Outline of the Evening
4C February 20th
Outline of the Evening
It's not Shark Week......its Entrepreneur Week!
Excited to announce that next week, Entrepreneur Class will consist of guest speakers from around Pittsburgh that have successfully started their own businesses.
We have the owners of Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, Two Ugly Mugs Salsa, Ascend (indoor rock climbing), Eyeflow Marketing and hopefully a surprise special guest!
Looking forward to great presentations, an engaged class and some special tips on how they took their passion and gave life to it.
Two of the speakers are BHS graduates, how exciting!
4C Your Future: Career, College, Community and Curriculum
Please save the date for our upcoming event. This event is open to current 8th through 12th grade students and families.
We encourage you to come and learn how to connect your time at BHS to your greater goals in career and post-secondary education. Meet with representatives from colleges, technical schools, military and local businesses.
Connect the dots between your math class and a future career in engineering,
how can English advance you in a career in Business or Science's connection to the world of technology.
Panel discussions will create the time to discuss interests, skills and the processes involved in exploring your career dreams and how to maximize your time in high school. While the open session times are optimal for electives in art, theater, child development, fabrication and engineering, Game Programming and more!
February 20, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., doors open at 6:00
Baldwin High School
Office of Pre-College Programs
"Force for Good" Film Festival
If you've got a phone, you can make a film—and enter it in our Force for Good Film Festival.
Created to inspire students to use their cell phones as creative tools, the Force for Good Film Festival seeks submissions of five-minute videos with positive messages from high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Learn more on the Force for Good Facebook page and follow along on Twitter @NDForceForGood.
Winners will have their films screened at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame, and may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to the Notre Dame two-week residential Summer Scholars Program (Film Production Track) for either 2019 or 2020.* The scholarship winner will be selected from current sophomore and junior entries.
*Participants must apply and be admitted to the Summer Scholars Film Production track in order to receive the full tuition scholarship prize.
Summer Scholars Application Due by February 19, 2019
Career learning opportunities coming up for students, parents and educators
Duquesne Light Co. plans to offer opportunities for both students and teachers to learn about careers in the electric utility industry.
Students who are in their senior year will be offered a spring “Boot Camp” from March 11 through April 19. The six week, half-day program is designed to prepare students for the Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program that Duquesne Light offers in partnership with Community College of Allegheny County. The program helps students become candidates for skilled crafts within the electric utility industry. Learn more.
The utility also will offer educators 2-week paid internships from July 22 through August 2. The internships are designed to give educators hands-on experiences to acquaint them with a wide range of careers in the electric utility industry with an emphasis on skilled crafts. Educators also will learn about job and training requirements and develop lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms. Learn more.
South Allegheny School District is offering an open-house for students and parents from any school district to explore options for the future with representatives from three dozen employers, the military, post-secondary schools and apprenticeship programs. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Learn more.
Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, along with trade union apprenticeship programs and construction companies, is hosting an opportunity for students to learn about careers in construction on Friday, March 29 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Learn more. Allegheny County schools in need of transportation can contact Markese Long, Community Engagement Specialist at Partner4Work at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools seeking transportation assistance in Beaver, Washington and Greene counties to Ami Gatts at email@example.com.
Students and parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend the NACAC College Fair in Pittsburgh, one of the largest in the country. Thursday evening is the best time to attend. You must register in order to be admitted. Below are links to registration and participating schools.
**JUNIORS: if you attend during the day, you must bring a copy of your registration link, along with a parent note, to attendance in 3 days in order for it to count as a college visit.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Fair Hours: Thursday, February 07, 2019 to Friday, February 08, 2019
February 07, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
February 07, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
February 08, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Attached is the invitation for Baldwin High School's Welcome Program for students coming from parochial, private, or charter schools. This program is for students only. Please RSVP so that we can prepare for your child's visit.
We look forward to meeting your child and welcoming him or her as a future member of the Baldwin High School Class of 2023!
All entrants in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) Foundation’s 2019 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest are eligible to apply for a $16,000 scholarship to Misericordia University!
The scholarship is available to senior high school students, and two-year transfer students, who submit entries in any category to the PNA Foundation’s 2019 Student Keystone Press Awards contest. You must enroll as a Mass Communications and Design major (excludes pre-DPT) for Fall 2019. To apply for the scholarship, apply for admission at Misericordia and include your participation in the Student Keystone Press Awards contest on your application (in the section where you list activities and awards).
Complete details, requirements and an online application are available on the Misericordia University website.
The GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions encourages you to inform your students about our Spring Diversity Open House. Please share the message below with any juniors who may be interested.
This exciting program is an introduction to diversity and cultural life on GW's campus and is open to all students with a commitment to multiculturalism, equality, and social justice. This event allows prospective high school juniors to discuss academic and financial aid options with current students and explore the diversity and cultural opportunities of our community. Save the date now for this coming spring!
Spring Diversity Open House
Saturday, April 27 (Time and Location TBA)
Contact Assistant Directer, Joshua Lowe, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
This Wednesday, January 16th, the Guidance Department will update Juniors on the Post-Secondary Planning Guide. See your scheduled time below! If you have a mid-term, please go to a different meeting slot.
