RHS Counseling Center Updates

Mrs. Penny & Mrs. Timmons

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Get your updates here!

Keep updated with the latest information from your AWESOME RHS Counseling Center peeps. Mrs. Penny and Mrs. Timmons will use this newsletter as a way to keep you informed with RHS news, testing information, College and Career info etc.

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LATEST AND GREATEST NEWS!

We will miss you class of 2020!

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In case you missed the live stream of graduation....

Rains High School Graduation 2020

Academic Awards for 2020!

Academic Awards 2020

Congratuations to our Class of 2020 Scholarship Award winners!!!

Kelton Adams – Ivan Alexander Jr. Memorial Scholarship - $1,500, City of Emory Gaston Sanitation Service Scholarship - $500


Lauren Armstrong – Baylor University Scholarships - $64,000, Order of the Eastern Star Quinlan Chapter - $500


Hunter Barth – Mars Hill Lodge No. 1440 of Emory Scholarship - $1,000, Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000


Anthony Bomar – Texas A & M University Regents’ Scholarship - $24,000, Lake Country Neighbors Barry Stephens Memorial Scholarship - $2,500, Point Ladies Civic Club Scholarship - $500


Jeanette Camacho – Rains County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $2,500, By-Line Surveying $500


Dalton Carroll – Apache Band Scholarship - $5,600, Vincient Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Music Leadership - $1,500


Makayla Chastain – Wildcat Band Booster Scholarship - $750, City National Bank Scholarship - $750, Rabb Brothers Memorial American Legion Post 156 of Rains County Texas Scholarship - $500, Miss Annie Mae Schrimsher Memorial Scholarship - $500, Commercial Bank of Texas Scholarship - $300


Maria Chavez – Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship - $1,500, Emory Lions Club Scholarship - $1,000, City National Bank Scholarship - $750, City of Emory Gaston Sanitation Service Scholarship - $500


Garrett Cummings – Oklahoma Baptist University Academic Grant Scholarship - $11,000


Erin Emig – Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000, Rains Alumni Scholarship - $500


Colton Gable – United States Navy - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Alyssa Harvey – Texas A & M University Commerce Honors College - $7,425, Texas A & M University Commerce Presidential Scholarship - $2,750, Emory Lions Club Scholarship - $1,000, Austin Bank Scholarship - $500, Texas A & M University Commerce Honors College Book Scholarship - $400, Commercial Bank of Texas Scholarship - $300, Rabb Brothers Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Unit 156 of Rains County Texas - $250


Josh Henson – University of North Texas Excellence Scholarship - $6,000, Texas Grant Scholarship - $5,000, Federal Work Study Scholarship - $4,470, Texas Public Education Grant Scholarship - $4,010, The Emerald Eagle Award - $1,000


Catrin Hoffman – Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000, Rains Alumni Scholarship - $500, Nicholls State University Softball Scholarship


Jadzia Howard-Gaston – Point Ladies Civic Club Scholarship - $500


Jesse Jarrett – Dakota Barker Memorial Scholarship - $1,500, Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship - $1,500


Ashley Jennings – Baylor University Scholarships - $64,000, Mary Hardin-Baylor Scholarships - $40,000, Texas A & M University Scholarships - $7,000, Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship - $1,500, Emory Lions Club Scholarship $1,000, Women’s Service Club Scholarship $1,000, 2020 Howard Emig Memorial Scholarship - $1,000, FFA Booster Club - $1,000, Dustin Wright Memorial Scholarship - $500, Rains Alumni Scholarship - $500, 2020 Rains County Fair Scholarship - $500, 2020 Rains County 4-H Scholarship - $500, Commercial Bank of Texas Scholarship - $300, Showtime International/National Collegiate Dance Auditions - $100, Texas A & M University Commerce Honors College


Chevy Jones – United States Army - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Joselin Juandiego – Kay Chastain Memorial Scholarship - $500


Alexis Kearney – Dakota Barker Memorial Scholarship - $1,500, Dustin Wright Memorial Scholarship - $500


Brye Kelley – Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000, A.C. McMillan Memorial Scholarship - $500


Cooper Krantz – Mars Hill Lodge No. 1440 of Emory Scholarship - $1,000


Bryce Manning – United States Army - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Presley McAree – Dakota Barker Memorial Scholarship - $1,500, Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000, Texas A & M University Commerce Athletic Scholarship


