The Chadron High School Cardinal Counseling Department is excited to share our 5 Bullet Friday Newsletter for the 2019-20 school year!  Each week we will be providing readers with five facts, tips or tricks to help make the school year a success academically, emotionally, and socially!   

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1. Septermber 22nd BIG DEAL DAY Including ACT & ASVAB!A HUGE thanks so Sgt. Bubba Page and Sara Smith for helping to organize our BIG DEAL DAY where our senior class will get a FREE ACT, free lunch at the CSC cafeteria, and an official tour of campus!  Juniors will then get the opportunity to test their ASVAB and career aptitude skills in the afternoon followed by some fun snacks.

Some things to take note of:

  • All seniors testing need to report to the CSC ARMORY by 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday September 22nd.  Parking will be limited, it is highly advised to park at school and WALK (yes I said it!).  Parking passes to the armory are available in the CHS Counseling office if needed.
  • Seniors will receive a free lunch ticket courtesy of CSC (THANKS GUYS!) and will be able to walk over to the cafeteria after testing.
  • Seniors will report back to the CSC Ballroom at 1:30 for their official tour
  • Juniors will be dismissed to walk to the CSC Armory for ASVAB testing at 12:30 and need to be there and ready to begin by 12:45 p.m. 
  • CSC REQUIRES MASKS ON CAMPUS, we have 6' social distancing in place so students will be able to take mask breaks while testing, however walking campus, during tours, masks are expected.
  • Both juniors and seniors will be dismissed a little after 3 p.m. directly from campus.  ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN at CSC.

2. Cardinal Cast: Variety ShowWhy is Mrs. Watson scared of the camera?  Watch to find out!Check us out on iTunes and make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE!  We'd LOVE to have your feedback, Subscribe, Rate and Review, on iTunes!3. September/October College Prep Checklist

I recieve TONS of questions on WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE.  Well here is a great list for the rest of September and October!
Virtual College Fair is September 27-30!
Attend a college fair from the comfort of your couch! The EducationQuest Virtual College Fair is September 27-30. To register and to find details, visit eqf.org/collegefair.
During the four-day fair, you can visit college booths, chat with college reps, and watch live or recorded sessions on topics such as college admission, paying for college, and finding scholarships.
The college fair will be “open” the following days and times, but college booths and recorded sessions will remain available until Dec. 1.
Sept. 27 – 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 28 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 29 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 30 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT

Seniors, It’s FAFSA time!
Seniors…beginning October 1, you and your parents can complete the 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application for federal, state, and college-based financial aid.
Andrew will be here on October 5th, 6th, and 7th:  Follow these tips to prepare: 
Create a Federal Student Aid Account for you and one for a parent at studentaid.gov.
Review the FAFSA Checklist at EducationQuest.org for items you’ll need to complete the FAFSA.
See FAFSA Tools at EducationQuest.org for helpful resources.
October “To Do” List

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
___ Attend the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair Sept. 27-30.
___ Attend our Financial Aid Program to learn how to pay for college.
___ Create a FSA ID Account at studentaid.gov for you and a parent.
___ Complete the FAFSA on or after October 1.
___ Complete college admissions applications online.
___ Register by Sept. 25 for ACT tests on Oct. 10, 17, 24, or 25.
___ Register by October 7 for the November 7 SAT.

4. Chadron HS COLLEGE Financial AID VIRTUAL Program

September 23rd 5 p.m. for ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS Via ZoomChadron – Financial Aid Program

  • September 23, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mountain Time
  • Chadron High School901 Cedar
    Chadron, Nebraska 69337

During this free virtual event, you’ll learn:

  • How much college will cost
  • Types of financial aid
  • How to complete the FAFSA
  • How colleges award financial aid.

Join us via ZOOM from your own home (link to be emailed to ALL students soon)!  Juniors and seniors who attend can register to win one of six $500 scholarships. Parents/guardians may attend for their student and students will still be eligible for scholarship!

5.  The Video You Need to Watch About Student Mental Health and Social MediaIt's no secret we've been struggling with social media at Chadron HS, if you haven't watched my Cardinal Cast on some fake Instagram accounts please go to our Facebook page and check it out.

This video from I Love Public Schools and Ralston Public Schools shows why it's so important as parents, educators and peers why we monitor social media, cell phone use, and our student's overall mental health.  

https://iloveps.org/films/the-mind-inside-episode-twoReaders, THANK YOU AGAIN for joining us! Whether you are from CHS or another school, If you find it worthwhile please continue to SHARE. THE. LOVE (and the link).

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Mr. Mack