Gopher Gazette

GPHS Counseling Department: November Issue

GPHS Counseling Team

Al Marks (A-Br) ext. 5768

Mimi Robb (Bu-Fi) ext. 5776

Danielle Butler (Fl-Hern) ext. 5763

Janet Farris (Ph-Sh) ext. 5741

Stephanie Satcher (Herr-Mar) ext. 5742

Phillip Burks (Mas-Pe) ext. 5722

Melissa Gaitan (Si-Z) ext. 5714

Lenora Brown (GPHS Early College Counselor) ext. 6378

Kelly Newman (GPHS Early College CTE RN Academy Counselor) ext. 5715


Email Addresses: firstname.lastname@gpisd.org

Important Events & Dates to Remember...

GPHS FAST Pass & College Entrance Examination Updates

November 1, 2017..... ACT FAST Pass Registration

November 3, 2017 .... ACT December Registration Deadline

November 4, 2017 ... SAT exam @ GPHS (See Ms. Fox for more information)


Financial Aid Assistance

GPISD FAFSA/TASFA Assistance

GPISD Parents and students can receive assistance with college financial aid applications on the dates list below at any of the available sites.


  • November 1, 2017 (SGPHS)


Net Price Calculator

Each college website will have a Net Price Calculator Center. Utilize the calculator to discover the amount you will pay to attend your college of choice.


Dallas Co. PROMISE Parent Meeting

All GPHS parents

  • November 9, 2017 (GPHS) 2 Sessions: 5:30pm and 6:30pm

(Note: Assistance with application is available after informational session)


College Application Assistance

November 16, 2017- GPHS Application Drive (College & Career Center Staff)

November 17, 2017- GPHS "No Pie til You Apply" drive (College & Career Center Staff)


Important Websites

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)............(website)........... www.fafsa.ed.gov

1-800-4FedAid (or) 1-800-433-3243

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)...........................................1-888-311-8881

See GPHS College & Career Center Staff or School Counselor

CSS Profile ..................................................................... https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org

ACT .......................................................................................................... www.actstudent.org

SAT ...................................................................................................... www.collegeboard.org

Apply Texas ........................................................................................... www.applytexas.org

BigFuture .............(Scholarship Search Engine) ............ www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org


November Fun Facts to Remember

Aviation History Month

Child Safety Protection Month

National Caregivers Appreciation Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Month

National Novel Writing Month

Native American Heritage Month

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

National Sleep Comfort Month

Helpful Tips for Parents: Federal Student Aid Process


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Resource: www.studentaid.ed.gov (link)