OPHS Counseling Newsletter

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Counseling Staff

Ms. Pamela Gardner: Director of School Counseling GardnePD@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Maureen Andrada: School Counselor A-Broa AndradMF@pwcs.edu

Ms. Suzanne Salvo: School Counselor Brob-Dro SalvoSG@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Shronda Peake: School Counselor Dru-Haw PeakeSA@pwcs.edu

Miss. Lillian Orlich: School Counselor Hay-La OrlichL@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Keisha Mercer: School Counselor Le-Mori MercerKT@pwcs.edu

Miss. Taylor Oakley: School Counselor Morj-Ram OakleyTM@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Eleanor Engler: School Counselor Ran-So EnglerE@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Melissa Bach: School Counselor Sp-Z BachML@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Margaret Stielper: Secretary StielpMM@pwcs.edu

Mrs. HIlda Layne: Secretary LayneHG@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Tammi Hayter: Test Coordinator HayterTS@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Toni Gibson: Registrar GibsonTL@pwcs.edu

Mr. Carlos Rosa: School Psychologist RosaCX@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Kathy Bowden: School Social Worker BowdenKJ@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Brenda Miller-Dorick: School Nurse MillerBS@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Tami Walrabenstein Clinic Assistant WalrabTL@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Heather Lontos: Transition Specialist LontosHA@pwcs.edu



Phone: 703-365-6500

Fax: 703-330-2170

Upcoming Events

ASVAB March 8th 7:30. Sign up through Family Connection under "College Visits"

Brown Bag Lunch January 14th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM) Students interested in the medical profession. The speaker is Dr. Wampler who attended OPHS. Sign up is in the Career Center. Free lunch will be provided.

Financial Aid Night February 10th 7-8 p.m.

Scheduling/Curriculum Information Fair February 10th 6-8 p.m.

* 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Parents/students will have an opportunity to visit with department chairs and teachers from various departments to discuss course offerings and address any questions or concerns they may have.

* The following information sections will be offered in Room 2A:

  • Biotechnology Requirements (6:30 p.m.)
  • Dispelling Myths about Advanced Placement (AP) (7:00 p.m.)
  • Graduation Requirements/VHSL Requirements (7:30 p.m.)

Touch Base Conferences TBD.This is a great opportunity to meet with your student's teachers. No appointments needed.

Junior Night March 8th @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. OPHS Auditorium

Senior Information

Ordering Cap and Gown: Call Herff Jones 703-594-3982
Senior Pictures: Victor O'Neill Studios 800-320-2894

Scheduling for the 2016-2017 School Year

Course Catalog

February 10th 6-8 p.m.

Scheduling/Curriculum Information Fair

* 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Parents/students will have an opportunity to visit with department chairs and teachers from various departments to discuss course offerings and address any questions or concerns they may have.

* The following information sections will be offered in Room 2A:

  • Biotechnology Requirements (6:30 p.m.)
  • Dispelling Myths about Advanced Placement (AP) (7:00 p.m.)
  • Graduation Requirements/VHSL Requirements (7:30 p.m.)


January 19 - 22

School Counselors will meet with current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students through Language Arts classes to review graduation requirements, distribute scheduling materials, and provide instructions on how to select and review course recommendations in Parent Portal.

January 19 - February 1

Teachers will meet with students to discuss course offerings and provide recommendations on which course(s) students should consider taking for the upcoming school year. Teachers may enter student course recommendations until February 1st

*February 5th - February 10 Students and parents will be able to view teacher recommendations and input their course selections through Parent Portal.

February 22nd School counselors will start meeting with students through Language Arts classes to discuss, review, and select their courses for the 2015-2016 school year.

SOL Retakes

SOL Expedited Retakes (from December testing) will begin Jan. 12 on the following schedule:


Jan. 12 8th grade Reading

Jan. 13 8th grade Math

Jan. 14 Social Studies

Jan. 15 Reading

Jan. 19 Science

Jan. 20 Math


Resources:

Released tests Practice items

College Fair/Career Fairs

What: Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Festival

When: Saturday February 20th 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA


What: Black College Career Day on Sunday, Feb. 17th 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

When: February 17th 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Where: Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington D.C.


What: NOVA Career and Technical Showcase

When: March 4th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where: NOVA Annandale Campus


What: Veterinary Medical Career Fair

When: Sunday, March 6th from 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.


What: Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: EagleBank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) George Mason University
Fairfax Campus

College Planning

Please refer to our College Handbook

Interim and Report Card Schedule

Report Cards

November 13th

February 3rd

April 14th

June 25th (mailed home)


Interims

October 1oth

December 18th

March 6th

May 21st



Dropping a course?

* Reminder: If a student drops a one-year course during the first semester, a notation will be made on the student transcript indicating either "Withdrawn, passing" (WP) or "Withdrawn Failing" (WF). If a student drops a one-year course after the first semester, a failing grade (F) will be recorded on the student's transcript. This procedure will become effective within one week after the issuance of the first interim.

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