Monthly Update

EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL

COUNSELOR’S  CORNER -- January 2018
High School Guidance
by Sarah Roper, Counselor
Jennifer Conrad, Guidance Assistant

                                    CONNECT WITH MRS. ROPER
Mrs. Roper can be reached through the following ways:
Email: sroper@evgvikings.org
Twitter & Instagram: @sroperVikings
Phone: 419-644-2951 ext 1109
Schedule an appointment: evgcounselor.youcanbook.me
Remind 101 App: gr9=@9thgradevi, gr10=@bkg62d, gr11=@11thgradev, gr12=@83a36c 

GRADE CARDS

Final first semester grades will be available after January 9 online through Power School, the parent/student grade viewing system. Power School is accessible with passwords through the Evergreen School District’s website at: www.evergreen.k12.oh.us.

2017-2018 TERM 2 CLASS SCHEDULES

Students and parents may view the student’s second term Evergreen class schedule by accessing the Powerschool parent/student portal. There is a Power School link at the top of the Evergreen webpage:  www.evergreen.k12.oh.us. Paper schedules will not be handed out to students. Students should access the schedule through Powerschool prior to the start of the second term to see if their schedule has changed since the beginning of the school year. 

2018-2019 CLASS SCHEDULES

High School Students -- The scheduling process for the 2018-2019 school year is beginning. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will receive their course descriptions and scheduling materials by January 30. After students meet with Mrs. Roper and receive their scheduling materials, students will be asked to discuss their course selections with their parents and follow these directions:

   Schedule Building Checklist

  • Fill out the course request form completely and get the required teacher/parent signatures.
  • Enter the course request information online from your Powerschool Student Access portal.
    • You must enter the courses that were marked and approved by parents and teachers on your course request form.
    • Click on the class registration icon, on the left side of the page.
    • Your required classes and the elective alternatives have a ! and you must select courses from those categories.
    • If you need to make up a course you have failed, those courses are listed in the Make Up Courses section.
  • Select elective classes to fill in the remaining 8 schedule slots. 
    • Remember that some classes are 2 credits and therefore fill 2 slots. Band requires you to check Band A and Band B.  Choir requires you to check Choir A and Choir B.  Band +          Choir requires you to check the 4 boxes for Choir/Band. AP Calculus requires you to check AP Calculus A and B.  Work Release, if available, takes up one slot even though no credit is earned, seniors may select this twice.
    • Only sign up for the classes online that you previously selected and that are circled on your   signed course request sheet. Mrs. Lamour will be checking to make sure that you       signed up online for the courses that you marked on your signed course request sheet.
  • You know you are finished when you do not have any red exclamation points and then click               SUBMIT.
  • Turn your signed course request form in to the guidance office.
    • You will not be able to make any further changes to your course requests after the                               course request form is turned in.

---  If you do not have access to the internet, please see Mrs. Roper.

---  If you have problems with this process please see Mrs. Roper.

SOPHOMORES

Students Interested In Attending Four County Career Center -- Any sophomore or junior wishing to attend Four County Career Center, for the first time during 2018-19 school year, should apply online at www.fourcounty.net. Students should access the 2018-2019 application from the main Four County Career Center webpage (not the high school link).  Click on the 18-19 apply now button and complete the required information. In order to attend Four County, applications should be completed online by January 26, 2018 so that the guidance office has time to complete its part of the application before the Four County, February 1 deadline. Students who turn in their application after this date, will have a more limited number of program choices available. 

PSAT Test Results -- Sophomores who took the PSAT received their results digitally to the email address that the student provided during registration. These results were sent in mid-December. Students are encouraged to locate this email and discuss the test results with their parents.  

JUNIORS

Upcoming ACT Test -- All juniors will take the college entrance exam, ACT, at no cost on March 1, 2018, at Evergreen High School.  A remediation free score on the ACT is another pathway to meet graduation requirements if the18 End-of-Course Exam points are not earned.

If college-bound juniors want to take the ACT test additional times this year to try to improve their score, the test will be given on April 14, June 19, and July 14, 2018. The test will be administered at various local high schools and colleges. Interested students should stop by the counseling office for registration materials and a study guide. Students may register at: actstudent.org/start. Students need to include the Evergreen High School code of 363380 when they register. Check the registration materials for deadlines and details.  ACT is now requiring that students upload a photo of themselves to the registration website and also provide a photo identification card when they arrive at the test center.  Many colleges also require ACT scores be sent directly to the college from ACT.  If students know what colleges they may want to apply to, they should request when registering that ACT send the scores directly to those colleges. This will save time and money later. Students, who do not have internet access, may pick up paper registration materials in the guidance office.

PSAT Test Results -- Juniors who took the PSAT received their results digitally to the email address that the student provided during registration. These results were sent in mid-December. Students are encouraged to locate this email and discuss the test results with their parents.  

