Please refer to this site frequently for updates on volunteer opportunities, scholarships, campus tours and college testing and other important information.
Seniors who compete at the state UIL meet (including One Act Play) can apply for the TILF Scholarship. http://www.tilfoundation.org
Click here for the application.
Click here for the information on the new information I learned at the UT & A&M Counselor's Update!
In order to fill out the FAFSA, you will need the following items:
- Your FSA ID Number - apply on-line
- Your Parent's FSA ID Number
- Driver’s License #
- Social Security #
- Tax information or tax return that was filed last April
- Record of untaxed income such as social security or welfare benefits
- Information on savings, investments, farm & business assets
If you are going to major in an ag related field, fill out the Capital Farm Credit Scholarship application. It's on my website under "local scholarships."
Puncher College Week!
Look for all kinds of activities this week which promote post-secondary education!
Puncher College Week Kick-off Video
Daily College Quiz Show
College Research Projects
PSAT Score Meetings for the Junior Class
College Promo Video Contest in Mrs. Powell's Class
Presentation by Sgt. Brittain of the US Army National Guard on Thursday at 2:30 in the HS Auditorium
Puncher College Week Pep Rally on Friday at at 10:00 in the High School Auditorium
Students: Be careful with your iPads. If you remove your screen cover, you will pay a penalty.
Stay organized. The spring semester is jam packed with extra-curricular activities. Please pay attention to your schedule. Use the calendar app on your iPad. If you double book yourself and sign up for a UIL event and then back out, you will be charged for the entry fee.
~UIL ACADEMICS - The sign ups have begun. Please see the teacher in charge of the event in which you would like to participate.
Math - Mrs. Cope
Computer Applications - Mrs. Gamel
Current Events - Mr. Hoerster
Science- Mrs. Hatfield
One Act Play - Mrs. Maenius
Journalism/Literary Criticism - Mrs. Underwood
Number Sense - Mrs. Ruffin
Social Studies/Prose - Mr. McFarland
Ready Writing/Poetry/Spelling - Mrs. Guice
LD/CX Debate - Mrs. Gillespie & Mr. McFarland
Persuasive/Informative Speaking - Mr. Halamicek
Students must participate in 2 meets to meet the requirements. There may be an option of participating in an online meet.
Remember: You must participate in UIL ACADEMICS to take part in NHS.
The scholarships at Howard Payne University are amazing! You can be awarded $52,000 if you meet the automatic admission requirements. This means, if you have a "B" average and scored at least 19 on the ACT and 910 on the SAT, you can be automatically admitted, and you will get the scholarship! That's an amazing opportunity! there are many more scholarships available to students who score higher and have a higher class rank (top 10% and top 20%.)
This is the link to the Howard Payne application. Click the "forgot password/register" button. Their application is much easier and much faster than applytexas. Let me know if you are going to apply, and I'll send your transcript.
"Make the U" Scholarship Program for Hispanic Students! - Win $2500 to $15,000 for your education by writing 3 short essays. http://www.colgate.com/HazLaU
The rankings are out! Us News & World Report is out with it's list of Best Colleges. Is your college on the list?
Volunteers are needed!
Click on the volunteering link on the left for information about current volunteer opportunities.
If you are going to apply for an ROTC scholarship, we need to visit. The deadline is in November.
If you are interested in applying to a service academy (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy) see me immediately!
Confused about College? Click Here!
This website provides a wealth of information for anyone who wants to attend college. Start with this excellent resource, which provides information on everything from college testing to financial aid to scholarships to careers to colleges in Texas.
SAT Math Prep
The Khan Academy is an awesome website with easy to understand videos for everything you are learning in your math and science classes. they also have videos teaching test prep strategies for the SAT test. Check it out here.
Scholarships! Show me the money!
Click here for a link to a site that has hundreds of scholarship applications. Remember how I was tellling you that there are many scholarships that are never awarded because no one applies? So, APPLY!
Northwest Lineman Training Center
This is a training program in Denton, Texas for students who want to become electrical linemen.
The clock is ticking on applytexas!
Many colleges have a December 1st deadline for scholarship applications. This means you must have submitted your entire application, including essays, to be eligible for institutional scholarships. Other colleges have December 15, January 15th and February 15th deadlines. See the college website or applytexas for more details about your college.
The University of Chicago is recruiting students through its Small Schools Talent Search. They will waive the $75 application fee for students from Mason High School who apply. Use the Common Application at the link below. Click on "Fee Waiver Request" and then select "other." No other documentation is required.
I'm receiving requests for volunteer help from various community and school organizations on a weekly basis. Click on the "Volunteering" link to the left for details on specific times, events and contact people.
There are several new programs and opportunities available to students. Click on the link for more information.
There are many students organizations to join. If you don't see one you like, start your own!
Start a chain reaction of kindness!
Click on the Rachel's Challenge link on the left for news!
Click on the state and national scholarships link for important information about scholarships you should apply for NOW!