Counselors' Corner

October 2021

Message from College and Career Counselors

Welcome to the "Counselors' Corner"! This will be our department's monthly newsletter. The newsletter will come out the first week of the month and will be sent by email and posted to social media. It will include important updates, deadlines, events and news from our department. We are happy to help guide you on your way to college and beyond!

College and Career Counseling Department

High School Guide

Please reference this guide for important information about high school programs and requirements. Please contact your counselor with any questions.

Important Events

October Senior Events

  • FAFSA Night with Going Merry- October 12th, 2021- 6:30-7:30pm
  • SAT School Day Exam- October 13th, 2021
  • College Essay Writing Workshops-
  • October 16th, 2021- 9am-noon (In Person Event)
  • October 21st, 5-7pm (Virtual Event) Please join via Zoom Link (Please use student Harmony account to join this Zoom)

October High School Events

  • PSAT School Day Test (grade 8-11)- October 13th, 2021
  • Resume Writing Workshop (Ms. Haponski)- Monday, October 25, 3.15-4 pm
  • Financial Aid Session (Grants/ Loans)- Tuesday, October 26, 3.15-4 pm
  • TEXAS Statewide Virtual College Fair- October 28, 2021- 6pm-8pm
  • TSI Testing Window- January 19- February 4, 2022 (8-10th grade)
  • Student/Counselor 1 on 1 Meetings- Ongoing

October Online Events

  • FAFSA Application Night with Going Merry- October 12th, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm- Use this zoom link to attend.
  • Affording College 101- Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 6:00-&:00pm- Use this zoom link to attend.
  • FAFSA Completion and Submission-Thursday, October 21st, 6:00-7:00pm- Use this zoom link to attend.
  • There are additional online events available on SchooLinks.
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New Graduation Requirement: FAFSA/TAFSA Application

Dear Senior Students and Parents

Please find important information regarding FAFSA applications in the below invitations.

Please note that FAFSA/TASFA application is a part of the graduation requirements and we would like to help you with that.

Going Merry will be the portal to complete the FAFSA application. We are hoping that more of our students will be able to benefit from this opportunity that the federal government is offering to the students.

Please join FAFSA Application Night on October 12th

Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

Complete the FAFSA in One Hour!

FAFSA Application Night

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

For Parents and Students of the Class of 2022.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

FAFSA Preparation Homework

Please complete before FAFSA night, October 12, 2021.

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Scholarships Available with October Due Dates

Log in to your Going Merry account using this link to find thousands of scholarship opportunities with due dates in October 2021.

Senior Breakfast

The seniors had a great time sharing breakfast with their teachers, counselors and administrators!

Senior Tie Dye Event

Seniors got together on Friday, October 17th in the blazing hot afternoon sun to create their senior tie dye shirts together. There were lots of laughs, spraying hoses and spilled dye. The shirts came out great! So unique to each student! Seniors can wear these shirts on Thursdays with jeans for the rest of the year!

Resources for Senior Parents and Students

SchooLinks Parent Account Set Up- IMPORTANT

Our campus has started working with SchooLinks for a better college and career planning experience. SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that empowers students.

We would love to see all of our students engage with SchooLinks and do the tasks for their grade level and guardian involvement is a very crucial point for the college process and student education life.

Therefore, we have prepared the attached document to help our students get their parents to join SchooLinks.

Please use this link for the to access Guardian Onboarding to Schoolinks to set up your account.

Also, please use this link for directions to Claim Guardian Code to connect your account to your student's account.

Student Spotlight

Andrik Menjivar Received Hispanic Scholar Award

Junior Andrik Menjivar recently was awarded the College Board National Hispanic Recognition award. College Board launched this program thirty-eight years ago to honor and connect academically excellent Latinx students to universities across the country. Andrik was recognized for both his academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. This recognition will help Andrik to connect to prestigious colleges that are looking for talented students like him. We are proud of all you have achieved!

Nominate Your Student or Yourself for the "Student Spotlight"

If you are an Endeavor student or a parent of a student that has done a project, service, won an award, a scholarship, or had any other great accomplishment you can nominate yourself or your student here for the "Student Spotlight"! We want to know what our students have been up to and celebrate them for all the great things they do!

Use this form to nominate your student today!

Alumni Spotlight

Brittany Bayne, Harmony Alumni and School Nurse!

Each month we will be spotlighting one of our awesome alumni. This month our spotlight falls on our very own school nurse, Ms. Brittany Bayne.

Ms. Bayne went to Harmony Innovation Houston and Harmony Science Academy Houston middle school and Harmony School of Science Houston for high school. She attended these schools from 6th to 9th grade. After graduating from a home school program in 2014, Ms. Bayne attended college to pursue healthcare and ministry. She currently works as our school nurse while pursuing ministry full time as well.

She decided to work at Harmony Endeavor because it was a great opportunity and her mom (who also is part of the Harmony team) recommended it. Ms. Bayne says that she "hasn't regretted it since." When asked what she likes about working at Harmony Endeavor she said, "Our staff members have qualities that you can't put a price on. Sympathetic and Understanding abilities, Teamwork and friendliness. Our students are dedicated and bright". In addition to all of her duties as our school nurse, Ms. Bayne is also offering a Creative Writing after school to students this year.

Thank you Ms. Bayne for all you do for our students and staff! We are so glad that you are part of the Endeavor family!

The Counseling Department