Boone County High School Newsletter

Week of September 12, 2021

Upcoming Dates

September 15 -- The Real Cost of College Webinar 7:00 p.m.

September 15 -- Deadline to apply for the Superintendent Student Advisory Council

September 16 -- Paying for College 101 at 7:00 p.m. in the BCHS Library

September 16 -- The Real Cost of College Webinar 8:00 p.m.

September 17 -- Regular Registration Deadline for October 23 ACT

September 21 -- Virtual Fall Service Academy Information Question & Answer Event 2:00 p.m.

September 20 -- Senior Meeting at 8:00 a.m. with Graduate Services to review the ordering process for caps & gowns

September 20 -- Sophomore Meeting at 8:30 a.m. with Graduate Services to review the ordering process for class rings

September 21 -- Gateway's Health Professions Spotlight 6:00 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus

September 21 -- NKU SBS Information Session 1:00 p.m.

September 22 -- NKU SBS Information Session 6:30 P.M.

September 22 -- BCHS Open House -- 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September 23 -- Craft Academy visit 12:55 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

September 23 -- Gateway Admissions Information Session from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m. Click here to register

September 24 -- Homecoming Parade 5:30 p.m.

September 28 -- Campbellsville University Lunchroom Visit third block

September 29 -- ParentCampNKY will be presenting the College & Career Edition virtually from 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

September 30 -- Deadline to register for the PSAT

September 30 -- Graduate Services will be here from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to show students and parents options for different class rings and to take orders

October 1 -- FAFSA opens

October 1 -- Graduate Services will be in the commons during third block to take orders for caps & gowns and rings

October 4 -- Spalding University Lunchroom Visit third block

October 5 -- Air Force Lunchroom Visit third block

October 6 -- EKU Visit in the Learning Lab at 1:00 p.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

October 8 - October 11 -- Fall Break -- No School

October 13 -- PSAT

October 13 -- University of Cincinnati Visit in the Learning Lab at 8:00 a.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

October 14 -- Gateway Visit in the Learning Lab at 10:00 a.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

October 19 -- Mount St. Joseph Visit in the Learning Lab at 9:30 a.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

October 20 -- Thomas More University Visit in the Learning Lab at 1:00 p.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

October 27 -- Transylvania University Visit in the Learning Lab at 1:00 p.m. Please register on the link below in the Seniors Section.

Athletics -- Come Cheer on Our Teams

This week in sports:

Monday, September 13

Boys Golf vs Cooper High School at Boone Links Golf Course

Girls Golf vs Conner High School at Meadow Golf Course

Girls Soccer vs Campbell County High School

Volleyball at Grant County High School

Tuesday, September 14

Boys Soccer vs Covington Catholic High School

Volleyball at Conner High School

Wednesday, September 15

Girls Soccer vs Harrison County High School

Thursday, September 16

Frosh Football vs Dixie Heights High School

Boys Soccer at Ryle High School

Volleyball vs Ryle High School

Friday, September 17

Varsity Football at Walton Verona High School

Boys JV Soccer Regional Tournament at Town & Country

Girls Soccer vs Bishop Brossart High School

Saturday, September 18

Cross Country at Carroll County High School

JV Football vs Walton Verona High School

Boys Soccer vs St. Henry District High School

Boys JV Soccer Regional Tournament at Town & Country

Girls Soccer vs Bourbon County High School

AP Scholars

Every fall, the Advanced Placement Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams. Please join us in congratulating the following students and alumni.


The following students were named as AP Scholars for receiving a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams:

John Courtney

Rachel McGrath

Ataul Noor

James Porter

Alex Porter

Clarissa Waltrip


The following student was named as an AP Scholar with Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

Michael Lee


The following students were named AP Scholars with Distinction for earning an average score of at least at least a 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Kaitlyn Gartner

Nathan Nguyen

Robert Saner

Connor Stuart

Superintendent Student Advisory Council -- Deadline to Apply is September 15

Interested in being a voice for Boone at the district level? Do you want your fellow students' voices and your own to be heard? Consider joining the Superintendent Student Advisory Council. You will meet once a month to discuss important topics regarding our school.

