Counseling Update

April 2021

Contact Your Counselors

Currently, we are not able to hold in person meetings with parents and students due to the inability to social distance safely in our offices. Please reach out to us using any of the methods below. We are available to assist you and your students.


Mark Kammerlohr (A- De) markk@orangeusd.org 714-628-4495

Jeremy Bulrice (Df- Ja) jbulrice@orangeusd.org 714-628-5484

Jason Pham (Je- Ne) jasonp@orangeusd.org 714-628-5486

Shasta Campbell (Ng- Sam) scampbell@orangeusd.org 714-628-5487

Doreen Valentin (San- Z) dvalentin@orangeusd.org 714-628-5488

In Person Attendance Opportunity for 4th Quarter

If your student(s) are interested in attending school face to face in your student's respective cohort or all 4 days, please email Dr. Miller at VillaParkHSPrincipal@orangeusd.org so that we can share with our office staff and inform our teachers. We would be very happy to have you all back here at school!


Following Spring Break, Villa Park High School will return to one lunch. We will utilize our formerly "late lunch" which begins at 11:35 am. Please see the new schedule.

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Counseling Office Important Dates

April 5- 4th quarter begins (periods 2, 4, 6)

April 14- *SBAC Testing: Math

April 21- *SBAC Testing: ELA

April 21- Open House (Virtual)

April 28- *SBAC Testing: Science


*11th grade Students will be tested in areas of math, ELA, and science. Graduating seniors beginning with the 2021-22 school year will receive academic recognition for demonstrating proficiency in ALL content areas while maintaining a GPA of 3.5+

Virtual Wellness Center

Our School Psychologists have created a wonderful virtual Wellness Center. Please visit by clicking the link and exploring all the resources they have curated for your mental health and wellness.

Contact Your Teachers

Do you have a question about assignments, grades or other classroom related material? Contact your teacher for more information. They are your best source of information for all things pertaining to their class. Emails and phone numbers are provided. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

AVID Applications for 2021-2022 School Year

The AVID Program is designed for students who:

  • have a G.P.A. between 2.5-3.5 (depending on grade level).
  • have been identified as having high academic potential but may not be achieving up to that potential.
  • have the desire to gain admission to a 4-year university directly from high school.
  • are willing to challenge themselves to be a disciplined student.
  • are NOT chronic or serious discipline problems.
  • do NOT have unsatisfactory attendance patterns.
  • are willing to sign the AVID contract and commit to the program for at least one year.


What does AVID stand for, you ask? Advancement Via Individual Determination.

AVID:

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success

  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships

  • Creates a positive peer group for students

  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.

SENIORS Attending Santiago Canyon College This FALL

For those seniors attending Santiago Canyon College this Fall, please look through each of these attachments as it has important information about getting registered.

There are a lot of Zoom meetings and upcoming events you will need to participate in over the next few weeks. Do not miss them as it is your opportunity to get priority registration.

If you have any questions about what to do, be sure you reach out to GRISELDA MORONES. Her contact info is below.

Don't forget to fill out the FAFSA/Dream Act. ALL students will get free tuition to a community college, regardless of income, but only if you fill out your financial aid applications. Griselda can also help with you with that- regardless of where you actually attend in the fall.

Meet Your SCC Rep Griselda

Virtual meetings available Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 during VPHS office hours in Zoom:

Get answers about SCC programs, financial aid and college in general.

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Action For Happiness- Active April

This month we're encouraging you to get active, get outdoors and take care of your body! Let's reap the benefits of getting our bodies moving and breathing more deeply as a result of exercising, laughing and even singing! We don't all need to run marathons - there are simple things we can all do to take care of our bodies - for example unplugging from technology, getting outside and - importantly - making sure we get enough sleep!


Check out the Action for Happiness App. The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:

  • Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
  • Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
  • Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
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OUSD Tech Support

Community Tech Support can be reached at 714-628-5372 or Email: techsupport@orangeusd.org


Please note that the community tech support line remains open for all OUSD students and parents from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need a Device and/or Hot Spot

Laptops and internet hotspots are available for distribution at the District Office Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30, Building J. No appointment is needed.
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Relief for Those Impacted by COVID

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Scholarship Information

College Application Resources

Freshmen Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/Ps03hAjUcJQ

College Application Presentation Powerpoint

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://youtu.be/eQmjL4GtWmM

Xello College and Career Exploration

View the narrated presentation on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYOIyd6kcw&feature=emb_logo

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