CHS Counselor Monthly Update
Coppell High School, Counselors' Newsletter
Welcome! Thank you for all your support this year! We love providing families and students with the most up to date information.
For information on the CISD's COVID Response.
- Ms. Abreu A - Chan
- Mrs. McMillin Chao - Gz
- Mr. McKean Ha - Kon
- Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
- Mrs. Oh Nal - Roc
- Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
- Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Virtual Counseling Department
Check out the Virtual Counseling Department. Live links embedded throughout!
- Admission Information and Applications
- SAT/ACT Registration
- FAFSA Help
- TASFA Help
- Residency & In State Tuition
- College Readiness and Access
- Scholarship Searches
- Career Exploration
Class of 2021 Post High School Information
Need help with Naviance?
We will also be hosting a number of webinars and zoom calls to go over the college process!
Need help writing your college essay?
SPRING 2021 Dual Credit Registration
Spring Dual Credit registration is only available for current students. We are waiting for the course catalog to come out for DCCCD to complete registration. New students to DC are unable to register at this time.
Students new to Dual Credit please think of your Econnect account like Home Access and your Ecampus like Schoology. Courses are independent from Coppell ISD and you must communicate any issues with your professor. Classes do not typically show in ECampus until the 1st day of class or just before.
Thank you for your continued patience and communication through the dual credit process.
CHS College Visits
Please check Schoology for directions on how to sign up via Naviance.
Upcoming schools included:
- University of Texas at Austin (10/28)
- US Navy (10/29)
- University of Dallas (11/10)
- Belmont University (11/10)
- Arizona State University (11/12)
SAT / PSAT / ACT / AP
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Substance use & abuse
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
- Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
- Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
- Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
- Recent increased agitation or irritability
How to Respond
If you notice any of these warning signs in anyone, you can help!
- Ask if they are ok or if they are having thoughts of suicide
- Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
- Listen attentively and non-judgmentally
- Reflect what they share and let them know they have been heard
- Tell them they are not alone
- Let them know there are treatments available that can help
- If you are a student, report your concerns to a trusted adult (parent, teacher, counselor, administrator.)
Parents Can Make a Difference
Parents can help prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, identifying risk factors (characteristics that may lead a young person to engage in suicidal behaviors), promoting protective factors (characteristics that help people deal with stress and reduce their chances of engaging in suicidal behaviors), and knowing how to talk to their children and seek mental health services. You can empower yourself and your teen by following these 7 steps.
- Know your facts
- Recognize the warning signs
- Know the risk factors
- Know the protective factors
- Take preventive measures
- Talk to your teen about suicide
- Last but not least, seek mental health services
To read the complete blog post from the American Psychological Association go to
As a companion to the NCAA Eligibility Center’s recent COVID-19 response, we will be hosting a webinar for your student-athletes and their families. Your students can register to join us on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on these important initial-eligibility adjustments. Click here to share this promotional message and encourage them to attend this important event.
Due to operational changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eligibility Center will be closed for three weeks. Click here for specific dates and additional information.
$ Scholarships & Financial Aid $
Financial Aid & FAFSA
FAFSA Opens on October 1st.
To view the presentation from October 20th please use this link.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.
WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT THE FAFSA?
Don't leave money on the table. Here's why it's worth the effort to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for federal loans, grants or work-study programs. Many colleges also require it to be on file for their own need-based or merit-based aid packages.
Scholarships - FREE MONEY
Coppell High School Counseling Staff
Ms. Abreu A - Chan
Mrs. McMillin Chao - G
Mr. McKean H - Kon
Ms. Guevara Koo - Nak
Ms. Oh Nal - Roc
Ms. Cinelli Rod - Som
Mrs. Garcia Son - Z
Ms. Ruedi - Counseling Secretary