Counseling Updates

Connecting you to information & opportunities (11/17/2021)

In this edition of the newsletter, you'll find:

  • Focus on: Academic Skills
  • Paying for College - FAFSA and Local Scholarships
  • UC and Cal State - November 30 application deadline
  • Sierra College Info
  • PSAT - What's Next?
  • Cafecito con colegios
  • Native American History Month
  • Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • World Kindness and Bully Prevention Resources
  • Food Bank of Nevada County
Academic Skills

We've now entered into the second half of the semester. Target some academic skills you'd like to work on using the Academic Guide resources!

NJUHSD Local Scholarships

Where seniors should be in the district scholarship application process right now:

  • Profile 100% complete through Going Merry
  • TWO letters of recommendation received by 11/19 through the Going Merry system. Check with recommenders to be sure requests were received!
  • 4 writing prompts completed/nearly completed: Click Here
  • Uploaded your FAFSA SAR to Going Merry. Login to your federal account and download the SAR report.
  • Added a "heart" to all local scholarships you will be applying to. (Hide the scholarships you will not be applying to.)
  • Load as you go... Load documents into all the scholarships you will be applying to as you complete or have them. Applications save as you go.
  • Submit scholarships when you have completed all that is required.
  • Scholarship applications are all due on 12/19/2021 by 9pm.
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Getting Started at Sierra: Outreach Virtual/Zoom Drop-in Hours (English and Spanish): November 23, 10am – 1pm, November 24, 2 – 5pm, November 30, 10am – 1pm, December 1, 2 – 5pm, December 7, 10am – 1pm, December 8, 2 – 5pm

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PSAT & National Merit Scholarship

Information for students who took the PSAT in October. Scores will be available December 7.

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

Every November during Native American Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service (and other organizations) share history and the continuing culture of America's indigenous peoples.

The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year's showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land. Activism lies at the heart of all these stories. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.

All films are available on demand: Native Cinema Showcase

The Art of Looking: Kay WalkingStick, il sogno del cortile (The Courtyard Dream)

Friday, Nov. 19th, 10am

This is an online event.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has worked locally within Nevada County to pair volunteers with youth to support their mission to create and support one-to-one relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking more volunteers to be matched with their list of 15 youth awaiting matches. Click here to view the eligibility requirements for volunteers. For more information on how to get involved, please email Bryan Peterson, Program Manager at or visit their website.
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