WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

COLLEGE VISITS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22: 

Monday at 11:00 a.m. - United States Marines
Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. - Hiram University 
Friday at 11:50 a.m. - Miami University of Ohio

DIVERSITY + COLLEGE ACCESS FAIR: October 1, 2014. Click here for flyer.

GUIDANCE: Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Cleveland Clinic Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy which runs for 12 Saturdays, beginning January 10. This Academy is a high school pipeline program for minority students, designed to increase minority representation in medical, dental, and related professions. Registration deadline is October 3. Among the criteria are: a 3.5 or higher accumulative point average on a 4.0 scale; sophomore, junior or senior standing; and minority status. Consult with your science teacher for more details. Consult with Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details and application forms.

Attention: students, any grade, who might be considering a medical career.  Euclid Hospital is sponsoring a medical career exploration program.  The initial meeting is Tuesday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Euclid Hospital. Meetings are held throughout the school year, providing hands-on experiences, shadowing, and sessions with doctors, nurses, radiologists, physical therapists, lab technicians, nutritionists and other medical-field specialists. An initial fee of $25 is expected at the first meeting. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for a registration form.

Attention, seniors: Applications for the Horatio Alger Scholarships are now being accepted. Students can receive up to $22,000.00 per year. Financial need, preferably extreme financial need, helps with this scholarship. Students are required to explain how they overcame adversity in the course of their high school careers. A support form must be completed by an unrelated adult, attesting to the adversities overcome by the student. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. The deadline is October 25.

MANDATORY TUTORING: This is a reminder to all of those assigned to Mandatory Tutoring: The only way to ensure your continued eligibility in all extra-curriculars is to attend all the sessions. If a teacher is not at their door at what you consider to be 3:15 p.m., you are advised to wait or go down to the main office and indicate the teacher is not there - leaving is not excused. You must be in uniform and the school rules apply. You are allowed a snack for these sessions, not a four course meal but a SNACK. Please follow the teachers rules such as no food or drink by the computers. This is not a social session, it will be recorded whether you are engaged or not. Finally, your parents, coaches and club moderators, will be notified this Friday whether or not you attended and were engaged in the tutoring sessions. This is not a punishment but rather our way of helping you stay focused on your academics.

MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY: Attention all students, but especially juniors and seniors. The annual Military Academy (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) Information Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 9:30 a.m., at the Auburn Career Center (Technology Learning Center Bldg., 8221 Auburn Road, Concord Twp.). For more information contact Maureen Jeffery at 440-637-8021 or 440-352-3939 or Maureen.jeffery @ mail.house.gov. Click here for flyer

PHILOSOPHY CLUB: Attention intellectuals! Looking for more out of class discussions? Looking for an after school activity that exercises your brain? Join the Philosophy club Monday after school for our first meeting of the year. Whether you were a member or not last year, all are welcome to attend. See Mr. Preto or Miss Johnson with questions.

SCHOOLOGY: Attention all students: If you have not already done so, please log into your Schoology account and check to see that you are enrolled in all your courses. Click on the "courses" tab at the top of the page. All your classes should appear in the drop down list once you have entered the access codes given to you by your teachers. All students need to have this completed by next Friday. Log in over the weekend....and check your PowerSchool grades as well!

SERVICE: Service hours and documentation for grades 10 and 11 will be due on Monday, October 13.There have been many new postings for service opportunities coming up this next week. Please check out the ACT Service Group to get information on the details and how to register. Remember, if you plan to participate, you must also submit a proposal form before you go to your Religion teacher.

VASJ TRANSPORTATION: All transportation students will be picked up in the circular drive in the front of the school.

VIKING ATHLETICS: Good luck to our varsity soccer team as they travel to Oberlin High School today. Game time is 5 p.m.

Good luck to our freshman girl’s volleyball team as they travel to Berkshire High School tonight. Game time is 5 p.m.

WINGS OF WOMEN CONFERENCE: For young women interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Saturday, October 11. Click here for flyer.