Announcements & Upcoming Events:
- Consider Canada College Presentation - Wednesday, April 7th at 6:30pm
If you are interested in exploring Canadian Colleges to learn about an overview of applying, searching and deciding whether or not to apply to Canadian schools then log onto this zoom meeting: Consider Canada College Fair
- VSAC's College & Career Pathways 2021 - High school students and parents, whether you’re college-bound, training-bound or not sure, this online resource and month-long virtual event is for you.
- Burlington and Essex Technical Center Student/Parent/Guardian Resource - Get answers to questions about our vocational programs with links to upcoming and pre-recorded virtual program tours and information on how to apply.
- BigFuture Days College Fair - College Board is hosting their first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. They encourage sophomores and juniors to sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. Students will have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.
- The Governor's Institutes of Vermont is now accepting applications for their Virtual Summer 2021 Programs for students in grades 9-12. At GIV, students can...
- Meet new friends from across the state
- Dive deeply into the topics they love
- Discover expert mentors leading interactive, hands-on workshops
- Collaborate on self-directed projects and research
- Enjoy daily social events and activities
- Discover their community of belonging
News From Your Counselors
Happy Spring! The longer, sunny days are hopefully bringing an air of optimism to all as we head into the last quarter of this very different school year.
In February, all 9th-11th grade students made initial requests for courses for next year during a guided presentation in the Auditorium or one on one with a School Counselor. There are still many unknowns about what next year will look like, but we are slowly beginning to consider different possibilities and working on building a master schedule. It is a good time to have a conversation with your child about the courses they are considering for next year.
Juniors- On Tuesday, April 13th from 8:25am-12:45pm you will be taking the SAT at MMU. This is a free opportunity and students are automatically signed up for the test. Group 1, Group 2 and All Virtual Juniors will be in the building, so to accommodate the additional people in school, seniors will have the whole day off.
The SAT will run from 8:25am until 12:45pm. After the SAT is over, all Group 2 students will head to Advisory for lunch then to their 4th period class. All Group 1 and All Virtual students are welcome to head home after the SAT is over. If a Group 1 or All Virtual student need to ride the bus home, they will need to indicate that on the Google Form we email and we will find them a space in the school to do their school work until the end of the day.
The following will be the schedule for April 13th:
Period 1- 8:25am-9:48am
Period 2- 9:53am-11:16am
Period 3- 11:21am-12:44pm
Period 4- 1:47pm-3:10pm
Seniors- As the year is winding down, if you have not done so already, make some time to check in with your counselor to talk about your plans for life after MMU. For those seniors who have applied to college, please remember to indicate decisions in your Naviance account.
Since summer vacation will be here before we know it, you may want to check out the list of Summer Opportunities listed on the Student Services webpage.
We want to acknowledge that while the shift in seasons is undoubtedly helping the mindset of many, some people are still really struggling. There is still a lot of unrest, and overt violence and racism taking place in the world. We want to share a list of resources for talking about race, racism and racialized violence with kids, from The Center For Racial Justice In Education that may be helpful when talking with your child.
Please stay in touch and let us know how we can support you!
Chris Adams, Kristen Barker, Toni Chandler, Sammie Rufenacht and Rebecca Sullivan
• 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.
• College Admission Representatives:
Pease schedule visits to Mt. Mansfield Union High School at RepVisits