Celebration High School

Counselor NEWSLETTER

May 2021

It's GRADUATION month!

Seniors

Happy Graduation Month Seniors!! Please be mindful of your grades as the school year is almost over. It is vital that you have all of your graduation requirements completed in order to walk at graduation on May 29th. If you do not have all of your graduation requirements complete you will have to attend summer school in order to earn a diploma.

Dates to Remember

May 20th - Senior drive thru to return materials (all textbooks, uniforms, financial obligations and other school items must be returned BEFORE graduation practice)


May 21st - Last Day of School for Seniors


May 24th - Senior Day at Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure


May 25th - Senior Awards


May 26th - Graduation Practice with Senior Walk Out (must attend to walk at graduation)


May 26th - Senior Motorcade Parade


May 27th - Senior Walks at CK-8, KMS & Westside


May 27th - Capping Ceremony


May 28th - Graduation Practice (must attend to walk at graduation)


May 29th - GRADUATION

Juniors

Dual Enrollment

DE Summer Bookstore

Dates: April 28th - May 31st

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

No appointment required

College and Career

Summer School

Any student who would like to be placed on the waitlist for summer school should reach out to their counselor ASAP.


Mr. Costa - 9th Grade Counselor


Ms. Lee - A-D - 10th-12th Grade Counselor



Ms. Judge - E-L - 10th-12th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Ritter - M-Ri - 10th-12th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Hernandez - Ro-Z - 10th-12th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Sancez - IB Counselor

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Things to Remember

May 21st - last day for SENIORS


May 28th - last day of school for students

Summer Self Care Challenge

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APRIL 2021

SENIORS

Ms. Kuers keeps track of all college acceptances and scholarship offers. If you recieved a college acceptance AND/OR a scholarship offer, please email or text (through Remind) Ms. Kuers.

EMAIL -- karen.kuers@osceolaschools.net

REMIND -- @chsstorm21

All DE Seniors must return any books/materials to the DE Bookstore by May 10th to avoid being placed on the obligation list.

JUNIORS

SAT

ALL JUNIORS will be taking the SAT at CHS on April 13th.

COLLEGE & CAREER

DUAL ENROLLMENT

DE Summer Bookstore

Dates: April 28th - May 31st

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

No appointment required

If you are planning to do Dual Enrollment beginning in Fall 2021, please keep in mind that you must have test scores sent to Valencia by April 5th!

Tutoring

We will be offering after school tutoring for students needing assistance in Math and English. If you are interested in attending please see your school counselor!

Things to Remember

April 5th - 3rd 9 weeks report cards


April 5th - DE test score deadline


April 13th - Juniors SAT in school day


April 26th - 4th 9 weeks progress reports

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March 2021

March 2nd - Teen Mental Wellness Day

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JUNIORS

ACT IN SCHOOL DAY

ALL JUNIORS will be taking the ACT at CHS on March 30th.

SAT IN SCHOOL DAY

ALL JUNIORS will be taking the SAT at CHS on April 13th.

Tutoring

We will be offering after school tutoring for students needing assistance in Math and English. If you are interested in attending please see your school counselor!

Dual Enrollment

If you are planning to do Dual Enrollment beginning in Fall 2021, please keep in mind that you must have test scores sent to Valencia by April 5th!

Seniors

ACT IN SCHOOL DAY

Any SENIOR who has NOT met their FSA ELA or ALG 1 EOC scores for graduation will be taking the ACT on MARCH 30th, 31st AND/OR APRIL 1st. March 30th and April 1st will be for seniors who still need to meet the FSA ELA concordant score. March 31st will be for seniors who still need to meet the Alg 1 EOC concordant score.

College and Career

Ms. Kuers keeps track of all college acceptances and scholarship offers. If you recieved a college acceptance AND/OR a scholarship offer, please email or text (through Remind) Ms. Kuers.

EMAIL -- karen.kuers@osceolaschools.net

REMIND -- @chsstorm21

Out of School Days

March 15th-19th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Things to Remember

March 2nd - World Teen Mental Wellness Day


March 3rd - I want you to be happy day :)


March 12th - End of 3rd Grading Period


March 14th - Daylight Savings Time


March 15th-19th - Spring Break


March 22nd - First Day of 4th Grading Period


March 30th - JUNIORS ACT in school day


March 30th, 31st and April 1st - Seniors ACT in school day (if you have not met your testing graduation requirements)


April 13th - JUNIORS SAT in school day

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February 2021

Tutoring

We will be offering after school tutoring for students needing assistance in Math and English. If you are interested in attending please see your school counselor!

