The representative from Carlow University has offered to make Monday's meeting an Instant Decision Day. If you are interested in applying to Carlow, be sure to come to the meeting on Oct. 2, period 4. Sign up in the Counseling Office and pick up a Transcript Release Form. We will prepare your official transcript. Bring your SAT scores and get your admission decision on the spot! All other students who want to learn more about Carlow may also attend to meet the rep and get information.
Mount Lebanon Academy
Explore a different kind of classroom environment
Meet with some of our instructors and current students
Learn about our customized financial planning sessions
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Seventh Annual Veterinary Career Day @ West Virginia University
Ninth-Grade Marks as Predictor of College Success
Many colleges try hard to identify potential talent -- especially from disadvantaged areas -- early in high school. In many cases, they use test scores to identify those with potential. And in many cases, high school students, their parents and counselors, and the college admissions officers who evaluate their credentials focus heavily on junior year grade point average -- or changes in GPA from year to year.
New research from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research suggests that the ninth-grade GPA may be much more significant than many previously thought -- and may provide insights on how colleges and others should act. This may be particularly the case when colleges are trying to identify those in low-income areas.
Do you have students interested in applying to art schools?
PORTFOLIO BOOT CAMP
Students immerse themselves in Tyler's studios over three Saturday classes, creating work for their college admissions portfolio that will distinguish them as exceptional artists. Select a Boot Camp focused on Black & White media or Color media - or take both for a well-rounded portfolio!
Register today, our next session starts October 7th!
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Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for our Diversity Overnight, Nov. 12 and 13. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 2.
Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students.
Please encourage students whom you believe would be a good fit for Case Western Reserve to submit an application for this event today. Diversity Overnight Application →
Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland's University Circle. On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.
Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.
To All 10th and 11th Grade Students and Families,
Please see below for important information about the PSAT exam. If you are a college-bound student in 10th or 11th grade, you should be taking this exam. See registration information below. The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Baldwin High School on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2018, during the school day.
Registration is online only from Monday, September 18 - Monday, Oct 2, 2017. In order to register, students should visit www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/393630. Once completed, students should print the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. The confirmation page and payment must be brought to the high school Counseling Office.
The exam fee is $20.00. Payments should be made to "Baldwin High School." Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch or are in need of financial assistance may request a fee waiver when registering for the test (on the registration website).
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Baldwin HS strongly recommends that college-bound students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders), and most importantly, help prepare for the SAT. After the exam, students will receive feedback on their performance and get personalized test prep through Khan Academy.
Once you register, practice using an official practice test which you will receive or visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice.
EXAM DATE - Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Sept 18, 2017 - Registration begins.
Oct 2, 2017 - Registration ends. No late registrations will be accepted.
Oct 3, 2017 – Payment due; registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.
Oct 3, 2017 - Last day to cancel registration for a refund.
Oct 4, 2017 – Pre-administration sessions for 11th grade.
Oct 5, 2017 – Pre-administration sessions for 10th grade.
Please contact Mrs. Misquitta at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What's new at VCU
As our university continuously grows and changes, it can be a challenge keeping up with all of the new and exciting things taking place on and around campus. Here are just a sampling of some new things to note for this academic year:
1. In August we welcomed just over 4,200 new freshmen to campus. Thirty-three percent are first-generation college students. Minority students make up 53 percent of the class. Meet members of our Class of 2021.
2. Looking for a new place to photo document your visit to VCU? Look no further than the Linden Street Commons with its new pedestrian-oriented streetscape. You can find the installation of large VCU letters (pictured above) at Grove Avenue and Linden Street.
3. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $25 million grant this summer to the School of Engineering's Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering to launch the Medicines for All Institute. The new institute will focus on increasing access to medications for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases around the world by lowering their manufacturing costs.
4. RVA Bike Share is giving the VCU community a new way to roll around town. Stations are being installed around the city, several of which are housed on VCU's Monroe Park and MCV campuses.
5. Coming soon: be on the lookout for the launch of VCU's redesigned website coming later this month. The Office of Admissions' websites are also being redone and incorporated into the new VCU homepage design.
Read more about other new happenings on campus.
Symptoms of Wearing
Too Heavy of a Backpack
To ensure your kiddos don't suffer from any unnecessary pain and discomfort, make sure they have the right sized backpack and they know how to pack it appropriately.
Backpack shouldn't be heavier than 10% of your body weight. Pack the heavier and bigger items closest to your back.
Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale would like to spend some time with you in your own backyard.
Visit these five schools in Cleveland, OH on October 9th.
My name is Heather – it’s nice to meet you! I noticed you’ve included some great study help resources on your “Educational Resources” page (http://counselingbhs.weebly.com/post-secondary.html) for standardized test prep and I wanted to suggest another useful and free service.
With Chegg Test Prep, students can get instant access to hundreds of expert SAT, ACT, and GRE test prep guides. One of our most popular guides to date is our top 50 strategies for SAT test day article. And we’re only getting started!
We know how stressful testing can be for students. With our free test prep resources, we aim to support students (particularly of low-income families) and help relieve some of that stress.
It would be great if you could include a link to Chegg Test Prep since I imagine your visitors would enjoy having access to free standardized test prep resources, tips, and lessons.
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Kutztown University is a top-rated public institution which provides a dynamic, supportive environment where creativity thrives and opportunities flourish. Our students are kids of strong character who are willing to work hard to realize their full potential.
