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NCHS Counselor’s Report – May 3, 2017

Nashville Community High School
Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513
Web Address:
Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381;
Susan Boosinger X251

Boys State: Any boy who is finishing his junior year and is interested in attending Boys State should sign up in the Counseling Office.  At Boys State, students experience “learn by doing” training to understand the rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities of citizenship and government. Boys State will be held at Eastern Illinois University from June 10-June 16.

Semester Exams: Semester Exams for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are May 16 (periods 1, 2, 3), May 17 (periods 4 and 5, 2:10 dismissal), and May 18 (periods 6 and 7, 11:30 dismissal). Students are encouraged to begin studying early.

May 16: Day 1

Tutorial: 8:00-8:50

1st hour exam: 9:00-10:40

2nd hour exam: 10:50-12:30

Lunch: 12:30-1:10

3rd hour exam: 1:15-2:55

Study Hall/Chromebook Return: 2:55-3:10

May 17: Day 2

Tutorial: 8:00-8:50

4th hour exam: 9:00-10:40

5th hour exam: 10:50-12:30

Lunch: 12:30-1:10

Study Hall/Chromebook Return: 1:10-2:10

May 18: Day 3

6th hour exam: 8:12-9:47

7th hour exam: 9:55-11:30

Chromebook Return: 11:30-11:45

1. Students are to attend each exam period at the scheduled time appropriate to their classes.

2. If a student has study hall and/or PE, he/she may arrive late or leave early.  For example, a student with 1st hour study hall/PE, may arrive at school at 10:40 AM.  If a student has 3rd hour study hall/PE, he/she may leave school at 12:30. (Students must bring in a note with parental permission.)  Students will not be allowed to leave and come back.  For example, a student with 2nd hour study hall/PE needs to arrive for 1st hour and stay until after 3rd hour is complete.

3. Students will remain in the classroom for the length of the exam period. Students should not be in the hallways for any reason during the exam periods.

4. Exams must be given during the scheduled time.  Any deviation from this must be cleared by the administration in advance.

5. The semester exam is worth 15% of the semester grade.

6. Exams are a course requirement.  All students must take the final exam to pass the class.

7. Each exam period will be 90 minutes in length.

8. Students are not allowed to leave the building during breaks.

Tutorial for Semester Exams:  Students are encouraged to sign up with teachers for tutorial sessions on the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of exams.  Teachers may also assign students to report to a tutorial time.

Summer School:  There are two types of summer school offered in our area.  Students may take summer school classes to compensate for graduation deficiencies.  Parents and students are encouraged to contact the counseling office about registering.  Summer school fills quickly and space is limited.

Summer school for enrichment purposes is also available; however high school credit will not be awarded for these classes.  Kaskaskia College offers summer scholarships for current high school freshman, sophomore, and junior students.  Students can take a class with 50% tuition waived through the Jumpstart program.  Students are responsible for all fees, textbook cost, and half of tuition.  Applications for the Jumpstart program and Kaskaskia College’s summer course schedule are available in the NCHS counseling office or online

ACT Testing Dates:  The next ACT test open registration is June 10.  Registration is due by May 5.  Students may register at Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates:  The next SAT with open registration is June 3. Registration is due by May 9.  Students may register at  Our high school code is 143-110.

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