School Counseling Department

School Counseling Department

Covid-19


Due to Covid 19, school counseling updates have been posted to Google Classroom for students and emailed to parents.  If you do not have access to the updates, please reach out to Mrs. Rosenkranz.  School counseling related questions, can be directed to your child's school counselor.  Contact information is on the bottom right hand side of this page.   

Scheduling


Scheduling for the 2020-21 school year will begin in February.  Counselors will be working with students to register online.  Once all course requests are submitted, parents will receive a copy of the requests through the mail.  Any parent that would like to meet with the counselor during the scheduling process may call the high school at 778-4527 and make an appointment. Students with the last name A-D: Mrs. Foster, E-K: Mrs. Schulze, L-R: Ms. Caryl, and S-Z: Mrs. Rosenkranz.  Schedule changes can be made until the last day of school.

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences are Thursday, February 13 from 3:00-6:00.  You do not have to have an appointment to meet with a teacher.
 

College Credit Plus and Scheduling Meeting


Piqua High School will hold two parent meetings on Thursday, February 13 during parent teacher conferences. 
The first meeting is a scheduling meeting for parents with students in grades 8th grade transitioning to high school. This will give parents an overview of the scheduling process and helpful hints when working with their child. The meeting is at 5:00 pm in the high school auditorium.
 
The second meeting is the College Credit Plus for any student interested in taking college level courses while in high school. The mandatory meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium.
 

Junior ACT Testing


ACT Testing for current juniors will begin on February 25.  The test will be offered online at Piqua High School. 

Second Semester Schedule Changes


A student may not change their schedule for the first five days of the course.  If a student still wants the schedule changed after that time, they will have the next five days of the course to get the necessary paperwork completed and returned to their counselor.  See your counselor on January 10 to pick up a schedule change form.  If you are placed in a class you have already taken or if you are in the wrong level of a course, see your counselor immediately. 

Upper Valley Career Center Application


Students interested in attending the Upper Valley Career Center for the 2019-20 school year, can apply here:  Application opens December 6.  Upper Valley Career Center Application

UVCC Open House


Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-7:30 pm the Upper Valley Career Center will have an open house. Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit, meet instructors, and tour the campus.  The online application will open that night to those that attend. 

Explore Careers Day at UVCC


Sophomores will visit the Upper Valley Career Center for Explore Careers Day on Wednesday, December 4 from 9:15-11:10.

End of Course Exam Retakes


Students will retake their End of Course graduation tests starting December 2.  If you have any questions see your counselor. 

ASVAB Testing


The ASVAB will be given to all juniors and seniors interested in joining the military on November 5 at 8:30 AM.  See your counselor to register.

Financial Aid Meeting


There will be a Financial Aid Meeting on October 23 at 6:30 pm in the high school library.
 

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 23 from 3:00-8:30 and October 24 from 3:00-8:30.  An appointment is not needed to meet with teachers.

Pre-ACT Test


Piqua High School offers an opportunity for students to take the practice ACT.  This year, all sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT test on Tuesday, October 8 in preparation for the ACT.   

College Week


College Week will be September 30-October 4.  College Week at Piqua High School is an opportunity for students to learn and to start planning for their future.  Juniors and Seniors will be meeting with College Representatives to research local universities.  

Edison College Fair


On Monday, September 16, 2019 from 12:30-2:00 over 60 colleges and universities from Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee will be at Edison State Community College to speak with students, parents and guidance counselors about opportunities in higher education. Representatives are available to address questions regarding courses, tuition, job placement rates for majors, accreditation, the transfer process, and more.  Juniors and seniors are invited. See your counselor to attend.

Freshman Orientation


Freshman orientation is Tuesday, August 13  from 6-7:30 pm.  Students will need to stay for the duration of orientation to receive their schedules, tour the building, and find their lockers.  Students that are unable to attend can pick up their schedules during open house.  A freshman parent meeting will be on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 pm in the CPA.

Senior Service Hours


The purpose of senior service hours is to provide the student and community a shared experience, greater awareness of community harmony, and humanitarian service.  Seniors need to complete 6 hours of community service and/or job shadowing experience.  The service hours may be served any time except during a school day.  Vounteer work should be completed by May 15.  The forms can be obtained in the main office or school counseling office.  Forms must be returned to the school counselor.  

First Semester Schedule Changes


A student may not change their schedule for the first five days of the course.  If a student still wants the schedule changed after that time, they will have the next five days of the course to get the necessary paperwork completed and returned to their counselor.  See your counselor on August 23 to pick up a schedule change form.  All paperwork must be returned to the counselor by August 30.  See your counselor immediately if you are missing a class period on your schedule or a core academic class.

Progress Book


Progress Book is the online method used for tracking grades. Contact Christie Schneider at 937-778-4527 or [email protected] for a username and password.

Resources

School Counselors


Students A-D 
Tonya Foster
[email protected]
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 3
Fax: (937) 778-4514 

Students E-K 
Kate Schulze
[email protected]
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 2
Fax: (937) 778-4515 

Students L-R 
Elizabeth Caryl
Phone: 937-778-4527 ext. 4
Fax: (937) 778-4515  

Department Chairperson
Students S-Z 
Beth Rosenkranz
[email protected]
Phone: 937-778-4527 ext. 5
Fax: (937) 778-4515  

Secretary


Counseling Secretary

Christie Schneider

[email protected]
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 1 
Fax: (937) 778-4527 
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