Guidance Newsletter September 2021
Shawnee High School
A Note From the Guidance Department
7th Annual Homecoming Parade
Parking Spot Painting
If you've been to the school, we are sure you've noticed the beautiful parking spots that are painted! Our student government took a hit budget wise without dances last year, so they planned this wonderful fundraiser, and it turned out to be a huge success! Students paid $20 each to own their spot then had three days to come paint their spot. There were almost 70 participants and a little more than $1,000 was raised! This money will be used towards various activities/projects at the school. Awesome job Shawnee students! Click here to check out some pictures.
Students, if you have not joined your Google Classroom for your grade level, please do so ASAP. The guidance department will be posting information and updates in your grade level classrooms throughout the school year.
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Parents can easily access and monitor student's grades by using ProgressBook (https://parentaccess.noacsc.org/)
If you do not already have a ProgressBook account, you will need a registration key. To receive this registration key, please contact Mrs. Glenda Neu in the GIC.
ACT Testing Dates
*Indicates testing at SHS
Sep. 11, 2021*
Oct. 23, 2021*
Dec. 11, 2021*
Feb. 12, 2022
Mar. 15, 2022* - Free for all juniors during school day (date tentative)
Apr. 2, 2022
Jun. 11, 2022*
Jul. 16, 2022
Click here to register for the ACT.
We would like to recognize one of our seniors, Cara DeBrosse, for designing the Connections logo. Awesome job!
September 1st kicked off our first successful day of Connections! This program pairs a cohort of students with a faculty member to meet weekly on Wednesdays for 25 minutes between period 4 and period 5A.
The month of September in Connections will focus on Goal Setting, Stress Management, Time Management, and Healthy Coping Skills throughout grades 9-12.
Upcoming lessons in Connections will focus on Responsibility, Safety, Resilience, Empathy, and Career Exploration.
Shawnee High School Alumni
SENIOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Take the ACT at least one more time.
- Research careers, programs, and colleges that align with your interests and future goals.
- Meet with your school counselor for a credit check and discuss senior profile.
- Learn about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Begin applying to colleges through their online applications. Many schools us the Common Application OR individual applications on their website.
- Request letters of recommendation from staff members for college applications and scholarships.
- Begin scholarship search. Check the guidance website for a list of local scholarships.
- Are you an athlete? Are you interested in playing sports at the collegiate level? You need to register for NCAA Eligibility Center and send transcripts. Click here for more information.
College/Career/Military Visit Request Form
Students must take the following steps in order to make a college/career/military visitation on school days:
1. Arrange the visit with the college
2. Complete this form.
3. Wait for confirmation/approval from guidance (through school email).
4. Confer with each teacher prior to the visit in order to arrange for make up work.
5. Bring/scan or send through email confirmation of visit from college (blue signature form from guidance office/agenda/signature from college) to school counselor.
Advice for Seniors
- Keep your grades up. Strong grades/GPA during the first semester is critical.
- Be mindful of deadlines.
- Plan ahead to get the best recommendation letter.
- If you need a recommendation from a teacher for college, scholarship, or a job, your first step is to ask the teacher if he/she is able to write you a recommendation letter.
- Make sure to tell the teacher the deadline and give the teacher AT LEAST two weeks to write the letter.
- You also need to let the teacher know how to submit the letter (common app, sent to guidance to be mailed with transcript, etc.).
- Make as many memories as you can! This year will fly by.
WELCOME NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Mr. Jaz Bluhm - Assistant Director of Bands
Ms. Alexandra Brinkman - German Teacher
Mr. Dylan Dronberger - Assistant Principal
Mr. Dronberger is originally from Kansas and moved to Ohio with his wife and three children. He enjoys history and majored in History at Fort Hays State University, where he also earned his teaching credential and Master of Science in educational leadership. This is his first year at Shawnee High School and his tenth year in education. Mr. Dronberger is excited for this school year and excited to be a part of the great tradition of Shawnee High School.
Mr. Nick Ebbing - Culinary Arts Teacher
Ms. Katherine Hicks - Advanced 8th Grade English/9th Grade English Teacher
Mrs. Leigh Kempton - Mental Health Coordinator
Mrs. Cheri McGuire - Attendance Secretary
Mrs. Gayle Mulder - Sculpture & Ceramics/Jewelry Art Teacher
Ms. Sarah Neff - Intervention Specialist
Ms. Kelley Ulis - School Navigator
MENTAL HEALTH & RESOURCES
A Note From Our Mental Health Coordinator
Click here to read about Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults.
I am always available! I am here because I care about these students, their well-being, and their futures.
#bethe1to Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected.
Click above to find information about Suicide Prevention Awareness Walks in Auglaize, Allen, and Hardin Counties.
Children are experiencing different stressors right now. Click above to read tips for parents and teachers on how we can help support children through this confusing time.