- Post Secondary Planning: Juniors and their families are encouraged to attend. The evening showcases information pertaining to the next steps after high school, how to prepare, what to research, understanding career and more! Find the Post-Secondary Planning Guide on the homepage.
January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. = LGI-1
Yale's highly selective research and enrichment program is for 32 high school juniors and seniors interested in science and technology. After a two-week online course, YSPA students come to Yale for a four-week intensive program from July 8 - August 5, 2018.
Application deadline is March 4, 2018 at yspa.yale.edu.
Jefferson Hospital is offering a free educational opportunity "Youth Mental Health First Aid" for parents, school staff, and community members (18 years or older).
WHEN: Saturdays January 27th and February 3rd from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
WHERE: Spencer Family YMCA, 305 Church Road, Bethel Park PA 15102
ABOUT: Mental Health First Aid introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders and eating disorders.
For more information please contact Shauna Frantz at 412-650-1133 or email@example.com orwww.MentalHealthFirstAid.org or open the attachment.
January 9, 2018,
Good Morning Baldwin-Whitehall Community:
Due to the cold weather that the region experienced last Friday, January 5th, school was cancelled. The make-up day is scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2018. School will be in session with a regular schedule for all staff and students. I have attached a copy of the entire school calendar for your reference.
Thank you, and I hope everyone can stay safe and warm during this winter season.
We are holding another FREE PRACTICE ACT/SAT TEST on Saturday, January 20th from 8am to 11:30am in our NEW Learning Center located at 1750 North Highland – Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
Our College Test Prep Program is marked by one-on-one coaching. Nationally, we have coached thousands of students through ACT, SAT and PSAT preparation. 95% of students who worked with a “College Tutor” improved their score. Our College Tutors Difference is marked by: An individualized Statement of Goals and a plan to reach those goals, A College Test Prep Coach who has scored at or above the 90th percentile on their own college entrance exams, Customized materials and a consistent weekly schedule, concluding within a week of the actual test date.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My contact information is noted below.
Many thanks and…
Best Regards ~~~
Family Placement Manager
College Nannies and Tutors
South Hills | Pittsburgh
Phone: 412-346-1443 | Cell: 412-303-8771
Good Afternoon Caroline,
My name is Abby Fesl and I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Program. The Semper Fidelis All-American Program is a new honorary high school program that recognizes high school juniors from across the country who excel academically, athletically and within their communities. Selected students will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Battles Won Academy with a mentor of their choice.
The program provides the exclusive opportunity for these like-minded student athletes to win a scholarship, tour the nation’s capital, hear from industry professionals, visit the Marine Corps base in Quantico and network with one another. In addition, being honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American is a great resume builder and will get acknowledged amongst colleges.
During the Inaugural Battles Won Academy, students participated in the Fit Olympics at Under Armour’s World Headquarters, received a private tour at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, had a scavenger hunt throughout the National Mall and attended a Baltimore Oriole’s game where they had a meet-and-greet with Cal Ripken Jr. They also heard from guest speakers such as Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, World Champion Wrestler Adeline Gray, in addition to our banquet host, Sage Steele of ESPN.
Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at https://sfaap.marines.com/. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated for this prestigious honor. Please note the application is only a single page and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete.
To learn more about the Semper Fidelis All-American Program, please check out our social media platforms where you’ll find videos and photos from the Inaugural Battles Won Academy.
Feature Story: https://www.facebook.com/SemperFidelisAllAmericans/videos/1050723375057992/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at the number listed below.
D (312) 829.5500
303 East Wacker, Ste. 2200
Chicago, IL 60601
Now that the winter break is over and we’re barreling into the new year, I wanted to give a heads up on several campus visit opportunities that might be of interest. (Juniors it is a great time to go on a tour of prospective schools you want to apply to during your senior year!)
Michael Thorp, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions
If you are interested in a career in Architecture or Design, read below! Not a senior? It's still a great idea to get in contact with schools and begin to understand the process of a creating a portfolio, what opportunities exist and the level of education you need to enter the fields that inspire you! See your Counselor if you have questions.
A Message from Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University:
Do you have a senior student who is interested in an architecture or design career*?
I invite you to encourage them to register for Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Portfolio Review Day on Saturday, January 20, 2018. They will have the opportunity to share their work, have it reviewed, and receive feedback from our faculty. In addition, they will have a chance to win a full-tuition scholarship to Jefferson! If you have a graduating student, who will be starting college in Fall 2018 who may be interested, please encourage them to find out more information and register at eastfalls.jefferson.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/PortfolioDay.html.
*Portfolio Review Day will be held on the East Falls Campus and is for students entering college in Fall 2018. Students should be interested in one of the following majors: Animation and Digital Design, Architecture, Architectural Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design Communication, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Textile Design, and Web Design and Development.
