How To Take The LCC Reading/Writing & Math Placement Exams

pencilset2If LCC is on your list of potential colleges, you’ll need to take the Lane Placement Exams in Reading/Writing and Math before you can enroll in classes. Mrs. Lesh will give these tests HERE at WHS beginning on
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 during Wolverine Hour. (Sign up to take the tests on the LCC list which is posted next to the Testing Room door.)  Note: You will need your L# to take the actual exams in January.

THIS IS THE BEST PRACTICE! Direct from College Board, you can access the FREE ACCUPLACER App from your computer, tablet, or smart phone:
https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org  Be sure to choose the “Classic” test option. Continue reading

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Seniors: File Your FAFSA & Then Verify With Mrs. W

SENIORS: Remember to file your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   Click HERE to start your 2017-2018 FAFSA application.

Filing your FAFSA or a similar financial aid document is a requirement for graduation even if you do not plan to attend a college/training program next year. (Substitute activities must be pre-approved by Mrs. W. Please see Mrs. W if you or your family have any questions.)

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RTEC 101 = FREE Introductory Classes at LCC

RTEC 101 Gateway to College and Careers is an entry class that helps you explore career paths offered through LCC, and teaches the skills necessary to be successful in college. You will explore the program options available for transitioning high school students. This class is at no cost to the student.   Click HERE to see a quick video about the program and to request more information.  Click HERE to download the 2018 Spring Term flyer.

You can still register for three sessions:
Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM, May 7-June 11
Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM, May 8-June 5
Wednesdays, 4:00-6;00 PM, May 9-June 6

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Volunteer at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

Do you want to learn more about careers in the field of medicine?  Do you want to make a difference in the community?  Volunteering at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center might be a good fit for you!  Come into the C&CC to ask Mrs. W about the possibilities.  Click HERE to download the info flyer.

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LCC Rites of Passage Summer Youth Academies 2018

Rites of Passage Summer Youth Academies 2018  Lane Community College will be offering three summer academies for middle and high school students of color in Lane County including Asian and Pacific Islander, Bridge of the Gods and Puertas Abiertas Latino/Latina.  For more information about all three opportunities, please visit https://www.lanecc.edu/mcc/rites-passage.  Apply soon, as the deadlines for all three camps are approaching quickly.

Click HERE to download the Asian and Pacific Islander American info and application packet. (deadline is June 22, 2018 — but apply SOON before the session fills up!)

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Watch Out for SCAM College Prep or College Funding Ploys!

IMPORTANT! Watch out for SCAMS!

While there are legitimate private College & Career Counselors/Coaches in our area, please be very cautious in responding to unsolicited phone calls, email, or traditional mail for “meetings,” “interviews,” or “conferences.” If you receive an invitation to attend an event or to take advantage of a service — no matter how official-looking or sounding it is — please, please, PLEASE check with Mrs. W before you commit time or money. Her direct line is 541-607-1474, and if she doesn’t answer please leave a message and she’ll get back with you as soon as possible.

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Opportunities Presentation for African American Students and Parents on April 19, 2018

Click on image to download full sized flyer.

The University of Oregon in collaboration with the Bethel School District, Lane Education Service District, Eugene 4J School District, Springfield Public Schools, the local NAACP, and Blacks in Government invite ALL African American students and parents from the Lane County region to the Opportunities program on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Willamette High School. This is a great opportunity for students to get answers to their questions about how to build their student profile for admissions and scholarship purposes. They will also learn about the ins and outs of financial aid, deadlines and how the college process works. Parents will have the unique opportunity to learn how to support their students to pursue higher education and hear about the college experience of University of Oregon students from similar backgrounds in a panel setting. A free light meal will be provided. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 19. Continue reading

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Statewide Higher Education Snapshots

The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission has just created a new site for researching and comparing each of Oregon’s 17 community colleges and seven public universities, including things such as Enrollment, Affordability, and Graduation Outcomes. This is a great way to get a quick comparison of Oregon State schools. Click HERE to access the Statewide Higher Education Snapshots website.

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New Video: How Much Will You Get Through The Oregon Promise?

Everyone’s Oregon Promise funding will be different, depending on your indivisial circumstances.  Here’s a short video to explain how you can estimate what YOU’LL get from the Oregon Promise Grant.  (After you watch this, bring your FAFSA EFC to Mrs. W, and she’ll help you calculate an even closer estimate, including various funding sources.)

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Did You Miss The “How To Understand Fin Aid Award Letters & Make College Affordable” Workshop?

moneymediumThe final C&CC workshop for this school year was designed to help students and their families understand and compare financial aid awards, and to learn about tax and other strategies to make attending college affordable. In case you missed it, here is the PowerPoint. Please check immediately with Mrs. W if you have questions about your financial aid award. And now, with no further ado, here is the full presentation:


CLICK HERE to download the Financial Aid Comparison Worksheet.
Thank you to the ASPIRE folks at McKenzie and Pendleton High Schools for their collaboration on this presentation.

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Job Posting: Lifeguard & Work at River Rd. Pool

River Road Pool will be looking to hire part-time lifeguards for the summer season!

We have a lifeguard class coming up May 8, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 20 that would be the first step towards hiring!  Go to www.rrpark.org and get an application. Applications are are due 4/24/18!

Are you interested? Contact Margaret at rrswimpool@gmail.com for more information.

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Pacific Northwest Regional/National Portland College Fair On April 22, 2018

college smallStudents and Parents: PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association of College Access Counselors) fairs are free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. College reps from all over the nation, especially the Western States, will be there to meet with you and talk about what their schools have to offer.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2016 from noon to 3:00 PM
Where: University of Portland (Click HERE to get directions.)
Students are encouraged to visit www.gotocollegefairs.com prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice. Put an end to filling out info cards at every table!

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