Bird and Amy
Bird has posted the High School Diploma List for 2014 on the
small bulletin board outside her office. Check the list for the
correct spelling of your legal name. This is the name that will
appear on your High School Diploma. It is your responsibility
to check the list and report any errors to Mrs. Bird.
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11
will be meeting with Mrs. Bird and Mrs. Cabell to make a
preliminary plan for their sophomore, junior and senior years.
Parents are invited to make an appointment by calling
304-369-3044 to review the 5 year plan. The counselors are also
available during Parent/Teacher Conferences that are scheduled
in the evening throughout the year.
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
“A Constitutional Speech Contest” is open to ALL students 9th
through 12th grades. Scholarship awards are
presented to the three finalists in the Final round of the
National contest as follows: 1st place: $18000; 2nd
place: $16000; 3rd place: $14000. For more
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304.343.7591.
Deadline: March 10.
Young Writers Workshop at Denison University is an 8-day
residential program in creative writing for current sophomores,
juniors and seniors. No matter how you start, in the end it’s
all about the writing. The fee (including room and board) for
the eight-day program is $1300. We accept approximately 36
energetic, talented students from a variety of backgrounds
across the United States. Generous financial support is
available for those who need it. If you have any questions,
please drop an email to Margot Singer, Director at
email@example.com. Program dates: June 15-22,
2014. Go online to apply today at reynolds.denison.edu.
Application Deadline: March 3, 2014.
ON LINE POSTER CONTEST—The
contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students
in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The top three winners
from the state in each grade group (k-5, 6-8, 9-12) will be
submitted to MS-ISAC National Poster Contest. For more
Deadline: February 11, 2014.
courses available to high school students. The Online College
Courses in the High School (OCCHS) Program allows high school
students to earn University credit totally online. The courses
are taught by experienced faculty and provide students the
opportunity to jump-start their college careers. High school
students receive a special discounted rate for an online
three-hour course. Course credit would also be transferable to
other universities. Marshall has developed a user friendly
website to guide students through registration and course
selection. There is a frequently asked question section and a
program to check computer compatibility. A technical help
hotline is also available to assist students. Please visit
their website at
IMPROVED 2014-2015 FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET
--provides a timely and
appropriate tool for the vast majority of students and families
who will be completing the FAFSA on the Web Application.
Complete this worksheet only if you plan to use FAFSA on the Web
to apply for student financial aid.
need the following information to complete this worksheet.
social security number and your parents’ social security
numbers if you are providing parent information
driver’s license number if you have one
alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
federal tax information or tax returns (including IRS W-2
information) for yourself and spouse if you are married, and
for your parents if you are providing parent information.
If you have not yet filed a 2013 income tax return, you can
still submit your FAFSA but you must provide income and tax
of untaxed income, such as Social Security Benefits, Welfare
Benefits, e.g., TANF, and Veterans Benefits, for yourself,
and your parents if you are providing parent information.
Information on savings, investments, and business and farm
assets for yourself, and your parents if you are providing
THE FAFSA Form.
Apply free for Federal and State
Student Grants, Work-Study, and Loans using this form. Apply
free over the internet at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. To sign your FAFSA electronically, you
(and your parent, if you are a dependent student) need a U.S.
Department of Education Pin. FAFSA will be processed faster if
you sign using a pin. If you do not have a pin number (s),
you need to apply for one at
www.pin.ed.gov before beginning FAFSA on the Web.
You will receive your pin within a few days (it is my suggestion
that students and parents do not wait until a day or two before
the deadline and start the process. Submitting your FAFSA late
may cost you scholarships and other financial aid), and then you
can electronically sign your FAFSA when you submit your
information. If you are providing parent information, one
parent must sign your FAFSA. To sign electronically, your
parent must also apply for a pin a
of seniors may get help filling out either the online version of
the FAFSA form or the paper version of the FAFSA form---FAFSA
on the Web is once again being offered at SWVCTC, MT Gay
Campus, in Logan County. This service is offered on the SWVCTC,
Boone Campus, by appointment. At this time, parents may ask
questions that they have in regard to filling out the
FAFSA form. Parents receive help in filing the FAFSA
online. Parents who want to file the FAFSA on paper
may do so by bringing the paper version with them. Bring
proof of your income for 2013 with you. Mary Trent is available
Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7AM-5:30PM. Parents may
call Ms. Trent at 304-896-7382 to make an appointment.
FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
2014: The 2013-14 FAFSA
application period begins.
2014: College Goal Sunday workshops will be held throughout the
state. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and
families to get FREE help in completing the FAFSA. Workshops
will be held statewide on February 9, 2014! Visit
www.cfwv.com for details and locations.
2014: Deadline to apply for:
PROMISE Scholarship Program;
Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program;
Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program; and last day for
students’ FAFSAs to be received in order to be considered for
the PROMISE Scholarship Program.
2014: Deadline for students’ FAFSA to be received in order to
be considered for the WVHEGP.
2014: Last date to take the SAT to establish eligibility for
the PROMISE Scholarship Program.
2014: Last date to take the ACT to establish eligibility for
the PROMISE Scholarship Program.
possible you should submit your FAFSA at least a few days in
advance of the deadline to make sure it reaches the state
financial aid office in time. Visit
www.cfwv.com for more information.
qualify, you must demonstrate: ambition and drive,
determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family
and community, ability to succeed in college. Go to
www.axa-achievement.com to learn more and download the
application. Deadline: December 15.
PANTHERS CHARLA HANDLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETIC
board with the Danville Panthers Midget Football League is proud
to present each year up to $1500 in Scholarship money.
the scholarship is found within the application. Deadline:
STATES JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Amount--$1000. The grants are awarded on the basis of
scholarship, a personal statement outlining the applicant’s
collegiate goals, demonstrated leadership ability, financial
need, and other criteria. More details/instructions are on the
application form. Go to
www.usjcisenate.org for the application. Deadline:
Must be postmarked by January 11.