Smyrna High School's Counseling Newsletter
1st Quarter, Fall 2018
SHS Counseling Staff
Mrs. Maass: students A-D, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Knox: students E-Lh, email@example.com
Mr. Raffo: students Rj-Z, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Hockenberry: counseling secretary, email@example.com
Mrs. Benton: counseling secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tennessee Promise - Deadline Nov. 1st!
Please visit http://www.tnpromise.gov to apply.
Please see your counselor if you have any questions. Don't miss this very important deadline.
FAFSA 2019-2020 Application Open
Student and parent/guardian will need to create a FSA ID. Each will create unique ID's and cannot share email addresses for these purposes.
Completing the FAFSA by February 1, 2019 is a REQUIREMENT for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship.
Additional Deadlines Approaching!
Many priority deadlines for college applications and institution based scholarships fall on November 1, December 1 and February 1. Please review the requirements for your desired colleges now, so you are ready for those deadlines as they approach.
Your counselors are here to support you through this process; please make sure you are checking the counseling page regularly, following us on Twitter, and making appointments with us as needed.
College Visits at Smyrna High School
The following colleges and universities will have representation on campus during lunch on the following dates:
10.12.18 University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Martin, and Chattanooga
10.19.18 Middle Tennessee State University
10.23.18 TN Regional Admissions Network (TNRAN)
10.26.18 Motlow Community College
11.02.18 Tennessee State University
11.09.18 Austin Peay
11.16.18 Fisk University
11.30.18 Trevecca Nazarene University
ACT Retake - October 16th - 12th Graders
Governor's School of Tennesse
Applications will be posted on the Opportunities page of the SHS Counseling Website.
Make sure that you are checking INOW Home Portal and keeping up with your student’s grades. If you have any questions about the grades, you can email your student’s teachers. If you have not received your login information, please visit the counseling webpage and click the ''Appointments and Sign-ups" tab located on the right side of the page. On the Appointments and Sign-Ups page, you will see a link for Inow Access Request.
Want to know about scholarships? Follow these easy steps below:
1. Visit http://shs.rcschools.net
2. Click Counseling on the main menu
3. On the right hand side, click the Scholarship and Financial Aid tab
We have linked our scholarship database directly to this page. Please check back often; the database is updated multiple times a week.
We have also found a scholarship database that is updated monthly. It is an outside source that we are not associated with, but we wanted to make sure we share resources with our students: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/monthly-scholarships/
School Counseling Appointments
We also ask that parents use this same link when requesting an appointment. We have an open door policy when it comes to meeting with parents; however, having a scheduled appointment allows us to be fully prepared for the meeting and also allows us to make sure we are not involved in other meetings or counseling groups when the parent arrives. Please review the appointment links: http://shs.rcschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=562976&type=d&pREC_ID=1133047
Parent/teacher conferences are offered every other Wednesday at 3:45. Parents can request to meet your child's teachers. Conferences must be scheduled by the Tuesday morning prior to your planned Wednesday meeting.
Conferences are scheduled through Ms. Benton.
615-904-3865 ext. 23705
We post enrichment opportunities for all grade levels under the Announcements and Opportunities tab of our website. This includes job opportunities, community service, college fair information and any other enrichment opportunity that we receive notification of.
College Readiness Testing
If you are planning to take either the ACT or the SAT you must register online at www.actstudent.org (ACT) and www.collegeboard.com (SAT). You will need the following SHS High School Code to register: 432130
Make sure you visit our new ACT resources page under the "Student" tab prior to the upcoming ACT test dates and re-take date.