Student Services News October 8, 2019

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 8:45am


October 8, 2019


    Maryland College Application Campaign and fee waivers for certain schools.

     The following school have provided a fee waiver for their college application fee. 

2019 Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC)  College Application Fee Waiver Code


Coppin State University  Use Code:CSU2020 October 11th – November 29, 2019

Frostburg State University *Contact Dr. Daley for fee waiver. Limited number of codes provided. 

Morgan State University - Use Code: MDFREE2020 October 7th – October 11, 2019

Norfolk State University Use Code: NSUAPPWEEK September 30th- October 6, 2019

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Use Code: MCAC2019 September 30th- October 31, 2019

*Frostburg State University – Contact Dr. Daley at or at 410-767-0359.

The Hispanic Heritag Foundation's (HHF) 2019 Youth Awards Educational Grants Program is now accepting applications.  The 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.

Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. 

To be considered, students must meet the following criteria;

Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring/summer of 2020

Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021

Be of Hispanic heritage (incudes Spain, Brazil, Phillippines)

If selected,, attendance to regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense

Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA

Application deadline is Tuesday, October 15.  Students can apply at www.HispanicHeritage.rog


The 42nd annual Carroll County College Fair will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Carroll Community College from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Visit with over 140 in-state and out-of-state college and training program representatives as well as CCC Admissions and Financial Aid representatives. For a list of participating colleges, please go to


Attention Seniors

College Reps are calling daily to set up times to meet with students in Student Services who are interested in meeting with them to find out more about their schools.  Check Naviance often to see which schools have scheduled a time.  Sign up to meet with them if interested.  

It is your responsibility to note your scheduled visit dates and time in your agenda book.  Then, come to Student Services for your scheduled visit.  Reminder passes are not sent.

Below is a list of the schools that have signed up to come to Student Services soon.

Hofstra University   Oct. 10   8:30

Columbia University   Oct. 10   9:30

Vanderbilt University   Oct. 10   1:00

Howard Community College-complete Applications   Oct. 11   9:00

Elon University   Oct. 14   9:30

Goucher College   Oct. 14   10:00

Drexel University   Oct. 14   1:00

Johns Hopkins University   Oct. 14   1:30

Rochester  Institute of Technology   Oct. 15   8:45

Meredith College   Oct. 17   9:30

University of South Florida   Oct. 17   1:00

University of Delaware   Oct. 21   8:00

St. Mary's College of MD   Oct. 21   11:00

Wilson College   Oct. 21   12:30

Morgan State University   Oct. 22   10:00

Marywood University   Oct. 22   1:15

San Diego State University   Oct. 23   9:00

Christopher Newport University   Oct. 23   9:30

Villanova University   Oct. 23   1:00

Perdue University   Oct. 24   8:00

Mt. St. Mary's University   Oct. 24   9:00

Messiah College   Oct. 25   8:00

Dickinson College   Oct. 28   11:45

Springfield College   Oct. 29   9:30

Dickinson College   Oct. 29   11:45  

Rider University   Oct. 30   8:00

Global Network Academy of Technology   Oct. 30   10:00

University of Tennessee   Nov. 5   1:00

Millersville University of PA   Nov. 11   11:00

Howard Community College   Nov. 15   9:30

Howard Community College   Dec. 4   9:30


If you are interested in a Career Academy, please consider attending an evening Information Session or a Shadow Day. The Shadow Day requires a permission slip. It is attached. Please return these to Mrs. Brandt in Student Services.

October 13, 2019, and December 10, 2019 - Information Nights from 7:00 pm  to 9:00 pm at the ARL for any 9th or 10th graders

Shadow Days for 10th graders

November 20, 2019, AM and January 8, 2020, AM (Snow Date January 15, 2020, AM)

Cybersecurity Essentials                  
Graphic Design
Systems and Project Engineering             
Agricultural Science  
PLTW- Aerospace Engineering

November 21, 2019, AM and January 9, 2020, AM (Snow Date January 16, 2020, AM)

Computer Networking- Cyber                   
Academy of Finance                         
Homeland Security                 
Early College Program in Cybersecurity (current 9th graders ONLY)        

November 21, 2019, PM and January 9, 2020, PM (Snow date January 15, 2020, PM)    

Health Professions


Seniors:  Student Services in partnership with the English Department will be hosting a College Essay Workshop to help you prepare the essay component of your college applications.  The workshop will be held after school in the media center: 

October 23, 2019:       2:10-3:30 pm

If you are interested in getting assistance with your college essay drafts, please sign up in Naviance under the "Colleges" tab and then under "view all upcoming college visits."  The workshops are included in the list of college visits. 

        Please bring a draft essay to the workshop with you.  There will be English teachers as well as college admissions representatives available to work one-on-one with you.  

        Feel free to stop by Student Services or talk to Mrs. Ohanian in the English hallway if you have any



Student Service Learning Opportunities


Event Name – Master Aging Fair

Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2019 (will also need some help on Friday, Oct. 18th )

Event Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Volunteer Arrival Time: various times

Volunteer Departure Time:  various times

Number of Volunteers Needed: 50+

Location: Howard Community College in Columbia

Location Address:  10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia 21044

Responsibilities: different tasks

Split shifts available: Yes

Food available for volunteers:  Pizza will be available for Friday night volunteers; For Saturday:  Breakfast will be available for students during the morning hours; Students will receive a lunch voucher to use at the event during lunch hours

What to wear:  Casual but appropriate

NHS/SSL Hours Available:  Yes

Deadline to register:  October 16, 2019

Registration deadline:  October 16, 2019

Event Coordinator, phone, email:  have students go to


Event Name Blossoms of Hope 5K and Family Fun Run

Date: October 27, 2019

Event Time: 8:00 am

Volunteer Arrival Time:  7:00 am

Volunteer Departure Time:  10:00 am

Number of Volunteers Needed:  20-24

Location: Old Ellicott City

Location Address: 8390 Main Street, Ellicott City, 21043

Responsibilities: Several different jobs.  We need

6 race marshals
4 to hand out t shirts and water
3 or 4 face painters for a kids area
3-5 volunteers to run games and crafts in volunteer area
2 volunteers for the day before to hand out packets (Road Runner by Costco from noon to 5pm)

Split shifts available: 2 volunteers on 10/26 for packet handout (can split 2-3 hours each)

Food available for volunteers: yes

What to wear: will advise

NHS/SSL Hours Available: yes

Registration deadline: October 14, 2019

Event Coordinator, phone, email:  Vera Simmons, 443-280-2590,

Please register to volunteer via:

Cathy Smith

Jean Moon & Associates




Event Name: Happy Healthy Halloween

Date: 10/25/2016

Event Time: 5:30-7:30pm      

Volunteer Arrival Time: 4:30pm

Volunteer Departure Time: 8:30pm

Number of Volunteers Needed: 15-20

Location: The Dancel Y in Ellicott City

Location Address: 4331 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Responsibilities: Assist with setup, cleanup, event activities, and check in

Split shifts available: Yes

Food available for volunteers: Yes

What to wear: Kid Friendly Halloween Costume

NHS/SSL Hours Available: Yes

Registration deadline: 10/20/2019

Event Coordinator, phone, email:  Lesley Kroll, 410-465-4334 x285,