JAMES MONROE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NEWSLETTER
April 2010 MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
James Monroe High School Senior Honors Evening
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
JUNE 18, 2010
News from the James Monroe Counseling Center
The flow of college applications and requests for transcripts has begun to slow and the college acceptance board is filling up. Many students are transitioning from application deadline panic and promises (“Mrs. Ripley, I just realized that the deadline was today!”) to making the ultimate college choices. Some students are just starting to awaken to the realization that their time at James Monroe is nearing an end and decisions about the next step need to be considered. After high school graduation students will take many different paths. There are various options from which to choose. Here are just few of the choices.
A full-time job will help you gain experience, learn about an occupation, and earn money that could be
spent on college. Finding a job that will help you acquire job skills is important. In addition, you may
also be able to get tuition reimbursement for college study or specialized training.
There are many different military divisions. Most of them offer career training and the ability to save
money for college or other things. Enlisting means that you agree to serve a specific number of years.
Discuss job training and responsibilities before you
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Local community colleges are an economical way to begin your college career. They are good choices
if you do not know what career you are interested in.
Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom training and usually last two to six years.
The pay for apprenticeships is usually approximately half of the amount of fully trained workers.
Many students attend a four-year college to pursue a bachelors degree. You can choose between a public
or private university. Public colleges usually offer lower tuitions rates to in-state students.
Private vocational schools offer various types of training in many occupations. Its a good idea to inquire as to where recent graduates are now employed.
If you are interested in taking a year “off” after high school or are unsure of a career path, this could help you try various activities. You may volunteer, travel, or pursue a temporary job. Make sure to use this
time wisely to learn more about yourself and improve your skills.
Adapted from: Choices for High School Graduates, (May-June 2003). College Spotlight . Vol. 7, No. 6.
Every Wednesday from
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
3501 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Call for more information:
Oscar Colon, Admission Counselor
Earn While You Learn!!!
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The total cost for each AP exam is $86.00, and the balance must be paid to Mrs. Miller by April 23rd. (Separate checks must be made for deposits, but the balance can be paid with one check regardless of how many AP exams the student is taking.)
JM High School Code is
470-885. You must enter this code for JMHS to have access to this information for college applications and NCAA registration. Dont forget to add the code when you register! SAT TESTING SCHEDULE*
We are a test site for the SAT only.
Test Dates Tests Registration Deadline
|June 5, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||April 29, 2010|
ACT TESTING SCHEDULE
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|April 10, 2010||March 5, 2010||March 6 19, 2010|
|June 12, 2010||May 7, 2010||May 8 21, 2010|
|ALANA GOLDBERG||EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY|
|ALEX TYSON||HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, OLD DOMINION UNIVERSTIY, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL|
|AMELIA DAY||GOUCHER COLLEGE, ROANOKE, EMORY & HENRY|
|ANZJOLE CALLAHAN||SPELMAN COLLEGE, VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTH CAROLINA, A & T|
|BRANDON BARR||WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA TECH|
|BRITTANI MCFADDEN||CHOWAN UNIVERSITY|
|BRITTANY TYLER||MARYLAND DEVRY UNIVERSITY, HCC|
|CAMERON BROWN||BOSTON COLLEGE, UVA, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WAKE FOREST, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND|
|CARL BAILEY||OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKLEY, VA TECH|
|CHELSEA MORRIS||JMU, SWEETBRIAR|
|DANIEL CROOK||WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY|
|DAVID ARISPE||NORTH TEXAS UNIVERSITY|
|DYLAN VASEY||COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY|
|ELIZABETH LIMERICK||EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY, MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE|
|GAITHER THOMPSON||MEREDITH COLLEGE|
|IAN WEBSTER||ROANOKE COLLEGE|
|JACQUELINE KING||NYU, TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS|
|JAMAAL HINES||ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA WESLEYAN|
|JOSEPH HENDERSON||UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON, HAMPDEN SYDNEY, LONGWOOD, LIBERTY|
|KAT GORMLEY||MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE, LYNCHBURG|
|KYLE YOUNG||EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, LYNCHBURG COLLEGE|
|LARKIN WILLIS||UVA, GOUCHER, KENYON, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY|
|LIZZIE DULIN||EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY|