Parents please join us at 6:30 in LGI-1 to review the Junior Post-Secondary Guide and answer your questions to education/training/military/unions/financial aid and more. This is the time to begin the process of what life will look like for your Junior after high school. The process starts now!
Attention Junior Families,
The BHS Counseling Department is offering a series of planning events for 11th-grade students and their families. Below are two upcoming events as well as college fair information.
PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING THESE VALUABLE EVENING PROGRAMS:
Post-Secondary Planning Event
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Please bring a tablet or laptop
Baldwin High School LGI 1 (park in south/pool parking lot and take the first set of stairs on the right side)
National College Fair in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
February 7, 2019 - 6:30-9:00 PM
Brought to you by the National Association of College Admissions Counseling
More information and registration at https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/pittsburgh-national-college-fair/
Students must register prior to going.
4C Your Future
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Baldwin High School - more information to come
Please read this if you are having difficulty accessing your child's PSAT scores.
If your child took the PSAT on October 10, you may access scores online. On exam day, each student entered an email address on his/her answer sheet. College Board sent an email to the address that was provided by the student. The next step is for students to create a College Board account at www.collegeboard.org if this has not already been done. Scores are available on this account but some students may need to enter an Access Code to view scores - the Access Code is provided in the College Board email. Once the code is entered, there should be no problem seeing scores.
We have been informed that paper scores will not be sent to the school until January. The paper scores will be mailed home along with a test booklet shortly after we receive them. Please contact your child's counselor with any questions. Thank you.
BHS Counseling Department
For students who took the PSAT/NMSQT on Oct 10, 2018, scores are now available.
You should have received an email with a link to access your score report. The high school will receive paper reports soon and we will mail them home before the holidays.
Now that scores are in, the next step is understanding what the scores mean. Below is a link to a Parent Tutorial to help you better understand your child's results. For 10th graders, the PSAT was a practice test and results can help identify areas that need improvement. For 11th graders, the results are an excellent predictor of SAT performance. Students should use the link on their score report to set up free practice from Khan Academy. We have had many students improve their scores by 100-200 points just by practicing on Khan Academy.
Juniors should take the SAT in March or May 2019. Fee waivers are available for qualified students. Register at www.collegeboard.org.
Also, save the date for an upcoming Post-Secondary Planning Night on Wednesday, January 16. 2019.
I am reaching out to share three important updates for your students who are applying to Pitt.
Pitt Honors Application Process
We received more than 7,000 University of Pittsburgh applications in the week leading up to the November 1 Pitt Honors Priority Deadline. Our staff are working hard to process and review such a huge influx of applications, but it takes time to give everyone a fair and thorough review. As a result, we will be delayed in making Pitt Honors decisions. Those who met the November 1 Pitt Honors Priority Consideration Deadline will hear back from us by January 12 at the latest.
We are sending an e-mail to students who met the Pitt Honors Priority Deadline, letting them know about the updated timeline and encouraging them to contact their Pitt Admissions Territory Manager with any questions.
Transcripts and Academic Records
We are strongly encouraging students to fill out our Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) to report grades (even if they have already submitted a transcript through the Common Application). Completing the SRAR significantly speeds up application processing time and the student will get an admissions decision from us much sooner. If you have any questions about the admissions process at Pitt, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to help!
I wanted to provide an application fee waiver code, in the event you had any students who are hesitant or unable to apply due to the fee. At your discretion, please feel free to share code PGH with students.
Adam F. Kauffman
412.624.7153 | email@example.com
University of Pittsburgh
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
120 Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6601
Greetings from Gettysburg College!
As we move into December, I want to share a few updates with you and your students:
All the best to you and your students as we finish out the final weeks of 2018!
Dean of Admissions
March2Success prepares students for state standardized testing, the SAT and ACT exams, as well as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
March2Success was created for the United States Army as a free, public-service oriented resource for students, educators, parents, and mentors everywhere to assist all with higher levels of achievement and overall success when preparing for and taking standardized exams.
The 30-hour plus course focuses on math, English, and science, has a writing component, a number of dynamic e-Learning enhancements through video game and flashcard learning, a high school preparation section for junior high/middle school students making that first big step into high school, and a detailed and comprehensive Planning For College section.
Today’s education system judges not only students by standardized test results, but also teachers, principals, superintendents, school districts, and entire state education departments. PHASE 4 is proud to endorse March2Success as it’s premier, FREE resource in assisting our students to the highest levels of standardized test achievement, while saving our parents and partnering districts hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in best preparing their students for their futures.
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)
Originally from India, Avi moved to the U.S. with his family in 2017. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Technical University and joined the M2K program in June 2018 wanting to learn the basics of machining.
"M2K is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to start a machining career or for anyone who might be struggling," Avi said. "Every company demands experience, and this is a great program that trains you and prepares you for interviews with career readiness sessions. All of the instructors were well-experienced and knowledgeable."
In November, Avi accepted a machinist position with a local company. He hopes to one day go back to school and earn his master's degree in industrial engineering.
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