Daily Announcements

Friday, December 15, 2017

Semester Exams are scheduled for Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th. There is no school Wednesday, December 20th through Tuesday, January 2nd. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3rd.

The Class of 2021 will be sponsoring a "Pack The Place" night at the Homecoming Basketball game against Start County. They will have Wings, Slaw, and Chips for $7.00 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The Homecoming Dance is at the OGRA Building from 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Students are reminded that once they leave the dance, they are not allowed to return.

The Art Club will have a holiday brunch and white elephant gift exchange before finals Tuesday the 19th at 8:00 a.m. Sign up to bring an item is on Mr. Bush's door.

There are Red Stocking Angels are on the windows of the office.  Please feel free to come in and pick one or two.  These are for children who would not have much of a Christmas without your generous donations!  The Angels tell the age of the children along with things they like or might want or need.  Write down the number of the angel you have taken along with your name on the legal pad on the office table. Please bring your gifts wrapped with the angel on them back to the office no later than December 15th.   

 

SILVER CORD OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Salvation Army bell ringers are need at the local businesses on Saturdays through December 16th, there is a sign up sheet on Mrs. Self’s door.
    • The Red Stocking is in need of help on Saturday, December 16, beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the morning.  We will be hauling items from the schools to the Legion and sorting canned goods.   Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m.  We will be hauling items from the churches to the Legion and sorting items. It is easier to haul everything in trucks if anyone has one available.  Please let Mrs. Self know if you will be able to help. 
    • On December 23, at St. Mary’s Center, helpers are needed to prepare Christmas dinner on Christmas Day for anyone who doesn’t have a place to go.  Preparation will start at 1:00 and shouldn’t take more than 2 hours.  Please sign up in the office. 
    • Also, on December 25, Christmas Day, help is needed serving the meal and cleaning up afterwards.  Meal included!  Please sign up in the office.  (Double silver cord hours are awarded for helping on a holiday!)Please sign up in office!

NOTES FROM MRS. SELF-GUIDENCE

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

 View previous scholarship winners here:

2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Winners

2015 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Winners

2014 Home Care Scholarship Winners

 

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB this year, please sign-up with Mrs. Self ASAP 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program provides high-quality, career exploration and planning materials AT NO COST to students and high schools 
across the country. The Program encourages students to explore a wide 
variety of careers, rather than limiting their exploration by telling them 
what they can or should do. 

The Main Components: Multiple Aptitude Test - covers eight areas including 
science, word knowledge, mathematics, electronics, mechanical comprehension 
and automotive abilities; Interest Inventory-FYI is a 90 item inventory 
based on John Holland's widely accepted theory of career choice; Career 
Exploration Tool - the OCCU-Find sorted 400+ occupations that match their 
own interest. 

The program provides students with the opportunity to explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals. 

The program also provides military recruiters with qualified leads. 

ASVAB program and the Military: 

  • Civilian education services specialists administer ASVAB Program 
  • Schools determine whether or not student information is released to the military 
  • Recruiters serve as test proctors only; they are expressly prohibited from recruiting actions during test administration 
  • Participants have no obligation to speak to a recruiter or pursue a military career 
  • 49% of participants intend on going to a 4-year college; 13.9% have an interest in military careers.

 

For younger students, financial planning should begin now by doing the best you can in school. Following are links to area schools who have visited HSHS this past year that offer scholarship money based on academic merit. This means getting a good GPA and/or a good ACT/SAT score can earn you scholarship money to attend the university of your choice. If a school you are looking to attend is not listed below simply search "[name of school] merit scholarships". 

For seniors who qualify for merit scholarships, it is important that you apply before the priority deadline for the school to be eligible for such money. 

http://admissions.illinoisstate.edu/freshman/cost/scholarships/

https://admissions.illinois.edu/Invest/scholarships-all

http://www.niu.edu/scholarships/merit-scholarships/index.shtml

https://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/merit.php

http://www.bradley.edu/offices/other/sfs/fa/sources/

http://www.eureka.edu/admissions/scholarships/

https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/default.aspx

http://www.mckendree.edu/offices/financial-aid/undergraduate/first-year/scholarships.php

https://blackburn.edu/prospective-students/financial-aid/scholarships/

http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/undergraduate_admissions/western_commitment/index.php

Contact Mrs. Self if you would like to further discuss your future plans!   

          

      

     

 

      

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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