10th Grade Updates OCTOBER

CHS Counseling Office

PNW College Fair

On October 5, Purdue Northwest will host a College Fair on their Westville campus. This is a great opportunity for you and your parents/guardians to begin the college search! Visit pnw.edu/college-fairs for more information!

Military Acadamies

If a Military Academy is on your list of schools there are some extra steps that you need to take. You will need to request a congressional appointment. Here are the websites for you to make those requests.


Senator Young - https://www.young.senate.gov/help/academy-nominations

Senator Braun - https://www.braun.senate.gov/academy-nominations

Representative Mrvan - https://mrvan.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations

Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month. We want to encourage all students to be aware of what is happening around them and help stop bullying. Bullying is defined as:


  • unwanted aggressive behavior
  • observed or perceived power imbalance
  • repetition or high likelihood of repetition of bullying behaviors


If someone is being bullied, please take action. Talk to an adult that you trust. If someone is being bullied at school, please tell a school employee. You can always talk with your school counselor if you are worried about yourself or a friend.


You can find additional information about bullying prevention at the Stop Bullying website.

Tutoring Help!

CHS offers Tutoring Tuesdays after school from 3-4:00pm, but did you know that we also have after-school VIRTUAL tutors?!!! This is a great resource if you need help with your classes!

If you need a tutor, check out this link to learn more!

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Career Exploration

This is a great time for your student to begin exploring career options. It may seem far away, but graduation comes faster than we think it will! CHS has a subscription to Naviance, which is an excellent tool to help foster college and career planning. Students use their active directory log-in for Naviance. Go to https://student.naviance.com/chestertonshs and choose "Sign in With Clever" to check out all that Naviance has to offer.

Another great career exploration resource is Road Trip Nation. You can check it out by clicking here.

School Counseling Office Staff

Mrs. Jenni Smoker-Office Manager jesmoker@duneland.k12.in.us

Mrs. Jill Balcerak-Registrar jbalcerak@duneland.k12.in.us

School Counselors

Get Involved!

Get involved in a couple of clubs, sports or other extracurricular activities either at your school or in your local community. Keep track of your engagement over time on this simple spreadsheet.

Check out the many clubs and sports offered at CHS! If you can't find a club that you are interested in, consider starting one!