COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Be sure to visit the Counseling Office for the the latest deadlines and dates for scholarships, college tests, workshops and more! Stop by and see us anytime.

Download the HHS school profile document.

Western Colorado Community Foundation

This is a common application for many of our local scholarships. Make sure you click on the county you reside in to see what scholarship opportunities are available. It is due March 1st and is available at wc-cf.org

Spring Dates

Current Testing Dates Test Location

Thursday, March 30th 9th PSAT HHS Gym

April 4th, 5th, 6th 11th PARCC Science HHS Library

April 18th,19th, 20th 9th CMAS ELA & Math HHS Library

Tuesday, April 25th 10th PSAT South Hallway

11th SAT North Hallway

9th Field trip DMTC

12th Scholarships Home

Monday, May 1st 8AM AP Chemistry Nature Connection

Tuesday, May 2nd 8AM AP Spanish Nature Connection

12PM AP Physics Hotchkiss Library

Wednesday, May 3rd 8AM AP English Lit & Comp Nature Connection

Friday, May 5th 8AM AP American History Hotchkiss Library

Tuesday, May 9th 8AM AP Calculus Nature Connection

Wednesday, May 10th 8AM AP English Lang & Comp Hotchkiss Library

Friday, May 12th 8AM AP Human Geography Hotchkiss Library

Other Dates

Friday, February 10th 12:30 8th Grade Orientation Various Classrooms

5:30 8th grade Parent Meeting Kennel

Saturday, April 29th Prom HHS Gym

Thursday, May 11th 1PM Awards Assembly HHS Gym

Friday, May 12th Seniors’ Last Day

Sunday, May 21st 1PM Graduation HHS Gym

May 24, 25, 26th Underclassmen Finals

DMEA Scholarships

DMEA Scholarships are now available on-line at scholarships-dmea.icims.com

There is one available to only Hotchkiss High students

One for those students heading to DMTC

One available for dependents of DMEA employees

Everyone is due on January 27th.

Gain Leadership Skills

WHAT

Washington D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour: DMEA will send one student to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour taking place June 8-15, 2017. Students will spend a week in the nation's capital witnessing government in action, shaking hands with senators and members of congress, and learning about the electric utility industry. They'll also experience history outside of the textbook when they visit the many memorials and historical monuments, including the Smithsonian Museums. To cap off the trip, more than 1,400 students will rock the night away on a dinner and dance cruise down the Potomac River.

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp: DMEA will send up to five students to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Clark, CO, just outside Steamboat Springs taking place July 15-20, 2017. At camp, the teens will set up their very own cooperative in order to immerse themselves in the cooperative business model. They'll also visit a power plant and coal mine and participate in hands-on leadership and communication workshops - all without having to sit in a classroom! There is plenty of time for fun and exploring too. Campers will raft the Colorado River, hike to Fish Creek Falls, and ride the gondola to the top of Mt. Werner in Steamboat Springs.

WHO

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time of the program

and currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in high school. They must be dependents of a DMEA member.

WHEN

Applications are due Friday, December 9. Download the application at www.dmea.com or have your teen visit their high school guidance counselor. For more information contact Phil at (970) 240-1207 or phil.sanchez@dmea.com.

Current Scholarships in Naviance

Daniel's Fund - due Nov 30th - DanielsFund.org - needs based

Ute Trails Car Club - due March 1st - app on Naviance - planning to study Automotive or Computer Technology

Elks Most Valuable Scholar - due Nov. 30th - www.elks.org

SAT Prep

Wanting your student to study for the SAT or PSAT? Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take it in March or April. During ICAP these students have set up an account with Khan Academy. Khan Academy is directly linked with College Board. Students can take a simplified version or a full version of the SAT on Khan Academy which will then set them up a program of study.

Another place to study is March2Success.com or on the students Naviance page.

Memorial Day Essay

Want to win $5000? Write an essay about 'What Memorial Day means to me.' Open to all students grade 7-12. See the instructions attached

http://chs.deltaschools.com/content/fileManager/fra-memorial-day-scholarship.pdf

Deadline is December 1st.

DMEA Youth Leadership

Interested in going to Washington DC over the summer or attending a leadership camp? Go to DMEA.com and apply now - there is a December 9th deadline

Daniels Fund Scholarship

If you've completed your FAFSA, you can go to DanielsFund.org and apply for this needs based scholarship. Deadline is November 30th.

Elks Scholarship

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship and Legacy Scholarship Applications can be found here

http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

First Generation Scholarship Info

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/merit-based/first-generation-scholarships

FAFSA Completion Night

Just a reminder to Parents of Seniors - FAFSA completion night is this Wednesday (19) in the Library. Bring your login info and your 2015 taxes. If your student sent in 2015 taxes, you will need those too along with their login info. Heck just bring your senior along!

If you can't attend but would like help go to https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/ which has 8 short videos to help walk you through the process.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Feb 17
news

Announcements for Friday, February 17:

LUNCH:

Roll Ups

HAPPENING TODAY:

HAT DAY!!!!! Pay $1.00 and wear a hat. Proceeds go to the Spring Fling on March 10th.

Basketball @ Vail Christian - 3:00,4:30,6:00,7:30

Wrestling @ State

HAPPENING TOMORROW:

Wrestling @ State

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Next week is winter break. Enjoy, and see you back at school on February 27.

Reminder passes do not work for the basketball playoffs which start next week

Students, our annual Pennies for Patients Fundraiser is happening. It will go on until the 2nd of March. Please bring all the change you have, especially pennies, and help fund the research for a cure for Leukemia.

Spring Sports start Monday Feb. 27th. If you have not participated in a Fall or Winter sport you must turn in your physical and sports packet to the office.

Students - If you are interested in law enforcement, the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy is this summer. You must be 16 years old to apply, and applications are due March 13. See the poster on the bulletin board for more info.

Congratulations go out to Hotchkiss High School for receiving the School of Distinction Award. Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, High Performing School for 2016.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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