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       FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

 

Attention 10th and 11th grade students who took the PSAT and parents of those students:
Score reports will be available electronically on the CollegeBoard website beginning December 11th. In order to view scores, you will either need to create a CollegeBoard account if you don’t already have one, or be able to access your already established CollegeBoard account (same account used for AP and SAT Subject Tests). Specific instructions for how to access scores can be found here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores

Please also note that paper score reports will be made available in January and will be distributed by the Counseling Center. Please see your school counselor with any questions.
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Seniors! Please continue to bring in your pink sheets.
The Counseling Office will not send out any college materials on your behalf without your pink sheet. 
Questions? Stop in and speak to your counselor.

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NEXT AP Chill Zone! 
When: December 12, 2019 during activity period
      In the Cafeteria

Announcing...First Annual Skaneateles High School Gingerbread House Competition!!
      
It is with great pleasure that we invite staff and students to participate in our next AP Chill Zone! Students will have the opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses, eat pizza and relax with friends…. The twist is a competition amongst our teachers. Each grade level will need to work with their class representatives to secure 2 teachers to compete in decorating a gingerbread house during AP Chill Zone. After teachers have decorated their gingerbread houses for each grade level, Mr. Santoro and Mr. Major will be voting on the winning gingerbread house. 

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NEW!  Apply for scholarships with Scholar Snapp!

Common App has made it easy for applicants to access scholarship opportunities directly through the admissions application.  Scholar Snapp is a free service that any student applying to college can use. See the download below for more information!

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SAT/ACT Intensive Classes starting soon!  A busy junior or senior year becomes a lot more manageable once you’ve earned your best SAT & ACT scores. This special Chariot Learning SAT/ACT Intensive Class is perfect for motivated students looking to learn the powerful math, reading, and English strategies and content needed for their best scores. 
 
Classes hosted at Skaneateles High School begin January 6, 2020. Afternoon and evening spots are available. Call Chariot Learning at 585-466-4022 or go online at www.chariotlearning.com to register!  See the link below for more information.

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Volunteer opportunity for high school students:

The Lakeside Artistry holiday fair is taking place on Saturday, December 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles. Volunteers would fill a two-hour shift between 10-5, selling raffle tickets to raise money for their local Outreach organization. Interested students please stop in the Counseling Office for contact information.

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Harold "Hal" McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Now Open!

This scholarship annually provides monetary assistance to deserving individuals interested in pursuing a degree in EDUCATION at a two- to four-year college or university. Sponsored by the NY State Safety Group 491's Executive Committee, the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a maximum of five (5) individuals per year who currently attend a school within the Safety Group. Students who are interested in applying should submit their completed packet by February 1, 2020.  Click here for the scholarship packet or stop at the Counseling Center!


SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: The Knights of Columbus Council 207 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship application is now available. See the scholarship link in Naviance or visit the Counseling Center for more information. Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded to well-rounded high school seniors who have consistently demonstrated a Christian attitude by word and example, and have been actively involved in their parish, school or community.  Applications are due March 31, 2020.


MORE SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: The CPCU Society Scholarship Application open to all high school seniors is now available.  See the Scholarship tab on your Naviance page for more information.


College Financial Aid Night was held on Monday, September 16th in the HS Auditorium. Please see the links below for the PowerPoint from the presentation and helpful information sheets which were distributed that evening!

 


Need Math Help? 
Come to Office Hours. New this year, Mr. Sevey will be available to ALL students for extra math help.
See him 5th period on A days and 6th period on B days for all of your math needs!

 


Skaneateles School District is proud to offer the New York State Seal of Biliteracy for our junior and senior level students.  The Seal of Biliteracy is a formal recognition of a student’s high level of proficiency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in English and in a second language.  Juniors and Seniors, see your English or World Language teacher if you are interested in learning more about earning a Seal of Biliteracy.

 

The Everson Museum of Art is now offering a new series of Teen Art Classes!  All classes are held in the new Danial Family Education Center. This is the perfect opportunity for students to build their portfolios and explore new mediums.  Examples of classes are: Summer Pre-college Academy, Fashion Design for Teens, Introduction to Screen Printing and more!  See link below for a flyer with additional infomation and a registration link.  
 

 

Attention students interested in becoming officers in the military by going through ROTC:  Through the Simultaneous Membership Program, students will participate in both National Guard training, and their college's ROTC program at the same time.  While they attend college, they will have their tuition paid 100%, as well as receiving their GI bill, and GI bill kicker (totaling around $800 per month they are enrolled in college).  See your Counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.

 

 

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help students step forward boldly as a leader.  Their mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Their community—staff, students, trustees, and alumni—shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.

A Skaneateles resident who is a local ambassador for this program will be happy to meet with interested students.  If you are interested in a semester in the outdoors, stop by the Counseling Center for more information.

 

 

 **See the link below for Study Tips and Test Taking Strategies - great ideas for all students!**


 

 
Free ACT test preparation is now available online! Activities include educational games, skills tests, full length practice tests, personalized study plans and diagnostics based on PreACT or official ACT Results. The free preparation, entitled ACT® AcademyTM is now open at act.org/academy.

 



 
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student's counselor.

 



Please take a look at the Parents' Corner on our counseling page! Many articles of interest are added periodically to the site.

 



 
 

 
 



 

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Superintendent:
Lynda Quick
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152