School Counseling Department

 
GHS Counseling Office
 
 
Office Phone: 423-787-8033        Fax: 423-787-0837        Registrar: 423-787-8034
 
News and Updates

 

TN Promise Mandatory Team Meeting Update

 

Good morning,

Out of an abundance of caution, tnAchieves is canceling the remainder of its mandatory TN Promise meetings, including the meeting scheduled for your students.  Because the window of opportunity to meet with high school seniors is small, tnAchieves will not reschedule the meetings. 

tnAchieves is communicating this change to students and parents/guardians this morning.  Students and parents/guardians have been sent a MANDATORY webinar.  It is mandatory for the student to log individually into their tnAchieves account and watch the webinar in its entirety to retain TN Promise eligibility.  The deadline to watch the short webinar is April 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT.  Failure to watch the webinar by the deadline will result in loss of TN Promise eligibility.  In true tnAchieves fashion, we will communicate this deadline multiple times over various platforms over the coming weeks.

Student Instructions to Access Webinar
After clicking the button below:

  1. Enter:
    1. Student first and last name
    2. Student date of birth
    3. Last four digits of student's Social Security Number
  2. Click Submit.
  3. Click play on the YouTube video.
  4. Watch the webinar in its entirety.
  5. Click submit.

 

View Team Meeting Webinar

 

 

We are also strongly encouraging students who hear from their mentors to be both kind and responsive to communication.  

We are grateful for your flexibility as we attempt to retain the integrity of our program while also being mindful of healthy communities.

 
 
 
Tennessee American Legion Boys State
 
The Tennessee American Legion Boys State is holding their annual event at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN during the week of May 17 - May 22, 2020. Any Junior male who wishes to be nominated please pick  up the detail in the Counseling Office. Applicants must be in the top 3rd of their class and possess strong communication skills. All documents are due back to Mrs. Greene by April 8, 2020.
 
 
**NEW REMIND CODES/GROUPS**
Join your REMIND group by class and last name (text code to 81010):
@devil20al      @devil20mz
@devil21a-l      @devil21m-z
@devil22a-l      @devil22m-z
@devil23a-l      @devil23m-z
 
 
 
For those that missed the Senior Financial Aid Night presentation, you can watch the presentation below! 
 

 

If the video does work for you, you can watch the video at the link below:

 

https://video.gcschools.net/View.aspx?id=8516~4u~vE7eUIN4

 

TN Promise Seniors

You should be familiar with the contents of your tnAchieves  Class of 2020 student handbook, including the student checklist! Please keep in mind the upcoming requirements and deadlines:

  • Apply for the TN Promise Scholarship Program by November 1, 2019.
  • February 1, 2020 is the 2020-2021 FAFSA completion deadline for TN Promise eligibility! If you have filed your 2020-2021 FAFSA, please save your confirmation email. If you have not yet  filed your FAFSA, you must do so as soon as possible!
  • Attend your mandatory spring meeting on April 1, 2020 at 5:30. Student attendance is required at this meeting for TN Promise eligibility.
  •  Parents are encouraged to attend but cannot attend for the student.If a student has an excusable absence (see policy #2 on pg. 41 of the student handbook), the student must follow the excuse form protocol highlighted on page 8 of the student handbook and complete a meeting excuse form. tnAchieves must receive a completed meeting excuse form any time prior to the meeting or within 72 hours of the conclusion of the student’s assigned team meeting in order for the excuse to be considered. A student’s failure to attend the mandatory meeting will result in the loss of the student’s TN Promise scholarship. If a student is approved to miss their assigned meeting, the student will be required to attend another institution’s meeting to satisfy the mandatory meeting requirement. A full list of mandatory meetings can be found here.

  • Apply to college! Many admissions applications can be found on the college website. If you have not yet applied to college, you are encouraged to do so now.
  • Get a head start on completing your community service! Volunteer now to satisfy your first TN Promise community service deadline requirement.

 

 

 

Students who need to speak with their counselor should sign up on the appropriate clipboard in the Counseling Office.  Counselors will call the student from class as soon as time permits.  If a student has an emergency, please let Mrs. Streeter know and a counselor will see them immediately.

Counselor, Director:   Amy Wagner - Students with last name A-G  wagnera@gcschools.net

Counselor:  Kara Werner - Students with last name H-N wernerk@gcschools.net

Counselor:  Melody Johnson - Students with last name O-Z  johnsonm@gcschools.net 

Intervention Counselor: Phillip Wright  wrightp@gcschools.net

Registrar: Page Streeter  streeterp@gcschools.net

Administrative Assistant: Cierra Greene  greenec@gcschools.net