Sprayberry Counseling Newsletter
Official Transcripts are Ready to Order!
Seniors! Follow the instructions on our flyer posted here to order your official transcript. Students must remember to follow each step so counselors are able to send the documents when they are ready. Please note- no transcripts can be sent without the student completing their transcript request card in the counseling office.
Virtual Financial Aid Night
Thursday, Oct 12, 2023, 06:00 PM
2023-24 Cobb County Youth Commission
High school students in grades 9 - 11 can apply now for the 2023-24 Cobb County Youth Commission. The program provides an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of local government, engage in civic affairs, and become leaders of change in the community. It is also a prestigious experience to add to resumes and college applications.
In addition to the application, students need to provide a letter of recommendation from a community member such as a teacher, counselor, principal, religious leader, or community leader who has known the applicant for at least one year.
Applications and references are due no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.
In previous years, students have designed service projects, town halls, met and engaged with community leaders, and took a trip to the state capitol.
2023-2024 Youth Commission Application Link: https://tinyurl.com/ccyouthcommission23-24
- Go to Naviance and click on the "Colleges" tab across the top
- Click on the "College Visits" section
- Register for any colleges that have signed up to visit Sprayberry
Be sure to take a picture or a screenshot of your confirmation to use as your pass out of class!
KSU Campus Visit
This year counselors will be taking a group of students to visit Kennesaw State University! The field trip will be on November 10th. If your student is interested in learning more about what KSU has to offer and would like to attend this field trip, please have them come to the counseling office to register or register using this link https://forms.office.com/r/W94F1sgC1n
Apply to College Day
Apply to College Day at Sprayberry will be November 3rd! Counseling is so excited to be able to offer this amazing activity for Seniors again during the school day! This is a chance for students to work on their college or scholarship applications during an allotted time slot with help from the counseling department. Students will also have a chance to work on their FAFSA will help from a counselor and a GA Futures representative. Students must sign up for a time slot in the counseling office.
Counseling has updated our website with a new addition! We will continue to update our Presentations page on our website for all future presentations from SHS counseling. Please visit our website for our 9th grade lesson, 12th grade lesson and our Conversations with the Counselors videos and PDFs of the presentation.
If you are wondering what to do on October 16th for the Asynchronous Learning Day, we suggest taking a look at our College Edition Newsletter from last month. This newsletter has everything you need to get started on your college applications with help videos included! You can find the newsletter here!
Initiated by Governor Brian Kemp, GEORGIA MATCH will show your senior all of the public colleges and universities in Georgia for which they have met the initial academic requirements for admission.
The GEORGIA MATCH program and the financial aid resources available at www.GAfutures.org will help your student identify the best college or university in Georgia to achieve their higher education and career goals.
SAT & ACT Wavier Information and Test Dates
To qualify for a fee waiver students must meet one of the qualifications listed in the ACT and SAT waiver information linked on the names. If your student receives free or reduced lunch, they qualify and need to speak with Mrs. Daiber for their waivers.
If you need to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch you can do so on county website HERE
Please provide a copy of your confirmation form from the county for free or reduced lunch or your other qualifying documentation to receive the SAT/ACT waiver to Mrs. Daiber, the counseling clerk.
Once you take the SAT/ACT using a waiver, you may receive up to 4 college application fee waivers for your senior year.
Counseling Case Load for the 2023-2024 School Year
A- Da- Ms. Lea Ponticelli, Department Chair
De-Ji- Ms. Misty Hawk
Jo- O- Ms. Crystal Jordan
P-Re- Ms. Molly Hanson
Ri-Z, and Dual Enrollment support- Dr. Tammy White
Counseling Support Staff
Susan Daiber, Records Clerk
Theresa Morales, Registrar
connect with us: