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6th Annual Transition & Job Fair @ Baldwin High School
Thursday, November 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Explore the different programs, schools and career opportunities. Including breakout sessions on "OVR 101"
Next week the military representatives are coming for a small group visit with any students interested in exploring military options as a career or in conjunction with college. If you are interested in exploring the financial options with the military or want to understand your career options, we highly suggest you meet with each branch before you make your decision.
The schedule is as follows:
10/24 – 5th period: Air Force
10/24 – 6th period: National Guard
10/25 – 5th period: Navy
10/26 – 4th period: Army
Sign up in the guidance office before the day of the visit. See Mrs. Babik with any questions.
If you are in need of a tutor or additional help, here are your options @ BHS:
Dear Baldwin Whitehall Community:
Prescription drug use and addiction has become a topic of many news’ headlines in recent months. As school districts around the county grapple with how to address this growing epidemic and keep our children safe, school leaders are looking for effective programming to use with their students in the effort of education and prevention. Just last week, at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Superintendent Professional Development Program, a session was designed around the theme of “To Lead Effectively, Keep Current with the Challenges of Society that Disrupts Education.”
We had speakers from the FBI HOPE (Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education) Initiative and Special Agents from the FBI work with us on these very difficult topics. The highlight of the morning was the viewing of the Saltworks Theatre Company’s play entitled, “Off Script.” The play is about three friends that have more in common than they think. Each of them is addicted to prescription drugs and eventually realizes that they need help in order to overcome their addictions. As I sat there watching the play, I was overcome with the feeling of ignorance but also that of hope. We have all watched the news and heard stories of addiction and overdose in neighborhoods across our region. We have formed our own personal opinions of how those victims of addiction and overdose ended up where they did. We have assigned blame or thought simply why can’t better choices be made. Speaking for only myself, I could not have been more wrong. But as I watched these talented actors portray their characters in a way that connects solidly with the youth in schools today, I believed that, through this type of educational programming, we can begin to make a difference in our schools, in our communities, and in the lives of those so deeply affected by these drugs.
I could not be more proud to see that many of the initiatives that have been planned put our District at the forefront of education and prevention. With the help of Jefferson Regional Foundation and The Drug Enforcement Agency we are able to present “Off Script” on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, to all 9th through 12th grade students at Baldwin High School.
I look forward to viewing the performances tomorrow with our children. I am eager to see the emotion elicited from them, as it was from me. As parents, please engage in a conversation with your child about the play. Take the time to watch the video of the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgyLPhncgIc. Teachers and staff members have been provided pre- and post-performance materials to facilitate discussion with the children as well. The education of our children on topics such as these is all of our responsibility.
Randal A. Lutz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Students in grades 9-12: are you a volunteer?
Have you spent a lot of time giving to your community, school or church?
The Prudential Spirit of Community award maybe for you. Prudential is looking for a few outstanding volunteers to recognize for their work in the community. They are asking student around the country for information on their volunteering so that they can recognize and reward you for your humanitarian efforts. If this fits you then go to Prudential.com Community of spirit award and apply.
Once you apply get to Mr. Hall with proof of your application before Nov.8th. One BHS student will be chosen so hurry time is running out.
13th Annual 2016 Career & Transition Fair
Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI) @ Hiram G. Andrews Center
727 Goucher Street, Johnstown, PA 15905
Oct. 19-20 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 21 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Offering quality, individualized, post secondary education. CTIs programs are designed to meet the needs of students in transition from high school into post secondary education and beyond!
For information contact
Janette Cowan at
800-762-4211, ext. 0405
or 814-254-0405 or
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
What is the Hiram G. Andrews Center? A comprehensive state operated facility located in Johnstown, Pa., which offers rehabilitative, educational, vocational, life management and counseling services, resulting in employment and independence for persons with disabilities.
What is the Commonwealth Technical Institute? A postsecondary trade and technical school licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), located within the Hiram G. Andrews Center (CTI@HGAC).
