Counselor's Corner

Great news! ACT Registration Deadline Extended to October 5th!

ACT test seats are still available this October. To ensure students have access to this important opportunity, we’ve extended the deadline to register until October 5 for all four test dates:

October 10

October 17

October 24

October 25

Students concerned about test center cancellations this fall can look for ACT test pop-up sites when registering in MyACT. For seniors, the October ACT test is an opportunity to confirm academic strengths and explore how their interests align with their intended college majors or career goals. For juniors, it can help them jump start their college search by setting an early baseline score well before application deadlines.

FAFSA Workhops Available for Parents & Students

Tulsa-Area FAFSA Workshop

GET ALL YOUR FAFSA QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

FINANCIAL AID COUNSELORS WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS!

AVAILABLE TO TO COUNSELORS, PARNETS AND STUDENTS.

Thursday, September 17th-3:00 to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 8th -3:30 to 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 5th -3:30 to 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 3-3:30 to 5:00 PM

Register at www.fafsatulsa.com

 

Tulsa Tech Sign Up for Fall 2021

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors interested in applying to Tulsa Tech for next year may begin the application process on September 21, 2020.  Attached is the contact information for our Tulsa Tech Representative and instructions on how to apply.   

https://drive.google.com/file/d/164LqIGPAx8JYozCh0uFw71qmhqqoUri_/view?usp=sharing

STUDENTS APPLYING FOR TECH NEED TO COMPLETE A CREDIT CHECK WITH MRS. LEMMONS TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE THE COURSEWORK TO ATTEND.

Apprenticeship Programs

Graduating Seniors who are interested in apprenticship programs check out this website: https://oklahomaworks.gov/work-based-learning/apprenticeship-programs-in-oklahoma/

Counseling Department Information

Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M.to  12:00 P.M. via email or by appointment. To request an appointment please email your counselor and they will contact you.

Maresha Walker-Elementary- maresha.walker@berryhillschools.org

Donna West-Middle School-donna.west@berryhillschools.org

Linda Lemmons-High School-linda.lemmons@berryhillschools.org

We have provided some links to some Mental Health Resources below:

COVID 19 Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Hotline-Text  TALK to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline

  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

MHSA recommendations to stay mentally healthy while working from home:

*Create and follow a schedule

*Get dressed

*Exercise

*Socialize

*Do not take naps

Talking to Children About Covid-19 A Parent Resource

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Answering Your Young Child’s Questions About Coronavirus

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3265-answering-your-young-child-s-questions-about-coronavirus

Parenting in the Time of COVID-19

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

We have added some links below to some Academic & Career Resources

Academic:

Khanacademy.com

Free resources to help find activities and help with learning and homework.

College/Career:

www.okcollegestart.org

This is the site our 8th grade students have already been using and should have an account.

Parenting:

www.loveandlogic.com

There are resources to purchase, of course, but there are also many short free articles that give advice for specific problems, age levels, etc.

Social Media:

www.commonsensemedia.org

This site will give you useful information on social media sites, apps, games, movies, and books with their ratings.  It tells you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

ACT TEST INFORMATION

** To register online go to www.actstudent.org/start

This site will give information regarding test registration and test administration updates and ACT Prep.

This link provides important information for the Class of 2021 & Family https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html#2021

2020-21 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020 July 28-September 4, 2020
September 12, 2020 August 28, 2020 None September 22-November 6, 2020
September 13, 2020 August 28, 2020 None September 23-November 7, 2020
September 19, 2020 August 28, 2020 None September 29-November 13, 2020
October 10, 2020 September 17, 2020 September 18-25, 2020 October 20-November 27, 2020
October 17, 2020 September 17, 2020 September 18-25, 2020 October 27-December 4, 2020
October 24, 2020 September 17, 2020 September 18-25, 2020 November 10-December 31, 2020
October 25, 2020 September 17, 2020 September 18-25, 2020 November 11-January 2, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020 December 22, 2020-February 5, 2021
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021 February 16-April 1, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021 April 27-May 7, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021 June 22-August 9, 2021
July 17, 2021* June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021 July 27-September 3, 202

 

 

SENIORS: The FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened on October 1st.

