Senior Parent Information
Senior Graduation Surveys: Seniors! It is that time! We must begin planning your graduation. Cannot believe that the time has passed so quickly. Please complete the attached survey and return either a printed or email copy to by Friday, March 7th
A Senior Parent meeting was held on Monday, February 17th, at 7 pm, in the University School Cafeteria. Thanks to all the parents who came out for the parent meeting. If you weren’t able to attend, here is what you missed:
Graduation Week festivities:
Tuesday May 27 Senior overnight Retreat (location TBD) students leave from school around
9am. Evening Picnic w Parents at Retreat location
Wednesday May 28 Student return from Retreat @ noon
Baccalaureate practice (TBD late afternoon)
Thursday May 29 Graduation Practice 9am-11am in Culp Auditorium
Baccalaureate 7 pm (location TBD)
Friday May 30 Cap Gown Picture 8:45am Borchuck Plaza (front of Sherrod)
Graduation Practice wearing regalia 9:30am-11:00am in Culp Auditorium
Graduation Ceremony 7:00 pm Culp Auditorium
Project Graduation (CPA on campus) begins @ 9 pm
Saturday May 31 Project Graduation ends (early morning)
We are in need of volunteers to help organize each of these events and/or chaperone the overnight retreat and Project Graduation. If you would like to volunteer to help out during any of these activities, please email me at or call me at 423-676-1009.
Printable Financial Aid Letter
Below is part of a message that I received from ETSU’s Financial Aid Office. It has important general financial aid reminders for everyone!
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.
Please inform your students about this useful FAFSA4caster tool and remind them that the 2014-2015 FAFSA cannot be completed until January 1, 2014.
Thank you for all you do for students! Please let us know if you have any questions.
We hope to see everyone at our Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, November 12th. All seniors and their parents are invited to attend!
See Journalism Page for Senior Ad Information. Payment, pictures, and messages are due October 11th
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's Page for updated information
Seniors, please complete the College Application/Recommendation Letter Self-Assessment and email to Ms. Shaw, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Link to the 2013 Graduation recording
Permission to Enroll form to Ms. Shaw
Dual Enrollment Grant online at https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/Default.aspx.
Also, remember that you must maintain a 3.2 US/ETSU gpa to stay dually enrolled, a 3.4 US/ETSU to get the extra scholarship money, and a 2.75 ETSU gpa to get your dual enrollment grant. A B- in a college course is equivalent to a 2.7 (too low to maintain the dual enrollment grant) so it is extremely important to monitor your grades.
Seniors, be sure that you request any needed courses to fulfill your graduation requirements.
Graduation DVD's for 2011 and 2012 Graduation Ceremonies are now available for check out from the University School Library
Link to the 2012 Graduation recording – we also have a few DVD’s available for checkout in the library for both the 2011 and 2012 Graduation Ceremony
Enjoy & Congratulations!
Graduating seniors: remember to file your 2013-2014 FAFSA as soon as possible!
Just a reminder that ETSU Dual Enrollment students must fill out a Permission to Enroll form (available in my office) to be able to register for spring semester. Students at ETSU, NSTCC, and Milligan must all fill out the online Dual Enrollment Grant Application. Some students may have completed both portions in the fall, but all students should check their TSAC accounts. Here is the web link: http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/stud_par/stu_par.htm Thanks! Ms. Shaw
-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.
-ETSU will host their Fall Open House for prospective students on November 3, 2012. Register online at www.etsu.edu/admissions.
See Ms. Shaw's Web Page for an updated list of College Visits for Juniors and Seniors
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's updated Scholarship List