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Big-Whit-blog-cover.jpgApplications for Whit’s Warriors Youth Leadership Program are in the office and online at www.bigwhit77.com. Whit’s Warriors is a group of students, both male and female, from public and private schools within Ouachita Parish and Lincoln Parish.  Interested students who meet the criteria should complete the application and submit letters of reference. 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

·         Senior classification for the 2016-17 school year

·         Academic achievement 3.0 GPA or higher through fall, 2016

·         Campus and community leadership

·         Athletic or Arts participation

·         Independent self-starter who can work with a team

·         Good communicator

·         Willing to pursue a higher education degree

 

Each Whit’s Warrior will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the university or community college of their choice.

 

For more information , please contact your school counselor or Big Whit 77 Foundation , 318-503-4284.

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12/06/16

Dear Students and Parents,

As we approach midterms and the end of the semester, I thought I would write about how our different terms are weighted at St. Frederick. Although it is referenced in our handbook, I thought I would shed more light about our policies.

At St. Frederick, each nine weeks is weighted 40% of the semester grade and the midterm or final is weighted 20% of the semester grade. The final grade at the end of the year is the average of both semesters. The following chart may be helpful in seeing this better.

(Semester Grade 1) -- 1st 9 weeks (40%) + 2nd 9 weeks (40%) + Midterm exam (20%)

(Semester Grade 2) -- 3rd 9 weeks (40%) + 4th 9 weeks (40%) + Final exam (20%)

(Final Grade for Year) -- (Semester Grade 1) + (Semesters Grade 2) divided by 2

An easy way to calculate the semester grades is the following formula [(1st 9 weeks)*2} + [2nd 9 weeks*2] + [Midterm*1] = TOTAL / divided by 5.

For example, a student earns 85 (1st 9 wks) 95 (2nd 9 wks) and a 92 (Midterm exam)

The student’s grade for Semester 1 would be calculated as follows:

(85 * 2) + (95 * 2) + 92 = 452 / 5 = 90.4 (which would average to a 90)

I find that students really do not understand the impact the midterm exam or the final exam can have on their final grade either to the positive or the negative. Also, St. Frederick only considers the final grade of the class in the grade point average or GPA.

Hope this helps!

Good luck students on your midterms. Please study!

Mrs. Coker

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Dual Enrollment Info

Dear High School Counselor/Teacher,

 

We are excited that your students have chosen to be a part of the University of Louisiana Monroe through our Dual Enrollment and/or Collegiate programs. You should have received notification from ULM recently about an opportunity for your Dual Enrollment/Collegiate students to activate their Freshman application.

 

In order to activate their new application for Fall 2017, please have them go to www.ulm.edu/activate and submit the form found at this link. As a Dual Enrollment/Collegiate student, they will not be required to pay an application fee. Also, please note that the form must be submitted by January 18, 2017 in order to be evaluated for a Freshman Academic Scholarship.

 

After activating their freshman application, they will receive a letter stating their new admission status. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 318.342.5430 or 318.342.5265.

 

Thank you in advance for your help. We appreciate the support you provide to our Dual Enrollment and/or Collegiate students.

 

Sincerely,

Mary Schmeer

Director of Enrollment and Scholarships

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Just in Time News from the Counselors’ Corner (10/11/2016)

Introduction

Dear Parents and Students,

The Counseling Staff at St. Frederick has created this article as a place for us to share information with students and parents. We will probably email most of this information as well but wanted to have one place that parents and students can revisit. Please revisit this article from time to time and we will update it often.

Also, please send us your questions and let us know what information you would like us to include for you.

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Coker, Mrs. May and Mr. Hammett

 

What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and can be accessed at the following web address: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Please note that this is a FREE application. There are lots of websites suggesting that they can do a better service for you but it is not necessary.

This year, the window for completing the FAFSA is October 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Parents and parents/guardians may use 2014-2015 tax information. The following link will give you lots of information about the FAFSA: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

A question that comes up often is whether or not a parent is required to complete the FAFSA. Although it is not a requirement in general, many universities may require it for attendance. We have checked with LSU and they do not require it for attendance. However, completion of the FAFSA is required to access TOPS, many other scholarships and financial aid.

 

PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors will be given on October 19th

The PSAT/NMSQT is “The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.” St. Frederick will be administering this test on October 19th to Sophomores and Juniors. Although only the Juniors will have the opportunity to receive scholarships, we want the Sophomores to have practiced taking the test in hopes they will be better prepared for their Junior year.

 

What is “Naviance” anyway?

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. St. Frederick uses Naviance primarily for sending official transcripts usually electronically to colleges. At the beginning of school, Mrs. Coker went into the senior classrooms and explained how to use Naviance for requesting transcripts for college applications. She will soon be going into the Junior classes to give them their log-in information.

 

College Applications -- Deadlines, “Early Decision,” “Early Action” Admission Requirements

Yesterday, I was in the Junior classes working on the pre-administration part of the PSAT. I took the opportunity to explain what they will need to be looking for during their Senior year. Here is some of the basic information we went over:

Deadlines: Students need to create a list of universities that they are considering attending. Once this is made, they need to create a list of deadlines for each university and keep them in a planner or calendar. Deadlines come quickly each year and this will help them not be overwhelmed by the application process. The following are some specific deadlines to keep in mind: Application Deadlines, Scholarship Deadlines and Housing Deadlines. They also must decide the type of application they want to submit for each university.

 

Types of Application:

*Early Decision – This application is binding and means that a student will attend that university if accepted and agrees to withdraw all other applications once accepted. The benefit of this application is that there is a significantly higher acceptance rate for those applying Early Decision.

*Early Action – Is a non-binding application but will ensure a student receives an answer from a university much sooner.

These are just a few. It is very important for a student to check each university so see what is necessary.

Tulane University -- Guaranteed acceptance for Louisiana students if … In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, applicants must apply Early Action or Early Decision by November 15th (November 1st for Early Decision) and:

* Reside in Louisiana

* Attend or have graduated from a Louisiana high school at the time of application

* Achieve 28+ on the ACT Composite or 1870+ on the old SAT or 1300+ on the redesigned SAT

* Have a 3.5+ cumulative GPA (unweighted, 4.00 scale) at the time of application in English, foreign language, science, social science, and college preparatory mathematics courses taken while in high school

* Complete 4 years of English, 3 years of social sciences, 3 years of lab science, 3 years of mathematics, and 2 years of foreign language

* Have no prior college attendance after high school graduation

* Have no suspensions, expulsions, or disciplinary violations

 

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Remaining ACT Dates for the 2016-17 School Year!  

*** There will also be an ACT on-campus on April 19th

October 22, 2016

September 16, 2016

September 17-30, 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016

November 5-18, 2016

February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017

January 14-20, 2017

April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017

March 4-17, 2017

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

May 6-19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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