Staley Counseling Newsletter

From the Staley Student Support Center - November, 2017

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Welcome to our monthly newsletter! Each month we highlight special events, general services, and resources available to help keep you informed. Seniors, please look through our special section below titled For the Class of 2018.

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Volunteer Hours

Looking for opportunities for your Student to reach their volunteer hours goal? Check out the STHS Counseling website http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/volunteer-information.html for a list of organizations. Volunteer Logs can be obtained and turned in to Ms. Dena Carroll.

College Corner - Informative Articles & Helpful Links to Get You Started; and Keep You Moving in the Right Direction!

College Visits

Below are the last visits for this semester.

Look for more college visits second semester!

*Stop by the Student Support Center and sign up to attend or email Mrs. Lewis:


Kelley.Lewis@nkcschools.org

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Parents Ask Your Student About NextTier!

Freshman - Completed the Career Cluster Inventory and looked at future high school course work.

Sophomores - Completed exploring colleges and saved 3-5 colleges to begin the process of choosing a college.

Juniors - Completed the Career Cluster Inventory along with looking at colleges and exploring various career options.

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Upcoming College T-Shirt Days - The first Tuesday of Each Month:

January 9, February 6, March 6, April 10, May 2

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Are you ready to begin your college journey but don't know where to start? We have College Planning Timelines on our website for your Freshman through Senior Year! Follow this link for more information. http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/resources.html


7 Steps to the College Application Process:

http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/college-application-process.html


Are you visiting a college soon? Don't forget to fill out the College Visit Form in advance. You can find it here: http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/uploads/5/1/7/9/5179910/college_visit_form_14_15.pdf


College Bound Athletes Listen Up!!

http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/college-bound-athletes.html

ACT/SAT Test Dates!

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FREE ACT Test Prep !!

Staley High School provides outstanding online ACT test prep from nationally known speaker John Baylor, at no cost to our students! Please take advantage of this opportunity. Click on the link below. Login instructions are provided.

http://sthscounseling.weebly.com/act-prep-opportunities.html

College Connections

On Thursday, October 26th, nine of the sixteen colleges who participate in College Connections were at Staley High School to meet our seniors and discuss possible scholarship offers specifically for them.


Each school was given ten minutes to talk about the programs and unique opportunities their college/university has to offer. After the presentations, our students were able to meet individually with the representatives and receive a packet with their scholarship offer. It was a huge success!

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Explore a Career in the United States Military

Staley has a proud history of graduates who serve in the military. We have contact information for the Staley High School recruiter from each military branch.


We also provide a chance for students to meet with Military recruiters in the Great Hall during all four lunch shifts. The current schedule is as follows:


Army Reserve 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Marines 1st and 3rd Mondays

National Guard 2nd Tuesdays

Navy 1st and 3rd Wednesdays


Sign up to take the ASVAB test for Military Service. It will be given at Staley on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:00 am.

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Career Information Events

For the Class of 2018

Important Information is in Your Email!

Seniors, please check your school email. All through the year, we will be sending you information you will need in order to successfully complete your high school career and have a smooth transition to college, the military, or a job. Don't Miss Out!

FAFSA

Almost every college and university requires students to fill out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) every year. If this is your first time filling out a FAFSA or you need a refresher course, help is here!


MCC Maple Woods is offering FAFSA help Please refer to the times below. These sessions are open to everyone, not just Maple Woods students!

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Information about Recommendation Letters and Transcript Requests

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Most college applications and scholarship applications will want you to have at least two or three recommendation letters from people who know you in and out of the classroom. Brainstorm a list of people who would be good choices to ask for letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE FOR A TIP SHEET ON ACQUIRING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
When asking adults to write a letter of recommendation for you, you may want to fill out this Letter of Recommendation Request Form and give it to the professional along with your resume. You need to give this to the adult at least 2 weeks in advance.

Don't Forget! Give your letter writers 2 weeks advanced notice!




TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM:
In order for an official transcript to be sent you will need to fill out a copy of the Transcript Release Form and return it to Mrs. Long, in Student Support. A new one must be completed every year. Copies of this form need to be picked up in the Student Support Center (Counseling). If you are under 18, we will need to have a parent/guardian signature on the form. If you are over 18, you can sign the top of the form yourself. This form will be kept on file in the Staley Counseling Office. Mrs. Long will keep a record of the dates and locations your transcript is sent.

PICK UP A COPY OF THE TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM IN THE STUDENT SUPPORT COUNSELING CENTER FROM KELLEY LEWIS OR JENNIFER LONG. FILL OUT THIS FORM ONE TIME AND RETURN TO MRS. LONG! PARENT SIGNATURE NEEDED. THIS WILL BE KEPT ON FILE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE.



TRANSCRIPT REQUEST:
(Please make sure the above document is on file in the counseling office). Each time you need a transcript sent to a college, or for a scholarship purpose, come by Student Support and see Mrs. Lewis. You will need to obtain a transcript request form from her (see below), fill the form out completely, and give it back to Mrs. Long. She will use this form to send your official copy of your transcript, based on where you tell us to send it.
Please allow 2 weeks to complete and mail your request.

FILL THIS FORM OUT COMPLETELY..... EVERY TIME YOU NEED YOUR TRANSCRIPT SENT! RETURN TO MRS. LONG IN STUDENT SUPPORT!

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Access to Your Dual Credit and AP Transcripts!

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Meet the Staley Counseling Staff

The Staley Counseling Staff is located on the second floor in the Student Support Center. Stop by to meet your counselor. Plan some time look through our extensive college files full of colorful brochures and information for you to keep!
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