If you have any questions, please call us at 215-951-2800 or 1-800-951-7287. I look forward to working with you. Erin Finn, Enrollment Management, Jefferson (Philadelphia + Thomas Jefferson University)
Free SAT® Prep Week | January 14-17
Get your students ready for the spring SAT exams with our Free SAT Prep Week. With this interactive, online event, students can:
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM @ BHS
Post-Secondary Planning for Junior Class: Families & students will be presented with a detailed guide answering your questions on post-secondary planning, options, and processes to reach your goals. Topics include:
www.counselingbhs.weebly.com (located on the home page) a few days prior to the event. We'll supply iPads or laptops to review the booklet on the 18th or feel free to bring your own or your child's Chromebook!
Juniors will meet that day with their counselors for a small group discussion. Families are encouraged to attend the evening event to help with the planning.
Why Penn College for Emergency Management?
New Program to Consider!
My name is David Bjorkman, and I am the lead faculty member for the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s undergraduate emergency management program. As you speak with students about their future, you likely will come across those who are interested in law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, military, and other public safety careers. For those students, emergency management is an excellent choice for a major and career. Emergency management is the field charged with preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating (or lessening) the impact(s) of a disaster.
Thank you for your time!
David Bjorkman, MPS
Instructor, Emergency Management Technology
School of Sciences, Humanities, and Visual Communications
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701
Ph: (570) 326 - 3761, ext. 7245
Ph: (800) 367 - 9222
November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy
November 30, 2017
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
We all know the jobs of tomorrow will require new technical and manufacturing skills. And Pennsylvania is prime to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy. That’s why this month, Governor Tom Wolf continued to highlight how new workforce training and education programs can help bridge the skills gap.
From innovative workforce training centers to an 150-year-old company, Governor Wolf continued to create new partnerships that will enable more employers to develop specialized training programs, raising the total number of registered apprentices to 15,201 statewide. Governor Wolf also announced statewide efforts to employ more veterans in the utility workforce.
Computer Science Education
Over the next decade, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. This month, Governor Wolf proposed establishing computer science standards across the commonwealth to ensure all students have the skills necessary for emerging high-demand jobs in technology.
Governor Wolf applauded national and international companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in Wilkes-Barre, Alpla Inc. in Northampton County, and Highwood USA in Luzerne County, on their plans to expand in Pennsylvania and together create more than 400 Pennsylvanian jobs.
Finally, an update from Western PA: Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County began official construction in November.
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:
Director of Admissions
Tyler Art School's Spring and Summer Programs
PORTFOLIO BOOT CAMP
Available in Spring & Summer
Watch two high school students talk about their experience in one of our Summer 2018 Portfolio Boot Camps
Do you have students planning on applying to art schools? Let them know about these workshops! Learning about the qualities of a well-rounded college admission portfolio, students will leave class with finished pieces that will distinguish them as exceptional artists. Classes meet for six hours, allowing them the luxury of uninterrupted studio time to completely immerse themselves in their work.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Portfolio Boot Camps are open to 11th and 12th grade students with previous high school drawing experience. Weekend Boot Camps are offered on three consecutive Saturdays in the fall and spring, and Summer Boot Camps run Monday-Friday for two weeks June to August.
The Brandeis University Office of Precollege Programs offers unique programming to suit your student's personal interests and academic needs. Our programs include:
If you are interested in any of these programs, see your Counselor for a recommendation prior to January 20th!
From Gettysburg College:
I have an exciting scholarship opportunity to share with you and the students with whom you work. With help from a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are offering a STEM scholarship program for students interested in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans, and have the opportunity to:
Please visit our website, which also has a link to the application, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
We will also be holding a special STEM Scholar focused session during our January Open House. Interested STEM Scholar-eligible students should sign up here rather than using the general registration link on the Gettysburg College website.
Director of Admissions
Thank you for your past support of YFU USA programs! As an educator, you know how important real world experience is, and what better way to experience the real world than for your students to study abroad with YFU.
Encourage your students to begin their journey now by completing their scholarship application, as deadlines are approaching (most scholarships deadlines are 12/1).
Share these life-changing scholarship opportunities with your students today!
If your students are ready for a life-changing opportunity, we'll provide them with the support, logistics and tools for the adventure of a lifetime. Encourage a young person you know to visit us online at yfuusa.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us today at 1.800.TEENAGE to learn more!
We hope to hear from you (or your students) soon!
PLEASE JOIN US! Meet representatives from the following universities and organizations:
Penn State University
Priority application filing date:
Are you thinking about applying to Penn State?
You should complete the application by November 30 to have the best chance of receiving admission to their first choice campus and major.
Standardized test scores need to be requested through the testing service, and the completed Self-Reported Academic Record must be submitted before we can begin to review the application. Once the application is complete, students may check their status through their MyPennState profile.
December will officially kickoff the 2017-2018 Keystone Exams at Baldwin High School. Please review the information below for dates and locations for Keystone Exam information, student testing assignments and remediation opportunities:
The winter wave (first/second) of the Keystone Exams will be administered on the following days:
Biology will take place the 2nd week of January.
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