Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SAT Prep at Main Library

The Jacksonville Public Library’s Main Branch, in partnership with Sylvan Learning, will present, “Acing the SAT,” a free session offering tips and tricks for test taking and writing the essay, and strategies for improving scores.

Registration is required.  Choose one of their dates (January 15, March 5, or April 2)  and call the Main Library's Teen Department at
630-0673 to register.  The class is from 11am-1pm.

The Main Libary is located in downtown Jacksonville at 303 N Laura St

FSU Service Scholar Program

This is a reminder that applications for the FSU Service Scholar Program must be submitted and supplemental materials postmarked by January 14, 2011. More information about the program and the application can be found through our website http://thecenter.fsu.edu/involved/programs/scholars.html

Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program for the 2011- 2012 academic year. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and numerous leadership opportunities.

An important part of continuing the success of this extraordinary Program is recruiting excellent incoming students. Therefore, the Center for Leadership and Civic Education is making tremendous efforts to promote this opportunity to all incoming FSU freshmen or interested high school juniors and seniors, but we need your help! Please forward this email to any organizations, schools, or students you know that might be interested.

For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Education online at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/involved/programs/scholars.html. Applications can be accessed as a PDF from that website or online at http://sacommunications.fsu.edu/thecenter/Get%20Involved/programs/ServiceScholars/service_scholar.html. Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by January 14, 2011 to be considered for this unique program.

Underclassmen Night - In case you missed it!

Last night, 1/10/11, Guidance hosted an Underclassmen Night geared towards 9th and 10th grader parents. If you missed the presentation or just wanted to download a copy of the PowerPoint click on the link below!  Any of the fancy forms (like the Community Service Log) that we talked about are on the blog as well as in the Guidance Office.


Safe Driving for Teens!

Learn how to help your teen beat the statistics and be a safe driver by attending the “Safe Driving for Teens” presentation given by William Miller of Allstate. The event will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 7p.m. in room B-2 (the courtroom) of Fletcher High. Students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a Gate Station gift card. For more info contact Bridget Starr at 233-3816 or star0472@bellsouth.net.

Monday, January 3, 2011

FAMU Scholarship Fair

Florida A&M University will be hosting a Scholarship Fair where scholarships will be awarded!

Eligible students will receive personal invitations from FAMU.

Prospective students who qualify are also welcome!

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Andrew Jackson High School (3816 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206, 904-630-6950)

Please contact the Office of Recruitment for additional information:

(850) 599-3512 or visit www.famu.edu/recruitment.

USF Engineering Expo

The University of South Florida College of Engineering personally invites you to the 39th annual Engineering EXPO! Located in USF's engineering complex, this free exhibition seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of engineering, science, technology, and math in their lives. EXPO is held on the 18th and 19th of February 2011, taking place from 9am to 4pm on both days.

Last year the USF Engineering EXPO had more than 6,000 elementary, middle and high school students in attendance. Guests have the opportunity to visit interactive booths and shows put on by over 30 USF student organizations, 10 research laboratories, 15 engineering and science departments, and many local corporations.

All of our exhibits are designed to be interactive - to teach students while entertaining them. This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to learn about USF Engineering and for students of all ages to gain an interest in the fields of engineering, science, technology, and math.

Popular shows at Engineering EXPO typically include:

• Physics: The Science of Everything

• Chemistry Magic Show

• Laser Light Show

In previous years, corporations that have provided exhibits include TECO Energy, NASA, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sypris Electronics. All of these corporations offer demonstrations and activities while giving students a unique opportunity to meet with local engineers.

This year BBQ by Lupton's will be catering the event. Lunch runs from 10am to 2pm and the costs for a complete meal will be $5-$8 depending on selections. Vegetarian options will be available. More detailed information about the catering menu will be available closer to the event date on our website, as well as other important updates. T-shirts, snacks, and souvenirs are also available for purchase throughout the day.

Register now to attend the 2011 USF Engineering EXPO by visiting them online at http://expo.eng.usf.edu.

PSAT Results are in!

Counselors will be distributing PSAT results this week.  9th and 10th graders will receive them via English classes.  11th graders who took the exam will be called up to guidance to receive their scores.  All students who took the PSAT will hear a presentation on how to interpret and understand their scores.  Parents, please ask your students to share their PSAT booklets and answer documents with you.

Click here: for detailed information on how to understand the PSAT scores!