College Connection for week ending March 17, 2017

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Subject: College Connection for week ending March 17, 2017
Date: March 17th 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Wildcats!

This rainy day ends another great week at LN.  Hopefully you will use the weekend to prepare for the short week ahead seeing Spring Break begins Thursday, March 23rd.  Please keep reading for your College Connection.  Enjoy! 

Third Quarter Grades are coming home soon! 

Report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, March 21st during R5.  Ask your child to see their report card and discuss their grades.  Remember, these grades will be averaged with the grades they earn from the fourth quarter to determine their second semester grade.  The second semester grade goes on their transcript, which is seen by admission counselors for post-secondary institutions.  Please help us stress the message that GRADES MATTER! 

META (Mapping Eduction Toward Achievement) Workshop

The 16th annual META workshop will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9:30-1:30pm at the IUPU Campus Center.  The goal of the META workshop is to support Latino students in graduating from high school by building student engagement, providing models of successful professionals, and building Latino high school students' knowledge about post-education education.  

Students interested in attending can register through one of the ENL teachers at LN, however, this event is on a scheduled snow day so students will be going on their own.  See Mr. DeLuna, Mrs. Tragesser, Mrs. Moody, Ms. Rosario or Mrs. Anderson to get registered for this wonderful opportunity.  

Kelley Up-Next Business Academy (See attachment) 

Interested in business?  Get an early start on your college education-and career.  Explore your next steps with IU Kelley School of Business.  Students in grades 9-12 who are from historically underrepresented groups can apply.  The 2017-2018 full-year program begins in September and occurs one Saturday a month at the Kelley School at IU Bloomington.  The cost is free and Kelley will provide transportation from a central loation for students in the Indianapolis area.  Students who attend should expect to attend lectures on accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more; participate in fun teamwork activities, learn essential communication, teamwork, and leadership skills from business professionals, meet Kelley School faculty, staff, and studentr sand find out what the school has to offer, and get help with the college admissions process.  The application is available through May 31, 20017 and can be accessed at Questions?  call 812-856-7852 or 

The Ron Brown Scholar Program-Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) (See attachment) 

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  This free program, teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college

Using a “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through their exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models.  GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors and their parents throughout the college application process.

With GPS, the messengers complement the message.  GPS students are mentored and guided by Ron Brown Scholars and Captains.  As opposed to traditional mentoring programs, Ron Brown Scholars and Captains are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students.  They have already successfully navigated college journeys from hardship into America’s top colleges and universities, graduate schools and corporations and are eager to guide others. 

Students interested in being apart of this competitive program shoul apply online at  the application deadline is May 31, 2017.  Accepted students should expect to be notified on a rolling basis no later than July 15, 2017.  

University of Dayton Summer Programs

Want to get a jump-start on your college education?  The University of Dayton offers programs that alllow you to earn college credit while you are still in high school.  Check out the opportunities:

American Academy of Art Open House

You are invited to attend the American Academy of Art Open House on April 8, 2017 from 11am-2:30pm.  Visit to register.  

21st Century Scholars Day at LN

Lawrence North will be hosting its last 21st Century Scholars Day for the year next Tuesday, March 21st from 9am-noon in room 128.  Scholars who are curious about their 21st Century Scholars status, having difficulties logging in or need assistance completing tasks in the ScholarTrack Program should contact me by Monday afternoon if they want to attend.  Passes will be sent to R5 and R6 classes and students will return promptly to class once their questions are answered or tasks completed.  Remember every year tasks need to be completed so scholars can stay on track for scholarship dollars toward freshman tuition to any private or public instituition in Indiana.  

FAFSA deadline has been extended (See attachment) 

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers announced today that the state’s March 10th financial aid filing deadline would be extended to April 15th this year in response to recent issues with a federal data retrieval tool that complicated the process for families attempting to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Scholarship Update

There are no new scholarships in Naviance this week, but......

Amy Beverland applications are due Monday, the 20th

Lawrence Township School Foundation Scholarsip applications are due Friday, March 24th (This is during spring break so plan accordingly.) 

'Life is like a camera, You focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negative and if things don't work out, Tak another shot." 

Enjoy your weekend! 


Mrs. A


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