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REGISTER FOR THE ACT & SAT:
The next ACT test is April 13 and the registration deadline is March 8. Register for the ACT now @ www.act.org. The next SAT test is March 9 and the registration deadline is February 8. Register for the SAT now @ www.collegeboard.org/sat.
FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE:
Free tutoring is now available for Math and English after school from 2:45 - 3:45 PM in the Counseling Office. Math will be offered on Tuesday through Thursday, and English will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
GRADE 10 and 11 PEP MEETINGS:
PEP meetings are starting now with 10th and 11th grade students. This annual meeting will cover topics such as academic planning, career interests, and college information. To schedule a meeting, contact your counselor by email or by phone at (304) 299-1962.
WV SCHOLAR PROGRAM NOW OPEN:
Attention 11th Graders: The WV Scholar Program is now accepting applications. Apply online @ http://wvscholar.com/ by April 12, 2019. The Grand Prize is a 4-year full-ride scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan College, a prestigious private WV college, estimated at $160,000.
FAIRMONT STATE SOAR AWARDS @ MUSSELMAN:
Fairmont State University will be hosting the Soar Awards at Musselman High School on Saturday, February 16 from 1-3 PM. Open to all high school seniors interested in attending Fairmont State next year. Students who attend this even will receive a $500 Scholarship to attend FSU, but you must RSVP at FairmontState.edu/SOAR.
FREE FAFSA WORKSHOPS:
There will be two more free opportunities to get free help submitting your FAFSA before the March 1 deadline. Musselman High School will be hosting a FAFSA Workshop on Thursday, February 21 at 11:30 AM. And Shepherd will be offering a FAFSA Workshop on Saturday, February 23 from 1-4 PM in Erma Ora Byrd Hall. Both events are free and open to any 12th grader and their family. All seniors should complete a FAFSA by March 1, 2019 on www.fafsa.gov.
MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL FAMILY EVENT:
Milton Hershey School will be offering a free dinner and presentation at Golden Corral in Martinsburg on Wednesday, February 20 at 6 PM. Information will be provided about their educational opportunities.
17TH ANNUAL HBCU COLLEGE FESTIVAL:
The 2019 HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Unversities) College Festival will be held in DC on February 23, 2019. The Festival is free to attend, but registration is required @ www.alfredstreet.org. Over 70 colleges, universities, and student organizations will be in attendance. Register today! Information session will be held at Musselman High School on Tuesday, January 7 at 11:15 AM.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
Applications are now available for the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship on www.govschools.wv.gov. This elite 3-week summer program is will provide a hands-on, educational experience to 60 high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years. Applications must be completed online by February 28. This is a great FREE opportunity, so don't wait!
CAREERS IN EDUCATION @ SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY:
Shepherd University is hosting a free Careers in Education event for high school students in Grades 9-12. This day-long event will help students explore a college major in early, elementary, or secondary education. The Careers in Education event will be held on March 1, 2019. Applications are available ONLINE or in the Counseling Office.
AP EXAM INFORMATION:
Information about AP Exams, including applications, will be shared in AP classes on Tuesday, February 5. Fee waivers are available for AP exams. The deadline to request testing accommodations and fee waivers is February 15. The final deadline to order and pay for AP exams is March 8. Applications and fees should be returned to the Counseling Office as soon as possible, but no later than March 8.
The mission of the Musselman High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, proactive, and developmentally appropriate school counseling program that is accessible to all students.
In a collaborative effort between the home, school, and community, the school counseling program will promote academic excellence, career and college readiness, and positive personal and social development.