Class of 2016

School Counseling Newsletter


You did it! After many years of hard-work you are finally graduating on June 4th. I couldn't be more happy and more proud of all of you. :) This is what you have been waiting for. I'm sure many of you are feeling excited, nervous, anxious, and many other emotions. That is completely normal! Graduation ends a chapter in your life, but starts a new one at the same time. Take a few moments these last few weeks to enjoy yourselves and appreciate where you are right now. Remember - Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

Going to College?

You should have received a financial aid package from your school by now. You should have also received something from PHEAA after filling out your FAFSA. If you have not, come see me and we will call. You will also be getting information from your colleges on orientation, housing, meal plans, etc. If you need help with any of this please come see me.

Many of your schools require a final high school transcript. Make sure that you see Mrs. Cirigliano to request that they be sent to the college you have chosen. Keep in mind that final transcripts will include your final grades. Good luck on your finals!!!


For those of you who have received or will receive scholarships:

It is very important that you write a thank you note or letter for each scholarship you receive. When you find out that you have received a scholarship, write a note or letter immediately. This can be a typed letter, a handwritten card, or a handwritten letter. It is very important that you recognize this as a gift and that you show appreciation for it. Many people have worked hard to provide you with these scholarships. If you need contact information please see me.

You can still apply for outside scholarships too! Take a look at the links below.

Seeking a job?

There are many websites that are a great resource when looking for a job.

Here are a couple:

The flyer below tells you about a great opportunity next week to network with possible employers! If there is enough interest, Mr. Mather may be able to transport those students who are interested.

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