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Teen Support Group

posted by Terri Morrison   [ updated ]

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg (MHAF) is now accepting registration applications for our Teen Support Group that will run for six weeks on Wednesday evenings (February 21 thru March 28, 2018) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

 Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

·        All meetings will be held at Mary Washington Hospital from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

·        Registration is required. The attached MHAF Teen packet must be completed and returned to MHAF prior to attending group. (The attached document will provide registration instructions.)

·        Please complete the teen packet and either:

·       Scan and email back to: mhafred@mhafred.org

·       Mail to: 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 104-1, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

·       Fax to: 540-372-3709

·        Please note, this group operates on a first come, first served basis . Once your registration form is received, we will notify you that your child is enrolled in the group.

·        It is free to attend. No referral is needed.

When we receive the completed packet, we will put your teen on the list and will follow up with a more detailed email.

Any questions? Please contact: Rita Girard  ritagirard@mhafred.org   540-371-2704

Get a J-O-B!

posted Jan 19, 2018, 12:39 PM by Terri Morrison


Got bills?   Need a job?  Get started by writing your resume!  On Tuesday,  January 30th, join us in the KGHS Library from 3 pm - 5 pm to write your resume, learn which places are currently hiring, get help filling out job applications, and discover resources to help you get a job.

In addition, during I/E on February 1st there will be a session about understanding your W2 and how to fill out tax forms

Look forward to seeing you there!

Hanover Regional Governor's School for Career & Technical Advancement

posted Jan 19, 2018, 12:21 PM by Terri Morrison   [ updated ]

The HRGS-CTA is a regional two-week summer residential program for gifted CTE students who have demonstrated accomplishment, aptitude, and interest in CTE curricula and careers. The HRGS-CTA will focus on workplace readiness and entrepreneurial skill development. Students skills will be cultivated and honed through:
  • group problem solving
  • guest speakers from the business & academic communities
  • field trips to regional businesses that are leaders in their fields
  • mentorship experiences that highlight workplace readiness within the context of students' individual career interests.
  • and many fun, recreational, and team building activities
Who May Apply: Rising Juniors who are enrolled in at least one CTE course with a grade of 'B' or better and who expect to continue in the CTE program during their final two years of high school; OR Rising Seniors who have completed at least one credit in a CTE course and/or are currently enrolled in a CTE course with a grade of a 'B' or better and who expect to continue in the CTE program during their final year of high school.
Dates: July 8 - July 21, 2018, at the University of Richmond

HRGS-CTA Summer 2018 video Link   http://goo.gl/i47VzH

Application also available in the Counseling office.  Application deadline: March 5, 2018, return to the KGHS Counseling office.

KGHS Presents "The Jungle Book"

posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:32 AM by Terri Morrison

King George High School Proudly Presents, "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling, Adapted by Monica Flory. 

The show runs Wednesday January 24 through Saturday January 27 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $6.00 and can be bought in advance at www.eventbrite.com or at the door.  Children 6 and under are FREE!  

Dinner before the show is at 5:30 and includes a BBQ sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and a drink or two hot dogs chips and a drink for $5.00.  

Virginia Council on Women - STEM Essay Contest

posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:49 AM by Terri Morrison

Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Governor-Elect Northam and First Lady-Elect Pam Northam to serve as honorary co-chairs

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the 7th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women. The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to young women, in their junior and senior years in high school, who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education. One scholarship will be awarded in each of five geographic regions across the state. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council.  

Who is eligible:  Junior or senior high school young women or individuals that identify as young women, Must be residents of Virginia, Minimum 2.5 GPA

Essay Guideline: Write about your vision for a future STEM (science, technology, engineering, math, or heath) career and why you are considering the field for an area of study or possible career path.

Apply online at http://commonwealthvirginia.gov/council-on-women/stem-essay-contest-2018/

Deadline: February 8, 2018

NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion & Research Challenge

posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:30 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

NASA OPSPARC just opened and has separate categories for grades 3-6 and 7 - 12.  The focus of this challenge is designing NASA Spinoff technology.
Students in grades 7 - 12 who create a Spinoff from James Webb Space Telescope technology may be selected to work with college engineering and business mentors within a 3D multi-user virtual world to design models of their Spinoff and a marketing plan.
Please consider sharing this engineering design opportunity with your student and teacher network.​

​More details can be found in the attached flyer.

