Counseling Department Newsletter
2022- 2023 Winter Edition
Welcome Students and Parents/Guardians!
The Neshaminy High School Counseling staff offers a variety of support services. Dedicated counselors work with students, families and staff to assist in the academic planning, college and career development and personal/social growth for each student. Our goal is to provide assistance, encouragement and support for students as they develop and prepare for their future. The resources offered through this site will assist students and their parents in gathering information on topics such as colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, and academic assistance.
Counselors will meet with their students throughout the course of the year to review their grades and develop an academic and college/career plan. If at any point you or your child would like to meet with their counselor before such meeting occurs, please encourage your child to make an appointment or call the School Counseling Office to schedule a meeting.
Counseling Office 215-809-6101 Transcript Office 215-809-6161/6162
Ms. Christina Savage (A-Brot) email@example.com
Mrs. Patience Burton (Brou-Del) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jill Ortman (Dem-Gal) email@example.com
Mrs. Casey Rodgers (Gam-H) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Jeff McCaughey (I-Led) email@example.com
Ms. Traci Hindle (Lee-Me) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jennifer Coe (Mi-Perk) email@example.com
Mr. Erik Styer (Perl-San) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Catherine Bond (Sao-Thom) email@example.com
Mrs. Heather Krajcer (Thon-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events & Announcements
January 18, 2023- PHEAA Virtual Presentation- Borrowing for Education
January 27, 2023- Last day of Marking Period 2
February 8, 2023- Course Selection Presentations to students with last names (A-K)
February 9, 2023- Course Selection Presentations to students with last names (L-Z)
February 9, 2023- Parent & Student Course Selection Night
February 13, 2023- 11th Grade Elective Entry
February 14, 2023- 10th Grade Elective Entry
February 15, 2023- 9th Grade Elective Entry
February 16, 2023- Learning Support Elective Entry
March 9, 2023- Financial Aid Tips & Tools for Juniors Presentation
All students enrolled in AP (Advanced Placement) classes have registered to take the exam. Any changes to an exam registration, including cancellation, will be a $40 late fee.
The next step is payment. The payment system will be open in mid-January and payment for exams will be due by early March. Please watch your email for link and instructions.
Cost of the exam is $100 per exam
(AP Physics takes 2 exams, so that will be $200 total for that course)
Fee reductions are available for the those who are eligible.
Students with IEP or 504 accommodations need to have those requests submitted by JANURY 18th. Please contact your counselor ASAP about submitting a request.
Please contact Mrs. Rodgers (email@example.com or 215-809-6101) if you have any other questions.
2023-2024 Course Selection
High School Presentations to Students:
February 8th: A-K
1st Period: 9th Grade
2nd Period: 10th Grade
3rd Period: 11th Grade
February 9th: L-Z
1st Period: 9th Grade
2nd Period: 10th Grade
3rd Period: 11th Grade
Parent and Student Course Selection Night:
Thursday, February 9th
6:00-6:30 pm: Self-Guided Departmental Tour
6:30-7:15 pm: Presentation
7:15-8:00 pm: Self-Guided Departmental Tour
High School Students Enter Electives: Counselors will visit English Classes
February 13th: 11th Grade
February 14th: 10th Grade
February 15th: 9th Grade
February 16th: Learning Support
2023- 2024 Course Selection Resources:
2023-2024 Course Selection Handbook
2023-2024 Course Selection Night Presentation
Course Selection Timeline for 9th-11th Grade
Course Selection Timeline for 8th Grade
9th Grade Course Selection Sheet
10th Grade Course Selection Sheet
11th Grade Course Selection Sheet
Career & College Planning
PHEAA Virtual Presentation
On Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm, PHEAA is doing a webinar: (a link will be sent to students via Canvas closer to the time of the event)
Borrowing for Education: which loan should I pick (what’s right for me)
A PHEAA representative will present: As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the Dept of Education and private loan programs. Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable and finding the right fit.
Financial Aid Presentation: Tips and Tools for Juniors
On Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 pm, Donna Wilkoski from BCCC will do an in-person presentation in the Neshaminy High School Auditorium.
Financial Aid: Tips and Tools for Juniors
Donna Wilkoski, Director of Financial Aid at Bucks County Community College, will present information about: completing the FAFSA, searching for scholarships and using financial aid and scholarship tools on the web.
The SAT is a college admissions exam administered by the College Board to help aid colleges in the admissions decision process. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's college readiness, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
Seniors: Important Info!
ACT 158 Graduation Requirement
Students in need of volunteer hours and can find opportunities posted on the Act 158 Canvas page. All hours must be preapproved by Ms. Partlon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Stout (email@example.com). Please reach out to them with any questions.
Please remember to check the scholarship page on Naviance often for new scholarship opportunities! There are no limits to the amount of scholarships you can apply for! After the holidays, we will be posting more scholarships and will continue through April. Don’t let “free money” pass you by!
- Make sure to pay attention to deadlines and specific instructions for each scholarship as they do vary. Scholarships are updated on a weekly basis, so make sure you are checking to see what has been added.
- To find scholarships, log into your Naviance account, click on the Colleges tab at the top of the screen, scroll over to the “Scholarships and Money” section and then click on “Scholarship Search.”
Mid-Year Report Request
Attention Seniors: Click on the button below only if the college you applied to requests a mid-year report. **You will need to submit a separate mid-year request form for each college that requests a mid year report.**
Virtual Calming Room
The Virtual Calming Room is a safe place for students and families to find strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Access our Virtual Calming Room by clicking the link below: