Juniors - Now is the time to register for the May SAT.
If you are considering going to a 4 year school, you must take the SAT or the ACT. Baldwin offers the SAT here on May 5th.
You must register for this exam by April 6th - just days away!!!!
If you receive free or reduced lunch or your family has financial need, please see your counselor regarding fee waivers.
Registration for the test is at collegeboard.com. If you've taken the PSAT
in 10th or 11th grade, you already have an account. Utilizing your PSAT results with Khan Academy will create personalized practice for you to prepare.
EVERYONE should take at least one hour a week to prepare for this exam.
See your counselor with any questions.
Remember - you must register by April 6!
Prepare yourself to achieve the highest score you can with COLLEGEtutors.com! Take their free practice SAT/ACT tests on April 21st or May 19th. Contact them at 412-346-1443.
Juniors - PSU is making some changes to their dates and deadlines.
Be sure to check out their website for all the latest details.
August 1, 2018: Applications for undergraduate admission become available.
November 1, 2018: PSU's NEW Early Action filing deadline
November 1, 2018: Schreyer Honors College priority filing date
March 22, 2018
Dear Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Community Member:
Even as the seasons flip to spring, the weather this school year has continued to affect our academic calendar. It has been a long winter of delays and cancellations related to cold temperatures or dangerous road conditions. What looked like a very nice spring break just a few weeks ago has now been condensed to a long weekend!
The adjusted schedule for next week will be the following:
While the spring break is not what we expected it would be, it is my hope that you have the chance to spend the long weekend with your families and friends, enjoying their company and preparing the final stretch of the school year.
The updated school calendar will be placed on the District website for your review.
Randal A. Lutz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Please find the latest updates and resources from Kaplan below.
Free AP Prep Books available for download:
Check out our suite of all new study books, designed to help students study efficiently and effectively. Our books were designed with the feedback of AP teachers across the country and the great news is that we have our Kindle editions for AP World History, US History, Calculus AB, and Biology available for free on Amazon from now until the test dates!
Students can download the free books at the following links - please share with your students, parents and AP teachers:
AP Free Kindle Download for World History
AP Free Kindle Download for US History
AP Free Kindle Download for Calculus AB
AP Free Kindle Download for Biology
To see a full list of Kaplan’s AP review resources, please visit www.kaptest.com/ap.
Upcoming Free ACT & SAT practice tests and lessons (all held online):
Free ACT Practice Test + Score Review
Wednesday, April 4th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Free SAT Practice Test + Score Review
Saturday, April 7th
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Inside the Classroom: SAT Math
Tuesday April 17th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Monday, April 23rd
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Visit http://kaptest.com/hsevents for more information and to register for any of the practice tests or lessons listed above.
Please reach out with any questions, and have a wonderful afternoon!
South/East Pre-College Programs
Congratulations to BHS students who passed their CNA test at Steel Center!
A CNA is a certified nursing assistant, who helps patients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Pitt is helping students take the next step in their college journey!
Participate in an extraordinary week of empowerment and self-discovery at The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on July 8-13, 2018.
During your week at Pitt, delegates gain the tools to confidently navigate the college application process!
Dear School Counseling Office:
We would like to invite your students to the #VenangoView Visit Day this Saturday at Clarion University’s
Venango Campus in Oil City, PA!
It’s an excellent opportunity for interested students to learn about academic programs such as nursing,
medical imaging, respiratory care, applied technology (welding, machining, pilot, electric utility, etc.),
rehabilitation sciences, criminal justice, and many more, the admission process, financial aid, housing,
and how to take their next steps to becoming a Clarion University Golden Eagle at the Venango Campus.
We will be waiving application fees at the event.
Clarion University - Venango Admissions Team
CCAC and Job Corps are coming to BHS on
Wednesday April 11th period 7 and 8.
Who should attend this meeting?
If you plan to attend CCAC.
If you receive free/reduced lunch.
If you are unsure of your future plans.
See Mrs. Babik for details.
2018 AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Baldwin High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
For the 2018 AP exams, students at Baldwin High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.
This year each AP exam costs $94.00. Baldwin High School wants every student to be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact request a fee waiver through the registration website. Once approved, registration may be completed. The cost of an exam with a fee waiver is $15.00. Checks, money orders, or cash are accepted. Checks should be made to "Baldwin High School."
In order to register, students should visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/393630 to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
Interested in a pre-college summer experience?
Want to explore your career interests in a week-long or summer program? Many colleges have programs that can help you explore your career ideas, see what the college experience is like and create a wonderful resume builder! Search your favorite colleges or a specific major to find more ideas!
Open House April 6th. Explore:
I understand how overwhelming the college search process can be for your students. Besides the sheer number of college choices, they are faced with questions of major, admission, financial aid and so much more. And to keep moving forward, they need answers. Siena would like to help!
