Welcome to the Canton High School Guidance Department

2016-2017 school year
 
4/19/2017
STUDENT SHADOW DAY
Learn more about Lackawanna college by clicking the blue link.
 
 
 
College overview and Financial Aid information please click on the powerpoint! 
 
MAKE SURE YOUR CHECKING OUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PAGE!!
 
NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER
 
 
 
 
Lackawanna College click on this link to learn more about an open house
 
COLLEGE FAIR!!
Brought to you by the guidance departments at Wyalusing, Towanda and Northeast Bradford High Schools.
Thursday, April 20th from 6:30 to 8pm in the Layman Gymnasium, Wyalusing High School.
HIGHLIGHTS:
   2 AND 4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
   CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
   MILITARY
   FINANCIAL AID 
 
 
 ****JOB OPPORTUNITY****

Milky Way Farms will be hiring for the summer and next school year. We are seeking a high school student (male or female) interested in working at the store/restaurant.

It is the perfect job for a student. The need would be for after school employment and on Saturdays. A student gets a very wide variety of experiences working at our store, but finishes the job early enough to attend school functions and to keep up with their school work.

Job applications can be picked up at our store.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to call.

Thank you,

Ann Seeley

Milky Way Farms

570-673-5651

www.milkywayfarms.net

 

 
 
 
 
 
2/15/2017
Attending college in 2017 without a laptop is nearly impossible. With continually more lectures and assignments being posted online by teachers, a laptop is one of the most essential learning tools a student can have access too. Unfortunately with the soaring cost of college tuition, many cannot afford a laptop, leaving them behind their peers.

Luckily, there are colleges that offer free laptops for students. We’ve compiled a list of all the colleges where students can rent, or acquire a laptop just by enrolling:  http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/guide-online-colleges-offering-free-laptops-ipads/

My reason for reaching out to you today is to ensure students have access to this important educational information. Wherever students’ are searching for this information, we want to make sure they can find it, whether it’s on Google, the local library or Canton High School’s website.

Let me know what you think of the resource and if you think it’s worth sharing on your site. If you have any questions about our site or any of our resources, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks,
Emma Martin | Education & Outreach
emmam@oedb.org
PO Box 52755 | Houston TX 77052


 
 
2/15/2017
Heartworks News Grief Support Groups 
 
 
2/15/2017
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week if you are interested in this awesome experience, you must be in 10th or 11th grade and fill out an application and return it to Mrs. Watson in the Guidance office. ASAP you can download an application on the blue link or you can stop in the office and pick one up.
 
 
 
Get ahead of the numbers and into college.
Take control of your college journey with these tips, tools, and resources. (Wells Fargo)
 

Office of Representative Tom Marino, Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District
Welcome back, to the 2016/2017 school year! I hope that you’re settling in and had a great summer break. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of my upcoming deadline for congressional nominations to service academies.  If you know a qualified young man or woman interested in serving in the Armed Forces, please encourage them to apply to a U.S. Military Service Academy. Each year I have the honor of nominating a number of young Pennsylvanians for this opportunity.

Students interested in applying to any service academy should first go to my website (https://marino.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations) and complete the academy nomination application form. Once all necessary information is compiled and completed, students can send their applications to my Lake Ariel Constituent Service Center provided below.

 ATTN: 10th District Service Academy Nomination Board, located at 543 Easton Turnpike, Suite 101, Lake Ariel, PA, 18436.

 ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND POST-MARKED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15, 2016.

Students will be notified in mid-November regarding an interview date.  If you or any of your students have additional questions about the nomination process, please feel free to contact Tom Cahill in my Lake Ariel office at (570) 689-6024 or at tom.cahill@mail.house.gov.

 
2016

Fall 2017 Application Open For Pittsburgh

Our Fall 2017 Application is now open! Students applying to Pitt should be prepared to submit our online application, Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) or official high school transcript, $45 application fee, and SAT/ACT scores. Students will also have the option to submit responses to the Short Answer Questions. It is highly recommended that students complete the optional Short Answer Questions, and it is now mandatory for anyone who would like to be considered for academic scholarships.

