It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your family to the 2017-2018 school year as a Junior High student at FJSHS. We have made big changes here to make sure your day goes well. The junior high will find their classes (except Science and Health) on the first floor of the building. We have been preparing for the opening of school and are excited to see you here.
Student success is our primary goal and we are working closely with the faculty to offer you an exciting year of achievement and learning!
Schedules are set! We follow board policy on schedule changes. Changes should be rare. Please be sure to have your copy of your schedule the first day of school. There is a process for requesting changes and a form to complete. These are available in the Counseling Office. Please follow your schedule you were given the first day, as we will not be taking requests for changes until we are sure everyone is in the classes they are assigned. Then stop by and pick up a form from Mrs. Ireland, and we will see if a schedule change is necessary based on the board policy guidelines. We also ask that you not share your locker combination. Mrs. Root spent a lot of time re setting the combinations and assigning new lockers. You are the only one who should know your combination. We also ask that you do not share lockers as they are pretty small!
The Counselors, Administrators, Faculty and Staff will be here to greet you and make sure your school year gets started off well. Please feel free to ask us for any information you may need to make your start go smoothly!
We welcome the new 7th graders and promise we will help you with your transition to Junior High. There will be students and faculty to greet you and help you with your lockers. We will also conduct several tours to make sure you know where everything is in our building!
Some reasons you may want to contact me:
• Academic skills support
• Career preparation
• School adjustment issues
• Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
• Organizational, study and test-taking skills
• Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems
• Divorce, separation and family changes
• Experiencing loss, death and grief
• Substance abuse awareness
• Multicultural/diversity awareness
• School-based and community resources information or referrals
It is great to be a REDMEN!
Mrs. Teresa Vogel, Junior High School
Kristen Soldner-Mehringer, 9th & 10th Grade School Counselor,
All SOPHOMORE students will be traveling to Sentinel Vocational Center this Friday, January 20th! This will be a great opportunity for our students to check out any vocational programs they may be interested in! All students will be called down at 10:15am for an early lunch and will board buses at 11am. We will return to FJSHS at 2:20pm. Please contact Mrs. Soldner-Mehringer with any questions!
Sommer Reed, 11th&12th Grade School Counselor
I want to welcome all students and parents to the 2016-2017 school year. I have returned to Fostoria for my seventh year of school counseling and am very excited to have the opportunity to work with juniors and seniors this year. I am available to every student who wishes to discuss matters such as career planning, educational planning, college planning, and personal and social development issues. I will be hosting workshops in success to help juniors and seniors become career and college ready. A tentative schedule and list of important dates and events can be found below (please note this is subject to change). I also encourage parents and students to follow our Facebook page to keep up to date on scholarship opportunities and school events.
Ohio College Application Month- 2 Year College Application Senior Session- 11/29/16 in Success
Scholarship Search Tools Workshop for Seniors- 12/6/16 in Success
ACT Test Registration Workshop- 1/10/17
February 11th ACT Test Registration Deadline- 1/13/17 (students who register after this date, will be charged a late fee. Registrations will not be accepted after 1/20).
Creating Your Choice School List Junior Session-1/24/17
ACT Test Registration Workshop- 2/22/2017
April 8th ACT Registration Deadline- 3/3/17 (students who register after this date will be charged a later fee. Registrations will not be accepted after 3/17).
Are you staying in the know? Follow the school counseling Facebook page to stay up to date with scholarship opportunities. Local and national scholarships will be posted on Facebook with links to applications and more information. Looking for a hard-copy scholarship application? These can be found in the scholarship book in Mrs. Ireland’s office.