Kaitlin McIntyre – Wildcat Band Booster Scholarship - $1,500


David Mendez – United States Marines - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Skyler Monroe – Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000


Jasmine Mott – Texas A & M University Commerce Softball Scholarship - $40,000, Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000


Mason Nugent – United States Army - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Robert Palin Jr. – United States Army - (Hazelwood Act and GI Bill) $180,000


Matthew Short – Trinity Valley Community College Music Scholarship - $2,200


Jaylee Sims – Dakota Barker Memorial Scholarship - $1,500, Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000


Adam Steele – Rabb Brothers Memorial American Legion Post 156 of Rains County National High School Oratorical Contest - $200


Aubrey Stone – Abilene Christian University A.B. Barrett Award for Academic Excellence - $60,000, Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship - $1,500, Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000, Rains Alumni Scholarship - $500


Antonio Villegas – Rains Athletic Booster Club Scholarship - $1,000


Shelby Wayne – Kay Chastain Memorial Scholarship - $500


A HUGE THANK YOU to our local Businesses, Companies and families that provided Scholarshipis to our Class of 2020!!

TSI UPDATES!

Mrs. Timmons or Mrs. Wilson will be in touch with students in the next week to schedule TSI testing for first time dual credit students. Testing will resume June 1st. Please contact Mrs. Timmons with questions or concerns. timmonsn@rainsisd.org

ACT for June 2nd has been cancelled!

Due to the distancing restrictions we are still under at RISD, we cannot safely host an ACT test. The test that was set for June 2nd is cancelled. The next available ACT School Day test will be October 6th. Seniors are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take either the ACT or SAT at least once in the Fall for college admission purposes! There is NO COST!

FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST!

Seniors, if you need a final transcript sent to your college or trade school, email Mrs. Wilson @ wilsonp@rainsisd.org. Your school will be asking for one so go ahead and get on the list to have one sent.

Attention New & Returning High School Students:

Welcome! All students who will be attending

Rains ISD next school year need to enroll annually. The online portal is open May 4-June 10.


Class schedules/rosters will only be available to students who have completed the enrollment process. We want to help you with the process to make it as easy as possible.


Give us a call if you have any questions. Patti Wilson is the High School campus registrar, and her number is 903-473-2222, ext. 1404.


Please note: Online enrollment cannot be done using the Skyward Family Access app, because it's not compatible. It must be done on a computer or through the Internet browser on a compatible device. You can access a computer for enrollment at any campus office.


RETURNING STUDENTS:

If you are enrolling a returning student (which must be completed EVERY year for EVERY child), log on to your school account here: Skyward Family Access. Make sure to choose “Returning Student” for a shorter enrollment process. It usually takes about 20 minutes to complete.


You will use the Skyward Family Access login assigned to you by the district. This is the same account used to check your child’s grades, attendance, and other services. Need help with your username or password? Call Patti Wilson 903-473-2222, ext. 1404.


NEW STUDENTS:

If you are enrolling a new student to Rains ISD, create your Skyward Family Access account here.


The items below are necessary to enroll a new student in Rains ISD. If you have trouble uploading these documents, bring them by the campus office, and copies will be made.


The parent or legal guardian must upload or bring to the campus:

*Birth certificate (ages 4-11 must be original or certified copy)

*Social security card

*Immunization record (shots are up-to-date)

*Driver’s license of parent/guardian who is enrolling student

*Proof of residency in Rains County (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)

*Final report card, withdrawal form, or high school transcript from previous school year


Senior Celebration Weekly Highlights

Paying for college Information....

If you are a college bound student, it is on you and your parents mind. Here are several resources that might help answer some of those questions!

BUILD YOU COLLEGE LIST $500 SCHOLARSHIP!

About the Scholarship

When it comes to college, it’s never too early to explore, research, and dream. And you’re not alone: We’re here to help guide you through that journey.

Students in the class of 2021 who build a college list with six or more colleges on our college planning site, BigFuture™, can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

The College Board will award 100 Build scholarships every month from January through July 2020.

For students in the class of 2020, The Build Your College List scholarship closed on July 31, 2019. (CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION)

PRACTICE FOR THE SAT $1000 SCHOLARSHIP!

