Class of 2023 Senior Newsletter

February 2023

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  • February 17th: E-Day
  • February 20th: No School
  • March 14th: Opportunity Day
  • March 15th: End of 3rd 9 weeks grading period
  • May 23rd: Graduation



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McWane Science Center Summer Opportunities - Deadline April 1

Click below to get information regarding summer volunteering at the McWane Science Center. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023.


Click HERE to access important links and senior information!

Click above for information on how to request a letter of recommendation, order a transcript, apply for college, register to take the ACT, apply for the FAFSA, and more!!


In addition to the scholarships posted on the link above, there are various search engines you can use as well to look for scholarships. Below are just a few of the search engines that provide thousands of scholarships opportunities! Make sure to spend some time and see which scholarships you are eligible to apply for!


I Received a Scholarship!

When you have received a scholarship offer, please bring it to the Guidance Office (or email it to me or Mrs. Bryant) so we can make a copy and include it in our scholarship listing for you for this year! Also, make sure to include ALL of the scholarships you have been offered. For example, if you received a scholarship to both UAB and Alabama State University, but you plan on attending UAB, be sure to let us know about both scholarships.


Need Help Completing the FAFSA?

If you have started your FAFSA application and need assistance, or don't even know how to get started with completing your FAFSA, then scan the QR code below. Scanning this will allow you to set up an appointment with Ms. Ashlyn Armstrong, who is our Career Coach. She can meet with you and your parents, and assist you with all of your FAFSA needs.
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College Application Deadlines!

East Tennessee State University

Greetings from East Tennessee State University!

We want to share with you the email we sent prospective students yesterday about ETSU Free App Week (Jan 30-Feb 3). Please encourage your ETSU-interested students to apply now for free!

Dear Student:

Deadlines are coming up for many scholarships at East Tennessee State University. Be sure to complete your application for admission -- an important step before you can apply for scholarships!

  1. Complete your ETSU admission application now for FREE using the code FreeBuc23. The code works until Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
  2. Then you can explore and apply for scholarships before the March 1 scholarship deadline!

Complete My ETSU Application for Admission for Free using the code FreeBuc23

Most ETSU scholarships have a March 1 application deadline, but some may be earlier:

  • ETSU's General University Scholarships
  • Honors College Opportunities
  • Scholarships awarded at the college and department level
    • College of Arts and Sciences, NOTE! February 15 Deadline
    • College of Business and Technology
    • Clemmer College
    • College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
    • College of Public Health
  • ETSU Academic Performance Scholarships - For in-state and border county students only. Students must have earned a qualifying ACT or SAT score by March 1.
  • Certain Out-of-State Scholarships

Your first step is to complete your application for admission to ETSU. Submit your app for FREE using the code FreeBuc23 by this Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Then you can take the next step of exploring and applying for scholarships!

Jacksonville State University

January is flying by! February will be here before we know and with that future gamecocks can let us know they plan to attend Jax State by registering for Gamecock Orientation (GO!).

  • While orientation registration opens for all admitted seniors on February 1st, JSU Dual Enrollment students can register starting January 28th. They will be notified and reminded via email and text!

Seniors admitted to JSU:

Attending JSU this summer or fall? Make sure to check a full list of next steps for admitted freshmen on the middle of this page.
  • One of the most important next steps on the list is Gamecock Orientation.
    • By registering for orientation, a student is confirming their plans to attend JSU and accepting their merit-based scholarship!
  • Gamecock Orientation (GO!) Registration opens February 1st - we encourage students to register early so they can select the orientation date of their choice!
    • What can you do now?
      • Make sure you can login to your MyJSU account and have your JSU email set up.
      • Be prepared to pay the $100 orientation fee when registering (+$20 for a parent or supporter)
  • Questions? Our Admissions Counselors are just a text away!


I applied to college!

When you have applied for admission to a college, do not forget to complete the link below!


Need a Recommendation Letter?

If you need a letter of recommendation completed, please fill out the google form below. This will help me to include all of your extracurricular activities, as well as any other information I may not have already known about you.


WorkKeys Test

You recently took ACT WorkKeys test in October of this year. In order to receive a CCRI, students must make a 4 or better in all three areas.

If you did not score a 4 or better in ALL three areas, you will retest during the month of April. You will only test in the area(s) in which you did not make a 4 or better.


Login: Jefcoed email address (make sure to add

Password: indians2023!



Register for the ACT by logging in to your myACT account from when you took the test in the spring of your Junior year. If you did not create an account, then create a new account. Click the link below to register. (Remember if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, you are eligible to receive a fee waiver. See Mrs. Bryant in the Guidance Office if you qualify for a fee waiver.)

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