Class of 2021 Information from
Mrs. Headley - 12th Grade Counselor
Congratulations, Class of 2021! Today is YOUR DAY! You have all worked so hard to get to
this point. FSK is extremely proud of you and we're looking forward to the adventures life
has in store for you ahead. Live streaming of today's graduation can be found on the CCPS homepage. Please be sure to be there no later than 1:15pm. Be sure to have your gowns,
caps & tassel. Diplomas & senior packets will be distributed immediately following
graduation in the same location where you line up.
CAPS & GOWNS ARE HERE!
We will distribute Caps & Gowns at our first graduation practice on
Tuesday, May 25th - report time is 7:30am.
Attention Virtual Seniors - Just a reminder that your obligations (textbooks, computers!)
are due to FSK by the end of the day on Friday! If you absolutely cannot bring obligations back by Friday please hold onto them until our first graduation practice but anticipate a wait
in order to get your tickets.
In-Person Seniors, you can return your materials to teachers on Friday and your computer to Ms. Myers or Ms. Whitney in the Media Center at the end of the day.
Please be sure to complete the Graduation Survey in Naviance by Friday.
Job Fair: SATURDAY, May 22, 2021
Check out the upcoming job fair THIS SATURDAY, May 22, 2021 from 12pm-4pm at the
National Guard Armory (across from Walmart on Englar Road). Learn about careers with
great pay, benefits and other incentives! See attached for more info.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Career Fair 5.22.21.jpg
Surprises for Seniors!
A huge thank you to all of you that helped/donated/attended the SENIOR BASH.
It was a big success and everyone seemed to have a really good time.
We have a couple of surprises in store for our Seniors this week.
Mrs. Hafner & Mrs. Holmes
Monday 5/17 Pastries and Juice during Advisory
Tuesday 5/18 Hoffman’s Homemade Ice cream sandwiches - whether you are virtual or in person, meet us at the flagpole behind the school from 2:20-3:30 for a delicious ice cream sandwich.
Grab one on the way to your bus, sporting event, or come to school and hang out with us for a bit.
Friday 5/21 Senior Tailgate Starting at 6am on the upper lot, bring your cornhole boards, breakfast, music, and fun for a SENIOR ONLY tailgate. The Class will provide 50 egg McMuffins (first come first serve)
and 2 trays of assorted pastries. It is also your last
FELLER FRIDAY or DRIVE YOUR TRACTOR TO SCHOOL DAY.
Wednesday 5/26 Chik-Fil-A After graduation practice all seniors will be given a Chik-Fil-A boxed meal to enjoy with friends before heading out.
Dear FSK Families,
Due to recent changes to restrictions on events, we
are pleased to be able to offer each graduate of the Class of 2021 two
additional tickets. They will be placed in your ticket packages. It is
our goal to balance the need to maintain a safe environment for this indoor
event while recognizing the desire for graduates to have their families share
in this momentous occasion.
The increased number of guests will make parking
more difficult. Guests will need to park and walk a distance to the event. It
is important to carpool whenever possible. Also, please exit the event at the
conclusion and meet your graduate off premises. Seating may have
restrictive views of the ceremony. Families will no longer be required to be
seated in pods. Graduates will be seated nearly 2’ apart. Since
this is an indoor event, mask mandates are still in place at the moment,
however, this may be updated closer to the event and our plans will be adjusted
in alignment with the Governor’s order.
As a reminder, the event will be livestreamed on
the CCPS website. This may still be the
best way for some of our guests to enjoy the ceremony. We look forward to
welcoming the Class of 2021 and their families. Thank you!
Job Opening: Industrial Specialist at Stanley Black & Decker
This is your opportunity to advance your career! Metolius Professional Services (MPS) is looking for employees to fill several vacancies at the Stanley Black and Decker plant in Hampstead, MD. The industrial facility has day and night shift openings for qualified personnel. Pay rate is $15.00 - $16.50/hr. Benefits include paid holiday and vacation time, incentive and referral bonuses, spot awards, health insurance and wellness benefits, dental, vision and significant career opportunity advancement. Interested candidates can submit a resume by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling MPS at (458) 206-6690.
