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    BHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
    Phone: (206) 842-2913 
    Fax: (206) 780-1498
     
      
      
    FALL REMINDERS
     
     
     
    Class of 2019:
     
    Counselors visited all senior English classes in late September to review the college application process which we was presented last spring and in one-to-one meetings in May and June.  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with their counselor for any support needed in this process by going to the counseling secretary to set up a time to meet with him/her.  Mr. Ward (A-C), Ms. Wescott (D-H), Ms. Pal (I-Mc), Ms. D'Amico (Me-R), Ms. Tebo  (S-Z).
     
     
    *Attention Seniors using the Common Application or needing recommendation letters:  
     
     
    Please do not "invite" your counselor or any teacher electronically without first speaking IN PERSON with the teacher or counselor you wish to invite.
     
    It is common courtesy to make a request for a recommendation face to face before having a message land in their email inbox stating the request.  All teachers and counselors will appreciate this respectful way of asking for their help.  (Your counselor will be happy to help you with this process.)
     
     
    All students applying to colleges:  Please pay special attention to all the information and instructions under "College Planning" in the menu to the left. 
     
     
    Thanks so much from the entire BHS Counseling Office!  
     
    Also......Don't forget: 
    • Review your Summer To-Do List (to get organized for college applications).
    • Share the new FAFSA PPY information sheet with your parents!
    • NOTE:  FAFSA may be filed October 1, 2018.  This is NEW!
    • Senior Parent Night = Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 PM (BHS Commons)
    • "Cash for College" Night: Thursday October 18th - This event is sponsored by PTSO.
    • FAFSA workshop: (see above message on what to bring) Thursday, November 1st (BHS Library)
     
    Classes of 2020 & 2021: 
    • PSAT/NMSQT (Practice SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered on Saturday morning, October 13, 2018 at BHS and is highly encouraged for all juniors.  Juniors who take the exam can qualify for National Merit Scholarships.  Cost is $20
    • Sophomores (and Freshmen who have completed Geometry) may take the test, but will not be in the running for National Merit Scholarships. 
    • You must register by September 12th to reserve your spot.
    •   Register here for PSAT

    Junior year is a very important year for exploration and preparing. Preparing for a four year college requires planning ahead. Within the junior year, students will take standardized tests, finalist a list of colleges, visit colleges, and apply....a busy year! BHS Counselors and Career Center can help. See the attached slide show for more information and advice:

    Junior Year Planning

     

    Class of 2022: 
    • Counselors will conduct Freshmen class visits on October 18th to continue their orientation to high school.
    • 9th Grade Quick Reference:  a guide for freshmen and parents at Bainbridge High School.
     
                Here's to a wonderful Fall Semester!
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    IMPORTANT:  For students wanting to attend a College Rep visit this fall: Find the comprehensive list of which schools will be visiting BHS within Naviance, under 'Colleges' (upper right hand corner) --> Research Colleges --> College Visits.  
     
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