NEWSLETTER 11/12 APRIL 2011 Have a fun and safe Spring Break!! “Jr/Sr Spots” is published by the Guidance & Counseling Center & mailed to each Jr. & Sr. with interims/ report cards ☺☼☺BULLETIN BOARD☺☼☺ SENIORS: Please remember to send out thank you notes to SENIORS!!!!! colleges that have accepted you, but you have decided that GRADUATION TICKETS? – see enclosed flyer. you will not be attending. This allows them to give your space ☺☼☺ to students on waiting lists, and keeps you in good standing SPECIAL SEATING NEEDS FOR GRADUATION? with them in the future should you reconsider. - see enclosed flyer. ☺☼☺ ☺☼☺ Check out our hall wall for news worth bragging about on the GRADUATION PHOTOS? - see enclosed flyer. "Oh the Places You'll Go!!!" Wall. ☺☼☺ ☺☼☺ Attention Jrs: If you are interested in doing some PIG Junior/Senior Spots is posted on the Newark School hours for next year early, Mrs. Volk in the Guidance District website. Please visit us @ Center needs one very responsible graduation volunteer. newarkcsd.schoolwires.com You must be available June 24 & June 25th. Please ☺☼☺ leave your name at her desk. Ms. Buerkle, Member of Congress informs interested ☺☼☺ students that a Service Academy Day will be held on FYI - FAFSA forms will not be available in schools. For Saturday, April 30 in Syracuse for students interested in FAFSA on the Web worksheet go to www.fafsa.gov and being nominated to one of our Service Academies. More submit your application there free or you can call 1-800- information in Guidance or call 315-423-5657 - Lindsay 4-FED-AID. Bednarczyk with questions. ☺☼☺ ☺☼☺ NCAA - a reminder to student athletes – If you intend to High School Summer Volunteer Program at Strong tryout for any Division I or II college sport, you need to Memorial Hospital for all students 14 or older willing to file NCAA eligibility papers. See your coach, counselor commit 3-4 hours per week for 10 weeks 6/27-9/3/11. If or apply online@ www.ncaaclearinghouse.net or interested you may call Friends of Strong starting May 2 www.ncaa.org. for a summer placement appointment at 585-275-2420. ☺☼☺ Please enjoy and use the information that we provide in ☺☼☺ DATES TO REMEMBER ☺☼☺ the JR/SR SPOTS and share each issue with your 4/18-22/11 - Spring Recess School Closed family/student, to keep everyone up to date and informed. 5/20/11 - next Interim Report & JR/SR SPOTS mailing ☺☼☺ 5/30/11 - Memorial Day School Closed All students are reminded that Wednesdays are "College 6/24/11 - Graduation Wear Wednesdays". Wear your college clothes, put your name in the drawing with the Guidance Counselors and ☺☼☺EXAMS ☺☼☺ become eligible for some great prizes. Seniors, show off those If you believe you may qualify for fee waivers for these colors of the college you plan to attend in the fall! exams, please see your counselor. ☺☼☺ SAT TEST DATES: Information is available in Guidance for any student (You may apply online www.collegeboard.com.) wishing to join the Wegmans' LPGA Pitch-In Club and *Test May 7, 2011 register by April 8. do volunteer work at the competition the week of 6/20- *Test June 4, 2011 register by May 6. *NOTE: Starred test dates are traditionally given at NHS. 6/26/11. ACT TEST DATES :( You may register online ☺☼☺ @www.actstudent.org.) ☺☼☺CONGRATULATIONS!! ☺☼☺ Test June 11, 2011 register by May 6. (This part is written by you! Stop by the Guidance Center with NOTE: ACT tests are not offered at NHS. your good news and with your permission, we will share it AP EXAM DATES: May 2-13, 2011. with all your friends and classmates.) ☺☼☺COLLEGE OPEN HOUSES ☺☼☺ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - ROCHESTER (Please confirm all dates with your choice of colleges and TELECOMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP- created to universities as date changes and misprints do occur.) assist employees with their children's cost of college and 4/16 - Morrisville, Keuka, Franklin Pierce & Cobleskill local students interested in the fields of telecommunications and technology. Criteria/application Open Houses and Nazareth College Jr. Open House. in G.C. or @ www.racf.org. Due by 5/6. 4/16, 4/30, 5/7- Cazenovia College Open Houses. DONNIE DURGAN AWARD- for seniors who show persistence 4/21 - Hobart & William Smith Colleges Open House. and dedication towards academic, athletic and personal 4/16, 4/18-All majors Admitted Student Days, 4/30 Saturday achievement. Obtain 3 letters of recommendation, be Information Day & 5/2- Jrs. Open House, 7/22, accepted into the Education field at college level, 10/10, 10/29, 11/11- Open Houses@ SUNY Oswego. application due to the G.C. as soon as possible, letters of 4/16, 6/11 - Fredonia Open Houses. recommendations due by 5/06. 4/16, 7/15 - Plattsburgh Open Houses. EISENHOWER COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 4/16(Syracuse Campus), 4/30(Ranger School Campus)-Open SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST- write an essay of 500 words on one of the three given topics by 5/31 to try to win Houses for SUNY College of Environmental Science $1,000 award good at the college of your choice. & Forestry. ELKS- Special Sr. Scholarship Opportunity- if your father was a 4/17 - C.W. Post Long Island University Spring Open House. member of the Elks at the time of his death or is totally 4/18- Niagara University Open House. disabled please contact John Oakes @331-1249. 