About the Scholarship

A little practice goes a long way. With Official SAT Practice, focus on exactly what you need to work on most as you prepare for the SAT.

Students in the class of 2021 who use free Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® can earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship.

The College Board will award 150 Practice scholarships every month from January through October 2020.

For students in the class of 2020, The Practice for the SAT scholarship closed on October 31, 2019. (CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION)

Did you know?

There are certain STATE Colleges and Universities that offer FREE tuition if a student qualifies financially!

https://excelsior.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/colleges-offering-free-tuition-based-on-family-income.pdf

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SCHOLARSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES BY TEXAS COLLEGE/UNIVERSITIES

June Scholarship opportunities!

These are for 9-12. Please review requirements to see if you can qualify for the scholarship. APPLY if you can!

July Scholarship opportunities!

SELF CARE TOOLS WHILE AT HOME!

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It's NEVER too early to start working on improving test scores!!!

TSIA PRACTICE!

ACT STUDY TOOLS

SAT STUDY TOOLS

In case you missed it!

CLASS OF 2024 interested in Texas A&M!

Looking ahead to 2020-2021
As we put the wraps on this admission cycle, here are some important things you need to know about the upcoming school year:

  • Application Opening Date – August 1
    The ApplyTexas and Coalition applications will be available beginning August 1 for students applying for the spring and fall 2021 semesters.

While the application opening date has been pushed back a month, our application deadlines remain the same.

Spring 2021:
Application Opening: August 1, 2020
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Fall 2021:
Application Opening: August 1, 2020
Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
Additional Documents Deadline: December 15, 2020

  • SAT/ACT Score ARE Required
    Students must have valid SAT/ACT scores on file by the deadline to complete their file and be considered for admission. We understand many test dates have been rescheduled; however, since the fall 2021 deadline is not until December 15, students should have time to take at least one of the tests. We will accept all SAT and ACT scores sent to us directly from the testing agency regardless if tests were taken online or in-person.

As a quick reminder, the following are required to have a complete admission file:

-Application

-Application Fee

-Essay

-Official SAT or ACT Scores

-Self-Reported Academic Record

  • Two Ways to Be Admitted to Texas A&M
    Beginning with applicants for the Spring 2021 admission cycle, automatic academic admission will no longer be an option. Students will either be admitted via the Top 10% (Texas residents only) or through Holistic Review. Any student who does not qualify for Top 10% will have their complete file reviewed for admission consideration. This includes both academic and non-academic factors.

Texas A&M does not offer in-person interviews as part of the admission process. Therefore, it’s critical that your students take time to fill out the application completely and write an informative essay that tells their story. While resumes are accepted, please encourage students to follow the formatting of the application to ensure they’re reporting all necessary information.

  • Texas Together Updates
    We anticipate other minor changes for the admission cycle and will be sharing those at the Texas Together Counselor Updates. Please make your plans to join us. Details about the updates will be posted on the Admissions website at admissions.tamu.edu/counselors.

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DUAL CREDIT UPDATES

Students wishing to take a dual credit course next year should select the course(s) you plan to take on your choice sheet. If you are new to dual credit and did not apply before Spring Break, then please email Mrs. Timmons ASAP. TVCC fall registration begins next week, so if you wish to take a TVCC dual credit course, then please email Mrs. Timmons ASAP. timmonsn@rainsisd.org

STAAR EOC UPDATES!

All 2020 STAAR EOC exam requirements have been waived due to COVID-19 school closures.


What does this mean for you? If you are currently taking English I, English II, Biology, US History, and Algebra I for the first time and you successfully complete the course (pass for the YEAR), then you will not be required to take the EOC exam for the course. If you do not successfully complete the course (pass for the YEAR), then you will be required to take the EOC exam next year.


What if you are supposed to retake an EOC exam that you were not previously successful on? You are still required to take and pass that EOC exam in order to graduate.

SAT VS ACT

These 2 test are extremely important for the College Bound student. It is recommended that you take at least one or both your JUNIOR year, then you can perfect your score by taking them several times your SENIOR year. Colleges typically accept both. You will need to research your college choices for their score requirements for acceptance.

**FREE study tools for ACT and SAT test are located at the bottom of this newletter!**

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SENIORS 2020 , YOU WERE BORN TO WIN!

RHS Class of 2020 (2.0)

Class of 2020 Senior Celebration....