High School Counselor Grades 9-12: Chrissy Kafkalas

Address: Jenkintown High School, 325 Highland Ave., Jenkintown, PA 19044

Email: kafkalac@jenkintown.org    |  Telephone: (215) 884-1801 x 214  |  Fax: (215) 886-2283

College Board School Code/CEEB Code: 391920

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JENKINTOWN SPECIFIC GUIDANCE EVENTS/INFORMATION:  
  • Click HERE for the Guidance Calendar of Events 
    • Jenkintown Parents and Former Grads:  Help us gather Dual Enrollment data.  Guidance would like to know if your child was able to transfer their MCCC Dual Enrollment Credits to the college they are attending.  Please fill out the Dual Enrollment Participation Survey for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Graduates: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AVUak2o0FbP31CYg6i5fpHizhAgESYdmRF-JNA6toDc/viewform.  To view our current MCCC Dual Enrollment College Credit Transfer Statistics, please click HERE

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

    • In partnership with the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce and Keystone First - Cracked Not Broken - The Kevin Hines Story - May 22, 2018 at 5pm at Montgomery County Community College - Blue Bell Campus.  Click HERE for more information.
       
    • Does your child have anxiety? The Temple Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic may be able to help. They provide cognitive behavioral therapy for children and teenagers ages 7-17 who are experiencing significant anxiety. Interested families should contact the clinic at 215-204-7165 or at info@childanxiety.org.  Click HERE to view the flyer. 
    • Grief Counseling through Safe Harbor:  http://www.abingtonhealth.org/services-specialties/childrens-health/resources/safe-harbor/#.VNt69ylYxC8   Safe Harbor, Abington-Jefferson Health’s program for grieving children, teens and their families.  Peer Support Groups are available as a possible resource for any student grieving the death of a family member.  The program is offered completely free of charge, with groups meeting on our Willow Grove campus for 1.5 hours on designated evenings, every other week.  Interested families call our office at 215-481-5983 to begin the intake process. 

      • Click HERE for the most recent newsletter.
      • Click HERE for the Safe Harbor Brochure
      • Click HERE for the Safe Harbor Family Information Packet for more information. 

     

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    PACAC Spring College Fairs

    Northeast Regional Fair at King’s College  (May 1, 2017) - please click here
    Northwest Regional Fair at Gannon University  (May 9, 2017) - please click here
    Main Line Regional Fair at Villanova University  (May 15, 2017) - please click here



    STUDENT RECOGNITION 2017-2018:
    Congratulations to SAMANTHA DIPASQUALE for receiving the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award.  She was awarded $1000 for her strong commitment to community service and her leadership abilities in school activities.  Congrats Mikayla.

    Congratulations to CASSIE LYNCH for being selected to receive Widener University and NBC10 High School Leadership Award – a $20,000 scholarship to Widener University over four years as an undergraduate.  This awards program is designed to recognize high school students in the region, like Cassie, who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change. With this award, the Widener University High School Leadership Awards Committee recognizes Cassie's ability to demonstrate courage by standing up for what is right, finding a way to address a wrong, or making a difference in a significant way. 

    Congratulations to Yusra Ali and Maya Posecznick for being invited to participate in the 2018 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Leadership Seminar as the Jenkintown’s HOBY Ambassadors.  This event is acknowledged worldwide for its excellence in leadership training.  HOBY is recognized by many Pennsylvania colleges with scholarship offers solely for HOBY Seminar attendees. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a dynamic, interactive educational program designed to prepare our country’s youth to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.  The organization strives to motivate and empower high school sophomores to make positive difference within our global society through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership.  Outstanding sophomore students who attend the seminars interact with leaders in business, government, education, media and non-profits; they get a realistic look at our nation, its people, and their role within the world community.  HOBY provides lifelong leadership development opportunities that inspire individuals to achieve their highest potential.  


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