West Perry Counseling Newsletter
Chapter 339 is a Pennsylvania state mandate that requires all school districts in the Commonwealth to have a comprehensive guidance plan encompassing Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. This plan must address the four Career Education & Work Standards (listed below). In order to graduate and earn a diploma, students must exhibit an understanding of these four areas through various career exploration activities by the end of their 11th grade year. Through these activities, students must produce eight pieces of evidence. The standards are: Career Awareness and Preparation, Career Acquisition, Career Retention and Advancement, and Entrepreneurship. If you have questions about Chapter 339, please contact your school counselor.
Cumberland Perry Vocational Technical School
Cumberland Perry Vo-Tech will be hosting three Q&A sessions on Zoom for families of prospective applicants to ask questions about Cumberland Perry.
Sessions will be held on December 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30-7:00 pm. We encourage all parents and students to join in.
If you are having any technical issues during the zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will try to assist.
West Perry School District Holiday Free Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Where: West Perry Food Pantry (located in the trailers behind the high School at the West Perry Support Annex) 2625 Shermans Valley Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024 *Enter off Rt74 and pass the stadium.
Food is available to any family of a child in the West Perry School District. You must contact the West Perry High School main office (717) 789-3931 no later than Wednesday, December 16th to sign up.
Please plan to provide your address and # of individuals living in your household.
Sponsored by: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Perry County Old Iron Collectors Scholarship Information
The Perry County Old Iron Collectors, Inc. (PCOIC) will present a scholarship(s) totaling up to $1,000 to graduating seniors who meet the club’s criteria and plan to enter a field of study related to one of the following:
• Agricultural and Extension Education
• Agricultural Science
• Animal Bioscience
• Environmental Soil Science
Graduating seniors who reside in the Greenwood School District, Newport School District, Susquenita School District, or West Perry School District are eligible to apply for the PCOIC scholarship.
Applications must be received by March 31, 2021. Please see the Counseling Center for a copy of the application.
United Steel Workers (USW) Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program
$4,000 scholarship available ($1,000 per year for 4 years). Applicants must be the son, daughter or legal ward of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the Local Union participating in the Scholarship Program. Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating Local Unions. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. Please see the Counseling Center for more information.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP’s website, www.paeop.com, under Awards & Scholarships.
Scholarship Committee Chairperson and contact is:
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
740 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-347-0970 | email@example.com
Jackie Robinson Foundation
The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org. Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation's namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
The JRF Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, JRF Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF's celebrated "42 Strategies for Success Curriculum." This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of Jackie Robinson, encouraging JRF Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.
To learn more about JRF, please visit their website at jackierobinson.org.
Hi Seniors! We wanted you to be aware of a scholarship that isn’t based on your GPA! The PB&J Foundation is offering high school seniors awards of $500 to $1000. The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to- medical issues, peer issues, bullying, change of school, minority status, etc. Also, family issues- divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc. When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.Click here for more information
Teen Summer Camp
APPALACHIAN AUDUBON SOCIETY (AAS) IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2, 2021, HOG ISLAND TEEN CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS.
Although camps were not held in 2020 due to Covid, we are hopeful that 2021 camps will be held.
Deadline for applications is January 22, 2021
AAS is a chapter of National Audubon Society (NAS) in south central Pennsylvania, with membership in Cumberland, Dauphin, Northern York and Perry counties (as determined by NAS zip-codes). In 2020 we will again be offering THREE full Hog Island Teen Camp scholarships (excluding transportation to/from camp) in the amount of $1,395 each.
Audubon Hog Island site: Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens, Sessions One and Two.
Primary Eligibility for our Scholarship: 14-to-17-year-old youth in our chapter territory, with either a demonstrated passion for, or an awakening, demonstrated curiosity about birds and/or natural history/science, willing to "give back” from their Hog Island learning experiences to our chapter and their local communities. First consideration for this scholarship goes to teens living in our chapter territory.
Secondary Eligibility: Non-chapter-resident 14-17-year-olds may also be considered - birding/wildlife volunteer and family connections to our area strengthen non-resident applications. We can also sometimes offer partial scholarships/financial support to strong candidates outside our formal process, who demonstrate financial need.
Chapter-Territory Residents: Please also see additional Youth and Educator camp/continuing education scholarships for camps in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region, on our website.
For more information, please click this link: https://appalachianaudubon.org/hDocs/2021_HogIslandFlyer.pdf
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
Please click this link for more information and to apply to attend during the Summer 2021. Registration fee is $295.00
Biomedical Engineering Innovation for High School Students
Applications are being accepted for the January 25, 2021 course, so there is still time to apply.
Johns Hopkins faculty created the Biomedical Engineering Innovation course to encourage creativity and instill confidence in students. In the course, students will model human efficiency and the cardiovascular system and design experiments to test these models and more. And students have the opportunity to earn college credit and strengthen their college applications!
Read more about the course scheduled for January 25–April 23, 2021.
Mrs. Bell - 9th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Meili - 10th & 11th Grade Counselor - email@example.com
Mrs. Zeigler - 12th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Barber - Guidance Clerk - email@example.com