DUAL ENROLLMENT

DE NIGHT

We will be having a DE Night on February 9th. You must sign up to attend this event as there is limited availability. You will be able to sign up via the REMIND sent by Ms. Miglionico.


If you are not able to attend the event, you can still sign up for DE. Please visit the link below to access the application. It will close on March 1st, so please be sure to fill out your application ASAP.


https://valenciacollege.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/

PERT

We will be offering the PERT for students interested in becoming a Dual Enrollment student. Please come to guidance to sign up beginning on February 10th.

SENIORS

Ms. Kuers keeps track of all college acceptances and scholarship offers. If you recieved a college acceptance AND/OR a scholarship offer, please email or text (through Remind) Ms. Kuers.

EMAIL -- karen.kuers@osceolaschools.net

REMIND -- @chsstorm21

Juniors

Credit Check & Next Year Scheduling

Monday, Feb. 1st, 7am to Friday, Feb. 5th, 2pm

Blue Lab

Counselors will be meeting with Juniors to go over graduation status and next year scheduling. This will happen during each students Social Studies class. Please be sure that you have filled out a pick sheet.

Sophomores

Credit Check & Next Year Scheduling

Monday, Feb. 8th, 7am to Friday, Feb. 12th, 2pm

Blue Lab

Counselors will be meeting with Sophomores to go over graduation status and next year scheduling. This will happen during each students Social Studies class. Please be sure that you have filled out a pick sheet.

Freshmen

Credit Check & Next Year Scheduling

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 7am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 9am

Blue Lab

Counselors will be meeting with Freshmen to go over graduation status and next year scheduling. This will happen during each students Social Studies class. Please be sure that you have filled out a pick sheet.

Out of School Days

February 19th - Rodeo Day - NO SCHOOL

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January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR CELEBRATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!

Just a reminder that this newsletter will be updated monthly and provide you with information from your school counseling department. Below you will be able to find out who your school counselor is and how to make an appointment with her, college and career related material, mental health/wellness tips, SAT dates, and more!!

SENIORS

Senior One-on-One's

Monday, Jan. 11th, 7am to Friday, Jan. 15th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Counselor's will be meeting with every senior during their social studies periods from January 11-15 to discuss graduation standing.

College Acceptance or Scholarship Offer?!

Ms. Kuers keeps track of all college acceptances and scholarship offers. If you recieved a college acceptance AND/OR a scholarship offer, please email or text (through Remind) Ms. Kuers.

karen.kuers@osceolaschools.net

@chsstorm21

Application Deadlines

Please be mindful of college application deadlines as they are approaching FAST!

FAFSA

12th grade STUDENTS and PARENTS need to create their FAFSA ID's and begin filling out their applications. Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Bright Futures

The Bright Futures Scholarship application is OPEN! Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

Letter of Recommendation

Be sure to ask your counselor and/or teachers if they are available to write you a letter of recommendation. You should also bring in a detailed resume for them to write you one.

Dual Enrollment Informational Night

For students interested in signing up for Dual Enrollment Fall 2021, there will be an informational DE night for 11th and 12th grade students/parents on February 9th from 5PM-6PM.


More information will be provided in the coming weeks as you will have to sign up to attend this event. There will be limited availability.

Out of School Days

January 18th - Martin Luther King JR Day - NO SCHOOL

Things to Remember...

January 18th - no school


January 19th - 2nd 9 weeks report cards

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December 2020

HELLO CELEBRATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!

Just a reminder that this newsletter will be updated monthly and provide you with information from your school counseling department. Below you will be able to find out who your school counselor is and how to make an appointment with her, college and career related material, mental health/wellness tips, SAT dates, and more!!

SENIORS

FAFSA

12th grade STUDENTS and PARENTS need to create their FAFSA ID's and begin filling out their applications. Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Application Deadlines

Please be mindful of college application deadlines as they are approaching FAST!

Bright Futures

The Bright Futures Scholarship application is OPEN! Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

Letter of Recommendation

Be sure to ask your counselor and/or teachers if they are available to write you a letter of recommendation. You should also bring in a detailed resume for them to write you one.
Click to Register for the SAT

Before registering please check with Ms. Kuers, our College and Career Counselor, to see if you qualify for an SAT waiver!

