December 2010 archive

College Essays – Making it Strong

There are multiple facets about the college application process: the actual application, the letters of recommendation, the application fee and of course the essay or personal statement. Below are a few essay topics from various colleges to give you an idea about what to write. I’ve also included helpful hints on how to make your …

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Finals Weeeeeeeeeeeeeek

For inspiration I give you a quote I love by our 16th president (for those of you who don’t know #16 is  Lincoln, go study some more US History). “Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” Good luck!!!

Graduation checks

Seniors it is imperative for you to meet with your counselor second semester if you are in danger of not graduating. The second semester is VERY busy for the entire counseling department (CSAP, ACT, registration etc.) so you must schedule a time to meet with them. If you need credit recovery get the paperwork now. …

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Workin’ hard for the money

Winter break is a great time to work on scholarships and getting paperwork together for financial aid. There are multiple scholarships available in the counseling office and on the SVVSD Counseling web site: Check out the financial aid and scholarships buttons on the sidebar of the counseling site – there you will find a …

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Credit Recovery

There are multiple ways to recover credit for classes you failed. You need to meet with your counselor to discuss your options and create a plan to graduate. Here is a list of what you can do, and when. 1. After-school credit recovery at Skyline: If you are in grades 9-12 you can take an …

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Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

“Oh the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” While many students are counting down the days until Winter Break, there are many things that still need to be done: finals, college applications, signing up for …

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Visit to Heritage Middle

I was lucky enough to get to work with SHS Student Ambassadors today. Gina (the 9th grade counselor) and I presented to the 8th graders about preparedness for high school. The Ambassadors were AMAZING – I am so impressed. These are six of our amazing students: Miguel Berumen, Natalie Finke, Courtney Honchar, Annie Lawrence, Georgina Orona Sonora …

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