CVHS Counseling Weekly Update

September 18, 2020; Vol 2 Num 2

Join the CVHS Counseling Group in Schoology.

The counselors invite you to join our Group in Schoology.

10/12 Students: Please join so you can "drop-in" to talk with a counselor on Teams for a quick question/concern (10/12 counselors will be available this way every hour but 4th).

All Students: Please join so you can look at the resources for doing better in school, for applying to college, or for getting info on wellness.

Parents: Please join so you can access the resources.

Here is the Schoology Access Code to join the CVHS Counselors Group: 4PNK-T82B-V25SW

Welcome to CVHS? I feel left out!?! Click here.

Do you feel left out of CVHS happenings? Are you always the last to hear about a CVHS event or activity. Maybe you need to update your settings or gain access to something. Click here and you can fix these problems. You'll never miss another thing!

How to Request an Appointment with your Counselor

Counselors are here to support all of your personal, academic and career needs. To see your 10/11/12 grade counselor, please click on the link below to complete our form to request.

9th-grade students: to request to see your counselor email your counselor using the contact info below.

Important SAT (12th Grade) and PSAT (11th Grade) Information

With the cancellation of this past spring’s statewide testing, the Michigan Department of Education has made the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT with Essay assessments optionally available to our 11th and 12th grade students this fall. Both Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools will host an in-person administration of these assessments in October for students who wish to participate and register online.

The 12th grade SAT with Essay will take place on October 14th.

The 11th grade PSAT/NMSQT on October 29th .

To register and reserve an in-person seat at your respective high school, go to: The deadline to sign up is October 2, 2020. Chippewa Valley Schools continues to advocate for the safety of our students.

Please know that these assessments are truly optional and if our district is still in a remote learning phase, social distancing and all applicable safety protocols will be followed. 12th grade families should be aware that hundreds of colleges around the country have dropped their SAT requirements fo the 2020-21 college admissions cycle (

Whether or not your child participates in the October testing, we remind you to “opt in” to the College Board’s Student Search Service at, which sends colleges and scholarship organizations the necessary information they need to provide specific scholarships to your child for which they qualify. We also encourage the use of Khan Academy’s Official SAT Practice online site. Here, students can take practice PSAT and SAT assessments and use the results of those tests to create an individualized preparation plan for the spring assessment.

SAT Prep for seniors and juniors

Connect your Khan Academy and College Board Account

Link your College Board and Khan Academy account for customized practice for the SAT. Research shows 20 hours of Khan Academy will improve your SAT score by 115 points.

 Create a College Board Account (or log in to an existing account) – Go to

 Do not create another account if you already have one. (click forget username and/or password)

 College Board Customer Service Number: 1-866-630-9305

 Create a Khan Academy Account (or log into existing account) Go to

College Board Updates for SAT

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Senior Meeting "Live" Event--Tuesday, September 22nd from 7pm until 9pm.

Here's how this will work:

1. You can watch a video presentation that will be sent out on Tuesday (9/22) morning (you may watch at any time). We will send it out as a YouTube video and post it on all our usual places. This video will contain all the important info for the senior year. Then...

2. Between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday (9/22) email Dr. Lawrence with your question related to being a CVHS senior. You will get a response that same night. Dr. Lawrence's email address is

After Tuesday, we will post the frequently asked questions with answers along with the video presentation.

Paying for College Night - A financial aid representative from the University of Michigan will do a virtual presentation on financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA (which is required) and be available for questions. The virtual presentation will be on September 28th at 6:30 pm. Please use this link to join the meeting.

Interested in ordering a transcript? Create an account on and request your transcript to be sent to the colleges where you have applied. Next week, watch your email for a Parchment access code that will help you establish your account to send transcripts.

Coming Soon: College Application Month is during the month of October and will be virtually visiting your seniors in their English 12, Med English 12, and AP Lit classes during the week of October 5th. We will be talking with the students about college applications and financial aid. More details will be sent out soon.

Please see the below link for temporary changes in Michigan colleges admissions due to COVID-19.

