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December 15th, 2016

Counseling Office and College/Career Center News

A sample of the new announcements from our “Counseling and College/Career Center” website is listed below. For more information and a complete list of resources, follow this link: http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling)

HAPPY WISHES TO ALL FOR A WONDERFUL WINTER VACATION BREAK! After the break, the counseling office is back open for business on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


  • Course Drops - Forms are available in the counseling office.
  • Clean Drops are through 1/18/17 (Wednesday).
  • WP/WF drops are through 2/24/17 (Friday).
  • Late Drops after 2/24/17 will receive an ‘F’ on transcript.
  • Adds - Second semester course additions must be completed before the semester begins, see your counselor.
Click here for expanded details of the Fairview schedule change philosophy.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR 17-18: Fairview High School students are invited to attend a field trip tour of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center on January 25 at 11:50-3:00 with FHS staff. Students interested in participating need parents or guardians to sign them up on the link. Scroll down to the FHS time spot on this site to register. Bus transportation is available.

The CTE offers tuition free courses to BVSD students during their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. CTE programs give students an advantage in preparing for college & career. See your FHS counselor for info. Some CTE students can be eligible to earn high school and college credits at the same time, by concurrent enrollment or articulation agreements with local community colleges! CTE programs at the Arapahoe Campus include: Auto Collision Repair, Auto Technician, Welding, Web and Gaming/Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice/Forensic Technology, Career Digital Arts, Medical Science, Esthetician, Hairstyling, Nail Technician. Parents and guardians are invited to come back with their students to attend the Arapahoe Campus Showcase Night on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder to tour our CTE Programs. See a video of CTE here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2tHsiAlFg8, or visit the CTE website.

During the school year, transportation is provided from the BVSD high schools to the CTE Center at Arapahoe Campus.

MIDYEAR TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORMS: The forms for sending midyear transcripts to schools that require them, will be available in late January, in the counseling office.<,/p>

COUNSELING WEBSITE DETAILS: (Tab 1) Have you ever hovered over the red banner at the top of the counseling page? The latest research from our College & Career Center team can found on the webpages. This week explore the “About Counseling” menu (1st tab) for a detailed breakdown of information on counseling services, staff, the College & Career Center (CCC), school year timeline, the talented and gifted program, Infinite Campus, Naviance and new family tips.

ARE YOU FILLING OUT THE FAFSA SOON? See the video How to fill out the FAFSA, and get information on the CSS profile here. Specific scholarships are listed on our pages as well: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/paying-for-college/scholarships.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT NETWORK PRESENTATION: “Screenagers Documentary” presentation is Monday, 1/09/2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Monarch High, 329 Campus Dr., Louisville. View the complete PEN schedule of events here.

SENIORS AND PARENTS: Visit your FHS counselors on Thursday during CAT 11:05-11:45a, in the CCC for one-to-one help with college applications. You may still have questions about the college application process. Please refer to the very detailed article on our website titled, Applying to College. See an information summary of Common App, Coalition app and direct apps here. For choosing and comparing colleges, go to our researching and comparing colleges page.

VISIT THE FHS COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER (CCC): For more help with scholarships, internships, study abroad, summer programs, travel programs, jobs, and alternatives to college; visit with our awesome volunteer team in the CCC during school hours, or email Carol Diebel at [email protected] for an appointment.

TESTS: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Exams and TEST PREP: General information about the nature and recommended timing for taking these tests is listed in articles on our website. In addition, specific information and links are included for ACT testing dates and registration, SAT and SAT Subject Exam dates and registration, Test-Prep information and Resources. See “Applying for College” and “Test Information” under the College Application tab at http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling.

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO FAIRVIEW THIS YEAR: (ON-CAMPUS at Fairview!!!) College representative visits at Fairview continue throughout the year. Most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center, in the Counseling Office. Junior and Senior students can attend during a class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers. Sophomore and Freshmen students may attend only during free class periods. Coming to these visits will help students become more familiar with the variety of campuses and allow them to meet with reps who will be reading their applications. The college rep visit calendar is posted on our website. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email about when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.

Please visit our website ( http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling ) and spend time getting to know the variety and depth of information that has been provided for you. We would enjoy receiving your feedback by responding to: [email protected] or calling 720-561-5860.

Holiday Choir Concert.....TONIGHT!

7:00 p.m.
FHS auditorium

Silent auction at 6:00 p.m. "on the bricks"

The performance will feature Festival, Enchantment, Madrigals, Age of Guinevere, Excalibur and Mass Choir.

Tickets and information can be found at www.fairviewhs.tix.com

Winter Ball

Hey Parents !

Senior Women's club will be holding our Winter Ball (money raised goes to MESA)
on February 25th from 8-11 at Fairview High School.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us make this happen. If you are available to volunteer for this night, please email me at [email protected]. We're happy to set up shifts if you can't attend the whole evening. As an incentive, Senior Women's club will be baking goods for a dessert bar.

Thank you in advance!
Andrea Staehelin

Swim Team Announcement

LAUREN SAMPL has been hired as the new HEAD COACH for the boy’s swim team!!!

Lauren has served as an assistant coach at Fairview for the past 5 years, and is ready to take on this leadership position. We are so excited to see what new ideas and talents she will bring to the team!

There will be an important meeting, Dec 15th at 6:00-7:00 in the Fairview Cafeteria, for all students interested in swimming and/or diving. We will discuss pre-season, the spring break training trip, attire, fundraising and more! Please be there!

PEN (Parent Engagement Network) NEWs:

The recently released and well received film, SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. A MUST SEE for families! Visit PEN's website at www.penbv.org/events for the most current listings and to get tickets. Film screenings will be shown with Spanish subtitles and include facilitated discussion afterward.

Scheduled showings in the new year are:
Monarch High - January 9th
Southern Hills Middle - January 12th
Platt Middle School - January 30th
Dawson Middle School - February 1st

The Holiday Gift That keeps on Giving

Each year for the holidays, everyone searches to find that one gift to give someone that they will use and appreciate for many years, that is the right size and color. In addition, everyone tries to make New Year’s resolutions that will help them and that they can continue for years to come.

We have that PERFECT GIFT and that PERFECT New Year’s resolution for you to give to your kids AND yourself. It’s the gift of credit union membership. The benefit s will last you a lifetime.

Historically, credit unions are known to offer low-cost financial services and receive the highest customer satisfaction from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are locally owned, and savings accounts are federally insured up to $250,000 by NCUA which is backed by the federal government.

Premier Members Credit Union (PMCU) is no exception. PMCU provides a full selection of financial products and services at a lower overall cost than you’ll find elsewhere. In addition, members enjoy the largest number of ATMs and Shared Branches in all 50 states, unparalleled by even the largest national banks.

Don’t wait any longer. Discover the credit union difference and get on the road to savings every day. For more information and incentives to join, visit www.pmcu.org or contact our school liaison Steve Carr at 303/657-7558 or [email protected].


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