College & Career Newsletter
Week of August 20- 26, 2023
Important Dates and Deadlines
UPCOMING EVENTS/DUE DATES:
Sept 5- First College Visit at Sequoia! (more information to come next week!)
Sept 12 - Junior Grade Level IB/4 Year College Meeting
Sept 26 - Sophomore Grade Level IB/4 Year College Meeting
October 12 - Class College Day and Junior PSAT (more info to come)
October 17 - Freshman Grade Level IB/4 Year College Meeting
Annual Grade Level IB/4 Year College Bound Meetings
Junior: Tuesday, September 12th
Sophomore: Tuesday, September 26th
Freshman: Tuesday, October 17th
The annual college/IB/ICAP meetings are specifically focused on the requirements, deadlines of the IB Diploma, the IB/ICAP program, and the college application process for attending a four-year college. Ms. Nino-Sears (IB Coordinator) and Ms. Ignaitis/Ms Yeager (College/Career Counselors) present specific information and a different focus for each grade.
Meetings are for students and parents.
All GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS will be:
- Presented in person (English speaking in Carrington Hall)
Presented separately for Spanish speaking parents/guardians in the MPR
SLIDES will be Posted on the SHS College and Career website
Links will be available in the Weekly Newsletter
SEQUOIA HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE VISITS
OTHER COLLEGE EVENTS
Rice Regional Information Sessions
Thursday, August 24th
Join a virtual Regional Information Session and meet an admission counselor for your area. You'll learn about Rice's academic programs, groundbreaking research, vibrant student life, and affordability. Discover why we love Rice and living in the heart of Houston.Register: West Information Session
Six Colleges in Oakland: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, Williams
Sunday, August 27th
These six highly competitive small liberal arts colleges will discuss the value and affordability of the liberal arts and provide specific information about each individual institutionRegister now
Group Presentation with Emory, Hopkins, Notre Dame, and WashU in San Mateo
Sunday, Sep. 10
“8 of the Best Colleges” Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Sept 11th - Virtual
Learn about 8 Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges at one event.
Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester, and Sarah Lawrence College will be hosting an informational meeting for students and parents.
A great opportunity to learn about small liberal arts colleges!
COLLEGE TIP OF THE WEEK
14 Tips to Improve Your GPA
Complete Article from College.data.com
These GPA-boosting habits may not only help you succeed in high school but in college and beyond.
At many colleges, your grade-point average (GPA) is one of the most important factors in your application, along with the academic rigor of high school and course load. Even if you don’t have perfect grades, many colleges like to see significant improvement or a steady upswing in your GPA over time. Here are 14 strategies that may help you achieve a higher GPA this year.
GET AHEAD IN CLASS
Sit near the front.
Speak up. Ask questions and join discussions.
Improve your reading and writing skills.
Write assignments down.
Prioritize your study tasks. Take care of your studying and school assignments before beginning other activities if you can. This will help you avoid procrastination and do your most important tasks first.
Develop a study schedule. Time management experts and college professors alike have long recommended a daily study schedule.
Don't multi-task. The data shows that multitasking just doesn't work.
Quiz yourself. Research shows that self-testing, such as with flashcards, helps students retain knowledge more effectively.
Vary your study locations. This keeps your brain alert and allows better retention of the material.
Space it out. According to an American Psychological Association article, research shows that spacing out study sessions over a period of time rather than cramming right before a test improves long-term memory.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Get enough sleep.
Ask for help.
Interested in Becoming a Firefighter? Local Fire Camp for High School Girls
September 16 & 17th
First Alarm Fire Camp is a free 2-day daytime fire experience camp designed to help ignite the spark in any girl who might be considering a career in the fire service. Our instructor cadre is entirely staffed by female firefighters because if you see it, you may realize you can actually be it! Check out the fire camp link in our signature for more details on what we do.
YOU MUST REGISTER!
South County Teen Leadership Council - A Great Way to Get Involved in Community Service and Leadership Opportunities
They will give a short presentation on Thursday during 7th - if interested, come in to the College and Career Center for more detail!
The South County Teen Leadership Council run through the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League offers high school students a free program that provides mentoring, travel conferences, field trips, leadership and organizes community service projects.
Weekly meetings are from 4-6pm in Redwood City
If you are interested, email, call or text Mason Lok
650 474-1394 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up a flier in the College and Career Center AFTER Thursday!
Project Read - Redwood City Library Volunteer Opportunity
Project Read has some upcoming training for teens who would like to volunteer on
This is a great opportunity for SHS students to be matched with a younger student to tutor once or twice a week.
If interested contact:
Email - email@example.com
Phone- 650 780-7077
For more information go to their website and scroll down to the Teen Volunteer Section.
(Flier in College and Career Center)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
Help families able to stay close to their sick children
Families with critically ill children are going through some of the hardest moments of their lives. By helping us keep our programs running smoothly, hosting in-kind drives or fundraisers, and spreading the word, you make it possible for families to keep their focus on their children
Year long opportunities to volunteer
For more information, click here for their website
Girls That Code - Online Activities
They “release activities bi-weekly— some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty. Each activity features a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.” Click here for more information
Volunteer Opportunity with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers, 16 years old and older, to help at our construction site in Daly City. If you are curious about Habitat and how you can get involved, we are holding informational sessions to provide a glimpse of our work. In these sessions, you can also expect to hear about the Covid-19 protocols currently in place to ensure the safety of volunteers.
Click Here for more information on how to volunteer
Front Office Assistant (P/T)(Bilingual Spanish) Needed - Across the Street
Minimum Age Requirement: 16yrs
Duties: Filing, Telephones, Giving Appointments etc.
Timings: After School and Weekends
Contact: Walk-in Siva Cherukuri DDS 198 Arch St Redwood City (Across the street from Sequoia HS) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathnasium of Redwood City, a Math-Only Learning Center
Looking for high school students with exceptional math skills through Algebra I and Geometry to join our team! We offer competitively paid part-time jobs at Sequoia Station with flexible scheduling and ongoing training opportunities. Join us for the opportunity to make a REAL difference in a child’s life by passing on a love for math!
Our starting salaries are $17.00-$19.00 depending on what level of math the instructors can teach.
If interested, please apply online
Pick up a flier in the College and Career Center