Counseling Update

November 2020

Contact Your Counselors

Currently, we are not able to hold in person meetings with parents and students due to the inability to social distance safely in our offices. Please reach out to us using any of the methods below. We are available to assist you and your students.

Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) 714-628-4495

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) 714-628-5484

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) 714-628-5486

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) 714-628-5487

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) 714-628-5488


Use our new Appointment Request System for scheduling a virtual or phone meeting with your counselor.

Kammerlohr Appointment Request

Bulrice Appointment Request

Pham Appointment Request

Campbell Appointment Request

Valentin Appointment Request

Congratulations to Mr. Kammerlohr: EDGE Challenge Coin Recipient!

Villa Park's Head Counselor, Mr. Kammerlohr, was awarded the EDGE Challenge Coin by Assistant Principal Tom Fox. Read the announcement here. Congratulations!

Grade Reporting Update

On October 14th, first quarter classes ended and students earned final grades for periods 1, 3, and 5. Second quarter classes started on October 15th. Grades for periods 0, 2 ,4, 6 and 7-9 will be final in December, with ALL grades posting to transcripts in January after the Winter Break.

* SENIORS who failed a class required for graduation in 1st quarter will be signed up for Credit Recovery by their counselor. Students will be notified to start via OUSD Gmail accounts.

Contact Your Teachers

Do you have a question about assignments, grades or other classroom related material? Contact your teacher for more information. They are your best source of information for all things pertaining to their class. Emails and phone numbers are provided. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Counseling Office Important Dates

Nov. 1: UC Application submissions begin

Nov. 3: Non student day- Staff Professional Development

Nov. 5: SCC Cash for College Workshop 4:00-6:00pm

Nov. 11: No School- Veteran's Day

Nov. 18: SCC Virtual Family Night 6:00-7:00pm

Nov. 23-27: No School- Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30: UC/CSU Application deadline

Virtual College Visits

Meet with admissions reps from colleges all over the country. Click on the name of the college to join the Zoom meeting. College visits updated frequently, check the full list here for any additions.

Nov. 2 @ 2pm- University of San Diego

Nov. 4 @ 2pm- Northern Arizona University

Nov. 5 @ 2pm- UC Santa Barbara

Nov. 6 @ 2pm- Cal Poly Pomona

Nov. 10 @ 2pm- Concordia University

Nov. 11 @ 2pm- Azusa Pacific University

Nov. 12 @ 2pm- University of Alaska, Anchorage

Nov. 13 @ 2pm- Baylor University

Nov. 16 @ 2pm- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University

Nov. 17 @ 2pm- Vanguard University

Nov. 18 @ 2pm- Hawai'i Pacific University

Nov. 19 @ 2pm- University Colorado Boulder

Nov. 20 @ 2pm- F.I.D.M. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Meet Your SCC Rep Erica

Virtual meetings available Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 during VPHS office hours in Zoom:

Get answers about SCC programs, financial aid and college in general.

Financial Aid Assistance

There will be another opportunity to attend a Cash for College Workshop on November 5th from 4-6pm. Register to attend. All students welcome, regardless of where you will attend in Fall of 2021.

Check out the videos below on completing your FAFSA/Dream Act. If you would like one on one assistance with completing your financial aid application, reach out to Erica Lehman to schedule an appointment.

Remember, tuition is FREE to all community colleges, but ONLY if you fill out a financial aid application. To qualify for a Cal Grant, you must also complete an application. GPA's have already been submitted by VPHS on your behalf for the Cal Grant GPA.

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Getting Started on Financial Aid (Villa Park HS)
Santiago Canyon College Student Support Services and Promise Scholarship (Villa Park High School)

Counseling Office Tip of the Month

This month we bring you tips on how to be a successful student. This presentation focuses on study tips and smart homework habits. Check it out and see how you can become a more successful student.
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AP Testing Info

Advanced Placement Students can purchase exams now though November 13th either in person at Principal's Office or web store. Please make sure you join your AP class through College board. Please see posted join codes!

Action For Happiness- New Ways November 2020

Covid is restricting our lives, but we can find new ways to keep making progress. Trying out new things can actually boost our well-being. When we open up to new ideas, it helps us stay curious and engaged. It can also bring a sense of accomplishment and help to boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are so many ways to learn new things and this month we're encouraging everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome our frustrating situations.

Check out the Action for Happiness App. The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:

  • Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
  • Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
  • Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people

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OUSD Tech Support

Community Tech Support can be reached at 714-628-5372 or Email:

Please note that the community tech support line remains open for all OUSD students and parents from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need a Device and/or Hot Spot

Laptops and internet hotspots are available for distribution at the District Office Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30, Building J. No appointment is needed.

Relief for Those Impacted by COVID

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Scholarship Information

College Application Resources

Freshmen Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube:

College Application Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube:

Habits of a Successful Student- Study Tips

Check out this presentation from the Counseling Department on how you can be a more successful student with these study tips and smart homework habits.

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