LNHS Counselor Connection
Friday, February 7, 2020
Celebrating Our Wildcats
Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
Student-Athlete of the Week
Chamber Music Tonight
Cheer Camp "Graduates" Perform at LN
The cheerleaders conducted their annual “Future Wildcats” cheer camp for aspiring LN cheerleaders at the end of January. The Cheer Camp "Graduates" were invited to perform with the LN cheer team at the LN vs Center Grove game. The campers did a fantastic job and had a fun time. Our high school cheerleaders did a great job helping the next generation of Wildcats cheerleaders. Outstanding job, Wildcats! Thank you to Mrs. Ampil for the pictures.
National School Counseling Week
LN Culinary 1 in the Kitchen
eLearning Day February 14th -- Next Friday
Student Scheduling for 2020-2021
***All students will be asked to REVIEW SCHEDULES in May before schedules are considered final.
Free Swimming Lessons -- February Date
Angel Books are BACK
Graduation Orders with Herff Jones
Seniors may continue to place orders for graduation items through the Herff Jones website.
Seniors and parents of seniors...there are MANY items to choose from, but the only required purchase is the graduation cap and gown which is priced at $35. Please note, Herff Jones pricing INCREASES as we get closer to graduation. Reserve a cap and gown now at the lowest available price if planning to participate in graduation ceremonies June 2nd.
Distinguished Graduate -- Class of 2020
It is NOT too late -- College App & Career Sessions Planned
Though a pretty good chunk of our senior class has a working plan in place for life after graduation—4-year, 2-year, technical training, military, etc., there are seniors who do NOT have a plan. Among those, some are stressed and worried about the future, thinking the doors have closed on their opportunities after high school.
Our senior counselors are holding “College Application and Career Question Help Sessions” targeting those seniors who either have no articulated plan OR have little confidence in the current plan for life after LN. There are FOUR SESSIONS scheduled:
· Feb 12—9:30
· Feb 19—3:00
· Feb 24—11:15
· March 4—11:15
Each session will be held in the McColly Room.
Each session is run just like a college rep visit, asking seniors to SIGN UP TO RESERVE A SEAT THROUGH NAVIANCE. Sessions last 45 minutes.
Seniors who cannot get into their Naviance should contact their assigned counselor OR Ms. Crawshaw…if interested, we want them there.
FAFSA Filing Help Session
- 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
- 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Bring your 2018 tax forms
- Bring your financial forms
- Bring your driver's license, email addresses, contact information
- Bring a LAPTOP (laptops WILL be available on site)
COLLEGE and CAREER INFO
HBCU -- College Fair and Program
SAVE THE DATE and PREREGISTER NOW
The Northeast Indy College Fair at LN in March
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Tuesday, March 10th, for the Northeast Indianapolis College Fair at Lawrence North.
The Northeast Indy College Fair is one of THE BEST in Central Indiana and our students have direct and easy access to over 100 different college representatives from the Midwest region.
The college fair is FREE TO ATTEND and connects our students to college and career information, helpful in planning for the future.
In addition to attending Indiana Colleges/Universities , others CONFIRMED to attend include: University of Tampa, Iowa State U, Marquette U, Seton Hall U and even the University of East London (England, UK).
PLUS...NEW THIS YEAR
- Students will PREREGISTER for the fair at www.StriveFair.com
- Receive a personalized and confidential BARCODE
- College reps will SCAN THE BARCODE, connecting student and college in a quick second
- Students spend time talking with reps instead of filling out information cards
- PREREGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
All college-interested LT students in grades 8-11 are strongly encouraged to attend...and PREREGISTER for great college connections to information, admissions, scholarships and more!
Explore Purdue Engineering
Explore Purdue Engineering during a college campus visit, specifically targeted toward women in their junior or senior year of high school!
Plan to schedule and attend two engineering major sessions and an engineering interest session. Discover resources, tools and connections from our current engineering students, professional staff and alumnae during the day and at our free networking luncheon. Cap off your visit by touring the engineering campus or a student dorm.
If you are looking for something extra to do on campus Sunday evening, April 19, 2020, join us! Check-in early, visit representatives from engineering clubs, organizations and majors. Take a tour through first-year engineering classrooms and EPICS lab space within Armstrong Hall.
