The Counselor Crow's Nest

Allatoona High School's December 2020 Newsletter

Allatoona Family,

2020 is finally coming to an end. However, there are still a few things we want to remind you of before we take a much needed and well deserved break! This year has been unique and full of changes, so we appreciate you being patient as we navigate through it together.

We hope you have a great break and thank you so much for everything you do for our school and community! Let's end this semester on a good note!

Finals are quickly approaching! See below for a final exam schedule!

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Georgia Tech invites you to the annual Student's Exploring Engineering (SEE)

SEE offers female high school freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to explore the possibilities of engineering. The day consists of an introduction of the various engineering disciplines, college application guidance from an admissions counselor, and an interactive activity with Texas Instruments.

Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be held virtually. Please click on the file below for more details and how to register.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship *Click here*

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides 4 year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate

Community Service Opportunity *Click here*

Allatoona basketball is looking for students to work the clock or the book at their youth basketball games on Saturdays this winter. Students can earn up to 20 hours. Reminder: students need 50 hrs of community service to wear a medal at graduation

Attention students interested in taking mock ACT or SAT

See the links below for information on how to sign up for a mock ACT and/or SAT (Note – Applerouth charges a $20 fee for these tests).

SAT Test Prep Opportunity!

SAT Prep Class Registration Now Open

With a vaccine on the horizon, it's expected colleges will soon return to their reliance on standardized testing in the admissions process. With 2020's challenges, students may need more support than ever to be successful.

Coaching and classes to prepare for the SAT can be expensive. Prep Scholar estimates the average at more than $1000 per course. For almost a decade, PTSA has partnered with Allatoona faculty to offer SAT prep classes at a fraction of the cost, $175 for PTSA members, $200 for non-members. Fees include two 1.5 hour classes per week for four weeks, an SAT prep book, culminating with a full-length practice test.

Class size is limited to provide as much individual instruction as possible. Our spring semester session will again be offered online only, Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6pm, beginning Februrary 1st. (No classes held during Winter Break.)

These classes will fill very quickly. While juniors and seniors will have priority, all students are eligible to enroll at

Allatoona PTSA

Attention 9th Graders!

The deadline to apply for Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy has been extended to January 31, 2021. If you have ninth grade students who are interested in attending, please encourage them to apply!

CITA Application Link

We will be hosting tours for students who are interested in attending CITA. Students must register to attend using the link below:

Sneak-Peek Sign Up

Free Food!

Attention Buc Families,

All of our F2F students are eligible for a FREE school breakfast and lunch. Even if they bring their lunch they can still get a FREE Buc Bag that will complement their lunch from home.

Our REMOTE students are also eligible for FREE school breakfast and lunch. Each Wednesday, between 3-5pm we are distributing an average of 175+ meal kits – all contact free. Each Meal Kit contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. Milk is optional.

ALL children, ages 0-18 years are eligible for this benefit. They do not have to live in Cobb county.

Feel free to reach out to us!

The best way to contact us for immediate assistance is through email:

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrback (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):

Anna Blount (Counseling Intern):