Mrs. Resto - Class of 2019

Mrs. Resto’s Counselor Newsletter

Fall 2017

Welcome back to another school year at Red Land High School. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break returning energized for the junior year.  The junior year of high school is extremely important and busy.  There is a lot to think about and prepare for post-secondary plans.  I will be visiting junior classes to talk about post-secondary planning.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns at 717-938-6561 or by email tresto@wssd.k12.pa.us.

Reminder:  Students are encouraged to obtain a pass from me before 1st block to come to guidance during flex period if they need to speak with me.  Before and after school is a good time to visit the guidance office.  However, there will be times that I am not in my office, I have a sign up sheet posted for students to request a time for me to call them to guidance.  I will do my best to see a student as soon as possible.

Important dates

 

8/31/17 @6:00pm Back to school Night

9/12/17 @ 6:30pm College Information Night at Red Land High School  

9/27/17@ 5-7:00pm College Fair at Cedar Cliff High School

10/11/17@7:30am ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test)

10/14/17 @ 7:30am  PSAT’s at Red Land

12/2/17 @ 8:00  SAT’s at Cedar Cliff High school (Fee: without essay $46 with essay $60, Registration online Collegeboard.com by 11/2/17 or there will be a late fee)

1/4/18 @ 7:00pm Course Selection Night  

3/13/18 @ 6:30pm  Financial Aid Night

3/10/18 @ 8:00am SAT’s at Red Land High School( Register before 2/9/18)

 

Ways to Prepare for your future!

I can not emphasize enough how important it will be to take advantage of all the activities listed above.  This is the year of preparing for your future!  All college bound Juniors are highly recommended to take thePSAT.  Registration begins 9/13/17 through 10/13/17 and must be done in guidance.  The cost is $22.00 and checks should be made out to RL High School.  The PSAT provides valuable practice for the SAT. The PSAT will also determine if you qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Scholarship opportunity should be important to all college bound students and it is not too early to research your opportunities. 

 

College Visits:   A maximum of 6 cumulative visits between the junior and senior years will be considered excused absences with the proper documentation.  Written notification from the parent with name of college being toured & date must be provided to the main office prior to visit and then a signed statement from a college representative must be returned to the school with the student. 


ASVAB:  The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery will be administered to junior and seniors in the fall, 10/11/17.  This test is not only for students who are interested in joining the military but can help determine future occupations.  If interested sign- ups are in guidance.

 

SAT’s and or ACT:  It is highly recommended that all college bound students take the SAT or ACT in the junior year.  Most college bound students will take the SAT or ACT more than once. With practice a student is going to improve his/her scores.  For more details please visit collegeboard.com and/ or act.org, see Mrs. Resto in guidance to discuss individual situations.

 

Job Shadowing:  It is important for students to be exposed to many different career opportunities.  The school district has 2 career coordinators and lot of opportunities for career exploration.  Please visit the website: http://www.wssd.k12.pa.us/Departments.cfm?subpage=156461  If a student arranges a job shadowing experience a pre and post form must be filled out.  Forms can be picked up in the guidance office or found on the guidance website.

 

Parent Conferences 

Parent Conferences are scheduled for November 20th and 21th, 2017.  Group conferences will be scheduled through the guidance department for teachers who have requested conferences for specific students.  Phone calls from the guidance office or invitations will be mailed home at the beginning of November.   Anyone who does not receive a phone call or invitation and would like a conference is always encouraged to call the school and every effort will be made to accommodate the request.

 

Grade Level Promotions/Graduation Requirements

For students to be promoted to Senior Status at the end of this school year they must earn 19 credits.  However, a student needs 22 credits to graduate.  Therefore, to be on target to graduate in the year 2019 a student must have 16 credits at the end of 2017/2018 school year.  Please pay close attention to the required courses for graduation:

4 Credits in English

3 Credits in Social studies

3 Credits in Science

3 Credits in Math

1.5 Credits in PE (with Health & Driver’s Ed)

7.5 Credits in electives

= Total 22 Credits


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