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  1. WELCOME SENIOR PARENTS & CLASS OF 2014 SENIORS 1

  2. GHS GUIDANCE COUNSELORS • Mrs. Coyeatte EwingA-K • Mrs. Tamara WhiteL-Z • Mrs. Jeanene Gerhardt 9th/10th • Mrs. Debbie Presson 9th/10th We want to partner with you during this most important SENIOR year to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your SENIOR. 2

  3. Your counselors are here to help you S.O.A.R. Senior Opportunities And Responsibilities GET READY ---- SET ---- LET’S GO 3

  4. Recommendationsfrom your Counselors • Jump in---Avoid “Senioritis” • Stay on top of (ahead of - even better) all DEADLINES • Become familiar with GHS Counseling Website • www.glendalecounseling.weebly.com • Use the Senior Year Planning Checklist (handout) • Encourage & expect your student to take the lead • Let your counselor know what assistance you need (before it is an emergency) • FAFSA – January 1, 2014 - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 4

  5. GHS Counseling Websitewww.glendalecounseling.weebly.com Remember to check frequently: Senior Tab – Checklist; Monthly Guide, Calendar, Newsletters College Connection – College Search; College Visits; College Applications; ACT/SAT; Money for College; Scholarship Bulletin; Missouri Connections More Info on GHS website: www.glendalefalcons.org Daily announcements; scheduled senior event news & dates 5

  6. Ultimately~ Students happiest about their college process: • best understand their abilities and needs; • research their schools; • ask the tough questions of themselves and those they trust; • remain in the driver’s seat through the process. 6

  7. Be Aware • Many institutions are requiring ACT score reports be sent to them directly from ACT. • You should not have to pay for any scholarship searches. • Filing the FAFSA is required for most institutions, even if on full scholarship.

  8. Reminders • Start today on scholarship search - Fast Web - http://www.fastweb.com • College & Career Fair – Oct. 1, 2013 – 4:30 -7:30 pm, University Plaza *Financial Aid Workshops • ACT – Sept. 21, 2013 *Reg. deadline – Aug. 23, 201 • FAFSA – January 1, 2014 - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ • College Sports Eligibility NCAA http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jspFAQ’s - http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/Initial_Eligibility_FAQ.pdf NAIA www.playnaia.org/ 8

  9. Informational Events • Senior Parent Workshops - Sept. 10, 6:30pm *Alert Now to come • Financial Aid Workshop • College/Career Fair, Oct. 1 • Various Area Locations, (TBA) • FAFSA Frenzy – (TBA)

  10. FINISH LINE • Time to practice the lessons we’ve learned • Reap rewards of hard work & planning • Effectively Communicate • With your student • With your HS counselor • And college/university advisor/counselor Your counselor: Mrs. Ewing A-K 523-8962 cewing@spsmail.org Mrs. White L-Z 523-8963 twhite3@spsmail.org 10