New Additions to the College Counseling and Academic Services Departments
We are excited to announce the addition of a college counselor to our staff next year. Mr. Rob Mooring will be joining us in the fall. Mr. Mooring is currently the Director of College Counseling at YES College Prep, East End Campus where he has served as a leader to other staff members in addition to working with seniors on their college application process. Prior to joining the YES staff, Mr. Mooring was an admission counselor at his alma mater, Pepperdine University. Mr. Mooring will be working with sophomores, juniors and seniors next year.
Mrs. Ariann Grant will be joining the Academic Services Center as the Test Center Coordinator in the fall. She will be assisting Lisa Crank, the Coordinator of Academic Services with the needs of our test center. Mrs. Grant has worked as a staff nurse and a nurse manager prior to staying home to raise her children. Mrs. Grant’s daughter, Kathryn, will be a member of the class of 2016 next year.
We are truly excited to welcome Mr. Mooring and Mrs. Grant to our staff.
Class of 2016 Summer Reminders
It’s hard to believe that we’ve wrapped up another year at St. Agnes! The counseling department is already working on next year’s planning for rising seniors. We want to share some important reminders with you all regarding the college piece throughout the summer.
During the summer, your daughters have been asked to complete the Student Reflection Part B. It is due upon returning in August and must be completed before any transcripts can be released and before the counselors can begin working on your daughter’s letter of recommendation. In addition to the reflection, they must provide an initial draft of their resume. We have posted the Student Reflection Part B and an example resume on the counseling website.
We also encourage your daughters to begin brainstorming essay topics if they will be applying to schools through the Common App or Apply Texas. We shared those essay prompts with your daughters in April and they were also shared in April 24th edition of Tiger Tracks which can be found here. By no means do we expect, or want, your daughters to come back in August with completed essays but they can certainly get a jump start on the process by brainstorming this summer! We want to reiterate that most colleges will not open their applications for the 2015-2016 cycle until August so please do not start filling out applications this summer because the information will not transfer over!
If your daughter would like to send a letter of recommendation to?colleges from a person outside of school, this summer is the time when they need to make contact with their potential recommender. Many of your daughters will complete service projects or summer camp experiences and will want to have that perspective included in their application piece. This is handled solely by your daughter, so have her make arrangements this summer!