CHS Guidance Office Newsletter


Happy New Year

Welcome back everyone, we hope you had a restful Christmas break and we are excited for what the new year will bring.

Buckle Down

Students, keep your grades up. If you have any work that needs to be turned in, be sure to work on it this weekend and turn it in to your teacher by Monday. Buckle Down will be mandatory next week.

For students who are wanting extra help with assignments then come to Buckle Down and meet with our amazing teachers who are willing to help you with any questions you have with your assignments.

WYTOPP Testing

We will begin WYTOPP Testing next week, Jan. 10th, Jan. 11th and Jan. 12th for Sophomores and Freshman. Please make sure your computer is fully charged and bring headphones that will plug into your computer along with your charger incase you need to recharge your computer. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Young in the Guidance Office.

Top Tests-Taking Tips for Students

1. Have a Positive Attitude

Approach the test as you'd approach a giant jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it! A positive attitude goes a long way toward success.

2. The Nigh Before the Test

More tests are now using computers, so be sure if you have a school computer that you plug your computer in and charge it so it will have a full battery for the day of the test. Also make sure when you pack your computer that you also pack your charger just in case your computer needs to be charged.

3. The Morning of the Test

Did you know that you think better when you have a full stomach? So don't skip breakfast the morning of the test.

4. Test Time

Before the test begins, make sure you have everything you'll need - scratch paper, extra pencils, your calculator (if you're allowed to use it). Read the instructions! You want to make sure you marking answers correctly.

5. Manage Your Time

Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder.

6. I'm Stuck!

Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. don't get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it , and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you're still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can.

7. Multiple-Choice Questions

The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn't be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.

8. I'm Done!

Not so fast - when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you're not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn't make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer int he wrong place of skipping a question). Spend the remaining time going over the hardest problems before your turn in your test.

ASVAB Testing

We will be offering the ASVAB test in March for students interested in going to the military. If you would like to take the ASVAB, please see Mr. Young in the Guidance Office to sign up.

ACT Testing

Juniors will be taking the ACT on April 11th. If you are not sure how to prepare for this exam come see your Guidance Counselor or Mr. Young in the Guidance office.

Scholarships for Seniors

Seniors, it is not too late to apply for scholarships. Below is a link with some scholarships for you to apply to. Also Mrs. Merritt in the Guidance Office is in the process of finalizing the Community Scholarship Binder. This will be ready by Wednesday Jan. 11th so keep an eye on your email for the link or you can stop by the Guidance Office.