Class of 2022 Information from
Mrs. Welty - 11th Grade Counselor
Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts Presentation, Friday, April 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.
A brochure is attached for your review and to learn a little more of what Sheffield does!
If you have an interest in music production, this is one you don't want to miss!
Email Mrs. Adcock at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Sheffield booklet proof.pdf
Virtual College Fair April 14, 2021
Check out the attached flyer for registration information!
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/AVID-DC-VA-MD-DOD Virtual College Fair Flyer.pdf
Black Male Youth Summit--May 15th 2021
includes a Virtual HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet
HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities.
Military Information for all branches
Interested in enlisting in the military? Check out the website below to research information
on careers and education in all branches of the military.
A reminder that you still have time to sign up for the SAT or the ACT! Registration information is attached and is also available under the "Classwork" tab under "PSAT/SAT/ACT Information." If you need help signing up I am happy to help so please reach out. In addition, a reminder that if you qualify for Free and Reduced Meals here at school, you qualify for a test fee waiver--if you are unsure, stop in or send me an email.
Just a reminder that if you are interested in dual enrollment for the fall semester please contact me to set up a meeting soon with you and a parent! Registration for current students begins April 20th and for new students on April 27th!
Please encourage your parents and guardians to join a virtual information session about Naviance tomorrow evening (flyer attached). The session will be recorded.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Carroll Parent Flyer.pdf
Mock Interview Sample Interview Questions/Interview Schedule
Hello Mock Interview Student! Next week we will be holding our mock interviews for most of you (either in person or virtually). Attached, please find the schedule for your mock interview. Please contact me ASAP with any issues or concerns! If you missed the Pre Mock Interview Workshops this week (in person interviews, 3/23; virtual interviews 3/24),
they are saved in this Google Classroom under the Mock Interview Tab.
Also attached is the listing of sample interview questions. Please note that these questions are general and an employer may choose to use their own questions. However, they should provide you will an opportunity to practice your answers so that you can highlight your skills/knowledge/experiences. Good luck next week! Mrs. Adcock
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Sample Interview Questions.docx
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Final Mock Interview List-Alpha.xlsx
BERC (Business, Employment Resource Center) Information
Looking for work or help finding a job?
Check out these flyers from BERC about their Youth Works program!
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/High School Flier for Youth.pdf
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/High School Flier for Parents (1).pdf
Thank You Letter Writing (After your Mock Interview)
Check out this quick 5-minute video which will help you write a thank you letter
following your mock interview!
How to Ace Your Virtual Mock Interview
Check out this quick 5-minute video on how to ace your virtual mock interview!
Interviewing Do's and Dont's Video
Check out this quick 5-minute video for an overview of interviewing do's and dont's!
Now hear this: Students who have not earned a minimum of 55 service-learning hours at the end of this year will NOT be retained in grade 11 due to the pandemic limiting opportunities to earn hours. The 75 hour requirement for graduation still stands, but you will not be held back this year if you do not have 55 hours.
Mock Interview Preparation Meeting (Google Slides only) 3/24/21
If you are participating in a virtual mock interview, please see the
Google Slides presentation (attached) if you missed the meeting today.
Email Mrs. Adcock at email@example.com with any questions!
Preparing for the Mock Interview (In Person) Meet 3/23/21
If you missed the meeting today, please review the video below.
This is for students who will be interviewing in person at FSK next Tuesday, March 30th. Schedule and additional info. to follow so be sure to check your school e-mail.
For those of you interested in a veterinary science career, check out this virtual
fair sponsored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges - Free!
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 next
Monday, March 22, if possible. Students must be 16 years of age to apply.
The pay is $12.50/hr
This shift will only last until about the first week of May.
Contact Christina Van Wingerden
Naviance Scholarship Listing
Log in to Naviance through Clever. On the home page, click on "Scholarships" at the top and then "View List." If a scholarship is listed as "inactive," that means that the deadline for this year has passed but you can apply next year.
Community Foundation of Frederick County Scholarship Info
Plan ahead--take note of the Trumpower Scholarship information--for Carroll County graduating seniors. You might see some names that you know in last year's recipient list!
Carroll Community Foundation Scholarship Listing
To apply for in grade 12--do take a look though and take note of scholarships you
can apply for next year!
Fastweb Scholarship Search
Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Scholarship
For any major related to the field of Agriculture--including but not limited to Veterinary Science, Food Science, Agricultural Business, etc.
Application goes live in September 2021!
