• announce  

    ***Always scroll down to check all annoucements weekly, as they may not be posted multiple times.

     

     WELCOME BACK!!  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS AUGUST 26th! 

     

    Reminders and Announcements:

     

    BOB R. MCGUIRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP OR THE CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM:

    The 2020 NCCSC Scholarship and Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship application is now available.  The scholarship is available to all North Carolina residents who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College, or Technical School.  In addition, at least one parent must be a member of the NCCSC, or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support Services or Clerk of Court Services). 

    Seniors can pick up the application in Guidance and if you have any questions or concerns please contact Guidance.  Deadline for Application is April 15th, 2020. 

     

    2020 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship:

    The Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship has been awarded every spring since 1997. This scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be graduating in the Spring 2020. Senior do not have to be enrolled to a 2 or 4-year higher education institution in the fall of 2020. The Weddington Optimists are looking for indivuduals who will be enthusiastic and optimistic that the scholarship will help you meet your life goals as you embark on new life experiences. 

     

    Students must write a 2-page essay from the prompt that is located on the scholarship application. Essays should be double spaced, 1- inch margins and font size no larger than 12. Essays are due on March 2, 2020 to Guidance. 

     

    You can pick up applications in Guidance and if you have any questions or concerns please come to Guidance. 

     

    Champ Camp Leadership Council:

    Union County Public Schools is parterning with The Champ Camp to host the Champ Camp Leadership Council. Students 9-12th can apply to join Champ Camp Leadership Council. This program offers students the unique opportunity to be mentored by highly successful community and business leaders from both the local and national level. 

    1. Students will apply to be part of the 2020 Leadership Council and will be asked to commit to attending all
    five (5) sessions. Any student in grades 9-12 is welcome to apply.
    2. The events will all be held at CATA, with the exception of the May event. This is going to be a celebration
    event at a location to be determined.
    3. Students will be served dinner at each event, except for possibly the culminating event in May.
    4. Students will receive a certificate of participation during the May event.
    5. Speakers will be vetted by the Department of College Readiness as well as representatives from Champ
    Camp to be sure they are appropriate and engaging.

    The deadline to apply is December 20th, 2019 and students will be notified of their acceptance the week of January 6th. 

    Champ Camp Application

    If you have any questions please come to Guidance.

    Union County Christmas Parade:

    The 2019 Union County Christmas Parade is in its 66th year and will have a parade princess with a crowning ceremony, scholarship, and participation on parade day. Each Union County Public High School will be allowed to submit one senior candidate to represent their school in the parade. She should reflect leadership skills, academic excellence, and commitment to community service. 

    The parade princess will be crowned and awarded the Alex Kahle Memorial Scholarship on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm during the Holiday Open House as The Shops at Nottingham. There is a requirement of attending both the interview and crowning ceremony. The parade is set for Sunday, November 24th at 2:00 pm in downtown Monroe. 

    If you're interested in applying to be the representative for Parkwood High, please come to Guidance to pick up the application. Applications are due by October 16th. If you have any questions or concerns please come to Guidance!

     

     

    If a student needs a schedule change, please use the link below to request a change.  A counselor will contact student with change. https://forms.gle/todLYzJD7W7q8q4b7.  LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS TO REQUEST A SCHEDULE CHANGE IS AUGUST 30!

     

    Image result for transcript clipartNeed a transcript to be sent to a college? Seniors must request transcript through their Naviance account!  

    Freshman Orientation will be held Thursday, AUgust 22 from 9-11'ish.  Please report to the new gym. 

     

    Image result for scholarship clipartLookinig for scholarships?  ALL scholarships are listed in Naviance.  Be sure to check your Naviance account.  

     

    Image result for Morehead cain  clipartMOREHEAD-CAIN and PARK scholarship nominee packets can be found in guidance.  Completed packets are due to Ms. Rape no later than 3:00pm on Sept. 13th. Be sure to follow instructions on the packet.  Students should only commit to one scholarship compeition.  

     

    Image result for NC State Park scholarship clipartJOHN M. BELK scholarship nominee packet can be found in guidance.  Completed packets are due to Ms. Rape no latrer than 3:00pm on Sept. 13th.  

    The Donna Pittman Christmas Toy Store 2019 is  now accepting applications for families who are in need of Christmas assistance.  Contact your counselor for an application.  Referrals for assistance will be accepted until October 18th.

    Chameleon's Journey: Overnight grief camp for children and teens ages 7-17.  The camp will be held October 12-13, 2019.  To register, go to hpccr.org and click Chamelon's Journey.    