For a limited time, I am offering your students the opportunity to submit an application for free;(a $35 savings)! To take advantage of this opportunity, they must complete and submit the online application by visiting www.kutztown.edu/apply before the codes expires November 15, 2017. When prompted, please insert the application fee waiver code: AFBE
Gannon University's Pre-Health Saturday will be onSaturday, September 30. I wanted to share this event with you, because there are so many benefits for students who are interested in these academic programs.
Students who attend this event will:
Students can register for Gannon University's Pre-Health Saturday at gannon.edu/visit. I believe this is a great opportunity for students who are still in the college selection process, so thank you for sharing it.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Six key points about Gettysburg College.
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives.
Students interested in seeking a congressional nomination for the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA) or Merchant Marine (USMMA) be advised, the deadline for Congressman Murphy’s academy nomination is approaching. Congressman Murphy may nominate applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the eighteenth District of Pennsylvania.
The completed application packet must be received in Congressman Murphy’s office no later than Friday, October 6, 2017. Application and instructions can be found at https://murphy.house.gov/service-academy-nominations.
A Complete Application Must Include the Following Items:
1. Completed application.
2. 1 academic recommendation and 1 extracurricular recommendation.
3. An official copy of your high school transcript sent directly from your high school guidance office.
4. A copy of your SAT or ACT score report. The Congressman’s SAT Score Reporting Code # is 2391 and the ACT Code # is 7652.5. A recent wallet-size photograph of yourself.
Students who are interested, please fill out the application and return to:
The Honorable Tim Murphy
Attn: Roxanne Buckels
504 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
The HOBY or Hugh O'Brien Youth leadership conference competition is now open. The HOBY is a leadership conference that one leading sophomore can be sent to each year. The conference will be held over 4 days at Washington and Jefferson University in June of 2018. The one Baldwin sophomore chosen will have their conference payed for t by the school district. If you see your self as a leader who would like to further your leadership skills then see Mr. Hall for an application. Applications will be due by Friday October 6th 2017 the application includes an essay so hurry for your chance to be a contributing leader to your school.
STUDENTS: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!!! Learn about your career or hobbies in an intensive yearlong program!
The AIU Apprenticeship Program is still accepting applications for programs that still have openings. All but Nursing and Engineering @ CMU are open at this time. Please have students submit applications if they are interested in pursuing any of them.
Students will need to:
There are some Apprenticeships that may not happen due to low enrollment. Please let me know ASAP if you have any students that would like to attend:
Future Teachers Academy
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us:
AIU Apprenticeship contacts:
Amy Davis – email@example.com, 412-394-4193
Denise Pilarski – firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-394-5845
The OASIS Program is a unique, college-based certificate program designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This non-credit program is designed for students who have completed high school (ages 18 and older) and have an interest in pursuing additional academic and vocational training to help develop skills that are necessary for gainful employment.
Under the guidance of the OASIS Program staff at the beautiful Mercyhurst North East campus, students actively observe and participate in college classes alongside Mercyhurst North East Students. They also regularly attend tutorial sessions that focus on coursework review, as well as the development of skills related to success and independence in employment and social settings.
Once students have completed their classroom instruction and have made adequate progress toward program goals, they are placed in an internship at a local business to put their skills into action. The OASIS Program currently offers four certificates of interest; Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Business, and Early Childhood. We focus our goals on person center planning and also offer a residential option!
For more information, please refer to the attached FQA, check us out on facebook at facebook.com/muneoasis, or contact the program director at 814-725-6299.
If any of these brief snipits interest you, check out the full story at the link below!
Welcome Back from the Dean
Welcome to another great academic year! We here at GW hope that you had a restful summer and that you are excited to begin the work of sending your students off into the world.
With an application volume of more than 27,000 this year, we welcomed a class of 2,600 incredible new Colonials to campus just a few weeks ago. This class is among the most diverse and academically exceptional incoming group of students GW has seen, and we are all excited to see what they can accomplish with DC as their learning laboratory.
We all recognize that high school students are under a tremendous amount of pressure to excel academically, participate in a variety of activities outside of the classroom, and ultimately find the right college fit; this combination of pressures can be a source of great anxiety for students. Our goal is to create an admissions process that is open and transparent, and one that creates greater access for students. These priorities reflect our institutional values, which we strive every day to defend and preserve.
Find your GW Admissions Representative: undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/admissions-representatives
GW Book AwardThe GW Book Award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit – specifically through academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action. We encourage school counselors to visit our website to nominate one qualified high school junior for the award. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact email@example.com
Costas Solomou, Ed.D.
Dean of Admissions
5th Annual Mon Valley Diversity College Fair (MVDCF). This year’s MVDCF takes place on Wednesday, October 11th at the Community College of Allegheny County in West Mifflin, PA from 9 AM to 12 Noon.
Last year, representatives from 75 plus colleges, career and technical schools, trades, the military, and other organizations were present to offer students a wide-range of college and post-secondary options.
Please listen to announcements and this site for updates for BHS SENIORS to register to attend and ride the CCAC sponsored bus.
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Next month, across the world, from New Jersey to New Zealand, thousands of schools, communities, organizations, and individuals will come together to release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at raising awareness for bullying prevention.
Bullying Prevention Awareness month was initiated in October 2006 when it was recognized that students, parents, and people around the world needed to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying.
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