Announcements

  • National Honor Society

    If you have received a letter about applying for the National Honor Society, below is the application which must be submitted in Guidance by Friday, September 22, 2017.  Any questions, please email Ms. Gillan at kgillan@nyackschools.org.

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  • Come Join the NHS Indianettes

    Come and join the Nyack High School Indianettes.  There will be an informational meeting on August 17th. Please see the attachment below.

    Nyack High School
  • Alert for parents of SENIORS:

    Meningitis vaccine compliance is required by NY state & must be submitted to the Nurse's Office prior to September 5, 2017!!  See the Nurse's page for more information. 

    Nyack High School
  • NOTE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS RE: SHIFT IN 2017-18 SCHOOL TAX RATES BETWEEN ORANGETOWN & CLARKSTOWN...

    Please read the August 2017 Letter from Superintendent Montesano to make you aware of a shift in 2017-18 school tax rates between the two towns that comprise the Nyack School District, Orangetown and Clarkstown.  

    This letter contains direct links that provide additional information from New York State regarding equalization rates and real property tax services.

    The accompanying Q&A to Nyack School District 2017-18 Tax Rates was created to assist in understanding guidelines that the District must adhere to when setting annual tax rates.  

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253

     

    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600

     

    Communications
  • AP World History Summer Assignment Information

    Please see below for AP World History Summer Assignment Information.

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  • 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.

    Communications

Welcome to the Guidance Department

Welcome to the Nyack Guidance Department

       

 

 

Calendar

  • BOCES AUGUST REGENTS

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  • SAT TEST

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  • School Opens

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  • ACT TEST GIVEN

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  • Lobby near Cafeteria

    College Tables

    University of Miami

    SUNY Oswego

    University of Connecticut

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Announcements

  • Schedules Posted in Parent Portal

    Schedules are posted in Parent Portal. If a graduation requirement or an elective that you signed up for is missing or incorrect please email your guidance counselor.  Counselors will return at the end of August and will make adjustments to schedules based on summer school results.

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  • Alumni - need a transcript?

    A new tool for Alumni to order your transcripts online through Parchment Exchange.

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

    Make a New Learner account and request your transcript.

     

    Guidance
  • BOCES SUMMER SCHOOL DATES

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

    Guidance
  • 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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  • 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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Whats Happening in 2017 - 18!

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 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.

 

 

 

          

 

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

 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

 

 

Naviance

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, text @kb76ka to the number 81010. 

 

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  text @79dg3 to the number 81010. 

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 2017-2018

  • 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, text @984f48 to the number 81010. 

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

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

For important information about college planning, please read :

 Senior Planning Guide 2017-2018 

  • 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
  • Sign up for guidance 12 grade REMIND for updates and information. On your Iphone , text @d8e7kc  to the number 81010. 

 

 

Information for college admissions representatives

College Admissions Representatives: To sgn up to visit Nyack High School in the fall, go to : repvisits.com