Monthly Update

COUNSELOR’S CORNER -- February 2018

High School Guidance
By Sarah Roper, Counselor
Jennifer Conrad, Guidance Assistant


Evergreen High School’s Eighth Grade Student/Parent Orientation Night will be Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Evergreen High School gymnasium. 

During the meeting all registration materials for attending Evergreen High School will be handed-out and reviewed. This meeting is very important in order for students to create their ninth grade schedule as well as their four-year high school educational plan. We will also be reviewing block scheduling and graduation requirements. It is very important that all eighth grade students and their parent(s) attend this meeting on February 12, 2018.


Parents are encouraged to view their child’s grades in Power School prior to parent-teacher conferences.  PowerSchool grades are updated each Wednesday. Conferences will be conducted at the high school on Monday, February 12 from 3-5 pm. No appointment is necessary. Parents are encouraged to meet with all of their child’s teachers to discuss their child’s academic progress. A comment will be made by teachers in PowerSchool if they are specifically requesting a parent to come in for a conference. 


High School Students -- The scheduling process for the 2018-2019 school year is beginning. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will receive their course descriptions and scheduling materials by January 30. After students meet with Mrs. Roper and receive their scheduling materials, students will be asked to discuss their course selections with their parents and follow these directions:

   Schedule Building Checklist

  • Fill out the course request form completely and get the required teacher/parent signatures.
  • Enter the course request information online from your PowerSchool Student Access portal.
    • You must enter the courses that were marked and approved by parents and teachers on your course request form.
    • Click on the class registration icon, on the left side of the page.
    • Your required classes and the elective alternatives have a ! and you must select courses from those categories.
    • If you need to make up a course you have failed, those courses are listed in the Make Up Courses section.
  • Select elective classes to fill in the remaining 8 schedule slots.
    • Remember that some classes are 2 credits and therefore fill 2 slots. Band requires you to check Band A and Band B.Choir requires you to check Choir A and Choir B.Band + Choir requires you to check the 4 boxes for Choir/Band. AP Calculus requires you to check AP Calculus A and B.Work Release, if available, takes up one slot even though no credit is earned, seniors may select this twice.
    • Only sign up for the classes online that you previously selected and that are circled on your signed course request sheet. Mrs. Roper will be checking to make sure that you signed up online for the courses that you marked on your signed course request sheet.
  • You know you are finished when you do not have any red exclamation points and then clickSUBMIT.
  • Turn your signed course request form in to the guidance office.
    • You will not be able to make any further changes to your course requests after the course request form is turned in.

---  If you do not have access to the internet, please see Mrs. Roper.

---  If you have problems with this process please see Mrs. Roper.


Students Interested In Attending Four County Career Center -- Any sophomore wishing to attend Four County Career Center, for the 18-19 school year, should apply online as soon as possible.  Online applications can be found on the Four County Career Center website:  Make sure to apply for the 18-19 school year.  This link will be found on the mail Four County Career Center page.


Upcoming ACT Test -- All juniors will take the college entrance exam, ACT, at no cost on March 1, 2018, at Evergreen High School.  A remediation free score on the ACT is another pathway to meet graduation requirements if the18 End-of-Course Exam points are not earned.

If college-bound juniors want to take the ACT test additional times this year to try to improve their score, the test will be given on April 14, June 19, and July 14, 2018. The test will be administered at various local high schools and colleges. Interested students should stop by the counseling office for registration materials and a study guide. Students may register at: Students need to include the Evergreen High School code of 363380 when they register. Check the registration materials for deadlines and details.  ACT is now requiring that students upload a photo of themselves to the registration website and also provide a photo identification card when they arrive at the test center.  Many colleges also require ACT scores be sent directly to the college from ACT.  If students know what colleges they may want to apply to, they should request when registering that ACT send the scores directly to those colleges. This will save time and money later. Students, who do not have internet access, may pick up paper registration materials in the guidance office.


CPR Training – All seniors will receive CPR training on the morning of March 1, 2018. This is a new State of Ohio graduation requirement. More information will be announced soon. Please mark your calendars with this important date.

Check Out the Web -- Families with internet access should check out the Evergreen High School web site for lots of guidance information. Go to the High School link and follow the directions to the guidance office.

College Financial Aid -- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  (www. is a great resource for financial aid information. The services included on this web site have been cleared by the financial aid community, and should be legitimate sources of correct information.

Information regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available in the counseling office. This form is required for any student receiving any type of financial aid for college. The FAFSA may be submitted one of two ways: either directly online at or by downloading and printing the PDF version and mailing it in for processing. Make sure you are completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Completing the online version is highly recommended.

Scholarship Opportunities -- Seniors who are college bound should continue to visit the guidance office to gather information regarding scholarships and financial aid. Scholarship lists are also posted on the District’s website at  Go to the High School link and follow the link to the guidance office and then scholarships. New scholarships arrive daily. When the student sees a scholarship he/she would like to apply for the link may be directly available on the scholarship list or the student may need to come to the guidance office and get the scholarship application from the scholarship box.  The web site is a great resource for locating scholarship additional opportunities.


Mrs. Roper can be reached through the following ways:
Twitter & Instagram: @sroperVikings
Phone: 419-644-2951 ext 1109
Schedule an appointment:
Remind 101 App: gr9=@9thgradevi, gr10=@bkg62d, gr11=@11thgradev, gr12=@83a36c


Hannah Herr has been accepted to Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI).

Grace Bryson has been accepted to the University of Minnesota.

Hannah Prentiss has been accepted to the University of Toledo.

Kaitlin Rice has been accepted to the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and Siena Heights University.

Noah Kreuz has been accepted to the University of Toledo where he is the recipient of a scholarship totaling $20,000 over four years.