Greetings Students and Parents,
So much going on. It was fun to tour Stanford University on Monday with 40 of our juniors as well as our helpful chaperones, Katie Martin, Tatiana Rekow, Ned Hearn and Charlotte Achen. While Stanford is seriously amazing and fun to see, I am hopeful that it has spurred juniors on to explore more colleges that could be great fits. One of the best times for parents and students to visit college campuses is during Spring Break of Junior Year. I would love to hear from students and parents about your plans to visit college campuses over the break.
AND with Spring Break rapidly approaching (first week in April) I wanted to send out a few other reminders:
Monday 3/20: College Fair. Check out the College Fair on the lawn. This is a great opportunity to gather first-hand information from 20 college representatives and to further explore your post-graduation options. There will also be a raffle!
Monday 3/20: CSUMB presentation in Junior English classes: Aimee Sanchez from CSUMB will be giving a presentation to all Junior English classes explaining the EAP (Early Assessment Program) which is part of the CAASP testing that juniors will participate in during April and May.
Tues. Wed. 3/21&3/22 Talent Show Auditions: Any interested students who want to try out for the Talent Show, please stop by the Counseling Office this week. Auditions will be held after school on Tuesday 3/21 and Wednesday 3/22. You must be able to rehearse after school 3/29 and 3/30 in order to be in the Talent Show. The Talent show is on Friday March 31 at 7pm in the PAC. If you have any questions please contact Dan Lingenfelter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero Period: The most applicable zero period class for most students next year will be O period ceramics. As a friendly reminder, zero periods meet every day from 7:00- 7:50am. Seniors taking zero period must have 6 classes but can still have an open 5th or 6th period.
Failing Grade Letter: Parents if your student is failing, or in danger of failing a class, you should have received a letter in the mail from the principal. Please be checking Schoology consistently and stay in communication with teachers.
Individual Meetings: I will continue to meet with juniors individually throughout the next few weeks during their electives to verify course requests and answer any questions that they might have regarding next year and college and career plans. Students, if you already know you want to change any of your course requests please email me or come by the counseling office. I can also meet with parents & student by request only – please contact Jeannette Lange (extension 111 or email@example.com) to set up an appointment.
ASB: Any interested students in joining ASB next year please let me know. You should also come pick up an ASB application packet from the Counseling Office if you have not already received a packet. Packets are due 3/31 back to me.
AP Contracts: These should have been submitted.
Before Spring Break Off-campus ROP courses Planning meeting TBD: Ms. Nolan plans to hold a lunch time meeting in the MPR for all students interested in taking an ROP course off-campus (i.e. Sports Medicine, Health Careers, Engine Repair/Auto Tech, etc.) Each high school has a limited number of spaces allotted. Be sure to attend this important meeting if you are interested in an off campus class next year.
4/7: Last day for regular registration for SAT on May 6th
4/8: ACT Test date (Late Registration deadline 3/17)
4/21: Grades Close for 2nd Progress Report.
4/21: Junior/Senior Prom
4/26: Eligibility declared
WHEW! Hang in there juniors (and parents). This semester is an important one for all of you. I am here to help.