College & Career Weekly Update
September 26, 2016
Tutoring is Available!
Students wishing to stay after school for tutoring must report to the library between 3:15 and 3:30 PM and sign in at the front desk. Students must have their own transportation arranged and leave campus when the library closes at 4:30 PM or go directly to another school-sanctioned and supervised activity. Students will receive a signed proof-of-attendance slip from the W&L tutors that parents and teachers can use for verification of attendance.
DATES FOR TUTORING 3:15-4:30 PM MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS:
OCT 3 & 4
OCT 10 & 11
OCT 18 *there will be no tutoring Monday, Oct. 17th as it is a teacher workday
OCT 24 & 25
OCT 31 & NOV 1
NOV 7 & 8
NOV 14 & 15
*No tutoring the week of Thanksgiving
NOV 28 & 29
DEC 5 & 6 *December 6th will be the last day of tutoring for the fall semester. Tutoring will resume after winter break.
Talent Search is Accepting New Students!
Talent Search is here to help students reach their goals of graduating from high school and continuing their education. The services provided by Talent Search include college and university field trips, one-on-one college and career planning, financial aid counseling, SAT and ACT registration and fee waivers, group workshops, and up-to-date information and handouts. Talent Search serves both middle and high school students who are potential first-generation college students. Pick up an application today in the RCHS School Counseling Office!
Military Recruiter Visits
United States Marine Corps:
United States Army: October 6; October 20.
United States Navy:
Virginia National Guard: TBD
United States Air Force: November 9; January 11; March 8; May 10
College Representative Visits
Washington and Lee University: September 30, 9:30 a.m.
Bridgewater College: October 3, 11:00 a.m.
University of Virginia: October 6, 9:00 a.m.
Virginia Tech: October 14, 8:30 a.m.
SAT – Important Dates*
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2016
Test Date: November 5, 2016
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2016
Test Date: December 3, 2016
Registration Deadline: November 3, 2016
Test Date: January 21, 2017
Registration Deadline: December 21, 2016
Test Date: March 11, 2017
Registration Deadline: February 10, 2017
Test Date: May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2017
Test Date: June 3, 2017
Registration Deadline: May 9, 2017
*Accommodations are available for students with disabilities, but must be approved well in advance by the College Board. Please see your counselor.
ACT – Important Dates*
Test Date: October 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2016
Test Date: December 10, 2016
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2016
Test Date: February 11, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 13, 2017
Test Date: April 8, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 3, 2017
*Accommodations are available for students with disabilities, but must be approved well in advance by ACT. Please see your counselor.
*FREE* SAT Prep: Khan Academy's Partnership with College Board
College Board and the Khan Academy have entered into a partnership to provide free SAT preparation for students. You will have access to four official full-length practice tests, plus study and test-taking tips, interactive practice, thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints. There are also short quizzes and instant feedback. To learn more, please go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS
October 4: Financial Aid meeting 6 p.m. in the cafeteria
October 7: Senior Picture Retakes-Drape Only
November 3: Club Picture Day
February 23, 2017: Senior Cap and Gown Pictures
April 6, 2017: Mock Interview Day
April 27, 2017: Senior Group Photo-Stadium
May 1 -12, 2017: AP Testing
May 15 - 17, 2017: Senior Examinations
**IMPORTANT NEW FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION**
CHANGES TO THE FAFSA
Be Nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman
Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for high-achieving seniors from public and private high schools within the U.S. They consider young women and men who are academic achievers and active in school and community activities. To achieve award eligibility for the 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman, students must be seniors during the 2016-2017 academic year and graduating with the class of 2017; have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better; participate in at least one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school; be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassmen. Students must submit Phase 1 of their application by 3 p.m. on October 3, 2016, in order to be considered. It’s best to complete your application in September to give your reviewer adequate time to submit their review. Please go to: wendysheisman.com
2017 Prudential "Spirit of Community" Award
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award
ELKS National Foundation
Applications are online only. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2016.
Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics.
By combining detailed Earth System Science content with real world data analysis, students will be exposed to a rigorous course that will work across science disciplines to cultivate 21st Century Learning Skills. The program will focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers while allowing them to develop strong science-based skills such as critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving. VESSS will have two components. The first component is an online sixteen-week course running from December through April. The second component is a residential NASA Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who perform well in the course. Students who successfully participate in VESSS can apply to earn 3 college credits for the online course and 1 additional credit for the Summer Academy. Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/. The deadline for student applications is October 30th, 2016.
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The VSCS program features two key elements: 1) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals about cutting edge technologies and missions. Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and sounding rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility. Online course runs from December 2016 through April 2017. Highly successful students will be selected for a week long Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The deadline for student applications is October 30th, 2016.
http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for application and more information For more information, please contact Kirsten Manning, Education Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar HOBY for Sophomores
The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar has conducted annual leadership seminars since 1958. During these events, 10th graders have the opportunity to meet, interact with, and question regional, national, and international leaders. This year, HOBY Virginia will be at James Madison University from June 2 – June 4, 2017. HOBY’s purpose is to bring together select groups of high school sophomores who have demonstrated leadership ability so that they can interact with leaders in business, government and education. The Lexington Woman's Club sponsors one student each year. If you are a sophomore and you are interested, please see your Counselor.
Boys and Girls State
Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, for high school juniors. Representatives are nominated by their high school during their junior year. Boys and Girls State are among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Our delegates are generously supported each year by the Brownsburg Ruritan Club. If you are interested in applying, please see Ms. van Ravenswaay.