For students in the class of 2021 and beyond, please check out this article about changes in the ACT effective September 2020!
Building Bridges to Careers invites students in7th-12th grades and their parents to the 6th Annual Family Career Awareness Day on Thursday, October 17, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Washington County Jr. Fair Building. The purpose of Family Career Awareness Day is to increase awareness and knowledge of potential career opportunities by showcasing local businesses to students and PARENTS. Our hope is to especially engage parents in the event, since we know from 10 years of student surveys that mom and dad have the most influence on a student’s career decision, right behind personal experience. Students and parents can visit over 50 local employers together to learn what these careers entail. Free food and door prizes!!
All seniors who are thinking about going to college or trade school in the 2020-21 school year should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after it opens Oct. 1. This does not commit you to enrolling, but it gives you the chance to get help paying for college if you choose to enroll! Click through this site or be sure you choose the web page ending in .gov so you reach the actual FAFSA site. Unfortunately there are sites that look very similar but will charge you!
If you haven't filed yet, here are a couple upcoming help sessions I encourage you to attend!!
Washington State Community College is hosting a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. where Financial aid professionals will be available to assist you with filing your FAFSA. All families are invited to attend - regardless of which college student plans to attend! Please bring 2018 tax information for you and and your parents, if applicable. RSVP at wscc.edu/fafsaworkshop/ or call 740-568-1908.
If you just need information on how to file yourself, Marlon Jones from Marietta College will be presenting an information session on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 in the Media Center.
Seniors are encouraged to visit the links on this site as well as check the spinning rack in the library on a regular basis to pick up new scholarship applications.
Sophomores: It's time to start thinking about HOBY! The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar is a
FREE leadership workshop opportunity for one FHS sophomore and will be held at Marietta College June 11-14. Last year's ambassador Logan Haught will be talking about the program to all sophomores and a sign up sheet will be posted on the Media Center door.
Building Bridges to Careers is a local organization dedicated to "bridging the gap between education and employment."
We have exciting news about the BBC job shadowing program! This year we have seen a huge increase in requests. We have been working to streamline the process to decrease turnaround time between when the request is submitted and when the placements are finalized and sent to the students and schools. Here is the process:
1. Go to http://buildingbridgestocareers.org/jobshadowing/
2. Download and sign permission of waiver and liability form on the site.
3. Come back to http://buildingbridgestocareers.org/jobshadowing/ to fill in the job shadowing request form.
4. Before the student can submit the form they MUST upload the permission form to the website. They will then receive an email with their responses. This is how students know the form has been been submitted.
5.If there is additional paperwork we will let you and the student know. Once all paperwork is turned in to BB2C, we can work on the request.
6. Once the placement is finalized it will be emailed to the appropriate school contacts and the student.
There are several new requirements that have come up from hosts. For example, for Camden Clark: 1. To shadow in the OB department students must have the following vaccines: T-dap vaccination, flu, and Hep A. 2. To shadow in the ED: a flu shot is required. In an effort to offer students a placement with less requirements, Suzy has developed a relationship with Welch Urgent Care and Wellness in Caldwell. For those wanting to shadow a nurse practitioner, pediatrician, or nurse to name a few can go there if transportation is feasible. Also, students will be able to shadow one placement a semester. This gives them the opportunity to shadow in the fall, spring, and again in the summer if they wish to do so.