Tuesday, October 17, 2017
FCCLA will meet during homeroom on Tuesday.
There will be a Girls Basketball Meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
Monmouth College will be visiting on Tuesday, October 17th in Room 00.
The FBLA Officers will meet during homeroom on Wednesday.
The Art Club will meet during homeroom on Thursday.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 19th (4:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.) and Friday, October 20th (9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Seniors, Jostens will be back on Wednesday, October 18th to pick up your orders during both lunch hours. Please make sure you turn your forms in at this time. Any seniors that were absent on Tuesday should pick up a packet in the office!
Here are some SILVER CORD OPPORTUNITIES listed below:
- There is a signup sheet in the office for help with HSGS Junior High Girls and Boys basketball game concessions, please come in and sign up, these are very easy silver cord hours.
The Concert Choir members going to the benefit concert in Lacon, Sunday do not have to be at the high school until 1:30 p.m. The Concert time is at 2:30 not 2:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church!
This is national Character Counts week, thank you to Character Counts for the “Footnotes” on the lockers! Try some random acts of kindness this week and see how good it feels!
Thank you to Tobias Hough, Erin Hufnagel, Casey Lowande and Mariano Yee who raked 10 bags of leaves and sat and talked to an elderly couple Friday after school, you made their day!
NOTES FROM MRS. SELF-GUIDENCE
Choosing the right college is a big decision and can seem like a daunting task. Take some of the stress out of your search and attend College Night, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the East Peoria Campus ICC CougarPlex.
College Night gives student a chance to talk to over 70 colleges all in one night. College representatives will be on-hand to visit with students and their parents about programs, the admission process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, as well as answer other questions students and parents may have.
Columbia College — Chicago
Columbia College — Missouri
Eastern Illinois University
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Hannibal LaGrange University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Iowa State University
Lake Forest College
Lincoln College — Lincoln
Loyola University — Chicago
Michigan Technological University
Morehead State University
Mount Mercy University
North Central College
Northern Illinois University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
San Diego State University
Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville
St. Ambrose University
St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing
St. John’s College of Nusing
Sweet Briar College
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Truman State University
University of Denver
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois — Springfield
University of Illinois — Urbana Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Missouri — Columbia
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Phoenix
University of Tampa
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Western Illinois University
Attending Armed Services
Illinois Army National Guard
Illinois State University Army ROTC
United States Army Recruiting Center
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy – West Point
For any seniors who would like to re-take the SAT exam for college admissions for the Fall 2018, the next testing date is Saturday, November 4, 2017. The deadline for registration is Thursday, October 5th. The cost is $46 without writing and $60 with writing. If you receive free/reduced lunch benefits, see Mrs. Self for a fee waiver code.
Register for the SAT exam at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
You will choose your location when you register. Let Mrs. Self know if you have any questions.
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:
For any seniors who would like to re-take the SAT exam for college admissions for the Fall 2018, the next testing date is Saturday,
If you are interested in taking the ASVAB this year, please sign-up with Mrs. Self ASAP
ASVAB program and the Military:
Discover Manufacturing Career Expo Field Trip is Thursday, October 26th
The North Central Regional Betterment Coalition and its partners, Carus Corporation, and NCI Works have planned the annual presentation of the North Central Illinois Discover Manufacturing Career Expo. This event will bring 400 area high school students to top notch area manufacturers to raise awareness of job and educational opportunities, gain an understanding of the training programs that are available around the area and see presentations from companies in the North Central Illinois region that are doing business around the world.
The Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau is hosting its Annual College Recruitment Day Open House on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students who are interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field are invited to attend. With one in four jobs in Illinois being related to agriculture, the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau feels an event of this type is very beneficial.Open House hours for Henry-Senachwine students will be from 12:30 -2:00 p.m.
Colleges who have committed to attend include:
Attend the 9th Annual Discover Manufacturing Career Expo October 12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This Career Expo encourages students to seek high-skilled, high-wage careers in all areas of the manufacturing industry. Students will rotate through work stations in the manufacturing facilities and see first-hand how high-tech this industry has become. Each company has hand-selected young and talented employees to spend the day with our visiting high school youths. They want to share their experiences and showcase how manufacturing today holds opportunities for advancement and success in a variety of careers.
After touring a local manufacturing facility, the students will travel to ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE, East Peoria for lunch, and a chance to see our ICC labs. Additional local manufacturing representatives and recent graduates will be available to talk with the high school students about the many different career paths and job opportunities available across the spectrum of manufacturing in Central Illinois.
Discover Opportunities in Agriculture at IVCC and Illinois Universities
On Wedensday, October 11th Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) will be hosting an Ag Open House from 5:30-8 p.m. in CTC 124-125.
5:30 p.m. - University Booths
6 p.m. - IVCC Ag Open House
7 p.m. - University Ag Overview
Contact Williard Mott at (815) 224-0413 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information
You don't want to miss this very informative presentation which will include basic information about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how financial aid works from federal, state, and private institutions. This year the FAFSA is live on October 1, 2017 (Sunday?) for students attending a post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2018.
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.
Contact Mrs. Self if you would like to further discuss your future plans!