Counseling Weekly 09.13.16



K-12 Counseling Weekly News and Announcements

High School Counseling News and Announcements

REMINDER College Day Information - Wednesday, September 28th

  • Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to look at the schedule for College Day here.

  • Also take a look at the admissions, enrollment, cost of attendance, and other data on each school here.

  • Finally, we have categorized all College Day schools by different categories, available online here.

Parent/Guardian Curriculum Night

Thanks to all parents and guardians who attended our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade curriculum night last week. Look here next week for the presentation slides and materials from each grade.

9th Grade Parent/Guardian Night and Freshmen Student Homecoming Event - Tuesday, 9/27 from 6-8 pm

NEW Community Service Opportunity

The Lafayette Library is holding its annual book sale on Saturday, September 24 and is offering community service hours to students who would like to volunteer. Shifts are as follows:

Saturday, September 19 from 1:00-3:00.

Move boxes of books from a storage facility to the library.

Saturday, September 24

7:00-9:00 AM. Move tables and boxes of books from the downstairs library and set up in the parking lot.

4:00-6:00 PM. Move boxes of unsold books to the trailer of the bookseller who will be on-site in the parking lot.

We also have additional shifts available on from Monday-Wednesday September 20-22 and all daySaturday, September 24.

Please contact Ginger McKay at for more information on the other shifts or to sign up for a shift.

REMINDER Pacific Northwest College Tour - Spring Break 2017

Interested students should apply online here. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 3rd..See Ms. Bostic or Mr. Rauscher if you have any questions.

A maximum of 10 students will visit seven colleges and explore local sites in the Pacific Northwest next year during spring break, from Sunday, March 25th to Friday, March 30th 2017. Projected costs are around $1000 for five nights and six days. Students will get to visit a range of public and private, large and small, liberal arts and research institutions during the trip to explore their best fit. Admission presentations, tours, and a meal on campus will give students a good overview of each college!

College Resources from the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

New! FAFSA Video for Students
Updated! Going Through the College Admission Process
Updated! Guide for Families in the College Admission Process
Updated! For-Profit Colleges: What to Know Before You Enroll
Get in the Game: Tips for Student-Athletes and Their Families
Trusted Sources: Seeking Advice on Applying to Universities in Another Country


2016 College Day - Wednesday, September 28th

See above for the full schedule.

Students will sign up for College Day presentations on the following schedule:

  • 11th Grade: Friday, September 16th

  • 10th Grade: Monday, September 19th

  • 9th Grade: No sign up - all students attend college panels

  • Make Up Day: Tuesday, September 20th

Parent/Guardian Opportunities:

  • Volunteer for College Day! If you are interested in helping set up or run College Day, please email

  • New Parent/Guardian Workshops on College Day 9/28 (all located in Counseling Center):

    • 8:10am - Topic TBD - Liz Pinnie - Bates College

    • 9:10am - Open Forum with 34 Year Admission Veteran - Lisa Burns - Sewanee

    • 10:00am - Liberal Arts and the value of an interdisciplinary, experiential, and intentional education - Cody Riggers - Wesleyan University

    • 11:00am - Understanding financial aid applications and offers - Rae Anne Mena - Saint Louis University (SLU)

Other Upcoming Events

The College of Wooster College Counseling Center Thu September 15, 2016 12:45 PM
Hampshire College College Counseling Center Wed September 21, 2016 8:00 AM
Wartburg College College Counseling Center Wed September 21, 2016 11:15 AM
Chapman University College Counseling Center Wed September 21, 2016 12:45 PM
NACAC National College Fair Denver Mart Sun September 25, 2016 1:00-4:00 PM