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    Week of October 15th


    CAW This week, October 15-19, Seniors can apply to certain colleges for free through CFNC  Students can log into CFNC and apply throught their applciation hub.  Students should request their transcript needs through their Naviance account. 

    For a list of colleges and universities that are offering free applications based on fee waiver eligibility, click free application


    Spring SPCC classes- Students who are taking SPCC classes currently will be meeting with Jeff Jost on Monday, October 15th to determine spring SPCC classes, if needed. If you were unable to meet with SPCC on this day, see Ms. Rape ASAP. 

    Students who are new to the Career and College Promise Program through SPCC will register for spring classes on October 25th.  


    ****Changes to Spring SPCC classes:  If a student drops a SPCC class, the grade will be a "WF" (withdrawal fail) on the transcript until the student provides documentation from SPCC that reflects otherwise. Students who withdrawal after the 5-day drop period will be required to pay for the text. 


    Who sends the ACT or SAT score to college? Students do!  Parkwood High is not allowed to send your score to any college, as they are not considered official.  Students should log into their college board account to send SAT scores (collegeboard.org) and/or actstudent.org to send ACT scores. 


    A college rep from the following colleges will be on PWHS campus to meet with Juniors or Seniors :

    • *ECU- October 25 at 11:30
    • SCAD- October 30 during all lunches 11:30-1:30
    • Campbell- November 6 during all lunches 11:30-1:30
    • *Davidson College- November 6 at 9:00

    *To attend the ECU or Davidson session, you must sign up in guidance. 

    Students are required to make-up any missed work! 


    HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR FAFSA?  Questions, come by guidance!


    Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced their 5th year of the LR Teaching Scholars program.  Fall 2019 applicants are now being accepted for consideration.  Seniors should apply by January 10, 2019.  Applications can be found at edu.lr.edu/teachingscholars.  To learn more about the program, attend the prospective scholars event on October 20th. 


    Union Power Cooperative Opportunities

    The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour- for details, visit union-power.com/youthtour, applications due December 1st.  

    College Scholarships- awards 10- $1,000 scholarships, must be a son/daughter of UPC member,  applications due March 22nd, visit union-power.com/collegescholarships.


    CLEMSON Youth Learning Institute- C-CATS Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students- a program designed specifically for high-achieving 9th and 10th grade students.  Students are expected to be ranked int he top 10% of their class and have excellent academic records.  For a nomination, please see Ms. Rape by December 10th.  






    Week of October 1st

    A college rep from the following colleges will be on PWHS campus to meet with Juniors or Seniors :

    • ECU- October 25 at 11:30
    • SCAD- October 30 during all lunches 11:30-1:30

    To attend the ECU session, you must sign up in guidance.  Students are required to make-up any missed work! 


    Union County College Fair will be held for all high school students on October 17th from 2-4pm at Wingate University (McGee Center) 


    Seniors completed their FSA ID Monday and Tuesday with guidance! This is the first step to completing the FAFSA. Parents should also complete a FSA ID to access student FAFSA information.  Below you can find how to create a FSA ID.  


    FAFSA night was held on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:30 in the media center.  This was a working session to help students and parents complete the FAFSA.  Did you miss the meeting?  Below is a list of items to complete for the FAFSA:


    FAFSA Day To-Do

    1. You need the following items:
      1. Your 2017 tax filings
      2. Social Security Number
      3. FSA ID information
      4. Computer and internet access
    2. Create a FSA ID
      1. Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.  
      2. Create an FSA ID for yourself and 1 parent
      3. Keep a record of:
        1. Email addresses used (do not use school email)
        2. Answers to security questions
        3. Both FSA ID numbers (you and your parent)
    3. Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA
      1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
      2. You need info from your 2017 tax filings
      3. Stop and save your FAFSA application when you get to the parent information section. Have your parents complete and sign their section of the FAFSA application.
    4. Complete Residency Determination
      1. Go to https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/.
      2. Sign in to RDS by using your existing CFNC username and password
    5. FAFSA day is Saturday, October 27th from 9 am to 12 pm
      1. You can visit the following location for help filling out your FAFSA application:
        1. SPCC- closest location to Parkwood High
        2. To register at SPCC or view other locations, go to https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=227&c=2949.  


