Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 03.07.22

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Summer School!

Summer school information is available and can be found HERE. Students are responsible for enrolling themselves in summer school. Students may reach out to their counselor if they have questions about which courses to take. Students can take up to two classes or one credit through summer school.

New Pathways to Teaching Program at the Career Center

The Area Career Center in Excelsior Springs is starting a Pathways to Teaching course for next year. If you are a current 10th or 11th grader interested in the education field check out THIS flyer for more information. Interested students can apply via THIS link!

Exclesior Springs HS College & Career Fair

Talk to 2 & 4 year college representatives, military recruiters, unions, technical schools, etc. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Register by clicking here. Scan the poster to see the list of attendees.

Women's Scholarships!

Check out these scholarships in honor of Women's History Month!

Merchant Marines Academy!

The US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies, is pleased to offer the following opportunities for interested students. Midshipmen (students) at USMMA receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost. Located in Kings Point, NY, interested students can spend a day with our Midshipmen going to classes, eating in the mess hall, and touring the campus. Detailed information on scheduling visits can be found on the Academy’s website here.
Not able to travel to the Kings Point campus but still interested in USMMA? The Admission’s Office is pleased to offer live information sessions for aspiring applicants via Zoom. Students can sign up for a convenient time here.

US Naval Academy!

Interested students are invited to the US Naval Academy Admissions Forum on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 am at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, Illinois. An Admissions Counselor will present information about the Academy as a college choice, as well as our summer programs for pre-college students. Go HERE for details.

Summer Plans?

What are you planning to do this summer? Need some ideas? Check out our Summer Opportunities page to explore options including Mizzou's Medical Summer Workshops!

College Fairs!

Are you looking for an easy way to explore colleges? Check out the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) series of virtual fairs! Click HERE for details! Interested in attending an international college? Check out the International College Fair HERE! Would you like to go to an in person fair?

Meaningful Meals

Youth mental health and well-being is supported through a combination of stability at home, supportive adults, healthy role modeling, and meaningful connections. The Northland Coalition Prevention Network and Parent Up are excited to host The Family Dinner Project for an engaging webinar for parents and caregivers covering these topics! Join us on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Register HERE!

Air National Guard Career Fair

Seniors, Juniors, & Faculty: The career fair will give everyone the chance to see what we do and what we are all about, we will also go over benefits and opportunities we have to offer with the Air Guard. We will also have lunch provided for everyone. The career fair is April 20th at 10am to 2pm up at the base. You must RSVP for this event!

Possible Dual Credit Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is pleased to announce the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship application for the current Spring 2022 semester is now open. High school juniors and seniors may be eligible for a scholarship for tuition for dual credit courses. For more information click HERE. Priority deadline is Feb 1st

Local Scholarships Available

SENIORS - Local Scholarships continue to come in! Check your Naviance Account under the College Tab and select Scholarship Search to see what is available! You might set a reminder to check back each week as we are in the thick of Scholarship Season! Remember Scholarships are available for many different reasons, not just merit based scholarships. You might be surprised what you can qualify for! When it comes to paying for college, every little bit helps!!!

Fun Holiday--Alexander Graham Bell Day!

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The unofficial holiday recognizes the day in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the technology that would later become the telephone and changed the world of communications. Did You Know... that Bell was one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society?

Upcoming Visits!

Sign Up for College Visits in the Counseling & Social Work Department.

Click Here to view other College Information & Upcoming Events!

Click Here to view our Local Job Board!

Kansas State University

Tuesday, March 8th, 8:30am

Counseling Office

US Army

Tuesday, March 8th, 11:30am

In Front of PAC

Kansas Wesleyan University

Thursday, March 10th, 8:30am

Counseling Office

Simpson College

Thursday, March 10th, 10am

Counseling Office

US Air Force

Thursday, March 10th, 11:30am

In Front of PAC

Happy Spring Break!

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Mar. 14th - Mar. 18th