Admissions and scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis, so it is in a student’s best interest to apply early. The Scholarship Committee begins reviewing candidates and awarding scholarships in late October. The deadline to apply in order to be automatically considered for scholarships is December 15. Please note that this is one month earlier than in the past.

Additionally, students who are interested in the highly competitive Medicine Guaranteed Admissions Program must apply by November 15, and those interested in the Physician Assistant Guarantee must apply by December 1. Our Guaranteed Admissions programs are unique and encourage advanced education for personal and professional success.

The University of Pittsburgh will accept applications via the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success once we’ve successfully launched the new platform in August. There is no benefit for students who complete either the Pitt application or the Coalition application. And don’t forget, students who visit Pitt this summer will receive an application fee waiver.

School Counselor Office Hours

Do you have questions about:
Self-Reported Academic Record?
Application and admissions processes?
Outstanding application items?

Call us! Every Tuesday from 9 – 11 a.m., or Thursday from 3 – 5 p.m. (EST) starting August 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017.

Kerri J. Meeks-Griffin is ready to answer your calls. Contact her at 412-624-0770. Office Hours have been designed specifically to answer questions from School Counselors and their students. Mrs. Meeks-Griffin has more than ten years of experience serving on the Admissions Committee and also oversees the administrative support staff that processes Pitt applications.

Save the Dates for Fall Visits

Encourage your students to visit Pitt this Fall! Picture Yourself at Pitt will be held three Saturdays only:

October 29
November 5
November 12

If your students can’t attend Picture Yourself at Pitt, we also offer information sessions and campus tours Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday Information Sessions. Get information on all Pitt visit options. 
Grove City Information
ATTN: Juniors (Class of 2018)
Tri County rural Electric Cooperative will again be sending six high school juniors on an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. this summer. We would like to offer students at your school the opportunity to be among those six young adults taking part in the 2016 Rural Electric Youth Tour, June 12-17, 2016.
More than 1700 student from 42 states converge on Washington for a week in June each year as part of Youth Tour. There, they visit many of the capital's main attractions, including the Smithsonian, the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials and monument row. Student also enjoy an evening boat cruise on teh potomac tiver, a live theatrical production and all states dance. 
 Any high school junior whose parents or legal guardians receive electric service from Tri-county Rural Electric Cooperative at their permanent residence my apply for the opportunity to be a Youth Tour participant 
 
Interested students must complete an application, which I have enclosed, and their letter written to an elected official about an electric issue. The application, letter and wallet-size photgraph of the applicant must be returned to my attendion at Tri-County's Mansfield office no later than February 19, 2016. All candidates will be notified of their selection status by March 4, 2016
 
Any questions, please feel free to contact Tri County's Mansfield office by phoning 570-662-2175 or 1-800-343-2559.
 
 
Arnot Ogden School of Nursing 
 
 

ACT


 

As you may have heard, ACT is offering its newly redesigned ACT Online Prep™ product, a value of $39.95, at no cost to students who qualify and register for a national ACT® test date with a fee waiver. ACT Online Prep is one of many tools we are proud to offer to help students prepare for the ACT.

Read our full press release here.

The new system will launch December 18. No additional steps are necessary for your eligible students to receive complimentary access. Because you play a critical role in answering students' questions, please keep in mind:

  • For eligible students who registered for the February test, or any subsequent test, prior to December 18:
    • ACT Online Prep login information will be provided via email by December 31.
  • For eligible students registering for the ACT on and after December 18:
    • Online: ACT Online Prep will appear at no charge in their shopping cart.
    • By phone/mail: If students provided an email address, login information will be sent within two weeks after registration.

Sincerely,
The ACT Online Prep Team

 
 
Canton Area School District is working diligently to create and implement a comprehensive career counseling plan.  This plan is one that will give all students from K-12 the equitable and accessible education in the areas of academic, social/personal, and career development.  Students, parents, educators, business/community, and post-secondary resources will work together cooperatively to maximize student achievement.   

Changes in today’s career planning:

The following video is very educational concerning future goals and future career planning.

 
 
 
 

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Mrs. Jessica Watson, High School Counselor
jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us or phone 570-673-3000 ext. 320

 

Mrs. Jamie K. May, Administrative Assistant-School Counseling Office

jmay@canton.k12.pa.us or phone 570-673-3000

 

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