12th Gr Networking: College Decisions & Senior Interships

9/21/2022 8:47 pm

 

Our seniors have started to submit their college applications—now what? NCHS is lucky to welcome Ann Fleming Brown, Director of Admissions for Evaluation at Union College, to provide us with an overview of the College Admissions process (i.e. what happens after you submit the application?) as well as advice for how to manage acceptances and rejections as they come in, and how to make the important decisions that brings. Ms. Brown is extremely knowledgeable and will provide invaluable advice so bring your questions!

Heather Bianco, NCHS Senior Internship Coordinator, will also be on hand to explain the Senior Internship Program.

 

EVENT LOCATION: Wagner Room

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9th Gr Networking: Freshmen FAQ Answered!

10/6/2022 12:16 pm

 

Calling all Freshman Parents! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for an informal coffee and conversation at Waveny House while enjoying the fall colors. It will be great to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones! Members of the NCHS Administration, including Principal Bill Egan, Grade Level Principal Kristi Carriero, and Guidance Counselors Lindsay Riehl and Lori Keen (as well as veteran PFA members) will also be on hand to field questions about life at NCHS. You won’t want to miss this special event!

 

EVENT LOCATION: Waveny House

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It's Spirit Week

10/6/2022 12:16 pm

 

Spirit Week kicks off on Monday with a different theme for each day! This week of fun is capped off with a pep rally, bonfire and the Homecoming dance. Go Rams!

Monday, October 10 - Costume Day

  • Seniors - Y2K
  • Juniors - Wild West
  • Sophomores - Sports Jersey Day
  • Freshman - Soccer Moms and BBQ Dads

Tuesday, October 11 - Anything But A Backpack

  • What will you put your computer and books in? (Restrictions will apply)

Wednesday, October 12 - Pink Wednesday!

  • On Wednesdays we wear PINK to support breast cancer awareness.

Thursday, October 13 - Turn Back The Clock

Dress for your assigned decade:

  • Freshmen -1950s
  • Sophomores - 1960s
  • Juniors - 1970s
  • Seniors - 1980s

Friday, October 14 - Red and Black Day!!

  • Pep Rally during school day
  • Bonfire 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Bring cash for food and drink sales.)

Saturday, October 15 - Homecoming Dance

  • 7:00 -10:00 pm Gym
  • Only sneakers, vans, socks may be worn on the gym floor; NO heels or black sole shoes.
  • Tickets on sale at My School Bucks $15; price will go up to $20 on the 10th. 
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance - $20 cash only.

 

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10 Gr Networking: Teen Driving - Roadmap to Safe Driving

10/6/2022 12:12 pm

 

Grab your 10th grader and join us for an instructive seminar featuring a panel discussion on teen driving. Our experienced panel includes representatives from Lewis School of Driving, the New Canaan Police Department, and Brown,Thayer and Shedd Insurance Company. We will discuss how to be successful on the driving test, safety on the roads, tips on keeping your insurance rates down, what to do in the event of an accident, and more.

 

Please contact 10th Grade Networking chairs Meaghan Kupchak and Meg Saunders with any questions. This is for 10th graders and their parents. 

 

EVENT LOCATION: Wagner Room

 

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Financial Aid Night 2022

10/6/2022 12:11 pm

 

The School Counselors invite you to join them at Financial Aid Night. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially if your child is a member of the Class of 2023. 

 

For more information, please contact NCHS School Counselor Lori Keen.

 

EVENT LOCATION: Via Zoom. 

 

To watch the video recording of the event, please click HERE.

 

 

 

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PFA October General Meeting

10/6/2022 12:08 pm

 

New Canaan CARES and the NCHS PFA present “Are you Smarter than your Cell Phone?” with Dr. Frank Bartolomeo. Numerous studies have found a strong link between social media use and increased risk for depression, anxiety and loneliness. Join us to discuss how to talk to your teenager about social media, and how to gain insight into your child's experience, mood, and interaction with others in the digital world.

