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Week of September 5

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Principal's Message

Parents/Guardians,  We are approaching the 6th week of school.  We ask that parents please check Parentvue and have your student check Studentvue frequently to ensure that students are making adequate progress early in this semester. If there are any concerns with grades, please contact your student's teacher or their counselor.

This is a good time to contact teachers about missing assignments and concerns about your student's performance on quizzes and tests. Many of our teachers also offer tutoring before or after school. Students should also talk to their teachers to determine what is needed to improve their grade.

We want all of our students to be successful, and therefore, we need our parents, students, and teachers to work together.

Thank you,
Dr. Watkins   

Counselor's Corner

- The Cobb County Probe College Fair will be held on September 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM @ Marietta High School.  Students can visit:  https://www.gaprobe.org/student-fair-registration/cobb-county-probe-fair/ to register and see the list of attending colleges. 

- The dates and times for the SAT/ACT are in the attachment. Both tests are college entrance exams and all students are encouraged to register and take both or either of these tests. 

- Interested in Dual Enrollment? Campbell High School Dual Enrollment Information Session; Thursday, September 8, 2022; 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Virtual on Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting

- College Financing Seminar

- Free financial aid panel being offered by Study Point Tutoring:  Virtual panel: Wednesday, 09/14/22.  Featuring experts on college financing. This panel will provide inside tips to make things easier as parents and students navigate the college application process.  Registration and attendance are free, and it will be a great opportunity for parents to gain insights on navigating Financial Aid options, tips for maximizing merit aid awards, and advice on how to make savvy decisions that can lower their overall tuition bill.

- Study Point is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, September 14th at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT that brings together Financial Aid experts to share their insights on decision-making strategies to lower your overall tuition bill. They’ll discuss how and when to tackle financial aid forms and applications; how to maximize your merit-based aid through scholarships and other sources; and the financial factors you should consider when looking at colleges.  Learn more and register at https://site.studypoint.com/event124. If you can’t attend the webinar at that time, you should still register to receive a recording of it. Katy Langhorst President StudyPoint Tutoring 1-877-883-9764 www.studypoint.com. 

- AXS Common App Companion.  Here is a cool FREE resource for supporting students when using the Common App:  Oregon State University announced the launch of the AXS Companion, a tool to help students and parents navigate the Common Application. They built this site in conjunction with IECA to help bridge America’s higher education access gap.  Here is more information they sent:  The AXS Companion consists of over 50 modules that cover all parts of the Common Application, so students can use it from start-to-finish, or on an ad hoc basis to assist with just those sections they have questions about. We know the Common App can be confusing for students and parents, and we know those challenges can be multiplied when students are the first in their family to go to college, or when English is not the first language in the home.  We want you to be among the first to be able to see it and try it out: The site is FREE and you can make it available to literally anyone, as we created it (in conjunction with IECA) under a Creative Commons License that allows for care-free sharing. Even if your students are well-served (and we suspect they are!) you may have colleagues at other high schools, CBOs, or youth groups you might want to share this with, or social media sites you’re on where you can help spread the word.  Here's the introductory video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHlDN2VIQbA The branding on the site is kept to a minimum, and we want you to know that this is not an attempt to promote OSU; we donated all the time and effort, as well as the hosting and management costs, as a part of our access mission as one of America’s land grant institutions. We know that many students who will never consider OSU will be helped by this, and we’re happy about that.  You will see the faces and hear the voices of many NACAC members from across the country in The AXS Companion. I was gratified, but not surprised, by how quickly so many of my colleagues agreed to do this in service to the young people who are applying to college this fall and winter.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Jon Boeckenstedt Vice Provost, Enrollment Management Oregon State University jon.boeckenstedt@oregonstate.edu 541-737-0759 (office) 541-908-7210 (cell)

Announcements and Shout outs

We Need You! If you are interested in volunteering , we have an opportunity for you. We will be conducting hearing and vision screenings during the first week of November. If you are interested in helping, please contact Dr. Estes at dannette.estes@cobbk12.org Online training and an in-person assessment is required. 

This is Homecoming Week!

Summer Community Service Deadline September 9 

PSAT Information

Class of 2023 Announcement

Class Dues: Friendly reminder that Class Dues are due on MyPaymentsPlus by Sept 15th.
Freshmen - $30
Sophomore $40
Junior - $50
Senior - $60

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