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Counselors’ Report – November 18, 2015

Counselors’ Report

NCHS Counseling Office

Financial Aid: Students and parents of seniors should start thinking about financial aid for college. Informative websites to check out are: studentportal.isac.org, collegecost.ed.gov, and www.FSAPubs.gov.

Midterm Grades: Midterm grade reports will be mailed to parents on Tuesday, November 17th. If parents need clarification about the information on the grade report, as always, do not hesitate to contact our office or your child’s teacher. Parents can learn a great deal about students and their classes by asking questions. Some questions to consider are:

1. How much of the grade is determined by homework, class participation, quizzes, tests, and projects.

2. If there are assignments missing, is it too late to make up the work?

3. How close are you to a higher / lower letter grade?

4. Do you need extra help?

Please remember that the first quarter and second quarter make up 80% of the students’ semester grade. The semester exam counts as 20%. The end of the quarter is December 22nd.

SICCM (Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market) Open House: On Friday, December 11th SICCM (Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market) will be holding their annual open house day. This gives students and parents the opportunity to visit the SICCM facility in Herrin, IL and learn more information about the programs that Kaskaskia College offers through their partnership with SICCM. These programs include Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Veterinary Technology. Kaskaskia College has reserved a time slot from 10:05 am till 11:25 am on this day for any interested students to go and tour the facility. They will be providing transportation from the main campus, to the facility in Herrin, and then back to KC. We will also provide lunch as well. Contact the Counseling Office for more information.

Scholarships: As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at: https://sites.google.com/a/nashville-k12.org/scholarships/

ACT Prep Classes: Listed below are various ACT prep classes being offered in our area to help students prepare for the ACT. Contact Mrs. Luessenheide or Mrs. Maschhoff for more specific information.

* Webster University – Three different one day workshops: November 21, January 16, and March 19 from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM. Cost is $50. Register online at: webster.edu/actworkshop

ACT Testing Dates: The next ACT test is December 12. Late registration is due by November 20. Additional ACT testing dates for the year are February 6, April 9, and June 11. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.