Counselor Crow's Nest

Allatoona School Counseling Newsletter- March 2021

Reminder to students in grades 9-11

Course waivers are due to the Counseling Office by Friday, March 5th, email your counselor or stop by if you have any questions!

Attention Class of 2021

Do you have a plan for after high school?

On the morning of Thursday, February 25th, seniors that are on campus took a survey in homeroom. For those at home, we also need you to take the survey. Click the link below titled, "Senior To Do," and fill it out please.

This survey is just asking you what your plans are for after high school. Even if you don't know what you are doing, please complete it so we can reach out to you with resources.

Have you been accepted to college, joined the military, committed to an apprenticeship program? Have you received scholarship money?

If so, we want to know. Using the link at the bottom of the Senior To Do handout, please upload copies of your acceptance letters and/or scholarship award letters.

Please upload ALL scholarships, even if you are not planning to use them. We want to be able to brag about how much money you guys have been awarded in schoarship money.

Still looking for scholarships?

You will find all local and national scholarships on Naviance. We have started posting the local scholarships such as the Turner Cockrell Scholarship, Pickett's Mill PTSA, McClure PTSA, etc.

Directions are attached to help you locate the scholarships in Naviance.

Coming Soon

Hey Seniors! We are currently planning an Instant Decision Day with Kennesaw State University. Hold March 24th for now, but we will get back to you with more information when we have everything finalized. Email your counselor if you have any questions.
Attention Seniors!

If you're thinking about attending Chatt Tech in the fall, check out their upcoming Senior Days. This is a great opportunity to learn about their programs. Space is limited, so sign up now by clicking on the button. This event is for seniors only

How to access scholarships through Naviance

Seniors: Please check the scholarships tab in Naviance to find up to date scholarship opportunities. Don't forget that scholarships are constantly being updated and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone! Click the button to visit the site!

GARN (The Greater Atlanta Regional Network comprised of 41 colleges and universities ) will be hosting a free virtual college fair event featuring their institutions on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 6-8pm. They are inviting Sophomores and Juniors to attend this event. The first 15 minutes will be a quick introduction of GARN and their schools, the agenda for the event and then students will have the opportunity to select from various panels followed by joining a pop in and out Q & A session for colleges of their choice. Students/parents can register for the event here:

Seniors! See File below for information on how to order your Senior shirt

Job Opportunity at Pike Nurseries

I have attached their Spring Seasonal Job Flyer. Students from the age 16 & up are eligible for employment with Pike Nurseries. Their retail stores are gearing up for Spring & have begun hiring. Their stores have very flexible schedules for students that are still in school. They do require masks to be worn which they provide provide & practice social distancing while working with an amazing team, in an incredible outdoor environment. Working with plants & people, what could be more fun than that? They also have full time positions that open up & not only with Retail Stores but with 2 Growing divisions & our Landscape/Design division as well.

Job Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

YMCA is hiring for summer camp 2021. Please click the button below to go to their site and apply. Below is a recruitment flyer.

Attention Students Preparing to take the SAT/ACT

Please see the file below for information about upcoming SAT and ACT dates as well as resources to assist you in preparing for these exams.

Attention Parents and Students

Check out these free webinars being offered by Applerouth Test Prep! Click on the links below to learn more and register for the one that suits your needs:

March 2021

March 2nd (Tue)

8:00-9:00 pm

Navigating the College Admissions Process

March 8th (Mon)

7:00-8:00 pm

SAT and ACT During the Pandemic

March 10 (Wed)

8:00-9:00 pm

How to Supercharge Your Students' Executive Function - 5 Key Strategies for Parents and Educators

March 15 (Mon)

8:00-9:00 pm

Saving for College

March 16 (Tue)

8:00-9:00 pm

Tame Your Test Anxiety: Strategies that Work

March 22 (Mon)

8:00-9:00 pm

Applying for Financial Aid

March 25 (Thu)

8:00-9:00 pm

SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

March 29 (Mon)

8:00-9:00 pm

Searching for Scholarships

March 30 (Tue)

8:00-9:00 pm

Help Your Student Thrive: Strategies to Reduce Anxiety, Increase Motivation, and Study Smarter

Allatoona Class of 2022

Junior class T-shirts are now on sale!!! They are only $10 on MyPaymentsPlus. The picture of the shirt is below and was designed by AHS 11th grader Garrett Wilson
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Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Families

Junta virtual para padres,

Acompañenos a esta sesión informativa, hablaremos sobre los requisitos de graduación de la escuela secundaria, solicitudes universitarias y FAFSA, no pierda esta oportunidad. Los esperamos!

Reunião virtual para pais,
Junte-se a nós nesta sessão informativa, discutiremos os requisitos para formatura do ensino médio, inscrições para universidades e FAFSA, não perca esta oportunidade. Contamos com sua presença!!

Topic: Parent meeting /High School graduation requirements / College application and FAFSA

Time: Mar 11, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Link para junta de padres

Join Zoom Meeting

Free Meal Pickup Information

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Please reach out to us if you have any questions

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrbach (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):

Anna Blount (Counseling Intern):