Welcome back, Hawks! The counseling department will be putting together a newsletter every month with information we believe is important for you to know. As a reminder, you can find our contact information here.
Happy fall! We hope that your school year has gotten off to a great start. As we transition into the second quarter, the guidance counselors want to make sure that students are settling into productive habits that will make them successful in the first semester and beyond. For November’s issue, we have included homework and study habits. If at any time you have questions or need some extra support, please reach out to your counselor.
Developing Good Homework & Study Habits:
- Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Students need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes focus.
- Establish a rule that the TV and other electronic devices stay off during homework time. Consider silencing notifications on cell phones.
- If your child is struggling with a particular subject, speak with your child’s teacher for recommendations on how you or another person can help at home or after school.
- Some students need extra help organizing their homework. Checklists, timers, and parental supervision can help overcome homework problems.
For more tips and information, please see this article on healthy homework habits.
AP exam registration is currently open! If your student is currently enrolled in an AP class, and wishes to take the corresponding AP exam in May, please register here. The exam registration is a 2-step process: (1) Register and pay for the exam through Total Registration. (2) Confirm exam registration through College Board. The regular exam registration window will close on November 7th. After November 7th, a $40.00 late registration fee will apply. Contact Mrs. Ekstrom with any questions.
National Apprenticeship Week Open House: Tuesday, November 15 • 3–7 p.m. Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant. At this free event, you’ll have the opportunity to find out everything you need to know about apprenticeship, learn how apprenticeship can help your organization find skilled workers, connect with experts who can help build your program, and enjoy Fab Lab and iMET Center tours and hands-on activities. Register at: gtc.edu/NAWopenhouse
Fall 2022 PowerUp College & Resource Fair Sat. Nov. 19, 8:30 am-1:00 pm UW Parkside Student Center. Juniors and Seniors are invited to come and connect with college reps, attend workshops on financial aid, college readiness and career trends among others. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event sponsored by The Mahone Foundation. Register at: https://forms.gle/eyc37Ppu4QNVhp1D9. See your counselor or email Ms. Morgan at email@example.com
Looking to volunteer? Here are some opportunities!
Brass Community School is looking for volunteers for Pumpkins After Dark on October 28 from 4-8 pm.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Setting up before the event beginsWorking the carnival games
- Helping with crafts
- Supervising and having fun
- Clean up after
Reach out to Joel M. Kaufmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateway Technical College Holiday Gifting Art & Craft Show is looking for volunteers for any amount of time between the hours of 6:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Vendor check-in
- Raffle sales
- Lunch order/delivery to vendors
- Assisting vendors unload and load
- Fair clean up
- The College Fair is Coming! Click on the following link to view the flyer. All permission slips can be obtained and turned in to the guidance office by 9/23. No late permission slips will be accepted.
- Need help filling out the FAFSA? Attend a free College Goal Wisconsin workshop. See flyer for more details.
- Early College Credit/Start College Now applications for the Spring are due September 30th. Please see your school counselor for more details.
- Indian Trail will be hosting Financial Aid Night Thursday, October 13th at 6PM. This event will help students and families navigate the financial aid process! If you (or your student) are planning to or thinking of attending college next fall, we’d highly encourage you to attend. Contact your student’s counselor for more information.
- PSAT TEST: OCTOBER 12th: Registration is now open for the PSAT Test being offered in the upper gym from 7:30-11:45 on Wednesday, October 12th. Any interested juniors may register in the guidance office (Room 1220). Your payment of $18 will reserve your spot. https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt Contact Mr. Preuss in 1220 if you have any questions.
- AP exam registration is currently open! If your student is currently enrolled in an AP class, and wishes to take the corresponding AP exam in May, please register here. The exam registration is a 2-step process: (1) Register and pay for the exam through Total Registration. (2) Confirm exam registration through College Board. The regular exam registration window will close on November 7th. After November 7th, a $40.00 late registration fee will apply. Contact Mrs. Ekstrom with any questions.