Oyster River High School~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fall 2015
As the first quarter gets underway, you may find the need for academic support. There are a variety of ways to improve your understanding in courses including:
· Homework Den—offered Tue/Wed/Thur from 2:30 to 3:50 pm
· Office Hours—Meet with your Teachers during office hours offered every Block Thursday and Friday 9:15-9:45a
· NHS Peer Tutors—The NHS has tutors for most courses. See your counselor for details.
· Be sure to check PowerSchool to ensure you are up to date with class assignments
Click here for a list of academic supports available at ORHS.
4 Year Planning
During freshman year, counselors meet with all freshman students. The meetings are focused on the transition to high school, as well as beginning the development of a 4 year plan. Students will be provided with their Naviance log-in information and begin to develop a tentative 4 year plan for discussion with parents. Whether you plan to attend a four year college, seek career technical training, enter the workforce, or join the armed services, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future plans! Your School Counselor can help you explore the many options available to you.
What's In A Name?
School Counselor or Guidance Counselor?
12 Things You Should Know About School Counselors
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School Counselors Help Put The Pieces Together
Why "School Counselor" Not "Guidance Counselor"
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National Honor Society Application Requirements
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that was developed to acknowledge high school students who have exemplified themselves in four characteristics: Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship. Unlike an ordinary honor roll, NHS is a national organization that promotes academic excellence and service to one's community and high school. Students are invited to apply after the fall semester of Sophomore year, so now is a great time to begin thinking about meeting requirements.
Below are the requirements for the NHS application:
*3.5 or higher GPA
*Approximately 40 hours of community service for Sophomores who apply (20 hours of service per school year)
*Seven recommendations from adults speaking to your character and leadership qualities
*Essay providing evidence of character, leadership, service and scholarship
*Completion of informational activities sheet
If you think you are interested in the NHS and have any questions, contact Ms. Carr or Ms. Best for more information!