Youth Conservation Camp

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Each year the Hanover/Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District sends two students to a summer camp designed to expand students’ knowledge of various natural resource conservation areas.  The camp is centered around hands-on, outdoor work, with little emphasis on typical classroom-type activities.

This summer, the camp will be held from July 12th to 18th on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.  Any student who is a current 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader is eligible to apply and attend.  There are also a limited number of full scholarships available that cover the entire cost of attendance.

You can download the camp application below.  Applications are due by April 10th and should be returned to:

Hanover/Caroline SWCD

13224 Hanover Courthouse Road, Suite 201

P.O. Box 446

Hanover, VA 23069

 

Camp Application

Granville P. Meade Scholarship

 

Seniors who are planning on attending a four-year college or university in the fall should definitely check out the Granville P. Meade Scholarship.  This four-year scholarship, which will likely be in the amount of $2,000 per year, is for students who have excelled academically and in their communities, but may not possess the financial means to afford college.  See your counselor if you are interested in applying!

Great Scholarship Opportunity for CHS Students

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 cycle.  The deadline for applications is February 1st.  This is a full scholarship program.  Current high school seniors, and rising college sophomores and juniors are eligible.

The Award
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)

Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.

For more information and to download the fillable PDF applications, please visit http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm.

School Counseling Newsletter

Welcome back CHS!  We hope you had a restful break and are ready to take on a new semester.  Feel free to take a look at the brand-new January edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter.  Make your way to the “Newsletters” tab above to get your copy.

U.Va Society of Women Engineers

Juniors – The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia would like you to apply for a spot in their High School Visitation Program, which will take place on Saturday, February 28th.  This program is an opportunity for young women to learn about engineering and related fields in science, math, and technology.  No particular experience or expertise is required!  To apply, click here and complete the application by Friday, February 13th.

Testing Dates for Germanna Community College (VPT, etc.)

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR TESTING SERVICES

December 17, 2014 to January 10, 2015

 

SP (FAC) & OR (LGC) will administer placement and academic testing as usual except forDecember 19, 20 and 23, 2014.  Faculty and students are to check the Testing Services website, so they are aware of the time when the last tests are given in testing for the day.

 

**On Tuesday, December 23, Testing Services will not administer the ESL as well as VPT Math and English Placement Tests, TEAS, HESI, PSB, HOBET and ATI exams due to reduced hours of operation.

 

Period after Final Exams – Wednesday, December 17 to Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Campus Wed, 12/17 Thurs, 12/18 Fri, 12/19 Sat, 12/20 Mon, 12/22 Tues, 12/23
SP (FAC)-VEDB

All testing

8am-4:45pm

Room  220

8am-4:45pm

Room 220

CLOSED CLOSED 8am-4:45pm

Room 220

8am-11:45am**

Room 220

OR (LGC)-FSB

All testing

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

CLOSED CLOSED 8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-11:45am**

Room 207F

 

 

Period after the Holiday Break – Monday, January 5 to Saturday, January 10, 2015


Campus       
Monday, 01/05 Tues, 01/06 Wed, 01/07 Thurs, 01/08 Fri, 01/09 Sat, 01/10
SP (FAC)-VEDB

All Testing

8am-4:45pm

Room 220

8am-4:45pm

Room 220

8am-4:45pm

Room 220

8am-4:45pm

Room  220

8am-4:45pm

Room 220

9am-3:45pm

Room 220

OR (LGC)-FSB

All Testing

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-4:45pm

Room 207F

8am-2:45pm

Room 207F

9am-1:45pm

Room 207F

Taking the SAT: Better Late Than Never

The days are long, but the years are short…

Seniors: there seems to be a misconception that after winter break, you have no more opportunities to take the SAT for college.  This is not true.  In fact, for schools with later deadlines, rolling admission, or other nontraditional admittance processes, the January 24th SAT is a great opportunity to improve your scores.  Note that we do not offer the SAT at Caroline on this date, however, what’s a few miles drive to another school when it could mean your acceptance into college?  Make sure that you visit www.collegeboard.org to sign up before the December 29th deadline.

National Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour

Each year since 1964, the National Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour has been a means for high school students to visit Washington, D.C., interact with their peers from around the country, learn about Cooperatives, and meet their Congressmen and Senators.  This year, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) will select 7 juniors for the FREE June 14 – 18 trip.  In addition, REC will award a $500 scholarship to one student based upon their participation during Youth Tour.

Youth Tour participants are selected based upon their scholastic studies, recommendations, extracurricular activities and interest in government, rural affairs and cooperatives.  Completed applications must be received by REC no later than March 9, 2015.  All applicants must meet the following criteria.

  1. Students should be enrolled in the 11th grade during the 2014 – 2015 school year
  2. Applicants whose parents or guardians are members of REC will be given primary consideration for selection

Click here for the application or visit the website for more information.

Radford University Extending Early Action Deadline

Attention seniors: if you are interested in applying to Radford University, the application deadline for early action (non-binding) applicants has been extended to Monday, December 15th.  Early action is a great option for students who would like to know where they stand earlier on in the application and admissions process.  See you counselor if you have any questions, or visit www.radford.edu to apply.