What training programs are offered at CTI? Six associate degree programs - ASB Medical Office Assistant, AST Architectural Drafting, AST Culinary Arts, AST Dental Laboratory Technology, AST Mechanical Drafting, and AST Networking and Telecommunications Technology - and eight diploma programs - Automotive Technology, Building Maintenance, Business Retail Sales, Culinary Arts-Kitchen Helper, Materials Management and Distribution, Nurse Aide, Office Technology, and Printing Technology.
Call 800-762-4211 ext. 0645, or 814-254-0645 today to schedule your tour!
You may also visit the website at www.hgac.org for additional information.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMS
For Persons Needing Learning Support
Day Time Open House
PRESENTATION FOR SENIORS
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: Beginning at 10 A.M. until 11:30 A.M.
Location: CCAC North Campus, 8701 Perry Hwy, Pgh, PA 15237
NEED TO EXPLORE POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE?
CCAC Vocational Education Training Programs may have the answers
EDUCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS:
Parking at the campus will be available in both our main lot and our upper parking lot.
PLEASE RSVP BY – MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
Angela Angiolieri (Secretary) – 412-369-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne M. Heilman, Recruiter/Instructor
Vocational Education Training Programs
CCAC North Campus
Baldwin High School’s Guidance Department is hosting two events to optimize your post-secondary options, career exploration, course selection, and community connections.
Thursday, October 27—6:30 p.m. @ BHS— LGI 1
Thursday, December 1st —7:00 p.m. @ BHS—LGI 1
Look for information on programs, college/technical school visits, scholarships, volunteering and job opportunities on our website at www.counselingbhs.weebly.com. Additionally, we will be sending emails via SkyAlert regarding upcoming events and opportunities. If you’re email has changed, please contact us to update you information.
***If you can't make it on the 27th, PHEAA is hosting several other events in the area. Go to: https://www.pheaa.org/college-planning/fafsa/help-events.shtml#west for a list of places and dates.
The Allegheny County Human Relations Commission (ACHRC) is announcing the formation of the ACHRC Diversity Awards. The purpose of the Diversity Awards is to provide a greater community awareness of the ACHRC and our mission with the input of Allegheny County High School Seniors.
The ACHRC mission is to ensure that everyone has the ability of enjoying the full benefits of citizenship, and are afforded equal opportunities for employment, housing and use of public accommodation facilities. These opportunities shall be afforded to every individual without the fear of discrimination regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, familial status, age or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability.
Allegheny County High School Seniors who are interested in learning more about and participating in helping to create a greater community awareness, through projects and social media, are encouraged to participate in the ACHRC Diversity Awards. The participating students are expected to be in good standing, involved in community and or school activities and are committed to social justice and human rights. Participating students will present their projects to their corresponding School District representatives. These representatives will review individual student's submissions and choose one student as their school's representative and submit this student's project to the ACHRC.
See Mrs. Babik for details if you are interested.
Neumann University created a new Mathematics program allowing students to earn a degree in Mathematics and an option to earn a secondary teaching certificate.
They've also redesigned their Business program with a focus on career outcomes. They've entered into a joint 3+3 program with Widener Law School will earn a degree from both Neumann University and Widener University Law School.
Lastly they've added two new sports: Men's Volleyball and Women's Swimming to their other 22 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams.
Penn State Undergraduate Admissions invites you to join us for
Penn State Days: October 15th through November 9th. For more information and to register visit: openhouse.psu.edu
La Roche College will be hosting a Community Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. The evening will include an overview of financial aid, how to apply and a demonstration on how to complete the FAFSA. If you have questions, contact La Roche at email@example.com.
West Penn Hospital's School of Nursing program prepares nurses to meet the exciting and rapid pace of today's healthcare environment.
