Our hearts are broken and go out to our precious Lowellville students and their families during this devastating time.
Counselors will be available from 10-2pm Monday in the small gym for students and families needing support. Information should be coming soon regarding when school functions will resume. If you or your child is in need of trauma or crisis support over the weekend, please see the following resources:
Help Network of Northeast Ohio - dial 211 to be connected to agencies in Ohio
Text Hotline - text "HOME" to 741741 for texting with a live crisis counselor
Suicide Hotline - 330-747-2696
All currently are open for new patients:
Alta Behavioral Healthcare 330-793-2487
Psycare Struthers 330-318-3078
Youth Intensive Services Youngstown 330-318-3436
Preferred Care Counseling Poland 330-757-3975
As we work to support our students, staff, and community during this difficult time, we wanted to suggest to parents that they please consider their child's readiness to participate in this week's track events.
Being in a large crowd with noises, running, and lots of stimulation could be triggering for students who are still feeling especially sensitive after this week's event. Please discuss your child's readiness before deciding to attend.
Feel free to contact the school for support if your child or loved ones are in need. Vist the Guidance website for information on local agencies that can offer crisis support.
Thank you and our prayers are with you,
Lowellville Guidance Department
Current Announcements: (also please see Upcoming Events at bottom of page)
Lowellville Foundation Scholarship interviews will be conducted the week of May 9. Students that will receive an interview will be notified the week prior.
Seniors - Please see the Senior Calendar of Events.
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!
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. February 15, 2022 is deadline to apply.
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 April 2, 2022, register by Feb. 25, 2022. The next exam after that is June 11, register by May 6. 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/
Next ACT National Exam: April 2. Register by Feb. 25. Students on a free/reduced lunch may test for free; see Mrs. Killingsworth for a waiver. Next exam after that is June 11, then July 16.