CVHS School Counseling

Monthly Newsletter - April 2022

Hello Families!

Each month the School Counseling department will be sharing information about upcoming events.

Counseling Staff - Contact Information

Follow the School Counseling Department on Social Media:

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Visit to New England College - for Juniors

Juniors are encouraged to attend a Field Trip to New England College on Tuesday, April 19. There will be an info session, campus tour, and lunch at the Gilmore Dining Hall. This trip is for ALL juniors who are interested in learning more about the college application process, regardless of whether or not they intend to apply to New England College.

Permission Slips are available in the School Counseling Office and must be signed and returned by Friday, April 15.

SENIORS!!! Apply for Scholarships!

Seniors are encouraged to check Naviance regularly for scholarship applications. Please be mindful of deadlines! The NH Charitable Foundation application is due April 15.

The School Counseling Department is pleased to announce the ConVal Scholarship Application. This is our third year using this process. The ConVal Scholarship Application, which is posted on Naviance, is a comprehensive document designed to simplify the scholarship process for our students. There are 25 local scholarships that students can apply for through this one application. The application is due back to the counseling office by April 20th.

College Application Process - Lessons for Juniors

The School Counselors are delivering lessons about the College Application Process to all Juniors during TASC in April. Students will become familiar with:

  • using Naviance to research and explore colleges
  • applying wtih the Common App
  • college deadlines (Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, etc)

SENIORS - College Decisions

Seniors have started to hear back from colleges that they have applied to. Congratulations on the many acceptances! Whether admitted, wait-listed, or denied, it is very important that seniors update their Naviance account to reflect the school's decision. Please see your school counselor if you have any questions about how to do this.

Colleges have been reporting record-breaking numbers of applicants. For some, the acceptance rates have dropped significantly. One college shared with school counselors that their acceptance rate dropped from 20% to 7% this year. For some students, this has meant unexpected denial or wait-list decisions.

If you are notified that you are on a waitlist, and you still want to attend that school, it is VERY important that you respond to the college. In addition, your school counselor is available to help support you through the many complex feelings that may accompany these decisions.

Suicide Prevention Lessons

Suicide Prevention Lessons

The first week of April the school counselors are delivering Suicide Prevention Lessons (Not Alone curriculum) to students in Health and Wellness 2 classes.

Below is a link to the MindWise Parent Handout. The suicide prevention lessons use the "ACT" acronym, which stands for Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. Please reach out to any of the school counselors if you would like more information.

Link to NHHEAF Presentation: Early College Planning

On March 22, 2022 the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) co-presented (along with the CVHS school counselors) an "Early College Planning" information session via Zoom. The target audience was 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Below is a link to a slideshow of the presentation:

Please feel free to reach out to the school counselors if you have any questions or would like additional information!

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23rd Annual Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide College Planning Event

Saturday, April 09, 2022

DC 2022 will be a VIRTUAL event

Co-hosted by Saint Anselm College

The NHHEAF Network’s signature event is designed to help high school juniors and their families prepare for entry into college. This annual statewide college planning convention is held each spring through the collaborative efforts of The NHHEAF Network and New Hampshire colleges and universities. All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents.

Attendees will have access to a variety of free college planning workshops, learn tips about the college application process from a student keynote speaker, and attend a college fair. Destination College is a great way to jumpstart your college planning experience!

Register here:

Save the Date

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

New England College Field Trip - for Juniors

Permission slips are available in the School Counseling Office and must be signed and returned by April 15.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Deadline for 2022 ConVal Scholarship Application - for Seniors

Must be returned electronically to Kelli Garthe by 2:00pm. Please see your School Counselor with any questions.

May 2 - 13, 2022

AP Testing Window - for students enrolled in AP courses

May 23, 2022

NEACAC College Fair at Franklin Pierce University - For Sophomores & Juniors

Permission slips will be available in the School Counseling Office. More information to follow. Contact your School Counselor for more information.

Course Selection Meetings

Throughout the month of March, school counselors met individually with each rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grader to review their course requests for the 2022-23 school year. We encouraged students to talk with their parents/guardians about their course selections and post-secondary goals. If you would like to meet to discuss their course requests for next year, please reach out to your student's assigned counselor.

Parents: Do you have a child with an IEP or a 504 Plan?

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is a division of the Department of Education that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. NHVR starts working with eligible students as early as 11th grade, and can help with post-secondary education and/or training. There is no charge for their services, and there is a NHVR counselor assigned to CVHS. If you would like more information, consider registering for an information session. You can also reach out to your child's IEP or 504 case manager for information.

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