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The District will be issuing refunds for the PNG vs Silsbee varsity football game that was originally scheduled on Friday, September 1st.  To collect your refund, please bring your ticket(s) to the business office located in the Administration Bldg. at 620 Avenue C beginning Tuesday, September 19th through Friday, September 29th between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  No refunds will be issued after Friday, September 29th. 
PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE RECENT EFFECTS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, THERE WILL BE NO EARLY RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 26th & 27th AS INDICATED ON THE 2017-18 SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Seniors-Mr. Sims
Instructor: Mr. Sims   
Welcome to the Senior Webpage.  Please check this website frequently for tips and information to help you have a successful year and plan for a productive post-high school career.  You will find upcoming events on the calendar, college information, financial aid information, scholarship information and applications, valuable web links, and much more.  We are looking forward to a great and exciting year!
 
Senior Announcements (Updated 9/21)
University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is offering a Leadership in Service Scholarship. Interested students must have a passion for personal development and a commitment to service. This scholarship, for students admitted to UD, is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). The students selected will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $88,000 over four years. Interested students see Mr. Sims in the counselors' office.
Deadline is November 1, 2017
Local Scholarship App
The PN-G local scholarship application is now available in the counselors' office or you can print one here.
Many local scholarships are awarded by referencing the local application, so you must have one on file to be considered for these. Deadline is February 23, 2018, but DON'T WAIT!
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

The United States (U.S.) Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship, achievement and promise of future success. Seniors chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars are selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they will be presented with a medallion at a ceremony in their honor. While there, the students will engage with accomplished people and participate in conversations and events over issues that concern America and the world. The Texas commissioner of education will nominate 10 male and 10 female candidates to apply for the honor.
Beginning in 2016, outstanding students who demonstrated excellence in career and technical education (CTE) have been included for recognition. Therefore, TEA also invites high school seniors who are participants of a CTE program graduating between January and June of 2018 to apply for the opportunity to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar. In addition to the 20 general application candidates who will be nominated to apply, the Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate five additional students who are in CTE to apply for the honor.
Students interested in being nominated for either honor should see Mr. Sims in the counselors' office.
Deadline is Friday, September 29

Texas Youth Preparedness Council
Are you passionate about emergency preparedness and community resilience? Looking for a leadership and/or service opportunity? If so, you should apply to be on the Texas Youth Preparedness Council! The mission of the council is to engage and empower youth in individual and community preparedness activities and roles. The council provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to enhance their knowledge of preparedness and develop leadership skills that will help them in addressing the needs of their communities. Youth will work on local preparedness projects, be an ambassador for youth preparedness on the state level, and provide a unique prospective to state agencies interested in preparedness. Apply online.
Texas Student Housing Scholarship
1) Open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX.
2) Deadline: January 31, 2018
Visit counselors' office for an application or print an application here
McNeese St. University
1) Out of state fee waiver for qualifying students (cost of attendance is equivalent to in-state student)
2) Preview Days: Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, February 24; register at mcneese.edu/previewday
3) Admission and scholarship applications are available at mcneese.edu/apply
Visit the counselors' office for more info.
Northwestern State University (LA)
1) NSU is offering an automatic out of state waiver for attending a high school in a county that borders Louisiana. This is an offer worth $43,152 over 4 years.
2) Apply: nsula.edu/futurestudents/how-to-apply/
3) ACT or SAT scores can be sent using codes 1600 for ACT and 6592 for SAT. Score reports and transcripts can also be sent via fax to 318-357-4660.
4) Early-bird scholarship deadline is October 31 and NSide View Event is November 4.
WACE National Co-Op Scholarship
160 merit-based scholarships, totaling $4.2 million, to a select group of colleges and universities.
Qualifictions: GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; apply to a WACE partner institution; 200-word essay.
Apply: www.waceinc.org
QuestBridge National College Match
Connects high-achieving, low-income students with a select group of colleges and universities.
Deadline: September 27, 2017
Apply: www.questbridge.org
Texas Gear UP
College Prep Resources:
Filling out college applications, adjusting to college life, repaying loans, ACT & SAT testing, living far from home, college-prep checklist, and more!
TexasGearUP.com
The Horatio Alger Scholarship
Criteria: Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income); involved in extracurricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; GPA of 2.00
Deadline: October 25, 2017
Award: $6000 - $25,000
Apply online: scholars.horatioalger.org
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Criteria: involved in community service or volunteer work in the past 12 months
Deadline: November 7, 2017
Apply: spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit
Remind 101
If you would like to receive remind messages from Mr. Sims please text to 81010 and write @simsco in the message.
TSI
TSI Testing