We hope to see you at Exploring Engineering at Purdue - Boiler Up! Register NOW
Aero Club Summer Program & Scholarship
Notre Dame Summer Scholars -- Deadline Approaching
Are you ready for an extraordinary summer experience in life sciences, global health, modern art, law, archaeology...just to name a few options? Apply Now!
The Summer Science Program -- IU, Purdue, NM Tech, U of Colorado
Boston University AMP UP Program
Holland Summer Science Programs -- IU Wants YOU
- Holland Summer Enrichment Program
- Holland Summer Science Research Program
- Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education
Summer on Campus -- Roll Tide!
Young Innovators Quest - YiQ
This 4-week program -- June 2 - 26 -- is held at IUPUI. Students spend one week staying in the dorms. YiQ is an opportunity for students who are highly motivated in STEM studies to extend their research and experience. Students have the opportunity to attend industry field trips, and workshops, seminars, and labs led by professors, work on projects based on their own ideas, and experience college life. These students also have an opportunity to extend their research, with the guidance of a mentor, during the following school year. Further details are available here: http://scienceinnovations.org/yiq/.
YiQ Cost: $950 by March 15th; or $1250 if they apply by April 20th.
IDEAA Summer Program
This 3-week program -- July 6 - 24 -- allows students to explore careers in STEM fields and learn about the technology that is transforming the manufacturing and industrial design industries; including industry field trips, project work, and hands-on experience in Design, CAD, Prototyping, 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, etc.
Learn more about IDEAA, including costs, deadlines and locations by opening the highlighted link.
Purdue Summer Programs -- 1 Week = 1 Course = 1 Credit
BOP at Purdue
- Attend workshops taught by Krannert faculty and corporate partners
- Team up with other students and use critical thinking skills for a competitive case competition
- Experience life at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus
- Receive inside information about Purdue’s admission process and financial aid opportunities
- Make connections with new friends and create unforgettable memories!
So, what’s the best part of this program? IT IS FREE! All costs are covered excluding transportation to and from campus and miscellaneous personal expenses like personal shopping. That means your dorm room, food, and any extra field trips or events we attend are free to you!
Interested and qualified JUNIORS should apply ASAP. The BOP APPLICATION is live now.
College Rep Visits -- Special Spring Sessions
SIGN UP FOR ALL REP VISITS IN NAVIANCE to save a seat.
- College Apps & Career Questions HELP SESSION -- Feb 12th
- Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)--Feb 13th
- Ball State University--Feb 13th
- ***Fairbanks School of Public Health--JUNIORS ONLY--Feb 18th
New in Naviance
The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program provides a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP for up to 4-years of college to students accepted and enrolled into an 1890-Land Grant University. The goal of the scholarship is to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food sciences, natural resource sciences and related disciplines. Open the application linked above and submit by the JANUARY 31st deadline. Again...FULL TUITION at multiple universities.
The Becky Crum Lawrence Education Association Scholarship is now open. Two scholarships will be awarded - 1 each to a Lawrence North and a Lawrence Central graduating senior in the top half of the Class of 2020. Eligible students must commit to continuing education after graduation with the intent to work in a "helping" field that may include (but not limited to) education, social work, counseling, nursing/health, criminal justice. Completed applications are due to Ms. Masur (room 103) by Friday, Feb 28th at 4:00 p.m.
Open to current SENIORS attending college beginning Fall 2020. A one-time award of $1000 is available to qualified students.
More than just a prom dress give-away organization, SENIOR GIRLS are encouraged to apply for the Prom Genie scholarship.
Western Golf/Evans Scholarship
Are YOU the next Evans Scholar?
Students as young as 8th grade can become eligible for this FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to IU, or Purdue, or Notre Dame or Miami...or 14 other universities...but you MUST caddy at a participating golf course. Hillcrest Country Club in Lawrence Township has produced SEVERAL Evans Scholars from Lawrence North. Learn more at the WGA Evans website.
Amy Beverland Scholarship
LTSF Scholarships -- DEADLINE APPROACHING
Applications for 2020 Lawrence Township School Foundation Scholarships are now being accepted!
Last year, the Foundation awarded 31 scholarships, totaling almost $42,000. This year could be even bigger!
LN seniors may access the 2020 LTSF Scholarship Application and review all of the scholarships available this year.
*Note...though most scholarships are open to LN students, note there are scholarships specific to LC or LAA students. Be sure to read the fine print for eligibility.
