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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


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

Dec 9                      REG DATE:  Nov 3

Feb  10                    REG DATE:  Jan 12

April 14                   REG DATE:  Mar 9

June 9                      REG DATE:  May 4


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


Mar 10                      REG DATE:  Feb 9
                                   LATE REG:  Feb 28

May 5***                 REG DATE:  Apr 6
                                   LATE REG:  Apr 25

June 2***                 REG DATE:  May 3
                                   LATE REG:  May 23

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8th Grade Parent Meeting November 2017    

17-18 8th grade PGP Parent Meeting.pptx


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SENIOR PARENTS:  




Here is the link for the SENIOR/ PARENT Meeting from 9/28/17:  

SR 2018.pptx




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 Scholarship information will not be out until after Christmas break.  Please check back for that under the "Scholarship" tab at the top of the page.  Please contact us with any questions and be on the lookout for email blasts and information coming home with students!



For questions:  Becky_oliver@misd.gs
 972-775-8237 ext. 1227

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2017 Fall ACT SAT bootcamps blast.docx


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JUNIOR PARENTS:


YES WE HAVE  - SPACE AVAILABLE  STILL!!! 10/30/17
ACT/SAT BOOTCAMPS FOR JUNIORS IS AVAILABLE. THE PRIORITY FOR FALL DATES WILL BE FOR THE SENIORS BUT THE JUNIORS CAN SIGN UP AND BE PUT ON FOR ANY AVAILABLE SLOTS.  THE LETTERS WENT VIA EMAIL TO EACH JUNIOR STUDENT'S PRIMARY EMAIL.  ATTACHED IS THE LETTER AND REGISTRATION.  PLEASE COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM AND RETURN WITH PAYMENT TO COUNSELING OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

For Bootcamp letter and Registration - please see above in Senior section!!

Attached is a powerpoint that was presented to the Junior students this week. It gives a time line of what to do this year and prepare for next.

GS JRs.pptx





SOPHOMORE PARENTS:




FRESHMAN PARENTS:




ALL CLASSES:  







Current Information

COUNSELOR/ACADEMIC ADVISORS ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS YEAR HAVE CHANGED.
Ashley Bergeron and Kim Catron, as FRESHMEN ACADEMIC ADVISORS, with the split A-K for Mrs. Catron and L-Z for Mrs. Bergeron.
Laura Phillips has A-GO for 10th through 12th, Melissa Tomlinson has GR-O, and David Moore has P-Z.
 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 2017-18 school year can be found on our Resources page. 



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 or MAIN page for MHS 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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