Great to see you all today! Below is a link to the recorded meeting and a copy of the slides we shared. You will also find directions on how to log onto your Naviance account where you will complete the Class of 2021 Grad Survey by Friday 5/21. Let me know if you have questions.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Naviance Student Login Steps.pdf
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/FSK Class of 2021 Senior Class Meeting 5.12.pptx
CoastTec Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
CoastTec is hiring. No experience required for Warehouse positions. Electronics technician position is also available, Full-time with Benefits, company is located in Eldersburg MD.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/CoastTec Warehouse Associate Job Flyer 2021 412.pdf
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/CoastTec Electronics Technician 2021 412.pdf
Caps & Gowns aren't in yet. Keep checking this classroom and your email. As soon as they're here we'll let you know so you can pick them up during lunches.
Surveys are DUE WEDNESDAY 4/28! See post below.
Material from the meeting on 4/14
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Senior Booklet 2021.docx
The "Graduation Survey" and "2021 School Counseling Survey" are both due by 4/28.
It will be considered an "obligation" if they are not complete and you will not receive
graduation tickets if it is outstanding.
I'm so excited to hear many of you are planning to participate and are already hastily making plans. There have been a few questions about extra tickets...unfortunately, due to restrictions we are not able to give more than the allotted 4 tickets. If a student does not intent to
participate in graduation they will not be issued tickets and therefore will not be able to
"swap" with another student. Although this policy may not be desirable to some
I hope this is helpful in your planning process.
JOB SEEKERS: Fuchs, Hamsptead NOW HIRING!
Hiring, Fuchs NA, Hampstead MD, have immediate job openings for the following positions:
Bulk Packaging Operator, Material Handler, Forklift, Blender Operator, Milling
Operator, see their Career page for details and Application: https://fuchsna.com/contact/careers/
Resumes can be emailed to HRinfo@fuchsna.com.
Students can also sign up for the BERC weekly job email blast at Subscribe to our list -
Carroll County BERC (carrollworks.com)
We also promote job openings on our website at JOBS TWITTER WALL -
Carroll County BERC (carrollworks.com)
DRD Pool Management Job Opportunities--Summer 2021
DRD is now hiring for summer positions! They are seeking the following:
Positions can be full-time or part-time. Training is available. For more information, visit their website at drdlifeguard.com or call them at 800-466-7665.
Many students are in the process of accepting college offers or registering for classes at Carroll Community College. All transcript requests must be made through Naviance.
Please use the video below on how to request a transcript. "Final Transcript"
will be processed after graduation.
Here is a link to a video on how to request a FINAL copy of your transcript in Naviance https://help.naviance.com/Content/VideoLibrary.htm
Senior Slide Show
Please send in pictures to email@example.com for the slide show that will be shown at the senior bash. This can be senior portraits, baby pictures, or just pictures of you and your friends at school events over the years. Make sure students in the pictures are identified by name for me. Deadline for pictures is May 1st at Midnight.
Tickets are $5 and available in the office during school hours or in Mrs. Hafner's room (807). Money can also be sent in via mail to Suzanne Hafner and your ticket will be held at the door. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for all other requests.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/FSK Senior Bash.pdf
Maryland Army National Guard
Looking for a part-time job after graduation? Interested in going to college for free? The Maryland Army National Guard can help that! Join the Maryland Army National Guard now, and be PAID to train with us one weekend a month until you graduate from
High School. Starting pay is between $200-$250 per weekend. See the attached HS Senior Packet. For more information, contact:
SFC Rachel L. Walter
Recruiting and Retention NCO
MD Army National Guard
350 Hahn Road, Westminster MD 21157
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/HS Seniors PACKET.pdf
CJ Miller Virtual Career Presentation, Thursday, April 22nd, 9am
CJ Miller, LLC, a full-service site contractor based in Carroll County, MD, will be hosting a Virtual Career Presentation on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00am via Google Meets.
They are seeking CCPS Class of 2021 graduates for the following full-time positions:
Equipment Operator, Traffic Control, Laborer
They perform clearing, grading, paving, demolition, curb installation, underground utility installation, soil cement modification, snow removal, etc.
