Counselor’s Corner … LCHS off to good start
JESSICA L. QUAIFE
lchs guidance dept.
The 2013-14 school year has begun and is going strong at Lincoln County High School. There is fresh excitement in the halls as students are greeted by friends and teachers. The addition of the incoming sophomore class, along with some new administration and teachers, gives LCHS a reason to be excited about good things to come this year. As students and teachers settle into their new routines, we can tell that LCHS is off to a great start.
It is very important for students to get off to a good start academically. Here are a few tips: have a quiet place to study at home, set aside some time to study when you are alert and at your best, and don’t wait until the last minute. Keep in good communication with your teachers, ask questions in class, and take good notes.
The year’s first progress report will go out next week on Sept. 4. Parents should ask their child for the progress report if they have not yet seen it.
Our annual College and Career Fair is Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. This is a BIG night at LCHS. Beginning at 4 p.m., representatives from technical schools, two-year colleges, four-year universities and several local businesses will be at LCHS for students and parents. In the LCHS Rice Theater at 6 p.m., there will be a financial aide seminar for senior parents and students conducted by a representative from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. (TSAC). She will be explaining the HOPE Lottery Scholarship and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during the seminar. Parents of seniors are highly encouraged to attend as vital information is presented about paying for college.
Following are just a few of the institutions who will be onsite: the Art Institute, Austin Peay University, Carson-Newman College, Cumberland University, Fayetteville College of Cosmetology, Freed-Hardeman University, King College, Lipscomb University, Martin Methodist College, MTSU, Motlow State Community College, the National Guard, O’More College, Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville, Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Tusculum College, UAH, University of Alabama, University of Memphis, University of the South at Sewanee, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, UT Chattanooga, UT Knoxville, UT Knoxville College of Agricultural Science, and Watkins College of Art. Other colleges, universities, and technical schools will also be in attendance.
Students and parents need to take advantage of this great opportunity to talk with college representatives face to face. Bring a list of questions to ask. The representatives will be here to help.
Parent/teacher conference for LCHS is also held on Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. Mark your calendars. For those that are senior students, you and your parents should make plans to visit with your teachers and then attend the College and Career Fair.
Regular registration for the Oct. 26 ACT ends Sept. 27. Students who are taking the test on Sept. 21 need to get plenty of rest the night before and eat breakfast. Students should arrive on time and bring a photo ID, as well as their photo admission ticket, wooden pencils, and an approved calculator.
Seniors, be sure to keep up with deadlines for college applications. Also, remember to send a transcript to the college to which you are applying. Transcript request forms are available in the Guidance Department.
We have several scholarship opportunities for students available in our Guidance Office. These include the Hagan Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, Tennessee Concrete Association/National Ready Mix Concrete Association Scholarship, and the Horatio Alger Scholarship. For more information on these and other scholarships, students should visit the LCHS Guidance Department.
Remember, fall sports are underway. The Falcon football team will play at Pope JPII High School on Aug. 30. The Lady Falcon volleyball team will play at home Aug. 27 against Lawrence County High School and play an away game at Coffee County High School on Aug. 29. The Falcon golf team will compete against Tullahoma High School at the Lakewood course on Aug. 29. Also on Aug. 29, the Lady Falcon soccer team will have their first regular season home game against Loretto High School. For official start times of each game, please contact the LCHS main office. We would love for you to come out and support our student athletes at every opportunity. The LCHS administration, faculty and staff are looking forward to a great year.