Scholar Diploma Designation

If you are a SENIOR and are interested in receiving the Scholar Diploma designation on your diploma you will need to sign up to take the US History EOC, as it wasn't given last year due to COVID. You have to receive a passing score (3 or higher) in order to receive the Scholar Diploma designation ALONG WITH OTHER REQUIREMENTS. Please see your counselor if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. If you would like to sign up for the US History EOC, please do so by December 7th. The test will be given on Tuesday December 15th. Please arrive at school at 7 am on test day!

Dual Enrollment

Any student who is participating in Dual Enrollment for Spring 2021 must send a PDF copy of your student detailed schedule to your counselor for approval.

Dual Enrollment Informational Night

For students interested in signing up for Dual Enrollment Fall 2021, there will be an informational DE night for 11th and 12th grade students/parents on January 26th from 5PM-6PM.


More information will be provided in the coming weeks as you will have to sign up to attend this event. There will be limited availability.

Out of School Days

December 21st - January 1st

Things to Remember

December 18th - Last day of 2nd grading period


December 21st - January 1st - Winter Break - NO School

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November 2020

HELLO CELEBRATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!

Just a reminder that this newsletter will be updated monthly and provide you with information from your school counseling department. Below you will be able to find out who your school counselor is and how to make an appointment with her, college and career related material, mental health/wellness tips, SAT dates, and more!!

** World Kindness Day **

November 13th

Lets CELEBRATE World Kindness Day together!


If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that life is unpredictable and we never know what someone else is going through. Always remember to show kindness everywhere you go!


Today 'LETS BE THE CHANGE', 'LETS BE KIND!

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** SENIORS **

Application Deadlines

Please be mindful of college application deadlines as they are approaching FAST!

FAFSA

12th grade STUDENTS and PARENTS need to create their FAFSA ID's and begin filling out their applications. Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Bright Futures Scholarship

The Bright Futures Scholarship application is OPEN! Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

Need a Letter of Recommendation?

Be sure to ask your counselor and/or teachers if they are available to write you a letter of recommendation. You should also bring in a detailed resume for them to write you one.
Click to Register for the SAT

Before registering please check with Ms. Kuers, our College and Career Counselor, to see if you qualify for an SAT waiver!

** Scholar Diploma Designation **

If you are a SENIOR and are interested in receiving the Scholar Diploma designation on your diploma you will need to sign up to take the US History EOC, as it wasn't given last year due to COVID. You have to receive a passing score (3 or higher) in order to receive the Scholar Diploma designation ALONG WITH OTHER REQUIREMENTS. Please see your counselor if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. If you would like to sign up for the US History EOC, please do so by December 7th. The test will be given on Tuesday December 15th. Please arrive at school at 7 am on test day!

Dual Enrollment

Student's who are planning to do Dual Enrollment in Spring 2021, remember that you have until November 6th to submit/take the PERT.

Things to Remember

November 2nd - 1st 9 Weeks Report Cards


November 6th -- Dual Enrollment Test Score Deadline


November 11th - Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL


November 13th - World Kindness Day


November 20th - 2nd 9 Weeks Progress Reports


November 23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

** HOMECOMING **

Spirit Days

Monday, November 9th --Zoom Day (business on top, lazy on the bottom)


Tuesday, November 10th -- Safari Day (animal prints/explorer gear)


Wednesday, November 11th -- No School (Veteran's Day)


Thursday, November 12th -- Jocks versus Nerds Day (explore your inner nerd or jock)


Friday, November 13th -- Spirit Day (Seniors wear black, Juniors wear purple, Sophomores wear gray, Freshmen wear white)



**All clothing must be school appropriate, no yoga pants/overly tight clothing, appropriate length pants, no Halloween-type masks, etc.

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October 2020

Hello Celebration High School Students!!

Just a reminder that this newsletter will be updated monthly and provide you with information from your school counseling department. Below you will be able to find out who your school counselor is and how to make an appointment with her, college and career related material, mental health/wellness tips, SAT dates, and more!!

ALL STUDENTS

Please login to CLASSLINK and access XELLO. Ensure that ALL of your core lessons listed in XELLO are 100% complete.

What do you need to graduate?

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Do you need community service hours?

