Student Services News March 9, 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:37pm

March 9, 2018

 College Planning Night at Glenelg High School

Student Services is holding a College Planning Night for Juniors on Thursday, March 15th from 6 to 8pm beginning in the school's cafeteria. While this workshop is geared toward Juniors, Parents and students of all grades are welcome to attend.  A brief overview of the search and application process will be provided along with breakout sessions offering more in depth information on different aspects of the college process.
Below are the topics that will be covered that evening.

 College Entrance Exams     Rebecca Mason, Score More Test Prep  

 Inside the Crystal Ball: Demystifying College Admissions    Kelly Farmer, Stevenson University   

Financial Aid      Isaiah Ellis,Maryland Higher Education Commission    

College Essay Writing   Gail Jacobson & Graham Jacobson (2012 GHS alumnus),  

 HCC Scholars Programs     Aaron Alder, Howard Community College    

Military Scholarship Opportunities       Sgt. Erik Puente, United States Marines

A Student Ambassador from Yale University will be visiting Student Services on Wednesday, March 21st at 10 AM.  He would like to speak to any students who are interested in finding out more about Yale.  This visit is geared mostly towards juniors thinking of applying in the coming fall, or underclassmen that are beginning to think about the college admission process.  Sign up in Naviance, or see Ms. Miles if you want to attend. 

Morgan McAllister, a representative from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, MD will be in Student Services on Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 to meet with any students who are interested in finding out more about the school.  Sign up in Naviance or see Mrs. Miles in Student Services if you would like to attend.

Tonight! Ho Co Student FilmFest - Come See HC DrugFree Category Winners
Join HC DrugFree at the 14th annual Ho Co Student Film Festival tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Miller Library in Ellicott City.
You will enjoy amazing films created by talented teens!
Thank you to all the students entering the FilmFest including the HC DrugFree category.

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City
Once again, HC DrugFree will offer 2 annual Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC programs. Attend to hear beach safety tips and beach-related police updates to keep your teen safe.
Mark your calendars for:
1) March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Howard High School auditorium
2) April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Mt. Hebron's auditorium.

These programs are for high school seniors planning to participate in Senior Week at the beach as well as their parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. Free. Open to the public.


Two New Scholarship Opportunities

The Howard Educators Association of Retired Teachers (H.E.A.R.T.) sponsors at least two $1,000 scholarships each year for Howard County graduates who are planning to enter the field of education.  Qualifications also include a cumulative 3.0 average, being involved in significant community or school extracurricular activities and two letters of recommendation.  Applications are available in Student Services.  Application deadline is April 1.


It is the mission of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) to promote business and professional services in the greater Mount Airy, Maryland area. To further our mission, the Chamber has allotted $2,500 for a scholarship (“Scholarship”) to be awarded to a select student.  An additional scholarship(s) totaling up to $4,000 may be awarded at the discretion of the Chamber. The award is an outright gift, not a loan to be repaid or a salary to be earned by performing certain duties.  It will be awarded as a onetime payment made directly to the institution of acceptance upon presentment to the Chamber of evidence of registration at a qualified educational institution.  The Scholarship is a onetime gift and is not renewable in subsequent years, however, students my reapply regardless of previous award.  Though it is expected that a student will be chosen to receive the Scholarship, the Chamber may choose to not make an award in any given year.  The Scholarship is not intended merely to further the education of an aspiring student, but to recognize and assist those students who share the vision and values of the Chamber and show potential of contributing to the greater Mount Airy community.  Completed applications must be postmarked on or before April 13, 2018.  The scholarship is available at