The Counselor Crow's Nest

AHS School Counseling's November 2021 Newsletter

November News

Happy November Bucs! We have lots of good information to share this month, so check it out!

Upcoming Events

November - Junior Advisement meetings continue throughout the month of November and into December for junior students and parents. All 11th grade students should have received a mailed letter and a copy of the letter in homeroom with a specific appointment time.

November 16th - Virtual Financial Aid Night from 6:30-7:30.

AHS will host a Virtual Financial Aid Night 6:30-7:30pm presented by our community outreach representative from Ga Student Finance Commission. This virtual meeting will help Senior parents and students understand the financial aid process, learn more about Hope Scholarship, and answer specific questions they may have when filling out the FAFSA form.

This is the link to join:

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Holidays


Senior Students - You should have had a senior meeting by now. If you have not, please contact your counselor to set one up with them.

Senior Parents - Senior Tribute Ads: Now is the time to create a senior tribute ad for your special senior! Go to and enter order # 10511 to see the prices and options. The deadline to complete your ad is Tuesday, November 30th!!

Here is a link to the senior parent presentation:

To order your Senior Graduation 2022 cap and gown or announcements, please visit the following: and order by December 2nd.

Senior Instagram & Twitter - @allatoona2022

AHS Counseling Instagram & Twitter - @buc_counselors

Naviance Instructions and How to Request a Transcript

View the attachment below to find information about how to login to Naviance, how to request a transcript and letters of recommendation, and how to match your Common App. to Naviance.

College Resources

It's No Fee November!

Now is the time to apply to college. Take advantage of No Fee November and apply without paying the application fee at participating colleges. See the attached document for more details.
FAFSA Information and Tips

Filling out FAFSA is the most important thing for seniors to do to get financial aid for college! The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1st, so start filling out your FAFSA forms! Click above or click the following link to learn more:

Fall SAT/ACT Dates

Remaining Fall SAT Dates: 11/6, 12/4 - Register at Remaining Fall ACT Dates: 12/11 - Register at

College Visits Are Here!

College Visits are offered 2 ways this year and are available to all students:

1 - Face to Face visits outside in the cafeteria courtyard during lunch. This is for STUDENTS ONLY to attend during their designated lunch time.

2 - Virtual Visits after school at 5 p.m. and students will access these visits at home using the link in Naviance.

Check the AHS website:


Check your Naviance account to see who is coming and when. To find this information in Naviance, log into your account and look under the "What's New" section on the Naviance Home Page. If the visit is scheduled from 12-2, it is a cafeteria/courtyard visit. If it is scheduled for 5 p.m., it is virtual.

November Sneak Peak: University of Mississippi, Andrew College, and Columbus State!

University System of Georgia Data Chart

Opportunities for Students

Looking for Community Service Hours?

Ford Elementary School's 11th Annual Ford Jingle Jog is Saturday, December 4th and they are in need of volunteers to make this a successful event!

Please check out the Sign Up Genius below to see where you can help!

Service hours will be given! Grab a friend and come out and give them a hand!

Shop with a Buc is just around the corner! Students, SWAB Mentor applications are due Wednesday, November 17th. Find all the SWAB information here: Shop with a Buc (

Need extra help? Check out these tutoring resources!

TutorATL - Free Online Tutoring for Students

Revolutionary Prep Tutoring Services

Revolution Prep has a team of professional tutors who have been teaching online for over a decade, and they’re giving each of you a gift card for up to $200 toward live online tutoring and test preparation.

Allatoona High School families can get their digital gift card by following this link by 12/31/21:

More information can be found here:

2021_Holiday GC_Flyer_FINAL.pdf (

2022 STEM Academy held at Georgia Tech June 6th-10th

Join us June 6 - 10 for a STEM-themed Summer Camp open to all rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students!


Our mission is to have high school students leave our academy with a deeper understanding of what STEM professionals do every day and how they change and build the world we live in. This is a unique and great way to get your high school students motivated about their future careers. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn STEM Merit Badges, including the Construction Merit Badge.

When: June 6 - 10, 2022

Where: Georgia Tech

Who: Rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students

Interested in Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment –If you missed the Cobb County Dual Enrollment Summit meeting, you can now view it on the county DE website along with additional information about Dual Enrollment.

For specific Dual Enrollment information at AHS, please visit


Opportunity Scholarships

Opportunity Scholarships are available through College Board. Check these out!

Scholarship Opportunity - Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Comprised of more than 300,000 women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Encouraging young African-American women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of the organization. We support this focus by awarding scholarships to young women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership and community involvement.

Eligible applicants must:

1) Be a graduating African-American female high school senior

2) Live or attend school in Cobb County, Cherokee County or North Fulton County

3) Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent numerical average

All applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2021. Applications are available on our website or at

Balams Firm Scholarship Opportunity

The Balams Firm is proud to announce we are accepting applications for our $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP to help support a METRO ATLANTA STUDENT in accomplishing their educational goals.

As a Community Partner, THE BALAMS FIRM is committed to recognizing talent and rewarding excellence. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for deserving students to reach their potential by supporting the cost of higher education.

The merit-based scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the metro Atlanta area with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Students may submit their completed application beginning OCTOBER 1 and due no later than FEBRUARY 1.

See the complete scholarship information and APPLY ONLINE at our website:

Please, no phone calls. Direct all questions via email to:

Job Opportunities

Chick-fil-A Acworth at Brookstone wants you to know...........We're Hiring!

Are you looking to join a team that cares, a culture that's unique and a mission that starts with people like you? We're offering: Competitive Pay, Sundays Off, Flexible Scheduling, Free Food, Caring Culture, PTO, Growth Opportunities, and College Scholarships.

Apply online at

Pike Nurseries is Hiring Seasonal Help for Fall and Christmas

Fall-Christmas Hiring Flyer 2021.pdf

Mathnasium Learning Center is hiring!

Mathnasium is looking for excellent math students to join their part-time instructor team. They are looking preferably for juniors and seniors as they would have the appropriate math classes behind them and be mature enough to handle a part-time job. This would be considered excellent experience to include on their college and scholarship applications.

Please see flyer below for additional information.

December Preview - Final Exam Schedule

Counseling Resources

Your counselors are here for you!

The best way to contact us for immediate assistance is through email:

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrbach (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):