Whole Hog Raffle!!! Silent Auction!!!
We are having a talent show and silent auction Friday, March 8 to raise money for new sound equipment. We are also having a raffle to give away an ENTIRE HOG as a fundraiser. This does not include processing. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Checks are made payable to Community R-VI Schools. Here are just a few of the items that will be in our silent auction:
1. Moser's - Food Basket
2. Bathwick's - Gift Basket
3. Merle Norman - Spa Treatment for Six
4. Twillman Feed - Mud Shoes
5. Solar Nail's - Gift Certificate
6. Sonic - Hot Dog & Ice Cream Packs
7. Sydenstricker's - John Deere Toolbox
8. Jody Fetterhoff - Pampered Chef
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Please contact Eva Eikel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
From the Middle School/High School Counselor's Desk:
ACT Prep Opportunities-
Interested in attending a class to prepare for the ACT? In the magazine rack in Mrs. Gilman's office is a flyer about the ACT prep classes at the Columbia Career Center. The cost is $109. The classes are held the four Saturdays’ before the ACT and you must register early.
ACT Registration Information-
If you would like to register for the April ACT testing date, you must register by Friday March 7th, 2014. If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch prices, you qualify for one free waiver to take the exam during your junior and senior year. See Mrs. Gilman if you have questions or would like to have a waiver.
The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available to complete and submit via the U.S. Department of Education’s student aid website. Students who plan to use state or federal financial assistance to help pay for college during the 2014-2015 academic year should make plans to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.
The FAFSA is used to calculate a student’s Expected Family Contribution or, in other words, the amount a student or student’s family can be reasonably expected to pay toward college expenses. The EFC plays an important role in determining how much financial assistance a student may be eligible to receive.
Students should be knowledgeable of federal, institutional and state deadlines pertaining to the FAFSA. While the official federal deadline to complete and submit the FAFSA is June 30, 2015, most postsecondary institutions designate a deadline that is much earlier than the date specified by the U. S. Department of Education. Students are highly encouraged to check with their school’s financial aid office to confirm the FAFSA deadline for that institution.
Beginning February 2nd, students and parents that have electronically filed their taxes will be able to link their application with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This will save a lot of time and make a more accurate application.
In addition to meeting institutional deadlines, the FAFSA must be completed by April 1, 2014, to be eligible for state financial assistance such as the Access Missouri program. Students interested in obtaining additional scholarships and grants should prepare to file the FAFSA as soon as possible. Students who have not completed the FAFSA in previous years will need to obtain a FAFSA PIN to complete the online process. For additional information regarding the FAFSA or the FAFSA PIN, check out Missouri Department of Higher Education YouTube videos titled “Seven Steps to Completing the FAFSA” and “Applying for a Federal Student Aid PIN.” Mrs. Gilman will be working with seniors to help them register for a PIN.
If you would like free professional help filling out the FAFSA, financial aid advisors will be available at locations throughout the state to assist students and parents during FAFSA Frenzy, a program of College Goal Sunday, in January, February and March.
To find a FAFSA Frenzy location, check out the complete list of events at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/ffsites.php. Both Fulton and Mexico High Schools are hosting these events.
To complete the FAFSA, check out their website https://fafsa.ed.gov/ .
Scholarship season is upon us! Mrs. Gilman will be posting scholarship opportunities for student on her website and also in hard copies in her office. Deadlines and requirements vary. Please check in with her often to make sure that you are aware of opportunities. Mrs. Gilman frequently sends emails to seniors with scholarship updates. If you as a parent would like to be added to these emails, please email Mrs. Gilman and she will add you to the list.
Hart Career Center (HCC)-
The sophomore class has visited and is in the process of applying for positions at HCC for next fall. Due to the high interest in the programs, the students will be asked to write a short essay describing why they want to attend HCC and how it will help them to achieve their career goals. They have also been asked to have two teachers or staff members to recommend them. This step needs to be completed by January 24th. Their application, permission slips, and essay must be submitted no later than Friday January 31st.
Hart Career Center's Open House will be held on Wednesday, February 26th from 5 - 8 p.m. This event is for current, prospective and past students. Colleges and Universities will be invited to attend for a career fair in conjunction with the open house. Please make plans to attend this event and learn more about students’ postsecondary opportunities.