Counseling Department Podcasts
A continuing conversation on everything counseling related at CDH. Our students. Our families. Our school. Our goal is to stay connected and to keep you informed.
Created by the CDH Counseling Department
College Costs What? A Look at College Financial Aid for Your Family
October 25, 2019
Joan O'Connell hosts Cheryl Dooley from Hamline University. Cheryl is the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Hamline. She manages the financial aid counseling, advising, and awarding process for new undergraduate students. She serves on the university's Early Alert Committee, Student Orientation Advisory Committee, Book Store Advisory Committee and is a campus colleague.
This episode will cover everything you will need to know about the process of college financial aid.
2019-20 Senior Application and Admission Process
September 6, 2019
This episode is a detailed look at the specifics of what the senior process of application will need to look like. Joan O'Connell and Leslie Connelly layout the information on current application trends, 2019 CDH data, tips for successful outcomes, important dates and deadlines, overview of the Common Application, changes to the U of M Twin Cities application among other topics. There is a lot of information covered which will assist in the journey.
Junior College Planning Information
February 25, 2019
This episode will recap the Junior College Planning Info night that was held in January. Joan O'Connell and Leslie Connelly provide an in-depth look at the process for Juniors and lay out the most efficient path for your college application journey.
Also, please remember to sign up for your family junior planning meeting with your designated college counselor. Look for the Sign Up Genius email from Mrs. Connie Reding.
Registration Part 2: English 12 Writing Studio and CIS Human Anatomy and Physiology
February 25, 2019
This episode is an addition to last year's podcast focusing on registration. First, we focus on CIS English 12-Writing Studio in a conversation with Mr. Hugh Hawkins. The second conversation is a focus on CIS Human Anatomy and Physiology where Ms. Ann Marie Froehle breaks down the University of Minnesota science class.
Both classes can be taken for college credit through the University of Minnesota for a fee of $145 per class. Both will award four general elective credits from the U of M. In addition to these two CIS classes, we also offer CIS Physics By Inquiry discussed in last year's podcast.
The University of Minnesota College in the Schools (CIS) program is described in full on page 10 of the curriculum guide and more information can be found here.
Understanding and Using the PreACT Results for 9th and 10th Grades
December 7, 2018
This episode will focus on the actual PreACT results summary. What do the results mean for my student? What specifically should I look at? What can be done if the result is not favorable? Where do we go from here?
This episode will go into detail for the PreACT on Composite scores, Subtest Scores, STEM Scores, Predictive Ranges, College Readiness Benchmarks and National Percentile scoring.
Meet Your CDH Counseling Team
November 16, 2018
This episode is a quick introduction to the CDH Counseling Team. Who is your student's counselor? What is the difference between a school counselor and college counselor? What does a registrar do?
All-School Testing Overview - The PreACT and the PSAT
September 28, 2018
This episode will give a brief overview of the testing day for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Why we take the tests, what our goals and expected outcomes are, and how to view the results. The 9th and 10th grades will take the PreACT and the 11th grade will take the PSAT.
The Comparison Culture
September 19, 2018
The latest episode takes a quick look at teen social media use and the concerns that surround it. New statistics focus on how much, what and why. What is really going on in the world of social media and why is it such a big deal? We look at common triggers for kids. We look at what is going on in the teen brain and the connection to social media. Finally we provide some insight into what parents can do to support and guide their kids.
PFP - The CDH Peer Mentoring Program
September 7, 2018
This episode breaks down the history of and details for the CDH PFP program. A brief introduction to the program followed by interviews with the new leaders, Mr. Hawkins and Mrs. Shead as well as a discussion with three current 2018-19 senior PFP leaders. There is also a FAQ section which should cover everything you have been wanting to know about the program.
Senior Admissions and Application Process
August 30, 2018
This episode is a detailed look at the specifics of what the senior process of application will need to look like. Joan O'Connell and Leslie Connelly lay out the information on current application trends, 2018 CDH data, tips for successful outcomes, important dates and deadlines, overview of the Common Application, changes to the U of M Twin Cities application among other topics. There is a lot of information covered which will assist in the journey. Review this episode as much as you can for your benefit.
Multiple Intelligences - MILS
Episode #5 looks at Multiple Intelligences and how CDH incorporates the concepts into our curriculum.
9th Grade Registration
Episode #4 — Mr. Leseman walks you through the incoming 9th grade registration process.
Teen Mental Health Issues
Episode #3 looks at teen mental health issues and directives on how to get help. Anxiety, depression, and isolation are some of the topics discussed. Liz Hamburger of Wildtree Psychotherapy is a 2007 graduate of CDH.
Top Secret Project
Episode #2 focuses on the Top Secret Project. Jessica Wong and Cendee Palmer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present "Unlocking the Teen Domain."
Registration for 2018-19
The first part of this audio file is an overview of FAQs about class registration and navigating the curriculum. The second part takes a closer look at the specifics of certain programs (AP, Honors, CIS, and PACC).
- Counselor Registration tidbits - 1:00-21:30
- Honors Biology - 21:30-30:00
- APUSH - 30:00-42:45
- AP English - 42:45-50:15
- Sr. Science-Physics - 50:30-1:03:15