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Weekly Update To Parents & Guardians (2-14-14)...

posted Feb 22, 2014, 3:09 PM by Massabesic highschool
Hi! Let me share the following with you:

1.) Progress Reports
2.) Student Passwords
3.) College Planning Night
4.) SRTC
5.) Summer Enrichment Program at UNE
6.) Open House at Apprenticeshop

Progress Reports
Were handed out to students this past Tuesday. If your son or daughter hasn't shown it to you, please ask. Thanks!

Student passwords for their RSU 57 Accounts
Over the past two weeks we reset the email passwords for all students who had not logged into their email since the beginning of this school year. If your son or daughter is one of these students please let them know that they have a new temporary password of student57, which they need to change! Thanks very much!

College Planning Night
Dear MHS Class of 2016 Families! Thank you to those of you who attended "Getting There from Here" college planning evening on 2.13.14. IF YOU DIDN'T GET TO ATTEND NOT A PROBLEM!

For those of you who could not make it, please click on the link below for .PDF versions of the presentations given last night.  Presentations included an Overview of the College Planning process, Introduction to Naviance/Family Connections, Planning for the SAT and other college entrance assessments, Dual Enrollment, and Financial Aid.


We also have extra folders that were given out. Please drop by Guidance and take a green folder containing all the handouts from this event.

Sanford Regional Technical Center Seeking Applicants for the 2014-2015
The Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC) provides career and technical education opportunities to students from Massabesic High School.  They had the opportunity to meet with 10 grade students last week in the MHS auditorium to discuss program opportunities at SRTC.  At that time students filled out forms that included their top areas of interest.

A field trip is being planned for students and students who filled out these "area of interest" forms in the meeting last week. This field trip will take place either March 4th or March 5th.  Students will be notified by the Guidance Dept. and given specific information as plans are finalized. See Guidance if you did not get a form. This needs to be on file to qualify for the fieldtrip.

In the meantime, students are encouraged to go to the SRTC website at the URL below to fill out an application as soon as possible. Doing so does not commit the student in any way to attending SRTC. It just notifies them of their active interest in SRTC programs.

http://sanford.mainecte.org/admissions/apply/  (SRTC online application)

More information regarding the programs available at SRTC can be found ontheir website at http://sanford.mainecte.org. As stated earlier, applications are also available on their website and may be filed for first round consideration now through the deadline of March 14, 2014.  Please contact your guidance counselor if you are unable to complete the online application and we will assist you with the process.

Along with the planned fieldtrip, 10th grade  students and families are invited to attend an Open House on Tuesday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at SRTC to learn about the programs offered  and meet our staff.  SRTC is located at 52 Sanford High Boulevard in Sanford, ME.

If you have any questions regarding SRTC programs or the application process, please contact them at (207) 324-2942 or see your Guidance Counselor at MHS.

Don't miss the boat!  Remind your students to apply to the summer Early College Program at the University of New England today – Programs fill quickly at UNE!  Early College students spend 2 or 3 weeks on the Maine coast, studying Coastal Marine Ecology, Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy, Neuroscience, or Creative Writing (Poetry), and earn 3 college credits.  UNE Early College Programs take place on the scenic, coastal UNE campus during July 2014, and award 3 college credits to participants who complete their requirements.  Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Universities” in the North, the University of New England offers an exceptional faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a campus in one of the most beautiful locations on the east coast.  Early College students experience life on a college campus, earn college credit, and make friends from around the country.

Students in Early College make friends from all over the country, while enjoying exciting activities like a whale watch out of Kennebunkport, a visit to the historic Portland “Old Port,” a day at a local beach, and a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game.  In the words of one E.C. Coastal Marine Ecology 2013 student: “I loved it and I didn’t want to leave!”
A limited number of merit scholarships are available for high-achieving students.  If you would like your student to be considered for a partial merit scholarship, please advise them to apply early and to note on their application that they would like to be reviewed for a merit scholarship.  The application deadline for all Early College Programs is May 1, 2014. Applications are screened on a rolling admissions basis, and we encourage students to apply early, as programs often fill before May.

Would you like to learn more?  Go to www.une.edu/oce, or call (207) 602-2802 for an Early College brochure.  Encourage your students to “make this summer count” at UNE!

Open House at The Apprenticeshop!
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship in Rockland, Maine, is opening its doors to prospective students and the local community from 10am to 2pm. Hands-on workshops, tours, discussions and a Q&A will highlight The Apprenticeshop’s 9-month CORE and ADVANCED training programs, as well as its 12-week INTENSIVE course.
Click below for more information about The Apprenticeshop!


My best,

Christian Elkington