This post will be all about our first ever Counselor Connect Expo. We hosted the event on Thursday, 9/26 from 6pm-8pm. We estimate about 150 parents and students attended. We had 8 different speakers present on a variety of topics. Overall it was a success! Guidance will host another similar event in January.
The Counselor Connect Expo was a conference-style event. Parents and students got to pick the sessions they attended. We had 11 different topics presented! There were 4 different time slots, and 6 sessions to choose from at each slot. Everyone began in the Auditorium where we introduced the counselors, and our new IB Coordinator Mr. Kellam! Then we covered Middle School promotion requirements, and High School graduation requirements. See that presentation here:
One of my sessions covered the similarities and differences between the ACT and SAT. We also talked a little about the PSAT. CBHS offers all 10th graders the PSAT for free once during 10th grade, and the SAT once for free to all 11th graders. View the presentation here:
My next presentation covered college applications. We talked about the centralized application systems, how to find application requirements, and all things college. There were many great questions that came from all 4 sessions. View the college apps presentation here:
Supporting the Middle School Student & Getting Involved in School
Ms. Mackin presented on Supporting the Middle School Student and Getting Involved in School. In the first session, she mentioned how parents can stay updated with everything that is going on at the school, what a teenager needs to function, and some tips from teachers. In the school involvement session, Ms. Mackin shared the positives associated with being involved in sports and/or clubs, and she shared the various clubs Cocoa Beach offers. View the presentation here:
Mrs. Colburn presented on Focus Tips&Tricks. Parents and students can see grades, attendance, and more through Focus! A great resource for new parents is: http://tinyurl.com/gradebookBPS. Step-by-step directions can be found at: https://goo.gl/UNNexF. A helpful video: https://vimeo.com/287515571. FAQs and troubleshooting: https://goo.gl/PTBtmU
This page will continue to be updated as I receive more presentations from the other speakers. If you attended the Counselor Connect Expo, please provide feedback at: https://forms.gle/nuiQkfjFyrJh4piF7
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