Centennial High School

CHS Counseling Department Newsletter

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Info de Centennial en Español

Announcements

  • Check the CHS Counseling Schoology for Additional Resources
  • FAFSA Line by Line Webinars: Multiple Dates
  • Commonwealth Honors Academy: Deadline December
  • Universities and Colleges Visiting CHS
  • Dual Enrollment Info Session: November 29th
  • 2022 Governor's School Applications are OPEN!
  • TN Tech Fee Waivers and Scholarships
  • College Board: Video Tutorial Help w/ FAFSA
  • University of Tennessee Martin Update
  • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THE JESUIT UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Update
  • NYU Virtual Resources
  • On Campus Math Tutor Daily Schedule
  • Upcoming Events at University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • UT Martin Fall Update
  • CHS Counseling Student Group Offerings: Sign up with the QR code
  • Volunteer to be a Tutor: Raise Your Hand Program
  • Ways to Engage Counseling: Students and Parents (Details Below)
  • After School Academy: Monday-Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

FAFSA Line by Line Webinar Dates

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2022 Governor's School Applications are OPEN!

Governor's SchoolStudent Application Deadline Location and Date:


Agricultural Sciences (Application)

January 15, 2022

University of Tennessee Martin, May 28 - June 24, 2022


Arts (Application)

December 1, 2021

Middle Tennessee State University, June 4 - June 25, 2022


Technological Innovation and Business Leadership Technology (Application)

January 15, 2022

Tennessee Technical University, June 5 - July 2, 2022


Computational Physics (Application)

January 15, 2022

Austin Peay State University, June 5 – June 24, 2022


Emerging Technologies (Application)

January 15, 2022

Tennessee Technological University, June 4 – July 1, 2022


Humanities (Application)

January 15, 2022

University of Tennessee Martin, June 5 - July 1, 2022


Integration of Biological & Statistical Sciences (Application)

January 15, 2022

East Tennessee State University, May 29 - July 1, 2022


International Studies (Application)

January 15, 2022

University of Memphis, June 4 - July 2, 2022


Prospective Teachers (Application)

January 15, 2022

University of Tennessee Chattanooga, May 27 - June 24, 2022


The Sciences & Engineering (Application)

January 15, 2022

University of Tennessee Knoxville, May 29 - June 25, 2022


Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage (Application)

January 15, 2022

East Tennessee State University, May 29 - June 24, 2022

Universities and Colleges Visiting CHS

Come Back soon for updates.

Completing the FAFSA 2020-2021

Commonwealth Honors Academy


What is CHA?

The Commonwealth Honors Academy is an exciting, challenging academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Since its beginning in 2001, the Commonwealth Honors Academy has welcomed over 1700 students to learn, live, and grow on Murray State’s campus.



https://www.murraystate.edu/cha/about.html

University of Tennessee Martin Update

Here are the top things you need to know about UT Martin right now.

  • Campus Tours: In-person campus tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are open for group tours. We have no restrictions for individuals/groups visiting other than a mask mandate when inside campus buildings. Students can sign up online: www.utm.edu/tour. If you would like to bring a group, please let me know and I will connect you with our Campus Visit Counselor.
  • UT Promise: The UT Promise application deadline is December 1! In order to qualify, students need to be eligible for the TN Hope Lottery Scholarship and have a maximum family income of $50,000. It is a last-dollar scholarship paying full tuition and mandatory fees.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THE JESUIT UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK



UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION UPDATES

  • Despite the challenges we've all shared, we were pleased to enroll a talented incoming class of 2,852 students. View our class profile and read about our students in Fordham News.
  • Robust slate of on-campus and virtual events.
  • Fordham has extended its test-optional pilot through Fall 2023.
    • In the Fall 2021 class, around 60% were admitted without test scores.​​​ Students submitting testing may self-report their test scores.
    • Early Action/Early Decision applicants will be able to change their testing status or submit their scores through November 20.
    • Our Member Questions on the Common Application feature optional short responses: one for COVID-19 impact, one for additional information, and one that is unique to Fordham.
  • We can accept school documents for Early Action/Early Decision applicants (including recommendation letters!) through November 15.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

  • We will be hosting one in-person Fordham Perspectives event and two Virtual Ram Sessions this fall that are specifically geared toward the needs of students of color. These sessions will include admission staff, current students, and other University partners.
    • Fordham Perspectives: Sat, October 30
    • Virtual Ram Sessions: Wed, November 3 and Wed, December 8
    • Students may register at fordham.edu/visitus.
  • ​​​​​​​Fordham’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is one of the largest in New York. Meet some of our CSTEP students.
  • ​​​​​​​For updates, please visit fordham.edu/diversity.