    PSAT will be given to all 10th grade students on October 10th for free.  Juniors who choose to take the PSAT for National Merit Qualifying need to see Ms. Rape for possible fee.  Students should bring their own calculator (scientific or graphing allowed) for the test.  There is no make-up date for the PSAT. 


    PreACT will be given to all 10th grade students on October 15th for free. Other grade levels cannot opt in to this test.  


    Students who are currently taking SPCC classes will register for spring classes on October 15th.  Students who are new to SPCC and have completed registration with Ms. Rape will register for spring classes on October 25th.  





    Week of September 10th

    Current 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in SPCC classes for the spring semester and HAVE NOT completed the application process with Ms. Rape previously should see their counselor by September 28th.   Students who are currently enrolled in SPCC classes or have previously completed the application process will be called the week of October 8th to determine spring classes.  


    College 101 for parents and seniors will be held September 25th at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Information about how to apply to colleges, Naviance implementation and financial aid information. 


    FAFSA night will be held October 2nd at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.  Bring your tax information from 2016 and know your social security number for parent and student.  This informatio is required to apply for ALL financial aid opportunities.  There will financial aid officers available to help parents and students complete the FAFSA on this night! 


    Morehead-Cain Scholarship from UNC-CHapel Hill.  This scholarship is highly competitive and students must complete a nomination form that can be found in guidance. Nomination packets must be completed and returned to Ms. Rape no later than September 14th at 3:00PM.  


    Naviance Updates

    • Students will be updating and completing Naviance tasks on Wednesday, 9/11/18.  
    • Transcripts are only sent through Naviance.  Students must add colleges in Naviance to send a transcript.  There is no other way to send a transcript. 
    • Students can sign into their Naviance account through their Rapid Identity. 
    • Teacher recommendations can only be requested through Naviance.
    • Scholarships are listed in Naviance now!
    • Students who are applying to colleges that require an application through Common App must match their Common App account to Naviance.  This process can be found under the "Colleges I'm Applying to" page in Naviance.  
    • If students select colleges in Naviance that require a Common App application, a transcript cannot be sent through Naviance until it is listed in Common App.  
    • Questions about Naviance?  Contact Mrs. Bristow in guidance! 

    Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago will hold an informational session in Charlotte on October 2nd.  To reserve a seat, go to exploringeducationalexcellence.org .  

    Quest Bridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students to full four-year scholarship at the nation's best colleges.  Students should be an outstanding Senior who is academically strong and exhibits a strong personal character.  These students typically rank in the top 5-10% of their class and earn A's in the most challenging courses available.  Students must come from householdfs earning less than $65,000 annually.  For more information, go to questbridge.org.  Deadline is September 27, 2018.  


    Service Academy Day will be held on September 22, 2018 for attendees to meet with representatives from each service academy (U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy).  This event will be held at Wake Tech's Southern (Main) Campus in Raleigh.  For more information, call 919-856-4630.  This event is hosted by the United States Senate, Thom Tillis.  


    Campbell University has announced a new track for students: Studio Art with Teacher Licensure. If you are interested in teaching art this is a great opportunity for you! 


    Union Baptist Association has announced the Donna Pittman Christmas Toy Store for families in need.  A completed referral is required by Octobver 19th.  To obtain a referrla, contact Mr. Thompson in guidance.  

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards- Students who have volunteered over the past year to apply for 2019 award at spirit.prudential.com.  Application deadline is November 6, 2018.  


    DAR Good Citizens Awards and Scholarship Contest- This program is recognizes and awards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.  An essay is required and can be obtained from Ms. Rape.  Deadline is October 2nd for essay.  


    NCSSM will be at Marvin High School for an informational meeting on September 18th.  If you are interested in learning more about the NC School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) an admissions rep will be at Marvin Ridge on September 18th to share information about their residential, online, and Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics programs. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:00PM in the Media Center.