SEL Survey will be completed NEXT WEEK!
Our school is participating in the Resilient Youth Initiate (RYI), which provides evidence-based programs to prevent student drug and alcohol use and improve academic, social, and emotional outcomes. The program is funded by North Central Health Services (NCHS). NCHS has asked RTI International (a nonprofit research organization in Durham, North Carolina) to evaluate how well the program is working.
The attached letter tells you about the evaluation and allows you to decline your child’s participation, if you prefer. RYI Parental Consent Form_Final
Fresh Start Mondays continue in all 7th & 8th grade 10:10 classes!
Monday, October 14th: Setting Goals (7th)/Smart Goals (8th)
Monday, October 28th: If-Then Plans (7th & 8th)
Be sure to ask your child to share what they discuss in 10:10 each week and check out Parent Teen Connect if you want to learn more about what students talking about!
Check out the College Board Scholarship Opportunities
The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships here.
Below are deadline notifications for three of partner scholarships available for seniors:
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Know a high school senior who fits the bill? Encourage them to apply for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET.
For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.
As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who’ve faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who’ve exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need.
The online application is open until October 25 for undergraduate scholarships.
For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, please visit their website.
Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don’t have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.
The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.
FAFSA & COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY
The 2020-21 FAFSA https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa is open, but students shouldn’t feel rushed to complete the online form too quickly. Students should contact the college/school that they hope to attend, find out what that school’s priority FAFSA filing date is, then file the FAFSA prior to that date. It is best that both the student and one parent request a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid?_ga=2.151198206.69791068.1534171793-770185239.1532609084 prior to filing the FAFSA online.
Staff from Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid and Ivy-Tech Lafayette’s Financial Aid office will offer 2020-21 FAFSA information sessions in Ivy-Tech’s, Ivy Hall auditorium on Tuesday October 22, 2019 (and on Wednesday February 5, 2020) from 6:30-8pm. These are general information sessions only and we will not be filing the FAFSA on those evenings. Anyone can attend. Flyer attached.
There are a couple of flyers attached related to College Goal Sunday http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/, which is happening on November 3, 2019 (and February 23, 2020). One is a flyer for the event, and one is a checklist of what students/parents should bring along. CGS also will be held at Ivy-Tech Community College in Lafayette. Students/families will be able to file their FAFSA at the College Goal Sunday events. Staff from both Purdue and Ivy-Tech will be on hand to assist. Remember Daylight Savings time ends on November 3rd.
David L. Reseigh
Assistant Director of Outreach Services
The Division of Financial Aid, www.purdue.edu/dfa
Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana