NFHS Guidance Newsletter, October 2018
Fall, Fun & Learning
As we come to the mid-point in our semester, we are hoping that all students are enjoying classes and getting involved in their athletics, clubs, and organizations. Our students are busy, from our Seniors who are in full post-secondary planning mode down to our Freshmen who are beginning to truly feel at home here at NFHS. The guidance team is working to help all students find their way and hope you will reach out to us with any needs that you have. We have more great events and information sessions planned continue reading to find out more.
Guidance has Spirit!
Thursday, Oct. 25th, 6pm
1400 A O Jones Boulevard, Fort Mill, SC, USA
9th & 11th Grade IGPs
10th & 11th Grade Students
SAT / ACT Prep - Workshop I Core Planning & Practice – This workshop will start by contrasting the 2 tests and advising students on how to determine which test they should take. They will complete a Test Prep Individual Plan (TPIP) to help make the most efficient use of their time in preparing for these tests. We will dedicate at least half of the class to covering key strategies that apply across the different question types on each test, with sample core practice questions.
Date: November 15th, 2018 Cost: $48Sign-up by: November 2nd, 2018
attention freshman & sophomores--experience clemson
- 9th or 10th grader
- ranked in the top 10%
- predicted to make a 1300 or higher on SAT
C-CATS, Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students, helps you get off to the right start. Exciting weekend adventures introduce you to the best academic, social and recreational opportunities Clemson has to offer.
- Tour Clemson
- Talk with Admissions Officers
- Attend Academic Workshops
- Participate in Group Activities and Games
Contact Staci Dreher, firstname.lastname@example.org
sat & act december dates and deadlines
- SAT - December 1, 2018, Deadline for Registration: November 2, 2018
- ACT - December 8, 2018, Deadline for Registration: November 2, 2018
Seniors! We are in the middle of putting together the Palmetto Award information for qualifying students. The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is $6,700 per year at any 4-year South Carolina university. We can submit an application for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship if you have a 4.0 and a 32 on the ACT or a 1400 on the SAT. There is always a slight possibility that I may not have access to all our student’s test scores, so, if you feel like you qualify based on your test scores, please reach out by the end of October.
Students that qualify based on rank (top 6% at the end of 10th or 11th grade years) and test scores (1200 SAT/27 ACT) will hear from me by the end of October.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Need Help? Your Counselor is Here for You!
The counseling office has an open door policy all you have to do is come up and if we are available you are more than welcome to come in and talk! What are the best times to see your counselor:
- Before School - 8:10-8:40
- During Lunch/FLEX - 1:39-2:09
Who is my counselor?
Do you know: semester grading breakdown
- M1+M2+M3=average/3 (which is 90% of student's total average)
- Final Exam: grade is 10% of students total average
For courses with an EOC:
*If a course has a final exam that is a state mandated EOC that final is worth 20% of their grade instead of 10% and the other 6 weeks are adjusted accordingly. (M1+M2+M3=average/3, which is 80% of student's total average)
Phone - 803-835-0034 Fax - 803-835-0017
Facebook: NAFO Guidance
School Counseling Department Staff
(click on the person's name you would like to e-mail)
Receptionist - Brandi Spratt
Registrar - Scarlett Westmoreland
PowerSchool Clerk - Anita Benfield
9th Grade Counselors
Abby Duncan - A-K
Marla McKenzie - L-Z
10th-12th Grade Counselors
Alex Market - A-E
Kirkley Russell - F-Ll
Christina Bednarz - Lo-Sa
Staci Dreher - Sc-Z