FPHS SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

SPRING 2019

A Message from the Forest Park HS Counseling Department

The School Counseling Department provides students and families with a variety of services for academic, career, and personal/social development in High School and beyond. Here is a snapshot of what we have been working on and some upcoming events.

Freshman Conferences - Class of 2023

During the week of March 18th, School Counselors met with our freshman students to have them complete the school division's Academic Career Plan and Introduce the Naviance Student Program. The Naviance Student Program is a resource program which provides students with information about colleges, career exploration, scholarships, resumes, assessments and much more to assist with post-secondary planning. Students were given an opportunity to complete the Strength Explorer Assessment, which allowed the students to learn how their talents, strengths & weakness would match with future career that they might want to explore further.

Junior Conferences - Class of 2020

During the week of April 3rd and 4th, the School Counseling Department met with Juniors through their History courses to discuss Post-Secondary Planning. Counselors reviewed information about the College Planning process, scholarships, Military, Vocational school, and much more. Each student was provided with a copy of a Senior Handbook which provides them the resources as they embark on the journey for their upcoming Senior Year.

SCHOLARSHIPS!!! - FREE MONEY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE $$$

Students: we would like to encourage you to stop by and visit our Career Center to check out the many scholarship opportunities that we have available. Remember that this is Free Money that will assist with paying for college next school year. All scholarship information is also available online on Naviance Student and a scholarship bulletin is sent out to all students on Naviance Student. Naviance Student is a program that assist students and families with researching information about colleges, career, scholarships, and so much more. The Naviance student program is accessible through the Forest Park HS School Counseling Website.
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Testing Information - Spring End of Course SOL's are quickly approaching

The end-of-year SOL exams will take place on April 26th through May 6th, 2019. As you prepare for the SOL's speak with your teachers, use the Flex period to go to SOL remediation, stay afterschool and attend remediation sessions, and also visit our school's testing website for addional resources at: https://forestparkhs.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=415693&pageId=448729

Reminder to all Seniors: Bring in copies of your Scholarship Award Letters

Seniors if you have been awarded a scholarship from a College or Community Organization, please provide a copy of this award letter to the School Counseling Office as soon as possible. This information is very important and critical as we start to prepare for the Senior Awards program on May 29, 2019. Any questions, please stop by the Counseling office.

CLASS of 2019 Graduation Ceremony - May 31, 2019, 2 p.m. George Mason University - Eagle Bank Arena

Important Information regarding Schedule Changes

If for any reason you would like to request a schedule change to any of the courses that were selected by your student for the 2019-2020 school year, the last day to submit a schedule change is on June 11th, 2019. This is very important since the requests determines our staffing for the upcoming school year.

IMPORTANT: SAVE THE DATE INFORMATION

  • Senior Class of 2019 - Senior Surveys - April 22nd - April 25
  • Department Award Ceremony - May 21, 2019
  • Senior Recognition Awards - May 26, 2019
  • SENIOR BOOTCAMP - AUGUST 21, 2019 - 8:00 AM
  • COLLEGE FAIR AT FOREST PARK HS - OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Summer School 2019

The Six-Week Summer School Program this year will be held at Gar-Field High School. The dates for Summer School are: Monday, June 24th - Friday, August 2nd, 2019 from 7:30am - 12:40 pm. Registration is now open. The cost of summer school is: $450 (cashier's check, or money order). Registration forms are available at the school counseling office and online registration is available at: https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=2944500


PWCS - Virtual High School Summer Program is another option to consider for summer school. More information on courses, cost, and registration is available at: https://virtualhs.pwcs.edu/session_schedules/summer_session_schedule

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Forest Park High School Counseling Department

Mr. Smith - Director - smithss@pwcs.edu

Counselors:

A - Cap ... Ms. Linder - :linderar@pwcs.edu

Car - Fa ... Ms. Smith - smithtb@pwcs.edu

Fe - Je ... Ms. Flores - floresjd@pwcs.edu

Ji - Kh ... Mr. Smith - smithss@pwcs.edu

L - Par ... Ms. Phalan - phalanAM@pwcs.edu

Ki - Kz, Pas - Sl ... Mrs. Neace - neaceej@pwcs.edu

Sm-Z ... Mrs. Fitzpatrick - fitzpael@pwcs.edu