Siena College Junior Jumpstart
Thursday, April 5
Monday, April 16
Students can register here. You are more than welcome to attend as well, of course!
This is an opportunity for your families to meet our admission counselors, tour campus and attend essential workshops that will help shape the college search:
•Admissions Committees: What Matters Most?
•Career Connection: Does Major Matter?
•The College Visit: Make it Count!
•Financial Aid 101
No matter what colleges your juniors are considering, this is information they need to know now. I welcome you to contact me with questions about this event or any admissions questions. I’m always happy to help!
Katie Szalda '01
Director of Admissions
Cal U is hosting a several exciting events this spring
March 23rd & March 24th: FIRST Robotics Competition/ Convocation Center
April 13th-April 14th: BOTS IQ Finals Competition/Convocation Center
April 21st : Exploring Data Science/ Eberly Hall
May 18th-May 19th: National Robotics League Competition
March 21st: An English Education Collaborative Conference/Convocation Center
March 26th: Education Superstart Conference/Exploring Careers in Education/Convocation Center
April 9th: Exploring Careers in Gerontology Networking Dinner/SAI Farm House
April 12th: Exploring Careers Gerontology Information Session/Natali Student Center
April 14th: Exploring Careers in Physical Therapy Assistant Workshop
April 13th: A Trip through Time High School Day
April 14th: A Trip through Time Family Day
Cal U Spring Open House Dates
Saturday, February 24th
Saturday, March 24th
Saturday, April 28th
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-938-4404
To register for an event: www.BLAZEYOUROWNPATH.com
To register for a spring Open House: CALU.EDU/OPENHOUSE
A Message from the University of Mount Union:
Dear School Counselor,
Your students are invited to visit the University of Mount Union on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program! Mount Union's direct-entry BSN program is unique because of the University's strong background in the liberal arts and an extensive number of clinical practicum opportunities across Northeast Ohio.
Nursing Visit schedule:
4:30 p.m. Check-in at the Gartner Welcome Center
5-7:30 p.m. Learn about Mount Union's BSN program from current UMU nursing students, faculty, and admission representatives
We hope to see your students on Tuesday, March 27!
North Hills High School and Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) will host a U.S. Military Academies Information Seminar on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6pm. The event will feature informational presentations by representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and ROTC. Attendees will also be able to speak with Congressman Rothfus and his staff.
This event is designed for students in grades 9-11. The address for North Hills High School auditorium is 53 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, 15229. For more information please contact Ms. Shannon Smith at email@example.com or visit https://rothfus.house.gov/service-academy-nominations.
From Congressman Keith Rothfus' office:
Thank you for your interest in serving our nation in uniform and attending one of our service academies. These fine institutions have a long history of developing the leaders of tomorrow. Our service academies provide exceptional academic, character building, and leadership development opportunities.
Service Academy DaysThis spring, I will host a Service Academy Day at a school in Pennsylvania's Twelfth Congressional District. This event will feature representatives from each of the service academies as well as ROTC programs, who will be available to provide information and answer questions about attending these institutions. Members of my staff and I will also be available to answer questions about the nomination process.
Nominating exceptional individuals to our service academies is one of the great honors of being a Congressman. It is a pleasure to meet so many bright, focused, hard-working young people from the Twelfth Congressional District.
United States Service Academy Day
Monday, April 9, 2018
6 PM to 8 PM
North Hills High School Auditorium
53 Rochester Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15229
For additional information please contact Shannon Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 359-1626.
United States Service Academy ApplicationThe application deadline for a nomination is Friday, October 19, 2018 for those interested in attending a service academy beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
Rothfus US Service Academy Application
Our office received some calls from members of the school community stating that they either did not receive the email on Saturday, or that they could not open the link that was provided.
I am re-sending the letter for your review and reference.
Superintendent of Schools
March 9, 2018
Dear Baldwin-Whitehall Colleagues and Families:
The tragic incidents of school violence at Parkland, Florida as well as in many communities across our great country have been heartbreaking and frustrating. As a District, they have caused us to reflect deeply on the current practices and procedures that we have in place to protect our students and staff. These events have also resulted in many emotional responses and a desire to effect change.
Many student groups, within our region and across the country, have planned protests or walkouts in the coming weeks. My administration has been made aware that students within our District may be planning to participate in a walkout on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
It is important to communicate, that while the District supports student desire for advocacy and self-expression, activities that have the potential to create a hazardous condition or effect the educational environment of the schools will not be endorsed. Our District has the authority to regulate activity of this type.
The District’s plan in response to these proposed walkouts shall be the following:
The safety and security of our students and staff continues to be of utmost importance to not only the District, but to me personally as your Superintendent of Schools. While it is not my intent to regulate the students’ wish to express their voice, it is my desire to keep everyone safe and out of harm’s way.
Randal A. Lutz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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