LN Student-Athlete Scholarships
- Community Health Network ($1,000 to a male and a female student-athlete)
- American Legion Chance Keesling Memorial Award ($1,000 to a male and female student-athlete)
- Dwaine Bell Award ($500 to a male and female student-athlete)
All scholarship applications must be complete and returned to the LN Athletic Office by Friday, February 21st.
CICF Scholarships -- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 28th
Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. – Tau Chapter’s scholarship deadline is quickly approaching and we want to encourage your graduating seniors to apply. Open to senior GIRLS, the scholarship will award $500 to the student selected by the PDK Committee. Students may download the PDK APPLICATION, complete and return to the indicated address by March 6th.
Kiwanis 2020 Scholarship Now Open
Court Reporter -- Stenographer
Court reporters create word-for-word transcripts of legal proceedings, such as court hearings. Additionally, court reporters may utilize their skills in a television broadcasting capacity to provide closed captioning. Aspiring court reporters may be electronic reporters, voice writers, or stenographers. Stenographers use a stenotype machine that allows them to transcribe real-time conversations. Court reporters typically earn an Associate Degree in Paralegal, but must also be certified through examination. The average salary in Indiana is ~$24/hour or ~$50,000/year.
TeenWorks is Hiring
All you have to do is apply to the 2020 TeenWorks Summer Program by February 14th. Through our Summer Program, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your community by working with community organizations, all while making money and making new friends from all over Indianapolis. To apply, simply go to www.teenworks.org/apply, but you must apply by February 14th to be considered. If you have any questions, please contact the TeenWorks offices at 317-916-7858.
College Admissions Testing
Testing on Saturday?
- ACT Admission Ticket
- PHOTO ID (A current school ID is accepted if no driver's license/passport)
- SEVERAL #2 Pencils (NOT MECHANICAL)
- A bottle of water and a small snack
- DO NOT BRING YOUR CELL PHONE INTO THE TESTING ROOM
ALWAYS...leave home EARLY to arrive on time and start testing without any extra stress!
Get a good night's sleep and hit a homerun with the ACT on Saturday!
ACT and SAT Testing
Planning on college? A college admissions test score is likely required to complete your college application.
SENIORS--Class of 2020:
Test dates are available in March, April and May. Know the deadlines for your college admissions and schedule your test accordingly. Allow 3 weeks from test date for scores to be reported to colleges.
JUNIORS--Class of 2021:
If you have completed Algebra 2, you are encouraged to test this fall.
If you are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 and have completed Geometry, register to test in the spring semester. Check out the AUTOMATIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS offered by many colleges. This information helps you know where you need to score to qualify for guaranteed money AND plan to retest as needed.
Click to register for ACT
Click to register for SAT
Free, Personalized SAT PREP
Programs and Opportunities
Interact Club -- Kicking off NOW
Students from both LN and LC are welcome to attend to engage in promoting peace, empowering others and saving lives. Does your son/daughter need a club or activity to connect to...Interact is an awesome place to begin! For more information, email Ms. Swayne at MCIT.
My Achievement Center -- The MAC
View the MAC Sign-Up Procedures video for some "how to" information and encourage your student to take advantage of this resource as needed.
After MAC Tutoring Program
The AfterMAC will be open every TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with LN teachers available to help students with MATH and ENGLISH.
There is NO CHARGE for AfterMAC tutoring, but students do need to provide their own transportation home from LN at 5:00 p.m.
MATH tutoring will be held every Wednesday and Thursday.
ENGLISH tutoring will be held every TUESDAY.
Thank you to the LN PFO and the LT School Foundation for supporting this incredible resource for our Wildcats.
School Start Times -- LT Follows Research
Hamilton Southeastern Schools are currently considering changing the start time for their secondary students, moving start and finish times to later in the day, mirroring what Lawrence Township has been doing for several years. Angela Duckworth shares her insights and the research behind this strategy...and you would know, SLEEP AND TEENS is a driving force.
IT IS TOURNEY TIME! Make sure you check the athletics website, follow Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on our incredible student-athletes.
You can always find up-to-date information for ALL of our athletics on the LN WILDCATS website.
LN Wildcats Online Store
Get your officially licensed LN Wildcats gear at the LN Sideline Store! Lawrence Township has teamed up with Adidas and Team Pride Athletics to provide our athletes and fans officially licensed Lawrence North apparel. Check out the official online store right here or on our website: