Junior Class Guidepost

Helpful Information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

MAY 2016

Senior Information for Next Year

Use this summer to look over the RP Seniors website!

Lots of helpful links and resources for the college selection process.

See the link below!

Note Regarding School Email Address

As you begin applying for colleges/scholarships over the course of this next year, do NOT use your RayPec SCHOOL email address. It will be turned off shortly after graduation!

AP Information

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MDHE Monthly Reminder

The Journey to College Monthly Reminder for May is now available. The electronic resource, produced by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, provides tips and resources for students and their parents about planning and paying for college.

Subscribe to the Monthly Reminder at http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/reminders2.php.

The MDHE welcomes your input. Please email us at info@dhe.mo.gov if you have any suggestions or comments about this service

Summer Opportunities

Engineering Camp June 20-22

Hello all!

Summer is right around the corner and with that means CAMPS are in full planning mode here at Burns & McDonnell!

As the invite states, all camps are free and will run from 9:00 – 3:00. Camps are limited to the first 50 applicants. Here are brief descriptions of the camps we are hosting:

Engineering U Academy: June 6 – 9 for any graduating senior in high school! This camp is going to be FULL of engineering opportunities and projects! We are even going on a field trip! We’ll look at various engineering disciplines, architecture, drafting, construction, project management, consulting engineering, etc. We will also meet with current summer interns and get great advice on how to make an easy transition from high school to college!

Engineering U (Co-ed): June 20 – 22: For incoming juniors/seniors. We’ll get students involved in some fun projects with our engineers and project managers and they’ll have the opportunity to meet with current summer interns and talk about how they got into engineering as a career! It’s a great opportunity to learn about consulting engineering, gain knowledge of different disciplines of engineering, architecture, construction and drafting!

Engineering U All Girls: August 1 – 3: For any incoming freshman – senior female interested in exploring engineering! The agenda will be basically the same as the co-ed Engineering U!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you!

Emily Rhoden \ Burns & McDonnell

K-12 Educational Outreach

O 816-447-9885 \ F 816-822-3516

erhoden@burnsmcd.com \ burnsmcd.com

9400 Ward Parkway \ Kansas City, MO 64114

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Perry Initiative

We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at MCC Penn Valley's Health Science Institute in Kansas City, MO. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

We are now seeking applicants for our Kansas City, MO program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the September 1, 2016 application deadline.

Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org

The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in identifying qualified applicants for our program.

All the best,

Manuela Restrepo, Program Coordinator

HOBY-- Advanced Leadership Academy

HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is a program for any U.S. or international high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program and have completed their junior or senior year of high school). Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the ALA.

Check out the link below for more information!

UMKC School of Pharmacy

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is hosting two, one-day summer camps for high school students interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy. There is a minimal, $15 charge, and your students will learn from PharmD faculty, students, and staff in actual Pharmacy classrooms.


Friday, June 24 from 10am-2pm in Kansas City on the UMKC Hospital Hill Campus

Friday, July 8 from 10am-2pm in Columbia on the University of Missouri Campus


Questions? Please contact the School of Pharmacy or call 816-235-1613.

UMKC Office of Admissions and School of Pharmacy

Summers at Mizzou

AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES)

The West Central Missouri AHEC is now accepting applications for our AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES) for the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline to apply is September 1 and students will need a letter of recommendation, copy of their 2015-16 transcript, and a 3.0 minimum GPA.

ACES was designed for students with a strong interest in pursuing a health career, eventually working and serving in Missouri. This program provides career exploration, health care awareness activities, leadership development, networking, and college preparation. The program is limited to about 40 students and workshops run one Saturday a month from October – May. Anyone may apply, but we will place a strong emphasis on students that display:

(1) Interest in a primary care career (physician in family med, pediatrics, internal med; nursing, nurse practitioner) dentist, dental hygiene, behavioral health or public health field.

(2) Interest in attending a college in Missouri.

(3) Rising Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors.

(4) Minimum 3.0 GPA

(5) Letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member

(6) Personal statement with career interest.

[contact the Senior Office to obtain an application packet- christa.fish@raypec.org or 816-892-1414]

Stephanie Taylor | AHEC Director

West Central Missouri AHEC | Hosted by HCC of Rural Missouri


Direct Line (660) 251-0519 | Mobile (816) 617-2353 | Fax 660-251-0524

825 South Business Highway 13, Lexington, MO 64067

Please visit our websites!

www.wcmissouriahec.org | www.mahec.org | www.hccnetwork.org

UT Leadership Summer Camp for High School Students

My name is Crysta Hernandez and I’m an undergraduate at The University of
Texas at Austin. I'm working on a summer program here that’s a great
opportunity for high school students called the UT Global Ethics and Conflict
Resolution Summer Symposium. This year's camp is from Sunday, June 19 -
Saturday, July 2, 2016. We are excited to offer students a chance to visit UT
Austin for this two week camp to gain valuable leadership experience for
college and beyond.

The Summer Symposium is open to students who will be in grades 9 - 12 during
the 2016 - 2017 school year. Activities include:

- Attending lectures with distinguished professors and community leaders
- Learning to have diplomatic and proactive discussions about issues
- Negotiation of treaties
- Directing and recording videos about ethics and/or conflict
- Creating online magazines to discuss important causes
- Visiting art installations on campus
- Discussing world issues through a critical lens
- And much more
To read more about what a student can gain from this program, find Sarah's
story below.

Would you consider forwarding this message to teachers and parents at your
school? Prices for the program range from $885-$1,400, though scholarships are

UTPCR also invites educators to join us for a day workshop on Tuesday, June 28,
2016 from 10 am to 6 pm for an enrollment fee of $100. You can find more on the
Educator Workshop here:

Find more information about the UT Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer
Symposium on the website: https://moody.utexas.edu/utpcr/summer-symposium

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or Dr. Madeline
Maxwell, UTPCR Director, at utpcr@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-471-1950.

Thank you,
Crysta Hernandez
UT Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium
The University of Texas at Austin

Junior Timeline

    Spring (March – May)

    ___ Become familiar with the RPSeniors.weebly.com website. This will be a great tool to assist you through your Senior year and the college/career selection process.

    ___ Take the appropriate test for your training and career goals (ACT, SAT, ASVAB, Compass)

    *Note: All Juniors will take the ACT test in April. This is paid for by the State of Missouri.

    ___ Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults whom you might ask to write letters of recommendation for your college applications. This will be done through advisory.

    ___ Explore summer options: internships, shadowing, work, volunteer, summer college camps/opportunities. Visit http://raypeccounselingoffice.weebly.com/ for a list of opportunities.

    ___ Visit with your counselor about summer school options: Credit recovery, summer school, etc.

    ___ Compile a resume of activities, honors, leadership positions, and job experience. You’ll need this information for college applications and scholarships. Visit the Career Cruising website for templates and other resume help resources.