PVHS 9th Grade Newsletter

September 2021

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4 Weeks In Already!

We are already 4 weeks into school this year, so that means you and your teachers are discussing your grades. If you are not happy with these grades, then see if you can figure out why. Maybe you have not felt very motivated this year or have missed a lot of school so you have gotten behind. Maybe you are struggling with some things at home that have you distracted at school. Maybe you think you are doing your best, but your grades do not seem to reflect that. Whatever the reason is, do not be afraid to talk with your teachers to get the extra help or direction that you need. You may find that you do well on daily assignments, but maybe struggle on tests. This is where you can start working on study habits. Or, maybe your test grades are good, but your daily grades are not. This shows you how important every grade is. Even if it does not seem to count for a lot, it still adds up in the end. I have included some study skills and also ways to help you be successful depending on what type of learner you are. We are all here for you and hope to make this year at PVHS a great one! With that being said, I will be here if you have any questions or concerns along your way. I hope that you have a great year!



- Mrs. McGill, Counselor

LEARNING STYLES

What's Your Learning Style?

Everyone learns in a different way, and knowing your learning style can help you when trying to listen in class or study for tests. You may have always wondered why you could not learn or study the same way as your friends do. It does not mean anything is wrong, it may just mean that you have a different learning style than they do. Look at the different learning styles below and see if you can figure out which one you are. Then, use the learning tips to help you in class or when you are studying at home.
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STUDY TIPS

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PreACT Test

PreACT Test - October 5, 2021

On October 5, 2021 all 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT test. This is a test that allows students to see what taking the ACT is like. It gives them a score and also predicts what they would potentially make on the ACT. It provides a great way to study for the ACT because once the school receives the student score reports, students will get a copy of their scores, the correct answers, and the test booklet. More information will be given out to students in the coming weeks regarding specific testing information for test day.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

It's Never Too Early to Start Volunteering!

Sign up to volunteer for Hoots and Howls HERE

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

Your GPA is something that follows you throughout high school. It is very important to do well in your classes because that will help to increase your GPA. It can show how hard you have worked during your high school career, which can tell colleges/job force about your level of motivation, hard work, and determination.


Why is your GPA important?


  • College applications - you will need a certain GPA to be accepted for most colleges
  • Scholarship applications - the higher your GPA, the more scholarships you will qualify for, which means more $$$ for your college education
  • Internship/apprenticeship career tech programs - the higher your GPA, the more likely you are to be selected
  • Job force - your GPA can often show employers if you are highly motivated and a hard worker
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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PARENT AND STUDENT RESOURCES

CONTACT INFORMATION