Community service hours are NOT required for GRADUATION --BUT-- you do need community service hours for the BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP.


Please visit the link below if you need help finding a volunteer opportunity.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Do you need to take a foreign language class?

A foreign language class is NOT required for GRADUATION --BUT-- you do need to take 2 years of the same foreign language if you plan to attend a COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY and/or applying for the BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP.

! TESTING !

FSA

DIGITAL AND DUAL ENROLLMENT 11th grade students will be taking the FSA in the month of October. If you are a DIGITAL OR DUAL ENROLLMENT student who did not sign up to take the FSA, please reach out to your counselor ASAP to discuss your options.

PSAT School Day

9th Grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 14th.


10th and 11th Grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 29th.

SAT SCHOOL DAY -- SENIORS ONLY

October 14th

Dual Enrollment

Spring 2021 Enrollment

The DEADLINE to apply for Dual Enrollment Spring 2021 Semester is OCTOBER 19th. Please visit the link below for more information.


https://valenciacollege.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/

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FAFSA

12th grade STUDENTS and PARENTS need to create their FAFSA ID's and begin filling out their applications. Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Bright Futures

The Bright Futures Scholarship application is OPEN! Please visit the following link to complete the application --

https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

Need a Letter of Recommendation?

Be sure to ask your counselor and/or teachers if they are available to write you a letter of recommendation. You should also bring in a detailed resume for them to write you one.

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL THOUGHTS

Not sure what career you want to pursue? Complete this career interest inventory to learn about careers that may be the best fit for you --

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/find-careers/career-clusters.shtml

Things to Remember

October 14th -- Seniors SAT School Day


October 14th -- 9th Grade PSAT School Day


October 16th -- End of 1st Grading Period


October 19th -- Dual Enrollment Spring 2021 Deadline


October 29th -- 10th & 11th Grade PSAT School Day


November 2nd -- 1st 9 weeks Report Cards


November 11th - Veteran's Day - No School

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Out of Field Report

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September 2020

HELLO CELEBRATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break!! This newsletter will be updated monthly and provide you with information from your school counseling department. Below you will be able to find out who your school counselor is and how to make an appointment with her, college and career related material, mental health/wellness tips, SAT dates, and more!!

Who is your School Counselor?

Sue Bates

ALL 9th Grade Students


Email: susan.bates@osceolaschools.net

Tara Lee

Last Names A-D

10th - 11th - 12th Grades


Email: tara.lee@osceolaschools.net

Virginia Judge

Last Names E-L

10th - 11th - 12th Grades


Email: virginia.bacholzkyjudge@osceolaschools.net

Kirsten Ritter

Last Names M-Ri

10th - 11th - 12th Grades


Email: kirsten.ritter@osceolaschools.net

Mary Hernandez

Last Names Ro-Z

10th - 11th - 12th Grades


Email: mary.hernandez@osceolaschools.net

Mary Sanchez

Karen Kuers

College and Career Counselor


Email: karen.kuers@osceolaschools.net

Cherie Kucukbutros

School Social Worker


Email: cherie.kucukbutros@osceolaschools.net

!! Digital Learners !!

BOOKS

If you still need to pick up your textbooks please coordinate with your teacher for a time to pick up the textbooks/materials at the front desk.

TEAMS

Please make sure that your Microsoft TEAMS and your FOCUS schedule match. If your schedule just changed to a digital schedule please allow your teachers time to adjust your TEAMS.

TEAMS Tech Question?

Please contact this phone number if you have any technical concerns/issues with TEAMS

407-870-4037

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TESTING

SAT

Please visit the link below if you would like to register for any of the following SAT days.


September 26th


October 3rd


November 7th


https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

College & Career

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND

12th Grade Students -- text 81010 with @chsstorm21 in the message



11th Grade Students -- text 81010 with @chsstorm22 in the message



10th Grade Students -- text 81010 with @chsstorm23 in the message



9th Grade Students -- text 81010 with @chsstorm24 in the message

!! SENIORS !!

!! ALL Seniors need to create a Common App Account and match it to Xello !!

SAT School Day -- SENIORS ONLY

October 14th

Dual Enrollment

Spring 2021 Enrollment

The next dual enrollment application will open on September 14th. Please visit the link below for more information.


https://valenciacollege.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/

Out of School Days

September 7th - Labor Day - No School
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