Any student grade 9-12, including the current high school members, may apply for a seat on the SSAC, no later than 11:59 September 15, 2021. Students should click the link to complete the application Boone County Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Interest Form

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The Real Cost of College Webinar hosted by Sallie Mae

Paying for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If college is in your student’s future, you’ll want them to join this webinar during which we’ll show you and your students how to create a workable plan, that’s also responsible.

Register now for a free webinar:

What’s the real cost of college? How to save, plan, and pay.

Wednesday, September 15 | 7pm ET

Thursday, September 16 | 8pm ET


During this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Saving for college – it is never too late!
  • How to select a college and how much it will cost
  • FAFSA - what, why and how
  • Understanding a financial aid offer
  • How to find and apply for scholarships and grants – FREE $$$
  • Education loan options
  • Free tools and resources to make the process easier

Gateway's Health Professions Spotlight

On Tuesday, September 21st, Gateway’s Health Professions Spotlight will be offered at the Edgewood Campus in person!

High school students and parents are welcome to talk to faculty and staff to start a career in healthcare.

September 21st, 2021, at 6:00pm

790 Thomas More Pkwy.

Edgewood KY 41017

Allied Health Science Building, Room 208

Please RSVP at the following link- Health Professions Registration

Fall 2021 Service Academy Virtual Question & Answer Event

United States Senator Rand Paul will be hosting a virtual question and answer session for students and/or parents of students who are interested in applying to one of our military academies: US. Air Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Military Academy and US Naval Academy. The session will take place at 2:00 p.m. on September 21.

Please call 270-782-8303 to RSVP. On the day of the event, please visit this link and then click on Join Academy Q & A.

NKU School Based Scholars Information Session

Interested in learning more about Northern Kentucky University's Dual Enrollment opportunities? Staff from the School Based Scholars (SBS) program will be hosting an informational session via Zoom on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. and September 22 at 6:30 p.m. See the links below:

September 21 @ 1:00 p.m.

September 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

NaviGo Scholars Applications are open

NaviGo Scholars is a program for high school students who want to explore careers they are interested in pursuing after high school. Students apply to the program to gain valuable training, exposure, experience, and networking opportunities.

Students accepted into this program will have two sessions per month — one with the business sponsor for career exploration and experience, and one with the NaviGo Coach for college and career prep, application and resume writing, scholarship searches, etc. All meetings are after school hours. Company sponsors pay close attention to attendance, so if you are accepted, participation is critical.

*Some coaching sessions will be virtual this year in order to accommodate our business partners’ COVID-related safety measures. While in-person sessions are always preferred, student safety will take priority.

2021-22 NaviGo Career Focus Areas:

· Business & Entrepreneurship – Sophomores & Juniors (Seniors considered)

· Dental Careers (Dental Assistant Academy) - Seniors

· Electrical & Gas Line, Engineering, Urban Planning (Duke Energy) – Juniors & Seniors

· Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Toyota) - Juniors & Seniors

· Cyber Security (U.S. Bank) - Juniors (Seniors considered)

· Construction & Skilled Trades (BIA & Cutter Construction) - Freshmen & Sophomores


To apply -- please visit this link. The application closes on September 27.

ParentCampNKY -- College and Career Edition

Parent Camp will be presenting the College and Career Edition Evening which is for middle school and high school families and educators as well as professionals. ParentCamp is honored to work with the GROW NKY Partner Collaboration to help guide local youth through the overwhelming, confusing jungle of career and college exploration can be- and knowing which pathway to take is the first step. There will be over 20 sessions to choose from, there is something for everyone!

Hope to see you there and bring a friend or two! To register, please visit ParentCampNKY

PSAT

The PSAT is one of the best ways to prepare for standardized college entrance exams for several reasons:

The PSAT familiarizes test takers with test question format in reading, writing & language and mathematics.

The PSAT provides an opportunity for a "dress rehearsal" for test day. Test takers will test in a room with other test takers, under strict time limits with a proctor present.

The PSAT results can guide a student's test prep for future college entrance exams.

Colleges will not see a student's PSAT scores.

As a juniors, a test taker, might qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

Colleges may try to recruit students based on their answers to the questionnaire and test results.

