Poway High Counseling

September 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 1

PHS Counseling Department

Counselors

A - Er: TBA

Es - La: Jerrah McGeorge

Le - Ra: Blanca Arreguin

Re - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

Student Services: Traci Barker-Ball


Support Staff

Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes

Counseling Assistant: Lynne Oakes

Registrar: Tania Rowe

Scheduler: Susan Cormode

Welcome Back, Titans!

Welcome back to all our returning students and welcome to our incoming freshmen and new students! This is the first newsletter of the school year. Newsletters will be sent out quarterly. In each issue, you will find information on what is currently happening in the Counseling Office, important dates to note, relevant articles and other opportunities. The newsletter often contains information that pertains to all grade levels. Please take the time to review it and visit our counseling webpage at: http://www.powayusd.com/pusdphs/counseling/

PHS Counseling Department News

Counseling Staff Changes

You may notice a change in the Counseling Office! Mr. Jesse Luna has taken a job as the CTE Counselor with the Poway Adult School. A new Counselor will be starting soon.


Senior Class Presentations

Counselors will be visiting Senior Classrooms September 14th and 15th to give information about the college application process.


Letter of Recommendation Requests

If you need a Letter of Recommendation, please see the Letter of Recommendation process on the Counseling Section of the PHS Website here. Letters needed by November 1st, must be requested by Friday October 7th. Letters needed by January 1st must be requested by November 18th.


Social Media

The Counseling Office is on Twitter! Follow along as we tweet the latest news, advice, events, and scholarship opportunities! @PHSTitanCenter


Studying Abroad: Best of U, San Diego

If you have ever thought about going to college in Europe, there is a FREE opportunity to hear about some of the great universities the UK has to offer. The British Elite Select Tour of Universities will be visiting San Diego Saturday, September 17th at 11:30 AM. Durham University, Newcastle University, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, and University of York will be attending. Get more details and register your spot at the Best of U site.


Student Tutoring Opportunity!

Students: If you would like to earn money tutoring other students, please go to the Counseling Office to pick up a Student Tutor application. You will be required to have a teacher recommendation for each subject area you wish to tutor. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 25.


Taking an Outside-PUSD Course?

Please note the Course Pre-approval Process:

  • Students must speak to the PHS Registrar or their Counselor prior to signing up for a course outside PUSD.
  • The Registrar/Counselor will share the approved outside program/course options.
  • It is mandatory for all students to have a Pre-Approval for Courses Outside of PUSD form on file in the PHS Registrar's Office in order to receive credit at PHS for the outside course. We are unable to issue credit without this form. Also, the Pre-Approval form is valid for the current school year only.

Please let the Counseling Office know if you have any questions about this process.

Reminders

  • 9/22 - Financial Advising: How to Pay for College, 6PM, PCPA
  • 10/1 - The FAFSA application process for the 2017-18 school year opens
  • 10/1 - Letter of Recommendation Request Deadline for November 1st
  • 10/4 - Financial Aid Night at RBHS, 6PM
  • 10/18 - PUSD College Fair at Rancho Bernardo High School, 6PM
  • 10/19 - PSAT at PHS - 7:30AM
  • 11/18 - Letter of Rec Request Deadline for January 1st
  • 11/30 - Last day to submit UC and CSU Applications

Titan Center College Visits

Check with the office for up-to-date additions and changes!

September:

9/7

8:30 AM - Baylor University

9/15

11:00 AM - Olin College

9/16

11:30 AM - Tulane University

9/20

9:00 AM - Dartmouth College

10:00 AM - Boise State University

1:45 PM - Grinnell College

9/21

11:45 AM - University of Colorado at Boulder

9/23

8:30 AM - Concordia University

9/28

8:45 AM - Oregon State University

10:00 AM - Colorado Mesa


October:

10/3

1:00 PM - Johns Hopkins

10/6

8:00 AM - University of Redlands

10:00 AM - TCU

10/7

1:30 PM - USF

10/10

11:45 AM - St. Anselm College

10/11

8:00 AM - Pitzer College

9:30 AM - University of Alabama at Birmingham

10/17

11:00 AM - Colorado State University

12:45 PM - UCLA

10/18

10:00 AM - Embry Riddle

11:00 AM - Evergreen State College

10/20

8:15 AM - Vanderbilt University

9:00 AM - University of South Carolina

10:00 AM - Boston University

10/21

9:00 AM - Bradley University

11:00 AM - Macalester

12:15 PM - Pacific Lutheran

10/26

11:30 AM - University of Kansas

10/31

10:30 AM - Arizona State University


You can get a pass for any of the visits in the Counseling Office or on our website.

Upcoming Events:

Common App Workshop

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 2:30pm

PHS Titan Center, 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA, United States

Come to this workshop to learn about completing the Common Application for college admission.

Financial Aid: How to Pay for College

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm

15498 Espola Road

Poway, CA

Presentation by the HEFAR Group on how to pay for college.

Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

13010 Paseo Lucido

San Diego, CA

Informational session about Financial Aid and the FAFSA. Hosted this year by Rancho Bernardo High School in their PAC.

Family College and Career Night

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6pm

15498 Espola Road

Poway, CA

Informational night about planning for college and careers.

UC App Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 2:30pm

PHS Titan Center, 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA, United States

Learn about completing the University of California admissions application.

CSU App Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 2:30pm

15500 Espola Road

Poway, CA

Learn about completing the California State University admissions application. Titan Center after school.

Palomar Application Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2:30pm

15500 Espola Road

Poway, CA

Learn about the admissions process for Palomar Community College. Titan Center after school.

ACT vs. SAT Comparison Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2:15pm

15500 Espola Road

Poway, CA

Students, come find out the differences between each test, and which one is the best fit for you! In the Titan Center after school!

Counseling Staff

Counselors

A - Er: TBA

Es - La: Jerrah McGeorge

Le - Ra: Blanca Arreguin

Re - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

Student Services: Traci Barker-Ball


Support Staff

Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes

Counseling Assistant: Lynne Oakes

Registrar: Tania Rowe

Scheduler: Susan Cormode


Administration

Assistant Principals:

A-Gih: Peter McKee

Gil-Nel: Catherine Burling

Nem-Z: Aaron Little


Please direct all counseling questions to

858-748-0245 x. 5137 or x. 5138