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment test

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment determines your current skill levels in reading, math, and writing for college course level placement.
Helpful Links:
TSI Student Informative Brochure
TSI Sample Questions
TSI Sample Writeplacer Essays
Interested in the University of Houston?
Check out the scholarships they have to offer.
Scholarship Deadline: November 15
http://www.uh.edu/financial/undergraduate/types-aid/scholarships/
UT Dallas

Discover UT Dallas

Discover UT Dallas is hosted in cities across Texas. University representatives will answer questions and provide detailed information regarding admissions, scholarships, financial aid, academic programs and campus life. Space is limited and registration is required.

Houston

Sunday, October 16, 2016
4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Sheraton Suites near the Galleria
Houston
Register

Scholars' Day

High school seniors, community college students and their families are invited to visit and explore the UT Dallas campus on Scholars’ Day. Students who attend can qualify for application fee waivers for the upcoming school year.

Senior Scholars' Day I

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
UT Dallas Campus
Event Full - Join the Wait List

Senior Scholars' Day II

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
UT Dallas Campus
Register

FAFSA
October 1, 2016 students may begin the fafsa application process. It is important to apply as soon as possible since money is given on a first come first serve, need basis. All students planning to attend college should complete a fafsa application in order to be eligible for some scholarships. Please remember that filling out this application does not cost. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to begin this process as early as October 1. Any special circumstances for financial assistance will need to be discussed directly with the university that your student plans to attend.
University of Houston
Students interested in University of Houston may join UH for Cougar Preview — our largest open house for future studentsSaturday, Nov. 19, 2016 or Saturday, April 1, 2017!

These are great times for students to get a preview of the UH experience! Students may register at #UHCougarPreview, students will be able to:
  • See the 667-acre campus, including a sneak peek of the residence halls
  • Learn about the admission requirements, academic programs and campus life
  • Interact with faculty, staff and current students
  • Experience what it's like to be a Houston Cougar
Visit uh.edu/cougarpreview for more information.


Texas A&M University Engineering
The Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers presents, Texas A&M University Finding Engineering. This event will be held January 27, 2017-January 28, 2017. Registration is open from 10/10/16-11/19/2016. This opportunity is open to all Juniors and Seniors interested in engineering and other STEM majors. Contact hsc@swetamu.org or find more information at www.swetamu.com/high-school-conference.
Financial Aid
Students may begin applying for fafsa beginning October 1, 2016. If a student is planning on attending college in the 2017-2018 school year it is important to apply for fafsa as close to the October 1 opening date as possible. Please see the attached document under "important senior documents" entitled "2017-2018 Fafsa update" for more information.
Parents of Class of 2017
Please sign up to receive reminds from Mrs. Briggs regarding important events for your student's senior year. Text the message @k3e39 to 81010 or on your iphone or Android phone open your web browser and go to the following link rmd.at/k3e39 and follow the instructions to sign up.
Important Senior Documents (Updated 9/22)
 Comparative Features of the SAT vs. ACT.pdf
Side-by-side comparison of the ACT vs. the SAT college entrance exams
 Mid County Retired School Personnel Scholarship App.pdf
Mid-Jefferson County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Application
 SAT_ACT Test Dates 17-18.pdf
SAT/ACT Test Dates 17-18
 Seniors 17-18 Handbook.pdf
Senior Handbook 17-18
 Seniors 2016 presentation.ppt
Parent Night Presentation
Class Contacts
+ Briggs, Pat
+ Deckert, Jon
+ Graffagnino, Laurie
+ Jungen, Stephanie
+ Schexnaider, Kevin
+ Waguespack, Brian
+ Wueller, Kelley
Click on name to see details.

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