Senior Newsletter SEPT. 21, 2023
“Dream big and dare to fail.” - Norman Vaughan
SCHOOL LUNCH VISITS from 12-2:
Army - Thursday, September 21
Francis Marion University - Monday, September 25
Air Force - Wednesday, October 18
SENIORS: REQUIRED! STUDENT LED INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION PLAN (IGP)
Below are the links needed to schedule your required IGP appointment. If Parent/Guardian(s) creates the appointment, add your senior by selecting "add guest" and entering their email address. This will send the student a calendar invitation; please be sure all parties accept the invitation. Zoom details for Parent(s)/Guardian will also be included in the calendar invitation. Parent(s)/Guardian(s), when scheduling, indicate if you will be attending in person or via Zoom.
STUDENT LED IGP TEMPLATE- Senior students must complete their presentation prior to their meeting and have shared it with their counselor. STUDENT LED IGP TEMPLATE
Jennifer Adams - Seniors last name A-C https://calendly.com/jhadams/counselor-meeting
Holly Roberson (sub for Vicky Remy) - Seniors last name D-I https://calendly.com/hroberson-1
Rebekah Durham - Seniors last name J-Q https://calendar.app.google/eoqpfVYVS3mTfa8w7
Jessica Calhoun - Seniors last name R-Z https://calendly.com/jesscalhoun
ASVAB TEST - SEPTEMBER 28
Gilbert High School will be offering the ASVAB test four times this year. The first one will be held on Thursday, September 28th at 8:30 am in the little theatre. This test is a career advice tool that can help you find your career pathway. ASVAB scores can also be used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military. Taking the test does not obligate you or register you for military service.
You can use https://uniontestprep.com/ to start studying for this test.
If you are not CCR (College or Career Ready) you MUST sign up for this test. If you are unsure, email Mrs. Crumpton @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other test dates will be: November 2, February 1, and April 11.
PREPARE FOR THE GHS COLLEGE FAIR & REGISTER FOR A BARCODE!
We hope you’ll join us for the GHS College Fair on Tuesday, November 7 at 1:00pm in the GHS GYM!
In the meantime, please register for a barcode before the fair at www.StriveFair.com.
~ During the fair, colleges will scan your barcode to send you more information about their schools. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information on the colleges with whom you scanned. ~ How handy is that!
SENIOR AVIATION DAY: ONLINE EVENT September 26 @ 6pm
Explore a career as an Aviation Technician and learn from current PIA students! PIA is the place for students who feel that books and lectures don’t work for them, and that a hands-on trade education is the way to go.
What you will learn from the student panel:
– What AMT Training is Like –
– Why the Demand is so Great for AMTs –
– The Hangar Experience –
BONUS: Instructor Advice
September 26 @ 6pm
CONVERSE COLLEGE PREVIEW DAY: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Preview Day is the perfect place to discover all that’s waiting for you at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Meet the admissions team and hear how they’ll walk you through the application process. Learn about the various programs that Converse offers and imagine yourself as a student here.
Take a campus tour, enjoy lunch in Gee Dining Hall, and visit the bookstore!
VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY COMPETITION
Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements. Download and complete the 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy entry form here.
All items need to be turned in by MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 31! Submit to your sponsoring VFW commander, Charles Halloway, CharlesHalloway35@gmail.com or mail to:
4247 Highway 378
Leesville SC 29070
Forms can also be found in Student Services.
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS for COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON/HONORS COLLEGE
Learn about the College of Charleston and the Honors College. Hear from Admissions and Honors College staff with answers to your questions about College of Charleston!
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Space is limited. email@example.com - or - 803.394.3773
NEWLY LAUNCHED: WINDWARD SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP
- Eligibility: Any high school student who is striving to make a difference may apply for this scholarship. To apply, offer your thoughts and/or ideas about the 'Ode To Millennials-Gen Z text' found on our scholarship page.
- Amount: $3,000
- Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2023
- Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/windward-spirit-scholarship/
$2,000 SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES
Only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry: Official Rules
~ a parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior
~ a student who is currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior who intends to enroll in an accredited college or university, within a year of graduating high school ("Entrant").
CLICK TO APPLY - Deadline is September 30, 2023
MIDLANDS APPRENTICESHIP FAIR - Thursday, October 12
When: October 12th 2023, Leave LTC at 9:00 am and return by 11:15 am
Where: Dutch Square Center - 421 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29210
Who: Seniors interested in going straight to work after graduation.
Also, please let Mrs. Crumpton know if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
MTC WAIVER CODE
MTC waiver code through 12/31/23 LEXONEMTC23
Students are encouraged to complete a Midlands Tech application, even if planning to enroll in a four-year college, enlist in the military, or join the workforce after graduation.
$25,000 BE BOLD SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship and will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. Boldest does not mean “best”, or “most accomplished”. Being bold means being:
The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to the above characteristics. This scholarship will favor students who apply earlier—who are bold and seize the day without procrastinating. Students at any education level, state, field of study, and GPA will be considered.
AIR FORCE FLIGHT ACADEMY
The Aim High Flight Academy (AHFA) is an aviation scholarship for a three-week introductory flight program at various universities across the world. The mission of the AHFA is to inform, influence, and inspire the next generation of aviators and leaders. After completion of the AHFA, students will understand the pathways to become an Air Force officer, aviator, and earn up to 15 flight hours. AHFA pairs high school students, USAFA, and AFROTC cadets with current Air Force members who provide mentorship about the various aviation professions and career fields.
FREE ONLINE TUTORING at TUTOR.COM
23-24 Discus username/password (must be logged into LexOne account to view)
Tutor.com offers real-time tutoring 7 days a week. You MUST go through Discus in order to access it free of charge.
English speaking tutors are available from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Spanish speaking tutors in core subjects are available from 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Linked are step-by-step print directions as well as a video tutorial.
- Do not need to create an account to access a tutor.
- SAT/ACT feature is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Provide your target test date and it tracks progress and shows areas of strength and weakness. Skip to the end of this webinar for detailed information.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE NEED YOUR COLLEGE DOCUMENTS!
Please bring copies to Ms. Roche, Counseling Secretary, Student Services Office or
- All College Acceptance letters - Regardless of where you will attend.
- All Financial Aid/Scholarship Award Letters - Regardless of your intention to accept them. We recognize all scholarships awarded to GHS seniors at Awards Night and in the Graduation program.
WE NEED YOUR MILITARY DOCUMENTATION - MILITARY/MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY
TRANSCRIPTS SHOULD BE ORDERED THROUGH PARCHMENT.COM
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SAT OR ACT
Scheduled GHS SAT Test Dates:
October 7, 2023
November 4, 2023
December 2, 2023
COLLEGE DEADLINE CALENDAR
There are a lot of college deadlines to keep track of - but now they are in one place. You can add them to your own calendar, whether you use Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, or Microsoft Outlook - Subscribe to this college calendar and never miss another deadline.
There are a TON of scholarships to choose from all over the internet. Search specific colleges, companies, interests & hobbies, and even by age or grade. The scholarships are out there, keep searching!
You can also find scholarships through helpful search engines such as:
There are many more scholarship search engines so search for those too!
Happy money hunting!
There are a TON of scholarships to choose from all over the internet! The Scholarship Tool breaks down scholarships that are due each month and will be updated as information comes in. Scroll through each month by clicking the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet tool. This is not an exhaustive list, but is intended to get you started!
If you want to make a copy for yourself to edit, please click this link : Make a Personal Copy