What's Happening - February Edition

Guidance Office News & Events for Pius X Juniors!

Dear Parents and Students,

Note: Registration material are due in the front office! Please find additional information below that will be helpful to your family as you plan and prepare for both summer and senior year. College bound juniors should consider taking the ACT and/or SAT (college entrance exams) at least once in their junior year. Students usually do better on the ACT and most do not need to take the SAT, though both are accepted at all colleges.

ACT Information!

Cost: $39.50 (test) or $56.50 (test w/writing)

Students should apply here: ACT.

Test Date

April 9, 2016 (Register by March 4th)

June 11, 2016 (Register by May 6th)

SAT Information!

Cost: $52.50

Students should apply here: SAT

Test Date

May 7, 2016 (Register by April 8th)

June 4, 2016 (Register by May 5th)

Lincoln Police Department Job Shadow Day is March 31st from 12:00pm-3:00pm! Please stop in the Guidance Office for details on how to register! Students will spend time behind the badge learning about CSI, K-9 units, SWAT, and the hiring process for working for LPD!

Summer Opportunities!

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Note: The Guidance Office will list summer opportunities in Naviance. All juniors should have an ID and password for their Naviance account at this time.

Southeast Community College Discovery Days

SCC Discovery Days will give students the opportunity to experience SCC first-hand. Discovery Days will create an opportunity to ask questions about a variety of topics from Programs of Study to how to pay for college and use support services. Campus tours are also available. There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. Click here for more information!

University of Nebraska STEM internship

The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nonscience (NCMN) at the University of Nebraska is offering a summer high school STEM internship program! Lincoln area high school students ages 16 or older are eligible and will receive guidance and training in STEM labs. This is a paid internship of 20 hours per week M-F! Click here for more information!

Bryan College of Health Sciences Discovery Day

Discovery day will take place on March 22 from 8:00-12:30 PM. The experience allows students an opportunity to interacting with healthcare professionals and actual equipment used in various health fields. Breakout sessions will also teach about job requirements and opportunities as well as salaries and education. Paperwork will be available for registration in the Guidance Office beginning February 22nd!

Senior Service Hours

Note: All seniors are required to complete 36 hours of service during their senior year. Current juniors can begin earning their hours on May 21st. The Guidance Office recommends earning these hours beginning in the summer.

Bright Lights

Over 200 assistants are needed to work with Bright Lights teachers in hands-on classrooms. No prior Bright Lights or teaching experience is necessary. Assistants are trained during a 90 minute session in May. Summer is a great time to earn 20 volunteer service hours. Anyone interested in an international experience will enjoy assisting with visiting students from Japan at Lux Middle School the week of June 20-24. Bright Lights will accept applications online beginning March 15, 2016. Click here to apply! Half and full day positions are available. Please contact classassist@brightlights.org with questions!

Oxbow Animal Health Vet Camp

Oxbow Animal Health produces foods and supplements for small animals. Individuals are invited to apply to serve as volunteer camp assistants for this summer's youth veterinary camps. Camps consist of four day camps for children ages 8-14 and camps run almost every week from June to August in both Omaha and Lincoln areas. Click here for more details or contact academy@oxbowanimalhealth.com to apply!

Pius X Guidance Office

Jan Frayser, Director

Shelly Pick, Counselor

Connie Freudenberg, Counselor