Mrs. Jessica Watson

Mrs. Jessica Watson is the CHS School Counselor for grades 7-12.

Mrs. Watson can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 320 or email jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us

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
  • NTCC

Mrs. May can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 339 or email jmay@canton.k12.pa.us

CHS Testing: 

SAT's are at CHS on
Test Date                                 Registration Date                     Late Fee Registration  November 5, 2022               October 7, 2022                         October 25, 2022

March 11, 2023                      February 10, 2023                    February 28, 2023

(pay attention to deadlines and late fees!)

PSAT's: October 12, 2022 Room 123 Sign ups will be in the guidance office.

ACT's: June 10, 2023 at CHS

ACT College and Career Readiness Workshop:
Join ACT for a free virtual event Saturday, September 24, 2022 to learn from experts how to confidently navigate the college admissions process. act.org/myjourney

22-23 School testing schedule
https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Testing-Schedule.pdf

Job Shadowing Opportunity

Leffler Family Services is offering an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to experience funeral service firsthand.

If you are a caring, compassionate, and creative person, a career in funeral service may be right for you.

Some of the qualities a funeral director will possess include the following: empathy, superb listening communication skills, creativity, dedication to others, courage under stress, reliability, dependability.

Funeral service offers a stable, rewarding career, where you will make a difference in the lives of the families you serve. The balance of science, business, and technology within the field, keep the position engaging. You will experience involvement with transfers, arrangements, cremations, and day to day tasks.

If you are interested in shadowing at one of our 9 locations, please reach out to me with any questions, or to discuss your options and schedule a meeting.

Brian Leffler
Owner & President
570-760-6716
BLeffler@TributesofLife.com

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER https://www.ntccschool.org
GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA

GED classes may be held locally.  Contact Bradford County Action for more information @ 570-265-4434
This GED study guide is completely free.

COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS
PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

APPLYING TO COLLEGE

College and Military Visits to CHS
School Year 2022-2023
Please stop in the Guidance Office for a pass 
All meetings will take place in the Distance Learning Room in the Library unless otherwise announced.

College/University/Military/Post-Secondary Education

Fall 2023

Elmira College @ 9:45am on Tuesday, September 13 in Room 123 with Taylor S.

USA Marines @ lunch table 10:45-1pm on Friday, September 16 Cafe Lobby

PCT @ 9:45am on Tuesday, September 27 in Room 123 with Brad Walter

CCC @ 10:00am on Monday, October 3 in Room 123 with Dakota Skinner

Unv. Of Pitt @Bradford @9:45 am on Tuesday, October 4 in Room 123 with Bill O'Connell

SSG McGhee @ US Army @ 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 4 in Room 123

US NAVY @ 10:45-1:00pm on Thursday, October 6 Lunch Table

Lycoming College @9:45am on Tuesday, October 11 in Room 123 with K. Hooker

Lackawanna College @1pm on Tuesday, October 11 with Denise Bump

Penn State Wilkes @9:45am on Tuesday, October 18 in Room 123 with Alex Ellsworth

Commonwealth Colleges (Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield) @1pm on Tuesday, October 18 in Room 123 with Trey Gibson

ASVAB Testing (Military) 8am on Thursday, October 20 in multiple rooms

IUP @9:45am on Tuesday, October 25 in Room 123 with Laneka Hainesworth

National Guard Lunch Table Visits: Sgt. Jon Kleiner 570-706-5325
September 26, 2022 @ 10:45am-1pm
October 31, 2022 @ 10:45-1pm
November 21, 2022 @ 10:45-1pm
December 19, 2022 @ 10:45-1pm

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve Contact
GMC Jonathan Gracia
USCG Recruiting Office
183 Franklin Mills Blvd
Philadephia PA 19154
Office: 1-215-632-0568
Cell: 1-267-249-6333

STUDENTS THAT ARE JUNIORS AND SENIORS INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR THE UTILITY COMPANY READ BELOW.

FirstEnergy’s Power System Institute (PSI) is beginning their selection process for the 2023 enrollment.  This two-year college program combines academics and hands-on training to prepare students for a career in the electric utility industry.

Prospective educators/students can contact me to learn more about our program and get invited to our fall information sessions on Tuesday, November 8 in Erie or Saturday, November 12 in Johnstown.  During this session, we will provide more details about FirstEnergy’s PSI program, and describe the skills, abilities and attitude needed for the line worker or substation electrician professions.  Parents are encouraged to view this presentation with their son/daughter.

Students can visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com/psi and choose the “Get Invited” link to receive an invitation to our fall information session.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to talking with you soon.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PSI-Factsheet-Generic_2023.pdf

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PennHighlands-PSI-flyer_2023-fall.pdf

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PennHighlands_ERIE-PSI-flyer_2023-fall.pd

Kelly Curry
Assistant Workforce Development Representative
cell: 330-703-7278
kcurry@firstenergycorp.com
5404 Evans Rd. Erie, PA 16509 | mailstop: A-ERIE

Employment opportunities:

9/1/2022 Bradford County Office of Election & Voter Services is looking for 17 year old students who would be interested in working the voting polls during voting times. If you work the entire day the pay is $120.00, half day $60.00. Please stop in the guidance office for an application if you would be interested and get an application. This is on a first come first served basis.

