Ranchview Counselor’s Corner – October 2016

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Upcoming EVENTS at Ranchview…

10/3-7 – Counselors in senior English classes to present College Info

10/10 – Fair Day, no school

10/11 – Parent Session 1: Financial Aid 101 7:30am or 6pm

10/14 – End of 1st nine weeks

10/15 – Parent Session 2: Let’s Apply for FAFSA 8:30-11:30am

10/17 –  Open House for new building 5:30-8pm

10/19 – PSAT 8/9 test for 9th graders, PSAT test for 10th and 11th graders

10/24-10/28 – Red Ribbon Week

10/25 – Parent Session 3: College Application Process 7:30am or 6pm

10/26 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8pm

 

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Did You Know?

66% of Children who Abuse Prescription Drugs get them from Family or Friends.

Review the following guidelines for prescription drug abuse

prevention and discuss them with family & friends.

LOCK YOUR MEDS

Every day, more children begin experimenting with prescription drugs.2

Sixty-six percent of those who have abused pain medication say they get the medication from friends and family.3 Prevent your children from abusing your own medication by securing your meds in places your child cannot access.

TAKE INVENTORY

Download your Home Medicine Inventory Card at www.lockyourmeds.org,write down the name and amount of medications you currently have and regularly check to see that nothing is missing.

EDUCATE YOURSELF & YOUR CHILD

Learn about the most commonly abused types of prescription medications (pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants and tranquilizers). Then, communicate the dangers to your child regularly; once is not enough.

SET CLEAR RULES & MONITOR BEHAVIOR

Express your disapproval of using prescription drugs without a prescription. Monitor your child’s behavior to ensure that the rules are being followed.

PASS IT ON

Share your knowledge, experience and support with the parents of your child’s friends. Together, you can create a tipping point for change and raise safe, healthy and drug- free children.

PROPERLY DISPOSE OF OLD AND UNUSED MEDICATIONS

For guidelines on safe and proper disposal of medications, visit www.lockyourmeds.org.

Copyright © 2016 National Family Partnership

SAT & ACT TEST DATES FOR 2016-2017

2016–2017 Test Dates Test U.S. Registration Deadlines*
Regular Late (free required)
October 1, 2016 SAT September 1, 2016   September 20, 2016
October 22, 2016 ACT September 16, 2016 September 30, 2016
November 5, 2016 SAT October 7, 2016 October 25, 2016
December 3, 2016 SAT November 3, 2016 November 22, 2016
December 10, 2016 ACT November 4, 2016 November 18, 2016
January 21, 2017 SAT December 21, 2016 January 10, 2017
February 11, 2017 ACT January 13, 2017 January 20, 2017
March 11, 2017 SAT February 10, 2017 February 28, 2017
April 8, 2017 ACT March 3, 2017 March 1, 2017
May 6, 2017 SAT April 7, 2017 April  25, 2017
June 3, 2017 SAT May 9, 2017 May 24, 2017
June 10, 2017 ACT May 5, 2017 May 19,2017
Check with Guidance Office and College Board / ACT Web Sites to Confirm Dates and Registration Procedures.  

 

 

Other Important Information:

Junior: Don’t forget to order your class ring at www.Balfour.com

Senior: Check out college and scholarship deadlines! Local, company, and agency scholarships are updated regularly.  Go to the counselors’ webpage to see them weekly at: https://cfbisd.edu/schools/high-schools/ranchview-high-school/campus-leadership/counseling-office/scholarships/

For important dates go to the Senior Timeline at: https://cfbisd.edu/schools/high-schools/ranchview-high-school/campus-leadership/counseling-office/2016-2017-senior-timeline/

To take your senior pictures for the yearbook, schedule an appointment at http://prestigeportraits.com/ or call 972-669-9200

Ranchview College Bound Parent Sessions

Don’t miss this opportunity to have direct access to counselors and community experts regarding the topics of financial aid, the college application process, SAT/ACT, and community college options.

Session Topic Date/Time Location
Financial Aid 101
Tuesday, October 11th
7:30am-8:30am &
6:00pm-7:00pm
Library Annex
Financial Aid Working Session
Tuesday, October 18th
5:00pm-8:00pm
Library Annex and RHS Parking Lot
Please RSVP to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050B4DAEAF22A57-fafsa
College Application Process
Tuesday, October 25th
7:30am-8:30am &
6:00pm-7:00pm
Library Annex
SAT/ACT
Tuesday, February 21st
7:30am-8:30pm &
6:00pm-7:00pm
Library Annex
Community College Program Options
Tuesday, March 7th
7:30am-8:30am &
6:00pm-7:00pm
Library Annex

*Information will be the same at morning and afternoon sessions*

Ranchview High School college-bound seniors, juniors, and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend!

Join us for our “What in the world?” Information Series

During lunch we will provide information sessions. These will be always be during A & B lunch. Students are invited to attend.

“What in the World?” Session Dates:

October 18th           SAT/ACT

November 15th   College Applications

December 13th    College Scholarships

Second semester session dates TBA

 

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