Braving The Storm Class of 2016

Countdown to GRADUATION

If you haven't done so already, it is time to begin applying for scholarships. Visit Stuart Cramer's website for the Nov/Dec Scholarship Newsletter. Also, check your college's financial aid websites.


SENIORS...please turn in all scholarships won to Mrs. Clark!


Access the Nov/Dec Scholarship Newsletter here https://www.smore.com/jjgn6

Financial Aid Night

Do not miss this awesome informational meeting for seniors and their parents. Mrs. Ruffin, a CFNC rep, will be on campus December 7 at 6:30 pm giving first-hand information on the FAFSA, grants, loans, etc. Participate and have all of your questions answered about paying for college.
Let your recommenders know more about you! Allow them to write an excellent recommendation. Give them a copy of your BRAG sheet. (click on Senior Brag Sheet above to access)

Don't Slack...Stay on Track

Senior year can be an exciting time, yet we often see students struggling to stay motivated. You have been in school for almost 13 years, and we know you are tired. However, this is NOT the time to slack. College admission offices and employers frown upon students who begin slacking their senior year. Stay true to who you are; stay true to your potential; stay true to your efforts in showing others you CAN succeed and WILL succeed. Remember...colleges can revoke your admissions if your final transcript shows grades significantly lower than what your previous years show. So....don't slack...stay on track!!

Are you READY to GRADUATE??

Students should be aware of their status. What are your grades in each class? Make up all missed work to stay on top of your game. Counselors have worked extremely hard making sure seniors are in the correct courses. You are encouraged to make an appointment with your counselor to review your graduation status/plan.


Mrs. Clark (A-G) cmclark@gaston.k12.nc.us

Mrs. Kiser (H-O) cwkiser@gaston.k12.nc.us

Mrs. Miller (P-Z) lhmiller@gaston.k12.nc.us

College Application Week 2015 (Nov 2-6)

Counselors will be available Nov 3 to help you apply to colleges: sign up with your counselor! During this week many colleges waive their app fees. You are encouraged to check out CFNC's website to find out more!!

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