OVHS Counseling Office Newsletter

June 2022

EOY NEWSLETTER

This shortened newsletter will be our last of the school year and is being sent to provide EOY reminders, easy access to our google links, information about summer opportunities and other resources.

Report Cards and Transcripts

4th Quarter Report Cards are now posted in the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Transcripts are also updated and available for viewing in Infinite Campus. If you need assistance accessing your parent portal, please contact Mrs. Shearer in the Guidance Office.

Honor Roll

4th Quarter Honor Roll Lists are provided below. We had many students who went above and beyond this entire school year, but to finish strong in the 4th Quarter speaks to the dedication, perseverance, and commitment that these students possess. Congratulations!

Freshman Orientation

WELCOME FRESHMAN!!!


OVHS will be hosting summer orientation sessions for Freshman and New Students on August 9th and August 10th. All sessions provide the same information and opportunities. Pick a day and time that works best for your new high school student:


Tuesday, August 9: 9AM - 9:45AM; 10AM – 10:45AM; 1PM -1:45PM; 2PM – 2:45PM

Wednesday, August 10: 9AM - 9:45AM; 10AM – 10:45AM; 1PM -1:45PM; 2PM – 2:45PM


Students will take a walking tour of their individual schedule and should dress appropriately. There is a maximum number of spots for each date. To reserve your spot, please complete the google form by Thursday, August 4 (the link is below). Once a session is full, it will no longer be available to select.


https://tinyurl.com/OVHSOrientation


This orientation is for students only. Parents are welcome to drop their student off and pick them up by the high school gymnasium. Please contact your child's counselor should you be unable to make one of the dates above.

2022-23 Student Schedules

Students should be receiving schedules in the mail next week. Please review your child’s schedule for the entire school year - (1st and 2nd semester).


Please access the link below to approve your child’s schedule or request changes:

https://tinyurl.com/OVHSschedule2022


Requests for schedule changes must be made no later than August 1, 2022. After August 1st, all schedules are considered final and approved.

Project Lead The Way Courses for Dual Enrollment

In the next week, students who are eligible will receive letters in the mail regarding information about Dual Enrollment credit for Project Lead The Way courses.


An articulation agreement has been established with Rochester Institute of Technology for the following courses:

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Digital Electronics

Civil Engineering & Architecture

Principles of Biomedical Science

Human Body Systems

Medical Interventions


An articulation agreement has been established with St. Cloud State University for the following courses:

Introduction to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Digital Electronics

Civil Engineering & Architecture

Engineering, Design & Development Honors

Principles of Biomedical Science

Human Body Systems

Medical Interventions

AP Computer Science Principles

Computer Science Essentials


Please see the attached sample letter that will be coming home. Reach out to AnnMarie Borovik at aborovik@ovsdpa.org should you have any questions at this time.

Internship

OVHS Internship Program is open to any qualifying Junior or Senior interested in gaining direct field experience in their future career. This upcoming school year, we have students interning in the fields of health care, occupational therapy, education and veterinary services, just to name a few.


Two of Oley's Seniors were selected among a competitive, county-wide field of applicants to join the Reading Hospital's High School Internship Program - Makenzie Blankenbiller and Kyra Dragan. Kenzie and Kyra will be spending part of their Senior year learning directly from the talented medical staff at the Reading Hospital.

Summer Planning Per Grade

Class of 2023:

Visit college campuses throughout the summer

Schedule your SAT/ACT tests

Work a part-time job to gain employable skills

Think about/write your college application essay

Start your college applications

Complete your summer reading assignments for Honors/AP's

Start researching scholarships


Class of 2024:

Continue researching careers

Think about taking the SAT's or ACT's

Explore colleges in Naviance

Continue with community service

Update your resume

Think about retaking the PSAT/NMSQT in October


Class of 2025:

Get involved in a variety of clubs or organizations

Start your community service (if you have not done so)

Plan to take the PSAT in October (Kahn Academy free practice available to everyone)


Class of 2026:

Register for Summer Orientation at the High School

Start having conversations with adults in your life about their careers

2022-23 SAT & ACT

2022-2023 SAT & ACT TEST DATES

Attached is a list of the 2022-23 SAT & ACT test dates.

The listing also includes registration deadlines and late registration. You can register for the SAT test at https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/registration/dates-deadlines. Registration for the ACT can be done at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html.

Thank You

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to those parents that completed the feedback survey regarding the monthly newsletter. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and many of you shared fantastic ideas for future newsletters. We will certainly try to include as many suggestions as possible next year.

Guidance Office Summer Hours

The Guidance Office is open during the summer. However, the counselors work limited days throughout the summer months.

Reminders

First Day of School - Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Picture Day - Friday, August 26, 2022

High School Open House - Thursday, September 8, 2022

Financial Aid Night - Thursday, September 22, 2022

PSAT - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

OVHS Career/College Fair - Friday, October 21, 2022

OVHS Counseling Office

Mrs. Terri Robinson - Students Last Names A-G - trobinson@ovsdpa.org

Mrs. AnnMarie Borovik - Students Last Names H-O - aborovik@ovsdpa.org

Ms. Kristina Angstadt - Students Last Names P-Z - kangstadt@ovsdpa.org

Mrs. Karen Shearer - Guidance Secretary - kshearer@ovsdpa.org

Summer Opportunities

LVHN EMS Camp

Teen EMS Camp geared towards career professionalism, health and wellness, and skills for health and public safety careers. This camp is for teenagers ages 13-18 years old. Various health and public safety professionals will come to discuss and demonstrate aspects of their career. The teens will also have the opportunity to tour LVHN Cedar Crest Hospital, tour the MedEvac Helicopter and Mobile Stroke Unit, and will be trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed.

This camp will be hosted on August 17th-19th from 8am-3:45pm in Allentown. See the flyer below for more information.


Alvernia Visit Days

Starting July 6th, our Summer Visit Days will be offered at 10:30 am on select weekdays throughout July and August. These Information Sessions are a great introduction to Alvernia and guide on how to navigate the college search process.


Camp Connect Bereavement Program

Camp Connect is a free bereavement camp for children ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Please see the two fliers below for more information on their two camp offerings.


Summer@Rensselaer – On-line Architecture Career Discovery Program

This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design-related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply.


  • Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT)
  • Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Program cost: $1200



STEAM Academy at Waynesburg University

Waynesburg University would like to invite students to their annual STEAM Academy at Waynesburg University! The Academy will take place from July 10, 2022 to July 13, 2022.

Apprenticeship Programs

Here are two apprenticeship programs open to recent HS graduates:


1) A Career Ready College Alternative

NuPaths, co-founded by Harrisburg University, is a technology workforce development training provider and a registered pre-apprenticeship program that is focused on preparing students to perform specific entry-level roles in Information Technology (IT) for well-paying and in-demand jobs. They have recently been awarded a PAsmart grant to support program expansion and tuition scholarships.

The 6-month college alternative program includes technical skills, job search and job readiness training, and career services support. 82% of NuPaths grads are employed in a tech job within 6 months of graduating. The Network Technician program (https://nupaths.org/our-programs/network-technician/) and IT Security Analyst program (https://nupaths.org/our-programs/it-security-analyst-soc-analyst/) include 3 courses, business skills workshops, 5 industry certifications, 8 college credits and 1 project to prepare students for an internship, apprenticeship or full-time entry-level IT role.


2) PA Apprenticeship Program

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