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Prepare for Your Future Day

March 18, 2014

WAVERLY HIGH SCHOOL
PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE DAY
OCTOBER 15, 2014

 

Information below is from Prepare for Your Future Day 2013 - Prepare for Your Future Day will be different for 2014

Juniors and Seniors signed up for their event choice during the Senior Update Meetings or in their English 11 classrooms.  Registration forms were completed during at that time and turned in immediately.  All registrations are final at this point.

 

The events of the day, descriptions for those events, and the schedule are below.  Please contact Teresa, Counseling Assistant, at 402-786-2765  Ext 208 if you have questions.

 

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE EVENTS:

 

9TH GRADERS              CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

                              CAREER SPEAKERS

*Family Consumer Science

*Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

*Skilled and Technical Science

*Business/Information Technology

 

10TH GRADERS             P.L.A.N.

                              (Pre-ACT Opportunity)

 

11TH GRADERS       CHOICES INCLUDE:

                              *ACT Prep (Taught by 3 WHS Teachers)

                              *College Visit (9 buses to 9 colleges)

                                             *P.S.A.T.

                              *ASVAB

                              *Job Shadowing

 

 

 

12TH GRADERS       CHOICES INCLUDE:

                              *ACT Prep (Taught by 3 WHS Teachers)

                              *College Visit (9 buses to 9 colleges)

                                             *ASVAB

                              *Job Shadowing

 

FRESHMEN & THE CAREER SPEAKERS

Career and Technical Education involves today’s rigorous and relevant programs that prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high demand careers.  Freshmen will hear from employees in various CTE professionals who can share their career knowledge, academic/experiential pathways to success, and career advice. 

 

SOPHOMORES & THE PLAN TEST

This pre-ACT activity will take place in various rooms in the high school.  Students will receive information assigning them to certain rooms closer to the testing date.  PLAN results—and an interpretation of those results—will be provided to students in December.  We ask students to bring a copy of their results home to you.  This test will tell your student about his or her college readiness and give your student an ACT score prediction. 

 

NOTE: If your sophomore student is going to sign up for the P.S.A.T. (see information about the P.S.A.T. below) for this day he or she will need to take the PLAN on Monday, October 21st.   The sophomore registration deadline for the P.S.A.T. is Thursday, October 3rd

 

JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

Juniors and seniors registered to participate in the ACT Prep, ASVAB, job shadowing, or to go on a college visit (or to take the P.S.A.T. if juniors) during their class meetings or English class.  Students picked their first, second, and third option from the various choices.  Students will most likely receive their first option, but some may receive a second or third option.  Due to the specific needs of the testing companies, our transportation department, the participating colleges, and instructors, NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE once your student has signed up for an event.  The registration form must be on file in the counseling office in order to participate.  Other school arrangements will be made with the administrators if your student’s form is not returned.  Your student’s Emergency Release Form must be on file in order for him or her to visit a college on this day.  Without the form, the student will be reassigned to another option.              

 

 

ACT PREP SESSION

The preparatory workshop will take place at the high school.  High school instructors will provide review and test-taking tips for the English, math, and science sections of the test.  This is a great choice for any student who will be taking the October 26th test.

 

COLLEGES

The colleges that juniors and seniors can choose from are: 1) Doane College in Crete, 2) Southeast Community College-Beatrice, 3) Southeast Community College-Lincoln, 4) Southeast Community College—Milford, 5) University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and 6) University of Nebraska—Omaha, 7) Peru State College--Peru, 8) Nebraska Wesleyan--Lincoln and 9) Midland University--Fremont.  A BUS OF NO MORE THAN 50 STUDENTS (only 40 for certain colleges) WILL GO TO EACH COLLEGE.  Senior requests will be the first reviewed. ONCE BUSSES ARE FULL, SECOND OPTIONS WILL BE USED. 

 

P.S.A.T.

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is available to all juniors and a few sophomores. Successful test-takers may be eligible for National Merit Awards.  If this was your student’s choice, please have him or her bring the $14 registration fee in cash or check payable to School District 145 to Teresa in the Counseling Office by this Thursday, October 3rd.   If using a check, please write your student’s name in the memo section.  During their English 11 class, we highly encouraged strong test-takers to consider this option– especially those in the top 10% of their class.

 

Note: Sophomores who plan to take the P.S.A.T. must see Teresa in the Counseling Office to register by Wednesday, October 2nd.   We have sent an email to students who are in the top 10% of the sophomore class who should consider this test.

 

ASVAB

This Career Exploration Program is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize your goals.  Interested Juniors and Seniors can sign up for this test as part of the Prepare for Your Future Day.  Students who plan to join the military will be required to take this test at some point before enlistment.  This test, however, is not for students joining the military only.  It is a great opportunity for any student who would like to have further information about careers that may fit them. 

 

 

 

 

JOB SHADOWING

Job Shadowing involves working with a professional who has a job of the student’s interest, has something to teach, and can help the person shadowing him or her to learn new aspects related to the job, organization, certain behaviors or competencies.  Students and parents must set up the shadowing opportunity, have permission forms returned, and complete an attendance verification form signed by the professional. 

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY:

8:40 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (times will vary by activity): 

9TH GRADERS 

*Career and Technical Education Career Speakers

10th GRADERS 

*PLAN Testing

11th and 12th GRADERS:  

*ASVAB, *P.S.A.T., *ACT Prep, *Job Shadowing or *Visit 1 of 9 Colleges (returning at various times--all by 1:30 p.m.  

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

9TH AND 10TH--LUNCH

11TH AND 12TH--WAVERLY WAY

12:50 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

9TH AND 10TH--WAVERLY WAY

11TH AND 12TH--LUNCH 

1:30 p.m.

DISTRICT-SCHEDULED ALL STUDENT DISMISSAL 

 

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