School Counseling Newsletter

Students,

Please click here to access the August 2019 School Counseling Newsletter. It is never too early to start thinking about college applications, scholarships, military enlistment, and/or job opportunities. As always, see your school counselor with any questions.

Class of 2020 College Resources

The Three E’s: Employment, Enlistment, and Enrollment

For those Seniors who are considering college enrollment as an option after high school, click here to access a folder full of college resources compiled by our College Adviser, Ms. Kayla Taylor. Sign up to see Ms. Taylor or your school counselor with any questions. It is never too early to begin the financial aid and college application processes.

Welcome Back Students

Students,

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year. We are glad to see old faces and new ones, and excited to get started on another outstanding year. Please be aware that our School Counseling caseloads have changed slightly for the 2019-2020 year:

Mr. Schuyler – Last names A-Fe

Mrs. Huntsinger – Last names Fi-Ma

Mrs. Jones – Last names Mc-Sp

Ms. McMullin (Director) – Last names St-Z

Counselors will be visiting 1st period classrooms beginning the week of August 19th to go over procedures for signing up to see your counselor, and to explain the services offered by the department. As always, feel free to email your counselor with any questions.

Summer Opportunity for Juniors

The 2019 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 22-27, 2019 at 23  Virginia private colleges and universities. Participating institutions will host two daily programs for rising juniors and seniors. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs. Sessions are typically offered Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  

If you visit at least three of the listed colleges during Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. For more information, click here.

Scholarships

Seniors: Two scholarships for $500.00 each

William Anderson Memorial Scholarship: Career & Tech Ed Degree: Nursing, Engineering, Computer Science, Auto field, Sports Medicine, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice/law and public safety, Carpentry, Agriculture/Conservation/Equestrian Studies, Cosmetology


J. Kemp Smith Memorial Scholarship: Must be in the top 30 percent of your class and seek a degree in business. 

The applications are on the Scholarship Info and Applications page.  Hard copies are available in Main Office or on the Counseling website. The deadline to turn into Main Office is April 22nd or email directly to caroline.chambercommerce@gmail.com

April Newsletter

Welcome back students. There are a handful of weeks left in the school year, so now is a great time to check the School Counseling Newsletter on the Newsletters tab above. If you are a senior who is continuing your education next year, there are still many scholarships available! If not, be sure to check in with your school counselor, recruiter, or Ms. Hummer to finalize your employment or enlistment plans.

Essay Contest

Dear students,

It has come to the attention of the school counseling department that many of you enjoy the honorable pursuit of ceaseless argument and debate. As your school counselors, we affirm and encourage this enthusiastic exchange of ideas, and while many of you prefer to do so verbally and at a high volume, we would like you to know that there are other outlets at your disposal. For instance, the 2019 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest asks you to put forth your finest argument on the topic of Tinker v. Des Moines, an influential Supreme Court decision regarding the freedom of speech in schools. We will post this opportunity on our Scholarship Info page, so take a look and get to arguing.

Scholarships

Make sure to check the Scholarship Info tab above as new scholarships are continuously being uploaded. See your school counselor if you need any assistance!