Senior Parent Information
Senior Parents- A meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, at the Johnson City Country Club, at 6:30p.m., in the Lancaster Room, to discuss Graduation Week
Senior Parents- As a senior parent you will have some extra responsibilities this year. As a part of the Graduation Week (last week of school), the senior parents traditionally arrange an overnight retreat, a senior picnic, the Baccalaureate service and Project Graduation (graduation night lock-in). The school will donate a small amount of money toward these parent arranged festivities, but the burden of fundraising falls to the parents. All of the above listed activities are optional, but have become a tradition usually embraced by the senior parents to give the graduates a great finish to high school. There is no set system in place to organize parent involvement, but usually at least one parent will step forward to begin the process. I am happy to serve as advisor and facilitator for helping you organize Senior Week and to relay information to the seniors. I encourage you to begin the conversation soon! Ms. Shaw
Seniors- Your diplomas are being printed this week, and it is time to order cap/gown and invitations. Mr. Eddie Brown will be at school in the US Library 12-12:30 on November 3 (study hall) to meet with you as a group regarding senior supplies available from Josten’s. Order packets will be handed out at the meeting. Mr. Brown will be back from 12-1 on November 12 in front of the cafeteria to pick up your order forms. Please plan to attend if at all possible. If you cannot be there, please arrange for another senior or a parent to pick up a packet for you
ETSU Dual Enrollment Students: It is time to apply for spring dual enrollment at ETSU. You must complete two steps:
ETSU Registration will begin on November 12 so it is imperative that you return the Permission to Enroll form by October 30. Please see Ms. Shaw if you have any questions
On Friday, October 10th, Seniors will have a class group picture made. It will be made around 8:30 on the steps in front of the administration building. If you wish to order a print, the cost is $15. These pictures must be preordered. Forms may be obtained in the front office or by seeing Ms. Hammonds
Also, on Friday, October 10th, the pictures for Senior Superlatives will be made
Attention Seniors: it is time to submit your Senior Will for the yearbook. The will must be no more than 250 words and be school appropriate. You may turn in your will to Ms. Hammonds or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline is October 17th. We will not accept wills after this date. The yearbook staff reserves the right to edit the will as deemed necessary
We will be having a College Application Day on Thursday, October 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the library computer lab. All seniors are welcome to stop by during the day to apply to college(s) with the assistance of the Counseling office and the Niswonger College and Career Counselor, Mr. Stewart. Please bring a credit or debit card with you so that you can pay for your application once you fill it out. To help the spirit of College Application Day, we ask that all faculty, staff, administration, and students wear their favorite college colors!
Seniors, don't forget to submit your Contact Information to the Alumni Database !!! Yes, you made it!!!
Parents of Seniors: Seniors are required to complete 40 hours of community service before they graduate. To date, many seniors have not submitted their forms to Ms. Shaw. This is a state requirement to graduate. Please work with your student to take care of this item
The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will go live on January 1, 2014. This is the FAFSA that should be completed by your graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in college for Fall 2014.
Students may use the FAFSA4caster (http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/estimate) now to get an estimate of their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is an index that colleges use to determine what financial aid the student may receive. The FAFSA4caster will then determine what types of federal grants, loans, and work-study the student may qualify for and will provide them with an estimated award amount for each.
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's Page for updated information
-Register to take the ACT at www.act.org if you need to take it one last time!
-Be sure to take any SAT II: Subject Tests that may be required for college admission! Register at www.collegeboard.com.
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's Scholarship List