    Christian College Fair: September 23rd at Charlotte Christian School from 6-8PM.  For more information, go to ChristianCollegeFairs.com.  

     

    Image result for career and college night clipartParkwood High College and Career Fair: For Juniors and Seniors!  Will be held on PWHS campus on September 13th during the school day. 

    Be sure to check Naviance for college vists!  Students must sign up to attend through their Naviance account.  Students can find details on their home page under "What's New" section. 

     

    Image result for college visit clipart

    Coming to Parkwood soon:  NC State, Queens, Davidson, Wofford, UNCC, Johnson & Wales, Gardner-Webb, USC-Lancaster, Alabama....check Naviance often to see an updated list and to RSVP! 

     

    Image result for career and college promise clipartSPCC Registration for Spring 2020 classes will begin in October.  Students should check announcements and website for details!  New 11th and 12th grade students to the Career and College Promise program need to sign up in guidance by September 9th.  There is a clipboard in guidance!

     

    Image result for college 101  clipartCollege Night with FAFSA Night for Parents and Seniors- September 17th at 6:00 PM. This session is specifically for Seniors to learn about college applications, Naviance, FAFSA (financial aid), and other questions about college! Be sure to plan to join us for this informative night!

     

    The Junior Ambassador program is designed to give a select group of high school juniors and seniors a look inside the world of the performing arts industry. In this program, students have the opportunity to usher for many performances at BPA, including touring Broadway shows, symphonies, local theater companies, and so many other great performances. Students will also attend seminars to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at a performing arts center. Other seminars include career planning and resume help. Our biggest hope for this program is that students gain a greater appreciation for the performing arts!

    The application for the 2019-2020 Junior Ambassador program is now available! Applications can be found in guidance or online if you click here.  The deadline to apply is September 16th.

    BROWN UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, CORNELL, RICE, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO will hold an informational session in Charlotte on August 28th.  To learn more and to RSVP go to exploringeducationalexcellence.org.  

     

    Image result for daughters of the american revolution clipartDAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest: Open to Seniors who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism int he homes, schools and coonities.  To apply, see guidance! Due: October 21st.  

     

    Image result for dale earnhardt foundation

    Legend Leadership Award (Dale Earnhardt Foundation): Do you have a new and creative idea that will make a postive impact on society?  Submit your ideas and solutions through an application at www.daleearnhardtinc.com for a chance to be selected as the next Legend Leadership Award Winner! Deadline is December 31, 2019. 

     

    Image result for college admissions  clipart

    NC PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS- Admissions and scholarship information.   This information can also be found on Naviance! 

     

    Image result for september clipart

     

    Union Power Cooperative     Each year in June, Union Power Cooperative offers three high school juniors the opportunity to attend an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the North Carolina Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

     

    The program brings over 1,800 students from across America together to learn about our nation’s capital and history, visit national monuments, meet legislators and much, much more.  Over 45 students from North Carolina attended this past summer. 

     

     The North Carolina Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C

    • Students must be a junior in the current school year
    • Tour dates are June 20 – 26, 2020
    • Application Deadline is December 31, 2019
    • Visit union-power.com/youthtour for information and application
    • For more information about Youth Tour, visit coop
    • North CarolinaElectric Cooperative Youth Tour is on Facebook and Twitter 

    If you have any questions regarding the North Carolina Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, please call me at 704-220-0703 or send me an email at luanne.sherron@union-power.com.  Applications can be found in guidance.  

     

    Image result for collegeboard PSAT clip artPSAT- OCTOBER 16

    PSAT will be given to all 10th grade students on October 16th.  Students should bring their calculators for the test.  If any 11th grade student wants to take the PSAT for the National Merit Competition must see Ms. Rape by September 10th.  11th grade students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on the PSAT in 10th grade, or meets free and reduced lunch requirements, or never took the PSAT in 10th grade, can take the PSAT on October 16th for free.  All other students electing to take the PSAT must pay the $16 fee to reserve a test.  This fee must be paid by September 10th to Mrs. Boyer in the office.  There will not be a make-up date. 

     Khan Academy practice site: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

     

    Image result for suicide prevention clipart

    Where to go for help:

    Call: 9-1-1 in an emergency

    Text: "TALK" to 741741

    Chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Ask: Your parent/guardian to call Cardinal Innovations Access (1-800-939-5911) if you want to recewive mental health services outside of school

    Ask: To speak with your school counselor, school social worker, school nurse, school psychologist, or mental health therapist. 