If you would like to learn more about the company, visit cjmillerllc.com
To attend the presentation, please complete the Google form (see attached link) using your CCPS school e-mail to receive an invite to the Google Meet.
Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts Presentation, Friday, 4/16, Keytime
Nate Sager, the Director of Admissions at Sheffield Institute for the
Recording Arts will be conducting a virtual presentation on Friday, April 16th
during KEY Time. His presentation will cover the following:
-What the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts is
-Why Sheffield is a unique post graduation option for students
-What you can expect as a student and an inside look inside the world of entertainment
-What life/job opportunities you can look forward to as a Sheffield Alumni
Please use the link below to sign up using your school email.
You will be invited to a Google Meet that morning.
If you have an interest in music production, this is one you don't want to miss!
Email Mrs. Adcock at email@example.com with any questions.
Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center is currently accepting
applications for 16-18 year old youth for our summer employment program.
This year’s program will be a hybrid program focusing on job
skills as well as soft skills. Participants will focus on learning effective
workplace communication, interviewing skills, resume writing, customer service
skills, and others. We will also be provided hands-on work experiences on site
at local businesses. Information flyers and applications are attached.
Please contact Megan Blizzard with any questions or for more information.
Youth Program Coordinator
Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center
224 N. Center St., Westminster, MD 21157
Cell Phone & Text: 410-259-0301
Desk Phone: 410-386-2826
As a reminder, we have a mandatory Graduation Meeting on
Wednesday 4/14 at 9am. The meeting is virtual and will be on the Google
Meet link in the banner of this google classroom.
See you soon!
FSK is offering Senior Banners for purchase. See the order form linked below.
Orders and payment is due by Friday, April 23, 2021.
Good news regarding Class of 2021 Graduation...CCPS has finalized our graduation date and venue. Francis Scott Key will graduate on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2pm at the Daniele Shipley Memorial Arena located at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. More details to follow in regards to graduation practices and how many tickets will be distributed.
The Business Employment Resource Center in Westminster helps students find jobs, provides career training and can assist with building your resume and preparing for interviews.
The BERC staff can help young people achieve their career goals and gain financial independence. Contact BERC for details, Call or Text Megan Blizzard: 410-259-0301
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/High School Flier for Youth.pdf
It seems like this year is full of many 'new announcements'!
I JUST received official word, at this morning’s MSDE board meeting the request for a waiver
of the service-learning graduation requirement for this year’s seniors was PASSED!
Seniors are NOT required to earn 75 Hours in order to graduate this year.
COMSO Entry-Level Position
COMSO, Inc. is seeking 2021 graduates for future, full-time employment (40 hrs/week)
in the Ft Meade area as Access Control Specialists. Cosmo specialize in ITIL Service Management, standards-based network engineering and management, agile ADDIE learning solutions development, and custom software and web application and services development
• Monitor and control the access of employees and visitors in and out of restricted areas by ensuring people have the proper identification.
• Ensure that prohibited and restricted items do not find their way into or out of the building.
• Provide employees and visitors directions and provide excellent customer service.
*Must be able to obtain a security clearance*
For this opportunity, COMSO, Inc. offers:
• Opportunity for employment with a Department of Defense contractor
• Excellent hourly wage of $24/hour
• Future career development and guidance
Once the one-year commitment to the Access Control Specialist position is fulfilled,
COMSO can offer various career opportunities in the following fields: IT Services, Cyber Security, Software Development, Network Engineering, and Systems Engineering, etc.
Candidates will be required to pass all background/drug-screening tests.
If you are interested in learning more, please complete this google form to be invited to an information meeting with a representative of COMSO.
Catoctin Mountain Growers, Temporary Part-time Afterschool Job
The greenhouse manager at Catoctin Mtn Growers in Keymar, MD which is about 15 minutes away from FSK High School is seeking students for a part-time job opportunity that is perfect for high schoolers! Spring is their busiest time of the year and it is practically impossible for them to keep up with all that needs to get done in the usual time frame. This will be the 3rd
year we have done this Second Shift and it has worked out wonderfully so far! High schoolers are generally perfect for this shift because it is only 3 times a week in the afternoons for
3 hours each time. Here are the details:
Monday 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 - 6:30 pm
The job involves a lot of lifting and bending, but while it may be tiring it is usually a lot of fun!
