Mt. Mansfield Union High School Student Services
Announcements & Upcoming Events:
MMU Study Skills Workshop - January 8th - 6:30pm. See description under Important Notes below.
GAP Year Fair - January 16th, 6:00-8:30pm, 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.
MMU ACT/SAT Prep Class for Juniors - Register by January 17th - Classes begin January 22nd!
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 Happy Holidays and 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.
Burlington and Essex Tech Center Visits: On December 3rd and 4th, all tenth grade Biology students will attend informational presentations put on by our two Tech Centers. After the presentation, students who would like to visit a program of interest in person may do so by coming to Student Services and signing up with Ms. Halvorsen. Visits to Essex and Burlington Tech will occur the week of December 9th. A permission slip must be filled out.
Alternatives to 4-year College: we are offering an evening program on December 5th to present educational options other than 4-year college programming. We welcome our juniors and seniors (plus their parents and guardians) to attend. The evening will start with a mini-fair from 6:30-7 where representatives will set up informational tables and answer questions. And then at 7 we will have a panel in the auditorium for questions and answers. We are excited to have representatives from Community College of VT, Essex and Burlington Tech, VT Dept of Labor’s Apprenticeship Program, O’Briens Aveda Institute, VT Tech, Clinton Community College, Northern Vermont University, and Yestermorrow Design Build School. We are hopeful that others will be joining us as well.
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