February 2024 Senior Newsletter
By: Lindsay Bunch
Senior Meeting 2-9-24 During Viking Time
The blood drive will be held at La Monte school on 2-7-24. They will be giving out $20 gift cards for donating.
Applying to State Fair
Anyone who is planning to attend State Fair College in the Fall, on 2-8-24 at 12:30, we will be submitting our applications as a group during school.
🏡 Open Your Home to an Exchange Student!
Experience the joy of hosting an exchange student in your home! It's not just about grand adventures; it's about sharing the everyday journey together.
Catching the school bus: Start the day together with the morning rush and school drop-offs.
Grocery shopping: Explore aisles together, sharing tastes and preferences.
BBQs with hotdogs & hamburgers: Enjoy classic American cookouts and bonding over delicious meals.
Watching a baseball game on TV: Cheer for your favorite teams and explain the rules of the game.
Sunday lunches with extended family: Embrace the warmth of family gatherings and cultural exchange.
Simply being a family member, including helping with chores: Share responsibilities and create lasting memories. Volunteer host families provide support through meals at home, a comfortable bed to sleep in, and a nurturing environment.
Exchange students offer firsthand insights into a new culture, introduce unique foods, and share their perspectives. They come prepared with spending money for meals out, school supplies, activities, cell phone bills, and personal items.
Regardless of family structure, every family has something American, something unique, and love in their hearts, making ALL families great host families.
If you're ready to welcome a new son or daughter for the 2024-2025 school year, please message us or visit iwanttohost.org to learn more! Let's make meaningful connections and enrich lives together!
State Fair College Senior Tour
On February 16th, at 12:30pm we will be going to State Fair College for a tour!
Updates for the 24-25 FAFSA
The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has launched a new website to help keep students informed while the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing period is delayed. The final deadline to file the FAFSA is now June 30, 2024, and the last day to file corrections or updates is September 14, 2024. Students should also check with the college or university they plan to attend to determine if they have their own FAFSA deadline.
Click the link below for more information on the FAFSA.
Missouri Department of Higher Education
At the direction of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) carries out the goals and administrative responsibilities for the state system of higher education, which serves more than 360,000 students through 13 public four-year colleges and universities, 19 public two-year colleges, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities, and 152 proprietary schools.
ACT Testing and Registration Dates
For the February 10th, 2024, testing date we will be providing transportation to and from the test. Please let me know if you plan to ride with Mrs. Fowlkes.
Browse through the links below. There are a lot of Scholarships to apply for through these links.
Scholarships - List of College Scholarships and Applications
Scholarships - Finding Scholarships has never been easier. Scholarship Applications for college, engineering, high school, nursing, and first year students are all available. The value and deadlines for each scholarship are found ...
Search for Scholarships - Journey To College - Realize your potential.
Scholarships provide money for college that usually does not have to be paid back. Some scholarships are based on academic or other types of achievements, while others are geared toward specific groups of students. Scholarships vary in amount, from one-time awards of a few hundred dollars to full tuition worth thousands of dollars.
Scholarships & Grants - Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) - An International Service Organization
The ESA Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. Voluntary contributions of time and money from ESA members, ESA Foundation members, and friends of the Foundation are the ESA Foundation's sole sources of support.