O'Plaine College & Career News
January 27, 2023
This semester is all about you, Freshmen & Sophomores! In this issue you will find many post-secondary Spring events and opportunities, including:
- Camino a College on 2/2 for our Freshmen & Sophomore Spanish-Speaking Families
- HBCU College Fair 2/20 & HBCU Spring College Tour Opportunity
- Freshmen Post-Secondary Night on 2/16
- Scholarship Workshop on 2/24
- College Reps Visiting O'Plaine
- College Fair at CLC on 3/9
- Career Speaker Workshops & More!
Details for these opportunities and more are below. As always, I welcome students to stop by the College and Career Center in Room 258 (by the Library) to meet with me during your lunch study hall on Tuesdays or Thursdays (no pass needed, and I will take your attendance). You can also email me to make an appointment. It's not too early to start planning for your future. I hope you take advantage of these awesome upcoming events and opportunities!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Warren Township High School
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Camino a College, 2/2
On Thursday, February 2 we are hosting our annual Camino a College presentation at 7 p.m. in the O’Plaine Auditorium. This presentation is entirely in Spanish for our Freshmen and Sophomore Spanish-speaking families. Presentation topics include: Preparing for college, starting your college search, locating scholarships and other resources and how to enhance your college applications starting now! If you are considering college, there’s no better time than now to start your planning. We hope to see you there!
FREE Practice ACT or SAT Opportunity, 2/4
Post-Secondary Exploration Presentation for Freshmen, 2/16
HBCU College Fair 2/20 & Spring HBCU College Tour
O'Plaine Scholarship Workshop, 2/24
Want information on how to pay for college and your post-secondary plans? Did you know that you don't have to be a senior to start looking for scholarships? All freshman and sophomores are invited to our scholarship workshop on 2/24 during your lunch study hall in the O'Plaine College & Career Center. Those who attend can expect to learn more about financial aid, how to find scholarships and more! Interested students should report straight to the College Career Center at the start of their lunch study hall and come prepared with their Chromebook! Hope to see you there!
College Fair at CLC, 3/9
U of I Engineering Open House & High School Design Competition, 3/31
Colleges Visiting O'Plaine
The visits are a period in length, and students are expected to arrive on time and stay for the duration. All visits are in the College & Career Center (unless otherwise noted). Once scheduled, you can view the list of colleges coming and register in MaiaLearning under events. Students were shown how to do this in their lunch study halls this semester, but see Ms. Hartley if you have questions or need assistance. Please review the college visit expectations and procedures below.
- Students must be passing the class they'll miss to attend the visit (yes, we do check!)
- Students must sign up in MaiaLearning by the end of the school day prior
- Students are limited to 3 college visits/semester
- If the visit coincides with your lunch, you are permitted to eat during the visit
- College visits are open to both freshmen and sophomores
- Limit 30 students per visit - first come, first served
- Students are permitted to miss class to attend (attendance will be excused) but are expected to talk to your teacher prior to the visit for make-up work
- If you have an assessment, presentation or project due that period, you're expected to go to class and can email Ms. Hartley after for any info provided
Military Cafe Visits
For students interested in learning more about the US Military, representatives from the US Army & Marine Corps will be in the Cafeteria during all lunch periods this week and one the future dates listed below. Stop by their table to ask questions or receive additional information.
Career & Job Info
Career Speaker Series: Firefighters, 2/27
Future 2nd Semester Career Speakers include a Professional Photographer and an Early Childhood Teacher, both also Warren grads!
Need a Work Permit?
Students under the age of 16 are required by the Illinois Department of Labor to have a work permit. If you have been hired, your employer will provide you with a letter of intent to employ at your request. You will need the letter, your social security card, birth certificate and you will also need a current physical on file to be issued a work permit. Bring these items to Mrs. Ellis in Student Services in the Main Office and see her with any questions.
Previous O'Plaine Newsletters
For past info and opportunities shared, visit prior issues below.