Student Services News 4-13-18

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:09pm

April 13, 2018

Dear Parents,
Graduation is quickly approaching! Your senior will be meeting with the school counselors beginning the week of April 23.   Students will be asked to complete a senior survey. As a part of that survey, students are asked to enter all scholarships that have been offered to them. Please ensure that your student has the necessary information with them on that date. We are collecting all college scholarship amounts that were offered to your student even if they are not attending that college. In addition, if scholarships that were offered are renewable for four years, please include the total amount that will be awarded over the entire four years.
Thank you for your help with this request.  

Damien’s Recovery Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is available for a Senior that is concerned about the disease of addiction.  A 200-300 word essay is required answering how you see addiction as a problem in today’s society and explaining any personal experiences of how drug/alcohol addiction has impacted your life.  Applications are due to Mrs. Hirsch in Student Services no later than April 27, 2018 and are kept in strict confidence.  More details are available in Student Services.

Sgt. Erik Puente, from the U.S. Marines will be in Student Services on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 to talk to interested students about NROTC,  scholarship opportunities, trade schools opportunities, and career opportunities in the U.S. Marines.  Sign up in Naviance or see Mrs. Miles in Student Services if you want to meet with him.

Project Access at Howard Community College
Improved transition and retention for students with disabilities

The purpose of Project Access is to improve the delivery and outcomes of postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  It is designed to significantly facilitate the transition of high school students with disabilities into postsecondary education and to increase the success rate and retention of freshman students with disabilities by providing instruction in relevant academic areas, career development and self-advocacy and reasonable accommodation issues. A Summer Institute and Parent/Student Information Session are offered for all who are interested.  Flyers about the Summer Institute are available in Student Services.
For more information see your counselor and/or contact Dianne Nagle, Associate Director- Project Access,
443-518-4625 or

Howard County Police Academy is sponsoring a week, overnight, opportunity for 15-18 years of age.  You must be a Howard County Resident. More information and applications are available in Student Services.
The Academy will be held JULY 8 – 13, 2018.  For further information contact  or mail to
HCPD – Youth Services Section – Attn:  Pfc. Nicole Fulton, 10741 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md. 21044 or call 410-313-2610
Deadline to apply  -  APRIL 27, 2018 
Emma Young, C.R.L. Howard County PD
N. Laurel Satellite Office
Office:  410-313-0636                       Fax:       240-568-3032
Cathy Smith                            410.302.4662

The Princeton Review is hosting a FREE practice SAT exam for students this Sunday, April 15th from 1:15 to 4:45pm at the Glenwood Branch library.  We currently have 10 slots left for students to register for this opportunity. 
Practice SAT Exam
Age Group(s): Grades 9-12     Date: 4/15/2018
Start Time: 1:15 PM      End Time: 4:45 PM
 Ages 13-19. Take a practice SAT test with the Princeton Review. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Parents strongly encouraged to attend results session.
Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator)
Sun, Apr 15: 1:15-4:45 pm
Results (Parents welcome)
Wed, May 3: 7-8 pm
Registration link:
Lori Conforti
Teens' Instructor & Research Specialist     Howard County Library System, Glenwood Branch
2350 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723   (410) 313-5583 or (410) 313-5577

Volunteer Opportunity for Students
Open Streets is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th. This is a street festival type of event with music, food trucks, arts and crafts, and other fun activities for kids and families. Volunteers are needed for various stations and activities.
Event: Horizon Foundation Open Streets
Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Event time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Volunteer arrival time: 11:30 am
Volunteer departure time: 4:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 50
Volunteer check-in: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Rd. Columbia
Dress: Casual clothing, comfortable shoes. Walking required.
Volunteer responsibilities include: Greeting participants, managing activity stations, other duties as required.
Bring: Your own water bottle to refill; sunscreen
T-shirt provided to wear for the duration of the event; keep afterwards
Snacks provided
Volunteers must be available for the duration of the event. No split shifts or late arrivals.
SSL and/or NHS hours will be distributed immediately after the event.
Registration deadline: Friday, April 20th
This event is rain or shine!
Interested volunteers MUST register with the Open Streets Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Smith at or 410-302-4662.
Cathy Smith      410.302.4662