Counseling Weekly 09.20.22

New: Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the Fall 2022 Parent/Guardian Night Last Week! 

You can view the resources on the Counseling Webpage:

  • Recording of the Panel Presentation, Beyond the Transcript: Why Equity Matters at Peak to Peak and in College Admissions on the Counseling Homepage
  • Navigating Senior Year, College Admissions, and Financial Aid including the Financial Aid Presentation on the Senior Class Page
  • Final Countdown: The Changing College Admissions Landscape on the Junior Class Page
  • Be Ahead of the Game on All Things College-Prep on the Sophomore Class Page
  • The Roadmap to a Successful High School Experience on the Freshman Class Page 

College Day Updates and Reminders for College Day on Wednesday, September 28



  • All students are expected to attend the entirety of College Day.
  • College Day is a normal school day with classes taking place from 7:55 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. for all students.
  • Lunch will happen as per usual at its normal time (12:45-1:30). 


  • As of today all 10th-12 Grade Students should have selected their individual schedules via Naviance.
  • Ms. HF will be going through Naviance to be sure students registered only for one session during each period and signed up for each period!
  • Students, it is your responsibility to know which classroom you will be in during each of the 6 sessions.
    • Hint: Naviance shows the room location! 

Cell phone use: Unless a representative asks you to use your cell phone, it is expected that cell phones are not being used. Please be respectful! 

What to Wear: Please either wear business casual clothing or college spirit wear (shirts with college names on them). 

9th grade students- you will attend special 9th grade panels and activities.- Please be ready to participate (there will be prizes!). 

New: Topics for College Day Sessions only for Parents and Guardians Please register by Monday, September 26. 

  • 9:35 to 10:15: "Staying on the course for experienced (possibly wearying) parents” Presented by Laura Davis of Lafayette College. This expert presenter comes from a background of competitive college admissions (at both the graduate and undergraduate level) and is a parent who has gone through this process with two of her own students. Join this session if you are wondering how you can be “Digging deeper into the nuances to make the most of planning travel / a campus visit / interview opportunity; to support your student as they create the best version of their college applications; to play through the scenarios with deadlines -- is ED a good strategy? How about EA?”
  • 10:35 to 11:15 “Liberal Arts Mythbusting” Presented by Anna-Marie Fahmy from Muhlenberg College, Hillary Dickman from Colorado College, and Maya Slocum from Colgate College
  • 1:40 to 2:20 “Are you a Snowplow Parent? Empowering your Student in the College Search Process” Presented by Kylie Rigdon from the University of Tennessee, Anne-Browning Wilson of Mississippi-State, and Eli Jenkins of Gonzaga University

New: Peak Week Update

Thank you to all that are staying positive and optimistic on your Peak Week placement, recognizing this is something so much bigger than any individual. We ask that you avoid requesting changes to placements, and respect the integrity of our courses and leaders, as well as our placement process that resulted in 96% of students being placed in one of their top 4 preferences, and 100% of students getting placed in their top 6. Course placements are final. Please remember your full participation in Peak Week is a graduation requirement. If somehow you have not been notified of your placement, please let your counselor know. We look forward to seeing you in our courses and hope you enjoy this experiential week different from anything we have done.

College Visits 


Date of Visit

Time of Visit

Emory University

Wed September 21, 2022

10:25 AM

Gonzaga University

Thu September 22, 2022

8:45 AM

Hofstra University

Fri September 23, 2022

10:25 AM

IE University - Madrid

Fri September 23, 2022

10:25 AM

Centre College

Fri September 23, 2022

11:15 AM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fri September 23, 2022

12:05 PM


New: The Boulder County Youth Summit: Mental Health Matters will bring youth together to connect around a variety of mental health topics. These topics will include: Replacing Stigma with Help and Hope, Honoring our Joy: Queer Love Letter Writing, Youth Mental health & Nature, Healing, Activism & Resistance: How Racially Marginalized Youth Approach Healing, Arts and Conversations, Yoga and Meditation, How to Turn Anxiety into your Superpower Tools for Self-Care & Resiliency, and Building a community of support through places of connection and reducing isolation. This summit will build awareness around improving youth mental well-being. Anyone 12-24 years old in Boulder County is encouraged to attend. Prizes, incentives, and lunch will be provided to participants. If there are transportation issues we can provide a bus pass (please let us know in the registration form). This free event will happen Oct. 1st, 2022 from 9:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. at the UMC Ballroom at CU Boulder. 

Youth can scan the QR code on the attached flyers to register or go to this link:

Please contact Adilene at with any questions. 


NEW: Roadtrip Nation in Colorado!

Career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation is sending a team of young people to interview inspiring professionals throughout the state about how they’ve discovered a unique way to express themselves and found contentment in their careers, fueled by the Daniels Fund, Wend Collective, and Strada Education Network. 

For this opportunity, Roadtrip Nation will choose a team of individuals to travel throughout Colorado to interview people who have carved out unique and inspiring roles for themselves in the Centennial State. Filmed for the “Roadtrip Nation” public television series, this experience will showcase the stories of people who’ve built unique careers suited to their own interests and talents. The roadtrippers will gain invaluable advice as they look ahead and try to chart their own course. 

Applicants can apply at the following link by October 16, 2022:


New: Volunteer Opportunity:

We're seeking volunteers to help install a pollinator garden at The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, in partnership with our friends at the Butterfly Pavilion. This garden is a cornerstone of the emerging Coal Creek Pollinator District and will also provide safe engagement with nature for our elders.

Date/Time: October 8, 2022 from 9a-2p

Location: 550 Old Laramie Trail E, Lafayette, CO


We'll be prepping a 500-square-foot garden bed, plugging a few prairie dog holes, and planting 57 native plants, including shrubs, forbs and grasses. Then we'll mulch, water and call it a day!

Thanks for helping improve habitat along the creek and joining us in our vision to create healthy landscapes and ecosystems right where we live!

Casey Lyons


Friends of Coal Creek |

NEW: Community Service Opportunity for 9th graders in NJHS

 The Lutheran Church of Hope in Broomfield Oktoberfest committee is looking for volunteers to help work their kid's section on Friday, September 23rd from 5-9:00 pm and Saturday, September 24th, 11-8:00 pm. 

If you are interested please contact;

April Vialpando