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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

UPCOMING ACT TESTING DATES:  @ MHS
Register at:  www.actstudent.org

FEB 11                     REG DATE:  JAN 13
                                 LATE REG:   JAN 20

APR  8                     REG DATE:  MAR  3
                                LATE REG:  MAR 17

JUNE 10                  REG DATE:  MAY 5
                                 LATE REG: MAY 19


UPCOMING SAT TESTING DATES: 
                                        ***ONLY @ MHS
Register at:  www.collegeboard.org

MAR 11                       REG DATE:  FEB 10
                                    LATE REG:  FEB 28

MAY 6  ***                  REG DATE:  APR 7
                                    LATE REG:  APR 25

JUNE 3 ***                  REG DATE:  MAY 9
                                    LATE REG:  MAY 24


SENIOR PARENTS:  

Please start looking at our Scholarship page above!!!  We are now posting National scholarships and will be updating local in the next month!!
For questions:  Becky_oliver@misd.gs
972-775-8237 ext. 1227

**Look for graduation letter coming in the mail from your school counselors in the next few weeks.

**Josten's has passed out graduation packets and if you still need one, they are in the Guidance Center.


SENIOR PARENTS:  LOOK OVER IN RESOURCES/PRESENTATIONS  for our download of the Senior Parent Informational Night in Sept., 2016

Students/Parents:  check out this site for "12 Common FAFSA Mistakes".  FAFSA is opening on October 1, 2016.  Review the information early and get an ID.
***This site is very helpful for senior parents. Lots of good information.






JUNIOR PARENTS:

Junior Bootcamps for SAT and ACT:  

ACT,  Feb 4, 2017
           Apr 1, 2017
SAT    Apr 29, 2017
Please email Becky Oliver at becky_oliver@misd.gs


PSAT scores should be available through email now, if a student gave an email while completing the first part of the test's demographics.

Parents: Want to know how to help your child make the most of their #PSAT/NMSQT scores? 




SOPHOMORE PARENTS:
 

FRESHMAN PARENTS:
8th grade Parent Presentation - Nov 15th. 8thgradeParentMeeting.pptx


*****see link to presentation for Freshman Parent MTG from October 25th:
orms are available in the Guidance Center if you were unable to attend the meeting.  These Forms are due by November 4 to your students Social Studies teacher.



ALL CLASSES:

REGISTRATION FOR NEXT YEAR'S CLASSES WILL BEGIN IN A FEW WEEKS FOR FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS!!   SEE "RESOURCES" PAGE ABOVE AND UNDER ACADEMIC PLAN GUIDE, THERE IS A NEW LINK TO ON-LINE REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS.





Current Information

COUNSELOR/ACADEMIC ADVISORS ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS YEAR HAVE CHANGED.
Welcome, Ashley Bergeron and Kim Catron, as FRESHMEN ACADEMIC ADVISORS, with the split A-L for Mrs. Catron and M-Z for Mrs. Bergeron.
Laura Phillips has A-GO for 10th through 12th, Melissa Tomlinson has GR-PA, and David Moore has PE-Z.
Our new COLLEGE LIAISON is Becky Oliver.
Please go to our Counseling staff page for more updated info and a contact e-mail for all soon.


The Academic Planning Guide for the 2016-17 school year can be found on our Resources page.


If you missed the senior parent night, Ready? Set. Apply!, or another presentation this year click here.


Text Updates
We now have a MHS Guidance REMIND (REMIND101) account that students and parents can subscribe to for valuable info including deadlines, testing dates and other valuable insight.
Click here to sign up today!


Transcript Requests
Go to the Resources page for a transcript request form that should be turned IN THE COUNSELING CENTER. Allow for a few days once the request has been turned in, and notice that there are several options, and that a parent signature is required, if the student is under 18.  



Community Service Hours Available
All Midlothian High School students must complete at least 10 hours of community service over their high school career. This community service is a graduation requirement for Midlothian Independent School District and part of Board Policy. The program is administered through social studies and details are explained in the community service program flyer  and service form
*Discover the Community Service opportunities out there here.

        
College Day Visits
Juniors and Seniors are allowed two (2) school days, per year to visit colleges, universities and/or trade schools. All college visits must be pre-approved to be considered an excused College Day Visit.
At least one (1) week prior to the college visit the student must:
- make prior arrangements with the college Admission's Office
- go by the attendance office and request a "College Day Visitation" form
- obtain all required MHS signatures on the "College Day Visitation" form and return to Mrs. Girman or Mrs Heit.
During the college visit the student must obtain a signed letter (on college letterhead) stating the student's name and date of visit. Upon returning to MHS the student must turn in the signed letter to Mrs. Girman or Mrs. Heit for the absence to count as a college visit.



Free Tutoring - P.A.S.S (Panther After School Scholars)
- Tues, Weds-Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
- Computer Lab 620 (south end of the building)
- Free tutoring is available for all students (study skills, homework, computers/printers, certified teachers)


A new place to go for students who are trying to find their future path.
CAREER ASSESSMENT SURVEY for those students who are seeking career direction:


SPECIAL NOTICE
Credit by Examination (CBE)
MHS offers two types of Credit by Examination throughout the year.
CBE for recovery of credit: If a student fails a course, and the failing grade is not lower than 60%, the student may order a Credit by Exam through Texas Tech ISD (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuisd/cbe.php) to try and regain the lost semester credit. The test score must be at least a 70 to recover the credit. The student must first discuss this option with his or her counselor to make sure this is the best option for the student and to get instructions on oredering the exam. This is NOT an option if the credit has been lost due to attendance. Cost of the exam is $50.00and is paid for and ordered by the student/parent.
CBE for Acceleration: A student may attempt to earn a credit for a course he or she has prior knowledge, but has not yet taken, by taking a Credit by Exam for acceleration through Texas Tech ISD (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuisd/cbe.php). For acceleration, the test score must be at least an 80 and will only be given one time. The student must first discuss this option with his or her counselor to see if the student is an appropriate candidate for acceleration. These test are very difficult to pass and are paid for by MISD. If a student gains permission to take a CBE for acceleration the counselor will order the exam and upon it's arrival set a time to take the exam.
Important information about GPA and Credit by Exam: Any credit/grade earned by CBE, recovery or acceleration, is not averaged into the student's GPA.
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