SCHS Counseling Connections

Volume 3 - March 2019

Here you will find information on current college rep visits, test dates, and important upcoming information you will need to know for the month. This is a great tool that provides our students with valuable information on a timely basis.

Also follow us on:

Our website @ www.stcharlessd.org/schscounseling

Facebook @ SCHS Counseling Department

Twitter @guidance_schs

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Winter Formal Spirit Week

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

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St.Charles High School College/Career Fair


Wednesday, March 20th

5:30—7:00 p.m.

St. Charles High School


8TH GRADERS - FRESHMEN - SOPHOMORES - JUNIORS - SENIORS

Come join us and begin your college search!

A great opportunity to talk with representatives from approximately 64 Colleges, Universities, Tech Schools, Military & Businesses.

Everyone who attends will be entered to win door prizes!


Students:

This year we are encouraging the students to register on StriceScan.com to share their information with colleges electronically to make things faster and easier. You can register ahead of time by visiting the website.


Parents:

You are encouraged to attend with your students if you can.

Important Dates

  • 3/1- NO SCHOOL
  • 3/14, 3/15, & 3/16 -
    Spring Musical @ 7:00 pm every night
  • 3/20 - College/Career Fair in Main Gym @5:30 pm
  • 3/25 - 3/29 - SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Since Thursday, February 28th's Parent/Teacher Conferences were canceled due to weather, we will be rescheduling them.


Date is still TO BE DETERMINED, but we will keep you informed.

College/Career Lunch Visit's

All of the following College/Career people will be in the commons during all lunches:

  • 3/5 - Navy
  • 3/6 - Marines
    - Westminister
  • 3/7 - National Guard
  • 3/11 - Navy
  • 3/14 - University of Iowa
  • 3/19 - Army

New Scholarships

  • St.Charles County Cattleman's Association Scholarship
  • St.Charles Noonday Kiwanis Scholarship
  • St.Charles County Farm Bureau Scholarship
  • Missouri Masonic Scholarship
  • Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship
  • SCHS Boosters Scholarship


All of these applications are in the Counseling office.

Remember that some of the applications that are in the office are coming due soon, please pay attention to that and return to counseling office.

Home Connections

10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School:


1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences


2. Visit the School and Its Website:

On the school website, you can find information about:

  • the school calendar
  • contacting school staff
  • special events like dances and class trips
  • testing dates
  • current grades and missing assignments
  • sign-up information and schedules for sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities
  • student resources for life after high school


3. Support Homework Expectations:

During the high school years, homework gets more intense and grades become critical for college plans. Students planning to attend college also need to prepare for the SATs and/or ACTs. Amid all these changes, many teens are learning how to balance academics with extracurricular activities, social lives, and jobs. An important way to help is to make sure your teen has a quiet, well-lit, distraction-free place to study that's stocked with supplies. Distraction-free means no phone, TV, or websites other than homework-related resources. Be sure to check in from time to time to make sure that your teen hasn't gotten distracted.Regularly sit down with your teen to go over class loads and make sure they're balanced, and help him or her stick to a homework and study schedule.Encourage your teen to ask for help when it's needed. Most teachers are available for extra help before or after school, and also might be able to recommend other resource.


4. Send Your Teen to School Ready to Learn:

A nutritious breakfast fuels up teens and gets them ready for the day. In general, teens who eat breakfast have more energy and do better in school.

Teens also need the right amount of sleep — about 8½ to 9½ hours each night — to be alert and ready to learn all day. But early school start times — on top of schedules packed with classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends — mean that it's common for teens to not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is linked to decreased attentiveness, decreased short-term memory, inconsistent performance, and delayed response time.


5. Instill Organizational Skills


6. Offer Help With Studying


7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies


8. Get Involved:

Parents and guardians can get involved by:

  • organizing and/or working at fundraising activities and other special events, like bake sales, car washes, and book fairs, or working at a concession stand at athletic events
  • attending school board meetings
  • joining the school's parent-teacher group (Booster's)
  • attending school concerts, plays, and athletic events


9. Take Attendance Seriously


10. Make Time to Talk About School

Community Resources


  • LIHEAP Energy Assistance Day

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service
4116 McClay
St. Charles, MO 63304
(Applying does not guarantee assistance.)
Up to $1,125 in Energy Assistance is Available!
BRING COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS BELOW WITH YOU!
- Current heating bill (natural gas, propane, electric, etc.)
- Current electric bill
- If your household does not receive food stamps, you will need to submit copies of social security cards for all household members.
- If your household does not receive food stamps, you will need to submit copies of income documentation such as paystubs (for the prior month), current award letters, current pension statements, etc.
Your energy bill(s) DO NOT need to be in threat of disconnection or off to qualify.

LIHEAP Monthly Income Guidelines:
1-person household = $1,366
2-person household = $1,852
3-person household = $2,338
4-person household = $2,824
Complete the application even if you think you may be over income; you may qualify for income deductions.





  • City of St. Charles School District "Parent university"

March 9th, 2019

8 am - 12 pm

Jefferson Intermediate School

2660 Zumbehl Road

St.Charles, MO 63301

FREE to District Residents

Please Register @ tinyurl.com/SCSDParentUniversity

Please see below flyer for more information

St.Charles High Counseling Crew

Julie Basler: A-F Counselor

Brad Bichel: G-O Counselor

Sarah Scaturro: P-Z Counselor

Jordan Roche: Crisis Counselor

Dawn Tranen: Social Worker

Amy Robertson: Registrar

Sharon Stewart: Secretary