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    Counseling Bulletin Dec 11, 2020
    Posted on 12/11/2020

    SENIORS! If you are applying to a college that requires quarter grades, please let your counselor know right away! Quarter grades are not the mid-year transcripts. You must therefore contact your counselor and have her submit them to the college.

    SENIORS! The deadline for requesting letters of recommendation for colleges is on Dec 11th, 2020

    This is for Jan 1st and January 15th deadlines. 


    Thank you to all the parents and guardians who could attend the “Ending the Silence” workshop on December 9 on recognizing the signs of mental health issues in our youth.  If you or your student have any questions, please reach out and contact us: Aislin Percival, Program Coordinator, NAMI Seattle at (425) 298-5179 and/or Aislin@namiseattle.org

    or visit the NAMI website.


    RAMILY - if your family needs assistance (food, clothing, school supplies or other basic needs) please contact your respective school counselor who may be able to assist. Ingraham's Bright Futures group is here to support students and their families making sure that all students have what they need to be successful. 

    Leanne Hust (last names A-Du) lkhust@seattleschools.org

    Kathryn Feder (last names Dw-Ki) kmfeder@seattleschools.org

    Jensen Bonney (last names Kk-Q) jtbonney@seattleschools.org

    Angie Allemand (last names R-Z) ajallemand@seattleschools.org


    Attention parents and guardians! Please encourage your student to attend advisory on Wednesdays from 10:15-10:45am which is with their 2nd period class. During advisory students work on their High School and Beyond Plan which is a graduation requirement. Students will also be learning about various programs and classes offered at Ingraham and throughout Seattle Public Schools. Students will also prepare for course registration for the 2021-22 school year. It is important to attend advisory!


    Do you have fines from middle school on your record and still have the book(s)? Below is the middle schools drop off schedule BUT days and hours may have changed since we last received this schedule. Be sure to call the school to confirm how and when to return items before showing up at the school.

    Hamilton Intl. MS  Thur  4-6PM

    Madison MS  Thur  3-5pm

    McClure MS Tues noon-5pm (mostly 12:30-1:30, 3:30-5)

    Robert Eagle Staff  Wed/Thur: Wed 11am-1pm, Thurs 4-6pm

    Mercer MS  T, W, TH / T, TH pickup only

    Whitman MS  T, W, TH: Tu 10-12/W 2:30-3:30/Th 2-4

    Eckstein MS  W, Th: W 4:30-5:30 /Th 3:30-6pm

    Jane Addams MS  Wednesdays 11:00-1:00


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

    Please remember to sign up to attend the visit through Naviance!

    New York Film Academy-New York City  Monday December 14, 2020 11:00-11:30AM

    Academy of Interactive Entertainment  Thursday January 7, 2021 11:00-11:30AM

    Johnson & Wales University, Providence  Thursday January 21, 2021 1:00-1:30PM


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    UPDATE: CalPoly has once again extended their application deadline to December 15. Go to calstate.edu/apply and submit your application today!


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    The College and Career Readiness Department at Seattle Public Schools publishes a scholarship bulletin each month. This is a shorter version than what is listed in Naviance that focuses on the current month’s scholarship deadlines. Check it out!


    JLV Scholarships database provides a listing of hundreds of scholarships. The website states that it does not require creating an account and is completely free to use. All scholarships listed include links to applications and up-to-date scholarship deadlines.


    Air Force ROTC Scholarship. Deadline: January 14, 2021. Award: up to full tuition plus more. Check their website for further information, requirements and obligations. If you need assistance in completing the application, they are offering an event called “Air Force ROTC Scholarship Finish Line” on Mon, Dec 21 from 5-6PM (PST) with Sarah J. Boggins, 2d Lt, USAF, Scholarship and Admission Advisor. Register on this google form and you will receive a Zoom meeting invitation on the evening prior to the event.


