New Milford High School News Blast
ALL STUDENTS: Gap Year Fair 1/8
Considering a gap year after high school? One way to explore gap year programs and summer opportunities after high school is to attend a gap year fair. USA Gap Year Fairs presents over 40 post-secondary gap year programs in one location, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT. Stay tuned for a list of participating programs. Before attending, consider taking a quick online quiz through "GapMatcher" by clicking on the button below to find out which programs might be a good match for you!
JUNIORS & SENIORS: Practical Nursing Information Session 1/15
INCOMING Freshmen Night 1/16
Manufacturing Alliance Training Center Field Trip 2/26
Naugatuck Valley Community College Field Trip 3/10
2020-2021 Course Selection
School counselors will kick off course selection during advisories in mid January. Students will use the portal to view their teacher recommendations and select their courses.
If students have not accessed their student portal account to date, they will receive an email with their user ID and instructions on how to access it. If students logged in previously but do not remember username or password, they should email their counselor.
Students must use their student portal account in order to sign up for classes. It is not available through a parent’s account.
If you want to take a course different than what was recommended, you must pick up a waiver form from the counseling office and submit it to your counselor before the change can be made. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will meet with their counselor individually in advisory. Junior parents will be invited to attend small group sessions to review planning for senior year.
To plan for their meetings, students should review the Program of Studies available on our school’s website, under Guidance Department on the left hand side, scroll to the bottom where you’ll see Program of Studies. They should take a look at course prerequisites and if a course requires a teacher recommendation. Students should also choose backups for their first choice of electives.
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- be a Connecticut high school graduate
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For more information on how you can potentially save thousands of dollars on a college education, click on the button below. Photo courtesy of CCSU Twitter feed.
NMHS Alumna Tori Seiden is "Getting Things Done for America" - Part I
Tori decided to apply to AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Once accepted into the 10-month program, she began her service journey with training in Sacramento, CA. Following her training, Tori deployed for a farm in Graham, WA, which would be the first of three assignments she will participate in through AmeriCorps, serving communities in her assigned region. In addition to the unique experience, corps members like Tori are provided with housing, meals, and travel, as well as a monthly stipend. Upon completion of the program corps members also receive a sizable grant towards their education. Follow Tori's fascinating journey on Instagram, as she begins her second assignment stationed in Santa Cruz, CA. To learn more about AmeriCorps and the many programs available to young adults, visit their website.
Interpreting Your PSAT Score Report
Alumni Share Tips with NMHS Seniors
NMHS Winter Chorus Concert Delights Audience
NMHS Hosts Sherman Shadow Day
Latest Episode of Green Wave TV
SENIORS: Local Scholarships are Beginning!
Here's how it works:
- Click on the first button below to view a list of the local and regional scholarships that are now available to NMHS seniors. (This is a "live" spreadsheet that will continue to grow, so check back frequently through the winter for additions.)
- Read the brief description to see if you qualify for the scholarship.
- If you do qualify, log in to your Naviance account to find out how to apply for these coveted awards.
Scholarship application tips:
- Follow the sponsor's instructions carefully.
- Include all requested supplemental documents.
- Type-written applications are preferable. If you cannot use a computer to complete an application, NEATLY hand-write your application in pen.
- Use correct grammar, complete sentences, appropriately capitalized words, proper punctuation!
- View the full list of NMHS procedures for scholarship applications by clicking the second button below.
SENIORS: National Scholarship Links
The Career Center continues to add scholarships to Naviance. While the vast majority of local scholarships won't be available until after late January, there are many national scholarships available in the interim. Check out these national scholarship sites online:
You can also use the national scholarship feature in Naviance - under the 'Colleges' tab, select 'Scholarships and Money', then select 'National Scholarship Search'.
SENIORS: College Essay Assistance
SENIORS & Parents: Sign Up for REMIND Updates
ALL GRADES: Upcoming SAT & ACT Test Dates
SENIORS & Parents: FAFSA Resources
Beginning Oct. 1st of this year, college-bound NMHS seniors are able to apply for financial aid for fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using your 2018 tax information. Click on this link to file your FAFSA, or, use one of the resources listed below.
Further FAFSA ASSISTANCE:
Southern Connecticut State University's Office of Student Financial Literacy & Advising run by Lewis DeLuca, M. Ed., is rated as one of the top ten financial literacy programs in the country among Stanford, Duke, and other distinguished universities. Mr. DeLuca is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on the SCSU campus to meet and discuss paying for college and financial literacy needs with any Connecticut student/family, regardless of SCSU application. For appointments, contact Mr. DeLuca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional online FAFSA resources:
What's Happening at NMHS in January?
Tue., 1/7 - V Girls Basketball vs. Joel Barlow - 7:00 pm
Thu., 1/9 - V Boys Basketball vs. Masuk - 7:00 pm
Fri., 1/10 - V Girls Basketball vs. Stratford - 7:00 pm
Tue., 1/14 - V Girls Basketball vs. Immaculate - TBA
Tue., 1/14 - Girls Gymnastics vs. J. Barlow/Newtown/Oxford - 5:00 pm
Wed., 1/15 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. Newington Coop @ Canterbury Ice Rink - 7:30 pm
Wed., 1/15 - V Girls Basketball vs. Weston - 6:00 pm
Thur., 1/16 - Incoming Freshman Night - Theatre/Cafe - 7:00 pm
Fri., 1/17 - V Girls Basketball vs. Brookfield - 7:00 pm
Sat., 1/18 - New Milford Wrestling Tournament - 8:30 am
Tue., 1/21 - V Boys Basketball vs. Bethel - 7:00 pm
Tue., 1/21 - V Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Weston @ Canterbury Pool - 7:00 pm
Wed, 1/22 - Boys Ice Hockey vs. Housatonic/NW/Wamogo/Torrington @Canterbury Ice Rink - 7:15 pm
Wed., 1/22 - V Wrestling vs. Pomperaug - 6:00 pm
Fri., 1/24 - V Boys Basketball vs. Pomperaug - 7:00 pm
Tue., 1/28 - V Boys Basketball vs. Kolbe Cathedral - 7:00 pm
Tue., 1/28 - V Boys Swimming & Diving vs. New Fairfield @ Canterbury Pool - 7:00 pm
Wed., 1/29 - V Boys Ice Hockey vs. SGWL @ Canterbury Ice Rink - 7:15 pm
Thu., 1/30 - V Girls Gymnastics vs. Trumbull - 5:00 pm
Thu., 1/30 - V Girls Gymnastics vs. St. Joseph - TBA
Fri., 1/31 - V Girls Basketball vs. Masuk - 7:00 pm
Important Dates to Remember
Incoming Freshmen Night
1/16 (Snow Date 2/6)
1/20 - Martin Luther King Day
1/22 - 1/27 (pending snow days)
2nd Quarter Ends
1/27 (pending snow days)
3rd Quarter Begins
1/28 (pending snow days)
SAT Administered in School
3/25 - CT SAT School Day - for all NMHS Juniors
College Visits for SENIORS and JUNIORS
Admissions Reps from the following colleges and universities will be visiting the College & Career Center in January. Visit Naviance online to register to meet with a Rep, and/or check for additions and/or changes to the schedule.
Tues. 1/21 - Kean University (NJ) - 8:00 am
Attention PARENTS: The 2020 Grad Party Needs Your Help!
The 2020 Grad Party Committee invites you to join them. Planning meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the teacher’s lounge at NMHS. Volunteers are always welcome!!! The next meeting will be on 1/9/2020.
For more information about the schedule of meetings for the 2019-2020 school year, upcoming events, fundraising, and ways you can help, please visit their website at nmhsgradparty.org.