     

    the  The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. We are the only program that completely combines the extraordinary resources of two world class universities, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. Our comprehensive program provides 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings on both campuses as well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.

    Application deadline is November 15, 2019 for all materials and is independent of the admissions deadlines for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Students may apply for the Robertson regardless of whether they apply Early Action or Regular Decision at UNC-Chapel Hill and Early Decision or Regular Decision at Duke University.

     

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Students in 5-12 grades are eligible, must be engaged in a voluntary activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018, complete an application and submit to Mrs. Alley by November 5, 2019.  More information and application can be found at spirit.prudential.com by November 5, 2019.  

     

     ncac

    PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS FAIR will be held in Charlotte at the Expo on October 29th from 7-9 p.m.  Register to attend at gotomypvafair.com.  This is event is FREE!!  Search PVA universities and their programs, connect with colleges in person and ind your college fit! 

     

    HBCU The Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, September 21, at the Holiday Gymnasium at Broughton High School, 723 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. An informal “meet and greet” session with light continental breakfast will be held at 8:30 AM.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Stephanie Davenport, at 919-210-7606 or Stepd65@gmail.com or Linda Simmons-Henry, at 919-889-8212 or lshenry25@gmail.com

      

    count NC Countdown to College is an annual event to support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications during the month of October. Parkwood High will working with Seniors during the week of October 21st.  What can you do now?  Click below for more information at https://nccountdowntocollege.org/. A list of colleges and universities that will waive their application fees can be found HERE. Students will be able to work a counselor on college applications during their lunch during October 21-25 in the media center. No reservation required.  

     

      mae  2019 Bridging the Dream Scholarship

    Sallie Mae is seeking nominations for $25,000 scholarships for high school juniors and seniors who work hard, make a
    difference in their community, and who may come up short when it comes to paying for college. Deadline to apply is September 26, but only the first 1000 eligible nominations will be considered. Visit salliemae.com/BridgingtheDream for more information.

     

    Interesting links for financial aid and college admission:

    4 WAYS TO GET FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE

    WAYS TO APPLY TO COLLEGE

     BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA

     

     

     

     

    leaves

    HG The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to current Juniors only, with exceptions made for current sophomores in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.  Selected families are required to pay $500 for the program, if selected.   INFORMATIONAL SESSION will be held on October 2 at 6p.m. at E.E. Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte.  

    Governor's School electronic application can be found HERE.  Once completed, print off the application and return to Ms. Rape by 3:00 pm on October 7th.  The completed application includes two recommendations that must be completed and printed off HERE.  The entire packet must be printed off and given to Ms. Rape for consideration.  

    Governor's School Information can be found HERE

     

     

    khan SAT Test prep can be found by clicking the Khan academy icon to the left.  This is a free test prep service! 

     

     

     

     fair

     

    Image result for collegeboard PSAT clip artPSAT- OCTOBER 16

    PSAT will be given to all 10th grade students on October 16th.  Students should bring their calculators for the test.  If any 11th grade student wants to take the PSAT for the National Merit Competition must see Ms. Rape by September 10th.  11th grade students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on the PSAT in 10th grade, or meets free and reduced lunch requirements, or never took the PSAT in 10th grade, can take the PSAT on October 16th for free.  All other students electing to take the PSAT must pay the $16 fee to reserve a test.  This fee must be paid by September 10th to Mrs. Boyer in the office.  There will not be a make-up date. 

     Khan Academy practice site: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

     

    FAFSA  FAFSA Help?  Seniors, join PWHS counselors on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00PM for help completing your FAFSA for next school year.  Be sure to bring your 2018 tax returns and parent/student social security numbers.  These are required to complete the FAFSA.  FAFSA is used for financial aid opportunities, including loans, grants and some scholarships.  For more information about FAFSA, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.  

    Pre  The Pre-ACT will be given to all 10th grade students on October 30th for free.  This is a great tool for students to prepare for the ACT.  Students should bring thier calculators for test day.  

     

    toe

     

     key  Seniors who are required to test for Workkeys received a letter at home regarding this CTE concentrator test.  The test will be given on December 5th. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Rape in guidance. 

     

    people The STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION has announced their 2019-2020 scholarship for NC Seniors.  The application packet can be found in guidance.  The completed application must be turned in to Mrs. Rape no later than 3:30 PM on February 14, 2020.  Two PWHS Seniors will be recommended for consideration at district level.  One PWHS student will be selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship.  Full details can be found in the packet.