Boone County High School is offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14. The test will be given during the school day. The cost is $20 and checks should be made out to Boone County High School. To register, please complete this form and return it along with payment to the school counseling office by September 30.

Virtual Health Careers Event

The North Central Area Health Education (AHEC) will be presenting a virtual health careers event that will occur two times a month via Zoom October through May. Health Professionals will present in an hour live presentation working in his/her chosen field. This program is available to students in grades 9-12 and presentations will include nursing, clinical lab scientist, optometrist, dental hygienist and other emerging health professions. Space is limited. To apply, please visit this link.

College and Beyond -- The SAR -- What Is It and How Do I Get One?

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a paper or electronic document that gives basic information about your students' eligibility for financial aid and outlines your students' answers to the questions on their FAFSA. Since your student provided an email address on their FAFSA, then they will receive an email around 2 weeks (could be longer) after their FAFSA was submitted. This email will provide detailed instructions on how to access their copy of the Student Aid Report.

When you get your SAR, be sure to review it carefully to make sure it’s correct. The schools your student listed on their FAFSA form will use this information to determine your students' eligibility for financial aid. A school may ask your family to verify the accuracy of your FAFSA data, so you and your student need to be sure the information is correct by double-checking the SAR.

Seniors

College Visits (in-person)

Seniors must be registered prior to attending visits in the Learning Lab. Students can register at this link.


Sept 28th -- Campbellsville University commons during lunch

Oct. 4th -- Spalding University commons during lunch

Oct. 5th – Air Force in the commons during lunch

Oct. 6th at 1:00 – EKU in the Learning Lab

Oct. 13th at 8:00 – University of Cincinnati in the Learning Lab

Oct. 14th at 10:00 – Gateway Community and Technical College in the Learning Lab

Oct. 19th at 9:30 – Mount St. Joseph University in the Learning Lab

Oct. 20th at 1:00 p.m. -- Thomas More University in the Learning Lab

Oct. 27th at 1:00 p.m. -- Transylvania University

Nov. 3rd -- Brescia University commons during lunch


Colleges & Universities

  • The University of Kentucky will be hosting a preview night on Tuesday, September 21 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Students can register for the event here – go.uky.edu/openhouse. Capacity is limited so they need to sign up as soon as possible.


FAFSA

The FAFSA or Free Applicant for Federal Student Aid should be filled out as soon as possible so that your family receives the highest amount of college aid. Your student can submit their FAFSA any time after October 1st of their senior year. Before you sit down to fill out this application online, make sure you have gathered all the necessary financial documents you'll need to answer every FAFSA question. This will make the process much more efficient and less frustrating to you and your student. Additionally, both the student and the parent will need an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. Please visit this site to create an FSA ID.

Please note, some colleges that offer their own institutional aid on top of the Federal-Aid will require your student to complete and submit a different form in addition to the FAFSA. This is called the CSS Profile which is used by many of the top colleges and universities and has even more detailed financial questions to answer. Be sure to check the websites for each of your students’ colleges to determine what type of financial aid is available and what forms must be submitted to qualify for these funds.


Scholarship Pages

Visit this link to view what scholarships are available. This list is not exhaustible. Additional sites that have scholarships include GoingMerry.com, CollegeBoard.org, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation and Scholarships.com to name a few.


Senior Portraits

Seniors must have their senior photos taken at Executive Studios to be included in the yearbook and slide show at graduation. Students are not required to purchase photos however, there is a small sitting fee. Deadline for the session is December 15.

Executive Studios will be at Boone County High School on October 7 and October 8 to take Senior Portraits. Students must schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 513-241-4959.


Your KHEAA College Connection

Please visit this link for the most up to date KHEAA College Connection Newsletter.

After School Tutoring

After school tutoring is once again available. Tutors are available to assist students with coursework, writing cover letters, college application essays, reading strategies, ACT prep assistance and much more. Please visit this link to access the schedule.

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to learn new skills, give back to the community, beef up or resume or just make some extra money? View this link for local employment and this link for volunteer opportunities.

Healthy Monday -- Boost Your Immune System

Give your immune system a boost with a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts that can help you stay healthy.

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