Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Chadron Community Walk for Suicide Prevention


 

Schedule FAFSA Appointments Now

FAFSA

COMPLETION DAY

FOR STUDENTS FROM CHS



EducationQuest Foundation, a free non-profit organization is available to help you complete and file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


DATE:  Oct. 17th & 18th 2022


An appointment is needed, so call EducationQuest at 308-234-6310.


** You MUST create a studentaid account (username/password) PRIOR to your appointment! Apply at www.studentaid.gov. ONE parent AND the student will each need to create a studentaid account (username/password). 


ITEMS TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • 2021 Parent & student federal tax returns AND W-2’s

  • K-1 Form 1065 (if you have a business partnership)

  • StudentAid account (usernames & passwords) for both student and parent

  • Current value of checking & savings accounts and investment values

  • Current value of business or investment farm

  • 2021 amount of untaxed income:  child support, workers’ compensation

  • Student driver’s license number

  • Social Security numbers for parents and student

  • Alien Registration Number of eligible non-citizens

  • Parents and Student birth dates

  • Parents and student e-mail addresses

  • Parent’s date of marriage/remarriage, separation, divorce, or widow

  • 2021 Veterans non-education benefits

  • 2021 housing/food/living allowance for military and clergy





Monday, September 12, 2022

Chadron High Pay-Per View for Home Varsity Events

 

We're excited to announce that we'll be able to live stream home events from either gym and the football stadium.  We have installed three permanently mounted Hudl Focus cameras to provide viewing of high quality video from those three locations.  Any home event can then be programmed to show on the live stream at bit.ly/CardsTV.

Other special events may have live stream opportunities provided from a portable camera which currently includes softball.  Look for links from social media posts or view the upcoming scheduled events at bit.ly/CardsTV.

Home varsity events will follow the pay-per view costs listed in the graphic above.  All other non-varsity events, including middle school, freshman and JV will be live-streamed free of charge.  All proceeds from the home varsity events are directly funded back to CHS Activities which will support our teams and the sustainability of future live stream opportunities.

Hudl is a hardware and software provider that offers video and analytics platform for coaches and athletes to quickly review game footage to improve team play. The web-based system serves youth, amateur, and professional teams in many popular sports.  The video stream which is used for coaching analytics is then also provided to the public for viewing live contests.

Parent/Teacher Conferences & Financial Aid Program - Thursday, Sept. 15th

High School Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 - 8:30p in the High School Commons Area.  

This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet with teachers for feedback on how our school year is starting.  Most teachers will be located at tables in the Commons area, a few will be in nearby classrooms.  When you come in through the front doors, stop at the sign in table and we'll give you a copy of your student's teachers.

In addition to regular conferences, we'll host a Financial Aid Program at 6:00 with Andrew Hunseker from Education Quest. These programs are primarily intended for parents of juniors or seniors to provide FAFSA information for the transition to college, however, anyone is invited to attend.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Advice for College Bound Seniors from Mrs. Watson

 From CHS School Counselor, Loni Watson

I've been answering a lot of the same questions lately so I thought I would post this in case you cannot attend the Financial Aid Program next Thursday night at 6:00p.  

General Questions:  

Is it too early to start applying to college?  
- NO start applying now if you have extra time in class or at home!! I always call October my apply to college month so we are trending towards needing to start applications.  There are not many scholarships available so right now is an absolutely WONDERFUL time to apply to college.  Many college applications are FREE (2-year schools, Nebraska State Schools, Wyoming two-year schools, etc.) but some do charge up to $50.  If you are free and reduced make sure to click the button that says fee waiver needed.  Some schools like University of NE and University of South Dakota let you apply to more than one school with your application.  Example:  UNL, UNO and UNK all in one application!

Should I wait to apply until I have a better ACT score?
- NO NO NO NO Please apply now don't wait on ACT - those scores can take forever - once you have a better ACT score it will help the college to already have your admissions on file and they can just add the new score or even better yet some colleges may super score for you! Just make sure you pick 4 schools to send your ACT score to for free when you register so you don't have to pay later.  

Do you have to make a new account for every college you apply for?
Yes :-)  And this is how schools will notify you if you receive scholarships and even admission!  Many schools are veering away from spending money on postage.  It is your responsibility to check these accounts often for To-Do Lists and deadlines! 

How do I request my High School Transcript to be sent to a college? 
EASY!  All you have to do is stop in Mrs. Watson's office and fill out a transcript request form or email me from your official school email where you'd like me to send your transcript (FERPA regulates I have your permission to send).  I will make sure it has an official seal and stamp.  

How do I request my Dual Credit College Transcript?
Most colleges use https://www.parchment.com/ but I want to warn you that it costs money each time you send it.  Pro tip: Print your unofficial transcript off from the college you took classes (you can find this in the GRADES tab on your MYCSC or MYWNCC or other college account) this will work for admissions then later when you choose a school and send an official transcript (HS and College) you only have to pay one time for your college transcript.  There is NO GETTING AROUND THIS you have to send college transcripts before they register you for classes.  

Senior Scholarship Folder
If you haven't saved and STARRED the scholarship folder in your Google Drive do this right now!  This folder is scholarship gold.  It is organized by month of due date.
Upcoming Dates
Sept. 13 - College Fair @ CSC 1:45 Permission Slip Required
Sept. 15 - FAFSA / Financial Aid Program w/ Andrew Hunzeker 6p Auditorium 
Sept. 15 - P/T Conferences 5-8 p.m. HS Commons
Sept. 29 - Steps to College Program w/ Dinner (flyer attached)

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Mrs. Loni Watson
9-12 School Counselor
Chadron High School
(308) 432-0725