WHAT TO DO AFTER GRADUATION WORKSHOP
January 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Salmen High School Gym
Mississippi State University Information Sessions in Slidell
Information sessions for students who are interested in MSU are being held Starbucks in Fremaux Town Center from 2-7 on January 23rd. Sessions are one-on-one, will last 30 minutes each, and are open to any prospective student of any grade. There will be information regarding scholarships, housing, academics, and general admissions.
Students can sign up online here:
LOFSA Financial Aid Workshops for college bound teens and their parents
The St. Tammany Parish Library Teen Department has partnered with the Louisiana Office of Financial Student Affairs (LOFSA) to present two different workshops for college-bound teens and their parents.
A LOFSA Public Information Representative will review general scholarships, grants, and loans at the Financial Aid Overview Workshop on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, and again on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Causeway Branch Library, 3457 HWY 190, Mandeville.
The second workshop, Surfing the Web for Financial Aid, will explain how to make the most of the internet to maximize financial aid opportunities. It will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Causeway Branch Library, 3457 HWY 190, Mandeville.
The events are free and open to the public. Seating space is limited, and online registration is required at https://stpl.bibliocommons.com/events.
Visit our website www.sttammanylibrary.org for more information on these and other library sponsored programs.
Get Ready for the ACT!
Free ACT Practice Test and Strategy Session
For Classes of 2018-19
The St. Tammany Parish Library Madisonville and Slidell Branches will host Princeton Review's free practice test program on Saturday, January 27, 2018, giving students the opportunity to prepare for the ACT test.
By taking a free, full-length practice ACT in real time, simulating the actual experience, students get the opportunity and knowledge of what taking an ACT is really like. The practice test is timed and proctored, just like the real thing. Students get a detailed score report so they can identify their strengths and weaknesses to create an effective study plan.
All score reports will be emailed to students. Students who take the test will be also given an opportunity at the time of the practice test to sign up for a free consultation to review their score report.
The practice test will be offered at the CAUSEWAY BRANCH LIBRARY, 3457 HWY 190, Mandeville Saturday, January 27 from 9 AM – 12:45 PM.
Space is limited. Those wishing to take the local practice test are required to register online in advance DIRECTLY with Princeton Review. www.princetonreview.com Course ID 387258
Confirmation will be sent via email.
FINANCIAL AID COMPLETION EVENING--JANUARY 30, 2018
Reminder that each student in the class of 2018 is respobsible to providing proof of completing their Federal Financial Aid Application. On January 30th, from 3pm to 5pm, we will have a representative from Louisiana's Office of Financial Aid on campus to assist parents, guardians, and students with filling out their FAFSA. Please let your student's School Counselor know if you plan to attend!
George Rodrigue Art Contest
Theme: Monsters, Myths, and Legends
Deadline to Enter: January 19, 2018
Awards: 15 finalists will share $45,000 in Scholarships!
Rau for Art Scholarship Competition
To qualify for participation in the Competition, you must meet the following Eligibility Requirements:
- You must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany or St. Charles Parish (public, private, or home-school equivalent)
- You DO NOT have to be enrolled in an art class
- Your entry must be your original work created during your high school career
- You can only submit ONE work to the Competition, created ONLY by you
- You must follow the Accepted Media requirements
- Your entry must demonstrate adherence to the competition’s theme
- 1st Place – $7,500 (with option to study in Italy) plus $500 to your school’s art department
- 2nd Place – $3,000
- 3rd Place – $1,500
Only one entry is accepted per student, although there is no limit to the number of students allowed to participate from each high school.
Online Registration Deadline:
Friday, January 12, 2018, Register Here!
The Princeton Review is offering free ACT Practice tests online and also at the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Public Library. Please see the link below for dates and to register.
2018 U.S. Senate Youth ApplicationThe Department and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 United States Senate Youth Program. Two outstanding students from Louisiana will be selected to spend a week in Washington, D.C. in March of 2018, and will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Hearst Foundation.High school juniors or seniors who hold elected or appointed offices in school or community groups should see their counselor regarding this opportunity!
Louisiana requires public school students graduating spring 2018 and beyond to take one of the following steps as part of their Individual Graduation Plan:
- Complete the FAFSA; or
- Complete the Louisiana TOPS form; or
- A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: non-participation LEA form/Letter); or
- Receive a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.
For information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please see the link below:
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Seniors must sign the transcript request form to have final transcripts sent to the college of choice. Forms are available in the main office.
Forms are available in the main office for students to request copies of their transcripts.
Fees: $2.00 per copy mail out
ALERT: ALL SENIORS/JUNIORS MUST HAVE A CONSENT FORM IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Student transcripts will not be submitted to the state if this form has not been signed and turned in to the guidance counselors. Please check with your counselor to make sure your information has been received. Colleges can NOT access your transcripts once you apply if consent has not been given. Please don't delay in turning in your consent!