After spring break, we will begin hosting college planning workshops for juniors on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:15 pm-12:45 pm (during lunch). The first workshop will be held Tuesday, March 23 in Room 7 (across from the cafeteria) for students who are in-person learners. Students are welcome to bring their lunch.
Thursday, March 25 from 12:15-12:45 will be the virtual workshop for our at-home learners. Again, students can feel free to eat lunch during the workshop. Here is the link for the Meet:
Come with questions, and there will also be prepared topics for discussion.
miércoles 24 de marzo
Noche para los estudiante de segundo año y sus familias. Exploraremos planes para el futuro. Busque un mensaje de la señora O'Connor, por favor.
Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 pm
If your student took the school-sponsored ACT on Feb 23rd and they are planning on going to college, then this night is a critical event for you and your student to attend. This is the night in which Mrs. LaForge and Mr. Wilke from the College and Career Center will help families make sense of the ACT scores and their significance. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this very important night.
Though many schools have declared the 2020-2021 application cycle for college to be “test-optional,” many schools plan on reinstituting their use of these tests as part of their admissions process in the future. In addition, many scholarships are dependent on your student’s ACT score. Not having a good test score can complicate many application processes. So, families should prepare the best they can!
Wednesday, March 31 at 5 pm.
Please remember that in order to qualify for state aid to take these courses, you must establish a SAFE account and have all of your paperwork completed by April 1st according to the Ohio Department of Education guidelines. But, since this is Holy Thursday and we will not be in school, all paperwork for Purcell Marian students interested in taking part in this program need to have their paperwork completed by Wednesday, March 31st. This is not something that can be rushed together at the last minute, so please plan accordingly. This is a wonderful opportunity for students in the state of Ohio, so please visit the link below to find out more about how your family can take advantage of this college credit opportunity.
Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm
If you were unable to make our first meeting on Feb. 17th, please join us on April 6th. Sophomore year is a critical year for making plans and laying a solid academic foundation for the future. Many students think of this year as a strange, uncertain year. However, it is a time for fantastic growth and positioning yourself to make the most of your future university, employment, or enlistment plans.
Again, we want all sophomore parents and guardians, along with your student, to attend this evening to explore and discuss the hopes, dreams, and plans that your family must make to bring about the success that we all want for our students. This night will mix program description, recommended best practices, and opportunities for dialogue amongst students, parents, and guardians.
As we head into the end of the year, we will also host drop-in advising/help for senior students who are wrapping up their college admissions and scholarship applications. Encourage your students to join us fourth bell each Monday for the rest of the year to get help with finalizing college plans!