JOHN DAY - Hello from the counseling and career center at Grant Union High School. It has been a good year!
We are now in the middle of registering students for next year and helping seniors apply for scholarships. It is hard to believe, but it is time to be planning for classes for next year.
All the students at the high school have submitted their class requests for the 2008-09 school year. If there are any questions about your son/daughter's requests, this would be a great time to contact me.
Next year's freshman class (Class of 2012) will be invited to a parent/student information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Grant Union High School library.
The students will come back the next day to "Freshman Orientation." During this visitation, the high school staff will introduce the students to the classes and activities that will be available to them during their high school experience.
During both the parents' night and the freshman orientation, I will be signing up families for an evening session to schedule their son's or daughter's four years of high school. The sessions will be for about 45 minutes, scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m., on May 12-15.
As the weather finally starts warming up, so does the scholarship season for seniors: A variety of businesses and organizations in our area have graciously funded scholarships for our high school graduates.
The problem is that as the senior's time requirements for school and other spring activities increases, so does the challenge to find the time to fill out the scholarship applications. Please help your students remember to fill out the scholarship applications before the deadlines so that they may receive their fair share of the money.
Hopefully, by now everyone has heard about the wonderful gift of $10 million to the students of Grant County by the Stewart family. This substantial gift will make our students' dreams for an education after high school much more affordable. The application form may be found on the Grant County Educational Service District website: (grantesd.k12.or.us/) and is due June 30.
Anyone who needs more information about scholarship applications can contact me at the high school (575-1799).