This Week in the News
11/2/2015 - 11/6/2015
CABRILLO COLLEGE ~ COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT
Monday, November 2 from 6pm-8pm. Flyer posted below
Vision and Hearing Screening - Coast Redwood High School (10th grade only). Monday, November 2nd from 8:30 - 2:00 in the multi purpose room at the comprehensive high school (SLV High School). The MPR is behind the ceramics room.
Grad Night Bids (tickets) Starting on Monday, October 26 you can purchase your bids for Grad Night from Jeannette in the SLV High School Counseling Office for $75. They make great xmas gifts to your graduating senior!
Job Board Listings at SLV High School SEVERAL NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN POSTED. If your student is under 18 years of age they will need to get a work permit from Kay Mendoza in P3.
Cabrillo College Concurrent High School PE
Cabrillo College is excited to offer an open entry/open exit Physical Education class for students starting in January 2016! Students enroll in KIN 22L-Strength Training or KIN 24L-Lifetime Fitness. Once enrolled, students will have access to the state-of-the-art Cabrillo Wellness Education Center during open business hours. Students will log in & out each time they work out and receive transferable physical education units.
Students may enroll in the one unit classes up until the 12th week of the semester. Students may register for 1.5-3 unit sections up until the 5th week of the semester.
Visit our Wellness Education Center webpage for more information:
Girls and Boys Soccer Update Girls and boys Soccer tryouts begin Monday November 2 at 3:15 on the JV baseball field. You must have your permit to practice.
Forms located under the menu tabs (School Forms) then pull down menu to SLV High School Athletics. Fill out forms, and return to the Athletic Director/Coach
In celebrating wins, huge congratulations go out to the Girls' Varsity Water Polo Team for earning 1st place in League and an impressive 12-0 season! These student-athletes are fierce in the pool and represent teamwork in so many ways. Congratulations to Coach Wally Brondstatter and Sara Cooper for their leadership.
Dahlela Hennig, Ruth Miller, and Mikaela Tyree - Way to go ladies!!
Our first Meeting of The Tribes brought our students together for the first time since orientation 6 weeks ago. We heard lots of laughter and reacquainting with one another on Friday. The staff values these opportunities for our students to get together. As home schoolers, not everyone is enrolled in classes. In this case, besides all-charter educational outings, many students may feel disconnected from their peers. Our "Tribal" meetings are valuable links to parent education, important messages to students, 2nd quarter writing benchmarks, progress reports, power school trouble shooting as well as, a forum for asking questions about college, career and technical schools, applications, etc.
This is also our time to connect with ALL students. This year our emphasis is on MindSet. At orientation, Brian gave a brief introduction of the roll of mind and body, and we are continuing that thread through exploring MindSet and the brain.
The next mandatory Tribal Meeting will be held in January and again in March.
2016 Grad Night Info - View pictures of last years "Circus" Grad Night - Contact: Kristen Praly
Art Gallery - Student art gallery is building!
Creating Community Solutions for Student Success - Valuable resources for children in grades Kinder through College.
Homeschoolers of the San Lorenzo Valley Facebook Page - Get in touch with many more home school families and friends
Growing Up Santa Cruz - Facebook page - Get in touch with more home school families and activities in Santa Cruz
Math Tutoring Resources - Meet Aaron Shaw
Mondays from 12-3:30 in portable P5 with teacher Brian Heery; primarily to support students in Math 1 & 2
Student Services and Resources - Student and Family Counselor, Jennifer Simms
Referral Form Counseling Referral Form
Consent for Counseling Consent for Counseling
A HUGE THANK YOU to our local Renee's Garden for this extremely generous donation of seeds!
We are so very grateful!! Please check out www.reneesgarden.com and support this awesome local business!!
Charter Community Seed Exchange details coming soon.
College and Career Exploration:
This is a great year for your student(s) to get serious about colleges and careers that might be good fits for them down the road. Family vacations should include college visits if possible. College campuses are some of the most beautiful places to visit and the evidence clearly supports that students who visit college campuses are much more likely to attend. Another way to get information about colleges is to attend College and Career Night at Cabrillo on November 2nd where over 50 college admission counselors will have informational booths set up and Cabrillo will also showcase many of their own career prep programs such as culinary, law enforcement and fire training. This is one stop shopping at its best. We encourage you and your student to attend. Attached is a flier for your information.
LUNCH TIME (12:10-12:46PM) COLLEGE VISITS (SLV HS quad area)
Concordia University - 11/3/15
University of Redlands - 11/4/15
South Oregon College - 11/5/15
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) - 11/10/15
PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CAREEERS
The PassAssured’s Pharmacy Technicial Training Program is designed to completely prepare an individual to pass either national exam (PTCB or ExCPT). PassAssured’s PTTP is web based and can be instituted as one semester senior level certification preparatory class or it can be expanded to two semesters. Immediately after graduation, the student would be eligible to sit for the national exam!
PassAssured’s PTTP is $299.00/student/year. The PTTP offers, upon successful completion, a certificate of completion. The certificate as well as the appropriate paperwork to forward to the CA State Board of Pharmacy is an additional fee of $40.00 for a total price of $339.00.
NEW Scholarship - deadline: January 7, 2016
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download a program flyer here.
COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES
CSUs: Application submission starts on October 1st.
UCs: The online application has been published - so go ahead and have a look,and note the personal statement prompts are different from the Common Application essay prompts. Submission goes from October 1st to November 30th
SAT & ACT UPDATES
The old SAT will be offered until January 2016. From March 2016, the new test will be offered. The difference between the two? The vocabulary section will be gone, there will be a calculator-free math section, the essay portion will be beefed up, and there will be no penalty (as there is now) for wrong answers on the multiple choice.
Some students, however, may find that the old test is easier for their work style - so get them to take the free on-line practice test offered by College Board. click here SAT PRACTICE-COLLEGE BOARD
Taking the SAT Practice Test is a stress-free (and free) way to find your strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. You can test online, or you can print it out.
Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy
COLLEGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS START HERE
The following links are reference materials for students planning to apply for four-year State Universities and UC.
Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE
The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.
SAT Sign-Ups (December 5, 2015) - www.sat.org/registeRegular Registration Deadline: November 5, 2015
Late Registration Deadline: November 20, 2015
Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: November 23, 2015
ACT Sign-Ups (December 12, 2015) - www.act.org
Regular Registration Deadline: November 6, 2015
Late Registration Deadline: November 7-20, 2015
Photo Upload Deadline: December 4, 2015