Aubrey High School Counseling Team

Newsletter/2020-2021/Volume 2

The 2020-2021 Aubrey High School Counseling Team

Grade 9 and Grade 10- Lisa Griffin lgriffin@aubreyisd.net


Grade 11 and Grade 12- Susan Holloway sholloway@aubreyisd.net

Calendar of Events

December 14, 2020

Regular schedule


December 15, 2020

Regular schedule


December 16, 2020

Final Exams for Period 2 and Period 4


December 17, 2020

Final Exam for Period 3, Period 5 and Period 6

Early Release


December 18, 2020

Final Exam for Period 1, Period 7 and Period 8

Early Release

End of the 2nd 9-weeks Grading Period


December 21, 2020-January 4, 2021

Winter Break


January 5, 2021

Start of the 3rd 9-weeks


January 7, 2021

Biology Benchmark Test


January 11, 2021

Dual Credit for 2021-2022 Informational Meeting

Release of Online Presentation


January 12, 2021

Algebra I Benchmark Test


January 14, 2021

U.S. Benchmark Test


January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday


February 15, 2021

President's Day-Student Holiday/Staff Development


February 19, 2021

Course Selection Materials for 2021-2022 out to all students by this date


February 25, 2021

TSI


March 2, 2021

ACT School Day #2


March 5-March 12, 2021

Spring Break


March 18, 2021

TSI for all 10th graders


March 19, 2021

Course Selection Forms for the 2021-2022 School Year are due!


March 19, 2021

End of the 3rd 9-weeks Grading Period


March 22, 2021

Start of the 4th 9-weeks Grading Period


March 24, 2021

SAT School Day #2


April 22, 2021

TSI


April 23, 2021

Dual Credit Forms Deadline for the 2021-2022 School Year


May 3, 2021

Deadline for making changes to course selections for the 2021-2022 School Year


May 20, 2021

TSI


May 25, 2021

Early Release

Graduation 5:00


May 26, 2021

Early Release

End of the 4th 9-weeks


June 1- 3, 2021

Credit by Exam Window

TAKING CARE OF ONE ANOTHER

We are overjoyed with the bountiful holiday gifts that will be shared with AHS students! A BIG THANK YOU with a grateful heart to members of The Homestead (The Summit Church) for your gracious donations and care for our students!

AUBREY COMMUNITY CARES

If you are a family that currently qualifies for the free/reduced meal plan here at school, then there is another resource to provide assistance for your family! LovePacs, a local food pantry, is assisting our families that can use the extra help at this time with snacks and small meals to have over weekends and holidays for their high school students. If your student(s) qualify for our free/reduced meal plan, please reach out to your AHS Counselor by completing and emailing the attached from. AHS Counselor Lisa Griffin serves 9th-10th grade students and can be reached at lgriffin@aubreyisd.net. AHS Counselor Susan Holloway serves 11th-12th grade students and can be reached at sholloway@aubreyisd.net. You may also send back this attached form to the front office addressed to your student's counselor. If you are not signed up for the free/reduced lunch program and believe that your student(s) might qualify, please reach out to your school counselor. We are here and want to support you supporting your students!

We are very proud to have served 16 families for Fall Break and look forward to serving more at the Winter Break!

CLOTHING NEEDS FOR AUBREY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

We encourage all students and parents to contact your child's assigned counselor if you are in need of clothing items for your students. We have some new and gently used items of clothing that we can share with students. Please do not hesitate to reach out to 9th/10th grade Counselor, Lisa Griffin at lgriffin@aubreyisd.net or 11th/12th grade Counselor, Susan Holloway at sholloway@aubreyisd.net.

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

As a high school counseling team, we are committed to providing the best support possible for you and your students. If you have questions or need assistance with high school graduation requirements, post-secondary planning, mental health needs, etc., please contact your student's assigned AHS Counselor to schedule an in person or ZOOM meeting.

REMIND- Aubrey High School Counseling Team 2020-2021

REMIND is a two way communication system using text and/or email!


Please sign up for our REMIND texts or emails to stay up to date with the latest information from the AHS Counseling Team!


Smartphone: On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and got to the following link: rmd.at/fkda86

Follow the instructions to sign up for REMIND. You will be prompted to download the mobile app.


If you don't have Smartphone: Text the message @fkda86 to the number 81010. If you are having trouble with 81080, try texting @fkda86 to (216)404-4586.


