"Be the Change you want to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi
WORK PERMIT INTENT TO EMPLOY
From the CCC
SAT PREP WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Juniors! Register for the May SAT now and sign up for a weekend SAT prep workshop that will be held on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd, from 9:00-1:00 in LA 208, offered by WeAreSR! The cost is $50 dollars, but no student will be turned away who cannot pay. Sign up in the counseling office. ACT Prep Class will be on April 5-April 6th.
Seniors! Check in to the CCC for local scholarships.
SR Class of 2013 Alumni Panel
Mark your calendars for Monday, March 24! Grads from the Class of 2013 will be returning to SR to talk about their first-year college experiences. This is a great opportunity to learn from former SR students who are now attending UCs, CSUs, private and community colleges about their transition to college and all aspects of college life. Seniors can sign up in Advisory to attend the daytime panel which will be offered during Advisory on March 24 in the library. Parents and students can attend the evening student-parent panel in the library at 7:00, where parents of college freshman will join in to share their experiences from parents' perspectives.
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & JOBS
Summer Science Opportunities: Internships, Programs and Camps
Stanford University publishes an excellent listing of summer programs in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) for students interested in gaining study or work experience in these fields. http://oso.stanford.edu/files/programs_57.pdf.
Center for Volunteer Leadership
This website is a great source for volunteer opportunities in Marin:
The job board in the CCC displays information about local companies that are hiring students. Current postings include In-N-Out Burger, Starbucks, and Terra Linda Community Center & Pool (summer lifeguard, swim instructor or pool attendant). To be eligible to work, a student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and no attendance issues. Work permit applications are in the CCC or with Peggy Pugh.
Marin County’s Summer Internship Program
Marin County’s School to Career (STC) Partnership works with over 200 local businesses to provide rich, meaningful experiences for students. Updated list of internships at: http://www.marinschools.org/STC/Pages/Internships.aspx.
The Summer Internship Program will start the week of June 16 and end the week of July 28, includes 8 hours of work and 2.5 hours of class time every week for 6 weeks.
Applications are due May 2,. Pick up an application in the CCC. Mrs. Horton, the STC Liaison, holds office hours every Tuesday or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Courses at Local Colleges
Check the websites of local colleges such as College of Marin and UC Berkeley for information on summer courses available to high school students who meet the requirements.
Important Dates for Students at SR
Summer Internships: Applications due May 2nd to Mrs. Horton (in the CCC on Tuesdays)
Options After High School Fair: will be held at SR on Wed., March 12, in little gym, from 8-11:30 for juniors and seniors.
COM Math and English Placement Tests: will be held at SR in April. More info to come.
COM Counselors Assist Class Choices: immediately after testing in Library Conf. Rm.
Fechas Importantes para Estudiantes en SR
La Noche de Recibir la Puntación del PSAT, el 14 de enero a las 6:30 PM. Todos los estudiantes de 10 º y 11 º grado que tomaron el PSAT y sus padres están invitados a asistir a una presentación para recibir sus resultados del PSAT y aprender sobre cómo utilizarlos para ayudar a prepararse con cara a las pruebas futuras. Estamos muy contentos de tener un presentador nuevo este año y les deseamos una noche de diversión e información. Habrá un traductor en Español. ¡Hasta entonces!
Prácticas (Internships) de primavera: La fecha de vencimiento es el 17 de enero con Mrs. Horton (en el CCC los martes)
Feria de Opciones después de High School: El miércoles 12 de marzo en el gimnasio pequeño en SRHS de 8:15-11:35 para juniors y seniors
Exámenes de Colocación para matemáticas e inglés: se llevarán a cabo en SRHS en abril. Más información en un futuro próximo. Habrán consejeros para ayudar con opciones para clases inmediatamente después de los examines en el cuarto de conferencias en la biblioteca.
Marin County “Students in Parks” Program: Earn 40 plus hours of community service, a letter of recommendation, develop new skills in Marin’s parks and natural areas. Pick up flyer in the CCC or sign up at marincountyparks.org.
Posted by: Paula Nichols
College Planning Resources
FREE Tutoring every day,all subjects, through the Marin County Library,
For more information please visit the website www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main
FREE Tutoring is also offered after school at the SRHS Library.
Bi-lingual tutors are available as well.
College Financial Aid Information
In the autumn, students (especially high school seniors) are looking for scholarships and preparing to apply for other types of financial aid. Please remind your students that the government WILL NOT CALL THEM to offer them grants.
We at the U.S. Department of Education occasionally hear from students who have been scammed by telemarketers who contact them, tell them they have won a government grant, and ask for their bank account information. Many students are savvy enough to realize the call must be a scam, but some are taken in.
Help your students avoid such scams by distributing "Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College," available at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs.
...paying for college is possible
FAFSA4caster is an online tool that helps students and parents
determine their current eligibility for federal student aid.
Counselors should encourage students to check out www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
to learn how much aid they would receive if they applied today.
MyFSA is an online account that provides students with access to
college and scholarship searches, career and self-assessment tools,
and other valuable resources regarding college and financial aid.
Students can learn about MyFSA's various functions,
and set up MyFSA accounts at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/myfsa.
The American Legion, an organization of wartime veterans, offers this information to help children of disabled and deceased veterans pursue their higher education.
All students can benefit from the information offered.
This information is about scholarships, grants, fee Waivers, student loans,
and the organizations that offer them. For more information visit www.NeedALift.org.
Lillian Fried Scholarship Fund-Jewish Family Children's Services
Jewish female students
www.jfcs.org or http://www.scholarships4school.com/scholarships/lillian-fried-scholarship.html.
DEADLINE: Contact for Info
National Italian American Foundation
Italian American Student
A Better Chance Resource Bank
Here you will find resources and scholarships for students
who are African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans or Native Americans.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
A student scholarship will be given away four times per year through a random scholarship drawing. Students sign up by going to www.anycollege.com and clicking on the "Win a Scholarship" link.
Deadlines are: September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th
Scholarship Websites that Work
https:studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship US Department of Education
www.collegeboard.com College Board Online Scholarship Search
www.scholarships.com Scholarship Experts
www.fastaid.com Fast Aid Scholarship Search
www.gmsp.org Gates Millennium Scholarships
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app College Net Mach 25
African American Students
Asian American Students
Native American Students
Students with Disabilities
Foster Youth Grants
International Students/International Study
Off the beaten path…. (sites from other colleges and well, just other unusual places)
http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/other.php?option=off_campusUC Berkeley outside scholarship site