May 2019 Counselor Corner
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close...
How We Pay for College
Countdown To College -- for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders
Middle School College Planning Bulletin
College Timeline -- for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
Beyond Differences--Positive Prevention Initiative
The 5th and 6th grade classes have just completed an 8 lesson unit on Social isolation at school entited No One Eats Alone. Our
lessons included No One learns alone, Breaths alone, Communicates alone, Acts alone, Shows Appreciation alone, Grows alone,
Welcomes a newcomer alone, and Apologizes and Forgives alone. Students practiced giving and receiving compliments as well as
giving and receiving apologies. We learned the difference between a response and a reaction as well as sorry and forgive. We also
discussed personal space and how it can differ depending upon the situation. INCLUSION is COOL!!
Careers vs Jobs
Several elementary classes have been discussing jobs versus careers. We have watched a few videos about jobs. First, Second, and
Fifth grades have drawn pictures or created posters of what they would like to do in the future. We would appreciate any volunteers
that would like to visit our classrooms to discuss their jobs/careers and they paths they took to get where they are today. Please
contact Mrs. Poland at school if you would like to share your story.
ACT Test Dates
May 3rd is the registration deadline for the June 8, 2019 National ACT Test date. 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, you will continue to have OnToCollege to utilize for the June, July, September, October, and December ACT test dates.
Congratulations Seniors!! Keep applying for those scholarships!!
Juniors: 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 col-
leges. 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, email@example.com or 402.471.0032.
For local and state scholarships, visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest.org. It is never too early to begin searching
for scholarships as well as making your list of strengths, volunteer activities, and other notable characteristics about
yourself. Litchfield Scholarship list
Complete the FAFSA to apply for any Financial Aid for colleges.
Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in federal, state and college-based finan-
The following Education link 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!
NAME: Susan Poland
SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools
CLASS: PreK-12 School Counselor
SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 ext 204