Barr-Reeve Guidance Newsletter

September 2019

Upcoming Dates

September 17 U.S. Army National Guard Presentation - Juniors & Seniors

September 18 Early Release 1pm

September 23-27 College GO! Week

October 1 2020-2021 FAFSA available

October 2 JA JobSpark - 8th Grade

October 4 End of First Grading Period

October 7-11 FALL BREAK

College Visits @ Barr-Reeve

September 12 University of Southern Indiana

September 24 Indiana State University

September 24 Vincennes University

October 3 Purdue University

October 29 Ball State University

October 29 University of Evansville

SAT Dates & Deadlines

Test Dates:

October 5

November 2

December 7

March 14

May 2

June 6


Click here for a list of registration deadlines https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

ACT Dates & Deadlines

Test Dates:

October 26

December 14

February 8

April 4

June 13

July 18


Click here for a list of registration deadlines

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Sophomores & Juniors will take PSAT Wednesday, October 16th

All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) Wednesday, October 16th from 8:00-11:30am. This test is paid for by the Indiana Department of Education.


PSAT scores have held increasing importance in recent years. Students must score 940 or higher in order to be eligible to earn dual credit through Oakland City University. The PSAT is also how juniors can be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.


Test results should be available in December. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Sward at 486-3265 ext. 226 or csward@barr.k12.in.us.

Junior Achievement JobSpark

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 10am

715 Locust Street

Evansville, IN

We will be taking the 8th grade class to JA JobSpark - a hands on career expo for 8th grade students in the tri-state area. Drive a virtual reality combine, be a TV announcer, touch an actual pig's heart...these are just a few of the hands on learning activities students will get to experience. JA JobSpark: Hands On. Minds opened. https://www.jajobspark.org/

Project Aspiree Campus Visit Opportunities

Project Aspiree will be taking several campus visits this fall. Students must be sophomore, junior, or senior in Project Aspiree to participate. If interested contact Mrs. Sward.


Transportation is provided and food is included. For the overnight visit to Purdue hotel is included. There is no cost to the student.


September 27 Indiana University

October 15 USI & UE

October 18 ISU

November 1-2 Purdue University

November 8 VU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Award: Provides up to $7,500 annually to high achieving students

School: Any

Major: Education

Criteria: Student must agree to teach in Indiana for at least 5 years; 200 scholarships available each year; Students must graduate from an Indiana high school and either graduate in the highest 20% of the class OR receive a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Interested students should apply by Nov. 30th at www.scholartrack.in.gov. If a student is receiving a full tuition scholarship, this scholarship can be used toward housing.

Deadline: November 30, 2019


USI B/MD Scholarship

Award: Up to full tuition & a provisional seat in the IU School of Medicine

School: USI and IU School of Medicine

Major: Pre-med

Criteria: Student must have 1280 SAT or 27 ACT score to apply. Learn more at https://www.usi.edu/science/pre-professional/pre-medicine/bmd-program/

Deadline: December 1, 2019

College Open Houses

Vincennes University Oct. 25 & 26 Nov 8, 9, 20, & 21 https://www.vinu.edu/prevu

University of Southern Indiana Oct. 12 & Nov. 9 https://usi.edu/schedule-a-visit/

Indiana State University Oct. 18 & Nov. 16 https://www.indstate.edu/visit

University of Evansville Nov. 9 https://www.evansville.edu/visit/openhouse.cfm

Manchester University Oct. 14-18 https://www.manchester.edu/admissions/audiences/admissions/schedule-your-visit

Purdue University Oct. 11, 18, 24, & 25. Nov. 8 https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/visit/prospectivevisits.php

NSWC Crane High School Open House

NSWC Crane is hosting an Open House for high school students on Thursday, September 26th which will highlight the main areas of Crane with exciting hands-on lessons. We will be taking our freshmen and are excited to learn more about the career opportunities available at NSWC Crane!

SEAP Internship Opportunity

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy laboratory during the summer. This is an 8 week paid internship position at Crane. Applications are currently being accepted until Oct. 31. Students must have completed Grade 9 and be at least 16 years of age to participate. Visit https://seap.asee.org/ for more information.

Indianapolis Colts Sports & STEM Fest

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10am

Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center

The Indianapolis Colts are hosting their first annual Sports and STEM Fest on October 12 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center! This event will have hands-on, STEM-related activities for students K-12 and their families to enjoy. Registration also includes a ticket to the Colts vs. Titans game on December 1st. Register at https://www.colts.com/tickets/group-tickets/group-events/stem?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Indianapolis NACAC College Fair

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 9am

Indiana Convention Center

The Indianapolis National College Fair is free and open to the public! Visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/indianapolis-national-college-fair/#tab_PromotethisFair to register & see a list of participating schools!
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Indianapolis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 6:30pm

Butler University Hinkle Fieldhouse

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Academy Day

On Saturday, September 21st U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, U.S. Senator Todd Young, & U.S. Senator Mike Braun will host a Joint Academy Day in Fort Branch, Indiana from 8:30am – 11:00am CT. Come and learn more about the United States Service Academies!

More details can be found here: https://bucshon.house.gov/constituent-services/military-academy-nominations.htm

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21st Century Scholars

Attention 7th & 8th grade parents!! Your child may be eligible for a college scholarship. Indiana’s 21​st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. To learn more or apply visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/.

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