Looking for scholarships? The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program is now open to members of the Class of 2022. Check it out!! It guides students step by step through the college planning process. For each step that a student completes, they'll earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. When they complete all six steps, they'll earn a chance at $40,000. Please share this program with your juniors and encourage them to sign up and take the first step by building
a college list on BigFuture™.
Juniors: Sign Up Today Students Can Double Their Chances to Earn a Scholarship if:
• They received or used a fee waiver from the College Board.
• They attend a high school where 75% or more of students are eligible for free
or reduced-price lunch.
• Their annual family income is $60,000 or less.
CALLING ALL JUNIOR GIRLS: CLASS OF 2022
· Program Name: Distinguished Young Women of Carroll County
· Who is eligible: Class of 2022 young women (only juniors in high school)
· Amount Awarded: Over $20,000 in cash and over 200 colleges offer scholarships for participation
· Requirements: Carroll County residents. 3.0 minimum GPA
· How to Apply: Go to distinguishedyw.org and click APPLY NOW. Their application will be sent to the local chairperson
· Deadline to Apply February 15, 2021
· Program will be held virtually on March 20, 2021
· Applying does not obligate them to participate
· There is no fee to enter and this is NOT a beauty pageant. Participants are evaluated in 5 areas and can win money overall and for individual categories
· Scholastics (transcripts and test scores are evaluated)
· Interview (10 minute interview about yourself-we prepare you)
· Talent (a 90 second piece of your choice-can be any talent, i.e. monologue, singing. painting, music, dancing)
· Fitness (a routine is taught to you)
· On stage speaking
For a video that shows what the program is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euOC-6J_J4c&feature=youtu.be
Any questions before applying can be sent to Dara/Kim at Carroll@distinguishedyw.org
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
As we embark on our 3 day weekend....Just a reminder to be working on your resume! Mrs. Adcock is available to assist you should you need help. Please e-mail her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for resume assistance. A template and Resume Writing Guide has been provided as part of the assignment. If you have completed a resume as part of another class, you are welcome to update that resume and upload it to this Google Classroom. Mrs. Adcock will be reviewing all the resumes and providing feedback. Remember: A resume is a professional tool that will serve you well not only for mock interviews, but also in securing a summer job or internship, applying to colleges, etc.
This is absolutely the LAST CALL for you to submit your online course selection form to choose your classes for 21-22. This information has been available to all of you since January 13; we cannot move forward to build next year's master schedule until all course selections are submitted. I have been very willing to make myself available to help if assistance was needed and we are simply out of time. If you do not submit your form by next Tuesday, 2/16, I will have to make selections for you so please take a few minutes to submit that form. The scheduling website has links to the Program of Studies, your 4-year plans (also referred to as ECPs), as well as the link to the course selection form itself. All that you need to do is check off the classes on the form that are listed in your grade 12 column on your 4-year plan and then select any other classes that you wish to take until you have a total of 8 credits identified. Also available on the scheduling website are videos from each department about the class offerings in their area, as well as a video of me going over the course selection form.
Attention Juniors! Ms. Adcock will be available to answer your resume questions
TODAY during advisory. Just click on the link (see below) in this Google Classroom to join.
As you prepare for the upcoming mock interviews, it is important to take the next step in the career preparation process: Creating your resume. This will serve as a professional document that you can use for applying to jobs, colleges, internships, etc. Please submit your resume here. Since this is your personal marketing document, you should select the option below that will allow you to create the best possible resume. Options for creating your resume: 1. Use the Resume Writing Guide (attached to this assignment) to assist you in creating your resume without a template. 2. Select a template from Google Docs or Microsoft Word - be sure to customize it appropriately and save it as a PDF before uploading here. 3. Canva is now an approved technology resource for CCPS, and can be found in the Student Resources section of Clever. You can search "High School Resume" templates in Canva, and select the template that you would like to customize. Then, you can save it and upload it here. 4. You can use the
Resume Template attached to this assignment. Be sure to delete any sections you are not
using and add sections as appropriate. If you have questions, or if you would like additional help, please contact Mrs. Adcock at email@example.com or join the Google Meet during advisory on February 10 (more sessions to be added). The link for that Google Meet will be available in the banner of this Google Classroom.
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Resume Writing Guide.pdf
Just reposting this to make it easier for you to find!
Please remember that you must submit the online course selection form EVEN IF you met with me earlier this year to go over your 4-year plan. It only takes a few minutes to complete. All online course selection forms must be submitted by this Friday at the end of the school day!
Good Friday afternoon everyone! A reminder that all online course selection forms must be submitted by the end of the school day next Friday, January 29th! To date, only 25 students have submitted course requests for grade 12. I will be available in my Google Classroom on Monday, 1/25, at the following times to provide assistance and answer questions:
Please plan to stop in if you need help or have any questions to ask me!
