Byron Nelson Counseling Newsletter

May 7th, 2019

Upcoming Dates

May 7th-17th-AP Testing Window

May 7th-10th-STAAR Week

May 7th-Algebra 1 STAAR

May 8th-US History STAAR

May 9th- Biology STAAR

May 11th-Senior Prom

May 18th- Puppyfest Race in support of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Program

May 20th-Celebration of Distinction at 7:00pm in the BNHS PAC

May 24th- Senior Royal Awards

May 27th-No School

May 28th-31st- Finals Week

May 29th-Senior Sunset

May 30th- Early Release

May 31st-Last Day of School- Early Release

June 3rd-Class of 2019 Graduation at UNT

Course Selections For The 2019-2020 School Year

All students and parents should be able to access course requests for the 2019-2020 school year in HAC. Parents, you received an email in mid- April with your student's updated course selections for 2019-2020. In order to make a change to their course requests, you will need to go to the email and click the designated link to make changes. All changes must be done by May 10th.

AP Testing Schedule

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Puppyfest-May 18th

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Summer Opportunities

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Are You Interested In Engineering?

If you are interested in obtaining an engineering/engineering technology/computer science degree, but are not sure where to go to do that, consider the Texas A@M Engineering Academies! Students admitted to an Engineering Academy are Texas A&M engineering students from day one, co-enrolled at Texas A&M University in the College of Engineering and at a partner community college. Students enroll in math, science and core curriculum courses through the community college and have the unique opportunity to enroll in Texas A&M engineering courses taught by a Texas A&M professor on the community college campus. The Academies provide many benefits including smaller classes and substantial financial savings!

Click here for more information

Great Resources for Drug Awareness for Students and Parents (Parents, educators & caregivers) (Students)

Interested in taking the TSI?

Please click the below link to register to take the TSI.

TSI Dates @ BNHS

8:00am on each of the following dates:

April 27th, 2019

May 11th, 2019

Free Online Test Prep

EBSCO's Learning Express Test Prep through TexQuest, helps all students prepare for

  • all college entrance and military entrance exams
  • All STAAR tests
  • most high school courses\college choice decisions
  • career choice decisions

Anyone on a school computer can access this on the BNHS library's "Databases for Students" web page without a password, at the very bottom of the page under "Specialized Databases"

Daily Announcements at BNHS

Peer Tutoring Support at BNHS

We are now offering peer tutoring by our NHS students on Tuesdays and Wednesday before (8:00-8:30am) and after school (4:10-4:40pm). ELA/Writing help is available in AC-333; all other subjects are in the Go Center in the Counseling Center. Please use the google link below to sign up for a peer tutoring session.

Click here to register


For free ACT prep, your student can use Naviance. Click here to login. Student will use their first.lastname as their username and ID number as their password. If they scroll to the bottom of the screen, they will see Naviance Test Prep.

For SAT test prep, students can use Khan Academy.

ACT and SAT Dates

Register for the ACT at

Register for the SAT at

Upcomin ACT Dates

7/13/19 Register by 6/14/19

Upcoming SAT Dates

6/1/19 Register by 5/3/19

Career Interest Surveys

If your student is struggling with finding what they're interests are or is having trouble deciding what they'd like to do in the future, they can complete the Career Interest Surveys below:

Find Your Future

Career Inventory

Career Clusters Interest Survey

G Force

G-Force is a group of students from UNT who are here to help anyone make plans for after high school. They can help you apply to college, trade school, or any type of career searching. G-Force will help you find the money and resources to go. You do not have to apply to UNT to get help. They also do classroom presentations, work with parents, provide academic tutoring and student mentoring. G-Force will be here every other Thursday from 11:00-1:00pm in the Go Center. If you are interested in meeting with G-Force, please stop by the counseling office and see Mrs. Harrell.

Click here to learn more about G-Force

****G Force is done for the year at BNHS. They will be back next year!****

Interested in taking ASL? Want to see if your future college will accept ASL to meet the language requirement?

Many colleges and universities require that high school students take two years of a Foreign Language. Some colleges do not accept ASL as a Foreign Language that fulfills that requirement. If you are in ASL or interested in taking ASL, please click here for the list attached to see which colleges accept ASL to meet the Foreign Language requirement.

Interested in Finding Out More About a Historically Black College?

Here are a few websites that will help you navigate through some of the HBCUs. Please see your counselor or Mrs. Moore if you have any questions:

University of Texas Admissions

For Fall 2019 admission, The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class. This change to 6 percent is a result of the continued and future projected growth of high school graduates across the state.

Interested in Attending UNT?

High school juniors in the top 20% of their class, mid-year, can join Eagle Advantage through their participating ISD and receive guaranteed admission to the University of North Texas.

Registered students have access to programs and services on the UNT campus during their senior year.

UNT Eagle Advantage

Looking for College Campus Opportunities

If you're interested in finding out which colleges are offering college campus preview days, please click here to see a list of opportunities. We continually update this list on our counseling website when we receive information from different colleges.

Scholarship Opportunities

***Elementary School scholarships are in the BNHS Counseling Go Center***

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation

Seniors-must compete at the state level in an UIL academic contest AND plan to attend a Texas college or university

Applications accepted March 1st, 2019 to May 10th, 2019


Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships for HS Junior Student Athletes

For Juniors playing for a high school team or in a club sport

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2019

Apply here:

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants


Deadline is June 14th, 2019

Click here for more information and application

Raise.Me -

What is it? is a platform that helps 9-12 grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Click here for more information

Click here for an informational video

BNHS Scholarship Websites

BNHS Counseling website has many scholarship websites and scholarships listed. Please click here to view the scholarships on our counseling website.

Also, many universities and colleges offer scholarships. Make sure to look for the specific scholarship deadline for that specific college/university.


Naviance is a resource students can use for college and career guidance, ACT prep and tracking volunteer hours. Please visit the counseling website or click here for more detailed instructions.

Seniors trying to request a transcript need to login to Naviance, add the college to Colleges I'm Applying To and the Request Transcript. Student MUST mark that they have submitted their application in order for the registrar to send their transcript.

If the student is applying to college, via the Common Application, then all requests (transcript, recommendation letters, etc) comes to the counselor directly from the Common Application.

Please visit the counseling website or your counselor with any questions.

Click here for the Naviance information page on the Counseling website.

BNHS Counselors

Paige Smith A-Bic
Lead counselor

Leah Berry Bid-Dos

Shannon Nobles Dot-Hon

Jennifer Martinez Hoo-Maq

Megan Thomas Mar-Ph

Natalie Eddleman Pi-So

Monique Chavez Sp-Z