Senior Newsletter

October 2021

Sign up for Class of 2022 Remind Text Messages!

Make sure to add yourself to the Senior Class Remind for senior updates and to the Senior College Remind for updates about senior dates, colleges visits and scholarships

Senior Pictures - Monday, October 18th!

Rolland Studios will be at RHS on Monday to take cap and gown pictures for all graduating seniors. Please be sure you are in attendance on that date as this picture will be used for the yearbook.

Rolland Studios will provide caps and gowns for the photo!

From Your College Advisor,

Hi Bluejays! I am Ms. Watson, your College and Career Advisor here at Raytown High School. In my role, I am excited to assist with college and career planning, military exploration, and general post-graduate brainstorming. With this link, , you can submit an appointment request to come visit me and check out some amazing resources! It's never too early to start exploring! You can email me at or you can schedule a meeting with me here.

I look forward to talking with you this year!

Ms. Watson

Need a Transcript for College Applications or Scholarships?

Colleges and universities require high schools to send Official transcripts directly from the school. This means that students cannot simply upload or send a transcript themselves. Instead of emailing your counselor, we ask that you complete a Transcript Request form. This helps you (and us) keep track of your transcript requests for processing. Click the link below to request a transcript.

Request your High School Transcript

Transcripts are often required by universities as part of your college application, but do not request that your transcript be sent unless you have already submitted your college application!

Big picture
Big picture

Important ACT Information

While many universities have decided to go test-optional, it is still extremely important for high school seniors to take the ACT this Fall. Many scholarships (both institutional and local) and certain university departments/programs still require an ACT score to be submitted with the application.

Upcoming Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date | Registration Deadline:

December 11th | November 5th

February 12th | January 7th

April 2nd | February 25th

June 11th | May 6th

July 16th | June 17th

How do I get an ACT fee waiver?

ACT fee waivers cover the $60 registration fee and is available to students who receive free or reduced lunch at the high school. If you receive free or reduced lunch please notify the college adviser, Ms. Watson, and you will be sent A PDF version of the form can be printed and turned in to the Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Cowan. Please note that it takes approximately 2 weeks to process this form. Students will need to follow with with Ms. Watson to receive their fee waiver.

Big picture

October To-Do List

  • Attend the College Fair
  • Reach out to your College Adviser to talk about post-secondary plans
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences