CVHS School Counseling

Monthly Newsletter - November 2021

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:

Instagram @convalcounseling

Facebook: www.facebook.com/convalcounseling

Save the Date

Sunday November 7, 2021

2021 NEACAC Virtual Fall College Fair.

1:00 - 3:00

Student Pre-Registration is Required at

https://neacac.swoogo.com/Registration


Early December, 2021

Signs of Suicide (SOS)/Not Alone Screening/Training - for students in Health and Wellness classes See below for more details


Wednesday December 8, 2021

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

More information is available here:

https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/division-of-educator-and-analytic-resources/bureau-of-education-statistics/youth-risk-behavior-survey


Late January - Date TBD

Course Selection Kickoff - presentation about the Program of Studies and info about selecting courses for next year


Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:30am

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Testing (must register in advance!)


February – Date TBD at 6:00pm

Applying to College 101 – Junior Families – with the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF)


March – Date TBD at 6:00pm

Early College Planning Info Session for students in grades 9 & 10 - with the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF)


March 23, 2022 at 7:30am

SAT Testing for ALL Juniors

Freshmen Meetings

School Counselors are in the process of meeting individually with all freshmen. At the beginning of October, the school counselors introduced ninth graders to Naviance, a career and college planning software, during TASC. Students will use Naviance throughout high school in the process of planning and researching post-secondary opportunities.


PSAT/NMSQT Testing

For students who took the PSAT on 10/13/21, your scores will be available on December 6 or 7. You will be scheduled for a TASC meeting shortly after scores are released for assistance interpreting the scores and directions on how to link your scores to Khan Academy, the official SAT prep site.


SOS/Not Alone Suicide Prevention Lessons

Each semester, the school counselors partner with the Wellness Department to deliver suicide prevention curriculum to all students enrolled in Health and Wellness courses. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a brief depression screening tool. This tool cannot provide a diagnosis of depression but does indicate whether a young person should be referred for evaluation by a mental health professional. Counseling staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. In order to participate in the screening, parents/guardians must provide consent via a signed permission slip. Be on the lookout for an email from your student’s teacher with the permission slip.


Upward Bound / Keene State College

New enrollments are targeted to freshman, sophomores and juniors

Thinking about your future? Considering if college is right for you? It's never too early to think about careers and colleges, and the Upward Bound Programs can help! The programs provide advising, tutoring, and field trips during the school year, as well as the opportunity to live at Keene State College for a few weeks during the summer. Please see the counseling office for more information or to meet with the Upward Bound Programs Educational Counselor, who is at ConVal every Tuesday!

Deadlines to apply for Upward Bound:

· Juniors (Class of 2023) - Applications due by December 10, 2021

· Sophomores (Class of 2024) - Applications due by February 11, 2022

· Freshmen (Class of 2025) - Applications due by March 18, 2022


Online application:

https://keene-ub-pub.studentaccess.com/appform/default.aspx?guid=8da0effb-513d-4ffc-9704-57e569aba385