EASTERN @ 14

News of Note for the Class of 2014 for November

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

A MOMENT OF AWESOMENESS!

We all need a moment to remember that we really do choose our destiny. Thanks to Kid President for providing that reminder. We can choose to be boring or we can choose to be awesome. For me, awesome is a much better option.


How does this relate to what is currently happening to you as seniors? You are BUSY! In fact we all have the same 24 hours. How we choose to use those hours is up to us. So - what is holding you back from applying to college? Are you waiting on your score to increase? DON'T WAIT! Apply now - send your score later! Establish a file with the Admissions Office of your choice. VISIT colleges! CHECK OUT THE PLACE THAT YOU WILL BE SPENDING THE NEXT FOUR YEARS OF YOUR LIFE! Give this some serious thought. My wish for each of you is that you have CHOICES! Apply to one or more colleges so that you can find the place that is the RIGHT PLACE for YOU!


Continue to do the AWESOME every day!


WHERE IS THE FILE CABINET?

You simply must check out the file cabinet in Student Services!

  • TOP DRAWER contains all of the informaiton that we receive from area colleges and universities. Viewbooks, school specific scholarships brochures, and other college materials are ready for you to sort through and take for your very own.
  • SECOND DRAWER contains scholarships that we receive in our office. All Mrs. Weber asks is that you not take the last piece of informaitn in the file folder. PLEASE NOTE -- Scholarship season begins in November/December and continues through March/April.

WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT ABOUT DEADLINES?

Do you know when your first choice school's deadlines are?

Do you know if they have a separate scholarship application that needs to be filled out?

Do you know when the scholarship deadline is?

Take this time to find out! Then put them on your calendar so you don't forget!


Here it is -- YOUR SENIOR TIMLINE!

You are a senior! Congratulations! With this honor comes great responsibility! You might be wondering what step to take first – here are a few ideas…(this is of course only a suggestion of a timeline to consider).

September – October VISIT COLLEGES & APPLY TO 3-5 COLLEGES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN that offer the major you are interested in pursuing! RE-TAKE THE ACT (only after you have practiced!) – ESPECIALLY if you are in need of recovering benchmarks (ENGLISH 18, MATH 19, READING 20).

November – December Think about funding – compare and contrast the costs of your top 3-5 colleges. Begin the scholarship search process. Keep in mind there are LOCAL/COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS (Eastern specific & Louisville area scholarships) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (usually from corporate sponsors) and SCHOOL-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS (this would be the college/university you are interested in attending).

January 1 Wish your friends and family HAPPY NEW YEAR – and then log on to the FASFA and submit your ESTIMATED returns. SERIOUSLY – DO IT BEFORE YOU RETURN TO SCHOOL FROM THE HOLIDAY BREAK! SIT DOWN WITH YOUR PARENTS AND TAKE CARE OF THIS! You cannot do it on December 31st – the first opportunity is January 1st. Submit the FASFA even if you don’t think that you will qualify! REMEMBER the one thing that the FASFA will want to know is the answer to this question – WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO GO TO COLLEGE? That is why this HAS to be the first question you answer. Once you know where you are going – you will then know how much it will cost and how much the government or the college/university will support you and more answers will fall into place.

February – March This is the time to focus on housing, deposits, and ORIENTATIONS. Plus this is also the time that more and more of the local/community scholarships are coming due. Check the SCHOLARSHIP drawer AND EDMODO often!

April – May Enjoy the last few weeks of high school! Celebrate and cherish the ordinary! The CLASS of 2014 an extraordinary group. Make the time to remember what has made Eastern so special to you.

June GRADUATION! YOU MADE IT! Enough said!

July-August Pack your bags – get ready to go to college and begin the cycle all over again as a freshmen! You thought high school was great – College is even better!

THE BIG "E" PROJECT

Let's celebrate getting into college! It is a big dEal! Bring in a copy of your recommendation letter to Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Weber. We will give you a "BIG E." Fill out your name on the top arm of the E and on the bottom arm of the E you will write the name of the college/university in which you have been accepted/admitted! You will leave the BIG E with us and we will post it in the MULTIPURPOSE ROOM on the big windows!

You have worked hard! It is time to celebrate! This is the fun part!

CERT (ACT Prep)

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Be sure to Capitalize the first letter of your first and last name! Take out the period between your first and last name. Don't add any spaces either.

ILP -- Are you at 100%

As seniors, you must complete your ILP before December 20th. The ILP can help you with your college search, financial aide and so much more! Log on - be sure that you are 100% complete. Then ask your best friend if they are finished with it. If they aren't - please offer to help them - or send them my way. We must meet this deadline because second semester will move at warp speed!

Check the weekly e-mail for the latest on all things Eastern!

OPEN HOUSES & COLLEGE PREVIEW PROGRAMS

Attending College Open Houses and making college visits is a good way to start exploring the type of college you would like to attend. This is the best time of year to start this process – it is not too late! Please check the college or university website to verify this information and to receive more info on attending an open house.


Asbury University – Jan. 23/24 March 27/28

Bellarmine University – Jan 26

Eastern Kentucky University – Nov. 23/ Feb. 1

IU Southeast – March 8

Murray State University – Nov. 23/Mar. 29


If a school of interest to you is not listed, check the website for its dates for visits. Eastern encourages you to make visits on non-school days. As always, in order to attend an excused college visit during a school day, you must have an educational enhancement form approved no later than one week in advance of the event. See Ms. Harris in attendance for that form and return it for approval to the principal.

ACT REGISTRATION! ONLY THREE MORE SESSIONS REMAIN!

The next ACT will be offered on SATURDAY, February 8th. Remember, you must register before Friday, January 10th at midnight. If you are interested in registering - do so early! Go to www.actstudent.org. Remember, if you are a student on fee waiver, see Mrs. Weber to get a fee waiver paper for the ACT!

Keep in Touch!

Heidi Weber, Senior Counselor

EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL

12400 Old Shelbyville Road

Louisville, KY 40243

PHONE: 502.485.8596 (direct) 502.485.8243 (school)

FAX: 502.485.6082

heidi.weber@jefferson.kyschools.us

EASTERN @ 14 NOVEMBER, 2013