NAME : Susan Poland SCHOOL : Litchfield Public Schools CLASS : PreK-12 School Counselor SCHOOL PHONE : ( 308 ) -446-2244 ext 204 Email : susan . poland @ litchfieldps . org Website : https :// sites . google . com / a / litchfieldps . org / mrspoland /
Busy , busy , busy Your counselor has been busy getting the Second Step curriculum started in the Kindergarten and 1-2nd grade rooms . The kids have learned about specific tools such as “ eyes watching ”, “ ears listening ”, “ quiet voice ”, and “ body still ” to help them learn . These all aid in the “ focus ” lesson using their “ attent-o-scope ”. They have met our friends , Snail and Puppy . They help with the lessons . I have also been busy setting up the Winter MAPS testing as well as giving the Sophomores their Pre-ACT results . We had our first TADA meeting in December . We have exciting events happening this spring being sponsored by TADA .
Scholarship Opportunity There is a scholarship opportunity for students taking dual-enrollment college courses . Students participating in dual-enrollment college courses or early admit programs , are encouraged to apply or the Access College Early ( ACE ) Scholarship if they show financial need . This state and federally-funded scholarship will pay tuition and mandatory fees at participating Nebraska colleges . Applications will be reviewed by Nebraska ’ s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education ( CCPE ). If you have questions , contact myself or Ritchie Morrow , Financial Aid Coordinator , CCPE , ritchie . morrow @ nebraska . gov or 402.471.0032 .
Seniors : Prepare for the FAFSA with free programs and resources
If you ’ re a senior , it ’ s time to start preparing for the FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid ). You ’ ll complete the form after October 1 and typically , before April 1 depending on your college ’ s priority deadline . Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in federal , state and college-based financial aid .
The following will help you learn more about the financial aid process and the FAFSA : http :// www . educationquest . org Kearney office 308-234-6310 . Follow them on Facebook and Twitter !
January “ To Do ” List
___ If you haven ’ t already , complete your FAFSA !
___ Expect financial aid notifications . ___ Continue applying for scholarships . Juniors ___ Register by January 13 for the February 11th ACT . ___ Register by May 3 for the June 10th ACT . ___ Schedule campus visits .
Keep looking for scholarships !
Many local , state and national scholarships have deadlines in March , April and May . For local and state scholarships , visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest . org .