JAMbassadors at Joslyn

JAMbassadors are Joslyn Art Museum’s high school volunteers who have the opportunity to work with artists, teach children, interact with Museum visitors at public events, and help with many behind-the-scenes tasks. To become a JAMbassador, you must be in the 9th-12th grade. Artistic experience is NOT required.

Those interested in becoming a JAMbassador must first submit an application and complete a two-hour training session on Saturday, October 14th from 10:30-12:30 pm.

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UNL Fall Visit

An admissions counselor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be here on Thursday, September 14th  at 2:00 pm to meet with seniors who are interested in attending UNL next fall. The meeting will be held in the commons.

Topics will include: the admissions process, financial aid, deadlines and opportunities UNL has to offer. Students please make your teacher aware that you will be attending this session ahead of time. Counselors will be taking attendance.

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2017 Lincoln Area College Fair

EducationQuest Foundation will sponsor the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Southeast Community College, located on 8800 “O” Street. College representatives from as many as 100 colleges will be in attendance. EducationQuest will also conduct financial aid presentations during the college fair.

Helpful tips to make the most of the College Fair:

  • Register for a barcode at  www.NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to streamline your college fair visit. Print the barcode and take it to the fair. College reps will scan it so you won’t have to complete information cards.
  • Stop by the EductionQuest Booth for free college planning information and a bag for college materials.
  • Arrive early so you can visit all the colleges that interest you.
  • Come prepared with questions.
  • Attend a financial aid presentation.
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Are You Trying To Figure Out How To Start The Financial Aid Process?

If you have more questions than you have dollars, you will want to attend the Financial Aid Night presented by EducationQuest on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM in the Commons.  EducationQuest representative Amanda vonSeggern will help you unravel the mysteries of the FAFSA and answer your financial aid questions.

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2017 PSAT Test

East will be hosting the PSAT on Saturday, October 14th. The cost of the test is $25 and all fees need to be paid to Mrs. Hansel in the main office by Thursday, September 21st. The registration is for Juniors and Sophomores only.

Juniors: You must take the PSAT as a junior in order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship. You will have a spot guaranteed until Thursday, September 21st when you pay in the main office. This test will also help prep you for the SAT and ACT.

Sophomores: You may take the test as a practice, but your results will not be considered for the National Merit Scholarship. If you choose to take the PSAT this year, it would be practice for next year as well as the ACT and SAT.

Questions: Contact Mr. Thompson at 402-436-1302, option #2

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Senior Informational Meetings

Get in the know about scholarships, financial aid, college visits, gopo volunteer hours, job opportunities, and much more! Please come to your meeting using the following schedule:

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 6
Seniors report to cafeteria at start of assigned period–counselors will take attendance
Period 2—All Seniors with last name A-CL
Period 3– All Seniors with last name CM-G
Period 4–All Seniors with last name N-SE

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 7
Seniors report to cafeteria at start of assigned period–counselors will take attendance
Period 2–All Seniors with last name L-M
Period 3–All Seniors with last name H-K
Period 4–All Seniors with last name SF-Z

*There will be a make-up session during a PLC time—TBA.

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It’s Never Too Early To Start Thinking About College

College representatives visit East High on a regular basis, usually beginning in September. Seniors and juniors are invited to meet with those representatives in the Counseling Center to learn more about their college program. Students must sign up on the Kiosk in the Counseling Center for all college visits and notify their teacher in advance of their absence. Remember, make-up work is the student’s responsibility.

Upcoming visits are posted weekly on the Counseling website and a complete listing can be found in the weekly Counseling Center Bulletin. If you’d like to stay on top of the latest news and scholarships from the EHS Counseling Center, subscribe to our eBulletin mailing list.

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Top Five Tips for You and Your Students

The 2017-2018 Common Application went live on August 1. Here are five quick tips to keep in mind as you guide your students through the application process.

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Deadline for Schedule Changes

All student initiated requests to add a new class in semester 1 must be made by Friday, August 18th at 3pm.

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Opportunity for GoPo Hours

United Way is hosting a 2-week Jump Start to Kindergarten program at both Campbell Elementary and McPhee Elementary. Volunteers are needed to help the teachers with the incoming kindergartners. Volunteers will read with the children, help them practice their letters, numbers, writing their name, etc. Sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544a4a72ca1ff2-20172.

 If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Wischhof at 402.540.8996.

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