rhs counseling newsletter jan 2015

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Jan 2015


  • RHS Counseling Mission Statement:

    The Mission of the Rochester Community Schools guid-ance counselors is to provide a comprehensive program of counseling and guidance services to all students. Designed to meet the

    developmental needs for academic planning, along with personal and social growth, this program assists students in their pursuit of rewarding educational and career

    goals and positive life choices.

    Counselors Caseload Email

    Mrs. OToole-Seyka A to Da jotooleseyka@rochester.k12.mi.us

    Ms. Caggins Db to H acaggins@rochester.k12.mi.us

    Mr. Green I to Me cgreen@rochester.k12.mi.us

    Mrs. Zotos Mf to Sh lzotos@rochester.k12.mi.us

    Mrs. Messing-Mirabito Si to Z kmessingmirabito@rochester.k12.mi.us

    Happy New YearHappy New YearHappy New Year

  • Financial Aid Night

    Rochester Community Schools Counselors will be hosting a Financial Aid Night for ALL parents. A financial aid representative from Baker College will be speaking about financial aid and the FASFA. The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on January 12th, in the Rochester High Auditorium.

    OU helping with Financial Aid

    Oakland University is once again offering Financial Aid Night presentations. The presentation will provide general information, which can be used at any school a student chooses to attend. OU will also host FAFSA Workshops in January and February for families that feel they need assistance completing the application. These workshops are open to the public as well; students do not need to be admitted to OU to attend. Workshops are held in Rochester at their main campus, as well as in Mt. Clemens at the Anton/Frankel Center. To learn more and to register for an event, visit



    Scholarships are posted on the counseling website as a courtesy on a regular basis. Please visit the website to see current scholarships and helpful links:


  • Freshman Scheduling

    Counselors will be meeting with Freshman on January 22nd to pass our scheduling cards and registration information for the 2015-2016 school year.

    Please review the scheduling options with your child and sign the scheduling card. Scheduling cards will be due the following week. Please have your child turn in their scheduling card when due to the counselor.


    Juniors will be taking portions of the MME in March. All Juniors will be taking the ACT

    at Rochester High School on March 3, 2015. Students will take the ACT Work Keys test

    on March 4, 2015. These tests are graduation requirements. Please mark your


    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)

    September 13, 2014 August 8, 2014 August 922, 2014

    October 25, 2014 September 19, 2014 September 20October 3, 2014

    December 13, 2014 November 7, 2014 November 821, 2014

    February 7, 2015* January 9, 2015 January 1016, 2015

    April 18, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 1427, 2015

    June 13, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 922, 2015


    ACT No Writing $38

    ACT Plus Writing $54


    Project Graduation is a credit recovery program delivered on-line for students in Rochester Community Schools. The program is designed to assist students in recovering credits in courses for graduation. The goal of this program is to accommodate students who have attempted but not successfully completed a course in the traditional learning environment; however, he/she is committed to completing the academic requirements for graduation. Counselors will work with students, parents and administration to evaluate the proper placement of students in this program.

    The program is a computer-based, online learning system that provides students with another medium for achieving academic credit. The online system allows students to work at their own pace in completing necessary academic courses without sacrificing the rigor of a traditional classroom. The cost is $125, and $55 for students with free and reduced lunch.

    Session II

    February 24, 2015 May 14, 2015

    *Mandatory parent meeting, Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at ACE High School *

    RHS DL Lab Tuesdays Starts 2.24.15 Ends 5.12.15 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

    The first day will be February 24th.

    For more information on Project Grad please contact your childs counselor.

  • Career Cruising will help you with the following and much more!!!

    www.careercruising.com username: rhs password: falcons

    Quick access to Career information

    Job Descriptions

    Education needed

    Working conditions


    Quick access to Career information

    Job Descriptions

    Education needed

    Working conditions


    Freshmen Counseling Services

    Academic Study Skills Support

    Begin Exploration of Career & Post-Secondary Options

    Freshman Orientation

    High School 4-Year Plan Review (EDP)

    High School Transition

    Personality Mosaic

    Social Adjustment

    Sophomore Counseling Services

    Academic Planning

    Computer Career Exploration Program

    Education Development Plan

    PLAN Testing and Interpretation

    College Planning Junior Counseling Services

    Academic Planning

    Career Cruising College Search

    College/Post-Secondary Advising

    College Entrance Exam Assistance

    College Night

    Graduation Credit Check

    MME High School Test

    On-Site Visitation with College Admission Reps

    PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

    Scholarship Exploration

    Vocational Center Enrollment Assistance

    Education Development Plan

    Senior Counseling Services

    Academic Advising/Graduation Credits

    Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

    Education Development Plan

    College Application Assistance

    College Night

    Financial Aid Night

    Honors Convocation

    Scholarship Exploration

    Senior Advising for future

  • Educational Advising

    Academic Tutoring Referrals

    Adult Education

    After School Tutoring Program

    Alternative Educational Planning

    Career Planning

    College Night

    College Planning

    Consulting with Students, Parents, Teachers, and Support Staff

    Educational Development Plan (EDP)

    English Language Learners (ELL) Program

    Financial Aid Workshop

    Foreign Exchange Student Program

    Freshman Transition Program

    Independent Study

    International School

    Learning Center Referrals

    Military Programs/Scholarships

    Oakland Technical Center

    Parent Information & Guidance

    Post-Secondary Planning: Work, Apprentice-ship, Technical, Vocational, Community Colleg-es, Study/Travel

    Scheduling Process: Survey, Registration, and Changes


    School Adjustments

    Senior Honors Convocation

    Special Education Program

    Standardized testing at each grade level: PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT, MME

    Rochester Summer Learning Program

    Personal Counseling

    Appropriate Decision-Making

    Conflict Resolution

    Crisis Intervention : Abuse, Loss, Pregnancy, Runa-ways, Suicide


    Family Concerns


    Interpersonal Concerns

    New Student Transition

    Parent Consultation



    Teacher Concerns

    Support Groups

    Grief and Loss

    New Students

    Academic Support/Test Taking


  • Attention Seniors

    If you college is requesting your 7th semester grades, who will

    need to log onto Parchment and send your transcripts after the

    first semester.