Senior Class Fundraiser - Yankee Candle
Help support the class of 2018 by purchasing items(s) from Yankee Candle! Please visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 5th 2017.
Counselors: Diana Wright, Sean Cavanagh, Maggie Gershonovitz, Tara Heinemann, Russell Stevens
University of Hartford
Applications for the Club Z annual achievement award are now available in the guidance office. It is due back by November 17, 2017. This scholarship along with many others are listed on the Nyack High School guidance office website under scholarship bulletins.
See the attached Excelsior Scholarship information and link to the Excelsior Scholarship application.
Click on the link below for more information.
Juniors took the PSAT on October 11, 2017. The testing period was 7:30 - 11:15 am. After the testing period was done, students went to lunch , from 11:18 - 12:14 and then followed a " C" day schedule with the remaining periods of the day, periods 9 and 6, in that order.
All sophomores will take the ACT Aspire on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Aspire is a test that will measure your child's readiness for college and is also a practice test for the ACT, which is a college entrance exam. Students should bring pencils and a calculator to the test. Students will take the exam from 7:30 - 11:15.
Earn college credit and Jumpstart your career at Monroe College. Monroe College's Jumpstart Program gives students a taste of Monroe and is an opportunity for high performing high school seniors to earn college credits while attending high school. Classes meet on Saturdays from 8:45-1:00. For more information see the attachments. Deadline for registering for the Jumpstart program is November 21, 2017.
A new tool for Alumni to order your transcripts online through Parchment Exchange.
Make a New Learner account and request your transcript.
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.
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.
Parents can submit a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016: for more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes
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 high school 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! Check back for announcements of upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations during the 2017 - 18 school year.
-Lunch and Learn Program # 3- November 15, 2017. Programs at Rockland Community College. Click on the link below for more information.
-Lunch and Learn #2-A representative from Edward Hopper House and some of their volunteers spoke about their teen leadership program the Nighthawks on October 26, 2017 at 10:30 in room 202.
-Lunch and Learn Program#1-October 25, 2017-former Nyack H.S. graduate Udit Thakur talks about what goes on behind the scenes in politics.
Guidance Department Office: telephone (845) 353-7120 fax (845) 353-7119
Lorraine Longing - Director of Guidance K-12, email@example.com
Maggie Gershonovitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Heinemann, email@example.com
Sean Cavanagh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Stevens, email@example.com
Diana Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Renee Eschmann
Guidance Support Staff
2017 - 18 School Year :
|Counselor||9th grade||10 grade||11 grade||12 grade|
|Mrs. Gershonovitz||A - B||A - Can||A - Bre||A - Ca|
|Ms. Heinemann||C - Fi||Car - Gr||Bro - Fe||Car - Ha|
|Mr. Cavanagh||Fo - Maz||Gro _ Maz||Fer - L||Ham - Mc|
|Mr. Stevens||Mc - R||Mc - Sa||M - Ro||Me - Sanc|
|Mrs. Wright||S - Z||Santi - Z||S - Z||Sand -Z|
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Students and Parents/Guardians- click here for Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/nyack
Click to access : Naviance Getting Started.
Welcome to the site for scholarship opportunities for our 2018 graduates. In place of issuing multiple bulletins throughout the school year, we are providing one comprehensive list which outlines the many opportunities for your child to apply for scholarships. This will give you and your child time to determine which scholarships are the best match. We will also list these scholarships by category.
The categories will include National scholarships, NYS scholarships, Rockland County Scholarships and scholarships awarded solely to Nyack High School students.
Many scholarships are designed to be submitted online and you will see the website address included on the list. Each organization posts their scholarships at different times of the year; you may not see a deadline date for 2018 yet. Keep checking back with the organization.
Many scholarships require a resume, so this is a good time to start yours. If you do not have paid work experience, you can list volunteer positions and sport teams that you are involved in. There is a template in Naviance which you can use to guide you in constructing the resume. You will almost always be requested to include a transcript and a recommendation. Please see your guidance counselor for these items and they will direct you accordingly.
The Guidance Department at Nyack High School hosts a scholarship awards night each year in June to recognize and award scholarships to all winners. If you apply to a scholarship that is not listed here and you are notified that you have won, please let Mrs. Lauturner, guidance secretary, know so that we may include you in our recognition night.
Deadlines for submission of applications are firm and late submissions will not be accepted by the guidance department or the donor organizations. Good Luck!
Click the link below to view all scholarships.
Need a transcript? - If you have graduated from Nyack high school, please go to http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/18178/account to request a transcript. To request a transcript, click on the link and create a New Learner Account. Class of 2017, your official transcript has been mailed to the college you are attending in the fall. Any questions, please contact your guidance counselor. Current students can obtain a transcript by contacting their guidance counselor.
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Junior Students
To view PowerPoint from 2017 - 18 junior parent night: College Planning Meeting PowerPoint. This year's junior parent night is scheduled for January 17, 2018. Come hear about the college application process from Mr. Mitchell Lipton, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Cooper Union.
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 2017-2018
Summer between Junior and Senior Year
Earn college credit and Jumpstart your career at Monroe College. Monroe College's Jumpstart Program gives students a taste of Monroe and is an opportunity for high performing high school seniors to earn college credits while attending high school. Classes meet on Saturdays from 8:45-1:00. For more information see the attachments. Deadline for registering for the Jumpstart program is November 21, 2017. Monroe College Jumpstart Program 2017.pdf
September 18th, we hosted our senior parent night. During the event we heard about the college application process. To view the power point: Senior Parent Night17 - 18
Oct 4th, we hosted our annual financial aid evening. Joe Weglarz, Executive Director of Student Financial Services at Marist College was here sharing information about the financial aid process. Here are some additional websites:
For important information about college planning, please read :
College Admissions Representatives: To sign up to visit Nyack High School in the fall, go to : repvisits.com
To view scheduled college admission representatives visits to Nyack click on the link below: