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    November Highlights....

    • Junior Conferences: Counselors will meet with juniors to discuss course registration for senior year, college planning, postsecondary options, and more. Meeting invitations will be distributed in Homeroom on 11/9.
    • Junior Parent Meeting: Nov. 16; 6:00-7:00pm (Auditorium); counselors will review course selections for senior year and discuss students' preparation for their post-secondary plans, including providing an overview of the college application process.
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference: open to juniors! Three-day conference to help students develop leadership skills - March 31-April 2, 2023.
    • Freshmen Conferences (Homeroom on 11/9): View the video reviewing four-year plans.
    • PreACT: All 10th graders will take the PreACT on Wednesday, 11/16.
    • College Visits (outside Student Services unless otherwise noted)
      • Nov. 14: UNC-Greensboro
      • Nov. 16: NCSU Pre-Veterinary Program
      • Nov. 17: William Peace University
      • Nov. 21: East Carolina University
    • 2023 NC Governor's Page Program - applications are now open!

    Week of Nov 28-Dec 2

    • Dec 1: Interim reports
    • Remember that applications for NC Governor's Page (JR/SR) and Rotary Youth Leadership Conference (JR) are now open!

    Week of Nov 21-25

    • Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
    • College Visits:
      • Nov. 21: East Carolina University

    Week of Nov 14-18

    • Junior Conferences all week - students received an invitation in Homeroom on 11/9
    • Nov. 14: Homeroom Schedule
    • Nov. 16: Junior Parent Meeting: 6:00-7:00pm (Auditorium); counselors will review course selections for senior year and discuss students' preparation for their post-secondary plans, including providing an overview of the college application process.
    • Nov. 16: PreACT (all 10th graders)
    • College Visits (outside Student Services)
      • Nov. 14: UNC-Greensboro
      • Nov. 16: NCSU Pre-Veterinary Program
      • Nov. 17: William Peace University

    Week of Nov 7-11

    • NC Governor's School
      • The application period for the 2023 Governor's School Session has begun!
      • Program Overview (completed application due to Ms. Wilson by 11/9)
        • Any student interested in applying for Governor's School must first meet with Ms. Wilson to review their eligibility & the application process.
      • Governor's School Webinar (password: GovSchool2023)
    • Nov. 8: Calendar Out Day (Election Day)
    • Nov. 9: PreACT: All 10th grade students
    • Nov. 9: Freshmen Conferences (Homeroom): View the video reviewing four-year plans.
    • Nov. 10: Early Release Day
    • Nov. 11: No School (Veterans Day) 

    Week of Oct 31-Nov 4

    • AP Exam Opt-Out for Fall '22 Students 
      • Students taking AP classes during the Fall 2022 semester who wish to opt out of the AP exam must complete this form by Nov. 1 to avoid the $40 unused exam fee. No exceptions will be made for late requests.
    • NC Governor's School
      • The application period for the 2023 Governor's School Session has begun!
      • Program Overview (completed application due to Ms. Wilson by 11/9)
        • Any student interested in applying for Governor's School must first meet with Ms. Wilson to review their eligibility and the application process.
      • Governor's School Webinar (password: GovSchool2023)
    • Nov. 3: 1st Quarter ends
    • Nov. 4: No School (Teacher Workday)

    Week of Oct 24-28

    •  Week #4 of Countdown to College Month - Final Week! 
      • Oct. 25: Scholarship Information Session: Media Center (A & C lunches)
      • Oct. 25 & 27: CFNC Virtual Session - "I applied. Now what?"
        • Register for the Oct 25 session (4:00pm)
        • Register for the Oct 27 session (6:00pm)
      • Oct. 26: Counselor Corner: outside Student Services (all lunches)
    • Oct. 24: Vanderbilt University college visit: outside Student Services
    • Oct. 25: 9th Grade SEL Presentation - Self-Awareness, Stress, & Anxiety
    • Oct. 25: School Picture Makeup Day (grades 9-11)
    • Oct. 27: UNC-Chapel Hill college visit: Media Center, 10:30-11:00am; sign up here 
    • Oct. 29: Wake Tech FAFSA Day
      • Southern Wake Campus; 9a-12p; Registration
      • Need more help completing the FAFSA? Come and get help from the WTCC Financial Aid staff!
    • HBCU College Fair
      • Oct. 29: 10:00a-2:00p at Broughton High School; Registration
      • Speak with HBCU representatives and learn more about admissions, financial aid, and scholarships!
      • For more information, contact caryakahbcu@gmail.com
    • AP Exam Opt-Out
      • Students taking AP classes during the Fall 2022 semester who wish to opt out of the AP exam must complete this form by Nov. 1 to avoid the $40 unused exam fee. No exceptions will be made for late requests.