Have a great weekend all!
Hello Junior! As you begin to prepare for mock interviews, please take a few minutes to watch the attached video which will give you a basic overview of how to write your resume. Resume Templates are provided in this Google Classroom as well. Please e-mail Mrs. Adcock at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Good afternoon all! It was great catching up with those of you that stopped by my Google Classroom today to chat about course selection!
A couple of questions that came up today in conversation:
**Item #1 should be your last name; I'm not sure why that was not listed there but I fixed it. **Yes, even if we had a meeting to review/revise your 4-year plan and discussed classes for next year, you do still need to complete the online course selection form. The link to the scheduling website was posted on January 19 and is listed below in the stream a couple of posts down.
The Program of Studies, copies of 4-year plans (ECP's),
and a link to the course selection form are all posted on the website.
**Yes, you still need to sign up for 8 credits in spite of other plans like dual enrollment, internships, etc. The reason for this is that we cannot finalize plans for those things until
later in the semester. If, for any reason, one of those plans would fall through (unlikely, but it could happen), then we have a full schedule here for you. It's like a Plan B---it's always wise to have a Plan B. An example of this would be if you are planning to take ENG 101 at CCC
next year, go ahead and put in the English class listed on your 4-year plan. We will remove that once your registration at CCC is completed. I will likely open up my classroom at least a few more times before course selections are due on 1/29. Look out for a post from me about that!
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Course selection assistance is going on all day tomorrow here in my Google Classroom! The link to all scheduling resources is below: A few quick reminders:
Please take a few minutes to review my scheduling presentation from last Wednesday evening before completing your course selection form.
Mock Interviews will be held during the month of March on Wednesdays and they will be held virtually. Please use the Google Form to sign-up to participate in a mock interview (please use your CCPS e-mail to sign-up!). E-mail Mrs. Adcock at email@example.com with any questions. For a recap of the benefits of participating in a mock interview, please review the Google Slides presentation posted in this classroom (presented on 1.6.21).
Dual Enrollment Presentation
Course Selection Presentation
If you missed the ASVAB Information Session today, please check out this video, which includes an overview of your scores as well as tutorials and instructions for taking your FYI and exploring the Occu-Find. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Adcock directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Board Virtual College Visits
Hello junior! If you missed the Advisory Presentation on Mock Interviews, please see the Google Slides Presentation for more information or e-mail Mrs. Adcock at email@example.com.
Course Selection Information 21-22
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Scheduling Newsletter Current FSK Students.pdf
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/Course Information Night January 13.pdf
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab ASPIRE 2021 Summer Internship Program
We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 summer ASPIRE high school internship will open at 12:00am on January 1st, 2021. ASPIRE is JHU APL’s unpaid, hands-on, learning-based internship that provides high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. ASPIRE’s experiential and educational nature is designed to give students a chance to see inside the STEM industry. This year, they have made some significant changes to ASPIRE, including: Expanded opportunities for students more than 30 miles away - Virtual, hybrid, and in-person internship opportunities (if circumstances allow) - A longer application window (January 1 to February 28) - A single streamlined application - And more! To learn more about this exciting opportunity (which is completely free!), as well as view our full eligibility requirements, please visit the ASPIRE website at https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/aspire/ Have more questions? Feel free to attend one of our upcoming virtual information sessions. Each program will run approximately one hour in length, depending on the number of questions, and will be held via Zoom. Information can be found below and calendar invites are attached.
January 7th, 4:00pm-5:00pm ET ASPIRE Internship Information Session 1 https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/j/1611070810?pwd=ZzBRUDZEbVFiUHFaQk85L2EvSjNSdz09 Meeting ID: 161 107 0810
January 11th, 5:00pm-6:00pm ET ASPIRE Internship information Session 2 https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/j/1607711800?pwd=R3NtbWVlRVdrdnQvTFJiaEVqb04xdz09 Meeting ID: 160 771 1800
If you are interested in applying for the ASPIRE Internship Program for this summer
or would like additional information, please contact
Mrs. Adcock, Career Connections Coordinator at FSK, firstname.lastname@example.org
/schools/high/fsk/SchoolCounseling/Documents/ASPIRE Summer 2021 Flyer (1).pdf
Good morning Class of 2022! Course selection for next year is happening next month!
If you have not yet scheduled a 4 year plan meeting with me please do so as soon as you can.
The link to my Sign Up Genius is below and I will be adding dates/times for January!
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