Their program is 22-months. The first year consists of three sequential nursing courses, an adult medical-surgical nursing course, and related liberal arts and science courses. The second year includes an adult medical-surgical nursing course, one family nursing course, a community nursing course, nursing management and related liberal arts courses.
Contact them at 1-877-33NURSE or visit ahn.org/education/west-penn-hospital-school-nursing or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westmoreland County Community College and FirstEnergy have combined forces to provide a new two-year college program for a career in the electric utility industry. Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi for more details.
Rosedale Technical College is hosting a
Women in the Trades Day
and you are invited!
Their first-ever Women in the Trades Day is structured to provide female high school students with a fun and educational opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the trades.
We will listen to guest speakers, complete hands on demonstrations conducted by other female students and meet with local employers and organizations aimed to connect women in the trades!
If you are interested in exploring career options, love working with your hands or outdoors, please see Mrs. Babik or stop by guidance for a permission slip. All forms are due THIS FRIDAY. The trip is next Tuesday.
OCTOBER 2016 COLLEGE VISITS
Oct School Time
11 Univ of Pittsburgh – Greensburg Campus 12:30
12 Penn State –All Campuses 12:00
13 Univ of Pittsburgh – Main Campus 8:40
17 Univ of Pittsburgh – Bradford Campus 12:50
25 Bethany College 8:40
27 Univ of Wisconsin 12:00
28 Univ of Pittsburgh – Johnstown 9:30 Instant Decision Day*
28 Allegheny College 10:45
SIGN UP IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.
SHOW UP FOR THE MEETING IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.
Seniors – Even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, it’s worth attending a college rep meeting. It demonstrates that you are interested and that can make a difference in the admissions process.
Juniors – You are encouraged to attend these informative meetings.
Freshmen and Sophomores – You may attend during lunch or study hall and only with teacher permission.
*Instant Decision Day – Complete an application online or be prepared to complete an application on the spot; bring a signed transcript release form; Receive an admission decision at the meeting; Seniors only.
The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) in Allentown, PA is proud to present the 4th annual “I’m a Leader” Contest! Through a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), LVCIL has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) on a statewide “I’m a Leader” campaign. The campaign seeks to promote leadership skill development for all kids across Pennsylvania! To help make the campaign successful LVCIL has created the "I'm a Leader" Contest!
· The contest is now for ALL students in grades K-12
· The deadline to enter the contest is January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
· There is an online entry form on our website. To see it click here!
· We urge the students to be as creative as possible.
On Tuesday, December 8, Siena College is hosting a live financial aid chat.
With the Free Application for Student Aid opening on October 1, we'll be sharing our top tips for filling out the FAFSA. We'll also be discussing scholarships, loans, comparing financial aid packages and more.
Hosted by Robin Wojcik, director of financial aid, this chat will be particularly informative for those with an interest in Siena. We hope you’ll encourage your students and their parents to register!
Harvard Princeton UVA Wellesley Yale Information Session in Pittsburgh
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Rd
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, scholarships and need-based financial aid. All students and families are invited to attend.
The November SAT test registration deadline is October 7th. Seniors if you need to take another exam to complete your admissions to the school of your dreams, the time is now!
Juniors - have you registered for the PSAT? Information was emailed out to you and your parents emails that are listed in Skyward. Not sure your information is accurate, see one of the Guidance Secretaries to update your information.
In addition, you can register for a Small Group Information Sessions which includes a presentation and a tour. Contact them at www.lhup.edu.
Open House on Saturday, October 29th - Contact Sean Barrett with any questions.
Eaton Prep is hosting SAT preparation classes and a free SAT practice test at the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center. Detailed class schedules are available at www.eatonprep.com. This course will prepare students for the January or later exams.
October 10th - Open House I
October 29th - Open House II
November 4th - Spotlight Day: School of Arts
November 11th - Spotlight Day: School of Business, Education, Social Services and the Humanities
November 18th - Spotlight Day: School of Science, Engineering and Health
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