PCM High School
October Students of the Month
Student of the Month Information
- Leadership in and out of the classroom
- Effort in the classroom
- Embodiment of PCM school values
Students that are selected are honored at a breakfast put on the the Monroe Kiwanis each month and presented with a certificate in their honor.
Hello everyone! First, I wanted to thank you for welcoming me into the district. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the students and families here, and I look forward to the rest of the year together. The Counseling Corner is where I will update you all on important events or information that you need to know. Here is what is coming up this month:
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
This year instead of offering the PSAT, we are going to be offering the ASVAB. It is an aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. It is a great opportunity to help prepare students to take the ACT. Furthermore, this free test fulfills the testing requirements for admission into the military. That being said, there is no obligation to join the military. Students will get scores back, and they have the option to send them to the military. I will be sending out permission forms that you can sign if you want these scores released. We are requiring all juniors to take this exam, but it is also open to sophomores and seniors who may be interested in taking it as well. A couple weeks after students get their scores back, we will be bringing in someone to do a career workshop with the students. If you have any further questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need help filling out the FAFSA for your senior? You can begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on October 1st. On October 8, we are hosting a FAFSA Night. This was going to be during conferences, but will now be held virtually. We have a member from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) who will be available to assist families from 2-7pm. 6 senior families will be able to sign up for an hour-long zoom meeting. If a family needs to fill out two applications, please sign up for two time slots (preferably back to back). You will get an email from Jessica Schultz on the morning of Oct. 8 with the link to your meeting. If you are interested in this, please sign up for a meeting here. If the time slots fill up for Oct. 8, you can set up a virtual meeting with someone from ICAN at a later date here. Please make sure you have everything you need before your appointment time. It would be beneficial to have the student and parent FSA ID (username and password) created ahead of time. These two sheets explain what you need to have prepared before the meeting: FAFSA Documents & FSA ID.
Let me know if you need anything. Have a great October!
HOIAC Conference Mitigation Rules
As a reminder for all patrons attending conference sporting events at PCM, The Heart of Iowa has approved a mandate requiring masks to be worn by all attendees when they enter the building and keep them on until they enter the gymnasium. Patrons are also required to wear a mask when they are in common areas (such as our concession stand line, commons, and restrooms). In addition, all children grade 8 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. These are rules that have been put into place by the HOIAC conference and we kindly ask all PCM fans to follow them.