Weekly Update

September 15, 2016

Happy Thursday Juniors and Seniors!

I hope you like the new format to my weekly update--I know I'm excited about it :) I also hope that you have all had a great Homecoming week that has been full of good memories. I have a couple of announcements...

1) The deadline to sign up for the October ACT test is tomorrow. You can register at www.actstudent.org Our school code is 160265. If you need help with this, please let me know. The cost is $42.50. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, you are able to get a waiver and can test for free. Please let me know if you would like for me to look into this for you.

2) The deadline to get signed up for the PSAT is tomorrow. I will need $15 in either cash or check form to get you registered.

3) On Monday, the Juniors will be taking the Iowa Youth Survey during Chemistry/Foundations of Chemistry. This is a survey given every other year to grades 6, 8, and 11 and asks you questions about your feelings and attitudes about a wide variety of topics including the food you eat, your thoughts towards school, drugs/alcohol, etc.

4) Seniors,I am starting to do one on one conferences with all of you regarding your plans for after high school. If you have a spare 5-10 minutes and it's after 1st hour, please stop in and we can get that done.

As always, if you need anything from me, please don't hesitate to ask!

College Reps

September 20 @ 10:00 AM -Xenon Cosmetology School

September 21 @ 11:00AM-Morningside College

September 21 @ 1:00 PM-Mt. Marty College-Yankton, SD

September 26 @ 11:00 AM-Iowa Western Community College

October 3 @ 11:30 AM-Northwest Missouri State University

October 4 @ 11:30 AM -University of South Dakota

October 6 @ 10:30 AM-Briar Cliff University

October 19 @ 9:00 AM-University of Iowa

October 19 @ 10:00 AM-College of St. Mary’s

October 20 @ 8:30 AM-University of Northern Iowa

October 20 @ 10:00 AM -Clarkson College

October 20 @ 10:15 AM-Buena Vista University

October 21 @ 11:00AM -University of Nebraska-Lincoln

October 24 @ 11:00 AM-Wayne State College

November 2 @ 8:30 AM-Drake University

November 14 @ 10:00 AM-Iowa Central Community College

November 17 @ 8:45 AM-LaJames Cosmetology School-Mason City

Upcoming Tests

9/16-ACT Registration Deadline for the October Test

9/19-Iowa Youth Survey for Juniors-Done during Chemistry/Foundations of Chemistry

9/27-ASVAB Testing for Juniors

10/16-PSAT Test at AHSTW--See above for more information

10/22-ACT Test

Special Events

* The Golden Circle College Fair is the largest college & career fair. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Sunday, September 25. You can find more information about this fair atwww.icansucceed.org/goldencircle .


It's been a slow week for scholarships and no new ones have come through this week.

The Iowa College Access Network has a database of scholarships you can find at ICAN Scholarship Page.

Below you will find the Iowa College Access Network's Tip of the Week video. This one is on preparing to fill out the FAFSA.

ICAN Tip of the Week - September 15, 2016