|MADDY BREEDEN||UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY|
|MATTHEW BAILEY||OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE|
|MEGAN WADE||HOOD COLLEGE|
|MICHAEL CRONIN||GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, VA TECH, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY|
|MONIFA LOWE||JOHNSON-WALE UNIVERSITY|
|NATHAN MENSAH||NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY|
|PAUL WILLIAMS||PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE, LYNCHBURG, CLEMSON, VA TECH|
|SENIOR ACCEPTANCES CONTINUED|
|QUINTON ANDERSON BELL||J. SARGENT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|RACHEL KUYKENDALL||NORWICH UNIVERSITY|
|RAVEN BEATY||GEORGE MASON|
|RYAN MARTINEZ||AVERETT UNIVERSITY|
|SCOTT GETTLIN||INDIANA UNIVERSITY, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, UNIVERSITY OF CINNCINNATI|
|SYRINA INGRAM||GEORGE MASON, OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, UVA|
|SHANNON STEPP||RANDOLPH COLLEGE, SWEET BRIAR, LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE|
|THOMAS BOWEN||VA TECH, WASHINGTON AND LEE|
FREDERICKSBURG OPTOMIST CLUB STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the March Student of the Month
Daughter of Mr. Bruce Day and Ms. Keren Pritchett
|Shirley Fluellen Award for Academic Excellence||04/02/2010||NA||Active|
|The Sofia Silva Scholarship Fund||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The Crittenden R. Sullivan, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund||04/02/2010||$2,000.00||Active|
|The Paul E. Neri Memorial Scholarship Fund||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The George A. and Lucy Mae Scott Scholarship||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The Lee Wingate Pappandreou Award||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|James Monroe 1992 Girls Athletic Scholarship||04/02/2010||$1,500.00||Active|
|Bill Lontz Science Scholarship-nominated by Science Dept.||04/02/2010||Not Specified||Active|
|The Peter D. Johnson Memorial Fund||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The Mary E. Berger Scholarship||04/02/2010||Not Specified||Active|
|RREF Annual Scholarship||04/02/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|The Molly Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund||04/02/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell II Memorial Scholarship Fund||04/02/2010||$500.00||Active|
|Virginia Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship Award||04/03/2010||$500.00 – $1,000.00||Active|
|Bill Bolton Scholarship Award||04/05/2010||Not Specified||Active|
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship||04/09/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|Phillip Y. Wyatt Scholarship||04/09/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|EMS Scholarship Awards||04/09/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|The Maude B. Murchison Scholarship||04/10/2010||$500- $1,000.00||Active|
|Arthur R. Smith Scholarship||04/10/2010||$500.00||Active|
|Greater Rappahannock Area Ladies League Scholarship||04/10/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The Maxine M. Newell Scholarship||04/10/2010||$500.00||Active|
|The Steigleder Family Scholarship- University of Richmond||04/12/2010||Up to $5,000.00 each year||Active|
|The Seay Family Memorial Scholarship Fund||04/16/2010||Up to $5,000.00||Active|
|The Walker-Grant Alumni Association Scholarship||04/23/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|Mary and Perry Thompson Educational Trust||04/23/2010 in office deadline- NOT POSTMARKED||Not Specified||Active|
|The Merel K. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship||04/28/2010 Postmarked||$1,500.00||Active|
|Fredericksburg Area VSU Alumni Scholarship/Financial Award-2010||04/30/2010||Not Specified||Active|
|Emory T. Turner Scholarship||04/9/2010||$1,000.00||Active|
|The SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association Scholarship||05/15/2010||$500.00||Active|
|Balanced Man Scholarships||06/13/2010||$250.00 – $1,000.00||Active|
|2010 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award||12/31/2010||$1,000.00- $10,000.00||Active|
|Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship||3/30/2010 to the counseling center||$1,500.00||Active|
|The Akron Advantage Freshman Award Programs for non-Ohio Residents||Not Specif||$6,000.00- $10,000.00||Active|
|Christian College Scholarship||See website||$2,500.00 , but over $150 million in scholarships||Active|
|The Betty Merrill highest GPA in Advanced Latin||TBD||Not Specified||Active|
|Shacklax Memorial Scholarship||TBD||Not Specified||Active|
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James Monroe Guidance Newsletter September/October 2009
Lets give a Jacket Welcome to Mrs. Annette Richards, our new school counselor. A graduate of Kutztown University, Mrs. Richards has been a school counselor for five years.
Word of the Month
The word of the month for October is Responsibility. Responsibility is making good decisions about what you do and say, while taking care of yourself and fulfilling your obligations. A responsible person is dependable and well organized. Responsibility also involves understanding cause and effect and accepting that you are accountable for your actions and your decisions. You are also responsible for your academic success.
The 2008-2009 AP Scholar Awards for JM have just arrived. The following students are to be congratulated for their achievement and participation in the AP program.