They are seeking at least 3 more people for this shift and would like to start
Monday, March 22, if possible.
The pay is $12.50/hr
This shift will only last until about the first week of May.
Contact Christina Van Wingerden
A letter was mailed home recently indicating graduation requirements. The letter is signed by Mrs. Mobley and is mandated by CCPS to be sent to all students in the Class of 2021. The letter
is a bit alarming so I included my own letter to help clarify. ALL students at FSK in the Class of 2021 have been scheduled for necessary requirements either last semester or this semester.
The specific courses needed to graduate are listed along with when they are scheduled.
The purpose of the letter is to inform you of any remaining graduation credits or
Service Learning Hour Requirements.
The Carroll Community College scholarship portal is now open!
All applications must be submitted by April 2nd.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Kami Export - AwardSpring Guide.pdf
The Maryland FAFSA deadline is due by midnight March 1st!
You will need to coordinate with your parents in completing this form. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required by community colleges (2 year) and 4 year institutions. We hosted a Financial Aid presentation this fall and the recorded meeting
is posted under the classwork section.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 14th at 9am.
Below are items from today's meeting:
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Senior Booklet 2021 Part 1.pdf
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/2021 Class Activities.pptx
A Senior Class Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 17th in Google Meet at 9am. Use the meet link in this classroom. Information will be shared about graduation activities and class activities. There will be a representative from Balfour on hand to discuss ordering Caps and Gowns. Balfour will be at FSK on 2/23 and 2/25 to accept orders in person for Caps and Gowns or they can be made online. Caps & Gowns will arrive by early May to FSK.
Spring Dual Enrollment Students...
please see information below provided by Carroll Community College.
Classes Start on Monday 2/1
Very important Information for Class Preview:
• Set up your student account at www.carrollcc.edu/MyCarroll/
• Log into Canvas using the link above. From the Lynx Student Portal, click on Canvas.
There will be a link to each class there.
• Review the syllabus and course expectations before your first day to ensure you are comfortable with the class.
• Make sure you know your schedule and course format (see descriptions below). There are multiple class formats: on campus, remote synchronous, online asynchronous and hybrid (on campus and web). Make sure you know what yours are https://www.carrollcc.edu/Apply-and-Register/Become-a-Credit-Student/COVIDCoursesInfo/Instructional-Formats/
• You cannot add classes after you have missed the first meeting.
Make schedule adjustments before classes begin, not after.
• Take advantage of this preview option and know where to go/login the first day.
• Check your college email account daily starting now.
Before Coming to Campus:
• You are welcome to come to campus to use Wi-Fi for remote synchronous classes or to study anytime. You do not need to be registered for an on-campus class to use Wi-Fi or study.
• Check the COVID-19 INFO PAGE for information before coming https://www.carrollcc.edu/covid-19/
• Fill out the screening tool from home before leaving for campus each time. You will get a code emailed to you which will allow you to enter https://www.carrollcc.edu/Student-Life/COVID-19-Resources/Screening-Tool-Instructions-for-Campus-Access/
High School Counselor Notes:
• Dual classes at Carroll begin Monday Feb. 1
• Dual classes at CCPS will follow the CCPS schedule
• Books are available to purchase in the bookstore, students should have them on their first day for classes at Carroll and at CCPS https://www.carrollcc.edu/about/on-campus/college-bookstore/
• Review the course syllabus and workload to determine if it is going to be the right class for them and make course adjustments before classes begin.
• Preview week is so important for students in this virtual environment.
• Check college email account daily starting now
Spring Calendar for Dual at Carroll
Fall Semester begins Mon. Feb 1
Fall Late Start begins Feb. 15
Refund/Drop Period Ends (7 PM) Feb. 8
Spring Recess March 21 – March 28
College re-opens March 29
Withdrawal Deadline April 7
Finals Week May 15-21
Term Ends May 21
• Follow the calendar and weather related closures for Carroll CC. Anyone can opt in at www.carrollcc.edu/e2campus and receive text alerts.
