RECRUITERS/COLLEGES at SHSS - During Lunch in Commons
Friday, March 22 - Washburn University
Wednesday, April 3 - U.S. Army Recruiter
ACT Test Make-up Date - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The ACT Test make-up date for Juniors and Seniors will take place on TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019. Students need to report to their 2nd BLOCK CLASS and will be RELEASED BY VERBAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Please note the following Room Assignments:
Alphabet Assignment Room Number Location Number of Testers
Ramiro Almaguer-Torres NLG New Lower Gym 100
Nicholas Lake 601 Vocal Room 42
Mallorie O'Connor 602 Band Room 50
Samantha Uhler 604 Drama Room 19
ACT WorkKeys Test Make-up Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The ACT WORKKEYS make-up test date for Juniors and Seniors will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. All students who are registered to take the test need to REPORT to their 1st Block class and will be RELEASED by Verbal ANNOUNCEMENT. ALL TEST TAKERS for the ACT WORKKEYS will test in the NEW LOWER GYM!
ACT and ACT WorkKeys REMINDER for South High Juniors and Seniors - April 2 and 3, 2019
Tuesday, April 2 2019
You will need to report to your first block class for attendance. You will be released at approximately 7:50-7:55 to report to your testing room.
- Photo Identification – (Example: Drivers License, Student ID, or Passport)
- Soft Lead No. 2 Pencils with Good Erasers (NO MECHANICAL PENCILS OR INK PENS)
- A PERMITTED Calculator
Please do NOT bring your cell phone or book bag into the building. Either leave them at home or secure them in your vehicle.
Questions? See Your Counselor!
ACT Prep - Career Cruising
Students can take advantage of ACT PREP in their Career Cruising Account. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the ACT test. Student can access it by signing into Career Cruising and clicking on "My Plan". Next click on the "ACT Link".
American Legion Boys State - Kansas State University
American Legion Boys State will be held on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan June 2-7, 2019. Visit the Boys State Website for additional information and application. Application deadline: April 15, 2019.
Sunflower Girls State - University of Kansas
American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State will be held on the campus of the University of Kansas June 2-7, 2019. ALA Sunflower Girls State will visit the State Capitol and Justice Center on Friday, June 8, 2018. The cost is $325 per delegate. The registration process is as follows: Download the registration form located above and fill out the form by typing in the fields. Print form and sign where indicated. By Mail: Complete the information has stated above, attach a picture and mail the form and registration fee back to the Secretary/Treasurer - PO BOX 462, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online: Print the registration form by clicking on "Registration Form" located below. Complete the information has stated above, and email a scanned copy of the signed form and a digital photograph to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be responsible for mailing in the registration fee separately. Registration closes May 1, 2019 or when capacity is reached. Refund deadline is May 31, 2019. To begin, go to: http://www.ksgirlsstate.org/registration/End of Year Meeting - PowerPoint Presentation
Next test date: April 13, 2019 (Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019)Upcoming test dates: June 8, 2019, July 13, 2019For more information on test dates and registration visit: ACT RegistrationSouth High is a testing site for most of the national test days, so make sure to choose SHS when you register.
South High Student Opportunities...Please read carefully. Some opportunities apply to a specific age/classification of student. Additional information is available in the Counseling Office.
Volunteer Opportunity - Salina Optimist - Concessions
The Salina Optimist Club is needing 4-6 volunteers to work the concessions stand at the upcoming Rodeo on April 12 and 13. If you are interested, please email Jeffrey Bachman at email@example.com.
SRHC Student Volunteer Program - Salina Regional Health Center
Salina Regional Health Center is looking to find healthcare career oriented student for their Summer Volunteer Program. SRHC will be selecting approximately 30-35 students to serve in a variety of areas throughout the hospital and its affiliates in clinical and non –clinical areas. See Program Information link for requirements and dates for application and interviews. Students will then need to go online (after March 15) to apply for the program at www.srhc.com. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Credit Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors - Salina Area Technical College
Salina Area Technical College has articulation agreements in place with several area high schools. This enables students to earn college credit while still in high school. Contact Student Services for more information. For more information, visit Salina Tech's website. To apply for admission to Salina Tech, go to their Application page.
Spring Junior/Senior Day - Hays Academy of Hair Design (Salina Campus)
Spring Junior/Senior Day will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 9am-12pm. Text or call Krista at 785-833-2280 to RSVP. Must RSVP by March 25, 2019.
KSU - Engineering Day
KSU will be hosting Engineering Day on Friday, April 5, 2019. Engineering Day is for juniors, sophomores and freshmen who want to explore the field of engineering. Pre-register by Monday, March 25, 2019.
Duke University Summer Session for High School Students
The day has arrived! We are thrilled to share that Duke Summer Session applications are now open. Through participating in one of our three transformative summer programs at Duke University, you will experience our commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as you challenge yourself, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer. All the while, you will be enhancing your college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities. Why wait? Apply online today to secure your spot in one (or more) of our incredible programs. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.
Scholarship/Contest Opportunities for Juniors...
Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA
You could be the next Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA. For more information visit: Miss Kansas/Miss Kansas Teen USA Website
This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Award: $1,000 To apply visit: Davis Scholarship Application
- There is no age restriction
- Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
- This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
Samsung American Legion Scholarship
Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grand child, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. To apply visit: Samsung Scholarship Application
Eagle Scout of the Year
The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500. Further information is available from department adjutants or the Americanism and Children & Youth Division. Student must have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. For more information visit: Eagle Scout Scholarship
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. Applications for these scholarships are available at Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Application2019 Coolidge ScholarshipThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. The deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.
Junior Year & Financial Aid Checklist
ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING
Ø Take challenging courses in core academic subjects and stay on track to complete state-required curriculum for college admission requirements. Colleges look for:
o Challenging coursework
o A strong GPA
o Involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sports, volunteer work, or church
Ø Request a catalog andadmission information about a variety of colleges and universities
Ø Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations by college representatives
Ø Explore careeroptions and their earning potential in the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/oco
Ø Stay involved in school and community-based activities
Ø Dare to dream—take on a new leadership role
Ø Apply for institutional scholarships (Don’t miss deadlines!)
Ø Estimate my federal financial aid eligibility with the FAFSA 4caster at www.studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/estimate
JANUARY - MAY
ADMISSIONS & COLLEGE PLANNING
Ø Visit college campuses (and talk to Financial Aid while I’m there)
Ø Narrow my college choices to 5-7 schools
Ø Ask your teachers or community leaders for recommendations for professionals who you can job-shadow for a day
Ø Take the ACT and practice, practice, practice
Ø Talk to parents/family about my goals after high school
Ø Begin drafting a scholarship essay
Ø Ask teachers, counselors, and employers for recommendation letters to include with scholarship applications
Ø Review and apply for local scholarships geared toward juniors
Ø Estimate college costs using each college’s Net Price Calculator
ADMISSIONS& COLLEGE PLANNING
Ø Visit college campuses and talk to Financial Aid while I’m there
Ø Narrow college choices to 5-7 schools
Ø Begin applying to colleges
Ø Prepare a second draft of your scholarship essay
Ø Visit www.college.gov and click on “how to pay” to see how other young people paid for college
Ø Visit www.college.govand click on “how to pay” to see how other young people paid for college
Ø Review www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/guide for different ways to pay for college
Ø Save money from my summer job to pay for college applications and college costs
Helpful Hints to Score Well
Compliments of www.kasfaa.org
- Register in advance to give yourself time to prepare appropriately
- Take advantage of test-prep opportunities through your high school, online, or through colleges
- Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the test and get several good nights of rest in the days before the test