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1 NIGHT OF THE SENIOR STUFF YOU PROBABLY SHOULD KNOW

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3 GRADUATION IS 154 SCHOOL DAYS AWAY JUNE 7

4 College or Career is around the corner.

5 TONIGHT’ OBJECTIVES INFORM INFORM INFORM AND CLARIFY

6 DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS –SEE DISTRICT WEBSITE Digital footprint, sexting, cyberbullying

7 CREDITS 4.0 English 3.0 Math 3.0 Social Studies 2.0 Science 2.5 PE and Health 1.0 Arts 1.0 CTE The remainder come in electives totaling 22 credits to graduate. Got SKYWARD??

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9 MUST PASS ASSESSMENTS HSPE READING HSPE WRITING EOC ALGEBRA OR EOC GEOMETRY EOC BIOLOGY --don’t have to pass, but have to take COE Collection of Evidence OPTION

10 NEED CREDIT RETRIEVAL? SEE MS. MAXEY YOU Credit

11 HAVE ALL YOUR CREDIT? STILL NEED TO PASS… Aspire to Achieve Requirements --18 Community Service --6 Service to School --Senior Reflection paper 2-4 pages --Senior Oral --May 29 --other requirements –see website Course Requirements ENGLISH 12 CWP and Civics

12 ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE TO DO LIST STUDENT AS COLLEGE/CAREER READY PORTFOLIO Career Exploration – Yearly inquiry (3 TOTAL) Examples may include career searches on WOIS or Career Cruising that include pathway interests and/or specific jobs Cover Letter & Academic Resume – 11th grade Financial Planning Activity to attain goal of 13th year plan/Reality Check (WOIS) – 11th grade 13th Year Plan – 12th grade (This assignment will be included in the Reflective Paper the students will write.) Miscellaneous – 12th grade (pick 2 of 7):  Job shadow, internship or job  Volunteer in a field of interest  Take one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT or ASVAB  Complete a college or program application  Scholarship Application  FAFSA Night with LCC or Longview Schools  Evidence of attending a College/Career Fair >

13 ATHLETES REGISTER WITH NCAA AND/OR NAIA

14 SAT AND ACT-- Register for the SAT by Oct 3 Get test dates, registration information and more RegisterRegister Next Tests: 10/5, 11/2

15 ACT Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required) September 21, 2013August 23, 2013 August 24–September 6, 2013 October 26, 2013September 27, 2013 September 28–October 11, 2013 December 14, 2013November 8, 2013November 9–22, 2013 February 8, 2014*January 10, 2014January 11–24, 2014 April 12, 2014March 7, 2014March 8–21, 2014 June 14, 2014May 9, 2014May 10–23, 20

16 TEST DATES POSTED BY GUIDANCE OFFICE SAT and ACT Test Dates for

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18 RA LONG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Lots of money $..pay attention to application dates

19 “ENTIRE SCHOLARSHIP LIST” ON CAREER CENTER TAB—2 EXAMPLES All Scholarships by Latest Update Due Date: 5/22/2013 Last Updated: 5/1/2013 DANA BROWN MAINSTAGE THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP 2 possible $1,000 scholarships to seniors who meet following criteria: *Involvement in Mainstage Theatre *3.0 gpa junior and senior years *Attending 2/4 yr college *Positive attitude of acceptance & tolerance *Financial need & pursuit of theatre in college may be considered. Applications are in the Career Center Due Date: 5/10/2013 Last Updated: 4/24/2013 COWLITZ VALLEY RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP $500 scholarship for a graduating high school runner who has participated for at least 3 years on a track or cross country team. Provide your most current high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from your running coach. Applications in Career Center or at

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21 COLLEGE APPLICATIONS ? Know when their enrollment is open and when early registration begins. Research your top choices: ie. WSU, Whitworth, OSU, LCC, etc

22 FAFSA

23 NEAR GUIDANCE OFFICE Art Institute

24 THINGS TO WORK ON NOW FOR COLLEGES Personal Statement—Most college application ask for some sort of personal statement. Practice writing them. Talk about a time when you struggled and persevered. What does diversity mean to you? How will you impact our university? What is leadership? Academic Resume- What have you taken in school, clubs, activities, awards and COMMUNITY SERVICE

25 CELEBRATING YOU

26 Every one of you going to need something in the next 8 months from a parent, grandparent, teacher, or administrator, etc. How are you going to lay the foundation to have your needs met? FOUNDATION

27 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Ask early. Teachers, coaches, counselors, will NEVER write things for you or about you that are not true. Their integrity is on the line. In other words, make sure they have the good stuff to talk about.

28 PREPARATION FOR SUCCESS (PFS) Student /Athletes: Access to Career Center from 2:40-3:15 every non-game day.

29 JOSTENS CAPS AND GOWNS First meeting for Seniors with Dave from Jostens November 4

30 THE WHITE GOWN –SENIORS CHOOSE

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33 What does “talk’s cheap” mean?

34 Follow through, do what you say you will do. This is called credibility. Finish for you. This is pride. Ask for help. This is strength, not weakness. Communicate with people you need. This will be a life skill. Don’t burn bridges. You might need the bridge to make the journey. Come to school. Duh! ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

35 ADVICE FOR PARENTS Stay involved. Don’t take “I don’t know” or “nothin’” as a response Communicate with Ms Maxey Ask lots of questions. Ask to see their work Spend time on the website and on skyward.

36 CWP/CIVICS AND ENGLISH 12, AP LIT, AP LANGUAGE Mr Castro and Mrs. Reeves ---CWP/Civics Mr Woodrum –English 12 and AP Literature Mr. Wallace – English 12 Ms McIntyre –AP Language Ms Grady –English Workshop 12 Ms Kruse –LS English 12

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