Announcements

  • AP U.S. History Summer Assignment

    AP U.S. History Students:  Please use the following code, k6xyhv, to sign up for our Google Classroom page so you may access part of your summer assignment.    Additional copies of Part One of the summer assignment are located in the main office.

     

     

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  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

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  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

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  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

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  • AP Biology Summer Work 2017-2018

    Please see below for the AP Biology Summer Work 2017-2018 and AP Biology Student Syllabus 2017-2018.

     

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  • AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment 2017

    Please see below for the AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment.

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  • SUMMER READING 2017

    Below is the 2017 Summer Reading Packet - Information for students entering grades 9-12

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  • The District's 2017-18 Budget was passed by the community on May 16, 2017. The verified results will be accepted at the June 6 BOE meeting.

    To view the 2017-18 budget or for additional information about the budget/vote, please visit the District's Budget/Vote page at:

    http://www.nyackschools.org/groups/6140/board_of_education/budget_and_vote_information

    The Approved Budget will be posted on June 7.

    Congratulations to the elected Board of Education candidates:  Beth Davidson, Jen Marraccino and James Marshall.  Their three year terms commence July 1, 2017.

    Thank you to the community for strongly supporting your school district, partnering in education and for passing the budget for next school year!

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  • FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS

    FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS:  JUNE 6th - 2:15PM in the High School Nurse's Office.  There will be NO summer physical date this year.  For incoming 9th Graders, Sport Physicals will be held at the Nyack Middle School Nurse's Office on June 15th and June 16th - 3:15PM.

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  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

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Welcome to the Guidance Department

 

      

College representatives: sign up to visit Nyack High School in the fall go to repvisits.com

 

Calendar

  • summer school registration

    Students who need to register for summer school must fill out a registration form with their guidance counselor between June 23 through June 29 , from 8:00 am - 11:15 and 12:30  - 2:30.  The deadline to register for summer school is July 7. After July 7, if your child still needs to register for a REGENTS EXAM ONLY, they must register directly with Fieldstone Middle School no later than July 21, 11am. 

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  • summer school registration

    Students who need to register for summer school must fill out a registration form with their guidance counselor between June 23 through June 29 , from 8:00 am - 11:15 and 12:30  - 2:30.  The deadline to register for summer school is July 7. After July 7, if your child still needs to register for a REGENTS EXAM ONLY, they must register directly with Fieldstone Middle School no later than July 21, 11am. 

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  • summer school registration

    Students who need to register for summer school must fill out a registration form with their guidance counselor between June 23 through June 29 , from 8:00 am - 11:15 and 12:30  - 2:30.  The deadline to register for summer school is July 7. After July 7, if your child still needs to register for a REGENTS EXAM ONLY, they must register directly with Fieldstone Middle School no later than July 21, 11am. 

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  • Register for summer school REGENTS EXAM ONLY until July 21, 11am

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  • Register for summer school REGENTS EXAM ONLY until July 21, 11am

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Announcements

  • United States Merchant Marine Academy - Admissions OPEN HOUSE

    The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY will be hosting an Open House on Friday, July 28th 2017. Students seeking an appointment to a federal service academy are encouraged to attend.

     

    We are currently accepting applications to the USMMA Class of 2022. Students can visit us at www.usmma.edu/admissions to start an application.

     

    The United States Merchant Marine Academy provides a fully funded, four-year college education. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Coast Guard license, and an Officer’s commission in the U.S. Armed Forces.

     

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  • Parchment Exchange - Order your transcripts on line

    A new tool to order your transcripts on line through Parchment Exchange.

    http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/18178/account

    Make a New Learner account and request your transcript.

     

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  • 2017 Summer Teen Tech Camp at Rockland BOCES

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  • Culinary Camp for Kids

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  • BOCES SUMMER SCHOOL DATES

    BOCES Summer school starts on July 10 and ends on August 15.  Summer school REGENTS are August 16 and 17.

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  • Sign up for Guidance REMIND

    Get push notifications from the guidance counselors through REMIND.com - To join the 9th grade remind account - on your iphone go to the following link - rmd.at/79dg3 and follow the directions.  To join the 10th grade remind account - on your iphone go to to the following link - rmd.at/984f48 and follow the directions. To join the 11 grade remind account - on your iphone go to rmd.at/d8e7kc and follow the directions. To join the 12 grade remind account - on your iphone go to the following link rmd.at/kb76ka and follow the directions. 

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  • PSAT For Juniors

    Juniors took the PSAT on Wednesday , October 19 at Nyack High School.   We will provide you with your scores once they arrive.  For more information: www.collegeboard.org

     

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  • NYS STEM Incentive Program for high school graduates in the top 10% of their class

    The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

    Eligibility


    An applicant must:

    ·         be a NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the fall college term;

    ·         be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;

    ·         be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation;

    ·         be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school;

    ·         be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college;

    ·         earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher each term after the first semester;

    ·         execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years.  View the terms and conditions of the service contract.

    Students matriculated in these programs of study may be eligible for a STEM Incentive Program award. The program of study must result in an approved occupation.

     https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-incentive-program.html

     

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  • Changes to FAFSA( Free Application for Federal Student Aid):

    Parents can submit a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016: for more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

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  • S.A.T. information for Student Athletes

    During the fall season November 5 is a Saturday when many Sectional finals are scheduled including field hockey, football, and  soccer.  It also happens to  be one of the many S.A.T. test dates.  When registering the S.A.T. please make sure you are aware of this possible conflict.  You might need to take your S.A.T. in October , December or January, instead of November.  Additional conflicts might occur with Winter and Spring Sectionals, so please be mindful and carefully plan your test dates. For more information , go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

     

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Whats Happening

Lunch and Learn - Career exploration program.

     Our Lunch and Learn  - career explorations program offers our students  the opportunity to hear from local corporations,  small businesses and medical offices during lunch periods. Our Lunch and Learn program is open to all students.  Sign up in the guidance office.  Presentations will take place in room 202 during student's lunch period.   Remember to bring a bagged lunch!  

 Nyack Hospital professionals share their stories with students at Nyack High School during our first Lunch and Learn program on October 20. 

 

 On November 3rd, Clarkstown Detective, Police Officer and a K9 Dog visit students  to share information about careers in law enforcement during our Lunch& Learn program on November 3. 

          

On November 17, representatives from the McLaren Engineering Group presented information on careers in civil engineering.  

  

 On December 8th, we  hosted the NY Bridge Project.  Students  learned about the design process and mechanics behind the NEW NY Bridge.

   

On January 19, we hosted NYC Firefighter , John Carbone, who shared his experiences being a new York City Fireman. 

  

On February 2, we hosted Pamela Primikov, Physical therapist and owner of her private practice. 

 

  

On  March 23, 2017, The Major of Nyack, Ms. White,  presented information on her political career.

    

On April 20, Leeann Irvin, Nyack School District Board of Education Member, presented information on her career in Insurance.

     

Bruce Beck, Lead Sports Anchor talks to Nyack Students about the world of sports broadcasting on June 1. 

 

 

          

 

NHS Guidance Department

 Guidance Department Office: telephone (845) 353-7120 fax (845) 353-7119

Lorraine Longing -  Director of Guidance K-12,  llonging@nyackschools.com

Guidance Counselors:

Maggie Gershonovitz, mgershonovitz@nyackschools.org

Tara Heinemann, theinemann@nyackschools.org

 Sean Cavanagh, scavanagh@nyackschools.org

 Russell Stevens, rstevens@nyackschools.org

 Diana Wright,  dwright@nyackschools.org

School Psychologist:

Dr. Renee Eschmann

School Social Worker:

Mimi Madan

Student Support Services and Prevention Counselor:

Dornzella Milligan

Guidance Support Staff

JeanMarie Maldonado - Records Secretary (845) 353 7121 jmaldonado@nyackschools.org
Jean Lauturner - Secretary (845) 353-7120  jlauturner@nyackschools.org

 

Counselor  9th grade  10 grade  11 grade  12 grade 
Mrs. Gershonovitz A - Can  A - Bre A - Ca  A - Car
Ms. Heinemann Car - Gr Bro - Fe Car - Ha Cas - Gra
Mr. Cavanagh  Gro - Maz Fer - L Ham - Mc Grey - Lug
Mr. Stevens  Mc - Sa  M - Ro  Me - Sanc Ly - Ro
Mrs. Wright  Santi - Z S - Z Sand - Z Ru - Z

 

 

Naviance

 Naviance Informational Sessions for Students- A series of programs will be held which are grade specific and content specific.  Please see the flyer or your guidance counselor for more information.  NAVIANCE Informational Sessions 2017  

 

Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Students and Parents/Guardians- click here for Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/nyack

Click to access :  Naviance Getting Started.

 Naviance Parent Quick Guide College and Career.

  Parent Quick Guide College and Career - Spanish.

  Naviance Parent Quick Guide Getting Started - Spanish. 

New feature this year: parents and students will be able to access scattergrams through Family Connection. 

Scholarship Bulletins for 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

Freshmen college planning tips

  • Be sure to take challenging yet realistic courses, and take an elective course that interests you.
  • Work hard in your courses to get the best grades possible, all your grades are important and your grades make up your transcript.
  • Work on developing good study habits. Do your homework every night. Study for tests and quizzes. 
  • Get involved! Join and fully participate in a few school clubs.
  • During the fall, visit mini college fairs on Mondays during lunch, begin to gather information about what you might like in a college. 
  • Take a career survey in the Naviance program.
  • Begin to explore colleges and careers using Naviance.
  • Draft a resume in Naviance and start recording all  your extra curricular activities, part time jobs, and community service hours.
  • Continue to volunteer!
  • Join the Guidance REMIND for updates from the guidance department. On your iphone, open your web browser and go to the following link - rmd.at/79dg3 and follow the directions. 

