Junior Family Meeting

Juniors and their families who were unable to attend the Junior Family Meeting Tuesday, August 27th, may view the presentations below. If you have questions, please contact the presenter for each session.

Senior Family Meeting | Financial Aid Night

Seniors and their families are encouraged to attend the Senior Family Meeting/Financial Aid Night to be held on Wednesday, August 21st in the Auditorium. It will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. There will be information to assist students and families staying on track during the senior year. In addition, R.J. Vega, EducationQuest College Planning & Financial Aid Specialist will be sharing helpful information for students interested in continuing their education.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rotary District 5650 is currently seeking and accepting nominations for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). RYLA camp (April 5-7, 2019), an intensive 3-day training program for High School Sophomores and Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.

The following information is from the Rotary District 5650:

This year we are particularly excited to include several new activities and opportunities for students to become engaged, including learning and interacting with young entrepreneurs across the region. We are also going to take time to talk to students about different scholarship opportunities available through Rotary. This really is a unique opportunity for your students skills that will serve them well in high school and beyond.
As mentioned previously RYLA enables participants to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communications skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. In addition, RYLA provides participants the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and business professionals. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.
To make the camp a success we seek students from diverse backgrounds throughout our district. Diversity in this context refers to any student who is interested in local and global issues and whose participation in this program would help expand their current experiences and perspectives. This is where you become important, as a counselor you have the relationship and rapport with students that is necessary in identifying the right participants. We seek your help to spread the word about this amazing opportunity and to encourage students you believe would benefit from this experience to apply.

For more information about the program please visit their website.

The online application opens November 4, 2018.

Freshmen Family Meeting

Families of students in the graduating class of 2022, if you were unable to attend the Freshmen Family Meeting the evening of October 23, we have included the information shared in the presentation below.

Please also note that 9th grade students have an activity posted in their Class of 2022 Google Classroom that will help them prepare for small group meetings with counselors, beginning next week. If your child has not yet completed this activity, please encourage him/her to log in to Google Classroom and take a look together!

CLICK HERE to download the presentation as a PDF.

Lincoln Area College Fair is September 16

Students and families can visit with representatives from colleges across the state, region, and nation during the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Admission is free.

The College Fair, sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation and the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, will also feature financial aid presentations.

Follow these tips to make the most of your College Fair visit:

  • Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your phone, and take it to the college fair so that college reps can scan it.
  • Determine which colleges you want to visit (a list is available in the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org).
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask college representatives. Ask about deadlines for admission, scholarship and financial aid applications.
  • Attend a financial aid program to learn about types of aid and how to apply.

SCC Discovery Days – Fall 2018

SCC has released the dates for their fall 2018 Discovery Days. This experience gives students, parents, teachers, and counselors the opportunity to tour an SCC campus and discover the numerous opportunities available. Participants will learn about each program on the campus they visit, have the opportunity to speak individually with instructors and staff, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at SCC. Each event day runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (lunch is included).

Lincoln Campus – Friday, October 26th, and Friday, November 16th
Beatrice Campus – Friday, October 12th, and Friday, November 9th
Milford Campus – Friday, November 2nd, and Friday, November 30th

CLICK HERE to register for a Discover Day!