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MACAC High School Counselors: NACAC is offering four virtual college fairs

The fairs will provide information and resources to students this Fall. Please share the following:

  • Monday, Oct. 12 from 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 from 12 - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2 - 10 p.m.

Encourage students and parents to register for these fairs at:

Class of 2023

Hello Sophomores! Check out the video below for some great tips about your 10th grade year. Remember that even though we haven't met you yet, we are still available to help and answer questions!
advice for high school sophomores

Class of 2024!

Hey Freshmen - Meet Your Counselor!


1. Have a distraction-free place to study. Turn off cell-phone, TV, social media, etc. Have a well-lit space with supplies on hand.

2. Spend time nightly reviewing your daily work – finish assignments, review readings and notes, and jot down any questions or concerns to ask your teacher the following day.

3.Get ORGANIZED. Use a binder with folders – one for every class. Use an agenda or other calendar tool to write down & stay on top of upcoming due dates.

4.Read to UNDERSTAND not just to finish it. Stop after every paragraph and ask, “Do I understand what I just read?” If not, reread and/or seek help from your teacher, tutor or trusted classmate

5. Utilize help. Talk to teachers about getting extra help, visit online tutoring sites such as or Clinton Macomb Public library "" for live homework help

6. Contact YOUR COUNSELOR! We are here to help and want your freshmen year to be a success! (our contact info is below!)

7. Get plenty or rest, exercise and eat a balance diet.

8. Log In to class on time! Attendance counts!! And be respectful & attentive once there.


Schoology is the learning platform that will be used by our teachers for coursework. To access schoology, students must go to (Make sure you use the full email address and district password-5 digits unless student changed their own password). Use Google Chrome as your browser. Click below for more information on Schoology.

To access the CVHS Counseling Schoology page through a parent account. Go to . Enter in this code from one of your child's teachers. Then you can enter in this code to join the counseling office group: 4PNK-T82B-V25SW

If you are having trouble, please call 586-723-2315. To request a computer, you will need to fill out a request at this link,

Please note that the district currently has more requests than computers so will contact people as soon as they can.


CV Coalition Web Site - Drug Prevention, Suicide Prevention, COVID-19 Resources for CVHS families-see

A reminder! Chippewa Valley Schools has a Community Resource Message Line - 586-723-2280.

Families can call for assistance in identifying needed resources.

(Calls are monitored between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays.)


If you have an emergency crisis situation and are unable to reach your counselor, you are encouraged to utilize the following resources:

Macomb County Crisis Center: 586-307-9100

Okay to Say: 855-565-2729 or

Local Police Dpt: Clinton Twp. 586-493-7800 Macomb Twp. 586-469-5151

*NEW* Follow us on Instagram!

Chippewa 10-12 counselors now have an Instagram account. Follow chippewacounselors as another way to stay connected and up-to date with any information our department has for you.

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Stay up to date with text messages from your CVHS Counselors

If you haven't already done so, students and parents are welcome to sign up.

Class of 2021 text @de22ake to the number 81010

Class of 2022 text @d9eg2e to the number 81010

Class of 2023 text @6497a6 to the number 81010

Class of 2024 text @7673gc9 to the number 81010

Don't be alarmed if you occasionally receive a Remind text that you have been removed from our lists: This happens because we have to keep our lists under a certain number. We add you to a new group and the text reminders keep coming.

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Email your assigned counselor with any questions or concerns.

For Grade 9:

Students Last Names A - Kq:

Mrs. Debbie Wall

Students with Last Names Kr - R:

Mrs. Jennifer Frohock

Students with Last Names S - Z:

Mrs. Nadia Given

For grades 10, 11, and 12:

Please Note - Counselor Alphabet Caseloads Have Changed From Last Year

Student's Last name: A-Co

Mrs. Kimberly Koskos

Student's Last Name: Cp-Hes

Mr. Scott Merchant

Student's Last Name: Het-McF

Dr. Dan Lawrence

Student's Last Name: McG-San

Mrs. Sydney Radzinski

Student's Last Name: Sao-Z

Mrs. Stephanie Pitcher

CVHS 10/12 Counseling Welcome to the School Year!