Friday, November 6, 2015

December ACT Deadline

Today is the last day to register for the December 12th ACT.  If you are planning to take the test in December, you need to log in and register by today.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


The PSAT will be administered to all 10th and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 28th.  I still have six slots open for any 9th grade student that would like to take this year's test.  The testing fee is $15. Please turn all checks into Mrs. Cook.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Senior Scholarship Opportunity

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

  • 30 - $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses
  • Eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
  • Enter online or by mail once every two weeks (up to 15 times)
  • Two winners chosen every two weeks from October 30-May 13

Enter at

SAT Registration Deadline

The regular registration deadline for the November 7th SAT is this Friday, October 9th.  Any student planning to take the SAT in November needs to go ahead and sign up by Friday.  It is my suggestion that any Junior planning to take the SAT before their Senior year register to take the November 7, December 5, or January 23 administration before the test changes in March.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

College Road Trip Deposit

The first deposit of $50 (non-refundable) for the College Road Trip is due by this Friday, September 18th.  Any student in 9th-12th grades interested in attending needs to sign up on Mrs. Cook's door and bring the deposit by Friday.

ACT Registration Deadline Friday

The deadline to register for the October 24th ACT test is this Friday, September 18th.  If you are interested in taking the ACT on that date, be sure to register by Friday.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

High School Students and Social Media

Top 10 things you should never do in a post, snap, tweet, text, or whatever else it is students do these days.

10.  Trash your teachers or school
9.  Cyberbully a fellow classmate
8.  Post emotionally
7. Lie
6.  Threaten violence
5.  Post something unprofessional
4.  Post overly specific location check-ins
3.  Disclose confidential information
2.  Rely on privacy settings 100% - If you don't want something seen again, don't post it on the Internet!
1.  Post inappropriate comments or pictures - If you wouldn't want your grandparents reading or seeing it, you probably shouldn't post/send it.

Besides the obvious reasons for not doing most of these things, colleges and future employers employ people whose sole job is to research you on the internet.  It would be terrible to not be accepted to the college or job of your choice because of a bad post (judgement) you made during  your high school years.  Just because you think it has been deleted or disappeared doesn't mean that it isn't still out in cyberspace somewhere waiting to be found.

Be cautious and be smart in your social media use.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

11th - ASVAB

Mark your calendars:  The ASVAB test has been scheduled for all 11th graders on Thursday, November 12th from 8:15 to 11:15 AM.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

College Road Trip

It is not too late to sign up for this year's College Road Trip.  The deadline to signup and pay the $50 non-refundable deposit is Friday, September 18th.

We will be headed north on this year's trip.  We plan to visit Kennesaw State, University of North Georgia, Truett McConnell, Piedmont College, Toccoa Falls College, Brenau, and Georgia Gwinnett.  The total cost of the trip will be around $350 and will be set when participation is determined.

Prom Committee

Any Junior interested in serving on this year's Prom committee needs to sign up on the sheet outside Mrs. Cook's door by Friday.

Next SAT Date

The next SAT will be administered on October 3rd.  Regular deadline for registering is this Thursday, September 3rd.  If you are a senior and have not yet taken the SAT, you need to sign up for this test date or the November test date.

Monday, August 31, 2015


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