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    Counseling Bulletin Dec 4, 2020
    Posted on 12/04/2020

    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!  Counseling Department


    PARENTS and GUARDIANS! NAMI “Ending the Silence” Wednesday, December 9th at 6pm.  Registration required

    NAMI “Ending the Silence” for Families: 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff.


    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!


    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


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

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

    Langston University  Monday, December 7, 2020 2:30-3:00PM

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


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    Seattle Promise Scholarship and Success Program is available to all graduating seniors of Seattle Public Schools.

    Take advantage of two years (or up-to 90 credits) of tuition-free college plus individual support to help you succeed. All Seattle public high school graduates are eligible regardless of grade point average (GPA), income or country of birth.
    With 130 programs and three schools to choose from, Seattle Promise scholars can find a truly promising future. If interested, contact Kelsey Peronto, Promise Outreach Specialist for Ingraham: Kelsey.Peronto@seattlecolleges.edu or 206-934-4714.


    Central Washington University offers virtual events to learn more about CWU and an ability to make appointments if you need assistance in the application process.

    Discover the Wildcat Way. This is a 1-hour event only offered on Fridays.

    • During this 1-hour event, attendees will hear from current CWU Students as well as an Admissions Counselor.
    • Join our Student Ambassadors for a virtual tour of campus, learn about the application process from an Admissions Counselor, and finally, ask our Student Ambassadors everything you want to know during our panel style Q&A session.

    Virtual Campus Tours and Virtual Group Visits!

    • Central Washington University will be offering limited virtual group visit options for groups of 15 or more, for students in grades 9 through 12 and transfer students.
    • To request a virtual group visit, please visit the link above and fill out the request form at least two weeks before your ideal visit date.
    • Once you have submitted the form, an Admissions Counselor or Campus Visits team member will be in touch to discuss options for your virtual visit.

    On the Spot Admissions Appointments available December 7th-11th. Laura Miyatake, Admissions Counselor (206-304-2487 (Call/Text) and/or Laura.Miyatake@cwu.edu ), is still offering Virtual Admissions Appointments and is now offering an option where students can select an “Application Workshop” Appointment. That’s one-on-one time where she can walk students through their application and answer all their questions to make the process as easy as possible for them. Their priority admissions deadline is March 1st, but they are still rolling admissions.

    CWU has an Aviation Program and they encourage interested students to reach out to that office directly to receive the latest updates regarding their program offerings.


    Are you interested in a business career? Are you interested in studying abroad? Southhampton Business School, University of Southhampton in the UK is offering a global webinar on Tues, Dec 8 at 18:00 (GMT). This workshop is online and will give you the chance to:

    • Experience what a university lecture is really like
    • Connect with leading business professors from Southampton Business School
    • Learn about how you can develop a global career by studying at Southampton Business School
    • Hear about the career journey from one of our recent Business School graduates
    • Ask questions directly to our professors live

    Though the live event falls during class time you do not have to worry about missing it. If you still register for the event, you will automatically receive a recording after the event if you wish.


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    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.  The application form is attached to this email. If the attachment does not come through, please contact Catherine Smith or the counseling secretary, wjunterschute@seattleschools.org


    Seattle Hiroshima Club Scholarship. Deadline: December 21, 2020. Award: $1000. Parent/Guardian must be a current member of the Seattle Hiroshima Club. One of the student’s parents/grandparents/greatgrandparents/relative must be from Hiroshima Prefecture. Selection criteria based on academic achievement, school recognition/awards, community involvement, recommendations and essay.


    No Sweat Scholarship. Deadline: December 31, 2020. Award: $2500. To apply for the scholarship, create a free student Cirkled In account. Apply for the scholarship in 3 easy steps and complete your portfolio to increase chances of winning.


    Reminder: Hispanic Heritage Scholarship. Deadline: December 6, 2020. Award: $3500. The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA minimum; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory.


    COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    STUDENTS! Help improve health care for Teens! Join the UW LEAH Teen Advisory Board. LEAH = Leadership Education in Adolescent Health. The UW LEAH Teen Advisory Board will share their perspectives and advise adolescent healthcare providers across multiple fields including medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology and social work. Meet virtually monthly to collaborate with healthcare providers, gain valuable leadership experience, earn community service hours, educate health providers about the teen experience, and create and develop projects related to improving teen health care. They will also discuss topics such as: mental health and stress, substance use and abuse, healthy lifestyles, sexual and reproductive health, and confidentiality and your rights.  UW LEAH would like students to commit to Board membership for at least one year. Sound interesting? Then you will need to complete an online application by 6PM on January 6, 2021. The first meeting will be held on Mon, Feb 1, 2021.

