• December Newsletter

    Hello Parents and Students!!

    December has arrived and with it the end of the 1st semester is quickly coming to an end.

    Here are a few reminders and upcoming events:

    11th graders - - Scholarship opportunity!!  Coolidge Scholarship

    the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply)  Click on the following link for more information and the application. https://coolidgescholars.org/    Deadline is January 23rd, 2019.

    9th and 11th graders - Scholarship opportunity! We are excited to share a great scholarshipopportunity for current 9th and 11th graders as well as adults looking to return to college to complete their degree.

    The KC Scholars scholarship application opens on January 1 and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

    • Traditional Scholarship – For current 11th graders – at least 250 selected to receive up to a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
    • College Savings Account/Match – For current 9th graders – up to 500 students selected to receive $50 in a 529 college savings account and at least 50 students selected to receive up to $7,000 of match and incentive funds.
    • Adult Learner Scholarship – For adults with some college but no degree – and starting in 2019, adults who have an associate degree and will return to complete a bachelor’s degree – up to 200 selected to receive up to a $5,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years

    For more information and eligibility requirements, visit kcscholars.org.

    10th and 11th Graders - RYLA Applications are available:  Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4 day/3 night program for High School Sophomores and Juniors who exhibit a desire for community service.  The program will identify and enhance the qualities of Servant Leadership, train them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of “service Above Self.”.  Students will be exposed to all the programs and values Rotary has to offer. The Academy has trained and inspired more than 2500 students state wide and is a model for RYLA Academies worldwide. There are 2 dates to choose from:  June 23-26, 2019 , and RYLA 2 date: July 7-10, 2018.

    Applications for this awesome experience are attached and need to be submitted to Jill Filer by December 14th.

    10th and 11th Graders- Summit Technology Academy (STA) Opportunity- Students from HHS will have the opportunity to apply to STA for next school year. The assistant principal from STA will be presenting to interested sophomores and juniors, who have a 2.5 GPA or higher. She will be presenting on January 8th during 4th hour. Applications for STA will open after the presentation and close February 8th. You can visit STA’s website to learn more about it and to see what they have to offer: https://sta.lsr7.org/ Please contact Mrs. Smith at justene.smith@harrisonvilleschools.org if you have any questions regarding STA.

    Scholarship for Dual Credit UCM Students for 2nd Semester:  If you are taking a Dual Credit class 2nd semester through UCM there is a scholarship application form available from Mrs. Zaring..  Due date for the application is December 11th to Mrs. Zaring.  The UCM Committee that reviews the application will weigh the financial need aspect fairly heavily.  

    ACT Test:  The test will be given on December 8th  - registration for this test is now closed.  The next available test date is February 9th with registration ending on January 11th (This test is not given at Harrisonville High School).  Go to www.actstudent.org to register.  

    For those students planning on taking Dual credit college Algebra next semester keep in mind that you must have a 22 on the Math section of the ACT. If you have a score of 19-21, then you must also have a B average in Algebra 2.

    Job Postings:  We now have a place on our school website for businesses to post jobs and students to find jobs that our looking.  See the attached Flyer for more information. This is brand new and therefore there aren’t any listings as of yet - but definitely keep checking back!  Here is the link to the website: http://www.harrisonvilleschools.org/domain/301  

    College Representatives:  We have College Representatives that come to our school for visits with any student that may be interested in that school.  Check out the calendar on our website for days, times and schools that will be there. You can find them at the following link:  http://harrisonvilleschools.schoolwires.net/domain/103

    Scholarships:   Seniors check out the HHS Website underneath Guidance and Counseling at the following link:  http://harrisonvilleschools.schoolwires.net/domain/104 Scholarships are starting to come in and there are already many opportunities available.  If you have questions, please contact Julie Zaring.

    Opportunities for all Students:  Freshman, Sophomores,Juniors and Seniors also have many opportunities available.  Check out the HHS website underneath Opportunities for all students for many career exploration opportunities as well as essay contests and much more!  Here is the link: http://harrisonvilleschools.schoolwires.net/domain/199

    Contact information:  Just in case you haven’t signed up, I wanted to remind everyone about the REMIND 101 for students and parents.  It is a great way to stay updated! Information on how to sign up can be found at the following link: http://harrisonvilleschools.schoolwires.net/Page/310   There is a Remind that is specific to each graduating class.   If you have questions, contact Julie Zaring.

    Please let us know if you have any questions!

    Interested in attending the Naval Academy?  There will be a meeting this Sunday - Nov 18th at The Liberty Memorial.  Click on the link below for more details:
    Click on the link below to see some great facts about college.
    Click on link below to learn about Explorer Post Law Enforcement opportunity.
    Meeting is 10/24
    Defensive Driving  
    Christian College Fair
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