RHS Guidance Department
The RHS Guidance Department presents its annual College Planning Night (exploring college options and understanding the admission process) in the HS Cafeteria in early October. The evening includes several different presentations facilitated by counselors, teachers, administrators and outside presenters. The Naviance software allows counselors to send all student documents including transcripts electronically to over 4000 colleges across the country. This is another step towards college.
The Director of Guidance, Charles Gassar, addressed the parents and students.
College Planning Night Photo Gallery
(October 6, 2015) It was standing room only at this year's annual COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT. Parents/guardians and students met in the cafeteria to listen to Ms. Bethany Multari, the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at St. Joseph's College and the evening's guest speaker. Ms. Multari spoke non-stop for 30 minutes -- expertly sharing information about: (1) How Applicants are Selected; (2) Programs and Majors; and (3) Financial Aid and Scholarships. Ms. Multari encouraged students to join a club, but to choose carefully and to show a commitment to the efforts of that particular club, job or interest. She also commented on the importance of the college essay, hitting the online submit button, and being sure to check the name and the address on the letters.
"It's important," Ms. Multari suggested, "that you not go on and on about how great SUNY Stony Brook is if your letter has been sent to me at St. Joseph's."
The rest of the evening was dedicated to Mini Presentations.
There was time to attend three mini presentations.
Mini presentation topics included:
(1) Marketing the Student Athlete: The NCAA Maze
(Guidance Counselor Suzanne Maurino);
(2) The Importance of the College Essay
(English Teacher Michelle Strobel);
(3) College Scholarship opportunities
(Guidance Counselor Anastasia Cobis);
(4) Preparing for Music Auditions and Art Portfolios
(Assistant Principal Sean O'Hara);
(5) Transition Planning and College Options for Special Ed. Students (Transition Coordinator Elva Beyer and SCCC Counselor of Disability Services Sandra Gattuso);
(6) Job Shadowing and Internship Opportunities (RMS Counselor and Certified School-to-Work Coordinator Christine Morris);
(7) College Application Questions and Answers (Guidance Counselors Craig Korobow, Christopher Martin and Christy Salerno).