SENIORS

College Bound Senior News -- Seniors who are planning to attend college in the fall of 2018 should be in the process of filling out applications NOW! Most schools are encouraging students to apply online. If students apply online they need to print off or email any pages the guidance office needs to complete. Request an official transcript be sent from the guidance office to each college. Transcript requests should be done through the E-transcript/Parchment link on the Evergreen High School homepage website. This process has been explained to all of the seniors. Stop by the counseling office if you have questions.                                  

College Financial Aid -- It is time to begin thinking about the financial aid process for college bound seniors. Students met with Mrs. Roper this fall during enrichment to discuss the financial aid process. Each student received information to take home and share with parents.

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2017. Students met with Mrs. Roper this fall during enrichment to discuss the financial aid process. The completed FAFSA form should be submitted as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that families take advantage of filling out the FAFSA form on the web at the following address: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please make sure to access the FAFSA form at the address listed above and not any other web address. The FAFSA form this year will use data from 2016 taxes, so all families should be able to access that data to complete the FAFSA now. 

Scholarship Opportunities -- Many scholarship opportunities are available. Please be aware -- many applications require an essay and deadline dates are fast approaching. Students need to stop by the Counseling Office periodically to check out new postings and pick up applications. Also, most colleges offer scholarships to incoming students with certain grade point averages and ACT or SAT test scores.  Check with the colleges you are applying to and check the scholarship deadlines.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parents are encouraged to view their child’s grades in Power School. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted at the high school on Monday, February 12 from 3-5 pm. No appointment is necessary. Parents are encouraged to meet with all of their child’s teachers to discuss their child’s academic progress.

ATTENTION ALL 8th GRADERS & PARENTS!

Evergreen High School’s Eighth Grade Student/Parent Orientation Night, will be Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Evergreen High School gymnasium. During the meeting all registration materials for attending Evergreen High School will be handed-out and reviewed. This meeting is very important in order for students to create their ninth grade schedule as well as their four-year high school educational plan. We will also be reviewing graduation requirements. It is very important that all eighth grade students and their parent(s) attend this meeting on February 12, 2018.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

Any student and/or parent who did not attend one of the three scheduled CCP meetings, and is still interested in taking college classes for the 2018-19 school year must contact Mrs. Roper ASAP and schedule a meeting before the state-mandated deadline of February 1, 2018. Participation will be denied if a CCP meeting is not attended.  

CAMPUS CRIME & SECURITY

The OPE Campus Security Statistics Web site is a direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. Students thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, or a community college can find the school’s security statistics listed here. The OPE Campus Security Statistics Web site can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security/. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Check out the Evergreen High School web page at www.evergreen.k12.oh.us. A current list of scholarship opportunities is listed. This list is updated regularly and the applications can be found online or in the guidance office.

Students and parents should also check out the web sites:  www.fastweb.com , www.meritaid.com and www.Raise.me for additional scholarship resources. After inputting information about the student, there is a link between the student’s college, major, interests, etc. and scholarships he or she may be eligible to receive. New scholarships are added regularly and it’s a great way to discover available scholarship money.

CONGRATULATIONS

  • Abigail Burton has been named Four County Career Center’s “Student of the Month”. Abigail is a senior in the Auto Collision Repair program.
  • Lexie Truckor has been accepted to The Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Toledo, and the University of Dayton.
  • Bailey Monahan has been accepted to Kent State and University of Toledo.
  • David Moore has been accepted to Cleveland State University, Bluffton College, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Toledo.
  • Josh Dowling has been accepted to the University of Toledo.
  • Noah Kreuz has been accepted to the University of Toledo.

Scholarship List:

 Franklin B. Walter Scholarship for one EHS Student
Criteria: Student must write a short essay and tribute to any teacher.
Award: $200
Apply: See G.O.
Deadline: January 19, 2018

 Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship for Evergreen High School

Criteria: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have participated in one varsity sport and one organization, and must be planning to attend a four-year university in the fall.
Award: Two $1,500 awards
Apply: toledocf.org/main/scholarships- scroll down to find on list
Deadline: February 11, 2018

Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship for Fulton County

Criteria: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be attending The University of Toledo full-time in the fall.
Award: $1,000
Apply: toledocf.org/main/scholarships- scroll down to find on list
Deadline: February 11, 2018

Sierah Joughin Volleyball Scholarship for Fulton County Schools

Criteria: Student must have earned their varsity letter in volleyball, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and attend a four year college in the fall.
Award: $1,000
Apply: toledocf.org/main/scholarships- scroll down to find on list
Deadline: February 11, 2018

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Criteria: Must a be current FFA member who plans to attend a postsecondary school in the U.S.
Award: $1,500
Apply: www.FFA.org/scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2018

 Mark Basilius Public Service and Athletic Scholarship

Criteria: For EHS students. Student must plan to/or currently attend a four-year institution of higher learning and be working towards a degree in the fields of public service, be a full-time college student with a minimum GPA of 2.75, be a full-time college athlete, and does not qualify for institutional athletic scholarships.
Award: up to $1,500/year
Apply: See G.O.