    AND PARENTS! You too may apply to be on the UW LEAH Parent Advisory Board. You will also meet virtually monthly too collaborate with healthcare providers and teens, educate health providers about the parent experience, create and develop projects related to improving teen healthcare. You too will discuss topics such as: mental health and stress, substance use and abuse, healthy lifestyles, sexual and reproductive health, and confidentiality and teen rights. Complete the online application by 6PM on January 6, 2021.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    LOOKING FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCES!  12/10/2020! 
    The LGBTQ+ Families Dinner Series is looking for LGBTQ+ SPS student poets, singers, dancers, and public speakers. They need performers for December 10 between 5pm and 6pm!  If you’re interested, please email Brennon Ham: brham@seattleschools.org with your name, pronouns, performance, and any words/write-up you’ll be presenting! Brennon is Health Education Specialist/Trainer with the Health Education Department at Seattle Public Schools.

    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. 

    12/10 LGBTQ+ Families of SPS Students and LGBTQ+ Students and their Familiesspecifically for LGBTQ+ Families of SPS students and LGBTQ+ Students and their Families as well as SPS Staff
    01/21 LGBTQ+ Families of SPS Students specifically for LGBTQ+ Families of SPS Students
    02/11
    LGBTQ+ Students and their Familiesspecifically for LGBTQ+ Students and their Families
    03/18 LGBTQ+ Elementary School Students and their Familiesspecifically for LGBTQ+ Elementary School Students and their Families
    04/08
    LGBTQ+ SPS Staff and their Families specifically for LGBTQ+ SPS Staff


    LOOKING FOR A SEASONAL JOB? Get Schooled, a free, non-profit digital college and job advisor organization, has compiled a short list of retailers hiring for the season. Once onsite, drill down to find if there are any jobs that you can apply to near where you live.


    On Wednesday, January 20 YMCA Earth Service Corps will be hosting its annual free Environmental Leaders Summit. This year the event is virtual. Register now: the event is coming up fast and historically has filled before the registration deadline.

    WHAT: YMCA Environmental Leaders Summit

    WHO: High school students & environmental professionals

    WHEN: January 20th, 1:00-3:45

    REGISTER: Register online here. Deadline: January 15th.

    What happens at the Summit?

    This event is a launching point for youth action and provides an opportunity for students from across the Puget Sound to share ideas and learn from others in the environmental community. A keynote will kick off the event; then, participants will take part in three round-table discussions centered on environmental topics that are moderated by a professional from the environmental field. Afterwards, they'll enter a town-hall style reflection to share ideas and actions that address these environmental issues.

    This year student selected table topics will include Waste Reduction, Climate Change, Marine Health, Environmental Justice, Plastics and much more. The last Summit gathered over 160 participants representing high schools across Western Washington.

    Learn about YMCA Earth Service Corps by clicking here! Questions? Contact Chelsey Wheeler | YMCA Earth Service Corps Director | P 206.466.1048


    The Experiment in International Living is offering two summer programs for students that are free!

    • The U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program (Summer 2021): The fully funded (free!) Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from across the Western Hemisphere to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Exchange sub-themes include human rights, multiculturalism, social justice, and social transformation. Destinations for U.S. Youth Ambassadors outbound programs summer 2021 will likely include Argentina & Chile, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Uruguay. The application is open for U.S. citizens through December 22, 2020 with a priority deadline of December 10, 2020. Interested students apply online. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram @YouthAmbassadorsExchange as well.
    • The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) (Summer 2021) IYLEP for English-speaking high school students provides a four-week fully-funded (free!) exchange program to talented Iraqi and U.S. students who demonstrate leadership potential and civic engagement in their communities. During the program, participants engage in experiential learning activities and workshops that expand their knowledge of civic engagement, project design, and intercultural communication. Upon their return home, participants implement their community service projects, utilizing support and monitoring from adult mentors, local staff, and alumni. Interested U.S. and Iraqi students apply online to the IYLEP High School English program through December 21, 2020.
    • Please note: We continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the Youth Ambassadors and IYLEP Programs and the travel industry. As such, we are currently reviewing the 2021 program portfolio to confirm which programs will be offered as in-person exchanges. Please note that due to safety considerations, virtual or hybrid programming may be offered as an alternate. We will post program updates as available.
       
      Questions? Please contact us at 800.345.2929 or info@experiment.org.

    Putney Student Travel offers Summer and Gap Year travel programs for high school and college-age students that focus on either a career, a service, a language or simple exploration of a country. “Safety remains paramount, as does flexibility in our new travel environment. We have implemented robust health and safety protocols for our programs, have proven success in providing transformative travel experiences in this “new normal,” and offer a flexible refund policy for maximum peace of mind as you plan your adventure.”

    Scholarships are available for these programs through the Putney Open Door Fund. Deadline: February 15, 2021. Applications must be mailed with the accompanying required documents. Please review the eligibility requirements before applying.