Don't have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/fkda86 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

COURSE SELECTION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 BEGINS IN FEBRUARY 2021

Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Holloway will begin the Course Selection Process for 2021-2022 in February, 2021. Student and Parent presentations will be posted online. Course Selection Materials will be given out to all current Grade 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students by

February 19th. The deadline for course selection cards to be signed and returned is

March 19th. Dual Credit Forms are due on April 23rd. May 3rd is the last date to be able to make changes to your course selection.

Parents and Students: During the weeks between February 19th and March 19th is the time that you all need to be communicating with each other, as well as current teachers and counselors about the courses your student needs to take. PLEASE take the time during these weeks to ask questions so we can all be on the same page.

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NO PLACE FOR HATE

We have successfully completed our very first activity where 10 of the team members came together and put Post-it notes around the school. We have been meeting and working on scheduling our next activity that will be an early spring semester. We are looking to have a Social Lunch where students are given a color card when they walk into the cafeteria and assign a certain table to sit with. This will encourage new friends and a chance for those that would not normally sit together have a chance to meet each other.

Aubrey High School Student Services Facilitator

Lynn Anderson is the Aubrey High School Student Services Facilitator. She coordinates the AHS Testing Program and 504 services. If you have questions, please contact her at landerson@aubreyisd.net.


AHS Testing Program:

SAT School Day

SAT National Saturday Testing

ACT School Day

ACT National Saturday Testing

TSI (Texas Success Initiative)

AP Exams

End of Course Exams and/or Interim Assessments

AISD Benchmark Exams

Correspondence Course Exams

Credit by Exams


https://www.aubreyisd.net/Page/9036

IMPORTANT Information for Current Grade 9, 10 and 11 Students Interested in Dual Credit for 2021-2022!

One of the most important things that you can go ahead and take care of to get ready to participate in a dual credit course during the 2021-2022 school year is registering to take the TSI at Aubrey High School! TSI is the Texas Success Initiative, a for of the ACCUPLACER that was designed for student in Texas. These scores will document that you are "college ready" and will meet one part of the enrollment process for dual credit courses. There are additional requirements, however, going ahead and getting the TSI scheduled and meeting the standards would put you ahead in the process!

TSI and all testing information can be found at: https://www.aubreyisd.net/Page/9036

Aubrey High School Dual Credit Informational Presentation for 2021-2022 (Current Grades, 9, 10, 11)

If you are a current Grade 9, 10, 11 students or parent of a student, an informational presentation for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted on January 11, 2021. We encourage any student and their parent to take time to watch this very important presentation. All questions about Dual Credit, no matter your grade level, will go to Susan Holloway at sholloway@aubreyisd.net.

Transcript Request Form

Available on the AISD Website and in the AHS Admin Office!

Students will need to send their high school transcript for dual credit admission, college admission after high school and possibly for scholarship awards. Completed and signed forms are to be returned to our AHS Registrar, Nancy Knapp in the front office. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Knapp at nknapp@aubreyisd.net.

Higher Education Visit Day Forms (College Visit Form)

Parents and Students:

Since there are many colleges who have cancelled their VISIT WEEKENDS or DAYS on campus, please contact Mrs. Holloway. She can share the admission counselor contact information to your colleges of choice. She is also willing to help you schedule a meeting after hours or during the school day in her office.


Available on the AISD Website and in the AHS Admin Office!

Juniors receive two excused absences and Seniors receive two excused absences to visit postsecondary institutions. Your student may be interested in visiting a 4-year college, 2-year college, military institution or trade school program. The completed form and return document are to be received by Ms. Cindy Tovar, our AHS Attendance Clerk. Ms. Tovar is now located in the admin office. The form must be completed, signed and turned in to Mrs. Tovar 3 days before the absence.

XELLO- Career and College Software for our AHS student

XELLO is up and running at Aubrey High School. Mrs. Griffin has visited with all grade level students about using the program. XELLO is an excellent college and career planning tool! You can login and use this program designed to help you plan for your future in regard to career and college options. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your school counselor! The program will also help a student identify their learning style.


LOGIN:

login.xello.world

USERNAME:

AUBY-(your student ID # or lunch number)

Remember to include the dash. Do not include the parenthesis.

Example: AUBY-123456

PASSWORD:

AISD(Student ID# or lunch number)

Example: AISD123456