SENIOR UPDATE & INFORMATION:
- The guidance counselors will be sending transcripts with term 1 grades to colleges that students have already applied to the week of 11/29. Seniors should actively log in to their online student accounts with their colleges to check for application status updates.
- Seniors that have not applied to their colleges yet are encouraged to do so, especially now that term 1 grades have been posted. Seniors are reminded that they must request to have their initial transcript sent to their colleges in Naviance.
- Local scholarships will begin to be posted later this month on the bulletin board outside of the Guidance Office. In addition, all scholarships will be posted in Naviance. In mid-February (once all of the local scholarships are posted and available in Naviance) the guidance counselors will host a Scholarship Seminar during Titan Time to demonstrate how seniors can use Naviance to search for scholarships.
- The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Annual Scholarship registration is open to any senior pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. Interested applicants can register for the exam by visiting www.massaflcio.org/scholarships. The deadline to register is Friday, December 17th, 2021. Any student that registers MUST notify Mrs. Webb, Guidance Secretary, so she is aware that they have registered and are planning on taking the exam. The exam will be administered online between Monday, January 31, 2022, and Friday, February 4, 2022.
What Should My Underclassmen Do to Prepare for College Planning?
Juniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to review the Junior College Planning Timeline. (A pdf of the timeline is posted below). The timeline provides a checklist of what juniors should accomplish during the spring and summer if they are planning on applying to a 4-year college. This information will be reviewed in detail with all Juniors during the Guidance Seminar that will take place in January.
Sophomores and their parents/guardians are encouraged to log into Naviance to conduct career searches & take personal inventory assessments such as the Career Interest Profiler and the Career Cluster Finder. Guidance counselors will hold Guidance Seminars in January to review the steps to do this. A step-by-step tutorial for students/parents is posted below for any student that would like to get started early! During their junior year, we will use the information collected to research colleges.
This article will explain how to qualify for the NMSQT and what it means.
2021 PSAT/NMSQT RESULTS
Students should visit satpractice.org to share their scores and get a personalized SAT study plan based on results from the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10.
Students are strongly encouraged to link their College Board and Khan Academy Accounts:
- Go to satpractice.org. Create an account on Khan Academy or sign in to their existing account.
- When prompted, agree to link their Khan Academy and College Board accounts.
- Send their scores.
The tutorial video below will help students and parents understand PSAT scores and for more information on how PSAT/NMSQT scores are calculated please click here.
Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships | Break Free from Depression Curriculum
Students in 9th-grade Health & Wellness classes will participate in the Break Free from Depression Curriculum the week of December 13th-17th. Guidance counselors, adjustment counselors, and health & wellness teachers were trained by Boston Children's Hospital clinicians to teach this important program. Together, they will facilitate this curriculum to grade 9 students. The goals of this prevention program are: to raise awareness of adolescent depression and other risk factors associated with mental illness, promote early detection of youth in distress, and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Students will get accurate information about depression, be equipped with tools to readily identify signs and symptoms of depression in adolescents, and be given resources to help themselves or their friends. An informational letter will be sent home prior to December 13 with an option for parents/guardians to opt their child out of the program.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES!
Any student that would be interested in shoveling driveways for an elderly member of the community should complete this GOOGLE FORM.
Any student that would be interested in working a game night at the Pembroke Senior Center for young children please complete this GOOGLE FORM.
Please note: Student information collected on the Google Form which includes name, phone number, and email address will be shared with the Pembroke Council on Aging.
Students should bring a copy of the Community Service Log Sheet to be signed upon completing their service hours.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES!
- 12/1 - (Third) Early action deadline
- 12/4 - SAT testing date (registration deadline 11/4)
- 12/6 - ASVAB Career Exploration Program Exam
- 12/11 - ACT testing date (registration deadline: 11/5)
- 12/13-12/17 - Break-Free From Depression (Grade 9)
- 12/17 - The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Annual Scholarship registration deadline
- 1/4-1/7 - Junior Seminar (PSAT test results & post-secondary planning)
- 1/25-1/28 - Sophomore Seminar (PSAT test results & career searches in Naviance)
PEMBROKE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE
Kerran Goff, Lead Counselor
781-293-4023 ext. 2121
Grade 9: P-Z / Grade 10: N-Z / Grade 11: O-Z Grade / 12: N-Z
781-293-4023 ext. 2122
Grade 9: A-F / Grade 10: A-Gi / Grade 11: A-F / Grade 12: A-Gr
781-293-4023 ext. 2177
Grade 9: G-O / Grade 10: GL-M / Grade 11: G-N /Grade 12: Gu-M