October 13th, 2021 | SOPHOMORES
All Sophomores will be taking the PSAT, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, on October 13th in the morning at the junior high building. This is a good preparation for the SAT and can also yield college scholarships for top scores. There are practice tests on Collegeboard.com and we will be meeting with the sophomores on Tuesday, October 12th to give them an idea of what to expect and to complete their registration to test the next day.
October 18th, 2021 | JUNIORS/SENIORS
**Parent or Guardian will need to be present.
We will have a Junior / Senior meeting on October 18th at 6pm in the HIGH SCHOOL multipurpose room to cover many items in regards to graduation planning. Midland College will be here to give more information on LEGACY scholars and a Q & A session to ask any questions in regard to college preparation. Please put these dates on your calendars to attend.
November 1st, 2021 | SENIORS
**Parent or Guardian will need to be present.
All seniors in the state of Texas are required to fill out a FAFSA to graduate. The process of getting your students ID and parent ID are explained in the attachments and videos attached which is the first step. We will have Midland College here on November 1st at 6pm in the HS multipurpose room for parents and students to complete their FAFSA's with Midland College here to help. However, the ID for your student and yourself must be in place before that night. Please put these dates on your calendars to attend if you are wanting help with the FAFSA.
If you complete your own FAFSA outside of us, please just send me a completed screenshot with the date and that will be what I need to place on the transcripts. I understand that your student may not be college bound following high school but, the completion of the FAFSA is something that has been mandated by the state and Texas Education Association for graduation, it is not a TLCA "thing.”
The due date for the FAFSA to be completed is January 14, 2022. See links to the FAFSA in the senior google classroom. See helpful links below in reference to the FAFSA.
How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj1Pn-shze8
How To Fill Out The FAFSA | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM
Troubleshooting Your Account Username and Password (FSA ID) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwnEbOXSGg
FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEbxaRjlLus
Midland College - Filling Out The FAFSA
Midland College - FSA ID
Check Out Community Resources HERE
Community Resources Are Also Available In The Counselor’s office
Big Brother Big Sisters
2-1-1 Texas Permian Basin (dial 211)
Community Children’s Clinic
Midland County Housing (HUD)
Centers for Children & Families
Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) | Scholarship Opportunity
Eagle Families, please find the following documents attached:
NAFEPA Student Scholarship (1 document)
Info and Application
ACET Adult Scholarship (4 documents)
ACET Student Scholarship (4 documents)
This information will also be posted on the ACET website which can be accessed by clicking this link: https://www.acetx.org/scholarship-application
Mail completed applications to:
ACET Region 15 Director
612 S. Irene St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
* No fax applications will be accepted.
JCI Senate Scholarship Application
Virtual ACT & SAT Bootcamp and Dates
We understand the significant impact COVID-19 has had on our schools, our students, and our families. We want you to know that Test Prep Seminars is committed to providing safe alternatives for test preparation as we practice safe distancing… but continued learning… during this difficult pandemic.
The ACT April 4th date has been moved to June 13th and July 18th (9 am. - 3 p.m. CST). We are offering a live, virtual ACT Boot Camp on Tuesday, June 2nd that all students can participate in from home!
The SAT May 2nd test date has been cancelled and has been tentatively re-scheduled for the following dates:
August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.
This Boot Camp is a 6-hour seminar that covers test taking strategies that are specific to the SAT or ACT, along with time management tips, and testing anxiety management. Each student will have the opportunity to take several mini-practice tests so they can apply the strategies real time and see the impact the strategies have b/w pre-test and post-test. Listed below is all that is included with the Boot Camp:
This is an excellent tool for teachers and specific departments as they look to analyze, improve or tailor coursework covered in the daily curriculum.
Course Request Forms for 6th - 12th Grade
Willis The Worry Bee | By: Ms. Taylor
What To Do (and not do) When Your Child Feels Anxious
How To Help Kids Handle The News | Racism & Violence
We have a great resource to share with you from ChildMind.org, and encourage you to reach out to us if you need help or support.
With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understandable that many kids are feeling scared, confused or angry about the situation. How can parents, many of whom are struggling themselves, help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings?
There’s no one right answer. That said, there are a few guidelines parents can keep in mind to help kids deal with troubling news about race and violence.
Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth COVID-19 Resource Page
Homeless students are significantly more at risk of losing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are information and resources that will help students experiencing homelessness during these uncertain times.
Contact TEA with any COVID-19 specific questions at:
Parenting Teenagers In Isolation
Runway Course - INFORMATION
'Runway Course' helps students navigate the path to college during the pandemic is a great interactive tool that the state has put into place to assist Seniors.
College Admissions Data Across the State of Texas Resource
Runway Course - EXCEL DOCUMENT