Small Town Times January 2020 - Page 9

January 2020 Counselor Corner Confidence in the new year!! Being Mindful! ● In a busy life, I am grateful for those times when I can slow down. I turn off the radio and put my technology away. I sit quietly, with or without a book, and become engaged with my surroundings. The rumble of a truck passing by. The spring smell of grass. A lampshade’s soft glow. I am quiet, and my heart is full.. Gratitude Mindful Mondays Mrs. Poland, Mrs. Slocum, and Mrs. Moser have begun a Mindful Monday group for students grades 7-12. We meet every Monday during the last part of lunch and practice mindfulness which includes but not limited to meditation, journal reflection, and goal set- ting. We are excited about this new adventure we are taking with our students. ACT Test Dates January 10. 2020 is the deadline for the February 8th National ACT test. Go to www.act.org to register. Remember to study with our OnToCollege ACT Test preparation. Some students may qualify for an ACT fee waiver. Please have your student contact Mrs. Poland to inquire. Seniors, remember to use the John Baylor OnToCollege website to review for your ACT test. Juniors, continue to practice with the materials you have been provided with during our ACT prep class. The Junior class took a practice ACT test on Wednesday. December 11th on the OnToCollege website. They now know the subjects to rework, pay attention more in class, and practice more for the April ACT. Congratulations Seniors!! Keep applying!! Most of our seniors have been accepted to at least one college. Scholarships Seniors keep checking your email for reminders and updates on scholarships due in the next few months. There is a scholarship opportunity for students taking dual-enrollment college courses. Students participating in dual-enrollment col- lege 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. Applica- tions 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. Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship opens November 1, 2019 and closes February 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. (CST) For local and state scholarships, visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest.org. It is never too early to begin searching for scholar- ships as well as making your list of strengths, volunteer activities, and other notable characteristics about yourself. Litchfield Schol- arship list December Bulletin January “To Do” List Complete these tasks during December to stay on the right college planning track. ❖ Seniors: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Juniors ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ If you haven’t already, submit college applications and the FAFSA. Continue to apply for scholarships. Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Take an ACT prep course. Set up a ScholarshipQuest profile and start searching for Nebraska-based scholarships. Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.