As the beginning of the school year bedlam calms into routine, the senior class has a growing list of things we need to complete.
As of Monday, we can all check the Yankee Candle fundraiser off the list. The first step in our final months of fundraising, it is good planning to have that end right before our schedules really get packed.
Due this week is the money for caps and gowns, Class of 2013 t-shirts and the Ned’s Point field trip. If you missed the meeting for cap and gown sizing, you should speak to Mr. Parker, Ms. Raposa or Mr. Bushnell as soon as possible. Class t-shirts will be distributed before the Ned’s Point field trip on Friday, October 12.
For matters besides graduation, all seniors should be filling out the senior questionnaire and personality profile on Naviance for your guidance counselor whether you are pursuing higher education or not. For those of you who will be applying to college, you will not be able to receive the necessary guidance counselor recommendation without completing both the questionnaire and personality profile on Naviance.
For those college-bound, this is also the time you should be visiting colleges, working on your essay and getting your teacher recommendations. Also on your list should be setting up an account on www.commonapp.org if you are planning on applying to any colleges that use the Common Application. Securing your spot to take any SAT I, SAT II or ACT tests which you have yet to take should also be done within the next few weeks.
If you are planning on applying early action or early decision, you should be setting up an appointment with your guidance counselor at the earliest possible chance to set up a plan and to get the “yellow sheets.” These sheets will help the guidance department keep track of what colleges you are applying to and will organize the information.
The yearbook staff has their own checklist for seniors. Baby pictures, senior pictures, senior superlative sheets and your senior packet should be given to Ms. Blake, Maddie Boyle, Will Coucci or another member of the yearbook staff. The baby picture can be handed in as a print with the packets, but your senior pictures should be given to the yearbook staff through email or on a disc. All of this is due by October 31 at the latest, but should be brought in as soon as possible.
By Jessica Correia