The Counseling Office will be using the Remind app to send out information to all students this year. Remind is a very useful communication tool designed to help educators reach students and parents via text messages without either party having direct access to private cell phone numbers. All parents and students are encouraged to sign up. Students only need to sign up for their graduating class. Parents will need to sign up for the graduating class of each student they have attending MHS as different messages will be going out to each class.
Class of 2020: Text the message @ca42k2 to the number 81010.
Class of 2021: Text the message @6kade6 to the number 81010.
Class of 2022: Text the message @992h276 to the number 81010
Class of 2023: Text the message@e3b633 to the number 81010
All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th. Please make sure your student is at school to take this free practice exam for the SAT since there are no make-up exams given. Once the test starts no one will be allowed to enter a testing room; it is very important your student be at school and in class on time. Students need to take this test seriously as this test will give your student an idea of how they will score on the SAT, will determine if they need remediation in math or English, and is a qualifier for juniors for National Merit Scholarships. Students need to provide their own #2 pencils (not mechanical) and their own calculator. A scientific or graphing calculator they are familiar with is recommended. Also, please make sure they eat a nutritious breakfast that morning and get plenty of sleep the night before. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cullum at email@example.com or (812) 476-4973 Ext. 2231.
Financial Aid Night Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 from 6:30-8PM in the Media Center
Join us to learn more about the Financial Aid process at colleges and universities, how to find and apply for scholarships, and for assistance filling out your FAFSA!
We will be hosting Hilary Hillenbrand, Associate Director of Student Financial Services at the University of Evansville, who will give a presentation on the processes involved in financial aid and financial services at colleges and universities. Following her presentation, Mrs. Haire will be speaking on the scholarship search process. Finally, we will round out the evening with individual help filling out your FAFSA. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you would like to work on your FAFSA! We will have a limited number of desktop computers available.
College Go Week! September 23-27
This initiative started in 2009 by the Indiana Department of Education to create a college-going culture at all Indiana schools. During this week students at all levels will participate in activities that will help them think about what happens after they graduate Memorial.
Schedule of Events:
Faculty Bingo – Students will be given a bingo card during homeroom and asked to find the faculty member who went to a certain college or majored in a certain area. Students will be encouraged to talk to faculty members about their collegiate experiences. Bingo cards will be due to Mrs. Haire on Friday. Any student who achieves Bingo will win a prize!
University of Evansville Visit during Homeroom
Name that College Fight Song! – At the beginning of the day students will hear snippets of different college fight songs over the announcements speaker. Students will try to guess which school the song belongs to!
USI Visit during Homeroom
Community College Spot Light –
Ivy Tech Visit during Homeroom*
College Application Day! – Students will have the opportunity to apply for college during their homeroom block. Volunteers from PTO will be on hand in the Cafeteria to help them with this process. Many regional schools offer free applications during this period!
College Shirt Day! – Students will be permitted to wear a college t-shirt of their choice.
Trade/Technical School Spot Light – Students will be given an information about technical and trade schools, income for those professions, and job outlook.
Scholarship of the Week
Each week of the school year we will post a new Scholarship of the Week on Reitz Memorial Social Media, in the student announcements, and in the hallway leading to the Counseling Office. Scholarships will range in requirements. Check weekly for new scholarships! If you have any specific questions about your individual scholarship opportunities – come to the Counseling Office or contact Mrs. Haire.