Mrs. Jamie May
Mrs. Jamie May is the Administrative Assistant to the School Counselor. Some of her duties include:
- Grading – Report cards/progress reports, etc.
- Transcripts, etc.
- Applying to college/financial aid, etc.
- Registrar/Student file maintenance
Mrs. May can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
11.20.2023 Community Service Activity Available
Canton is part of Salvation Army's Towanda Service Unit. Each holiday season, we ring the bell in local communities to raise money for those in need. The Salvation Army provides disaster relief (fires, floods, tornados), immediate needs (water, heat & rental assistance), and supports our local children & youth by providing free summer camp, back-to-school supplies, and Christmas gifts and meals for kids in need. You can be a part this holiday season by volunteering to ring the bell. If interested, please contact Jackie Harper at email@example.com
11.15.2023 The Elmer Hafer American Legion State Police National Guard Youth Camp
AMERIAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA 1-717-730-9100
11.7.2023 Bravo Company 1/109th IN
Pennsylvania Army National Guard
10.30.2023 Keystone Boys State (American Legion)
Ages 15-17 males
June 16-22, 2024
10.19.2023 Pre-apprentice Program at PCT
Please see two pre-apprenticeship opportunities for high school students at Pennsylvania College of Technology:
EMT Pre-Apprenticeship Program & Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Workforce Program Administrator
Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC)
312 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
check out our website at: www.northerntier.org
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND NUMBERS
Main Link Warm Line 6-10 pm daily
Toll Free: 1-866-825-0277
Concern Inc. Crisis Line 24/7
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7
Toll Free: 1-800-273-8255
NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER
Students are earning tuition-free Pennsylvania College of Technology credits through Penn College Dual Enrollment while enrolled in their career and technology center!
FORMS / REQUESTS
Letter of Recommendation
If you need a person to write a letter of recommendation, please fill out this form and give it to them so they have something to write about you that is based on your education, activities, awards, volunteer work, etc.
Request for College / Military Visit
If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to visit colleges, universities and/or military and all other post secondary education facilities. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.
Request for Job Shadowing
If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to Job Shadow someone in the field of study you are interested in. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.
NEED SOME EXTRA GUIDANCE
- Common App Step-by-Step Guide that walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/common-app-guide/
- FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/
- Pennsylvania Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/pennsylvania-scholarships
College and Military Visits to CHS
School Year 2023-2024
Please stop in the Guidance Office for a pass
September 8, 2023 Commonwealth Universities (Mansfield, Bloomsburg, Lock Haven) 2pm with Trey Gibson Auditorium September 12, 2023 Lunch Table for Big Brother, Big Sister with Emilia Dinan September 14, 2023 Messiah College, 10am with Lavonn, Cafe September 15, 2023 Mansfield University Field Trip for interested Seniors 9:30am-2:30pm(sign up and permission slips available in the guidance office) September 18, 2023 Misericordia University, 9am with Nick Mack, Cafe September 21, 2023 Penn College of Technology, 9am with Joey Worth, Cafe September 26, 2023 University of Pitt @ Bradford, 2pm with Collin Maines October 10, 2023 Lycoming College, 10am Zac Cronk, Cafe October 17, 2023 Penn State (Wilkes), 10am Alex Ellsworth, Cafe October 19, 2023 Susquehanna Unversity, 2pm Cafe October 19, 2023 Corning Community College, 11am Auditorium/Rm 123 TBD October 23, 2023 Navy recruiter lunch table 11-1pm October 24, 2023 Keystone College, 9am Sabrina Grey, Cafe
November 7, 2023 Keuka College, 10:15am Morgan Schultz Cafe
November 8, 2023 Army Lunch Table, Staff Sgt Chew
November 13, 2023 Alfred University, 10am Cafe
November 14, 2023 Elmira College, TBA Taylor Szymanski Cafe
November 8 at 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Students are invited to join us for a day of hands-on STEAM activities and career exploration at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Session topics will include Engineering, Biology, Information Technology, and Surveying.
Students - Please be sure to receive your school's approval to attend.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
Associate Director of Admissions
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Get social with us!
National Guard Lunch Table Visits TBA: Sgt. Jon Kleiner 570-706-5325
Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve Contact
GMC Jonathan Gracia
USCG Recruiting Office
183 Franklin Mills Blvd
Philadephia PA 19154
Hospitality Boot Camp!!
Community Service for Graduation
This can be started in 9th grade and you will need 60 hours.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Canton Junior-Senior High School aids students who are experiencing difficulty in their academic pursuits. These difficulties may arise from social (peers), emotional (stress), and/or physical (drugs and alcohol) problems. This team is comprised of school personnel who respond to referrals about students who are referred by faculty, administration, parents, other students, or themselves. All information about the referral is confidential. Students are typically referred because they have exhibited noticeable changes in their academics, attendance, and/or behaviors.
Parents and community members are able to refer a student to SAP. Click here to refer a student.