    Washington Student Achievement Council’s (WSAC) American Indian Endowed Scholarship. Deadline: March 1, 2021. Award: The number and value of scholarships are based on the interest earnings available from the endowment—generally the range is from $500 to $2000 for each academic year. Application forms are online; go to the website and click “How do I apply?” (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software version 11.0 or newer). If you do not have Adobe 11.0 on your laptop, then please contact the Counseling Office at wjunterschute@seattleschools.org . To be eligible, applicants must have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington state; intend to use his/her education to benefit the American Indian community in this state; be enrolled full-time by fall term 2021 at an eligible, participating college or university in-state; have demonstrated financial need; and be a Washington state resident. Questions? Call Ann Voyles, Program Associate at 360-753-7843 or email aies@wsac.wa.gov


    Washington Career and Technical Administrators is offering students the Phyllis Lawson Scholarship. Deadline: January 15 though you need to send the completed application to Catherine Smith, casmith1@seattleschools.org  for her signature by January 10. Award: 10 - $1000 scholarships. This scholarship is for graduating Washington State high school seniors. Please contact Catherine Smith or the counseling secretary, wjunterschute@seattleschools.org for an application form.


    REMINDER Pride Foundation Scholarship connects 60+ scholarship opportunities with just one application for current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer (LGBTQ) community. Most scholarships are also available to the straight ally and questioning communities. Applications are open October 11, 2020 through January 8, 2021.


    REMINDER Ron Brown Scholar Program. Deadline: January 9, 2021. Award: $10,000/year for 4 years. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and Black/African American to apply. Must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, and participate in community service activities. Demonstrate financial need.


    REMINDER JUNIORS! The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is now accepting applications for the Coolidge Scholarship. It is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited US college or university! Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Click here for more information and to access the application form. A complete selection criteria can be found hereALERT: The application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography (it’s not overly long) and complete a few other reading assignments. Even if one does not win the scholarship, the top 100 applicants will be invited to participate in the Coolidge Senators Program that includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C. and a one-time $1000 scholarship. Those applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win will also receive a modest one-time finalist scholarship. Questions? Please contact Rob Hammer, Program Director at the Coolidge Foundation: email coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org  and/or call 202-827-4291.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    Skyhawks Sports Academy is hiring now for winter/spring season and summer camp coaching positions! The Academy offers skill-based classes and camps across 10 different sports for ages 4 to 14; early development, game-based SuperTots sports classes for ages 2 to 5, and one-of-a-kind STEM Sports programs that explore the science behind sports. They are looking for passionate leaders looking to develop today’s young athletes; experience working with children of various ages and abilities; and a desire to make a difference and have a blast while doing it. Skyhawks is operating under special COVID-19 protocols to keep kids and coaches safe. Requirements and an online application form can be found here.


    Do you have a passion for reading? Do you like working with kids? Do you want to help all kids have super reading skills? Then you should apply to be a Team Read Coach! Team Read is a program about “Teens Tutoring Kids to Achieve Reading Success”. The program has partnered very closely with SPS and has been working in Seattle schools for over 20 years. Team Read coaches are Seattle high school students or 8th graders that tutor twice a week after-school throughout the school year. Teens work one-on-one with 2nd, 3rd, or 4th graders online from home 2 hours each session. Reading coaches earn hourly pay at $16.37 (8th grade reading coaches can only earn community service hours)! They are starting a new program in February in the North End. *Positions are limited and teens from north and west Seattle are needed. Applications are available online. Deadline is January 4, 2021. Apply today! Questions ? email info@teamread.org .


    Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) 6-week Winter Programs still have spots available.  So, they are extending the application deadline to December 12. Please register for the program you would like to attend.

    This LGBTQ+ Families Dinner Series is a virtual opportunity for people to connect across shared identities and experiences. Each event in the series is specifically intended for the group highlighted by the event. If you belong to more than one group, you are of course welcome to come to each event that aligns with your experience.

    01/21 LGBTQ+ Families of SPS Students – specifically for LGBTQ+ Families of SPS Students
    02/11 LGBTQ+ Students and their Families – specifically for LGBTQ+ Students and their Families
    03/18 LGBTQ+ Elementary School Students and their Families – specifically for LGBTQ+ Elementary School Students and their Families
    04/08 LGBTQ+ SPS Staff and their Families – specifically for LGBTQ+ SPS Staff