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Student Services Knight 360 News – Daily Updates

Student Services Knight 360 News – Daily Updates

Interested in a skilled trades apprenticeship program? If so, check out  the 2019 Tippecanoe Building Trades Summer Construction camp.

This camp if free of charge to students 16 and over. There are ten trades participating at two Lafayette training centers. It starts Tuesday June 4th repeating every Tuesday until July 9th. Students can go to our website and register for a full 8 hour day of hands on instruction from professional apprenticeship instructors for the trade of their choice. They can choose more than one day/trade to participate. Space is limited to 25 students per trade.

Attention SOPHOMORE Parents & Students

Summer PSAT/SAT Practice Sessions

Did you know? 20 hours of practice is associated with an average 115-point score increase from the PSAT to the SAT? If you are interested in practicing over the summer to prepare for the October administration of the PSAT and upcoming SAT examinations, join us for the Summer Practice Workshops. Check out the difference summer practice made for those who attended last summer!

Students attending 2018 summer sessions (N=22) Total Score Reading & Writing Mathematics
2017 PSAT 1020 505 515
2018 PSAT 1144 565 579
Average Score Gains 124 60 64
All Juniors Total Score Reading & Writing Mathematics
2017 PSAT 1034 524 510
2018 PSAT 1082 538 544
Average Score Gains 48 14 34

During the workshops, students will:

  • Link fall 2018 PSAT scores with Khan Academy
  • Learn about the types of questions and skill levels assessed on the examinations
  • Create a study plan to achieve 20+ hours of summer practice
  • Learn study strategies and test-taking tips
  • Take an initial practice test during Session 1 and again at the end of the summer in Session 2 to see the improvement in performance

Please use the link below to register:

Session 1 Friday, June 7th 8:00am-12:00pm OR Tuesday, June 11th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Session 2 Monday, August 5th 12:00pm-4:00pm OR Thursday, August 8th 8:00am-12:00pm

The Tippecanoe County Public Library is looking for teen volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Club 2019, “A Universe of Stories”. Volunteers are needed in the youth department at the Downtown, Klondike, and Wyandotte libraries.

Last year, over 4,000 children and young adults participated in the Summer Reading Club. The efforts of over 65 local teens made the program possible by volunteering their time.

An application is enclosed with this letter and are available at all TCPL locations and online at tcpl.lib.in.us/learn/teens. Please use the attached flyer to promote the volunteer program to your students. I’ve also included an application which can be turned in at any TCPL location by May 17. Students must be at least 12 years old or older by 5/31/19 to volunteer.


Melissa Delaney
Teen Volunteer Coordinator


Share with Parents and Educators! Short Assessment Videos

The Office of Student Assessment is developing several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy. Please share these valuable resources via newsletters or parent messages.

Thank you!

Saint Mary’s College will be hosting a weeklong residential theology institute for high school girls. For more information or to apply, please visit the website linked below.


Interested in a career in Occupational Health & Safety?

Each year, the Central Indiana American Society of Safety Professionals (CIASSP) offers three scholarships (up to $1,000 each) to Indiana high school seniors seeking a career in Occupational Health and Safety.   These scholarships are awarded to students seeking to enroll in university, collage or technical courses having an emphasis on occupational health and safety.

Attached is the application form that a student may complete and submit to the CIASSP Scholarship Review Committee for consideration for these scholarships. The due date for the applications is March 31, 2019.

llen Hill Jr.
School Counselor

Many seniors feel as if the entire college admissions process is behind them; they’ve been accepted and made their final decision.  Some have “checked out” of high school early. They may be attending class, but rarely doing any homework and just idling until graduation. Here is a letter from a mom of a senior.

  1. I’ve threatened punishment and offered rewards and still I can’t get my son to stay focused on school. He tells me I don’t know what I’m talking about when I say that colleges can change their minds. He also says that the teachers have relaxed. It’s just a different school environment once first semester ends. How realistic is it that an offer of admission will be rescinded?


Colleges vary tremendously in how they handle a “senior slump.” Some give warnings, some place students on academic probation and some actually reverse their decisions. Every summer there’s a number of surprised students forced to scramble and make alternative plans for next fall.

Acceptance letters usually state that the acceptance is contingent on consistent performance. “Contingent with consistent performance” is purposefully open ended.

Most colleges aren’t likely to revoke acceptance unless there is a dramatic decline; floating from a B to a C in a single course will not turn heads. But a former A honor roll student getting C’s and D’s is a major red flag.

Something else that is considered is the college’s relationship with the high school. What, if any, backlash might accompany their decision? Some high schools don’t actively discourage these reversal decisions because they feel it will teach the next class a good lesson.

The most important, but least predictable, indicator is whether the college is over or under-subscribed. While we may know the total number on the wait list, we don’t know the true strength and depth of their wait list or their past yield history.

These decisions can sometimes be softened to an academic probation or summer school, but the truth is nobody knows, and this could be the year that more schools stick to their guns and send a message loud and clear.


  • Notify colleges of any schedule changes. If you’ve dropped or added a class, colleges need to know.
  • Let colleges know if there are any disciplinary issues. You are better off being transparent than assuming they won’t find out. Your high school guidance counselor may be required to inform all your colleges.
  • If you’ve been accepted, review your admissions materials to see what you need to do as far as deposits, deadlines and future timelines.
  • Check your email, and especially your junk email, because that is how colleges will be communicating with you.
  • Reconfirm you have all the required courses to graduate.
  • Complete the FAFSA if you haven’t already done so and submit to colleges to see about need-based aid.

Parents shouldn’t ignore any slide in grades or a lack of motivation. Start out by explaining the serious consequences that could occur, and encourage them to follow-through with the same dedication they had when they started their senior year.

Clinical Applications for future Medical Professionals (C.A.M.P.) at Purdue

This summer, high school students participating in C.A.M.P. will explore health care professions through hands-on learning. Students will experience health science and medical school projects such as animal heart dissections, medical simulations, and exercise science. For more information, follow the link below.


Free cybersecurity program for high school students – get involved today.

Become A Teacher Day at Purdue on April 11th

This event is free and geared towards Juniors and Seniors in high school as well as teachers and parents. At Become a Teacher Day, prospective high school students can learn more about the exciting profession of teaching, get to know Purdue’s campus, and participate in fun campus activities with current Purdue students. You can also visit our website to learn more and to register: https://www.education.purdue.edu/academics/prospective-students/become-a-teacher/

If you are scheduled to take an Ivy Tech class next year (off campus or at CC), be sure you complete the attached application and turn it in to Student Services no later than next Tuesday, March 12th.  Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!  Dr. Davis

DC paper application (1)


This is a reminder that the ISTEP+ 10 testing (Part 1) will be on Tuesday, March 12th (ELA) and Wednesday, March 13th (Math) beginning immediately following prayer and announcements.  The ISTEP+ 10 (Part 2) dates are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd (ELA) and Wednesday, April 24th (Math).  The dates are on the Schoology and Eventlink calendars and reminders will continue to be sent closer to the testing dates.  Please try and avoid scheduling appointments for you student on testing days.  Thank you!

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