Wednesday, October 13th Reminder

Regular Bell schedule ending at 2:43pm

Next week's schedule reminders

Wednesday, October 13th will be Regular Bell ending schedule of 2:43pm

Thursday, October 14th will be Flex day schedule ending at 12:54pm.

What is going on that day, on October 13th

Students will be reporting to their homerooms.

12th graders will have access to senior focus activites.

10th and 11th graders- will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT (IS and OSC 10th and 11th grade students are expected to take the PSAT)

9th graders will have access to freshman focus activites

After lunch- Pep Rallys

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Why PSAT?? There are great reasons!

The PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is given to 10th- or 11th-grade students. As part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments, itʼs designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who took the PSAT/NMSQT scored higher on the SAT, on average, than those who didn’t take the test.

Connections to Scholarships Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may meet requirements to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Our other scholarship partners also use the PSAT/NMSQT to find students qualified to apply for their programs. These organizations give out over $300 million in combined awards every year. Additionally, the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program provides a simple path to college with the chance for students to earn scholarships for each step they take. Half of the scholarships—more than $2 million each year—are set aside for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® is FREE for all students and the best way to prepare for the SAT. When they link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts, students get a personalized study plan based on their results on tests like the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, or PSAT™ 10, so they can focus on the skills they need to work on most. Students also get access to: § Thousands of practice questions with instant feedback § Video lessons that explain questions step by step § Full-length practice tests §

PSAT Student Search Service Opt In

Student Search Service

Student Search Service is a free, voluntary program that connects students with information about educational and financial aid opportunities from eligible colleges, universities, and other scholarships and educational programs. Connecting all students to Student Search Service is part of the reason our district commits to provide access to these opportunities for every student. We are encouraging students to opt-in to Student Search Service on their PSAT answer sheet on test day or utilize the opt-in process online through this link.