Thursday, May 21, 2020

Science Un-Camp!

The College of Science at Virginia Tech will be posting suggestions for fun science activities that students can do on their own this summer (with instructions), and we are asking you to share with them before summer break! Most use supplies that are relatively easy to get. For harder-to-get supplies, we will send the students a kit -- as long as supplies last.
We are also going to schedule a few live events (via social media) where students and parents can tune in to hear an expert give quick talk on their topic and ask questions related to the activity you just did.
Our webpage is not up yet, because we are still figuring out the details. So please check the link on the flyer in the next couple of weeks or email Vicki Corbin for more information!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Cialfo Online University Fair

Join our Online University Fair
The Cialfo Online University Fair is a week away! We've pulled together an even greater line-up of content, including admissions officers from 200+ colleges and guest speakers from Common App, NACAC, and the College Board.
Register for session

Cialfo's Online University Fair begins on the 22nd of May and there's something for everyone.

For counselors: join industry meetups and counselor-specific panels with NACAC, the Common App, College Board, and more.

For students: engage with 200+ presenting colleges across two days. We're also raffling two pairs of Airpods Pro!

What does it all mean?
US Higher Education leaders discuss the immediate and future impact COVID-19 has on admissions to US colleges and colleges. A panel discussion with Cialfo CEO and co-founder Rohan Pasari, the Common App, College Board, and NACAC.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The New Normal, Fall, & Beyond
An insight into starting study during and after the pandemic and college application in 2021 with Brown University, Imperial College London, and the University of Toronto.
Register for session
Explore the full agenda and get ready for two days of learning.
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Extra Help: College Admissions

U.S. News & World Report

Helping parents get their teen to college
May 19, 2020

Financing Tips

If your teen isn’t planning on deferring college this coming fall, he or she can still apply to these late-deadline scholarships. Many organizations have extended their typical spring deadlines to early summer due to the pandemic.

As most colleges subsequently suspended in-person classes, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act was signed into law and mandates schools provide emergency financial aid grants for currently enrolled students. Learn more here about who is eligible.

Happy Tuesday!

The U.S. News Education newsletter team: Josh (@byJoshMoody), Melissa and Briana (@B_Boyington). For more on paying for college, follow U.S. News reporter Emma Kerr (@emmarkerr).


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Friday, May 15, 2020

Finding Meals for Kids (Age 18 & under)

Do you need help finding food for your child? Text FOODNC to 877-877. You will be asked to enter your address. You will receive a text back with the location of the closest meal sites and serving times. You can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator 24/7 who can help locate meal sites and other resources.
Spanish Translation:

¿Necesita ayuda para encontrar alimentos para su hijo? Envíe un mensaje de texto a COMIDA al 877-877. Se le pedirá que introduzca su dirección. Recibirá un mensaje de texto con la ubicación de los sitios de comida y los horarios de servicio más cercanos. También puede llamar al 2-1-1 para hablar con un operador las 24 horas los 7 días de la semana, que le puede ayudar a localizar sitios de comidas y otros recursos.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

ACT Webinar | How Parents Can Help Stem a "COVID-19 Learning Slide”

Join Mawi Asgedom Thursday, May 7th, for a free webinar where you’ll discover:
  • How to help your students and their parents through COVID-19 learning.
  • The strategies behind the Can Do and Not Yet Circles.
  • Why Oprah Winfrey calls him “Amazing.” Mawi’s ability to inspire led Oprah to call her interview with him one of her top twenty moments in twenty years.
Date: Thursday, May 7th
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes

Student Updates for AP Testing

Students should be receiving emails from the College Board with information and instructions for taking the AP exams. Please check with the link below to make sure that you have updated information.