Junior Class Announcements
Hello Class of 2023 Parents!
Here are a few quick notes and reminders:
- Attached is a copy of the handout we distributed at Curriculum Night. It has some great info about important dates and deadlines.
- We could still use the help of our parent volunteers. Please follow this link to learn more about ways you can support our Field Day efforts: Seaholm Class of 2023: Junior Class Field Day Volunteers - 2021 (signupgenius.com)
- If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to order a Field Day t-shirt through e-Funds (Deadline is tomorrow 9/21): https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/33
- Any students that want to participate in Field Day will need to have their class t-shirt.
- The entire junior class list of events can be found on the hand out shared at Curriculum Night.
Please reach out to Mr. Gonzales (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Class of 2023 Parent Reps
Seaholm National Honor Society Timeline For 2021-22
- Juniors and Seniors who have an UNWEIGHTED CUMMULATIVE GPA of 3.5 or higher and no academic misconducts in the preceding 12 months will receive an electronic invitation to apply to National Honor Society during the last week of October. Announcements will be made on the PA as well as on the video announcements that are played during 2nd hour to remind students to check their BPS Gmail accounts. Please check Power School for the unweighted cumulative GPA if you are unsure of their eligibility.
- Students who are eligible to apply will receive access to an electronic application which they will print out and return to Ms. Rochelle Rogers in her mailbox in the main office or her classroom A-207 on or before November 12, 2021. Please make $40 check payable to Seaholm High School. Please reach out to Ms. Rogers or Mrs. Hall if financial aid is needed.
- NHS Induction will take place in December. Please stay tuned for the date.
- Students who are interested in applying need to have a minimum of 10 hours of community service during their high school career. Many community service hours are available for the fall. Please reach out to Dr. Suzanne O’Leary to find community service opportunities. There are also online tutoring options if they choose not to be face to face for community service.
- We strongly encourage students to reach out to Ms. Rogers via email if they have questions about the NHS application process. She can be reached at RRogers@birmingham.k12.mi.us.
➤ New! College Admission Status Update 2.0 provided by National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
NACAC's College Admission Status Update 2.0 compiles information from institutions worldwide about changes to college admission and related policies due to the coronavirus crisis. A second round of questions was recently added to provide information regarding colleges' decisions Relax and enjoy the summer!
➤Choosing a College When You Can’t Visit Campus – provided by the American School Counselor Association ASCA. ASCA has launched a number of toolkits with tips and lessons to use in the virtual setting. Choosing a College When You Can't Visit Campus
➤COLLEGE READINESS WEEK – FOR WOMEN
The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization committed to the academic advancement and leadership development of young women from the Midwest. June 8-12 is College Readiness Week! We know that highly selective college admissions and financial aid processes can be daunting, but our expert presenters from CollegeLab, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Harvard, Wellesley, Yale, and Hamilton are here to help you navigate the steps and demystify common misconceptions. Click here to learn more and to register https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/virtual-events.html
➤ College Fairs
College Fairs Online is still hosting our nationwide virtual college for your students. Help your students research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now. Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don't miss it! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $200 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online now to http://www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the virtual college fair scheduled for the week of June 15th-20th. We will send reminder emails to the students when the fair starts. Please have your school share on their website and social media pages!
College Q&A for the Class of 2021
Please join us for a drop in College Q & A. No appointment necessary. The counselors will be addressing the information the college information below. This information was sent to students too via email and Remind messaging.
Time: Jun 3, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 6844 7055
Time: Jun 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 268 431 6015
There are some key things that are important.
- Students should read the AP Testing guide. That testing guide can be found here: https://apcollegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf?SFMC_cid=EM305178-&rid=47602164 The guide does a pretty good job of explaining how the test will run. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to your teacher.
- Online AP Classes and Review Sessionsprep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.https://click.e.collegeboard.org/?qs=227b093007d46d3646bc21c026fb2eacb73a0f957c2315bcfa25f906f0077d2296b58b6c18fe0a4c6382f6902ed25fa0208f0dbc768328aa
- 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist(.pdf/526 KB): Students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.
Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.
With over 4,000 post-secondary institutions, it is difficult to keep track of the changes in college admissions. For the most recent information, please visit the college/university’s admission page or go to NACAC’s site. NACAC’s College Admission Status Update is a central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Admission