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Weekly Update [October 9, 2020]
Check in for tomorrow's ACT will begin at 7:30 am at the East Wing Entrance.  All students must have a mask on the entire time and have temperature checked when entering the building.  Remember to bring your ACT admission ticket and a photo ID as they are required to take the test.  Bring your own calculator and pencils.  NO CELL PHONES OR SMART WATCHES!!!

FAFSA help session for seniors and/or their parents is on Monday October 12th from 1-6 pm.  Appointments must be made by contacting Nellesha.Murray@anderson.kyschools.us

See attached for ACT Boot Camp for October 24th test date here at ACHS.
The Kentucky Concrete Association is pleased to announce that the annual KCA William T. Robertson High School Essay Scholarship Contest is now open and accepting essay submissions.  

The William T. Robertson High School Essay Scholarship Contest is open to all Kentucky resident High School Seniors.  The contest winner will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to be paid to the college of their choice in their freshman year.  The winner will also be invited to attend the KCA Winter Convention in Lexington, KY in February 2021 to accept the award.

This year's essay prompt is:

It's the turn of the 21st Century... how is the resilience and durability of concrete contributing to your local community or the world?

The essay submission process is the same as last year whereby paper submissions will not be accepted.  All essays must be submitted online via the link that is included below.

The essay rules are as follows:
Student must be a current senior in high school graduating in the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Essays must address the essay prompt directly.
Essays must be a written by a single student and shall not be collaborative in nature.
Essays must be submitted using the online submission form.
Essays must be received by November 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Essays must be limited to 600 words.
The essay form submission link can be found HERE.

Alternatively, if the link above does not work, please copy the following direct URL to the form contest in your browser’s address bar: https://forms.gle/DdRHww8AaAtFQ9mFA

We encourage you to encourage your students to be creative in their essay!

If you have any questions, please contact the KCA Office at 502-695-1535 or by emailing Susan Hagg who is copied.  Her email address is also shagg@kyconcrete.org.

Thanks!

Brett D. Ruffing, LEED Green Associate
Executive Director
Kentucky Concrete Association
1 HMB Circle
Frankfort, KY 40601
PH: 502.695.1535
Cell: 502.682.1295
Email: brett@kyconcrete.org

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Good morning y'all! We have had the AP registration site open for a while now, but as far as I know, none of the virtual AP students have registered for the classes. This is a two step process and the absolute deadline is October 30th. I've attached directions on how to do this, as well as all of the join codes they will need. Ashlee and I will be glad to help with this in any way we can if there are any questions. We just really need to get this information out to the kids or they are going to miss out on taking their AP exams.  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NmjHDExNaAirSYCkt1W1f5Ll2D7nDZgz1-9T5Ws2X2w/edit?usp=sharing

Jerilyn Hanks





Dear Counselor,

Whether your students are back in school, learning remotely, or participating in a hybrid model, we know they're working closely with you on their journey to college. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program was created to help your students complete steps for college while earning the chance at scholarships. Encourage your seniors to sign up for the program at cb.org/opportunity for a guide to college and a path to scholarships.

The first step in helping your students earn scholarships is to take the College Board Opportunity Scholarships pledge. When you sign up for the pledge, you'll receive a free digital toolkit as well as monthly reminders and resources.

Take the Pledge


Most students need financial aid to help pay for college. By completing the FAFSA®, students might qualify for thousands of dollars in federal grants, work-study, low-cost loans, and state and college scholarships. There's no other way to gain access to this money.

Encourage your students to complete the FAFSA and earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship.

Completing the FAFSA is an urgent and important step—not just for accessing financial aid, but for staying on track to enroll in college. Research shows that 90% of students who complete the FAFSA enroll immediately in college—versus only 55% of students who don't file.

Between October and February, the College Board will award $800,000 to seniors who complete the FAFSA.

Tell your students to visit getfafsahelp.org for instructions on how to sign up for Wyatt?, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text. When students sign up for Wyatt and text their financial aid questions, Wyatt sends answers via text, a familiar medium that doesn't require internet access. Wyatt is available 24/7.

Seniors: Complete the FAFSA

Scholarship Tip: Complete the FAFSA for a Chance to Earn $1,000 for College

Thank you for your commitment to your students.

Sincerely,

College Board






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Greetings,

We cordially invite you and your students to attend Northern Kentucky University’s Virtual Latino College Fair on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.
 
Students will have the opportunity to learn the benefits of pursuing a college education, participate in breakout sessions with various colleges, learn about different college opportunities and resources available to them on campus, and hear from our students. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students.

Please RSVP to navarrogua1@nku.edu or by filling out the form below:



You will receive the link for the event 24 hours prior to the event.
 
Si necesita ayuda en ESPAÑOL, comuníquese por correo electrónico a navarrogua1@nku.edu

Sincerely,

Alexandra Navarro-Guzman
Diversity & Outreach Team
NKU's Office of Admissions
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A great chance to explore.
 
Invite Your Students and Families!
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
OCTOBER FAIRS:
Monday, Oct. 12 and 
Sunday, Oct. 18

Dear Bobby,

The next NACAC Virtual College Fairsare happening soon! Would you let students and families in your community know?On each fair date, more than 600 colleges and universities will offer Zoom sessions and meetings. Students everywhere can log in, drop in, and ask questions.

