College Connection for week ending September 15, 2017

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Subject: College Connection for week ending September 15, 2017
Date: September 15th 2017

Happy Friday, LN Families!  

Another week has come and gone here in Wildcat territory.  It is amazing how quickly months seem to fly by in the fall.  Lots of things are happening in the classroom and hallways as we prepare for Homecoming and College Go! Week, September 25-29th.  Please keep reading to stay abreast of everything college and career. 

College Rep Visits to Lawrence North

Lots of schools will be visiting us next week.  Students can go to Naviance, the college tab, to sign up.  Please remind your student to print the sign up page or take a screen shot of it and use either as a pass to attend.  It is also a good idea for students to put it on their personal calendar or send a remind message to themselves so they can remmber to attend.  Lots of great information is shared at these meetings and usually the groups are small enough to ask questions and make introductions for future contact and college campus inquiries.  Take a look at whose coming below.

Central Michigan University:  Sept. 19th @ 9:30

Columbia College Chicago:  Sept. 19th @ 11:15

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale:  Sept. 19th @ 3:00

University of Akron:  Sept. 20th @ 9:30

Indiana State University:  Sept 20th @ 11:15

Ohio University:  Sept. 20th @ 3:00

Marian University:  Sept. 21st @ 9:30

Baldwin Wallace University: Sept. 21 @ 11:15

Kentucky State University: Sept. 21st @ 12:00 (Commons) 

Indiana University:  Sept. 21st @ 3:00

Seton Hall University: Sept. 22 @ 9:30

Central State University: Sept. 22 @ 3:00

Parent/Teacher Conference Workshops (All workshops will take place in the media center) 

Scholar Track  Information System                      

(Greg Harrell, Indiana Commission for Higher Education)

1:30 - 2:15pm and 4 - 4:45pm
-Hear from the Commission for Higher Education about Indiana’s Scholars Success Program; aimed at helping ALL students graduate from college in four years.

NCAA Eligibility and the High School Student             

(Amy Routt, NCAA)


-Hear from the NCAA about what is required of student athletes who wish to play Division I,II and III sports in college.  

Raise.Me Scholarship Opportunity                      

(Tuesday Anderson, LN CC Coordinator)

6 -6:45pm

-Hear from LN’s College and Career Coordinator about college scholarships for high school students.  

First Generation Students going to College                                  

(Kalyn Miller, Marian University)

11 - 11:45am

(Debra Davis, University of Indianapolis)

5:00 - 5:45pm

-Hear from college representatives about how to get into college and what universities are doing to help first generation students graduate on time.  


38th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities College Fair and Scholarship Opportunity Network

The Indianapolis Black Alumni Council will be sponsoring its annual HBCU College Fair and Scholarship Opportunity Network on Thursday, Sept 28th and Friday, Sept. 29th.  There will be two separate events both occuring at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School.  

1. The HBCU College Fair will occur on Thursday, Sept. 28th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  This is open to the public.  

2. The Scholarship Opportunity Network will occur on Friday, Sept. 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm.  This event is for seniors with GPAs of 3.0 or higher wishing to apply to an HBCU.  Students wishing to attend must complete an registration form which can be picked up in Mrs. Anderson's office (room 128).  Students have earned scholarships at this event with complete applications submitted on this day.  A complete application consists of the application (which can be completed onsite), a transcript (which students will take with them) and tests scores (students should confirm that their SAT/ACT scores are on their transcript (their counselor can help with this).  If a senior does not have test scores they will not be invited to attend the Scholarship Opportunity Network.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 19th. In the past students have had a wonderful time at the Scholarship Opportunity Network and have left with goodies from colleges and universities.  

IUPUI JagTracks-Start your Journey

As an Indiana 21st Century Scholar, JagTracks is your opportunity to get a head start on your future as a successful college student.   This program will assist you in completing the necessary steps required by the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program. During JagTracks, you will participate in the following:

  • Learn about scholarships and financial aid
  • Understand the admissions application process, as well as the importance of the SAT and ACT
  • Participate in an impactful community service project
  • Tour IUPUI's dynamic urban campus

This program is for only for students in grades 8-12 who are enrolled in the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program. 

When: Saturday, September 30 from 9:00am to 3:30pm (check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to the start time)

Where:  IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard; Indianapolis 46202

Registration can be found here:

University of Indianapolis Welcomes New Freshman Class

This Fall, the University of Indianapolis welcomed a new class of discoverers, creators and innovators.  UIndy's freshman class includes more than 1,100 new students, contributing to a total enrollment of 3,937 undergraduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The new freshman class, hailing from 21 states and 31 countries, is one of the most diverse classes in UIndy's history, including more than 150 student athletes and nearly 250 honors students enrolled in more than 100 majors.  

Don't miss UIndy's Visit Days: School of Nursing, Fall Preview (Communication, Criminal Justice, History, Pre-Law, Political Science, Psychology & Social Work, Fine Arts Day, English & Creative Writing Day, Health Professions Day, School of Engineering Day, Sports Career Day and Discover UIndy Day.  All dates and registration information can be found here: 

Lunes de Latinos (Latino Mondays)

The University of Southern Indiana is presenting a comprehensive visit for Latino families interested in learning more about what ISU has to offer.  

Students will learn about the USI experience, admission process, take a campus and housing tour and hear from the financial aid department and the multicultural center.  To RSVP call 812-465-1690 or email gvidea@usi edu.  Online registration is available at A flyer is attached for your convenience.  

IU Groups Scholars Program

The Groups Scholars Program gives high-achieving, dedicated students the tools to grow and thrive while fulfilling their dreams of a higher education.  

Established in 1968 to increase college attendance among students who meet certain income requirements at Indiana University Bloomington, the Groups Scholars Program provides financial support and other resources to ensure students have what they need to succeed in college.  

High school seniors are recommended to the Groups Scholars Program by a recommender in their high school.  A recommendation is the only way to gain admittance to the program.

To be recommended you must meet specific criteria:

  1. Be a resident of the state of Indiana

  2. Be a US Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen (Has a green card)

  3. Meet the income and eligibility guidelines

  4. Have a minimum Cumulative High School GPA of at least 2.5

  5. Take the SAT or ACT by the October date.

  6. Complete the minimum (34 semesters) college preparatory courses which includes one semester of PreCalculus or Trigonometry and two years of a world language.

Seniors who are interested in more information about the Groups Program and who meet the above criteria are invited to participate in a call out meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 10:00 am in the Media Center.   Please see Mrs. Anderson for a pass to attend.  A flyer is attached for your convenience.

Lawrence North is hitting the road
We will be hitting the road and heading to colleges and universities during the months of October -December.  Attached is a flyer showing all the schools, dates, and cost for each trip as well as the permission to attend.   Money for the trips must be turned in with the permission slip to hold a student's seat on the bus.  Other than the National College Fair, only one bus will be requested for transportation.  Seats fill quickly so don't wait to return permission slips and money. (Open to sophomores with GPAs of 3.5 or higher, juniors, and seniors applying to any school on the itinerary).  A flyer with permission slip is attached for your convenience. 
"You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think." -Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. A. 









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