The Counselor Crow's Nest

AHS School Counseling's August 2021 Newsletter

Happy Back to School Month!

Hi Bucs! We are so excited to see all of you back in the building! I hope it has been a great start for everyone. This month's newsletter is packed full of great information. Please read and enjoy!
PSAT will be administered October 13th, 2021

More detailed information about the PSAT Administration for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors can be found at the link above.


Counselors will start meeting with all senior students beginning 8/23/21. Students will receive a folder with a transcript, HOPE transcript, and information packet.

Here is a link to the senior parent presentation from 8/19/21:

Congratulations Class of 2022! You’re finally a senior and we have some information regarding your senior portraits. Please click on the link for a 90-second video from our school’s exclusive photographer, CADY. Be sure to watch the entire video and fill out the contact form, so you will receive information on how to schedule your senior portraits.

For more information: It's Time to Schedule Your Senior Portraits (

To order your Senior Graduation 2022 cap and gown or announcements, please visit the following:

Senior Instagram & Twitter - @allatoona2022

AHS Counseling Instagram & Twitter - @buc_counselors

College Resources

FAFSA Information and Tips

Filling out FAFSA is the most important thing for seniors to do to get financial aid for college! On Oct. 1st, students can start their FAFSA form. Click above or click the following link to learn more:

Upcoming College Fairs

Probe Fair *The fair scheduled for Hillgrove has moved to the spring Probe Fair - October 6 from 6-8 @ Cherokee County HS Peach State Tours (Includes UGA, GA Tech, GA State, & Augusta) Virtual Sessions from 6-7 pm on 8/25, 9/1 & 9/14

SAT prep class

Need to prep for the SAT? Check out this class offered by our own PTSA!

Fall SAT/ACT Dates

Fall SAT Dates: 8/28, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4 - Register at Fall ACT Dates: 9/11, 10/23, 12/11 - Register at

Naviance Instructions and How to Request a Transcript

Use the link below to find information about how to login to Naviance and how to request a transcript:

Dual Enrollment Virtual Summit

Interested in Dual Enrollment? Make plans to attend this year's Dual Enrollment Summit on September 2, 2021.

See attached flyer for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Open House - Tuesday, August 24th

DE Virtual Summit - September 2, 2021

9th grade classroom lessons - starting September 7th

10th grade classroom lessons - starting September 13th

Job Opportunities

6-4-3 Baseball is hiring

Enjoy baseball? Looking for a job? 643 is hiring. Check out the flyer below.

The Goddard School

Interested in employment or an internship with The Goddard School of Dallas. They are looking for Juniors or Seniors that have the flexible schedules, since they are open M-F 6:30a-6:30p.

The Goddard School of Dallas

1301 Cedarcrest Road

Dallas, Georgia 30132

Ph: (678)809-8660

Ford Elementary needs ASP workers

Students who have minimum day and would like a job after school – please apply on the CCSD website for Ford Elementary ASP.

Students can also contact our ASP Director, Liz Herrera with any questions.

Mathnasium Learning Center is hiring!

Mathnasium is looking for excellent math students to join their part-time instructor team. They are looking preferably for juniors and seniors as they would have the appropriate math classes behind them and be mature enough to handle a part-time job. This would be considered excellent experience to include on their college and scholarship applications.

Please see flyer below for additional information.

Counseling Resources

Your counselors are here for you!

The best way to contact us for immediate assistance is through email:

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrbach (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):