Counselor's Corner

General Announcements:

SENIOR’S it’s coming...FAFSA day...OCTOBER 1st! 

SENIORS: The FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on October 1st. If no English class see Mrs. Lemmons.

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

COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK is October 21st -October 24th

October 21st-Teachers will have Door Signs indicating their Alma Maters and degrees. 

                       Teachers will be wearing alma mater shirts.

                      All students wear College T-Shirts on October 21st.

October 22nd--Teacher may wear jeans and their favorite college t-shirts

                        All students wear your favortie college t-shirts.

October 23rd-  Teacher share their college application experience with students during classes 

                          Mrs. Lemmons will be available to help with college applications, FAFSA and scholarship applications in the library all day and after school during parent-teachers conferences from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the Activity Center.

October 24th- Mrs. Lemmons will be available to help with college applications, FAFSA and scholarship applications in the library all day and after school during parent-teachers conferences from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the Activity Center.

TCC STUDENTS MAY ATTEND AT ANY TIME DURING THE DAY.

Mrs. Lemmons was in Senior classrooms on Wednesday, September 12th presenting information on post secondary planning and the okcollegestart.org website. Any Tulsa Community College Student who was not able to attend these presentations may sign up in the counseling office to attend a makeup sesion. 

Berryhill 's Tulsa Tech represenative is here on Mondays. If you wish to speak with her please sign up in the counseling office. Tulsa Tech will be doing presentations in 10th & 11th garde social studies classes on October 28th.

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

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 Representatives:

The representative from Rogers State University will be at 9:00 AM Tuesday, October 22nd  to meet with interested seniors. Sign up in the counseling office to attend.

The representative from Tulsa Community College will be at 9:00 AM Tuesday, October 23rd  to meet with interested seniors. Sign up in the counseling office to attend.

 

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

TCC Students who have not turned in their Berryhill TCC Concurrent Enrollment Terms form need to do so ASAP. 

PSAT Sign Up

 Students in 10th and 11th grade can take the new PSAT/NMSQT to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT.  This test is used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship if taken in the 11th grade. The cost is $17.00 and must be paid by Sept 13. Sign up in the counseling office.

 Who, Where, When

PSAT/NMSQT

 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

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 2019-20 FAFSA will be launched on October 1, 2018.

Apply at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

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!

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!!
 
Sudents check out fastweb.com. Tools students need for college all in one place and always for free.

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). 

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.

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.

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.

ACT TEST INFORMATION

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

ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline  ACT Score Release
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18 – August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23 – August 26, 2019
Sept 14, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 Sept 1, 2019 Sept 24; Oct 10, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Oct 13, 2019 Nov 12; Nov 26, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 25, 2019 Dec 24, 2019; Jan 7, 2020
Feb 8, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 17, 2020 Feb 18; Mar 3, 2020
Apr 4, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Mar 16, 2020 Apr 14; Apr 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 25, 2020 June 23; July 7, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 28; Aug 11, 2020

 

Seniors/Parents here are links for helpful Resources:

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!

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