4/18 - Preview Day, 7/19/11, 8/9/11 Open Houses at Roberts FINGER LAKES REGIONAL HEALTH Wesleyan. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – for students employed by 4/18-22 - Springfield College Open House for Juniors. the health system to pursue their educational goals and 4/23 Information Session at Plymouth State University. build a foundation for their future through strong work performance and high academic achievement. 4/23-SUNY Canton Open House. GEHRES AWARD- for a graduating senior who will attend FLCC, 4/30 - Open House at St. Thomas Aquinas. shows leadership, integrity, vocational/technical aptitude 5/7 - ITT Technical Institute Open House & "Call of Duty" (or military interest), financial need, passing grades, Gaming Tournament. RSVP @ 877-488-0011. community service & write a short essay. Due 5/13. 5/6, 5/13(High Sch. Jrs.)Open Houses@ Towson University. GRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- offering 2 5/9, 7/11(Fulton Campus) 6/13, 8/8(Auburn Campus) - opportunities: Poster Contest: Don't Be A Bully, Be A Cayuga Community College Nursing Information Friend or Volunteer, Make a Difference in Your Sessions. Community due by 5/9, & Achievement Award: 1 nominated from each school who has shown extraordinary involvement in community affairs & volunteer work request ☺☼☺COLLEGE VISITORS ☺☼☺ nomination in Guidance by 5/13. None scheduled at this time, please listen for announcements. GREATER NEWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- scholarship offered to graduating senior with passing ☺☼☺ SCHOLARSHIPS☺☼☺ grades, and a desire to promote, enhance, and be an (Scholarship applications and information are available in the G.C. integral part of the Newark/Arcadia Community. and are advertised here as we receive them. Please stop by to get a Apply by 5/5. Info & applications in the G.C. copy of any scholarship that may pertain to you. Please note that we INLIKEME.COM SCHOLARSHIP- essay contest open to all high do not endorse any of the advertised opportunities, we are only school juniors and seniors. Choose one topic out of three making you aware of their existence from mailings we have received) and write a 250-500 word essay. Deadline is May 31 to SENIORS PLEASE NOTE: Many colleges offer Merit-Based or apply at www.inlikeme.com Academic-Based Scholarships to students applying. There INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION- $10,000 awarded to are so many that we will not be advertising them here, but culinary applicants who have overcome medical hardship. the information will be in the college’s folder in our file. Apply at www.iceculinary.com/career/scholarships. ASAP. Always ask the college if there are any scholarships which KIWANIS CLUB OF NEWARK SCHOLARSHIP- given to a may apply to you and how do you get that information. Newark High graduating senior for their community, ANNE CROTHERS VAN NORMAN SCHOLARSHIP- For student church and participation in government activities and 500 pursuing a career in the medical field. Requires essay, due word essay. Criteria in Guidance are due 5/20. date 5/13. More info in the Scholarship Drawer. MARGARET TIEDEMANN SCHOLARSHIP – for a graduating ARCADIA HOSE COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP- $750 award made senior actively involved in the community and who has to one of the following: child of a member of Arcadia Hose been accepted at college. Applications due by 5/3. Company who is pursuing an education in Firematics, or MUSIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD- to a graduating any student pursuing the field of firematics or a student Newark Senior who has participated in the high school pursuing the field of Police Science, Agriculture or program for 2 years and is planning to pursue a degree Forestry. All students must be maintaining 70-80 GPA. in the music field at college. Due date 5/12. Apply by 5/20. NEWARK ELKS LODGE SCHOLARSHIP - recognizes seniors at ASHLEY HENKEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD- $200 award graduation who are actively involved in their community to a graduating senior of NHS accepted to a 2/4 yr and show financial need. Applications are in the G.C. and college majoring in Special Ed, Medical, Physical or due by 6/1. (Please return completed to Guidance.) Occupational Therapy. Applications are due by 5/6, get NEWARK ROTARY CLUB- application mailed to each senior is one in the G.C. due by April 17. One application applied towards three CSEA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS- 3 different scholarships on different scholarships given at graduation! one application for family/members of CSEA in NYS. PERKINS SCHOOL PTA AWARD- $500 to a graduating senior Apply by 4/22. who attended Perkins School Elementary School K- 2nd grades. Apply by 5/2. Info in G.C. PRESCOTT FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD- for a member in FAST WEB - Need money for college? The largest and most good standing of a church within the Newark School popular FREE scholarship search of 600,000 college district. Application is available in Guidance and is due scholarships worth $1 billion is now available at by May 15th. www.fastweb.com ROBERT W. CHRISTMANN SCHOLARSHIP- given annually to a GET EDUCATED- Common Black College Application allows senior entering the field of education. Application black students to file one application for $35, which information in the G.C. , due by 5/13. will be shared by 31 Member Institutions. Online SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP- Awards applications are available @ www.eduinconline.com. for seniors planning to major in Forestry, Conservation, HESC - Use www.hesc.org for financial aid info. Environmental Science, Veterinary Medicines or Fisheries NYS Higher Education Services Corporation has & Wildlife Management. Apply by 5/24. created new electronic products and services. SHEER EGO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – offering scholarships NYMentor Web site (nymentor.edu) provides the best of $800-$1000 for their cosmetology program. Forms are college and career exploration services that help you in the G.C. This is an ongoing opportunity, check it out. apply successfully for college admission. STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WROC INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS CHANNEL 8 - (5) $1000 awards will be given to seniors – info available from several different agencies. accepted to college, have good academic standing, and JOB CORE- information available to “Train for your future”. involved in community service. Due date 5/12/11. LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS - free online scholarship guide for WALMART FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS- several Latino students @ www.LatinoCollegeDollars.org. scholarships for employees/families and non-employees LIFE WORKS - Read about real people who have achieved with varying criteria and due dates. 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NCAA - A reminder to student athletes – If you intend to try ☼☺SPECIAL PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES ☺☼ out for any Division I or II college sport, you need to (This list includes resource materials we have available for websites file NCAA eligibility papers. See your coach, counselor or and special programs/opportunities we feel you may appreciate. apply online@ www.ncaa.org or Please note that we do not endorse any of the advertised www.ncaaclearinghouse.net . opportunities, we are only making you aware of their existence from NEED A LIFT? - College Financial Aid Handbook is now mailings we have received). available on-line @www.legion.org/needalift.com AMERICORPS – members who successfully serve at least 1,700 NELNET- free college & financial aid planning, tools, info hours during a 9-month period are eligible to receive an and resources @ www.collegeplanning2.nelnet.net or award of $4,725 to use towards education. (866)-866-7372. ASSOCIATION FOR TEENAGE DIPLOMATS – info in the G.C. NYS ED DEPARTMENT – announces “Making It REAL!” a CAPPEX.COM- Find out which colleges want you before you website to include career information, education apply. They are also offering several scholarships requirements & opportunities, online & distance learning, worth up to $25,000. job search info, career growth and more @ CAREER CRUISING –to help in your quest for career and www.librarycareersny.org. college searches go to www.careercruising.com which you NEW YORK NEEDS TEACHERS- info available. may access anytime at home: Enter- Name: Newark, ONE CAMPUS NYC.COM- one-stop access to all NYC Colleges. Password: Wayne. ROTARY EXCHANGE PROGRAMS – info available. CLEP-Pass an exam through the College-Level Examination SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIPS – includes info regarding Program (CLEP) and earn credit for what you already “Knowledge for College”, Scholarships & Wired know. Visit CLEP at www.collegeboard.com/clep. This Scholars.com. testing is available regularly at MCC. Info in G.C. SCHOLARSHIPS (The Program) - A scholarship resource COLLEGE TOOLKIT - giving away a $10,000 scholarship. To program that is available @ scholarships.com or find out more log on to www.CollegeToolkit.com/10000. www.scholarshipproviders.org & for financial aid DISCOVER COLLEGES - offers online financial aid and college info go to www.nasfaa.org. General information admissions tips @ www.discovercolleges.com or listed @ www.scholarships.com/aboutus.asp Christian colleges @www.christianconnector.com. SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTERING - Reminder to young men ECAMPUS TOURS- virtually explore campuses on the if you are 18 years old, you must register with the Selective computer and “How to Get Money for College” at Service System. Register at age 17 & 3mos and after at www.eCampusTours.com . www.ss.gov.or or paperwork is available at your local Post EDUCATIONAL HOUSING- student off-campus housing for Office. Registration is important to be eligible for college college students in New York City. Info at financial aid and employment purposes. www.studenthousing.org. STUDENT’S GATEWAY TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT- FAIRVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPLORERS- There is students.gov Info here for anything you can think of. information available in Guidance regarding signing up SUNY LEARNING NETWORK—courses offered that may for this very active program. be taken by motivated high school students interested in earning college credits prior to graduation. More info @ http://SLN.suny.edu. SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER - information & SAT Prep #14. Barnard College has coed programs in Liberal Arts, course schedules are in G.C. Liberal Arts Intensive and Young Women's USA.GOV- go to USA.gov for everything from loans to driver’s Leadership Institute. licenses. #15. Adelphi University interact with talented and prestigious WEEKLY SCHOLARSHIP ALERT SITE!