The Counselor Crow's Nest
AHS School Counseling's November 2021 Newsletter
November - Junior Advisement meetings continue throughout the month of November and into December for junior students and parents. All 11th grade students should have received a mailed letter and a copy of the letter in homeroom with a specific appointment time.
November 16th - Virtual Financial Aid Night from 6:30-7:30.
AHS will host a Virtual Financial Aid Night 6:30-7:30pm presented by our community outreach representative from Ga Student Finance Commission. This virtual meeting will help Senior parents and students understand the financial aid process, learn more about Hope Scholarship, and answer specific questions they may have when filling out the FAFSA form.
This is the link to join: https://bit.ly/FA2night21
November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Holidays
Senior Students - You should have had a senior meeting by now. If you have not, please contact your counselor to set one up with them.
Senior Parents - Senior Tribute Ads: Now is the time to create a senior tribute ad for your special senior! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order # 10511 to see the prices and options. The deadline to complete your ad is Tuesday, November 30th!!
Here is a link to the senior parent presentation:
To order your Senior Graduation 2022 cap and gown or announcements, please visit the following: https://www.herffatlanta.com/ and order by December 2nd.
Senior Instagram & Twitter - @allatoona2022
AHS Counseling Instagram & Twitter - @buc_counselors
Naviance Instructions and How to Request a Transcript
View the attachment below to find information about how to login to Naviance, how to request a transcript and letters of recommendation, and how to match your Common App. to Naviance.
It's No Fee November!
Filling out FAFSA is the most important thing for seniors to do to get financial aid for college! The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1st, so start filling out your FAFSA forms! Click above or click the following link to learn more: http://bit.ly/ahsfinaid
Remaining Fall SAT Dates: 11/6, 12/4 - Register at www.collegeboard.org Remaining Fall ACT Dates: 12/11 - Register at www.actstudent.org
College Visits Are Here!
College Visits are offered 2 ways this year and are available to all students:
1 - Face to Face visits outside in the cafeteria courtyard during lunch. This is for STUDENTS ONLY to attend during their designated lunch time.
2 - Virtual Visits after school at 5 p.m. and students will access these visits at home using the link in Naviance.
Check the AHS website:
Check your Naviance account to see who is coming and when. To find this information in Naviance, log into your account and look under the "What's New" section on the Naviance Home Page. If the visit is scheduled from 12-2, it is a cafeteria/courtyard visit. If it is scheduled for 5 p.m., it is virtual.
November Sneak Peak: University of Mississippi, Andrew College, and Columbus State!
University System of Georgia Data Chart
Opportunities for Students
Looking for Community Service Hours?
Ford Elementary School's 11th Annual Ford Jingle Jog is Saturday, December 4th and they are in need of volunteers to make this a successful event!
Please check out the Sign Up Genius below to see where you can help!
Service hours will be given! Grab a friend and come out and give them a hand!
Shop with a Buc is just around the corner! Students, SWAB Mentor applications are due Wednesday, November 17th. Find all the SWAB information here: Shop with a Buc (cobbk12.org)
Need extra help? Check out these tutoring resources!
TutorATL - Free Online Tutoring for Students
Revolutionary Prep Tutoring Services
Allatoona High School families can get their digital gift card by following this link by 12/31/21:
More information can be found here:
2022 STEM Academy held at Georgia Tech June 6th-10th
Join us June 6 - 10 for a STEM-themed Summer Camp open to all rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students!
OPEN TO ALL YOUTH, BOTH MALES AND FEMALES. BSA MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED.
Our mission is to have high school students leave our academy with a deeper understanding of what STEM professionals do every day and how they change and build the world we live in. This is a unique and great way to get your high school students motivated about their future careers. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn STEM Merit Badges, including the Construction Merit Badge.
When: June 6 - 10, 2022
Where: Georgia Tech
Who: Rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students
Interested in Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment –If you missed the Cobb County Dual Enrollment Summit meeting, you can now view it on the county DE website along with additional information about Dual Enrollment.
For specific Dual Enrollment information at AHS, please visit http://allatoonacounseling.weebly.com/
Scholarship Opportunity - Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Comprised of more than 300,000 women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Encouraging young African-American women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of the organization. We support this focus by awarding scholarships to young women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership and community involvement.
Eligible applicants must:
1) Be a graduating African-American female high school senior
2) Live or attend school in Cobb County, Cherokee County or North Fulton County
3) Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent numerical average
All applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2021. Applications are available on our website www.dstmrac.com/scholarship or at
Balams Firm Scholarship Opportunity
As a Community Partner, THE BALAMS FIRM is committed to recognizing talent and rewarding excellence. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for deserving students to reach their potential by supporting the cost of higher education.
The merit-based scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the metro Atlanta area with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Students may submit their completed application beginning OCTOBER 1 and due no later than FEBRUARY 1.
See the complete scholarship information and APPLY ONLINE at our website: https://www.balamslaw.com/community-outreach/scholarship/
Please, no phone calls. Direct all questions via email to: email@example.com
Chick-fil-A Acworth at Brookstone wants you to know...........We're Hiring!
Apply online at http://www.acworthcfas.com
Pike Nurseries is Hiring Seasonal Help for Fall and Christmas
Mathnasium Learning Center is hiring!
Mathnasium is looking for excellent math students to join their part-time instructor team. They are looking preferably for juniors and seniors as they would have the appropriate math classes behind them and be mature enough to handle a part-time job. This would be considered excellent experience to include on their college and scholarship applications.
Please see flyer below for additional information.
December Preview - Final Exam Schedule
Your counselors are here for you!
Dawn Neely (A-D): firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Rohrbach (E-K): email@example.com
Kristi Turner (L-Ri): firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Welch (L-Ri): email@example.com
Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z): firstname.lastname@example.org
Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk): email@example.com