Counselors' Corner 04/17/2014
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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 04/17/2014

Junior Parents - Student Reflection A  

As you prepare for a nice long Easter weekend, please remind your daughter that Student Reflection A is due on May 3rd. Just as we asked you to complete the Parent Reflection, we ask your daughter to complete two reflections. Student Reflection A gathers initial information about college thoughts and your daughter is asked to reflect on her time at St. Agnes thus far. Your daughter’s counselor will use this information to better understand your daughter’s needs. In addition, the reflection is very helpful when writing a recommendation letter. Please encourage your daughter to provide thoughtful responses as her counselor really wants to get to know her better.
If your daughter has yet to complete Student Reflection A, perhaps you can suggest that she complete it over the break to get it off her plate! If she has trouble finding the document, please click here.

Freshman Parents - ERB Reminder

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.

Freshman Parents - The Redesigned SAT

The redesigned SAT will roll out to students in Spring 2016. These changes will only affect the current ninth grade students and younger. Here are 8 key changes students can expect on the new SAT:

1. Relevant Words in Context

2. Command of Evidence

3. Essay Analyzing a Source

4. Focus on Math that Matters Most

5. Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts

6. Analysis in Science and in History/Social Studies

7. Founding Documents and Great Global Conversation

8. No Penalty for Incorrect Answers!

To read about these changes in detail, please click here. College Board is in the process of releasing new information about the redesigned SAT and we will continue to update you and your daughters as we receive information!

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