NFHS Counseling Newsletter
As we are moving into the 2nd 9 weeks, please review this newsletter for updates and information from your NFHS Counseling Office!
10th & 11th GRADE CLASS SEMINARS/PARENT NIGHT
This month, your NFHS counseling team had the opportunity to present our 10th & 11th Grade Seminars to students in English classes, as well as to parents during our Parent Night. If you were unable to attend for this presentation, we have posted the information shared on the NFHS Counseling website under the Class pages.
JUNIOR CONFERENCES - BEGINNING NEXT MONTH
Counselors will be meeting with all Junior students
Parent/Guardian(s) are encouraged to schedule to attend in-person or virtually
Book your appointment via Microsoft Bookings
Appointments will be available beginning November 1st through December 14th
Find the link for your counselor’s Bookings page on the NFHS Counseling website, under the Class of 2024 tab (See button above)
The online registration window is open through December 14th
On October 12th, we administered the national PSAT exam to all 10th grade students, as well as 9th and 11th grade students who registered. As a reminder, these scores can be linked to Khan Academy for individualized SAT practice!
FINANCIAL AID SUPPORT
As of October 1st, our senior classes FAFSA's (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are ready to be completed and submitted. Please utilize the links below to access the FAFSA website and other helpful resources for completion:
NOVEMBER - APPLY TO COLLEGE MONTH
November is officially deemed as "Apply to College Month". Your NFHS Counseling office is offering Apply to College help sessions as well as a larger scale Apply to College Event with admissions representatives from local schools. This will be a perfect time for students to connect with college admissions representatives and receive application support. They can sign up in FlexTime Manager!
DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Interested in Dual Enrollment for next school year? North Forsyth HS students most typically dual enroll with The University of North Georgia or Lanier Technical College due to their proximity. Both of these schools are offering upcoming dual enrollment information nights to help families really understand the benefits and the process.
- University of North Georgia - Tuesday, November 29th @ UNG Cumming Campus, 6:00 pm (Both in-person and zoom options available)
- Lanier Technical College - Wednesday, November 30th @ Forsyth Conference Center, 6:00 pm
- University of North Georgia - Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:00 pm (Zoom only)
SIGNS OF SUICIDE (SOS) STUDENT LESSONS
The counseling team will be presenting Signs of Suicide (SOS) to all 9th grade Health, Personal Fitness, and JROTC classes the week of November 7th. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for high school students and Forsyth County has implemented this program to help students recognize the warning signs of suicide in themselves and others. For more information about warning signs, useful resources, and some of the messages students will receive, please see more information here: www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent
. A letter regarding this program was sent to 9th grade families prior to the lesson.
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The 2022-2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar nomination/application form is available on our website (linked below for more information) and is due November 15, 2022 by 5 p.m.
Any Georgia high school student may complete the application, provided they are scheduled to graduate between January 2023 and August 2023 and obtain signatures from their principal and school counselor. Please contact Ms. Lennox Balog in the NFHS counseling office for help obtaining necessary signatures - LBalog@forsyth.k12.ga.us
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program from the U.S. Department of Education was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
STUDENTS - We will have a few companies hiring for entry-level positions! Great opportunity for some students to start scoping out Internship possibilities too!
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