CVHS School Counseling

Monthly Newsletter - February 2022

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

SENIORS!!! ConVal Scholarship Application - Be On The Lookout

Seniors are encouraged to check Naviance regularly for scholarship applications. Please be mindful of deadlines! The NH Charitable Foundation applications opened on January 18.


The School Counseling Department is pleased to announce the ConVal Scholarship Application. This is our third year using this process. The ConVal Scholarship Application, that will be posted on Naviance, is a comprehensive document designed to simplify the scholarship process for our students. The application will be posted on Naviance in February 2022 and due back to the counseling office by April 20th.

Reminders!!

SENIORS

Seniors - Update Your Naviance Account!

Seniors have started to hear back from colleges that they have applied to. Congratulations on the many acceptances! Whether admitted, wait-listed, or denied, it is very important that seniors update their Naviance account to reflect the school's decision. Please see your school counselor if you have any questions about how to do this.


Parents, you can also have a Naviance account that allows you access to much of what is in your child's account. If you need help setting up an account, or accessing one that you set up previously, please contact your child's school counselor.


Express Admissions Days

Throughout January we hosted four Express Admissions events and over a dozen students were admitted on the spot to Nashua Community College, Plymouth State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and River Valley Community College!


Seniors! Are you considering applying to NHTI? Express Admissions Day is happening! Schedule an appointment to meet 1:1 with a college admission counselor and apply for FREE. Must sign up in the School Counseling Office at least 2 days before the event!

  • NHTI: Thursday February 10

Please contact your counselor to schedule an appointment.

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Link to NHHEAF Presentation: Applying to College 101

On February 1, 2022 the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) co-presented (along with the CVHS school counselors) an "Applying to College 101" information session via Zoom. The target audience was 11th grade students and their families. Below is a link to a slideshow of the presentation:


https://cvhs.convalsd.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/02/Applying-to-college-pdf-1.pdf


Please feel free to reach out to the school counselors if you have any questions or would like additional information!

BORROWED FUTURE - A New Documentary About Student Loan Debt

This documentary, released in October 2021, takes a hard look at the student loan debt crisis in America.


"There's a massive student loan crisis in America. Millions have found themselves buried beneath a mountain of debt. Entire generations are trapped. Borrowed Future uncovers the dark side of the student loan industry and exposes how the system is built to work against you."


https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/borrowed-future-documentary


All of the school counselors have viewed this film. We strive to help support students and families in making decisions about their post-secondary education that are both affordable and that fit the student's life and career goals.


This film is not school-sponsored, but rather it is a resource suggestion that families may find useful as they help their children navigate the college application and financial aid processes. The 90-minute film is available on several streaming platforms at a cost of less than $5.

Save the Date

February 1 - 11 , 2022

Course selection for next year. Grades 9, 10, and 11. Course selections must be entered into PowerSchool by Friday, February 11.


March 3, 2022 - 6:00pm via Zoom (a link will be sent out)

8th Grade Parent Night

Registration and transfer information for all 8th-grade parents/guardians


March 22, 2022 at 6:00pm via Zoom ( a link will be sent out)

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


Students and parents can access the Course Selection Resources on the CVHS website here:


https://cvhs.convalsd.net/school-counseling/course-selection-resources/

Parents: Do you have a child with an IEP or a 504 Plan?


New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is a division of the Department of Education that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. NHVR starts working with eligible students as early as 11th grade, and can help with post-secondary education and/or training. There is no charge for their services, and there is a NHVR counselor assigned to CVHS. If you would like more information, consider registering for an information session. You can also reach out to your child's IEP or 504 case manager for information.

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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:

· 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