Spring Calendar for Dual at CCPS
Spring Semester begins Feb. 2
Spring Semester Ends May 21
• Classes will begin on Tues. Feb. 2 and end on Fri. May 21.
• Dual Enrollment classes being offered on site at CCPS only will follow the CCPS calendar for days off and weather-related closures.
All New Students Review the New Student Info Sheet at www.carrollcc.edu/newstudentinfo.
If you would like an appointment first apply www.carrollcc.edu/applynow then click here.
Be sure to review graduation requirements under the "Senior Year Info" in the Classwork tab.
*Seniors must pass 4 credits beyond Junior Year
*Seniors must earn 75 Service Learning Hours
*Seniors must pass English 12 or course equivalent (Dual Enrollment/ AP Lit)
*Seniors must earn 3 credits of Math (2 Algebra, 1 Geometry) AND
be enrolled for the duration of a math class each year.
This is a hectic time of year and has been made even more complicated with recent circumstances. Schedule changes for semester 2 will be triaged in the following order:
*Student needs to be rescheduled in a graduation required class (February 2-5, invite only)
*Student has a hole in their schedule (February 2-5, invite only)
*Student wants to change a class
(February 8-12, must use signup genius link to make appointment)
A Senior Class Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 17th in Google Meet at 9am. Use the meet link in this classroom. Information will be shared about graduation activities and class activities. There will be a representative from Balfour on hand to discuss ordering Caps and Gowns. Balfour will be at FSK on 2/23 and 2/25 to accept orders in person for Caps and Gowns or they can be made online. Caps & Gowns will arrive by early May to FSK. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Mrs. Headley
You can track your college application materials a few different ways. You can track through Naviance, Common App, or directly through your college application portal. If you applied using Common App go directly to the school to see if the documents have been downloaded. In Naviance go to "Colleges I'm Applying To" and you will see if your transcript and supporting documents (initial materials) have been sent. You can also view "Manage Transcripts" to confirm it has been sent. Letters of Recommendation can be tracked by going to "Colleges-Home" tab and then "Letters of Recommendation". In many instances the documentation has been sent or downloaded but colleges do not regularly update their application portal. Resending material electronically can slow down the process. My recommendation is to CALL the admissions offices at each school to confirm they have all the documentation they need. When you speak to the representative confirm an email address and I am happy to resubmit material on your behalf.
Please be sure to follow the College Application Check List. I recommend printing it out and checking off items as you go. CCPS REQUIRES me to use Naviance to submit all application material. Be mindful of your college deadlines. Counselors and Teachers require at least 2 weeks notice to submit documentation.
Common mistakes when NOT following Check List:
Unmatched Common App/Naviance Account
view video on your Naviance home screen showing how to link accounts.
Unknown Application Destination
you MUST select HOW you're applying to the university, via Common App
or directly to the Institution
List of Colleges
If using Common App you must make sure the college appears in
your Common App account AND Naviance.
You all have been doing an excellent job with the College Application process so far, especially with using the new Naviance program! Please keep in mind the following items: Be mindful of College Application deadlines. I require at least 2 or 3 weeks notice of any documentation you will need as well as teachers who may write a Letter of Recommendation for you. Keep in mind we do not process items on weekends or holidays. If your college requires a "Written Evaluation" that is also known as a Counselor Letter of Recommendation, please go in to your application accounts (Naviance, Common App and college specific) and double check. If it is required and it is not complete please email me ASAP. Consider printing out the attached 'one page quick guide' on the college application process using Naviance.
Have it handy while you complete application steps online.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Student College Application Naviance Check List.pdf
I miss seeing you all at school! I miss seeing you in the hallways or at lunch and being able to take a few seconds to catch up or answer a quick question. I think most of us are missing those seemingly mundane interactions and, let's face it, current circumstances can leave us feeling a bit untethered. Beginning next Wednesday I'll be hosting "Wellness Wednesdays". Simply join the meet link in the class ribbon at 9am for a check-in. No agenda, no assignments...I just want to see how you're doing! Looking forward to catching up!