 

Sophomore college planning tips

  • Continue to take challenging courses, develop a competitive transcript.
  • Consider taking a leadership role in an activity that you are involved in.
  • In the fall you will take the ASPIRE which is standardized test modeled after the ACT, a college entrance exam.
  • Start developing a Resume on  Naviance.
  • Explore career options by completing a career inventory in Naviance.
  • Participate in leadership conferences such as HOBY. For more information go to www.hoby.org
  • Research summer leadership programs offered by the Nyack Rotary.
  • BOCES Programs begin Junior year, talk to your counselor if you are interested in pursuing a vocational career to learn a trade.
  • Start researching colleges by completing a college search on Naviance. 
  • Counselors will present information about SAT 2 Subject tests to you, please continue to consult with your teachers and counselors on the advisability of taking these tests.
  • Sign up for 10th grade guidance Remind account to get updates from the guidance department.  On your iphone open your web browser and go to the following link - rmd.at/984f48 and follow the directions. 

Junior College Planning Tips

Letter to parents of Junior students regarding Junior Planning Conferences

 Junior Parent Conference Letter 2017

To view powerpoint from our junior parent night scheduled on March 22, at 6:30:  College Planning Meeting PowerPoint

 

Common Application announces 2017 - 18 ESSAY Prompts http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

 

Valuable information about college planning can be found on our   Junior Post High School Planning Guide 2016-2017 

  • Continue to develop a competitive transcript, by enrolling in AP and College Level courses given at the high school.
  • In October you will take the PSAT.  The PSAT is a " trial run" for the SAT which is a college entrance exam. Use your PSAT results to prepare for your SAT in the Spring.
  • During January you will plan your senior year courses with your counselor.  Continue to challenge yourself with rigorous courses.
  • During second semester, you will be invited to a junior planning conference.  This meeting will help you to refine your college search and help you to prepare for the application procedures during senior year.
  • Attend college fairs and local college campuses. 
  • Sign up to take the SAT or ACT in the spring of your junior year. Create an account at collegeboard.org and ACT.org to register for exams. 
  • Visit college campuses.  During spring break , students and their families are encourages to visit colleges that are of interest to you.  You should also attend Open Houses that college.
  • Check the guidance bulletin board regularly for updates and information. 
  • Begin to think about which teachers will be writing your college recommendation letters.  You might want to ask them to write this letter before school ends in June. This will allow your teachers to plan accordingly. 
  • Sign up for guidance 11 grade REMIND for updates and information. On your Iphone open your web browser and go to rmd.at/d8e7kc and follow the directions. 

Summer between Junior and Senior Year

  • Fine tune your college choices with your parents and share them with your school counselor.
  • Begin to draft your college essay.
  • Organized your college application deadlines, Establish a professional email address, Register for any SAT / ACT exams you still need to take. Create a Common Application account and begin the input information in it.

Senior college planning tips

To view powerpoint from our program on 9/26:   Financial Aid 101 

https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-financial-aid/

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-09-19/colleges-that-claim-to-meet-full-financial-need

 

To view Senior parent night program from September 19th :   Senior Parent Night

For important information about college planning, please read the    Senior Planning Guide 2016-2017revised91916.pdf 

Senior year

  • Continue to take challenging courses and give your best academic effort.
  • Attend college fairs on Monday and individual college meetings during school.
  • Attend college open houses, tours, and consider an overnight visit to a school that you are applying to.
  • Carefully review your senior transcript that is mailed home to you and your parents in August.
  • Make an appointment to see your counselor in September to finalized your college list. Your counselor will need to submit your school report section on your application. This includes your transcript, Nyack High  School profile, counselor recommendation letter and form.
  • Continue to update  your Naviance account. keep your counselors and teachers updated on  your admissions status.
  • Attend the senior College planning evening and the financial aid event. These evenings are designed to assist you and your parents with the college application process.
  • Submit your SAT and / or ACT scores to colleges that you are applying to.  This is done online on the college board and ACT websites at www.collegboard.org and www.act.org
  • If you are applying to play sports at college: go to NCAA ( National Collegiate Athletic Association) to learn more: www.ncaa.org
  • read the scholarship bulletins and apply for as many scholarships as you can.
  • Continue to work hard. Colleges require mid year grades and final transcripts.
  •   See the Essay Prompts 1 for the 2016 - 17 common application
  • For more information about financial aid:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Make sure you communication with your counselor by submitting a Transcript Request Form
  • Complete a PERSONAL STATEMENT
  • Optional Parental Comments and Observations

 

 

Senior Class Clap Out 2017