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EFHS Counseling - May 2022 - Issue IX

CONGRATULATIONS BRONCOS! You have nearly made it though our first school year. We are SO proud of you and all your efforts to BE BETTER this year! Only a few more weeks until our summer break. WE CAN DO THIS!

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Testing Schedule

Asynchronous Virtual Learning Week - May 2 through May 6


US History EOC - 5/2

Biology EOC - 5/3

American Lit EOC - 5/4 and 5/5

Algebra I EOC - 5/6


AP Testing

May 2 through May 12


Early Release - May 23 through May 26


7th period final - 5/23

5th and 6th period finals - 5/24

3rd and 4th period finals - 5/25

1st and 2nd period finals - 5/26

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Summer School 2022

Summer school is a great opportunity to catch up on graduation credits or to take advanced credits. We will continue to update our summer school website as new opportunities are made available. Students have four primary options for summer school.

Students - if you failed a core academic class (i.e. math, science, English, or social studies) we HIGHLY recommend attending summer school in order to stay on track for graduation and avoid doubling up in a core content area later in your high school career.

Please click here for the EFHS Counseling Summer School website.

College Visits

CURRENT JUNIORS - are you planning to go on a college tour before the end of the school year? Please complete the College Visit Permission Form prior to your college tour and ensure that it is signed by a college representative during your visit.

Juniors and seniors are allowed four excused absences per year for college tours. You can schedule a college tour on the website of the college of interest. Please reach out to your school counselor with questions.

CLICK HERE to access the College Visit Permission Form.

Applerouth's Path to College

No matter where you are in your high school career, you can lay the groundwork for an amazing college application. Join the session for your class and we'll show you how to navigate the college admissions process with confidence. Save your seat at

Path to College: Class of 2025 | Wednesday, May 11, 8PM
Path to College: Class of 2024 | Wednesday, May 18, 8PM
Path to College: Class of 2023 | Wednesday, May 25, 8PM

FCS Student Job Board

Students, are you interested in a summer job? Check out the Forsyth County Schools CTAE Student Job Board for potential opportunities! Simply click the "Student" job options and then filter the job postings based on the career type of interest.

Click here for the Job Board website!

Forsyth County Family Y - MLK Service Project- Camp Eagle Point - May 14

The Forsyth County YMCA is in need of volunteers for their Eagle Point Camp clean-up project. There are multiple volunteer opportunities available on May 14th. If you need community service hours for your student organization or if you are interested in volunteering for the YMCA, this opportunity is for you!

Click here for more information and to sign up!

Family Ties Summer Chill and Chat Group and Parent Workshops

Family Ties is hosting a Chill and Chat group for students over the summer. Parent workshops are also available throughout the month of May and into the 22-23 school year. Click through the images below for more information and for registration details.

Applications for Youth Leadership Forsyth are Now Open!

Please see more from Youth Leadership Forsyth below:

(YLF) is a leadership development and community awareness program for high school juniors seeking to further develop and enhance their individual potential. It is a great opportunity for students from every school across our county to come together, to collaborate and challenge each other to rise above expectations. Established in 2000, this nine-month program engages the students in interactive workshops, meetings with key community leaders and exposure to many aspects of our community. Youth Leadership Forsyth is the only program of its kind in Forsyth County.

Each year, the Youth Leadership Forsyth Class Selection Committee select 40 students to participate in the program. Applications are available online and through the schools in the Spring. The students have approximately one month to complete and return the application as directed on the form. After submission of the application, the YLF selection committee review every application and essay carefully to determine the students that would be best suited for the program. After review and selection, each student receives a letter from Leadership Forsyth to indicate their status into the program. The cost for the YLF program is $250 due at the orientation event.

During the program year each student will engage in interactive workshops. The workshops are led by Leadership professionals and community leaders. The students will also participate in community service activities and meet with local leaders to learn more about how they can engage in our community and make an impact in Forsyth County. The students are also offered opportunities outside of class days to volunteer with various agencies and programs to utilize the leadership skills they develop through the program.

YLF Class of 2023 application deadline is May 30, 2022.

Click here to apply!

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The Place Summer Internship

Please see message below from The Place regarding a summer opportunity for students.

The Place of Forsyth is pleased to offer our Summer Internship program again for summer 2022. This a 6 week PAID opportunity for students, 16 and older. Participants will connect with other students across the district, learn new skills, participate in weekly lunch & learns and plan & implement a group project! This is a great opportunity for students seeking their first job or looking to stay busy during the summer.

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United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors

United Community Bank is creating a Junior Board of Directors comprised of rising seniors who are interested in leadership, community service, and finances. Please see additional information on this opportunity from United Community Bank below.

United Community Bank’s goal in establishing the Junior Board of Directors’ program is to introduce high school seniors to the local business community. As ambassadors of United Community Bank, the Junior Board will have the opportunity to learn about leadership, community service, and the financial industry through association with the bank, its officers, and United Community Bank’s Board of Directors.

Contact your school counselor or stop by the counseling office for an application. The application deadline is May 13th.

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High School Summer Nurse Camp

Wellstar Health System in Atlanta is hosting a high school nurse camp during the summer for rising 10th through 12th grade students. This opportunity is free of charge. Application deadline is May 13th. If you are interested in the nursing profession, this summer camp is for you!


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Sources of Strength at EFHS

Sources of Strength is in full swing at East!

Last month, students encouraged each other to identify their own sources of strength using the Sources of Strength wheel. Adult advisors and peer leaders lead the campaign of Getting the Word Out. Student participants were entered into a raffle for a Crumbl cookie. Our Sources of Strength team also enjoyed promoting the SoS program and values by creating a chalk mural in the Bronco Place. The mission of Sources of Strength is to spread hope, help, and strength by helping students identify their own sources of strength.

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