LYME-OLD LYME HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT MONTHLY ONLINE BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2012 Highlights of Recent Events and Activities • The Junior Parent Night took place in the high school library • The EXPLORE Test results were mailed home in January to all freshman who took the test. • The Counseling Department has added an SAT and ACT Test Prep feature to the Naviance program. These test prep features are available through the Family Connection of Naviance, found on the Counseling Department Website. Look for the link on the left hand side called “Test Preparation.” Highlights of Upcoming Events and Activities • Counselors will be meeting individually with juniors and their parents throughout February to discuss future planning. Invitation letters were sent home in January. • The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given on February 15, 2012 at 9:00 in the library: This is a career exploration program administered by the military for student informational purposes only. There is absolutely no obligation to the military for students who take the test. • Eighth Grade Parent Night for all parents of grade 8 students on February 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the library. • The CAPT test will be administered during the week of March 5-9, with make-up tests given thereafter until the end of March. • USA Gap Year Fair at Bristow Middle School at 34 Highland Street in West Hartford on February 8, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. • NACAC College Fairs: Sunday, March 4, 2012 and Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Springfield Eastern States Expo Tuesday, April 3, 2012 and Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Hartford Expo Center • College Open House Dates (listed chronologically): Johnson & Wales University: 2/18/12, 3/17/12, 4/14/12, 5/12/12 New England Institute of Technology Tech Nite: 2/7/12 4-8 pm Bridgewater College: 2/11/12 Mitchell College: 2/11/12 Southern New Hampshire Univ. Culinary Prog. 2/24/12, 3/16/12, 4/6/12 Stevenson University: 3/3/12, 4/28/12 • The dates for upcoming Standardized College Entrance Exams are as follows: TEST DATE TESTS REGISTER LATE REG BY BY 02/11/12 ACT* 01/13/12 01/20/12 03/10/12 SAT ONLY 02/10/12 02/24/12 04/14/12 ACT 03/09/12 03/23/12 05/05/12 SAT & SUBJECT 04/06/12 04/20/12 06/02/12 SAT & SUBJECT 05/8/12 05/22/12 06/09/12 ACT 05/04/12 05/18/12 • Scholarships: The following scholarships have deadlines (listed chronologically)in the next three months (applications and/or information available in the Counseling Office): February, March, April: Various Deadlines: First Robotics Scholarships Various Deadlines: Key Club Scholarships 2/1: Big Y Scholarship 2/1: Elks National Legacy Awards 2/1: Shoreline Alliance For the Arts 2/3: Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance Scholarship 2/15: Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship 2/15: Dominion Nuclear CT Engineering Technology Scholarship 2/25: Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America Scholarship 2/25: UCONN 100 Years of Women Scholarship 2/28: Reid MacCluggage Black History Scholarship 3/1: American Chemical Society Scholarship 3/1: Society of Mayflower Descendants / CT 3/9: Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association Scholarship 3/11: Connecticut Association of Education Office Professionals 3/11: Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation Howard Jennings 3/11: Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation Scholarship 3/14: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Scholarship 3/15: American Assoc of Family & Consumer Sciences/CT Affiliate 3/15: Chapman Foundation – Must Write for App by 3/15 – deadline 4/1 3/15: Connecticut Forest & Park Association 3/15: Connecticut State USBC (Bowling Association) Scholarship 3/15: Dunkin Donuts Scholarship 3/19: Guilford Art Center Scholarship 3/19: New England Institute of Technology Contests (5) 3/30: Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship 3/31: Association of General Contractors of Connecticut Scholarship 3/31: Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut Scholarship 3/31: Cable Advisory Council Scholarship 3/31: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Isidore Wise Scholarship 3/31: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Hannah Griswold Grant 3/31: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lee Formica Grant 3/31: Nathan Hale Branch/CT Society/Sons of the American Revolution 4/1: New London Fire Fighters Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship 4/1: Regional Multicultural Magnet School Richard Spindler-Virgin 4/1: Westbrook Emblem Club 4/5: Phi Delta Kappa 4/9: Connecticut Funeral Directors Association 4/12: Milton Fischer Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity 4/14: Three Rivers College Foundation Engineering/Technology 4/15: Alan McLean Kyle Memorial Scholarship 4/15/11: Association of Retired Teachers of New London County 4/15/11: Barbara Ann Romeo Memorial Scholarship 4/15/11: Connecticut Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association 4/15/11: Disabled Workers Committee 4/15/11: Duck River Garden Club Scholarship 4/15/11: Everett F. “Red” Latourette Scholarship 4/15/11: Friends of Music Scholarship 4/15/11: Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club 4/15/11: ` Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Scholarships (3) 4/15/11: Michael’s Jewelers 4/15/11: Mistick River Business and Professional Women’s Club 4/15/11: PFLAG Hartford / True Colors Helen & Bob Drill Scholarship 4/15/11: Scott Marsh Cory Memorial Scholarship 4/15/11: Stephen D. Shaw Memorial Athletic Scholarship 4/15/11: Youth Advisory Council 4/18/11: Connecticut Parks Association Dennis Malone Memorial 4/19/11: Delta Kappa Gamma Society Int.: ETA Chapter (Mary Tytla) 4/25/11: Kline Family Community Service 4/25/11: Triangle Community Center Scholarship 4/29/11: Rotary Club of Old Saybrook 4/30/11: Connecticut Association of Women Police 4/30/11: Connecticut State University System Foundation (3) 4/30/11: Eugene Atwood Loan 4/30/11: Hartford Gay and Lesbian Collective 4/30/11: Kiwanis Club of New London 4/30/11: Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Careers in Healthcare 4/30/11: Williams Memorial Institute Pre-1955 Alumnae Association • The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense- paid weekend symposium on race. Apply online or by mail by January 31, 2012. Visit www.princeton.edu/pprize or call 800-742-1036. • Sweet Briar College Explore Engineering Weekend: for high school girls, grades 10, 11 and 12 on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 2012. Students will spend Friday evening and Saturday working with professors and SBC student mentors on engineering projects, culminating in a project presentation on Saturday afternoon. Students will spend Saturday night with SBC student mentors in the dorms. Cost is only $30, and includes lodging, all meals, supplies and a T-shirt. Only 25 spots, so sign up early. Register online at sbc.edu/engineering or call Hank Yochum, Ph.D. at 434-381-6357. • The Eleanor Roosevelt Center Girls’ Leadership Worldwide in an international leadership development program for girls entering their sophomore or junior year in high school in the fall. Applications are due by March 9, 2012. Application and additional information is available on the website: www.ervk.org • Financial Aid Website: www.GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government. This easy to use Web site provides access and information to more than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs, including numerous education related programs. • Scholarship Search Website: www.scholarships.com/success • Summer Opportunities: The Counseling Office has information about summer educational, internship and volunteer programs, many of which have spring registration deadlines. The Summer Opportunity Bulletin can be found on the District #18 Website on the High School Counseling Department link. Brochures and pamphlets from many summer programs can be viewed in the Counseling Department.
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