NCHS Counselor's Report – January 31, 2018

NCHS Counselor’s Report – January 31, 2018

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

2017-18 Class Registration:

Students have/will be receiving class registration forms for the 2018-19 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.

ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops:

NCHS teachers will be hosting ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops to assist students in preparing for these assessments.
Subject, dates, and times are listed below. Students are to sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.

* Wednesday, January 24 – English/Reading 3:30-4:30 PM

* Monday, January 29 – Science 6-7 PM & Math 7-8 PM

* Wednesday, January 31 – English/Reading 3:30-4:30 PM

* Monday, February 5 – Math 6-7 PM & Science 7-8 PM

* Wednesday, February 7 – English/Reading 3:30-4:30 PM

Kaskaskia College’s Explore Nursing Night:

KC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the KC nursing program to join them on February 6th at 6:00 PM at KC’s Nursing Building.
Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the LPN and RN program, tour the facility and simulation lab, learn about the TEAS test and application process, meet with faculty, and talk with current and former students.
Financial Aid staff will also be available.
For more information, contact the Nursing Department at 618-545-3346.

Attention Senior Parents – Financial Aid:

One of the first steps of the college financial aid process is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.
The FAFSA enables students who qualify to receive federal/state grants, scholarships, as well as to participate in work-studies programs.
This form was available for submission on October 1.
ALL senior parents are reminded to fill out and submit their FAFSA form as soon as possible! Time is running out!
Additional financial aid websites to check out are: studentportal.isac.org, collegecost.ed.gov, and www.FSAPubs.gov.

Kaskaskia Foundation Scholarships:

The Foundation scholarship application is open and ready for students to start applying!
Follow the link to get started: https://apps.kaskaskia.edu
Students will need to create a log in and after that it will take them to the same screen where they apply to be a student.
On the right hand side is the scholarship application button.  Students will need their KC id numbers for their application.

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/

Below is a partial list of available scholarships:

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING (IACAC) SCHOLARSHIPS (Ten $1,000 Scholarships) –

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and plan on attending college full time during the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should also exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated involvement in their schools, the community, and/or service to others, with a motivation to achieve personal goals. This scholarship requires a 2 page essay and a letter of recommendation. To get more information go to https://www.iacac.org/scholarship/ The deadline is January 31, 2018.

COLLEGE RAPTOR SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500) –

Applicants must be 16 or older and a resident of the United States. To find out more about the scholarship or to fill out the application, visit https://www.collegeraptor.com/2500Scholarship Deadline is January 31, 2018.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARDS (300- $4000 scholarships) –

Applicants must be the children or grandchildren of current ELKS members. Applicants will be judged on knowledge, charity, community service, and integrity. Get the application https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm Deadline is February 2, 2018 at 11:59 a.m.

CBAI FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKING 2018 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500-$4000) –

This scholarship requires a written essay on topics related to the banking industry and why it is important.
For more information, go to the guidance office.
Deadline for the completion of the essay is February 7, 2018 at 5 P.M.

BETA SIGMA PSI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION ($1,500-2,000) –

Multiple scholarships are available depending on the school that the applicant will be attending. Applicant must be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran church, and planning on attending college in the fall of 2018. For more information, please visit http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships Deadline for application is February 17, 2018.

ILLINOIS CHEMICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000) –

This scholarship is available to all seniors pursuing a career in chemistry (including such professions as chemist, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or high school chemistry teachers.) Applicants must be planning to attend college in Illinois. Multiple scholarships are awarded. To apply, send two letters of recommendation, one page essay, and other high school information to the ICEF/High School Scholarship Award Committee. To find out more about how to apply, visit www.cicil.net. Deadline for postmarked envelope with materials is February 23, 2018

FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP (Thirty $2,000 Scholarships) –

Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to major in a career in agriculture. To find the application or learn more about the scholarship, visit http://www.farmcreditil.com/Pages/default.aspx Deadline for this scholarship is February 28, 2018.

NASHVILLE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP –

This scholarship is open to all seniors planning to advance their education at a college or university in the fall. Criteria considered for this scholarship will be class rank and GPA, financial need, any honors received, and future career plans. To apply for this scholarship, pick up an application in the guidance office. The application must then be returned to the guidance office by February 28, 2018.

College Fairs:

As we encourage students to apply early to college, we also encourage parents and students to be educated about their decisions. An excellent avenue to find out about various colleges is a college fair. Listed below are various college fairs in our region.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair

Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville Campus Varsity Gym
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
Sunday, February 25, 2018
College Fair: 1:30-3:30
Financial Aid Workshops: 1:45-2:15 and 2:30-3:00
FAFSA Completion Assistance: 1:30-3:30 (Walk-in)

ACT Testing Dates:

The next ACT test with open registration is April 14. Registration is due by March 9. Additional ACT testing dates are June19 and July 14. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates:

The next SAT test with open registration is March 10. Registration is due February 9. Additional SAT testing dates are May 5 and June 2. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at www.collegeboard.org. Our high school code is 143-110.

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