Mt. Mansfield Union High School Student Services
Announcements & Upcoming Events:
MMU Study Skills Workshop - January 8th - 6:30 p.m. See description under Important Notes below.
GAP Year Fair - CANCELLED
January 16th, 6:00-8:30 p.m. -Burlington High School - Hosted by USA Gap Year Fairs, the fair opens with an informational talk and then offers students a chance to meet with volunteer, travel, and internship representatives from international and domestic organizations. For more information visit usagapyearfairs.org.
Governor's Institutes 2020 Winter Weekends - Information at giv.org
MMU ACT/SAT Prep Class for Juniors - Register by January 17th - Classes begin January 22nd!
Junior Parent/Guardian Night - February 11th - 6:30 p.m. - MMU Library. Please join us for a discussion of college-focused, post-secondary planning for life after MMU.
News from MMU Counselors
Winter has wasted little time settling in this year and we have been greeted with an early dose of shoveling, cold temps, and winter driving fun (half of you just groaned but the other half cheered!). For many of us, our thoughts have turned to the approaching holidays and upcoming New Year. In Student Services we often see an increase in the number of students looking for support this time of year. The end of the first semester is also quickly approaching and this can bring added stress for already busy students. In addition, holidays can bring added financial stress to families as well as thoughts of loved ones who have been lost. We are fortunate to be in a community that so wonderfully supports our students and we value your partnership in this. Please do not hesitate to give us a call and let us know if there is someone you are concerned about. Together we can be partners in keeping our kids healthy and safe.
Best wishes for a fantastic start to 2020!
Kristen Barker, Toni Chandler, Rebecca Sullivan, and Christian Adams - MMU School Counselors
PSAT and SAT: Juniors who took the PSAT in October should be receiving access to their online score reports from CollegeBoard by mid-December. Counselors will be meeting with juniors in their English classes the week of Dec 16 to discuss scores as well as some life-after-high-school topics. It might be helpful to know that with students’ PSAT scores comes free and personalized SAT test prep through Khan Academy. Students will receive info on how to access this when we meet with them. We are excited to offer the SAT free to all juniors on Tuesday April 14th right here at MMU.
Study Skills Workshop: On January 8th at 6:30pm we will be offering an evening program designed to help 9th and 10th graders prepare for mid-term exams. They can meet with our local experts (MMU teachers) to learn helpful study tips and strategies in different content areas.
Senior Sessions (click on workshop title for slide presentation)
9/17 - What to expect after high school
9/18 - Overview of application process, orientation to Naviance
9/24 - Create and work on Common Application or build resume
9/25 - Work in Naviance, letters of rec., requesting transcripts
10/1 - College essay and supplemental essay writing
10/2 - Q & A with Local Reps: 4 year college, GAP year, VTC/CCV
10/8 - Conferences with English teachers about essays
10/9 - Financial Aid & Nuts and bolts, tie up loose ends
**A note about Driver’s Ed: Each year we get many questions about how to register for driver’s education at MMU. The first thing students need to do in order to get on our driver’s ed list is to bring their permit to Student Services to be copied. This makes one eligible for the class. Each semester, we schedule the oldest students whose permits are on file. We are currently scheduling students for Spring 2020 Driver’s Ed.
College Admission Representatives please schedule visits to Mt. Mansfield Union High School at RepVisits