Upper St. Clair High School / September 2023
--TRENDING NOW --
High School Open House
Westinghouse Science Honors Institute
The Westinghouse Science Honors Institute is a free program for high school JUNIORS from Western Pennsylvania and surrounding communities who demonstrate a strong interest in science and engineering and who are of high scholastic standing.
Students should contact Dr. Syme for more information. The registration deadline is September 30th. Click here to register for this program.
PartnerUp is a PNC sponsored program that builds connections between career-bound high school seniors looking for an alternative to the college-for-all mentality and employers with career opportunities. The program consists of eight 2-hour workshop sessions, delivered during the school day. From interviewing to skills development, PartnerUp helps students graduate from high school to career-ready. Students and families can find more information here.If your senior has serious interest in moving into a career immediately following high school and would like to participate in the program, please have them complete the application here. Make sure to select "PartnerUp Pittsburgh" and have your student use a personal email address on the application. Sessions will start in October.
-- PARENTING --
How Parents Can-and Should-Teach Their Kids to Make Friends
Read more.Source: WashingtonPost.com.
Life Skills Teens Should Know Before Leaving Home
Read more. Source: WashingtonPost.com.
-- HEALTH --
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
Suicide rates are on the rise, and now is the time to implement activities in your organization or community to raise awareness of the importance of suicide prevention. This includes ideas for events, training, social media posts, virtual backgrounds, a sample proclamation, and more. This resource guide provides information on how communities can work together to prevent suicide.
Parents of teens with mental health issues need their own support too. It's about 'putting on your own air mask first,' experts say. When teens face mental-health crises-which they do at alarming rates, according to study after study-parents bear much of the brunt of their pain.
Read more. Source: yahoo!life.com
Teens more likely to use alcohol and marijuana if they see their friends post about it on social media
Read more. Source: Fiu.edu
-- COLLEGE --
Recalculating High School GPAs: How It's Done
Read more. Source: road2college.com
The University of Notre Dame College Application Workshops
Discover what to consider during your college search, along with the ins and outs of the college application process.
Read more. Source: admissions.ndu.edu
-- CAREERS --
100 Best Jobs
U.S. News used these qualities to rank the 100 Best Jobs of 2023. Read more. Source: USNews.com.
20 of The Best Trade School Jobs
There are many advantages to choosing a trade or vocational school over a traditional college. Mainly, it’s a faster and more affordable entry into your dream career. Here's why it can pay to pursue trade school jobs: They often provide good incomes, a large number of opportunities, and enhanced career stability.
Read more. Source: Trade-Schools.net.
--UPCOMING IN THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER--
- South Hills College and Career Fair- October 3rd
- PSAT/NMSQT ALL JUNIORS-Wednesday October 11th----All juniors will sit for the exam at no cost to families. Registration is NOT required. As a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT offers you the opportunity to qualify for scholarships that can help pay for college.
- ASVAB/PSAT- SOPHOMORES-Wednesday October 11th---All sophomores will sit for the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Exam at no cost to families. Registration is NOT required. Sophomores can opt out of taking the ASVAB Exam by registering for the PSAT Exam at a cost of $21. Deadline to register is September 17th. Click here to register for the PSAT Exam
- AP Exam Registration Deadline-October 31st. Click here to register
- Financial Aid Update
- Mental Health Awareness Month
-- RESOURCES --
How to talk with educators at your child's school about bullying
Get advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
Tips for parents: What to do if your child is being bullied
Get tips for supporting your child through this very painful experience.
Tips for parents: What to do if your child bullies others
If your child bullies others at school, it needs to stop. Find out what you can do at home.
Tips for parents: What to do if your child witnesses bullying
Empower your child to take positive action in bullying situations and help prevent further bullying.
What can parents do to prevent and address cyber-bullying?
Protect your child from indirect forms of bullying that use text messaging, Web sites, and cell phones.
Click to access the USCHS Counseling Website for helpful information and valuable resources.