• This is the information from the PowerPoint presentation given at the parent information meeting.

    Introductions

    Ms. Julie Constant 213-6100 ext. 1307, Julie.Constant@Kirkwoodschools.org
    Ms. Kim Sweesy 213-6100 ext. 1042, Kim.Sweesy@Kirkwoodschools.org
    Dr. Mike Havener 213-6100 ext. 1301, Michael.Havener@Kirkwoodschools.org

    Important Dates

    9/20—NHS Apps Due via Google Classroom
    10/4 Senior Panoramic Picture (during homeroom)
    10/11-13—Fall Play—The Merry Wives of Windsor
    10/19 & 20—Drive One for your School—Ford
    10/15 & 10/18—Parent Teacher Conferences
    11/3—Friendship Dance
    12/17-12/20—Semester Exams
    12/21-1/2— Winter Break
    4/5 Prom at 8 PM
    4/22 Gold K Ceremony 7 p.m. in the Keating Theater
    5/6-5/16 AP Testing
    5/3-5/8— Senior Exams
    5/8— Senior Last Day, Cap and Gown Dist
    5/11—Graduation

    Important Things To Note:

    Absence Line 213-6195…48 Hours to Excuse . . . then unexcused . . .
    Attendance Policy Reminder 6 & 11
    A+ Grades, Attendance, & Tutoring
    Late Arrival/Early Dismissal/Lunch
    No outside devices on WiFi
    CPR certification during homeroom
    Helping Students Navigate Challenges; Getting Help

    Graduation Requirements for Class of 2019

    English 4 credits
    Math 3 credits
    Science 3 credits
    Social Studies 3 credits
    Fine Arts 1 credit
    Practical Arts 1 credit (½ Personal Finance)
    PE 1 credit
    Health ½ credit
    Electives 7 ½ credits
    Total 24 credits

    MSHSAA Guidelines

    • Students must be enrolled in 3.0 credits the previous semester and the semester in which they are participating in athletic teams, orchestra, band, and choir
    • Cadet teaching .25 credit, Study Focus is .25 credit
    • Study Block, IP, late arrival, and early dismissal are 0 credits

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    • Prospective collegiate student-athletes must register at: www.eligibilitycenter.org
    • Core curriculum requirements
    • Transcript release form is required for records to be sent to coaches

    Standardized Tests

    Understand the ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Test requirements for each school

    Next ACT:
    October 27th , register by September 28th
    December 8th, register by November 2nd

    Next SAT/ Subject Test:
    October 6th , register by September 7th
    November 3rd , register by October 5th

    Application Process

    • Finalize Application List
      • Keep in mind selectivity
    • Apply online
    • Send Transcript
      • Transcript Release Form is required
      • Naviance or Common App upload
    • Send ACT/SAT
      • Know university testing policy

    Application Supplements

    • Teacher letter(s) of recommendation
      • Request form
    • Obtain counselor recommendations
      • Questionnaire
      • Parent Brag Sheet (optional)
    • Essay(s)/ personal statement
    • Résumé

    Upcoming Events

    • Kirkwood Collaborative College Fair
      Monday, September 19th 6-7:30 pm
      STLCC Meramec
    • KHS Financial Aid Night
      Wednesday, October 3rd 6:30 pm
      Cafeteria
    • National College Fair
      Sunday, October 21st 1-4 pm
      Saint Louis University

    Financial Aid/Scholarships

    • FAFSA - opens October 1, 2018
    • Merit Aid - Scholarship Priority Deadlines
    • Local Scholarships - Rotary, KSDF, KAPS
    • National Scholarships

    Counselor Contact Information

    Josh Jaworowksi (A-K)
    joshua.jaworowski@kirkwoodschools.org
    213-6100 ext. 1041

    Abby Peterson (L-Z)
    abby.peterson@kirkwoodschools.org
    213-6100 ext. 1043

    Visit our website: https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/1908
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