School Counseling

 

    THS Counseling Office

1112 Edgemont Ave
Bristol, TN 37620       

Office Hours
7:15 AM- 2:45 PM M-F

Phone: (423)652-9317
Fax: (423)652-9327
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Mrs. Skeens (A-E)

Ms. Herrick (F-K)

Ms. Fleenor (L-R)

Mr. Henry (S-Z)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Scholarship Information

Seniors interested in attending the University of Virginia: Tennessee High can nominate one student for the Jefferson Scholarship program. The award covers the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia; the stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.  This program seeks to identify the most talented students on the basis of merit alone; financial need is not a factor. Interested students should submit a resume to Ms. Herrick by Friday, October 27th.  Please visit www.jeffersonscholars.org for more information.

If you have participated in community service activities within the last year, you should consider filling out the online application for the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards. Tennessee High can nominate one student for this award based on the amount of volunteer hours he or she has contributed. Selected students may be eligible for an unrestricted award of $1,000 as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. with a parent. The application can be found at http://spirit.prudential.com  or www.nassp.org/spirit . Applications must be completed online, printed out and returned to Ms. Herrick by November 1, 2017.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500, four-year scholarships to students ranging from $15,000 to $1,000 to be given annually.  The Most Valuable Student Scholarship is given based on student leadership, scholarship, and financial need. Applications will be available online at: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm after September 1st, or see Ms. Herrick for a paper copy. Paper copies should be mailed to Johnson City Lodge #825, 208 North Boone Street Johnson City, TN 37601. The deadline to apply is November 27th, 2017.

The Tennessee Concrete Association is once again sponsoring their annual High School Concrete Essay Contest. You can win $250 with a chance to compete nationally and win $5,000. You must submit a 600 word essay.  Students who are 16-18 at the beginning of the school term may enter. Applications are available in the counseling office. Entries are due to the TCA office on December 5, 2017.
REMINDER: The deadline for scholarships at East Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee at Knoxville is December 15th, 2018. Make sure you are checking ALL scholarship deadlines for ALL colleges and universities. 
Announcements

Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the most important pieces to your college selection process. You NEED to fill out your FAFSA in order to receive Federal Aid and/or Scholarships. You can start filling out the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 school year NOW. Click on the link to head over to the FAFSA Website

 For more information, please read The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form


TN PROMISE INFORMATION

Seniors can now apply for the TN Promise Scholarship that allows them to receive two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee. The deadline to apply is November 1st, 2017. Below is a timeline of the requirements to stay eligible for the TN Promise Scholarship. 


 

Attention Juniors and also Sophomores: The practice SAT, the PSAT, will be given at THS on Wednesday, October 25th during first and second period in the Wellness rooms. The PSAT is the qualifying test that students must take their junior year to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition for college scholarships that will be awarded in 2018. Although the test is geared for students in the 11th grade, sophomores are encouraged to take it as practice for their junior year. If you are interested in taking this test please bring $16.00 into the counseling office as soon as possible. Spaces are limited please don’t hesitate to sign up.


Governor's School Applications are Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Tennessee Governor's Schools. The Tennessee Governor’s Schools initiative includes 11 distinct summer programs for rising 11th and 12th grade students. Students must be nominated by a high school teacher, school counselor, or other faculty member. Additional information about the application process, deadlines, and contact information is available here. Applications are available for download here. Please see Leslie Skeens in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

Want a way to stay informed about important events and news about your student's senior year? Join the Senior 2018 group on the Remind App for your phone! See the directions below:


Is your student not a senior and you want to stay informed as well? Here is the way:

We are currently sending daily announcements to your child via their btcs.net e-mail account. The daily announcements are also available on our website. You now have the opportunity to have daily announcements sent straight to you! In order to request these announcements, navigate to www.btcs.org and click on the "PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal" link, then log in to your account (this is the account you set up at laptop distribution). Click on "Forgot Username or Password?" if needed. Next, click on the "E-mail Notification" tab on the left, then select "School Announcements.”  You can also select to get grades, attendance, and assignment notifications.  Below this select the preferred frequency of your notification. See the picture below:

Also, check out the Tennesse High School Counseling Office Facebook page for updates and information:

https://www.facebook.com/Tennessee-High-School-Counseling-Office-365137486947011/  

  IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Parent/Teacher Conferences-Thursday October 19th 3-6 PM
PSAT-Wednesday October 25th
Senior Sign-up for the TN Promise: Deadline is November 1st

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with the Selective Service. It's the law. According to the law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Please visit www.sss.gov for more information.