Guidance Newsletter- Term 3

PSHS

Counseling Department Happenings

Hello Students and Families,

Happy ALMOST spring!!

The Guidance Department has been out and about over the past 2 months visiting classrooms to discuss a variety of topics.


  • Grade 9 Directed Studies: Career Interest Profiler (Naviance) IN PROGRESS
  • Grade 10 Semester 1 Health Classes: Do What You Are Naviance Assessment
  • Grade 11 ELA Classes: Resume building in Naviance
  • Grades 9-11 Social Studies Classes: Course Selection


Upcoming:


  • Grade 11 History Classes: Post-Secondary Planning and SuperMatch (Naviance)


Beginning next week, we will begin to meet individually with students in grades 9-11 to discuss their course recommendations and selections. The juniors will have on-going meetings throughout the spring to discuss their post-secondary interests and options.

Seniors

You are in the homestretch!


As you continue to finalize your decisions for after high school, please continue to use your Guidance Counselor as a resource to discuss options, ask questions, and utilize the supports we have to offer.


Thinking about the next steps of college financing? MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) provides some wonderful resources. Although they are not offering in-person seminars this spring, there is an upcoming webinar on April 13th from 6:30pm-7:30pm "How to Pay for College: A Guide for High School Seniors and Families". Click here to RSVP. This information has been extremely beneficial to our senior families in the past so please consider taking advantage of this opportunity.


Scholarships:

The Nye Scholarship application is now available in Guidance from Mrs. Mula. This four year, renewable scholarship worth up to $12,000, is awarded to students from the Town of Plymouth based on a student's academic and extra-curricular record as well as the quality of written responses on the application.The scholarship application is due to Mrs. Mula no later than 2:15 on Friday, April 1st.


Continue to check your Naviance account for other scholarship opportunities.

Juniors

And just like that, the post-secondary planning has begun!

Whether you are leaning towards a 2 or 4 year college, trade school, military, or the workforce... or totally undecided, we will work to come up with the best plan. Here is the link to the powerpoint that will be discussed in US History classes the week of March 14th.


SAT School Day: April 13th (For students who registered in February)


Junior CCTE Students:

Ms. Kelleher will be visiting all junior shops in the upcoming weeks to discuss the co-op/internship process in an effort to prepare for next year's (and summer) placements. Ms. Kelleher can be reached at: makelleher@plymouth.k12.ma.us

Sophomore and Junior Post-Secondary Resources



Resources:

Financial Aid Informational Night

We like to provide education to parents and guardians to better understand the financial aid process. This year’s presentation will be via zoom with financial advising expert Jodi Conway. Jodi has been our financial aid presenter for the past 18+ years.

When: May 3, 2022 7:00 PM

Topic: College Financial Aid Night for Sophomores and Juniors

Where: Webinar Format- Zoom

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wDBpQEjpQgWjqz5U4a-GJA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar


College Admissions Panel

Hanover Public Schools will be holding a college admissions panel webinar with representatives from:

  • University of Tampa
  • Stonehill College
  • St. Anselm College
  • UMass Amherst

When: March 30, 2022 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom

Please click the link below to join the webinar (no pre-registration needed):


https://hanover-ma-gov.zoom.us/j/88038178193

Webinar ID: 880 3817 8193


MEFA: College Planning for High School Students


NACAC National College Fairs: Connect with hundreds of colleges in one place!

AP Exams

For students taking an Advanced Placement course(s) this year, below is the link to see the exam dates.

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-calendar


REMINDER: If you have not yet paid the College Board testing fee in the Guidance Office, please do so ASAP. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Buchanan or Mrs. Mula.

PSHS Guidance Department

As always, communicate with your Counselor as needed.

Keep us in the loop so we can best help you!


Thank you,

PSHS School Counseling Department