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

The Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship created by Bristol Motor Speedway, will be awarded to one senior from Sullivan County. Students must be interested in the automotive technology field, and plan to attend a technical school to study this. The student who is selected will be invited to the April NASCAR race, and the scholarship will be presented during the pre-race ceremony. Please see Ms. Herrick in guidance for more information. Scholarship deadline is February 16th. 

The Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship is renewable, four-year scholarship awarded each year by the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association with a total value of $8,000. Eligible students should be associated with the manufactured housing industry, either by living in a manufactured home, working in the industry, or by having a relative who works in the manufactured housing industry. Students must also attend a Tennessee college, university, or trade school and maintain a stated GPA. Completed applications must be received by March 8, 2018. Applications are available at www.tnmha.org or you can pick up a copy from Ms. Herrick
Hart Sisters Nursing Scholarship.  This annual $2,500 nursing scholarship will be awarded to one recipient and is provided by Tennessee High School graduate Mrs. Jewel Hart Coombe. Her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hart Riesenberg, was also a THS graduate. To apply you must submit a 250 to 500 word essay describing your true intent to enter the nursing profession. In your essay you must also answer the questions: What would this scholarship mean to you, and why have you chosen the nursing field? You must also include a resume listing extracurricular activities, leadership ability, and community service. In addition, you will need to submit two teacher recommendations. To qualify you must have a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship committee will also consider financial need. To apply, please submit all materials to Ms. Herrick in the Counseling Office by March 19, 2018.
The Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS will award ten $500 scholarships to students for their essays about, “What Home Ownership Means to Me”. Only one award is given per school. Interested students should pick up an application and information sheet from Ms.Herrick or at www.btvar.com. The deadline for submission is March 27th, 2018. 

The Twin City Civitan Club is offering its Annual Citizenship Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating seniors. Interested students should submit a typed, double spaced, 500 word essay on the following: "What is the Function of Education and How Much Control Should the Federal Government Have Over It?” Completed essays should be given to Ms. Herrick by Monday, April 2nd. This is a $1,000 scholarship.
Announcements

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The Free Application for 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

 


Parents and Student: Click here for an interesting article about "5 High School Habits That Will Fail You in College." It is important to start successful habits NOW!


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
MANDATORY TN Promise Meeting: April 5th at 5:30 PM at TN High

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.