FAFSA Mobile App mystudentaid You may use you mobile device to apply

 SENIORS: FAFSA is the Key.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key that opens the door to financial aid. It serves as the application for most of the financial aid from federal and state programs and from colleges and universities. Even if you are not sure that you will need financial aid, we recommend that you fill out a FAFSA anyway -- it's free.

The 2020-21 FAFSA will be launched on October 1, 2020.Seniors/Parents: To apply for federal financial aid(grants, work-study and loans) and the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program(OTAG), you and your parents MUST COMPLETE the FAFSA. Even if you don't think you'll need financial aid (or qualify for it), it's important that you fill out the FAFSA, just in case. Once the form is processed, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) and award notifications or "packages" from each of the schools you listed. Packages can include any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you meet college costs. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you apply online, you and your parents will need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, which allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA application. Call 800.FED.AID or ask your counselor if you need help. Students may begin applying after October 1st.

Apply at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

TULSA TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

The link for signing up to take the ACT and the ACT calendar is below. All juniors took the ACT last April and are encouraged to take the test again.

Seniors: Check the websites of the post secondary schools you plan on attending to check for admissions and scholarship deadlines and any admissions events. Attend college fairs, college planning sessions and financial aid information sessions for answers to your questions. Visit schools that are a good match to your abilities and career interests. Many students select three to five schools to apply to, including their "dream" school, their "safety" school and two or three other choices. Decide which college(s) you're interested in attending and submit admission and financial aid application. Be aware of deadlines!

College Representative Schedule :

 

FYI:

In compliance with Section 1111(b)(2)(H) of ESSA, Berryhill Public Schools would like to provide community stakeholders with an opportunity to provide meaningful input regarding our district's intent to request permission to administer the ACT in lieu of the statewide assessment (SAT).  

Please click on the link below & complete the 4 question survey. 

https://tinyurl.com/y6fqxcxa

Selective Service Enrollment for High School Students

Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. However, the Selective Service System now accepts early submission of registration information by 17-year-old men. 

The fastest way to register is on-line at www.sss.gov

OSU's Early Scholarship deadline: November 1-Priority Scholarship deadline: February 1-Final Scholarship consideration: July 1. APPLY NOW!

Are you a low-income, high-achieving junior?? Quest Bridge is the program for you! Visit http://www.questbridge.org for more information. 

Reminder: Seniors must be within one credit of earning their diploma in order to participate in graduation! Get those classes made up!

SENIORS: The scholarship list on the school website has been updated!! Money for college!! Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!

Students make sure to check college websites for upcoming events for the schools you are applying to!

If you have any questions about any information contained in this publication or anything else I can assist you with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail linda.lemmons@berryhillschools.org or by telephone (918-445-6014). 

OKLAHOMA PROMISE

Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!

8th, 9th & 10th graders: Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship program is for students whose annual family income is $55,000 or less. If qualified for this program it can EARN FREE COLLEGE TUITION! Students must enroll during the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. Once a student has completed the program's requirements, the OK Promise scholarship will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university. Apply online at www.okpromise.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Lemmons.

okcollegestart.org

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: OKcollegestart.org offers students point-to-point directions on college planning. Get started at OKcollegestart.org and click on MyInfo. Students can navigate OKcollegestart.org to: Explore college admission standards for every college in Oklahoma, learn about ways to pay for their college, and request high school transcripts & submit them with your college application online.

 

 

Students/Parents: Visit www.choosetulsajobs.com to conveniently search for jobs in Tulsa while learning more about the benefits of living and working in the Tulsa region.

Scholarships: To view all current scholarship information, click on the "scholarships" tab on the high school site.

Other Helpful websites:

This year we are participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year.

All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school!

So, what are you waiting for? Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause. Since there is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join in – every receipt counts!

Get the free app