One student from James Monroe High School qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This student is Chuhern Hwang.
Ten students from James Monroe High School qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are; Matthew Cameron, Wo Chan, Rebecca Clemo, Joseph Featherston, Sarah Fisher, William Helfrich, Chuhern Hwang, Edward Olivares, James Paulose and Waring Trible.
Six students from James Monroe High School qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are; Carl Bailey, Peter Brig, Linda Nguyen, Jaeger Spratt, Luca Terziotti and Dylan Vasey.
Seven students from James Monroe High School qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Leah Cooper, Caitlin Duffy, Alanna John, Brandon Marine, Paul Neubert, Laura Schwartz and Phoebe Willis.
James Monroe High School Resource Guide
Are you interested in sharing your career/job with a JM student?
Are you interested in providing a shadowing or internship experience for a JM student?
Are you interested in speaking to a class/classes about what you do?
Are you interested in hiring a JM student?
If so, contact your students school counselor at 372-1100 or by email. Please provide your name, occupation, contact number, email address, and a brief description of what you do. Dont miss out on this opportunity to help our future productive citizens!
Anyone who has registered for the PSAT which will be administered on October 17th should be at JMHS with a calculator and a photo ID at 7:30AM.
There are a limited supply of fee waivers for the College Board SAT and the ACT. College Board will also provide fee waivers for college applications once a student sits for an SAT administration. Please see Mrs. Hawthorne for more information.
SAT Dates for 2009 2010:
Test date Registration Deadline Late Registration
October 10 September 9 September 23
November 7 October 1 October 15
December 5 October 30 November 12
January 23 December 15 December 30
March 13 February 4 February 18
May 1 March 25 April 8
June 5 April 29 May 13
Please remember JM only hosts four SATs: November, December, March and May.
The ASVAB will be given at JM on November 12 and March 11. The November 12 registration deadline is October 22. Juniors and Seniors who wish to take the test should register in the counseling center.
ACT Dates for 2009-2010:
Test Date Registration Deadline
October 24 September 18
December 12 November 6
February 6 January 5
April 10 March 5
June 12 May 7
The ACT is not given at James Monroe High School at this time.
The SOL writing test will be given to all juniors and any seniors or transfer students who need it the week of October 19.
The SOL retake and transfer tests will be given to any student who has not passed an SOL and any student who needs a transfer SOL the week of November 16.
The SOL final exams will be given for any student currently enrolled in an SOL the week of January 25.
For questions regarding SOL tests, please contact Mrs. Miller in the Counseling Center.
Visits by College Representatives – Secure a pass from Mrs. Ripley in guidance on the day of the event.
October 1- Christopher Newport University- 8:00 AM
October 6- Virginia Tech- 1:00 PM
October 13- Hampden Sydney College- 9:00 AM
October 19- Radford University- 8:00 AM
October 20- Virginia Wesleyan College- 8:00 AM
October 21- University of Virginia at Wise- 9:00 AM
October 22- Lynchburg College- 8:00 AM
October 24- Mary Baldwin College- 8:00 AM
*College flyers/posters about their Open Houses are posted outside of the Guidance Office in the fine arts wing and in their reception area.
College Application Processing
Colleges require an official copy of the students high school record, commonly referred to as a transcript. College Board SAT/AP scores are attached. Some colleges require an official testing record from ETS, so be prepared to contact ETS. Seniors must sign a transcript request form for their official records to be sent and pay $2.00 for each. There is a fee waiver for qualified students for the official transcript. (There is no charge for a transcript requested for scholarship applications or for an unofficial copy of a transcript.)
Early College Scholars
The Early College Scholars program allows eligible high school seniors to complete their high school diploma while earning at least 15 hours of transferable credits toward a college degree, resulting in a more productive senior year and reducing the expense of college tuition for families. Students earn these credits by taking Advanced Placement courses at James Monroe or through the Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School and passing the AP Exams with a minimum score of 3 or higher. James Monroe cannot guarantee the transferable credits, so request information from the colleges about their AP Policy. You may visit the Virginia Department of Education at www.pen.k12.va.us for more information. You may also see your school counselor for more details.
Individual appointments by students/parents may be made at any time by contacting the respective counselor. (Students are assigned by alphabet. A-G Mrs. Richards; H-M Mrs. Hawthorne; N-Z Mrs. Waterman. Mrs. Heidi Miller is our Testing Coordinator and will be able to address any SOL, PSAT, or SAT questions.
College Night at The Spotsylvania Towne Center
October 21, 2009- 6:30 P.M. 8:30 P.M.