Counselors' Corner 04/11/2014
    
 
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Counselors' Corner

The Counselor's Corner is a series of articles that are written by the guidance department to keep our families informed about a variety of things that are important to your daughters. Since we work with all of our students, the entire department is responsible for contributing articles from time to time. We try to keep our articles brief and timely. These articles also appear in the weekly Tiger Tracks sent to parents each Friday.

 
Counselors' Corner 04/11/2014

Madonna Day Program - Senior Parents

In preparation for Madonna Day, your daughter has been given a “blue form” and has been asked to report to the counseling office all scholarship and award offers she has received from colleges and outside organizations. In the Madonna Day program, we will list all of these scholarships (without numeric value). We are asking students to not only list the name and university/college/organization giving the scholarship, but also to provide a copy of the letter to verify the information. Please encourage your daughter to get this form filled out accurately and on time with the appropriate letters to the counseling office.  Although the deadline for receipt of this information from our seniors is Wednesday, April 16, 2014, we will accept late offers through the beginning of May directly to our office.  We want the Madonna Day program to celebrate all of the achievements of the class of 2014.

Summertime - Rising Senior Parents

There are a few things for your daughters to do over the summer to prepare for her final year in high school. Your daughters received a “To-Do” list in this week’s Tuesday Tidbits, the last one of the year! We have asked the rising seniors to get involved in an activity this summer that is meaningful, whether it is through their service project or job. Also, we’d like to see their resumes and their Student Reflection Part B completed over the summer. If your daughters are still testing in the fall of 2014, don’t forget to register for the September 13, 2014 ACT and the October 11, 2014 SAT this summer. The first administration in the fall is the first to fill up! We are a test site for the October 11th SAT.

Most importantly, let’s not forget what summer is all about! The girls need time to relax and enjoy their family and their youth. Although we recommend they stay involved this summer, it is equally important that they allow themselves to wind down after an end to a busy, active, and perhaps stressful junior year. Over-scheduling themselves can be unhealthy. They will need and benefit from the rest they store up over the summer to prepare them for a busy and eventful senior year! College applications start right away in the fall, so it would be good to see the girls return with energy and excitement. Have a great summer!

ERB - Freshman Parents

Please note the ERB test is scheduled for Thursday, April 24th. Ninth grade students should report to school no later than 7:45 AM. The ERB is an achievement test that measures English, reading, writing and math skills.  We give this test to 9th graders to assess their progress since the beginning of the year.  In preparation for the test, we recommend your daughter get a good night's sleep and have a hearty breakfast.

The schedule for Thursday, April 24 is as follows:

Arrival:      7:45 AM
Dismissal:  2:30 PM (3:15-3:30pm for students who receive accommodations) 

Students should bring #2 pencils and something to read. Also, they should bring a snack and bottled water.
Please have your daughters leave their computers and backpacks at home. We ask that students NOT bring cell phones into the testing center.

 
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