EPHS Career and College Newsletter
2023 November & December
Did you miss October Career and College Newsletter?
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Important Dates for the Class of 2024
Oct 6th - Senior Class Meeting, during Nest - Jostens packets handed out
Oct 13th - Jostens on-site at lunch to collect paper orders
Oct 14th - Homecoming Dance
Oct 30-Nov 3 - College Application Week
Nov 20 & 21 - SLC MANDATORY
Dec 8th - Class Meeting, during Nest
Dec 15th - Senior Photo & Quote DUE for Yearbook
Dec 18th - Last day to order Jostens at discounted rate
Jan 8-12 - Family Night for FAFSA
Jan 25th - End of Semester 1 - transcript grades
Feb 9th - Senior Class Meeting, during Nest
March 1st - Grad Agreements DUE to Ms. Dulany
March 20 & 21 - SLC MANDATORY
April 4th - Top 5%
April 12th - Senior Class Meeting, during Nest
April TBD - Cap & Gown Pick up, during lunch
May 3rd - Decision Day
May 15th - Local Scholarship Awards Night
May 30th - Grad Walk
June 4th - Senior check out day - must be passing all classes
June 5th - Goodbye Assembly & Senior BBQ
June 5th - Graduation Practice MANDATORY (3:30 - 5:30)
June 7th - Graduation @ 7:30pm
More dates will be announced as the year progresses…check your email for updates!
What's Happened so Far?
The months of October & November were full of events and opportunities for our students. Numerous opportunities were made available and the student participation was high level. Numerous students gained invaluable experience, presented with exposure to numerous opportunities and resources to assist in pursuing and helping support with post-high school planning. Some of these events were as follows:
PNACAC College Fair 60+ students attended this annual college fair where over 50 colleges & programs are represented.
College Application Week (CAW) October 30th - November 3rd - over the course of the week over 250 participated (some students participated on multiple days) in daily events from completing applications for various post-high school programs and opportunities as well as attending college representative visits. Staff from the Eagle Center as well as college reps were on hand to support, encourage, and assist students completing and submitting applications for admissions, programs, scholarships, etc.
- Various College & Program Reps were represented during CAW: SOU, RCC, Linfield, U of O, Grand Canyon University, George Fox University, WyoTech, Universal Technical Institute.
SOU On the Spot Admissions Event 26 students attended the event and 24 were admitted & also have the potential for scholarship money in the amount of $65,000 - 1 year awards and $260,000+ over 4 years if they choose to attend SOU.
RCC Healthcare Demo Days 20 students attended this event & were able to rotate through 6 Healthcare Professions & RCC Allied Health programs. Information was presented, hands on experiences provided and many questions about the professions and programs were answered. Not only did students gain exposure and knowledge about these professions but also steps to take to pursue licensure, certification, etc. and even right here in our local area if wanted at RCC.
Erickson Sheet Metal Pre-Apprentice Program students were presented with information about the sheet metal industry, the various career opportunities within this trade and those at Erickson as well. Students also then were presented with information about this specific Pre-Apprentice Program, the opportunities that could come from it at Erickson and even outside of Erickson within the sheet metal industry. Questions were answered, information and contacts were shared and any interested were encouraged to apply for the Pre-Apprentice Program.
FSA ID & OR Promise Info Sessions/Workshop - Numerous students and families stopped by during conferences to obtain information, details, ask questions, seek support & even complete the process for applying.
Have You Considered ALL of Your Post High-School Options?
YouScience - After all, it’s ALL about YOU!!!!
DON’T forget about all of your results available to you through your YouScience account & results. These results can help you look at & consider Career Pathways & specific careers you may want to consider after High School based on your Aptitudes (again, another fancy way to say our natural strengths, talents & skills). Furthermore, your results can help you prepare resumes, complete applications & even prepare for interviews since your results also give you words & short phrases to describe yourself. Again this platform is all about & for YOU, hence the name - YouScience! Here is the YouScience Link to easily be able to access your account & results- YouScience Login
When working to complete the action steps for your post High School plans it's important to prioritize & work to complete things by deadlines!
- Work on & complete College/Program Admission Applications
- Applying for scholarships & completing the FAFSA - Again the FAFSA will not open until December of this year & you'll want to make certain you're completing the 2024/25 FAFSA once it becomes available in December.
Winter Break Reminder for Seniors
A few things to consider as we head into the winter break: You'll have some extra time you don't normally have with not having your daily school schedule to attend & keep up with. Planning & working on things now will not only save you stress in the long run but it will lead to more time & flexibility to work on other things later. Also, things will come up in the months ahead that require your time, attention & work (classes, activities, personal/ family, etc.) so having things completed sooner than later will help. Lastly but possibly most important; the more time you give yourself to complete things the more quality of an application that you'll likely create & submit!
Don't forget about your grade level support team at the school that you can always reach out to when school is in session & if you need support or have questions:
Senior Counselor: Mrs. Gebicke-Parker,
Senior Academic Advisor: Mr. Everitt
Scholarship/Career & College Coordinator: Mr. Cowden
Graduation Coach: Mr. Marrs
ASPIRE Coordinator: Mr. Flores
ENJOY YOUR Winter Break!!!!
The ASPIRE College Toolkit connects you with information about navigating the college search and selection process, understanding college admissions, and tools for helping you pay for college.
Please know that the below link is a resource tool for scholarship searches throughout the year. The results will vary, depending on the time of year, so check often.
As the school year progresses there will be more local scholarship opportunities (EPHS/D9 Local Scholarships, other Local Community, etc.) that open & links will be shared in The Career and College Newsletter, as well as emailed out to students.