These fairs offer an unparalleled opportunity for students to explore their college options! Thank you in advance for your support.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs team
 
Feedback From the First Student Fair
More than 18,000 students and families participated in the Sept. 13 NACAC Virtual College Fair. The response was so great that the virtualcollegefairs.orgsite was temporarily swamped with people trying to attend. We're working hard to make sure the next virtual fairs run flawlessly from the start.

We've enjoyed the comments from students who participated. In fact, 76 percent of participants rated the fair as Excellent or Good.
"This was fun!"

"Thank you for providing us all with an opportunity to speak to so many schools!"

"Honestly I really loved the platform, I was able to connect with colleges that I probably would have never known about."

"As a high school counselor I found the virtual fair extremely organized and very easy to navigate. I will continue to advertise this fair as I feel it is the best one I have attended. I am confident my students will benefit greatly from attending the future events. AMAZING job!"

 
How-to Video and Guide
Share this short video and this quick start guide with students. Each provides an overview of how students can make the most of their fair experience. (P.S.: A newer version of the video will be uploaded on Monday.)

Students are encouraged to sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org and look around several days before each fair date. They can click the "Remind Me" button when they see a Zoom session that will be offered by a college that interests them. The reminder will get added to their "My Schedule" tab and they'll receive a text when the session is about to start.

List of Exhibiting Colleges
To find out which colleges will be at each fair, students can use the search and filter features on the virtualcollegefairs.org site or they can download these lists: Oct. 12, Oct. 18, and Nov. 8.

Promotional Kit
Please check the Counselor Resources page for social media graphics and sample text.

Additional Learning Opportunities
NACAC also offers Zoom sessions at each fair, too. These are general, 30-minute information sessions called NACAC Meet-Ups. Here are the meet-ups scheduled for Oct. 12:PNC Bank provides sponsorship support and is offering the following informative Zoom sessions on Oct. 12:Bridging the Gap
A Note For Counselors: Because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities are not able to easily reach high school juniors and seniors with information about their programs, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities in the way they have in the past.

NACAC, for the first time, is helping to bridge this gap and facilitate connections between students and higher education institutions by offering student registration lists to eligible US colleges and universities for a nominal fee. Students participating in the fall season of NACAC Virtual College Fairs are asked to opt-in during the registration process.

We welcome your feedback about this initiative. Please feel free to contact us at virtualfairs@nacacnet.org.
 
Our thanks for promotional support to:
 
Sponsorship support provided by:

 


















 
HiCynthia,

We’re excited to announce that the 2021 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for high school students is now open! You can learn more here. 

We encourage you to write a 1,000 word essay describing a leader who demonstrated political courage as described by President Kennedy in his book, Profiles in Courage. Winning essays tell the stories of courageous lawmakers who stood up for what was right rather than what was easy or politically convenient. Today, as students like you are learning virtually or are back in the classroom, it’s clear that times are different. Our country is depending on leaders to demonstrate political courage — which is why your essays about inspiring choices are so important.

This year, you can win one of 15 scholarship awards for college, including a $10,000 first-place prize. Find out more about the contest here.
All essays must be submitted before January 15, 2021 — so don’t wait! We look forward to reading your essay and learning about a time when a leader’s political courage inspired you. If you are no longer a student, we hope you will share these details with someone that could benefit from this opportunity.

Best wishes,

Esther Kohn
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation



ACT Test Information:

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 31No late fees
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 25No late fees
December 12, 2020November 6November 7 - November 20
February 6, 2021January 8January 9 - January 15
April 17, 2021March 12March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021May 7May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021*June 18June 19 - June 25

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.




October 1st is when seniors can apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid 

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It's nearly time for young artists to apply for the Governor's School for the Arts -  please spread the word to young artists and their advocates in your community!

The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) changes the lives and trajectories of Kentucky's most passionate and creative youth - and we need your help to recruit applicants from the diverse range of places and perspectives throughout the Commonwealth!

This autumn high school sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for GSA's 2021 summer program: a tuition-free, life-changing experience that provides access to college scholarships, meaningful mentorships, and life-long friendships. Please share the following resources with young artists in your community, as well as their guardians, educators, and advocates.

  1. Visit www.kentuckygsa.org to learn more about the program and review our applicant brochure.
  2. Register for GSA virtual info sessions - the first session is October 1st! 
  3. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
  4. Contact us anytime with questions/ideas at gsainfo@kentuckyperformingarts.org

Thank you for advocating for young artists - together, let's continue building a bright future for Kentucky's next generation of creative leadership! 

Yours in creativity,


The GSA Family 

 

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2021 Project Graduation Committee is selling SENIOR SUPPORT YARD SIGNS as a fundraiser & to showcase this class all around the community! The first design is for the home of your senior and the other design is for Family, Friends or anyone that supports this wonderful class. 
Price per sign is $12 and must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. See, print & complete the order form attached. Return form and payment per the instructions on the form. Forms and payments are NOT accepted at the high school. 
ORDER NOW. DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 22!


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The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2021 scholarship year. Here are the details!

 

Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

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