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Current Announcements

Current Announcements: (also please see Upcoming Events at bottom of page)

CCP - College Credit Plus: Mrs. Killingsworth met with students the week of December 13 about College Credit Plus, a program in which students can earn free college credit while in High School.  A CCP Information Night will be held at Lowellville High School on Monday, January 24, 2000 at 6:00p.m.  Interested students and parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Seniors - please see the Senior Calendar of Events listed to the left of my homepage.

Seniors - a Google sheet has been shared with you that lists scholarship information as they come in; be checking it regularly to keep on top of deadlines!

Seniors - YSU will be holding a virtual Financial Aid night Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Register at www.ysu.edu/finaid/night.

FAFSA- Seniors planning on attending college/university/trade school must have parents/ guardians fill out the FAFSA.  This online form is used by schools to determine finanical aid and scholarship amounts.  Aim to have this done by the end of December.  If you need assistance filling out the FAFSA, YSU's Financial Aid office will help even if you are not planning on attending YSU.

Free/Reduced Lunch - Students on a free/reduced lunch may take the ACT free of charge as well as have college application fees waived; see me for these forms.

College Visit Days - Students may take up to three days per year to visit colleges.  Make sure to notify me or the office before attending and bring back proof of attendance.

Planning on Playing College Sports? See me to register for the NCAA

YSU Honors College  - Have a GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 26 or higher?  You may qualify for YSU's Honors College.  This has a separate application process.  See me for details.

Fastweb - Seniors, create a Fastweb account to search for nationwide scholarships that you may be eligible for.  This is free and online.

Scholarships - Please see the tab marked "Scholarships" on my webpage for the latest information on local scholarships. 

ACT - Students may register for a National ACT exam, offered several times throughout the year, at one of the local testing sites.  Next exam is Feb. 12, 2022, register by Jan. 7, 2022.   The next exam after that is April 2, register by Feb. 25.  Please see me if you need help registering.  Students on a free/reduced lunch may test for free.  All juniors take the test free of charge in March (this is called the State exam), although students are strongly encouraged to take the exam more than once.  The school will register juniors for this exam. 

Juniors - The ACT has been moved to March 15.  There is no costs.  All juniors take the ACT and the school will handle the registration process.  I will be visiting your classes soon to distribute practice material.  A packet of information regarding the ACT on March 15 is being sent home the week of January 10.

Juniors - National Honor Society induction will be April 8, 2022.   In addition to having a 3.4 GPA at the end of first semester of junior year, you must complete and document at least 30 service hours.  Plan to have these service hours completed by the end of January.  Mrs. Reamer will notify eligible applicants in late January/early February.  You must also submit a letter of endorsement, so be thinking about who you may want to ask (this may not be a teacher unless he or she served as a coach ora a leader of an extra-curricular organization. 

Juniors - The Horatio Alger Scholarship is only open to JUNIORs.  Now accepting applications until March 15, 2022.  Up to $10,000, minimum GPA of 2.0 and family gross income of below $55,000.  Apply online at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/

Upcoming Events:

Internet Safety Presentation:  cancelled due to Covid.  We will try to reschedule this in the spring.

Lowellville CCP Night: Jan. 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  This informational presentation (held in person) will cover all the basics of CCP, or College Credit Plus, a program in which students can earn free college credit along with high school credit. 

Grade 8 Career Development Workshop - Jan. 26, 2022 during Social Studies or Language Arts class.  Student will be creating an account and exploring the Ohio Means Jobs website with Doug Foster, Career Counselor from the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio.

YSU Virtual Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 6:30 p.m.  To register, go to www.ysu.edu/finaid/night

Next ACT National Exam: February 12.  Register by Jan. 7.  Students on a free/reduced lunch may test for free; see Mrs. Killingsworth for a waiver.  Next exam after that is April 2, then June 11.