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Thomas Edison High School

701 Santa Monica
San Antonio, Texas  78212

Phone: (210) 738-9720
Fax: (210) 738-2408


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Open House

October 8, 2014

 

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Early Release Day

October 24, 2014


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End 1st nine wks

October 24th

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Juniors-11th grade-CLASS of 2016

     New class sponsor is:  Mrs. Madore, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Parents & Juniors can receive reminders and updates via Remind 101 by texting 646-362-8748 with message @2016-ehs  or go to  http://remind.com/join/2016-ehs  and follow directions.  Reminders that will be send out are event reminders, pep rally updates, etc..

During our first assembly on September 8th, we will show 2016 class shirt designs.  Applications to run for junior class officer can be picked up this week in Mrs. Madore's room (in folder taped outside door) and due completed on Wednesday, September 17th.  The junior class offices are mirrored after the current 2015 officer positions.  They will be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, & Publicist. Students may run for only one office.  Applications can be picked up in the school store (Mrs. Madore's room) this week only.  The application includes a short essay "What I would do as your Junior Class .....(officer name), 2 teacher recommendations and parent/guardian approval/signature. Voting will be done during all 3 lunches over 2 days (Septeber 24th & 25th) with secret ballots handled by Mr. Alcoces & Ms. Wyckoff.   Those wanting to join the 2016 leadership team but not run for an officer position, can attend weekly junior meetings every Thursday in room 1426 with Mrs. Madore (must have parent signed junior class/club form--which can be picked up at the junior table this week or from Mrs. Madore's room (in folder taped outside door).   All juniors are welcome to help with junior events, pep rallys, games, fundraisers, etc...

 

Fundraiser requests approved to start any time after 9/15/14 (now approved): 

1. Pizza Nights at Cici's Pizza, Peter Piper's, & Incredible Pizza.

2. After-school snack sales from the Bear's Den school store

3. Class shirt sales (we will make less than a dollar for each shirt sold so this is more of class spirit activity)

Update: (Candy grams were already taken by another organization)

 

More updates to follow.

CONGRATULATIONS !YOU ARE NOW ON YOUR WAY
As a Junior it is a good idea to get a heads up on what you
will be facing your
Senior year.

IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW

1. Understand College admissions and what you need to send the ollege admissions counselor.

2. Research colleges of interest, both public and private.
Visit campuses.

3. Research scholarships.

4. Prepare and Take the ACT and SAT. (test preparation
web site is www.CollegeForTexans.com

5. Determine if you need to retake the ACT and SAT
in the 12th grade.

6. Keep a good relationship with teachers. Keeping in mind
that you will need to have letters of reference written.

7. Explore topics for college application essays.

8. STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

9. Know your GPA. Work on weak spots.

10. After colleges look at your cumulative GPA they focus
on your Junior and Senior year grades and courses and the
degree difficulty of your courses. Visit your counselor and
discuss where your course of study stands.

11. Study for and take AP exams.

12. Consider who you would like to ask for letters of recommendations..
Be sure you choose people who for recommendations know you and what your goals are.

UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS

Keep a log and a Calendar
Now is the time to get all the leg work done so your senior year
will proceed smoothly and be more enjoyable.
Get familar with
*Financial aid applications
*College admission applications,
*Housing applications
*College enterence qualificaitions

College search
*Highly selective colleges,
*Selective Colleges,
*Open admissions Colleges.
*Community Colleges (2 year).
*Narrow your college choices

The more familiar you are with the paper work the easier it will
be to complete it successfully when you are a senior.

SCHOLARSHIPS!
*There are numerous scholarship search sites.
*Some scholarships all you need to do is apply
*It is well worth your time to pursue this avenue.
*Some scholarships require you to write an essay.
*Let instructors, and fellow student who's opinion your value
read your essays and ask for honest feedback.
*There are also Scholarships that are
**Gender specific,
**Ethnic specific,
**Major specific
Have all the knowledge about applications and the process of
selection you can find. It will leave more time for you to enjoy
your very busy Senior year .

In the career GO CENTER you can
*Career search
*Take practice SAT and ACT test
*College search
*Sholarship search
*Get familiar with the FASA

Take advantage of the practice testing. The more prepared
you are the better your score will be, and with that the more

choice college choices you will have.