WHAT'S NEW AT FORDHAM

There is always much more to share with you, so please visit our counselor page and University website. Also, we'll send you additional updates and Fordham stories via our counselor Ram Mail. I encourage you to reach out to me directly or contact your admission counselor with any questions.

NYU Information Session

Recorded TSAC on Financial Aid and Paying for College from Monday, Sept. 20th @7PM

Below is the link from TSAC on Financial Aid and Paying for College from the call on Monday, Sept. 20th @ 7pm.

Sept 20 Centennial Paying for College Webinar

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CHS Counseling Student Group Offerings

Volunteer to be a Tutor

Tutoring in Williamson County Schools

Raise Your Hand recruits volunteer tutors for students performing below the state standard.


Our tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with first- through fourth-grade students who are struggling with reading and math. Participation is completely free for students and includes snacks and transportation home.


Raise Your Hand partners with administrators and teachers at Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District to implement tutoring sessions in participating schools. Teachers and volunteers partner to listen to, coach and mentor each child to success.

For the 2020-2021 school year, volunteers provided 16 weeks of virtual tutoring services to support in-person learning. Service capacity was reduced to 52% to ensure the safety for all participants with CDC recommendations implemented.


As a volunteer tutor, you can help a child while adding a broad range of skills to your resume. Tutoring is extremely flexible and works around your availability.

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for up to 10 weeks, assisting teachers with reading assignments and tutoring students individually or in small-group sessions. In partnership with Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District, teachers guide volunteers through the tutoring process. No teaching experience is required, and training is provided.

Ways to Engage Counseling

  1. STUDENTS:

    1. Students in crisis or with an emergent non-scheduling need can report to counseling anytime. If their counselor is not available, one of the other counselors on duty will be able to support them.
      • Students will need to sign in with Ms. Wilson, the counseling secretary.
      • Students will need a pass if they are coming from a class.
      • Afterwards, students will be given a pass back to class.
    2. If students have scheduling issues, the most efficient ways to meet with their counselor is to complete the change request form or schedule an appointment.
      • Students will need to email their counselor and provide their free/study hall/homeroom information.
      • Counselors will then respond an appointment confirmation.
      • Students will need to sign in with Ms. Wilson, the counseling secretary.
      • Students will need a pass if they are coming from a class.
      • Afterwards, students will be given a pass back to class.
    3. For college and career counseling:
      • Students will need to email their counselor and provide their free/study hall/homeroom information.
      • Counselors will then respond an appointment confirmation.
      • Students will need to sign in with Ms. Wilson, the counseling secretary.
      • Students will need a pass if they are coming from a class.
      • Afterwards, students will be given a pass back to class.
      • FYI: There will be Senior meetings for each student in the fall and Junior meetings available for each student in the spring.

    The counselors would love to talk to students about their plans and help them navigate their journey!

    PARENTS:

    1. The most EFFICIENT way to meet with your student’s counselor is to schedule a meeting:

      • Meetings are available by phone, in person, or via Zoom.
      • Email your student’s counselor with your availability and they will get back with you to confirm a meeting time.
      • When you attend the meeting, you will need to sign in with the front office and then report to the counseling department.
      • Check in with Ms. Wilson, and she will inform your student’s counselor you have arrived.

    You can expect a response to your emails and/or phone calls within 24 hours.

School Counselors

STARS Counselors

Counseling Staff

CHS School Counseling Schoology Group

Counseling resources are now available anytime! Every student should now have access to the CHS School Counseling Schoology group.


Information can be found within the resources tab under "Members" located beneath the group picture.

Counselors' Corner: District Wide COVID-19 Resources

Follow the link and scroll down to the High School section. There you will find Parent Resources, College and Career Resources, and Student Well-being Resources related to COVID-19.


https://sites.google.com/myplace.wcs.edu/learning-resources-spring2020/counselors-corner

WE ARE ONLY AN EMAIL AWAY!

Brandy Seals

School Counselor

Students A-Ck

brandy.seals@wcs.edu


Karen Whidby

School Counselor

Students Cl-G

karen.whidby@wcs.edu


Molly Woods: Co-Department Chair

School Counselor

Students H-K

molly.woods@wcs.edu


Jesika Stuart: Co-Department Chair

Students L-N

jesika.stuart@wcs.edu


Claudia Wigger

School Counselor

Students O-Sl

Email TBD (Contact Molly Woods or Jesika Stuart)


Ja'Kymberlie Barnes

School Counselor

Students Sm-Z

jakymberlie.barnes@wcs.edu

Counseling Support Staff

Patricia Wilson

Counseling Department Secretary

patricia.wilson@wcs.edu


Michelle Carlson

Centennial High School Registrar

michelle.carlson@wcs.edu


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