Homecoming the first full week of school has definitely made the start of the school year hectic, but fun! Here is a list of senior dates that I have on the calendar so far:
September 15, 2017 - date that most colleges and universities begin processing college applications for next fall. Any senior who plans to apply to college should be doing that now. Please see me with any questions!
October 23, 2017 - This year's Financial Aid Night Presentation will be in room 102 beginning at 6:00pm. Joy Kite will be here again to talk with seniors and their parents about applying for federal financial aid. Students who do not qualify for grants still need to apply in order to access federal student loans. Beginning last year, the application is now open October 1 so taxes from the year before are used on the form. Please plan to attend this meeting! It is about 2.5 hours long, but full of extremely helpful information and updates.
Priority dates for Financial Aid to be submitted for the UW System: https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/pay-for-college/about-financial-aid/
February 27 or 28, 2018 - these are the dates of Junior state testing (ACT & Workkeys). One of these two days (TBA at a later date), Seniors who plan to apply for scholarships will spend the morning (4 hours) with Mrs. Troxel working on scholarships. They will work on the local scholarship application and any other scholarships they may have questions about, etc. This has been a very successful day for seniors who have participated in the past.
March 16, 2018 - Local scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Troxel by the end of the day!
May 16, 2018 - Scholarship Night begins at 6:00pm and is held in the Elementary School Commons. This is a night that seniors and parents look forward to attending. Scholarship winners are announced here!
May 26, 2018 - The big day; GRADUATION!
These are the dates on the calendar that I want seniors to be aware of at this time. Please check this page for updates as the year progresses.
Helping Your Child Deal With Death
Overcoming the Loss of a Child Without Drugs or Alcohol: A Parent’s Guide
How Grief Can Make You Sick
Advice for surviving the death of a spouse or partner at a young age
How to Help an Elderly Parent Deal With the Death of a Spouse
How to Avoid Family Conflicts after the Death of a Parent
Coping With the Death of Your Pet
Southern Region Health Careers Camp - June 25-28th, 2017
in Platteville, WI. Scenic Rivers AHEC expanded our camp offerings to the southern part of our service region in 2015. This camp follows much of the same structure designed and successfully implemented for the Northern Region Health Careers Camp; taking students that are interested in healthcare careers and introducing them to a variety of fields in their interest. This camp is located at UW-Platteville and includes travel to explore facilities like Southwest Technical College's health career training labs. Additionally, participants will visit and have hands on experiences at Southwest Health System, Grant Regional Health Center, Grant County Health Department, and UW-Platteville's Anatomy & Physiology and Exercise Science labs. High school students ages 16 and older are eligible to participate in Scenic River's Health Careers Camp at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville campus. The camp application consists of a student essay and application, as well as two teacher references. Cost of the camp is $95 which includes three nights lodging, nine meals, snacks, materials and program transportation. Financial assistance may be available- contact Executive Director Laura Pettersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2017.
Register to attend Student Shadow Day at the
University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Wednesday, March 29.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Student Shadow Day starts at 9 a.m. and will wrap-up by 2 p.m.
High school juniors will experience college for a day as they attend class, eat lunch at Stations in Bridgeway Commons, and participate in campus activities with a current UW-Platteville student.Please note that while every effort is made to pair students with similar interests and attend major-specific classes, this is not always possible due to scheduling and availability.
The day also includes activities and lunch for school counselors.
Discover why every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!
REGISTER (through link below) TO ATTEND
Student Shadow Day is open to five juniors from each high school.
The deadline to register is March 1.
For questions, please contact Jeanette VonHaden in the Office of Admission at
608.342.1125 or email@example.com.
Jones Chevrolet Buick is pleased to announce we are working with FFA to award college scholarships to local members. This is the 1st year of the Chevy Trucks Scholarship program. Chevy Trucks is providing funds to match local dealers in supporting 150 local scholarships.
Jones Chevrolet Buick is sponsoring (4) scholarships valuing ($500) each through the National FFA Scholarship program. These scholarships will provide financial aid to FFA members pursuing higher education.
Jones Chevrolet is matching a $500 scholarship offered by Chevy Trucks for a total $1000 scholarship.
Jones Chevrolet chose to support the FFA chapters of Richland Center, Ithaca, Riverdale and River Valley, there will be a scholarship awarded to each chapter if there is a qualified applicant and may be doubled up in one of these chapters if there are no qualified applicants from one of these chapters.
The FFA student scholarship application opens Nov. 15, 2016 and closes Feb. 1 2017, students wishing to complete the application must visit https://www.ffa.org/participate/scholarships. Please feel free to share this link with members of your chapter.
If members, advisor or parents have questions regarding the scholarship application or process, please instruct them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the links below at access downloadable resources:
FFA Scholarship Program Overview (pdf)
Chevy Corporate Criteria (pdf)
UW Extension Newsletter
Highlights from this issue:
Parents may not be able to remove the stress from teen years, but they can help kids understand how stress can be beneficial in some circumstances and help them find better ways to cope. In the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 93% OF LOW-STRESS TEENS AGREE THAT “MY FAMILY LOVES ME AND GIVES ME HELP & SUPPORT WHEN I NEED IT” COMPARED TO 75% OF HIGH-STRESS TEENS.
Remember, Parent Make A Difference. . . A few ideas referenced in the newsletter include:
· Schedule “Pleasant Events” with your teen
· Teach Mindfulness to your teen
· Make Gratitude a family affair
· Find Opportunities for Acts of Kindness
Read the full newsletter to discover ways parents can help teens manage stress, and use the helpful tips to improve the school year for you and your teen!
"Strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service."
Travel the Country. Earn $ For School. Make A Difference.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is accepting applications and we want get the word out about the opportunities for your students. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for service, want to make a difference and get the experience of a lifetime. We are looking for men and women ages 18-24 (or will be 18 by the start of the program) who are enthusiastic and hard-working to join our team as corps members.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, 10-month, residential, national service program in which young adults – all 18 to 24 years old – serve nationwide each year.
The Hermes Monato, Jr. Prize of $2,500 is awarded annually for the best rural health paper. It is open to all students of the University of Wisconsin (any campus) as well as those who have graduated since last June 1st.
Students are encouraged to write on a rural health topic for a regular class and then to submit a copy to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative as an entry by June 1st.
Previous award winners as well as judging criteria and submission information are available at: http://www.rwhc.com/Awards/AnnualMonatoEssay.aspx
Financial Aid night is Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Scholarship Night will be May 10, 2017 at 6:00pm in the RES Commons.
Check out Mrs. Troxel's Financial Aid/Scholarship page for more information about Scholarships - found under the High School link, then College Planning.
Mrs. Troxel is the 7-12 School Counselor. Please check often for updates.