UHS Counseling Center Newsletter

September 2021



The UHS Counselors will send a monthly newsletter via email and link a copy on the UHS Counseling Center website. Additional information and opportunities will be posted on our social media pages so be sure to follow us!

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SENIOR SEMINARS for the Class of 2022

All seniors who plan to submit college applications must attend one Senior Seminar. Seniors can make an appointment for their individual senior conference after attending a Senior Seminar. Learn the process for submitting your college application! This is the first step toward completing the college application process.

Senior Seminars will cover:

  • Starting the application process

  • Matching your Common App with Naviance

  • Requesting electronic recommendations

  • Timelines and necessary paperwork

Senior Seminars are in the UHS Fishbowl/Cafeteria LGI during Lunch & Learn on:

  • Wednesday, September 8th

  • Thursday, September 9th

  • Friday, September 10th

  • Monday, September 13th

Students are welcome to eat their lunch during the seminar.

Registration is not required.

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Financial Aid Night

Come to our annual Financial Aid Night, where a representative from PHEAA will be here to go over everything you need to know about applying for aid, filling out your FAFSA application, and grants, scholarships, and more!

When: September 21st from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: UHS Auditorium

Who: Parents of 11th and 12th graders

If you have any questions, reach out to Mrs. Smith in the counseling office at jesmith@ucfsd.net

Girls in Action Summit on October 2nd

The Fund for Women and Girls has rescheduled our Girls in Action Summit for Saturday, October 2nd, from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at the Melton Center in West Chester. A flyer with more information and a registration link is attached.

We are thrilled to welcome Lynette Medley, Founder and CEO of No More Secrets, as Keynote Speaker. Lynette is an advocate and expert on period poverty; she recently opened the nation's first crowdfunded menstrual hub in Philadelphia.

REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT: https://bit.ly/3uAhPZi

Please contact Maeve Kelly at mkelly@thefundcc.org or 484-356-0940 with any questions.

VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

The Voice of Democracy Program sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), is open to students in grades 9-12 (Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. We want to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the National grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice!

The Rules and Eligibility/Enrollment Forms for your review and to share.

  • 2021-2022 Theme: “America: Where do we go from here?”
  • Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2021 (must be submitted by midnight to VFW Post 5467 in Kennett Square, PA)
  • Drop off Address: 704 W. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 126
Kennett Square, PA 19348


PSATs are being held at UHS for all 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. There is no need to register for this test as all 10th and 11th-grade students are automatically registered. Additional information about test day procedures will be forthcoming. Students should check school email regularly and listen to morning announcements for additional information.