Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sponsors Needed!

We are looking for sponsors for our new points system, Learning Earnings!  Students are able to purchase items online if they have earned enough points by being at school, being on time, and not being sent to the office for discipline.  
If you are able to give money (to purchase items) or any type of prize, big or small, we would be glad to list you as a sponsor of the learning earnings homepage.  If you would like more information, please call me at 280-2822!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kind Hands

Students have been turning in hands for the Guinness book of world records world kindness event!  Each hand earns the students a KIND bar donated by the company!  Hands should be turned in by Friday to be submitted.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why aren't there more women engineers?

You may have heard about STEM careers locally and on commercials (Exxon Mobile).  This article from the Smithsonian TweenTribune talks about the current realities for women in this field.
Click Here

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jefferson State Community College - Additional Scholarship information

From the JSCC office today:

1)      We offer Academic Scholarships based on ACT scores and gpa. The deadline for this scholarship is MARCH 1. Click here for the link to this scholarship application Students must have at least a 22 ACT composite score and overall cumulative 3.0 gpa.

2)      We also offer the guidance counselor’s scholarship that allows the counselor at each high school to select a student to receive a scholarship – students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative gpa.
*VHS Scholarship Committee will determine winner based by Essay
3)      Ambassadors scholarship – This is not based on ACT score. Students selected for this scholarship become representatives of Jeff State and will participate in numerous activities and events. Click here for the Ambassadors scholarship application ( Deadline for this scholarship is March 6.  Attached is an informative sheet regarding roles/responsibilities of an Ambassador.
4)      There are also other types of scholarships available at Jeff State, including Jeff State Singers, Scholar’s Bowl, Children of Blind Parents, SGA, Enactus, Speech/Debate Team, etc. Just contact the person listed with each of these scholarships/organizations.

Ambassador Information:

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Deadline: February 27, 2015 5:00 p.m. EST

 We encourage the following to apply:
 High school seniors and current undergraduates
U.S. military veterans and their dependents
Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
Those who plan to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. 
 Awarded at up to $25,000/year

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Do you know high school seniors planning to attend college, technical, or vocational school?
The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship does not require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a 2015 graduating high school senior.
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2015-16 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Deadline is MARCH 2ND

Saturday, January 3, 2015

ACT Prep Binder and Links

Here are a few links that I have come across for ACT Practice.  These articles will be available in a binder in my office if you would like a copy and cannot print one at home.
68 pages of ACT tips, tricks and sample questions
Many links to ACT practice questions (some are printable), tips and advice.

Several students have come by to check out the books or flash cards from my office.  Come by at break to pick one up!