- Sign up at www.weeklyscholarshipalert.org and scholarships faculty, study with current undergraduate students, are emailed to you each week. This is a great free site for live in the Garden City Campus. all college bound students to find scholarship money. #16. Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill program for WEGMANS - has a Youth Program with paid work experience. promising young female leaders who have a demonstrated concern for civic and social issues and ☺☼☺ COLLEGE PROGRAMS☺☼☺ dreams of making the world a better place. Materials received and advertised are in the Summer Program boxes #17. Lebanon Valley College Daniel Fox Youth Scholars filed by the # (Number) assigned here. Institute for exceptional high school students to ****Please remember that all of these opportunities experience this residential program while completing have deadlines to apply and fill up quickly.**** challenging academic activities. #1. RIT offering E.Y.F. (Explore Your Future) for Deaf and #18. The George Washington University presents Discover Hard- of- Hearing Sophomores and Juniors in 6-day Washington DC while making the nation's capital career awareness programs. Deadline to apply your classroom. More info at precollege.gwu.edu. 4/30/11. #19. Carleton College Summer Writing Program, Summer #1. RIT offering "Steps to Success" for Deaf and Hard-of- Science Institute and Carleton Liberal Arts Hearing African-American, Latino and Native Experience for information visit www.carleton.edu/summer. American Students 9th grade. Deadline to enter #20. Drexel Summer Institutes include Business, Engineering, 5/31/11. Law, Media Arts & Design, Medicine and more. #1. RIT offering "Techgirlz" for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing #21. Boston University invites students to preview college life 9th grade girls who are interested in careers in while experiencing one of four great programs this science, technology, engineering and math. summer including PROMYS-Program in Deadline to enter 5/31/11. Mathematics for Young Scientists. #2. Close Up offering several Washington High School #22. The American academy of Dramatic Art offering 4 Programs until July 2011. Check it out at week and 2 week summer intensive studies. www.CloseUp.org. #23. St. John Fisher College presents College Bound #3. Cornell University wants you to experience living on an Program 5 days no charge, register by April 15. This Ivy League campus while earning college credits date has been extended! Sign up soon. during one of a 3 or 6 weeks program. #24. Alfred University summer program includes Astronomy, #4. Springfield College presents Athletic Training Student Art Portfolio Prep, Creative Writing, Consumer Workshop July 10-14 call 413-748-5287 if this is of Chemistry and much more. interest to you. Details in Guidance. #25. Ithaca College Summer College a residential pre- #5. Georgetown University summer studies, check it out at college program for one or three weeks of outings, scs.georgetown.edu/dcsummerclasses. events, campus life and classes. #6. New York State Department of Environmental #26. Pratt Institute offering pre-college program in Art, Conservation offering camps to learn about the Architecture, Fashion Design, Illustration Jewelry, environment, outdoor skills and to connect with Photography and much more. nature for 12-17 year olds. #27. Baruch College summer High School Program featuring #7. Carnegie Mellon pre-college programs in Advanced Pre-Med, Pre-Law & Entrepreneurship. Placement, Fine Arts, National High School Game #28. New York University's Pre-College program for this Academy, Drama & Music. summer includes college level courses, Writing #8. New York University offering several Pre-College Workshop, College Planning, and Student Life. Programs helping students learn about campus life. #29. Syracuse University Summer College of Writing, #9. Cornell University summer programs CURIE & Architecture, Engineering, Forensic Science, Law, CATALYST for students who excel in math and Acting, Recording, Fashion and much more. science. Info in Guidance. #30. Otis College Summer of Art, a 4-week College #10. Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Sessions include Preparation Program in art and design. Middle School Program, College Prep Program, #31. University of Rochester offering Summer Residential English as a Second Language, Contemporary Programs and computer Programs throughout the Dance, New Zealand Summer Abroad. summer. #11. Washington University in St. Louis offering High #32. Canisius College offering a two-day experience for School Summer Scholars Program and High School Juniors at Career Days. Summer Institute with Creative Writing, Japanese Popular Culture and Pre-Medical. #12. Harvard Summer School prepares you for college through visits, workshops and admissions talks while THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE taking college courses in subjects that interest you. OUR COLLEGE FAIR TRIP A SUCCESSFUL #13. Alfred University offering residential summer English EDUCATIONAL EVENT FOR OUR Equestrian Camp with western and English riding. STUDENTS!!!!!!