School Counseling Department

School Counseling Department

College Credit Plus and Scheduling Meeting


Piqua High School will hold two parent meetings on Wednesday, February 15 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.
 

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences are February 13 from 2:30-5:30 and February 15 from 3:30-6:30.  You do not have to have an appointment to meet with a teacher.
 

Scheduling


Scheduling for the 2018-19 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. Huntsman, E-K: Mrs. Schulze, L-R: Mrs. Muhlenkamp, and S-Z: Mrs. Rosenkranz.  Schedule changes can be made until June 15.

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 11 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. 

End of Course Exam Retakes


Students will retake their End of Course graduation tests starting December 3.  If you have any questions see your counselor. 

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 November 30.  Upper Valley Career Center Application

UVCC Open House


Thursday, November 29 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, November 28, 2018.

ASVAB Testing


The ASVAB will be given to all juniors and seniors interested in joining the military on November 6 at 8:30 AM.  See your counselor or Mrs. Muhlenkamp to register.

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 17 from 3:00-7:00 and October 18 from 4:00-8:00.  An appointment is not needed to meet with teachers.

Financial Aid Meeting


There will be a Financial Aid Meeting on October 18 at 6:30 pm in the high school library.
 

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 Wednesday, October 3 in preparation for the ACT.   

College Week


College Week will be October 1-5.  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 Thursday, September 27, 2018 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.

Rachel's Challenge


In 2014, Piqua City Schools implemented a district-wide program called Rachel’s Challenge. On April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine shootings. Although her life was taken early, her legacy lives on through schools and communities all over the world. The program is designed to maximize student learning by creating a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.  The Rachel's Challenge Assembly will be September 18.  For students that want to show kindness, embrace diversity, make positive choices, and help those in need, they can be involved in the FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club. Everyone is encouraged to take part in such a wonderful program. To learn more, please visit: http://www.rachelschallenge.org/. If you are interested in joining FOR Club, please contact Mrs. Muhlenkamp at muhlenkampl@piqua.org or Mrs. Pace at pacek@piqua.org

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.  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.  

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 20 to pick up a schedule change form.  All paperwork must be returned to the counselor by August 27.  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 schneiderc@piqua.org for a username and password.

Freshman Orientation


Freshman orientation is Thursday, August 16  from 3-6.  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 Thursday at 6:15.

Resources

School Counselors


Students A-D 
Georgia Huntsman
huntsmang@piqua.org
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 3
Fax: (937) 778-4514 

Students E-K 
Kate Schulze
schulzek@piqua.org
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 2
Fax: (937) 778-4515 

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

Department Chairperson
Students S-Z 
Beth Rosenkranz
rosenkranzb@piqua.org
Phone: 937-778-4527 ext. 5
Fax: (937) 778-4515  

Secretary


Counseling Secretary

Christie Schneider

schneiderc@piqua.org
Phone: (937) 778-4527 ext. 1 
Fax: (937) 778-4527 

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