CVHS Counseling Weekly Update

October 2, 2020; Vol 2 Num 4

Your Mental Health Is Important!

The Virtual Be Aware 5k for Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention is October 17th through 24th. Sign up to participate at:
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Be Aware Virtual 5k 2020
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We Are Here to Help You!

Wellness Resources

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.)

Say Hello to Xello!

Coming soon... XELLO!

Not sure what to do after high school? Need help with your post secondary plans? No worries, we've got you!

Be on the lookout for a special newsletter edition coming soon launching XELLO!

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Virtual College Visits for Seniors and Juniors (what the heck? 9th and 10th grade too).

Since we are not able to arrange in-person college visits right now outside our cafeteria, we have virtual college visits during the month of October. Please download the list below.

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:

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:

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.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available. This form is required at colleges in order to receive financial aid.. Visit

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 FAFSA

Students 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:

A interesting article about financial aid how the pandemic may affect your status.

Senior Meeting "Live" Event- Missed the presentation, don't worry it was recorded, visit our web site for the class of 2021:

Seniors! Order your cap and gowns for commencements download flyer below

Class of 2022

Junior year is pivotal for considering your post-secondary (after high school) plans. Many students have not yet decided what type of career they would like to pursue after high school and that is okay. Deciding on a career path takes TIME and RESEARCH. If you haven't recently done some career exploration, here as a very easy tool for doing so:

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

Hi Sophomores! Things are getting REAL now that class expectations are rising along with your workload. If you are beginning to struggle in classes, you may want to consider a student tutor. Your counselors have a list of NHS tutors from CVHS that can help you! There are students who have already had success in the classes you are in now and would have tips and tricks that you may not be able to get from an adult in the school. If you are interested, e-mail your counselor and we can supply you with their contact info!

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!

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Staying connected and getting more info:

Students are now all members of the CVHS Counseling Group in Schoology

We have enrolled every CVHS student into the Counseling Group in Schoology. Now you can access all the resources posted and talk to a 10-12 counselor by clicking on our "Open-Chat" link posted every hour of the day (except 4th).

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.

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!

*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.

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

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

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CVHS 10/12 Counseling Welcome to the School Year!

Read Previous Editions

Welcome Back Newsletter:

New Students:

Class of 2021Important Senior Information:

Vol 1 9-11-20

Vol 2 9-18-20

Vol 3 9-25-20