Counselors’ ReportFebruary 10, 2016

Counselors’ Report

NCHS Counseling Office

Nashville Community High School

Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513

Web Address: Nashville-k12.org

Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381; Susan Boosinger X251

2016-17 Class Registration: All students have, or have turned in, a class registration form for the 2016-17 school year. Selecting courses is a very important process that we encourage all parents to be involved with. Please take the time to talk to your child about his/her course selection. Several questions to discuss are:

1. What classes are required for graduation?

2. What classes will prepare you for the transition options you are exploring (college, NCAA, military)?

3. Will this schedule challenge you? Is the schedule too challenging?

4. Are there classes you need to take now to prepare you to take more advanced NCHS courses in the future?

Course descriptions (including dual credits, NCAA, and prerequisites) can be found on the school website.

Kaskaskia College Cosmetology Visit Day: Students interested in the field of cosmetology are invited to a college visit day with the Cosmetology Department at Kaskaskia College on March 17th from 9:00-2:00. Students will receive an overview of the cosmetology industry, outline of KC’s curriculum, hear a financial aid presentation, and take a tour the campus. Interested students should contact Kelli Malone at 545-3306 or [email protected]

High School Pharmacy Camp: The University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford program is inviting current high school students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the High School Pharmacy Camp. Students will explore the field of pharmacy though instruction and activities led by current pharmacy students. The camp will last from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Rockford. The cost is $25. Registration is due by March 11, 2015. To register, contact: [email protected] uic.edu

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/

Here is a list partial list of upcoming scholarships:

ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to study engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum ACT math 29 and English 25. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be postmarked February 12, 2016.

ILLINOIS PTA SCHOLARSHIPS – This scholarship is open to high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above planning to pursue and education-related degree. For more information and the application, visit the Illinois PTA at http://www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html The application is due February 15, 2016.

AHEC 2016 FUTURE HEALTHCARE HERO AWARD – Applicants must be a high school senior pursuing entry into any health science program for the fall 2016 semester and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Applications are in the scholarship file in the counseling office. Applications are due by February 15, 2016.

FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS – Farm Credit Illinois is awarding scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture. Visit Farm Credit IL at http://www.fcsillinois.com/Pages/default.aspx for more information and the application. Applications are due February 29, 2016.

ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Seven different scholarships are offered. Eligibility varies by scholarship. For more information, visit their website at http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx . Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.

ILLINOIS ODDFELLOW-REBEKAH SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must provide proof of financial need by submitting a current copy of IRS 1040 or proof of electronic filing. Applicants must maintain a "C" grade average. Applications are available on their website at http://www.ioof-il.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=24&Itemid=49 Applications must be received on or before March 1, 2016.

RIVER TO RIVER RUNNER CLUB – Applicant must be a club member or a child of a club member by February 1st. The applicant must participate or contribute to the sport of running. Application forms are available in the NCHS counseling office. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

NDTA SCOTT/ST. LOUIS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP – Available to high school seniors. Priority will be given to student in a degree program related to business, transportation logistics or physical distribution. Application forms are available in the NCHS counseling office. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

ILLINOIS ELKS CHILDREN'S CARE PROGRAM – PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIPS – Available to high school seniors enrolling in a physical or occupational therapy program. Visit Illinois Elks at http://illinoiselksccc.org/services.htm for more information and the application. Deadline to apply is March 4, 2016.

ACT at NCHS: An ACT (without the writing portion) will be given for juniors at the high school on Tuesday, April 19th. This test is optional. The cost for students is $39.50. Interested students should sign up in the Counseling Office.

ACT Prep Classes: NCHS teachers are hosting ACT prep workshops at the high school. Subject, dates, and times are listed below. Students will sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.

Thursday, March 3: Science 5:00-6:00 PM; Math 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 8: English 4:00-5:00 PM; Reading 5:00-6:00 PM

Thursday, March 10: Math 5:00-6:00 PM; Science 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 15: Science 5:00-6:00 PM; Math 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 22: Reading 5:00-6:00 PM; English 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, March 31: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 5: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Math 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, April 7: Reading 5:00-6:00 PM; English 6:00-7:00 PM

Monday, April 11: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, April 14: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Math 4:30-5:30 PM

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.

* Online ACT or SAT Prep Class – This online ACT or SAT prep class is offered through SIUC’s Division of Extended Campus. The class lasts for approximately 6 weeks and costs $94. Call Dr. Kathy Smith at 618-453-5684 if interested.

* Webster University – One day workshop: 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 April 9. Registration is due by March 4. An additional ACT testing date for this year is 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.