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Senior Check List

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Hey Seniors! Are you ready for what comes next? We have compiled a few things that you need to take care of in order to move on the next level. We will meet with Seniors during English on Thursday and the Dual Credit English students next week. Here’s a preview of what we will discuss:

  1. Selecting a college
  2. College Applications
  3. Requesting Transcripts
  4. Meningitis shots
  5. ACT/SAT/TSI testing
  6. FAFSA

Procedures for ACT Oct. 16, 2019

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Hi Roughnecks! This message is for anyone taking the ACT test at WOHS tomorrow. If you are not taking the test, please see your counselor about the next available test date.
 Below you will find important information regarding the testing procedures:
When: 7:55 – 11:45 – You may enter the testing room at 7:50 WITH your picture ID.
Picture ID may be your school issued photo id or your driver’s license.
Where:  We will test in the Break Room. Remember all cell phones, tablets, smart watches etc, must be off and away during testing. You will not be able to access them until after the test is over, as per ACT rules/regulations.
What to bring: Please bring photo ID, a #2 pencil and a graphing calculator (calculators will not be provided as is customary at testing sites).
After the test: ALL testers will return to their regular schedule after lunch. Please bring the necessary supplies and/or homework for your afternoon classes.
Please check out act.org for additional questions. It would be smart to look over practice questions prior to Tuesday.
Remember that you are LOVED and BELIEVED in for more than you know!

FAFSA- The Door To Scholarship/ Grant & Loan Money for College

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Financial aid help sessions set for Kilgore, Longview campuses

Kilgore College will host financial aid assistance sessions for potential or current KC students and/or their parents who need help filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

 FAFSA Help Days will be held on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses. Free assistance is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

 The Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Zone Tutoring Lab (Kilgore campus) and on Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 at KC-Longview’s Hendrix Building.

 Dependent students under 24 years old should attend with a parent if possible.

 Students filling out the 2018-19 FAFSA need to bring 2016 tax/income information. Students completing the 2019-20 FAFSA need to bring 2017 tax/income information.

For more information, call 903-983-8211, email [email protected] or visit www.kilgore.edu/financialaid.

 

ACT RESCHEDULED TO OCT 16TH

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ACT has officially canceled ALL October 2nd Local tests due to a breach in security and a possible compromise of the integrity of the test. Therefore, the OCT 2nd ACT at WOHS has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct 16th.

Students that have paid for the test will test that day. Students will need PHOTO ID (school id or driver’s license will work) AND a graphing calculator. Calculators will not be provided for the test.

ACT/SAT and PSAT

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FALL ACT @ WOHS for 11th & 12th Grade students only.

Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Heres a link that breaks down the difference between the 2 tests. 

Both tests are offered at testing sites across the nation. HERE IS THE ACT REGISTRATION SITE & HERE IS THE SAT REGISTRATION SITE

Students and parents need to research their preferred colleges to find out ACT/SAT requirements.  One way to do that is to go to the admissions page on the college’s website. Sometimes this takes a little digging; other times the information is readily available.  Once you figure out the required score, start planning to take a test. Register online, get a study guide and/or a tutor and begin preparing. Remember that these scores get you into a school AND help you earn scholarship money.

WOHS will offer the ACT Oct 2, 2018, and a date to be determined in Spring 2019.  We are offering the ACT without the writing portion of the test. Not all schools require the writing, please research your school’s preference.

The cost is the same as a test given at a national testing site – $50.50. Checks can be made out to WOHS and cash is preferred.

PSAT – 10th & 11th grade students only

Now the PSAT. According to Prep Scholar.com-
“As it stands, the PSAT is heavily connected to the SAT. One of the test’s primary purposes is to act as a precursor to the SAT — essentially, as an SAT practice test. Thus, the PSAT and SAT heavily mirror each other in regard to content, structure, and even scoring.

In addition to acting as a preparatory test for the SAT, the PSAT serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. In other words, PSAT scores determine students’ eligibility for National Merit scholarships. Each year the top 1 percent of 11th-grade PSAT takers become Semifinalists. Of these students, 7,500 go on to win scholarship money.”

WOHS will offer the PSAT Oct 12, 2018. The cost is $16 and checks can be made out to WOHS, although cash is preferred.

Both tests offered at WOHS can be paid for in the Counselor’s office.

 

 

ACT/PSAT FALL TESTING

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FALL TESTING DATES

 

 

ACT

ACT OFFERED WITHOUT THE WRITING

WHEN: OCT 2,2018

WHERE:@ WOHS

COST:$50.50

11TH & 12TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY

SIGN UP & PAY BY SEPT 27TH

*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS

PSAT

WHEN: OCT. 10, 2018

WHO: 10TH & 11TH GRADERS

WHERE: WOHS

COST: $16

PAY BY SEPT 27TH

*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS

 

3 weeks Progress Reports Just Around the Corner

Hi WOHS Students!

The 3-week progress reports are just around the corner. Progress reports will be available next week. That means you need to be taking care of your grades this week. Please look at your grades on skyward, get your homework turned in, study for tests and talk to your teachers. We BELIEVE in each of you! Check out the tips below to help you get ahead and stay ahead of your studies!

Go Roughnecks!

Study Tip #1

Study Tip #2

Time Management Tips