After the SAP team gets a referral, they investigate the issue further by gathering information from other faculty members. These faculty members complete a checklist for that student's observable behaviors, which consist of the following: sleepiness, drop in grades, change in appearance, change in social group, lack of interest, etc. After this information is compiled, the team must get parental and student permission so that the student can get the best possible help for his/her problem. The parent also has input by filling out a survey about his/her child, and this helps the team with issues related to the home environment. The SAP program is used as an intervention, not as a treatment or a cure. A referral to the team does not mean that a student is in trouble, but it does mean that he/she is going to get the best assistance possible so that he/she can be successful in his/her academic life. SAPs goal is to see that each student achieves his/her best success in his/her school endeavors.
This year the professionals who have been specially trained to be members of the SAP Team are:
(STUDENTS NO LONGER NEED SAT/ACT SCORES TO PLAY AT THE COLLIEGATE LEVEL)
Did you know Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers academic and non-academic services to students who qualify as first generation college students, meet financial guidelines, and/or are students with disabilities?
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of two PSU campuses which offers Student Success Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Program services include but are not limited to academic advising, math and writing tutoring, a textbook resource program, financial aid assistance, career counseling, academic, cultural and social activities, and campus transitioning.
If you have high school seniors who may benefit from applying to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus dedicated to student success, please contact the admissions office at 570-675-9238 and speak with an admissions counselor. For more information on the program, visit the Wilkes-Barre Student Support Services Page.
Employment Opportunity for Students not interested in College
This is a union position. May be the perfect match for you or someone you know.
Financial Aid Information
10.2.2023 Financial Aid Information
Greetings from PHEAA’s Pennsylvania School Services!
HAPPY FALL!!! Lots of good information included here for your reading pleasure. PHEAA News:
- Please share our resources page to educate parents and students about financial aid opportunities. They can watch PHEAA’s “how to” videos, access publications, and find other financial aid information. These resources are designed to provide information on the entire financial aid process, including FAFSA® completion.
- Federal Student Aid (FSA) has announced the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be released until December 2023. Please discuss with your Access Partner how that might impact your FAFSA Completion Sessions this fall.
- Please remind students and contributors (biological or adopted parent, student’s spouse, spouse of a parent) who are required to provide information on the FAFSA form to do so prior to attending a FAFSA Completion Event. Because an identity match is required, we recommend that students and families create their IDs at least 2-4 days prior to completing the FAFSA. A verified email address will be required to establish an account. Contributors without an SSN or ITIN will be able to create an FSA ID using a knowledge-based identify verification process. Here is a video about how to create an FSA ID and some additional resources on how to create an FSA ID.
- The 2024-25 FAFSA will use income tax information from 2022.
- Students will be able to list up to 20 colleges on their online FAFSA form and 10 colleges on the FAFSA PDF.
PA Forward Student Loans
The new senior class is beginning to make their postsecondary plans, including how to pay for it. Please remember our PA state residents have a great opportunity with the PHEAA PA Forward Student Loan Program, which has competitive interest rates, as well as benefits to help families afford their education. Visit pheaa.org/PAForward for more information.
Big Changes to the FAFSA are Coming: How It Can Affect Your College Aid
The FAFSA is being revamped for the first time in 40 years. The changes are a result of the FAFA Simplification Act. Some of the most noteworthy changes include:
- replacing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the Student Aid Index (SAI)
- expanding federal Pell Grant eligibility
- automatically importing federal income tax data from the IRS
Financial Aid Night At CHS
Financial Aid Night will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 5pm in the high school auditorium. This is an important presentation in the process of applying for financial aid for college. At least one guardian/parent and student should attend. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INFORMATION SESSION.
Do not wait until the last minute to figure this out.
FAFSA Delayed: Federal Student Aid (FSA) has announced the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be released until December 2023.
SAT AND ACT TESTING DATES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES
DATE TEST GRADE
AUGUST 26, 2023 SAT 11TH AND 12TH
OCTOBER PSAT/NMSQT 10TH AND 11TH
OCTOBER 28, 2023 ACT 10th 11TH, 12th
NOVEMBER 4, 2023 SAT 11TH AND 12TH
DECEMBER 4-15, 2023 KEYSTONE WINTER WAVE 1 10TH AND 11TH
JANUARY 3-17, 2024 KEYSTONE WINTER WAVE 2 10TH AND 11TH
JANUARY 18, 2024 ASVAB 10TH, 11TH, 12TH
MARCH ?????? SAT ONLINE 11TH AND 12TH
APRIL 13, 2024 ACT 11TH AND 12TH
APRIL 22-26, 2024 PSSA ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 7th AND 8th
APRIL 29-MAY 3, 2024 PSSA MATH 7thAND 8TH
APRIL 29-MAY 3, 2024 PSSA SCIENCE 8TH
MAY 6-10, 2024 PSSA MAKE-UPS 7TH AND 8TH
MAY 6-17, 2024 AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 11TH AND 12TH
May 13-24, 2024 KEYSTONE SPRING 10TH AND 11TH
JUNE ???? SAT ONLINE 11TH AND 12TH
JUNE 8, 2024 ACT 11TH AND 12TH