CVHS Counseling Weekly Update
October 2, 2020; Vol 2 Num 4
We Are Here to Help You!
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.)
Virtual College Visits for Seniors and Juniors (what the heck? 9th and 10th grade too).
The list will be updated as we get more colleges signed up.
Some colleges do require you to register for this event ahead of time. This will be indicated in the meeting information section.
Good scholarship program for all grades: Raise.me
Earn micro-scholarships as early as 9th grade and discover your path to the best college for you.
1. Discover Colleges
Learn more about which colleges could be a great fit for you, see the micro-scholarships they’re offering, and share that you’re interested by hitting the “Follow” button (for each school).
2. Add Your Achievements
Complete your RaiseMe Portfolio by adding each of your course grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more.
3. Earn Scholarships for Your Achievements
For each achievement, you'll earn a micro-scholarships from colleges you’re Following, the sum of which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.
Click on this link to get started: https://www.raise.me/
Class Specific Info
Class of 2021
English 12 Classroom Visits: 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. It is helpful if students know their social security numbers in order to complete applications. Student can check with their teacher for their assigned day/time.
Missed Paying for College Night? Please visit our web site below for the presentation and handouts. http://cvhsguidance.weebly.com/scholarships--financial-aid.html
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available. This form is required at colleges in order to receive financial aid.. Visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
to start the FAFSA. Counselors at CVHS can help you with this process if you have questions, please reach out to us. Oakland University is also committed to helping students and their families get professional assistance in completing the FAFSAStudents and parents are also invited to participate in a private Virtual FAFSA Appointment or a Virtual FAFSA Group Workshop. Students can reserve an appointment online: oakland.edu/financialservices/events.
A interesting article about financial aid how the pandemic may affect your status. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/your-money/fafsa-colleges-coronavirus.html
Senior Meeting "Live" Event- Missed the presentation, don't worry it was recorded, visit our web site for the class of 2021: http://cvhsguidance.weebly.com/seniors-class-of-2021.html
Seniors! Order your cap and gowns for commencements download flyer below
Class of 2022
This site can be a great start for getting some focus about what career might be a good fit for you and how to work toward it after high-school.
Class of 2023
Class of 2024!
Hey Freshmen!!! Here are our Study Skill tips of the week:
3. Establish a flexible routine.
While online school can give you a more flexible schedule, having a routine will help keep you on track with your schoolwork. It’s a good idea to log on to each class each day during the defined time as well as find out when your teachers have openings to help, so you can arrange time with them as needed.
4. Set personal goals.
To make great things happen in your life, it helps to set goals for yourself. Think about what you’d like to accomplish, both short & long term. Is there a class you want to ace this semester? Maybe you want to get a certain grade point average or achieve a certain score on the SAT/ACT exams. Thinking about your future & getting admitted into a specific program or college might also be on your list. Put your goals in writing and post the list where you’ll see it often.
And Remember - we are here for you! We are accessible throughout the school day, so contact us through Schoology, email or give us a call. We can set up a Teams meeting to chat!
Staying connected and getting more info:
How to Request an Appointment with your Counselor
9th-grade students: to request to see your counselor email your counselor using the contact info below.
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!
*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.
Stay up to date with Remind.com 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 81010Class 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.
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
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 www.michigan.gov/ok2say
Local Police Dpt: Clinton Twp. 586-493-7800 Macomb Twp. 586-469-5151