WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TRIP:Any students interested in going on the December 4, Case Western Reserve University College of Engineering trip must get a permission slip from Mr. Minadeo in room 301 and turn it in by the end of the day on November 25. Only 30 slots are available. Engineering students get priority.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice Members please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 4. This is the rescheduled CSPJ meeting which will be at Lake Catholic.

CHEF'S CLUB: The Chef's Club will be making apple crumb, cherry crumb, pumpkin and sweet potato pies for Thanksgiving. There is a sign-up sheet in the faculty room to put in an order or see Mrs. Ealy or Mrs. Hyde.

COLLEGE VISITS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17: 

Monday - Kent State University (Geauga Campus) - 9:30 a.m.
Friday - Lakeland Community College - 12 p.m.

DRAMA CLUB FALL PLAY PRODUCTION: The Drama Club presents "The Bachelor King" this Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. Come and support your fellow classmates!

Did you know that your school ID gets into the most dynamite off-Broadway theatre event of the year. Yep, come to any one or all of the weekends play performances of The Bachelor King and you get in free. Even better, find Mr. Minadeo after the event in the back of the gym and give him your ID to get your name on the extra credit list for those teachers offering extra credit.

FALL RAFFLE: The winner of today’s (11/19) raffle drawing for $100 is the Boru family. The winning ticket was sold by Maggie Boru.

The winner of today's (11/17) raffle drawing for $50 is Renee Lindsley. The winning raffle ticket was sold by Kelli Lindsley.

GUIDANCE: Attention seniors: If you haven't already started the process of finding out about financial aid, scholarships and related concerns, now is certainly the time. In Schoology, under "College Information" and "College Scholarships” a posting has been set up with a number of very helpful and creditable links dealing with financial aid and scholarships. See Schoology for more information.

Attention, seniors: The 2015 Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Legislative Scholarship Program for Ohio graduating seniors are offering over 220 scholarships from $2,000 to $44,000. Deadline for applications is April 10, 2015. See Schoology for more information.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland is sponsoring the fifteenth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration, Monday, January 19, 2015. See Schoology for more information.

Attention: all students (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12): A Military Explorer Post is being started for students considering a career in the military. Informational meeting is Tuesday, November 25, 6:30 p.m., at the Horizon Science Academy. Please bring $20.00 to this initial meeting. Please see Mr. Kasper by Friday for registration forms and more details.

Attention, women 25 years old or older (mothers, older sisters, et al.): College Club West, an organization of women college graduates, offers scholarships to women living in Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain Counties and who are working toward an undergraduate degree in any area of study. The scholarships will be awarded to women 25 or older and are based on need, goals, and academic records. For the application process, please see Schoology.

The 2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program , now underway, awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. They are looking for students with Leadership, Drive, Integrity and Citizenship. Recipients receive $10,000.00 renewable scholarships, up to $40,000 per student. See Schoology for more information.

The Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition is now underway. Fifteen, four-year, full-tuition scholarships are available. Application deadline is December 1. Trustee scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. For more information see Mr. Kasper in Guidance.

Attention seniors: The Cleveland Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship Program is now underway. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Among the registration criteria required is a 500-word essay. All materials must be received by February 13, 2015. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for registration forms and more details.

Muskingum University (New Concord, Ohio) has a PLUS Program, offering comprehensive academic support for students with Learning Differences, including ADHD. Visit www.muskingum.edu/plus/plus.html. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for more information.

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR MEDICINE: Mr. Minadeo is nominating students for the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine. This is a week long summer 2015 forum in various cities throughout the United States. Joe Martin attended last year and he had a great experience. Simply tell Mr. Minadeo in person or by email that you would like to be nominated and additional information will be sent to you. The deadline is November 25.

QUEBEC AND MONTREAL TRIP: There is still time to join the group of travelers to Quebec and Montreal scheduled for the week of June 8-12, 2015. Come extend your classroom learning as we explore the rich history of these cities! View the Canadian countryside as we travel by motor coach. Knowledge of French is not a requirement, and adults are welcome! See Mrs. Duraj in room 104 for more information!

SERVICE: 

TEEN LEADERSHIP CORPS: The Shoe Drive for the Teen Leadership Corps Class continues today. Please be sure to put the shoes and the completed deposit slip inside of a bag. If you do not do this you will not earn credit for your homeroom. Thanks so much to all who have already donated.

TEST BAGS: It is that time of year again ~ FINALS! Surprise your student with a pre-ordered Test Bag (Treat Bag) for $5. All Test Bags are delivered the morning of their first day of exams in homeroom to wish them encouragement on a semester well done. Exams are on Thursday, December 18, and Friday, December 19, 2014. The deadline to order test bags is Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase your Test Bag(s) today. Click here for the Test Bag order form for details.

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

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