Counseling Connect

October 2016

Tennessee High School Counseling Department Newsletter

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College App Week

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The counseling office sponsored several activities for College App Week.


MONDAY-Coffee with the Counselors was a great success with many students stopping by for Coffee and Doughnuts and discussing college and career plans with the counseling team. Also, over 75 students participated in the College Application Boot Camp where students learned about the college application process, scholarships, TN Promise and the FAFSA.


TUESDAY- 16 Students toured the Tennessee College for Applied Technology in Elizabethton TN


WEDNESDAY-Jordan Lovetere conducted a resume workshop. 34 Students attended an information session and campus tour at ETSU.


THURSDAY- 19 Seniors traveled to Northeast State Community College's Blountville Campus.


Friday- ETSU Honor's College was on campus to Meet with students in the Library.

Senior Meetings

The counseling office has completed our senior meeting sessions for the class of 2017. Parents can still access the senior meeting packet on schoology via the senior page.
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Bristol Herald Courier Speaks with THS Counselors Regarding FAFSA Changes

Step 1: Apply for FSA ID

This is your electronic signature for signing the FAFSA online. This can be done prior to October 1st. You can use the link below or go to fsaid.ed.gov

Step 2: Complete FAFSA Application

You can use the link below to access fafsa.gov and complete your FAFSA. Remember to use the STUDENT'S FSA ID to log in.

Upcoming Events

FAFSA Opens Nationwide

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 12am

This is an online event.

The Free application for Free Student Aid will open at 12:01 on October 1st. FAFSA is a requirement for Tennessee Promise, college admissions as well as many scholarship opportunities.
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Fall Break

Monday, Oct. 3rd, 7:30am to Friday, Oct. 7th, 2:30pm

1112 Edgemont Avenue

Bristol, TN

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Tennessee Promise Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2pm

1112 Edgemont Avenue

Bristol, TN

First required Tennessee Promise Meeting for Seniors all seniors will report to the auditorium at 2:00 PM
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Tennessee Promise Application Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 8am-2pm

1112 Edgemont Avenue

Bristol, TN

Seniors will be called to the library in small groups to apply for Tennessee Promise. All students will need to bring their laptops
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PSAT/NMQST (National Merit Scholarship Qualifing Test)

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 9pm

1112 Edgemont Avenue

Bristol, TN

Sign up in the counseling office while there are still spots. The test will be given in the band room starting at 7:30 AM

ACT Test Date

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 8am

1112 Edgemont Avenue

Bristol, TN