I am very proud of our senior class so far this year - they have been working their tails off in the high school applying to college, talking about work/gap year options, and applying to scholarships! Please click on the link for a list of all scholarships we have been sending out to the kids and working on in College Readiness Class.
Look for many more to come out in the next few weeks. ALSO, all students in my College Readiness class have set up a ScholarshipQuest account. This account will directly pair them with national and Nebraska scholarships that they are directly eligible to apply for. This site is truly amazing as it does all the searching and pairing for the kids. As a parent you may want to sit down and have your student log into this account so you can see what it looks like!
The December ACT late registration deadline is THIS Friday for any student who wants to give the ACT one more shot. Many schools are telling us they will still take the December ACT for scholarship consideration. Remember, a 25 and above gets you full tuition at Chadron State, Wayne State, and Peru State Colleges and a 21-24 get's half!! I encourage all students to apply to Chadron, Wayne, and Peru with their easy and free application process!
The students also need to work on scholarship applications for the SPECIFIC colleges they applied to. Example: Once you are admitted to Chadron State College you must log into your MyCSC account and click the To Do List to access the scholarship link and fill out the online scholarship form. These deadlines are FAST approaching so there is little time to waste on apply to specific colleges and their college only scholarships.
Last but not least I am looking at incorporating a few Senior Scholarship Work Nights from 6-8 p.m. next semester. The tentative dates are January 15th (6-8) February 12th (6-8) look for more information to come next month!
I have attached the EducationQuest monthly bulletin, great information here! Please call or email if there are any questions.
Senior Parents -
On Wednesday September 14th the CHS guidance office will be hosting an APPLY TO COLLEGE CAMPAIGN DAY in accordance with the EducationQuest college fair hosted at Chadron State College. Our goal is to show every senior how to apply to at least one college so that they feel competent and comfortable to apply to as many as they would like to in the future, as well as show them what an official college visit and tour looks like.
Chadron State College will be hosting all of our seniors on Wednesday, September 14th. We will meet at school this day and walk up to the college together. In the morning all students will split up into small groups and attend a financial aid meeting, department meeting with professor, as well as an official tour. We will eat lunch in the college cafeteria (purchased by the guidance office at CHS), and in the afternoon we will attend the EducationQuest college fair in the new arena at CSC. Students will be released after the college fair, approximately around 2:30 and will be free to go home for the day.
The list of colleges attending the fair are listed on the back of this letter. Seniors do NOT need a permission slip to attend as it will be considered a school activity and supervised by the CHS guidance office staff.
ALSO take note of the senior financial aid parent meeting that will be held THIS MONDAY NIGHT, September 12th at 5:30. This meeting is for any parents interested in learning more about scholarships, college, FAFSA, and entrance requirements to two and four year colleges. The meeting will be held at the CHS in room 204 (NOT the auditorium). If you are unable to attend the meeting will be recorded and podcasted on my webpage: www.cardinalcounseling.weebly.com.
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I am writing to inform both parents and students of some very important program dates as we approach the beginning of the school year.
Fall Sports Meeting: Monday August 8th 6:30 p.m.
All CHS students planning to participate in high school Fall sports need to attend the Fall sports meeting on Monday, August 8th. We will start in the auditorium and then have sport specific break out meetings. If you are considering a Fall sport please plan on attending.
Freshman/New Student Orientation Monday August 8th 7:30 p.m.
All 9th grade and transfer students need to attend a presentation in the HS auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a parent or guardian. Your new student will also have the opportunity to see their schedule, check their locker and find their classrooms, which should eliminate some stress on the first day of school!
The deadline for Fall schedule changes was June 1, however I do understand that career interest and course changes can happen during the summer. If there are any students that would like to look at their schedules for a possible change this semester, I will be in my office each day until school starts. I would be happy to look at any schedule to see if a change is possible these next two weeks if the change is validated through a change of interest. However, there will be NO changing schedules once school begins, unless requested by a teacher or there is a mistake in your schedule (example: duplicate classes, missing pre-requisite class, ect). This means you cannot try out or “test” a class for a few days and then switch. Please see me now if needing a change.
First Day of School
Last reminder, first day of school is a 1:30 out on August 17th! We will start the day out in the HS auditorium.
Enjoy the last two weeks of summer break! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email.
This is exactly what we believe in the guidance office at CHS!! Students and parents please watch! More career and college readiness to come, we are excited for the future!
The CSC Annual Scholastic Contest was held on the Chadron State College campus on April 1st. Some 1,400 students from 45 high schools competed in more than 40 different tests hosted by the departments of Chadron State College. The Cardinals did an outstanding job this year....Winning Division III as well the top overall spot among all divisions!!! Team Results
CHS had 4 - 1st place finishers, 10 - 2nd place finishers, 3 - 3rd place finishers, 3 - 4th place finishers, 3 - 5th place finishers and 9 other top 10 finishers. Most tests have between 40 to 80 contestants each.
Results: (Results will be official Tuesday, April 5th)
Chadron High School Guidance Counselor