    Week of Oct 17-21

    • Week #3 of Countdown to College Month 
      • Free Application Week!
      • Oct 18 & 20: College Application Help Sessions: Media Center (A & C lunches)
        • Tips for completing your college applications - whether on CFNC or Common App!
    • Oct. 18: 9th grade SOS presentations in Healthful Living classes
    • Oct. 18: The ASVAB Military Entrance Exam
    • Oct. 19 Mental Health Awareness Night - Keeping Your Youth Emotionally & Physically Safe
      • View the presentation - please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss this material.
      • 6:30-7:30pm; Presented by Mark Cowell, WCPSS Sr. Admin. Crisis Prevention & Intervention
      • Learn about strategies and skills to help students remain emotionally and physically safe. Topics will include: recognizing concerning emotions, feelings, or behaviors; problem solving skills; how and when to seek help for your student.

    Week of Oct 10-14

    • Week #2 of Countdown to College Month 
    • Interims (#2) go out this week
    • Oct. 10: Teacher Workday
    • Oct. 11: Financial Aid Night (5-6pm in Media Center)
      • View the presentation
      • Join AFHS Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Linda Brannan, for an overview of the financial aid process, including tips on completing the FAFSA and identifying & applying for scholarships.
    • Oct. 12: PSAT (for 9th, 10th, 11th graders who signed up)
    • Oct. 13: 9th grade SOS presentations in Healthful Living classes
    • Oct. 14: College Visit - Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Oct. 15: Wake Tech Open House - 9:00a-12:00p at the Southern Campus
      • Review the WTCC application and FAFSA processes - staff will be available to help students get started on their applications!
      • Learn more about the extensive offering of academic programs - faculty and staff available to meet with students and families.
      • Campus tours & student panel - current students will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

    Week of Oct 3-7

    • Week #1 of Countdown to College Month
    • US Service Academies - Virtual Information Session: Oct 3 (7-9pm)
      • View the presentation
      • Representatives from each academy will review the application process, and staff from Rep. Deborah Ross' office will review the nomination procedures.
    • CFNC Virtual Session - Apprenticeships & Trades Career Fair: 3:30-5:00pm
      • View the presentation
      • Learn more about the various programs offered at community colleges across the state! 
    • UNC System Virtual Open House
      • During the week of October 3, 2022, students will have the option of attending up to four virtual sessions, with each session offering information about various schools in the UNC-System. Current students from each university will share details about their college experience and answer questions live.

    Week of Sept 26-30

    • The CCP Spring 2023 Enrollment Cycle
      • The enrollment cycle begins on September 26th. Visit our CCP page for more details, including how to register for a CCP information session on October 4th during all three lunches.
    • Park Scholars Information Session - Friday, 9/30
      • Seniors interested in applying to be considered for North Carolina State University's Park Scholarship program are welcome to attend a session during their lunch to hear from both a former and current Park Scholar to learn more about the program and get tips on applying.
      • The sessions will take place during all three lunches on Friday, September 30th, in the Media Center. Please register for a session during your assigned lunch so you may receive a pass to attend. Students who have 3rd/4th Early Release should still complete the form and attend the A lunch session. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 29th by 1:00p. You may only attend during your assigned lunch.
    • College visits - Friday, 9/30
      • Alabama, Appalachian State, South Carolina - all three lunches in the Performing Arts Lobby; no registration required
      • Queens University - all three lunches in the Media Center
    • Seniors: keep working on those college applications! 

    Week of Sept 19-23

    • College Application Tips & Reminders (emailed to seniors today)
    • Freshmen counselors (Mr. Donatini & Ms. Borrero) will visit 9th grade classes on Mon, Tue, Wed.
    • Interims will be released this week.
    • Upcoming college visits:
      • 9/30: Queens University - all three lunches in the Media Center

    Week of Sept 12-16

    • Sleep Health Week - Click the link for tips and information on how to develop better sleep habits for improved physical and mental health.
    • Senior Presentation - presented on 9/13