To the Class of 2022 from Mrs. Watson
Hello Class of 2022!
Wow, how time flies! You are officially seniors and I look forward to working with you and your transition to the NEXT ADVENTURE in your last year at CHS! As the school year kicks off I want you and your parents to know a few important items pertaining to what I like to call Senior Transition - the important process of moving on from a high school student and beginning your adult life. Each month I will email out a "To Do List" to make sure you are not lagging behind important tasks. I will also be hosting four Transition to College events in which I invite you and your family to the HS to eat dinner, and partake in college planning services and assistance for those students who are wishing to continue their education after this school year. I will mail home a formal invite for these four nights tentatively: September 30, Nov. 16, Jan 20th, and March 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the HS Library - dinner and prizes included!
Parents - I can't help but brag about our amazing senior transition services we offer students here at the high school, I want you to know your students are in GREAT HANDS. Currently students are working on scholarship and job resumes with Mr. Craig Nobiling and on scholarship essays with Mr. Willie Uhing. I cannot tell you how amazing these two educators are and how vital they are in this process and how selflessly they give their time to help assist students.
We will also work with students every 1:30 out Friday on what we like to call Senior Seminar Days. On these days we do a little bit of everything: Apply to College, scholarship information seminars, career and resume speakers, gap year and internship opportunities, and even do a book study on the social and emotional aspect of moving on from high school (The Naked Roommate, also Parents Version, two amazing reads if you'd like your own copy at home!).
As helpful as I think we are at CHS with this process there are some things we simply CANNOT DO and need you as parents and students to fully engage in.
- Visiting top college choices - Having hard financial discussions and conversations about how much is saved for college, and what your family's financial situation looks like for assistance if any. - Choosing career paths and degrees FOR students (or talking them into one for that matter!) - Making military decisions
Last but not least Mrs. Tricia Berry and myself will serve as the senior class sponsors for this school year and will be in contact at later dates for to-do's that pertain to graduation and other events as they arise.
We look forward to working with the Class of 2022! Our first senior seminar in school day is next Friday September 3rd during English and Government classes. Be on the lookout for a mailing to sign up for Transition to College family events and prizes to win if in attendance.
September To Do's: 1. Register for the October ACT. Registration without late fee is due by September 17th! To register go to www.act.org Improving the ACT score is the single easiest way to increase your scholarship money!
2. VISIT VISIT VISIT - As long as you let Mrs. Berry know in the main office that you are attending an official college or career visit with a parent you will be able to have as many excused days as needed to help you make this next decision! Every website has a number you can call to set up a college visit. I would prefer you do this at home with your parent! You may need hotel rooms etc. Only you know what is a good time to set up an official visit.
3. Start those financial conversations at home. I know these are not fun - but essential!
4. Apply to college!