Kingwood Park HS Counselors

NEWSLETTER - 1st Quarter, Fall 2020

Kingwood Park High School

4015 Woodland Hills Drive

Kingwood TX 77339

281-641-6627

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Hello, Panthers!!! We miss you!!

Distance communication available by your KPARK Counselors:

Students and parents, we want you to know that your KPARK counselors are available to you. We miss seeing your faces and hearing yours stories and helping you. Please feel free to email us with any questions.

We are also available for a video conference call through Zoom or voice call through Google Voice. See below if you request a video or voice call.

BACK TO SCHOOL Info from Humble ISD

Choices for parents, online instruction, COVID action plan, etc.

COUNSELING STAFF & CONTACT INFORMATION

Alpha L thru Rh, Kimberly Young, Lead Counselor, kimberlyd.young@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6697

Celie Herbst, Counseling Office Manager/College liason, celia.herbst@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6779

Gina Sanchez, At-Risk Counselor, gina.sanchez@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6627

A thru D, Caren Barnes, Counselor, caren.barnes@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6623

E thru K, Timothy Hurlbert, Counselor, timothy.hurlbert@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6782

Ri thru Z, Jenny VanHorn, Counselor, jenny.vanhorn@humbleisd.net, 281-641-6622

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Planning to take the SAT or ACT this year? Schedule early & prepare.

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COLLEGE INFORMATION

College Board, College Application help - during the COVID 19 disruption

Collegeboard.org has a Solutions Center that is open 24/7/365 to help with application questions. https://appsupport.commonapp.org/applicantsupport/s/article/Message-from-Common-App-regarding-the-coronavirus

Junior year - College Prep checklist

SUBJECT: Your college prep timeline/checklist


Dear Panthers,


As you may know, junior year is the time for you to begin thinking about college, as you’ll start applying for college as early as November senior year!


So during junior year, I encourage you to do four main things:

  1. College research: Learn about different colleges and which ones might be a good fit. Potentially begin going on campus visits. (Or, given Coronavirus, check out videos and virtual campus tours.)

  2. Study for standardized tests: If you’re considering a college that requires the SAT or ACT, it’s normally wise to take the test in the Spring. This way, if you’re unhappy with your score, you have time to retake it at the beginning of senior year. However, since standardized tests have now been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we encourage you to take advantage of the extra time to study for the SAT/ACT and take the test in the fall, and/or consider applying to test-optional colleges.

  3. Learn about financial aid: Once senior year rolls around, you’ll be too busy doing college applications to research the financial aid process. So focus on understanding that (and taking note of deadlines!) now. To start, here’s a good primer on how college financial aid works, and here’s an explanation of the most important financial aid acronym: EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

  4. Apply for scholarships. High school juniors are eligible for plenty of scholarships, and it’s never too early to begin earning money towards your college tuition! Plus, it’s pretty easy to turn common scholarship essays into college essays, when the time comes. To find and apply for scholarships, recommend you sign up for Going Merry.


I know that may seem like a lot to keep track of though, so you might also find this Junior Year Calendar/Checklist to be quite helpful. Print it out, and check things off as you complete them!

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home access center link - See GRADES, etc.

Community Outreach: Returning to School During Covid

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Join via Zoom for a discussion with Dr. Megan Mooney on helpful tips on how parents can support their student's mental health and how best to help navigate feelings during school re-openings.


Dr. Mooney is a Licensed Psychology focused on serving children and families.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPWT17xNkCM9qJgLwXNnJIdRFjnLib8AibkYq-UzPw7OHoeQ/viewform

30 minutes Thursday with Counselors

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 9-9:30am

This is an online event.

Description:Gina Sanchez [KPHS] is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://humbleisd.zoom.us/j/98336777495 Meeting ID: 983 3677 7495

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Conversations with the KPARK Counselors:

Friday, Sep. 25th, 8-9am

This is an online event.

All Kingwood Park High School Parents are invited to attend Conversations with Counselors. This online event has an open registration.


To register please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT97EMPlbUTsuzmOnuHIYI01jId11o_mO0BpV12751nJKccA/viewform?gxids=7628



Parents will be sent a zoom link upon registration.

Kingwood Park High School Counselors - Parent Assessment Survey

Parents we need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete the KPark Counselor Assessment at the link below:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX7LqgfNcmM51FLpQ6lUqsFcLJX-xPQKpAMhAIHXdYiLJf9g/viewform?usp=sf_link


The data collected from this assessment will afford the KPARK counselors the opportunity to provide virtual workshops, based on the academic and emotional needs of our students and families.