Student Services: FALL 2020 News
A newsletter provided by Sandburg's Guidance Department
Table of Contents
.............Welcome to the Class of 2024
.............Senior News/College Information
.............Social-Emotional Resources from the Sandburg Social Workers/School Psychologists
A message from the Guidance Director, Mrs. Augustyniak
Release of Student Information
From time-to-time, military recruiters and postsecondary educational institutions request the names, telephone numbers and addresses of our high school students. The school must provide this information to the military unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) request that it not be disclosed without their prior written consent. If you do not want military recruiters or institutions of higher learning to be given your secondary school student’s name, address and telephone number, please email or send a letter to inform the Director of Guidance, Mrs. Michelle Augustyniak (email@example.com).
WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 2024!
Advice for Freshmen:
- Get organized! Get a planner to keep track of your assignments and activities!
Stay focused! Grades count for your future plans! Don’t put something off for another day!
Get out of your comfort zone! Get involved, go to events, try out for a sport!
Make connections! Make new friends, build relationships with your teachers, counselor, coaches and other staff members!
Work hard! Do your best and you will have no regrets!
SENIORS-CLASS OF 2021
SENIOR YEAR TIMELINE & CHECKLIST
Your senior year of high school makes up a crucial piece in the college planning process. You’ll need to decide which colleges and universities to apply to, send in your applications, and explore financial aid and scholarship options. The following checklist will not only help you retain your academic good standing, but will also help you keep on top of college applications, standardized testing, and financial aid deadlines.
- Your guidance counselor is here to help you navigate the college application process and will be reaching out to discuss your plans for life after high school.
- Senior Information Packet & Senior College FAQ document
- Finalize the list of colleges/universities you plan to apply to for the 2021-2022 school year..
- Check admissions & application requirements through each college/university website.
- D230 Fall Virtual College Admission Rep Visits- D230 Students (only) can sign up to virtually meet with a college admissions rep HERE!
- Start applying to colleges through each school's website. Colleges will use their own application on their admissions website or they could use the Common application.
- EAGLECAST COLLEGE & CAREER PODCASTS - great database of podcast interviews with college admissions representatives.
- College Snapshots -115 college admission representatives from all over the country that have visited Sandburg over the past few years filled out a 4 question survey providing key information about the college/university. This is a general reference document. Please verify any information listed here directly with the college/university by contacting them
- BIG FUTURE "Finding your College Fit"
- Chicago Area Regional College Admission Reps will be offering virtual lunch college visits starting Sept. 9th. Students need to pre-register to get the zoom links to attend these visits.
- FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP information- FAFSA opens October 1st, 2020
- Conquering College Costs Video
- NETPRICE Calculator
- Illinois Student Assistance Commission college application virtual workshop via Webex will be on Wednesday, September 16th from 9:00am to 9:30am (Link will be shared at later date)
- Illinois Student Assistance Commission Virtual Financial Aid night via Webex will be on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm. (Link will be shared at a later date)
Junior Year is the time to really begin to plan for your future! Along with continuing your academic success, college and career research becomes crucial when determining your post-secondary plans. Below you will find a checklist of things that will help you along the way. Counselors are here to help every step of the way!
- Prepare for the SAT utilizing a variety of SAT Prep Options
- NEPRIS is our new Career Research program. Information coming soon for all students.
- Utilize BigFuture in order to begin creating a list of Colleges that fit your interests. Also, search Career Interests.
- Attend Virtual College Visits before class or during lunch hours. This will help you gather admission information from colleges of your interest.
- Interested in the Military? Take the ASVAB exam. Contact your Counselor or Branch Recruiter for more information.
Welcome to Sophomore Year! This is a year of balance, healthy risk-taking, and continued academic milestones! Continue to keep an open communication with your teachers, give 100% to your course of study, and keep an open communication with your teachers and support staff. With Freshman Year in the books, it's time to discover your interests and passions outside of the classroom. We encourage you to find a club/sport/activity that you can pursue. In addition to getting involved, we strongly encourage you to check out community service opportunities.
Sophomore Information for 2020-2021