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       FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

 

Sophomores and Juniors!  The Syracuse National College Fair will take place on March 18th (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm) and March 19th (9:00 am to 11:30 am) at the SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College.  There will be an excellent cross section of colleges represented from across the country.  Pre-register for the College Fair by logging onto www.nacacfairs.org/ncf.  This will eliminate the need to fill out information cards at each college booth.  Free and open to the public.


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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 February 24, 2020. Click this link: https://chariotlearning.com/event/sat-act-intensive-class-winter2020-skaneateles-hs/ or call Mike Bergin at 585-466-4022 to register.  See the flyer in the download below for more information.

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New Visions Medical Professions Junior Information Days:  Tuesday, February 11 or Thursday, February 27 from 10-2 at Auburn Community Hospital.  Contact your counselor if interested!  See the link below for more information.
 
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Juniors:  It’s time to start thinking about the Honors Convocation which will happen this spring.  Several colleges accept nominations from our high school for various awards for Juniors.  A listing of these can be found on the Counseling Center webpage.  Many of these awards come with significant scholarships attached to them, if the student applies and is accepted to the college.  In order to be considered for these awards, students must fill out an award nomination form. Pick one up in the Counseling Center or download one from the Counseling Center website.
The deadline to submit a NOMINATION FORM is March 19, 2020.

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SAT Prep Course, Spring 2020
Be ready for the May 2nd SAT Exam!  Cayuga Community College is offering SAT Prep Classes at the Auburn Campus on Tuesday evenings (6-8 pm), beginning February 25.  Registration is through CCC.  Stop by the Counseling Center for a flyer with more information.

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Attention Seniors:  New scholarships have been added to Naviance and the “big book” in the Counseling Center.  Students planning on majoring in STEM fields, business/accounting/finance, environment related fields or students who are related to a fire fighter, should stop in the Counseling Center for more information. Application deadlines are in February or early March.
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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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The National Youth Science Camp is now accepting applications from high school seniors in the class of 2020 to represent New York State at the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and 8 countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which is held from June 22 through July 15, 2020.  
National Youth Science Camp applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2020.
For more information about the program, please see National Youth Science Camp Flyer (see link below) or the National Youth Science Foundation website.

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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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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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Interim Superintendent:
Jeffery Bryant
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152