High School Counselor Grades 9-12: Chrissy Kafkalas

Address: Jenkintown High School, 325 Highland Ave., Jenkintown, PA 19044

Email: kafkalac@jenkintown.org    |  Telephone: (215) 884-1801 x 214  |  Fax: (215) 886-2283

College Board School Code/CEEB Code: 391920

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JENKINTOWN SPECIFIC GUIDANCE EVENTS:  Click HERE for the Guidance Calendar of Events

2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIPS:  https://sites.google.com/a/jtowndrakes.org/jenkintown-hs-guidance/financial-aid-scholarships 

COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

  • Free Family Dinners for those who could use a nice hot meal, sponsored by the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. Guests are served a hot homemade meal with leftovers packaged to go home. There are also desserts, fruit, and non-perishables that also may be taken. This year we are planning to offer tutoring and storying telling for children. Meals are offered on most Sundays from 5-6pm.  Please click HERE for exact dates and more information.
  • The Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA is hosting the 2017 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Forum on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:30-9:00 pm on the campus of Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  High school girls will be able to network with female STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professionals over dinner, followed by a public panel program with distinguished female speakers including Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.; CEO, Communicard LLC.

     While the event is free to the high school girls, there is an application to attend, which can be found here: http://www.davincisciencecenter.org/public-service/wise-network/wise-2017-forum-student-application/Qualified applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 13, 2017.

     

COLLEGE FAIRS  |  CAREER FAIRS  |  SERVICE ACADEMIES:
  • AAVMC Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions - Registration is Open!

    AAVMC is pleased to announce its annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions event. This free event is for any high school and undergraduate student with an interest in the veterinary medical profession. The AAVMC’s recruiting event is a unique opportunity for prospective veterinary students to meet with admissions representatives from the veterinary medical colleges in the US and abroad. Information sessions are held to provide great information about various careers in veterinary medicine as well as helpful information on applying to veterinary school. Save the date for this unique opportunity! 

    AAVMC’s Annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair 
    & Information Sessions
    Sunday March 12, 2017
    2:30 PM—5:00 PM

    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    2500 Calvert Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    Event registration is open and can be found at http://tinyurl.com/AAVMCCareerFair!

     

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Lisa Greenhill at DiversityMatters@aavmc.org for additional information.

     

    Parents need not register. Please note that we encourage students to register themselves as the registration includes a short survey about the profile of students who may be interested in veterinary medicine. This data helps us to plan future educational and recruiting programming.

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Main Line Regional College Fair, Villanova University, 6:30pm to 9pm
SUMMER/SPECIAL PROGRAMS:
1) PACT:  Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinkinghttps://algorithmicthinking.org/registration/, deadline to apply is March 5, 2017.  While it is true that computers and programming are a major part of modern computer science, the Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking (PACT) – funded partially through the National Science Foundation and Rutgers University and hosted by Princeton University through the Center for Computational Intractability – goes beyond that. The program teaches students about the mathematics and algorithms fundamental to the computer science field. Many summer programs teach high school students programming and application development, but this six week intensive course is one of very few with a theoretical and proof-based emphasis.  This program will be held on the University of Princeton's Campus from June 26-July 28, 2017. The program fee is $1000 and the only requirements to participate are high school algebra, willingness to work hard and be challenged, and, above all, the desire to learn.

2) PFEW Applications are NOW Available: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2016 (open to 10th and 11th Graders) is a unique and challenging program designed for high school sophomores and juniors.  PFEW furnishes a perfect opportunity to learn about career opportunities that students may not have considered.  What will you do at PFEW? By acting as an executive management team and running your own business, you and your peers will learn about our free enterprise system.  With the task of turning an “imaginary company” into a financial success, you will determine selling prices, marketing costs, budgets for production, research and development, financing and stock options.  You will develop your own marketing strategies and design an advertising campaign.  In essence  you will make all the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. Throughout your PFEW adventure, you will meet and work with some of Pennsylvania’s top executives.  Representing career fields including law, engineering, manufacturing, advertising, environmental protection, computer technology, and politics.  These inspiring professionals will share their motivational success stories with you. INTERESTED? The EARLY BIRD APPLICATION DEADLINE is March 3, 2017, the final appellation deadline is April 7, 2017. Applications are available here: http://www.pfew.org/student_application.php.  Don’t delay, this could be a wonderful opportunity to do something exciting this summer. 

3) Interested in business or health care careers? Would you like a culturally diverse summer educational experience?  Are you a current 10th or 11th Grader?
The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) at Lehigh University held July 2 - July 29, 2017 and the University of Pittsburgh Health Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) held on June 25 - July 22, 2017, former Governor's School programs, are accepting applications for the 2017 summer programs.  Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is February 15, 2017.  
For more information on the Global Entrepreneurshiphttp://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca/psge
For more information on the Health Careers Scholar Academyhttp://www.hcsa.pitt.edu 

4) University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science middle school summer program for girls:  PennGEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science)is a week-long day camp for girls who are finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade this year and who have an interest in math, science, or engineering.  Students will spend a week in UPenn’s world-class facilities with Penn faculty and students learning about how engineering affects our everyday lives. https://www.seas.upenn.edu/awe/gems/

5) Find more programs HERE.


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STUDENT RECOGNITION 2016-2017:
  • Congratulations to MIKAYLA CASEY for receiving the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award.  She was awarded $1000 for her strong commitment to community service and her leadership abilities in school activities.  Congrats Mikayla.

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