Small Town Times April Newsletter - Page 11

Small Town Times NAME: Susan Poland SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools CLASS: PreK-12 School Counselor SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 ext 204 Email: su- san.poland@litchfieldps.org Website: https:// sites.google.com/a/ litchfieldps.org/mrspoland/ Spring is here!! As we are in the final quarter of the school year, state testing has begun for grades 3-8 and 11. We will hold MAP testing for K-2, 9,10 in May to finish the year strong. Juniors will be taking the State ACT test on Tuesday, April 10th. We have taken time during the school week for the past 6 weeks to help our students pre- pare for this test. We have been using the webstite OnToCollege by John Baylor to help them pre- pare. They also have access to ACT online to help them prepare. Quiz bowl was fast and furious as most of the meets for both junior high and high school were in March around the days we had off for Girls State basketball and win- ter break. Students enjoyed the experience and look forward to more learning next year. April 2018 your list of strengths, volunteer Sophomores will be participating activities, and other notable char- in a college/business tour on acteristics about yourself. Monday, April 16th. They will be touring the Central Community College planning help College-Kearney campus, visit Ne- Sign up for Education Quest's braska Public Power District and Newsletter by clicking this tour the University of Nebraska- link: Countdown2College to re- Kearney to gain exposure to ceive monthly emails with tips different types of colleges and get and resources to help you plan an idea of the range of career op- and pay for college. If you would portunities available in one busi- like to go to the Education Quest Foundation website, you can also ness. follow the steps below to sign up Seniors are busy completing their any 9th - 12th grader? job shadows for their Adult Living class as well as continuing to ap- ply for scholarships. They are Parents can sign up for news- reading the book Habitudes for letters to help their child in col- the Journey: The Art of Transi- lege planning. Go to http:// Click tions by Dr. Tim Elmore. This www.educationquest.org. book looks at life as a trip, using on Countdown to College sign-up images to talk about realities we on right hand side of page under encounter along the way. This Resources. Have students fill in journey has mountains (great their contact information and list pleasures) and valleys (tough cir- their current grade in high school. cumstances) that we have to trav- (Can be 9th - 12th grade) Students need an email address in order to erse around. sign up for the newsletters. Click on Subscribe to List. Scholarships Education Quest was here this week to talk with Juniors and Sen- iors for College planning as well as transition to college infor- mation. For local and state schol- arships, visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest.org. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships as well as making 11