2 Student Services Office Hours - 7:00am to 3:30pmWe are here to help!Student Services Office
3 CHS CounselorsMRS. LAUREEN McGLOIN, (ext. 1008) A BR MRS. RACHELLE GOUGH, (ext. 1011) BU DH MRS. MISTY WHELAN, (ext. 1007) DI GAI MR. BRIAN SAMSON, (ext. 1012) GAL - JA MRS. MELISSA LIEBER, (ext. 1051) JE L MRS. JENN KRATSA, (ext. 1010) M NA MR. ANDREW MULLEN, (ext. 1009) NE R MISS LEASHIA RAHR, (ext. 1038) S TE MISS MEGAN RYAN, (ext. 1013) TH Z
4 Additional Staff members Additional Support Counselor:Mrs. Christine DunleavyAdministrative Assistants:Mrs. Marci Kosiorek and Mrs. Cathy LucasRegistrarMrs. Gretchen Barkman
5 When will ninth graders meet their counselor? Today!In the coming weeks, counselors will be scheduling small group meetings.us!Individually, counselors may send your student a pass in homeroom.Students may stop by the office during a study hall or their lunch to schedule an appointment.If necessary, a student may request to leave a class to see a counselor.
6 Programs for Ninth Grade Getting the Most Out of High School/Freshmen PicnicCounselor meetings (September – November)Midterm Exam Preparation Lessons – conducted in the classrooms (January)Course selection classroom presentations (February)
7 Other programs for the future… College Testing Evening, October 12, 2011College Admission Evening, November 2, 2011Financial Aid Evening, November 30, 2011Course Selection Night, January 26, 2012Special Education Transition ProgramsCareer Week, SpringCheck the Conestoga High School Calendar at for additional programs and dates.
8 Staying in the Loop…. Conestoga Web Site Weekly bulletinOnline Class Newsletters and Pioneer PreviewMonthly Parent Meetings – Dates are on the district calendarPinnacle, - to track progressDistrict Calendar
9 Getting the Most out of High School Josh- Intro 5 min
10 Personalized plan based on individual needs, desires and abilities Building your profileBalanceChallenge/growthPersonalized plan based on individual needs, desires and abilitiesDiversify or specializeBalance – levels, activities, your life.Challenge – taking risks, time management, dare to be differentDiversify or specialize – well-rounded versus well-lopsided
11 Promoting Scholarship and Citizenship “I want good grades and I want to go to a good college”…and to be a good citizenCharacter counts
12 Characteristics that Count When writing letters of recommendation for summer programs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and college applications, teachers and counselors are often asked to rate you on the following qualities:What are the first words that come to mind when asked to describe a student?
13 Why get involved in high school? To build your personal characterTo practice leadership skillsTo be a role model to your peersTo serve othersTo have a positive impact on someone else’s lifeTo learn responsibility, commitment and dedication to a groupTo build your multicultural awarenessTo enhance your abilities and skillsTo learn how to work collaboratively with othersTo gain a positive work ethicTo meet and get to know people who share in your interests
14 Ways to Get Involved Engage in your passion Try out new things Community Service/VolunteeringStart your own club
15 Clubs & Activities at CHS Each year we offer over 90 clubs/activitiesInterest Related Clubs*Bakery clubs * Greening Stoga Task Force * Chess Team*Movie Production* National Art Honor SocietyAcademic/Intellectual*Debate * Science Olympiad * Math club * Destination Imagination * Model UNCHS Community Building Clubs*Peer Mediation/FROGS * Best Buddies * Student Council
16 Athletics Varsity Sports- Central League *You may receive PE credit next year -Team SportIntramural Sports*Ultimate Frisbee & DodgeballClub Sports*Ice Hockey * Rugby * Crew * Squash*You May receive PE credit- Extended Experience
17 Community Service Youth Service America YMCA Soup Kitchens Peer TutoringHabitat for HumanityNursing HomesHospitals
18 Academic Records Report card Transcript Test Score Reports Letters of Recommendation
19 Calculating GPA The GPA calculation includes only leveled courses. Weighted and unweighted are calculated.Final grades are converted to the quality points on both a 5.2 weighted scale and a standard 4.0 unweighted scale. Both GPAs are reported on the CHS transcript.