Grades 7-12 Glogs + InWorld Track entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on February 20, 2018. Grades 3-12 Glog Track entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on March 5, 2018.

Some helpful quick links are here: 

4-H Camp Counselor Applications Available

posted Jan 12, 2018, 7:53 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 7:55 AM ]

Current 9th - 12th grade students interested in being a camp counselor and receiving leadership training and a camp experience are encouraged to stop by the Counseling office to pick up a packet containing information regarding training dates, duties and the application.  Deadline to apply is January 16, 2018. 

Packet information is attached.  Fell free to contact Mrs. Terry Misch, 4-H Agent, King George County with any questions or concerns at 540-775-3062 or email tmisch@vt.edu     Fax: 540-775-5645

2017 Junior Achievement Essay Competition

posted Jan 10, 2018, 11:42 AM by Terri Morrison

This competition is sponsored by David M. Rubenstein and was founded in 2008. Each year, high school students in Greater Washington are invited to submit a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay and compete for over $110,000 in college scholarships. In addition, the school in each of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 award. 

This year's topic is: "Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?" 

Who Can Apply? 9th - 12th grade students enrolled in an accredited high school or accredited home school program in Junior Achievement's Franchised Region on the date on which he or she submits an application. 

Visit www.JAEessay.org to view the Official Rules in their entirety Entry deadline is February 23, 2018

Scholarships with January Deadlines

posted Jan 8, 2018, 11:37 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 6:08 AM ]

Virginia Tech's Pamplin Leadership Award - Deadline: January 29, 2018 to Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office
The Pamplin Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based $5,000 Virginia Tech tuition scholarship and will be presented to up to 40 qualified students chosen from among the Commonwealth of Virginia's public high schools. Minimum GPA of 3.8 and ranked in the top ten percent of his or her class (of 2018). Application in Counseling office.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2018
To be eligible, a graduating senior or their parent has MS. For information and to apply, visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/mssociety/

Naval Helicopter Assoc. (NHA's Most Worthwhile Endeavor) Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2018
Graduating seniors or college undergraduate/graduate student who is a natural/step/adopted son or daughter, grandchild of an active duty, former or retired Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard rotary-wing aviator, aircrewman or maintenance/support personnel are eligible to apply. Letters of recommendation, transcript and documentation establishing eligibility required. Apply online http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org/how-do-i-apply.html

Redfin Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2018
Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor. Redfin is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college. Minimum GPA of 3.5. Answer the following question in 300-500 words: Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?  Apply online at https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Pre-College Summer Scholarship for Military High School Students

posted Jan 8, 2018, 10:36 AM by Terri Morrison

This is an invitation to apply for the 2018 Provost’s Pre-College Summer Scholarship for Military High School Students at the University of Southern California (USC). This opportunity seeks to provide full scholarships to students from a military family to attend the rigorous USC Summer Programs 4-Week college credit program. 

USC Summer Programs students preview “freshman year” at one of the world’s leading private research universities, studying in the same classrooms and laboratories, residing in the same residence halls, and dining in the same facilities as USC undergraduates. The Summer Programs Office will cover the entire tuition and fees, airfare, room and board, and course materials for the student to attend the 4-week college credit program.

The completed online application with supporting documents must be received into the Summer Programs Office by: Friday, February 16, 2018. Please follow the application instructions carefully to ensure that all materials are received on time; incomplete applications cannot be considered. We will notify applicants once an application is complete via email. Final decision notifications to all applicants will be emailed by Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Application Criteria:
 1. Applicants must be currently in high school grade 10th or 11th. 
 2. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
 3. Applicants must be the son or daughter of an active or veteran U.S. military service member, reservist, or guard. 
 4. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability, maturity, and a commitment to education and developing community. 

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions as you review the materials, please contact our office at summer@usc.edu or (213) 740-5679, Attn: Military Scholarship.

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