 

EVENT LOCATION: Wagner Room

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New to New Canaan Parent Coffee

10/6/2022 11:43 am

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12th Gr Networking: College Process Follow-Up & Senior Year Essentials

9/21/2022 8:47 pm

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9th Gr Networking: Welcome to High School

9/13/2022 8:52 pm

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New to NC Pizza Lunch

9/13/2022 8:50 pm

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Senior Year Overview

9/13/2022 8:48 pm

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NCHS Open House

9/7/2022 4:37 pm

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at NCHS Open House! Below find some key information for the evening:

  • Freshmen parents will meet with administration beginning at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.
  • All grade levels will begin class meetings at 7:00 pm.  
  • Drop in during your students' assigned or free period to meet the PE and Health Ed teachers:
    •  9th Grade Health Education teachers will be in Room 201
    • 10th Grade Health Education teachers will be in Room 202
    • Physical Education teachers will be in the Main Gymnasium.
  • Support classes and classes that meet for less than a full block will be a drop-in to meet the teacher. (i.e ACES//Writing Center/Math Center/Learning Center)
  •  Parents should only attend the full Science class; minis do not need to meet.  
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PFA September General Meeting

9/1/2022 7:37 am

 

Please join us for the first NCHS PFA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. This meeting is the first of six general meetings that we host in conjunction with the administration and faculty.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends and visit with Principal Bill Egan! Coffee and refreshments will be served.

 

EVENT LOCATION: Wagner Room

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Freshman T-Shirt Distribution

8/29/2022 10:38 am

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Two New to New Canaan High School Events

8/17/2022 3:14 pm

 

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10th Grade Networking: Post High School Planning

5/16/2022 1:21 pm

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May General Meeting - Last One of This School Year!

5/6/2022 12:29 pm

 

We are hosting our final PFA General Meeting (in person!) on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:30am in the Wagner Room.

We will be voting on the proposed slate for next year as well as the 2022-2023 budget followed by a parent coffee and Q&A session with Principal Egan. We hope to see you there!

 

To view the proposed slate for next year’s executive board please click HERE and to view the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year please click HERE.

 

EVENT LOCATION: NCHS Wagner Room

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Thank You NCHS Faculty & Staff!

4/29/2022 12:00 am

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College Ready? What to Expect & Tips for the Transition.

4/21/2022 11:35 am

 

Gregg Sloane, Teen Talk Counselor at NCHS, will share advice on how to prepare our seniors for independent living as well as prepare parents for the upcoming transition. Gerald Gjertsen of Lampert, Toohey, and Rucci will also discuss all the legal documents employed when a child turns 18 and enters college.

 

Tips for Transitioning to Freshman Year (presentation slides)

 

 

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Safe Driving Week (All Grades)

4/21/2022 11:34 am

 

With a special focus on keeping our teen drivers safe, this important week-long initiative includes impactful, interactive activities including distracted driving simulators and a Fatal Vision Goggles Challenge that will drive home safety messages to bring awareness to and help prevent the riskiest of teen driving. The week concludes with an assembly featuring Chris Sandy from Choices Matter. Chris Sandy is a motivational speaker specializing in alcohol awareness. He shares his powerful story of being charged and convicted of vehicular homicide by DUI and serving 8 ½ years in prison for his crime.

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High School: What's Next! A Look Ahead.

4/7/2022 12:00 am

 

 

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Spring Break: April 8 - April 15

4/6/2022 6:00 am

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A Look Inside College Admissions

4/3/2022 7:13 am

Join the school counselors and admissions representatives from Boston College, Rhodes College, Texas Christian University, and University of California, Los Angeles. Get an inside look at an admissions committee at work! 

 

During the session we will review three fictitious applicants to an equally fictitious college and reveal how an applicant is considered during an admissions cycle.

 

This program is geared to juniors and sophomores and it will be recorded.  

 

EVENT LOCATION: The Zoom link will be made available before the event.

 

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College Essay Workshop featuring Mindi Trimble of The College Essay Guy

3/13/2022 1:56 pm

 

The NCHS PFA and the NCHS Writing Center have organized a virtual two-part college essay workshop for all students.  The workshop will run in the evenings on March 22 and March 29 from 7:00-8:30 pm.  

 

The first workshop will help students generate ideas for their college essays, and the second will help students select an organizational structure that will best develop their ideas. Once students have a draft of their essay, they are encouraged to bring it to the Writing Center for additional feedback.

 

All students are welcome to join!

 

EVENT LOCATION: Click HERE for Zoom link.

 

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11th Gr Networking: Planning the Spring College Search

3/4/2022 1:41 pm

 

Calling all parents of juniors!

 

Please join us to hear our NCHS Counselors discuss what juniors and their parents should be considering for their college search this spring. They will discuss how Naviance can be used as a tool in this process and how planning your student’s summer can help smooth the transition into the senior year phase of their college search.

 

We look forward to seeing you for our first in person 11th grade networking meeting this year!

 

EVENT LOCATION: NCHS Wagner Room

 

Download the College Visit Checklist (PDF)

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