NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) TUTORING
NHS Tutoring has begun after school in the Knowledge Lab. Three NHS students will be available for tutoring after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students can either sign up ahead of time with Ms. Fenske (Rm 219) or just show up.
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Mrs. Torres, Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs
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Mrs. Ragno, Administrative Assistant
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HONORS CONVOCATION: Our annual Honors Convocation will be held on Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. Students will receive their invitations during homeroom on Monday, March 19.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTING: All students who are currently enrolled in an AP class, both online and in-person, are required to take the AP exam in May. There is a $94 fee for each test that will be billed to your tuition account. Information for fee reductions will be distributed soon. Details about pricing, test dates, and test rules can be found by clicking here. That link will take you to the AP Bulletin on College Board’s website.
Please encourage your student to start preparing for the exam. All exams are held at school in May. He/she can go to collegeboard.org to find practice tests for all courses. Feel free to reach out with questions to Mrs. Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COURSE SELECTION 2018-19
It’s that time of year when we start to plan for next school year. Students will choose their courses for the next school year beginning this week and continuing into next. Last week we visited Theology classrooms to show students how to prepare themselves with our Course Selection Worksheet. Beginning on Thursday, March 22, Juniors will choose their classes during Theology. Sophomores will choose on Friday and Freshmen will choose on Monday during Theology class. We will then print out their selections and send the paper home to be signed by you. Please help your student to prepare for course selection. Thank you!
THIRD QUARTER COUNTDOWN
The third quarter officially ends on April 6. There are approximately two and half instructional weeks left. Please check in PowerSchool (use the official website, not the App because the App is currently experiencing technical difficulties) to check in on your student’s progress. Does your student have any missing assignments? Does he/she need extra help? We offer NHS tutoring and students are always welcome to ask their teacher for extra help before/after school or at lunch.
OFFICE OF CAMPUS MINISTRY
Fr. Dalton, Director of Campus Ministry
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Sunday, March 18 is the Fifth Sunday of Lent.
Student Lenten Penance Services will be held during Theology classes on Tuesday, March 20.
Lenten Fast and Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman (Latin) Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
OFFICE OF COLLEGE GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
Mrs. Hilk, Director of College Guidance & Counseling
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SAT Sign-Up Days: On Wednesday, March 21 and Monday, March 26, our college advisor, Ms. Erin, will be available during lunches to assist students with registering for the May 5 SAT at NG.
- What to bring:
- Credit card (or picture of credit card)
- Photo for admission ticket (must be an appropriate photo of the student’s face with a blank background)
Seniors College Acceptances: Please have seniors bring in a copy of all college acceptances and scholarship award letters into guidance. (We can make a copy if needed)
Senior Mid-year Grades to Colleges: mid-year grades are now available to be sent to college that have requested students send their first semester grades from this year. Email Mrs. Hilk with the following information if you need these grades sent:
- Name of the college
- If the application was sent on the common app or on the college’s website
- Any other information that may need to be sent; examples – extra letters of recommendation, resume, etc.
Financial Aid for College: All seniors planning on attending college must fill out the FAFSA online as soon as possible. This is the federal financial aid form that qualifies students for government grants and loans. Please see below for directions. Be sure to know the financial aid deadlines for colleges the student has applied to.
1. First step: create an FAS ID
– Website: Federal Student Aid
– Must create 2 accounts: one for student, one for parent
– Use this information when you fill out the FAFSA
2. Log in and fill out/submit FAFSA (click here).
– Be aware of copycat website. Never pay to submit the FAFSA; it is free.
– Understand the changes that have been made to the FAFSA, including the tax year information needed, and the early start date of October (click here).
3. Make sure you also submit PHEAA application
– After you submit your FAFSA, you will be prompted to fill out the PHEAA application
– After submitting, it will ask you to print and mail the signed page
4. If a college asks you to fill out the CSS profile as well, be sure to complete it: College Board
- Add the colleges they are applying to their Naviance account
- Send SAT scores to the colleges on their list (that require them) through their college-board accounts.
- Fill out a paper transcript request form for each college they apply to, and pay $3 transcript fee.
- Start working on online applications either on the college’s website, or on Common App.
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture
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The school uniform policy: 2017-2018 Uniform Policy
Winter Uniforms are mandatory.
This means that school polos are NOT acceptable to wear to school.
In its place students will wear….
Girls: white button down dress shirt, tucked-in, only one button undone at the collar, school sweater
Boys: white button down dress shirt, tucked-in, school tie, school sweater
Correct color per grade NG lanyard and ID will be worn.
Room 213, Mr. Szydlik, Athletic Director
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Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams for advancing to the State Semifinals!!
Girls play Monday, March 19 vs. Dunmore at Freedom HS in Bethlehem, PA, 6:00 p.m..
Boys play Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Trinity HS at Garden Spot HS in New Holland, PA, 7:00 p.m.
Good luck to our Spring Sports teams!!
Baseball, Softball, and Boys & Girls Outdoor Track & Field
Congratulations PA Indoor Track Coach of the Year, Lincoln Townsend!
400m Sydni Townsend
4x200m & 4x400m Relays – Eliza Brooks, Mykala Perry, Daisa Wilson, Sydni Townsend
400m Mykala Perry
4x800m Relay – Kami Hickson, Sherisse Peterson, Kimberly Johnson, Daisa Wilson