NCHS Counselor’s Report – March 15, 2017

Nashville Community High School
Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513
Web Address: Nashville-k12.org
Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381;
Susan Boosinger X251

Advanced Placement Exams: With qualifying AP exam scores, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both at the majority of colleges and universities in the U.S. Unlike dual credit, where college credit is given at a junior college for taking the course at the high school, AP credit can be earned by obtaining a qualifying score on the AP subject test. You can obtain a college’s AP policy by using the AP policy info search at www.collegeboard.org/apcreditpolicy. Although NCHS doesn’t offer AP courses, students may take AP exams. Exams will be given in May to interested students. Students wishing to take an AP Exam must register with Mrs. Maschhoff by March 24, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Maschhoff at 327-8286 ext. 250.
End of the 3rd Quarter: Third quarter ended on Friday, March 10th. Now would be an excellent time for all parents to talk to students about their future. Some questions that parents might ask:
Class of 2017
What classes must be passed for graduation?
Do you have any “big projects” in any classes?
Have you completed the FAFSA form? (required for financial aid for college)
Have you checked for recent scholarships?
Are you preparing for your plans upon graduation?
Class of 2018
Is your schedule for next year in line for graduation and appropriate for your post-graduation plans?
Would you like to visit any colleges during the summer?
Are you prepared for the SAT?
Have you narrowed your focus as to what you want to do after graduation?
Are you interested in taking summer classes at Kaskaskia College?
Are you adding community service and volunteer activities to your resume?
Class of 2019
Are you making your best effort in school?
Will your schedule for next year keep you in line for graduation and allow the flexibility to pursue your post-graduation plans?
Have you begun researching possibilities for a transition plan after high school? What are some of your ideas?
Would you like to visit any colleges during the summer?
Are you interested in taking summer classes at Kaskaskia College?
Are you adding community service and volunteer activities to your resume?
Class of 2020
How has your first year of high school been?
What have you learned this year that will help you next year?
Is your schedule for next year appropriate for gradation and personal goals?
Have you begun researching possibilities for a transition plan after high school? What are some of your ideas?
Are you interested in taking summer classes at Kaskaskia College?
Are you adding community service and volunteer activities to your resume?
SAT/ACT Prep Classes: NCHS teachers are hosting SAT/ACT prep workshops at the high school. The math, reading, and English sessions will focus on SAT preparation. The science sessions will focus on ACT preparation. Subject, dates, and times are listed below. Students are to sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.
Tuesday, March 21: Math 3:30-4:30 PM; Science 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday, March 23: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday, March 30: Science 3:30-4:30 PM: Reading 4:30-5:30 PM
Engineering Camps: The Society of American Military Engineers offers a unique series of engineering camps designed for high school students. It is geared to those who excel in math, science, technical courses, or who plan to study engineering in college. These one-week camps are high energy, ‘hands-on’ events for students from across the county. Three camps are offered this summer: Army – Vicksburg, MS; Marine – Jacksonville, NC; and Air Force – Colorado Springs, CO. Scott Field Post will sponsor one student per camp. Please visit the http://samecamps.org for details. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17, 2017.
Scholarships: As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at: https://sites.google.com/a/nashville-k12.org/scholarships/
Here is a list partial list of upcoming scholarships:
AFA LEADER AND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS – Available to high school seniors enrolling in agriculture at an accredited college. The application must be completed online at the Agriculture Future of America website. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2017.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP: Available to high school seniors enrolling in engineering at an accredited college. The application must be completed and returned by March 17, 2017. Applications are available in the scholarship file in the counseling office
WASHINGTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP – To be eligible applicants must: be a Washington County Farm Bureau member or the dependent of a member, be a high school senior or college student enrolling in agricultural-related program, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, and a resident of Washington County. The application is available in the counseling office. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
HENEGHAN & ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP – High school seniors planning to enroll in engineering, surveying, or mathematics are eligible to apply. The application is available in the counseling office. Applications are due March 31, 2017.
JORDAN EMRICK SCHOLARSHIP – The Kaskaskia Valley A.B.A.T.E Of Illinois is sponsoring a $500 scholarship. NCHS seniors may submit an essay on Patriotism. All papers must be MLA style and a minimum of 500 words. (Titles and student name not included.) Please do not include your name, personal information, college major, or college of choice in the paper. Papers must be submitted to the NCHS counseling office by March 31, 2017.
SIU CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP – To be eligible applicants must: be a member or the dependent of a member of the SIU Credit Union and be a high school senior or college student. The application and more information can be found at SIU Credit Union (https://www.siucu.org/scholarship). Applications are due March 31, 2017.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE SIR’s SCHOLARSHIP – The SIR’s scholarship application to Kaskaskia College is now open. The application can be downloaded at http://www.kaskaskia.edu/Scholarships/PDF/SIRs_Application_2016.pdf or copies are available in the counseling office. Applications are due April 1, 2017.
LARRY PASZKIEWICZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship will be awarded in Washington County. NCHS seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or family/consumer science are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 1, 2017.
FREDERICK “HARRL” BEATTY MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP – One $750 female and one $750 male scholarship will be awarded this year. NCHS seniors are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 1, 2017.
WASHINGTON LODGE #55 SCHOLARSHIP – One $500 scholarship will be awarded this year. NCHS seniors ranked in the top 25% of the class are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 1, 2017.
MATHIS, MARIFIAN & RICHTER, LTD LAW CAREER SCHOLARSHIP – The law firm of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd is offering three $1,000 scholarships to seniors from St. Clair, Madison and Washington counties. NCHS seniors ranked in the top 25% of the class and planning a career in law are encouraged to apply. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 1, 2017.
RYAN FARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to a NCHS senior. The applicant must have been a member of the NCHS varsity football team during his senior year. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 7, 2017.
JASON BRINK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to a NCHS senior. The applicant must in the upper 1/4 of the class. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 7, 2017.
MAKENNA LAURENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to a NCHS senior. The applicant must have completed 2 years of art class while at NCHS. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 7, 2017.
ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP – The applicant must attend an engineering program at an Illinois or Missouri university that is ABET-accredited. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 7, 2017.
WASHINGTON COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to a NCHS senior. The applicant must be enrolled in an education degree program. The application is available in the counseling office and need to be returned by April 8, 2017.
ACT Testing Dates: The next ACT test with open registration is June 10. Registration is due by May 5. Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.
SAT Testing Dates: The next SAT is May 6. Registration is due April 7. Additional SAT testing date for the year is June 3. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Student may register at www.collegeboard.org. Our high school code is 143-110.