GREAT LINKS:
ATTN: 2022 Graduating Students (dual enrollment credit)

If your senior took dual-enrollment credits at CHS through Lackawanna College and/or Keystone College, then your student must request that his/her transcripts be sent from these colleges to the university/college that he/she is attending. On each college’s website, there is usually a form to fill out as well as a fee ($5-$10) to pay. Please make sure that you have paid the credit fees at these colleges but wait to request transcripts until the middle of June to ensure that all grades have been reported. Once these transcripts are sent, your student should receive those credits at his/her college so that he/she does not have to take those classes, and/or the credits may count as electives. Here are the website links:

Keystone College:
https://www.keystone.edu/registrar/request-a-transcript/

Lackawanna College:
https://www.lackawanna.edu/academics/dual-enrollment/

Thanks for encouraging your student to take dual-enrollment classes, as this is a challenging yet cheaper way to achieve a goal!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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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.  If the need arises, you can get a referral form from the right here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF_2u-hYFh0sreQMIuKS8raTM7egrbojkGVXNQJ6dsCiDVGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

All you have to do is print it out, fill it out, and mail it or drop it off to Jessica Watson at the high school.

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:

  • Jessica Watson (Coordinator and High School Counselor)
  • Don Cron (Dean of Students and Science Teacher)
  • Casey Aylesworth (Science Teacher)
  • Lisa Cole (Social Studies Teacher)
  • Pam Larcom (Math Teacher) 
  • Lucas Bailey (Math Teacher)
  • Jen Martin (Health Room Assistant)
  • Maria LaFleur (Bradford County Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Liaison)
  • David Loomis (School Psychologist)
MILITARY

INTENTIONALLY BLANK

Financial Aid Information Available

Financial Aid Workshop that will be taking place at the Sayre Public Library on October 22ndhttps://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Financial-Aid.pdf

PA Student Financial Aid 101
September 6th, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:30
Save the date for PHEAA’s live virtual training and Q&A session, PA Student Financial Aid 101, brought to you by PSAYDN!

PHEAA’s Financial Aid presentations are all inclusive and provide the necessary information to prepare a student or adult to apply for aid and scholarships, including the FAFSA and the PA Grant Programs. This training is perfect for high school students preparing for college, guidance counselors, educators, or parents that assist students in the application process.  To secure your spot and receive the link to this virtual webinar, please email PSAYDN’s Alison Shughart at ashughart@csc.csiu.org.

Alison Shughart
OST Professional Learning and Instruction Coordinator
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)

Center for Schools and Communities

mailto:ashughart@csiu.org

717-763-1661 ext. 108

 

Learn about education loans – which loan is right for me

Financial Aid Timeline – know what to do when

CHS Testing Schedule 22-23
 

NCAA INFORMATION

The Division I and Division II quick reference sheets have been updated to include the redesigned SAT concordance in the sliding scale. As you assist students and families, use these documents to help them better understand the required academic standards their student must meet. The “Division I Academic Requirements” and “Division II Academic Requirements” documents are both found on our Want to Play College Sports webpage under "Initial-Eligibility Toolkit," and on the High School Portal’s Resources Page under “Important New Rules.” Please feel free to download them (below) and share with your college-bound student-athletes and their families.

Division I Academic Requirements
Division II Academic Requirements

Student-Athlete Profile Account
When the NCAA Eligibility Center redesigned its registration website at www.eligibilitycenter.org , one of the most significant enhancements was the creation of the profile account.  The profile account gives college-bound student-athletes the opportunity to make the best decision about their college choices earlier in their high school careers. Students may now choose from the traditional certification account for those wanting to attend and compete at Division I and II schools, or a free profile account for those attending Division III schools and students who are not yet sure at what school they want to attend and compete.

Registration for a profile account is free and easy. Students should expect 10 to 20 minutes to complete a profile account. Also, if a student with a profile account decides to compete at the Division I or II level, they can easily transition their profile account to a certification account. (A registration fee of $80 (domestic/Canada) or $135 (international) is required to begin the certification process.) Please encourage your freshmen student-athletes to register for a free profile account. 

High School Transcript Upload

To date, over 18,000 high schools have used the transcript upload feature available through the High School Portal to send more than 897,000 transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

We encourage you to continue using the upload feature for all preliminary and final transcripts for your students, as it significantly reduces processing time for student accounts. As a reminder, only transcripts in a PDF file format may be uploaded through the High School Portal. Any other document types will not be reviewed and could potentially hold up a student's evaluation. Also, when students register with the Eligibility Center, the student must accept the terms and conditions, which provides broad permission for all schools to share official high school transcripts and academic records with the Eligibility Center. Please click  here to access a video tutorial on how to upload transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

Test Score Submission

For a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.

Note: If a student took the SAT prior to or during March 2016 and then takes the current (redesigned SAT), the Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the pre-March 2016 version and the current (redesigned) SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. The Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the current SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the previous SAT version (March 2016 and earlier), a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test.

Please refer to the Division I and Division II Academic Requirements Brochures above, to help your students determine the core-course grade point average needed that meets their SAT or ACT sum score.

Free NCAA/NFHS Partnership Initial-Eligibility Online Course

The NCAA Eligibility Center, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has updated the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Course available through nfhslearn.com Counselors and coaches can visit NFHSLearn.com  and complete the FREE initial-eligibility course. This interactive course familiarizes viewers with Division I and II academic requirements, as well as the Eligibility Center’s registration and certification processes required for college-bound student-athletes. It’s a great tool for you and your colleagues. Please pass it on!

CURRENT NEWS

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.

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