SCHS Counseling Connections

Volume 3 - October 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.

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Our website @ www.stcharlessd.org/schscounseling

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FAFSA Completion Night

Senior and Parents, Need help completing the FAFSA?


Come to our FAFSA Completion Night on October 9th, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, here at the school in the library.


We will have 30 minute time slots open, sign up now to reserve your spot (space is limited) with Mrs. Stewart in Guidance by call or email at 636-443-4107 or shstewart@stcharlessd.org.


**We encourage students to attend with their parent**


Please see below file for more details and what to bring.

ACT Bootcamps

Taking the ACT on October 26th?


Come get some extra study help during our ACT Bootcamps. Come to one or all.

We will have the following subjects during the following dates during AIP:


*Thursday, Oct 17th - Intro with Mrs. Orrick

*Friday, Oct 18th - English with Mrs. Glennon

*Thursday, Oct 23rd - Math with Mrs. Norwine

* Friday, Oct 24th - Science with Mr. Scott


Please sign up in Guidance with Mrs. Stewart

PSAT Test

Sophomores & Juniors, if you are interested in the National Merit Scholarship program, please sign up to take the PSAT test. The test cost is $20 and will be held on October 16th here at St.Charles High School in the morning. Deadline to sign up and pay is October 4th. Cash or check is accepted, checks can be made out to SCHS (St.Charles High School).

To sign up and pay, or any questions, please see Mrs. Stewart in the Guidance office.

Cookies with Counselors

The counselors will be available in the commons in front of the Guidance Office during Parent/Teacher Conferences to speak with you about any questions you may have.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place during the evening of Wednesday, October 9th and all day and during the evening on Thursday, October 10th.

On Wednesday, October 9th the conferences will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.

On Thursday, October 10th, we will have three sessions for Parent/Teacher Conferences. The first session will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.; the second session will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.; and the third session will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. We set up conferences in 15 minute segments giving your teachers and parents an opportunity to work together to help you be more successful in school. If a teacher has not contacted you for a conference, please take the time to contact your children’s teachers to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing all of you at our Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Important Dates

  • 10/2 : Early Out
  • 10/3, 10/4 & 10/5 : Pirates Players Fall Play: "Clue"
  • 10/9: Evening Parent Teacher Conference
    FAFSA Completion Night
  • 10/10: NO SCHOOL
    Day & Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/11: NO SCHOOL
  • 10/15: Senior Jostens informational meeting (Cap & Gown Packets)
  • 10/16: PSAT Test
    Early Out
  • 10/18: Orchestra Disney Dazzle Concert
  • 10/19: Choir Broadway Concert
  • 10/22: Cap & Gown Ordering during all Lunches
  • 10/25: 3 Hour Early Release
  • 10/26: ACT Test
  • 10/27: Renaissance Special Needs Halloween Dance
  • 10/30: Early Out

College/Career Lunch Visits

The following Universities, Colleges and Military Forces will be here during all lunches in the commons:


  • 10/1: Navy
    Missouri S & T
  • 10/2: University of Central Missouri
  • 10/3: The Academy of Pet Careers
  • 10/4: Missouri State University (Springfield)
  • 10/7: Fontbonne University
  • 10/8: Navy
  • 10/9: University of Kansas
  • 10/14: Army
    St.Louis College of Pharmacy
  • 10/15: Navy
    Webster University
  • 10/17: Salon Professional Academy
    National Guard
  • 10/18: Truman State University
  • 10/21: Miami University
  • 10/22: Navy
  • 10/24: Marines
  • 10/29: Navy
  • 10/30 : Air Force

Community Resources

  • ASIST ~ Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training:


    ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk earlier and intervene to keep them safe sooner.

    ASIST is a two-day, practical skill-based workshop in which attendees learn how to:
    - Recognize and respond when opportunities for helping are present
    - Apply an evidence based and scientifically proven intervention model
    - Link people with community resources

    Visit https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist for curriculum details

    Workshop Dates: October 7 & 8 (Monday & Tuesday)
    Workshops convened 9:00am – 5:00pm both days
    Community Commons, Spencer Branch Library ~ 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

    Space is Limited
    Training is offered Free of Charge to Residents, Educators and Service Providers residing/serving St. Charles County.
    Training materials, lunch, snacks beverages both days included

    For Questions or Information contact info.programs@KUTO.org



  • Community Living: Healthy Eating for the Holidays:
    Community Living is teaming up with Barnes-Jewish St. Peters to present a free educational session "Healthy Eating for the Holidays" on Thursday, October 10th from 10:30-11:30 am at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, 6 Jungermann Cir, Medical Office Building #1, Suite 117, St. Peters, MO 63376. Dieticians from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters will present on healthy eating for the Fall holiday season. We will learn about calorie intake, healthy food swaps for individuals with restricted eating, how to make delicious substitutions for our favorite meals, and more! There will be time for Q A to address specific questions from attendees. RSVP to Lauren Hall at (636) 387-5501 or lnhall@communitylivingmo.org

  • St. Charles County Police Department Trunk or Treat:
    The St. Charles County Police Department is in need of your support! This Halloween, they will be hosting their first ever Trunk or Treat. The event will be held on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the station in O’Fallon. They are in need of creatively decorated vehicles (but not too scary) for the kiddos to visit. They are hoping you can help by decorating your personal or company vehicle and passing out candy provided by the Police Department. The goal is to provide a safe place for families to join.

    If you are interested in supporting this event, please send a message to vjoyner@sccmo.org with your name, vehicle type, contact information, and theme. For questions, call Val Joyner at 636-949-3057.

St.Charles High School 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