC High School Day will be held November 4th, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
There will be a tour of campus, overview of programs, and an opportunity to speak with faculty and staff about the many programs available at RACC. It will end with a boxed lunch from Subway.
See the flyer below for more information.
Upcoming College Rep Visits at OVHS
Monday, 10/18 – ARMY Recruiter – 2 pm
Monday, 10/18 – Wilson College – 2 pm
Tuesday, 10/19 – St. Joseph’s College – 11 am
Wednesday, 10/20 – Muhlenberg College – 2 pm
Thursday, 10/21 – Reading Area Community College – 10:30 am
Monday, 10/25 – NAVY Recruiter – 10:30 am
Tuesday, 10/26 – Albright College – 2 pm
Wednesday, 10/27 – Lock Haven University – 10:30 am
Thursday, 10/28 – Kutztown University – 2 pm
Tuesday, 11/ 2 – Bucknell University – 10:30 am
Wednesday, 11/3 – Penn College of Technology - 2 pm
Wednesday, 11/10 – NAVY Recruiter - 10:30 am
Thursday, 11/11 – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – 2 pm
Monday, 11/15 – East Stroudsburg University – 2 pm
Wednesday, 11/17 – Immaculata University – 2 pm
Thursday, 11/18 – Moravian University - 10:30 am
Friday, 11/19 – Reading Area Community College - 2 pm
Instructions to View Report Cards in Infinite Campus: Grades 6-12
1. Login into your Portal Account.
2. Click on the three (3) lines in the top-left corner to open the Menu.
3. Click on “Documents” to view your student’s report card. For multiple students, you can toggle between students using the left, top drop down menu.
4. Click on “MP1 Report Card” to view and print the report card.
OVHS is looking to bring Aevidum to our school and follow in the footsteps of our younger students who have already established Aevidum at OVMS.
More details on Aevidum at the high school will follow in future newsletters. Feel free to visit the Aevidum website listed below for more information.
Red Ribbon Week
Since 1988, the last week in October has been designated as Red Ribbon Week. This week is a time to focus on making healthy life decisions for our future. Through prevention, awareness and sense of school community, we can support each other in remaining substance-free.
Themes for Red Ribbon Week 2021:
10/25 Monday - Wear Red Day
10/26 Tuesday - Hat Day (Put a Lid on Drugs)
10/27 Wednesday - Sports Team (Team Up Against Vaping)
10/28 Thursday - College/Company Wear (Keep an Eye to Your Future)
10/29 Friday - Blue and White Day (Lynx Always Stick Together)
Trivia of the Day Contest - we will also hold a daily trivia contest via Schoology with a drawing to win a prize through our Lynx Express team.
Wear Orange on October 20th - Unity Day
In recognition of October being Bullying Prevention Month, we're hoping to make "Unity Day" a school-wide celebration on October 20th. Unity Day was created for schools and communities to come together against bullying and to promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
Part of Unity Day is encouraging everyone to wear orange on Oct. 20th. The color orange was chosen to represent Unity Day because it is described as vibrant, warm and inviting, and is commonly associated with safety and visibility.
Just A Few Reminders
VETERAN'S DAY - Thursday, November 11th
AMERICAN EDUCATORS WEEK - November 15 - 19
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - November 22, 23 & 24
SAT Date - December 4thASVAB Exam - December 7th
OVHS College and Career Fair - December 15th
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING is available every week after school on Mondays, Wednesdays (Math Tutoring) and Thursdays from 2:50 - 3:50 PM. No need to sign up; Just show up.
OVHS Counseling Department
Mrs. AnnMarie Borovik - Students Last Names H-O - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kristina Angstadt - Students Last Names P-Z - email@example.com
Mrs. Karen Shearer - Guidance Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org