Friday, September 28, 2018

Last Day for Regular Registration

If you are planning on taking the October 27th ACT exam, you must register by today (September 28th) to avoid late registration fees. Register online here

All future testing dates for both the ACT and SAT, including registration dates, are posted in the ACT/SAT/PSAT information section of this website. If you have any questions, or need help with registration, please stop by Mrs. Parker's office any time.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tarleton State University - Campus in Action Days

High school seniors are invited to take part in the Honors College Campus in Action Days at Tarleton State University on the below dates. For students with a strong commitment to excellence, Honors offers unique opportunities in both of our programs, the Honors Degree Program and the Presidential Honors Program. As part of either program, students become part of an honors community that combines the advantages of a small liberal arts college with the diversity of a comprehensive state university.

Honors College Campus in Action Days
  • October 2, 2018
  • October 12, 2018
  • November 5, 2018
  • November 30, 2018
Here are some more details about the two honors programs that are available at Tarleton State University.

The Honors Degree Program
  • Applications are open now!
  • Students must be TSI-complete (come see Mrs. Parker for more information)
  • Minimum in the top 25% of your high school graduating class
  • Must have satisfactory test scores.
  • Accept between 250 and 325 students annually

The Presidential Honors Program
  • Minimum in the top 10% of your high school graduating class
  • At least a 1260 on the new SAT or a 27 on the ACT
  • Accept about 8-15 students annually

Both programs are part of the Honors College, which can make your education even more affordable. They offer over 150 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 annually. Also, many students in the honors college receive academic scholarships from other departments.

Members of the Honors College will live in honors hall, a brand new 440-bed facility with several rooms designs available at several price points. Based on the same concept as the Living Learning Communities, the Honors College provides a full experience of living together with other Honors students, as well as taking classes with them.

The Campus in Action Day will be an opportunity to experience an Honors class, tour the Honors Hall, meet current students, and talk with staff members about the programs. You will also have the option to eat lunch on campus with current students and have a campus tour during the visit. 

To register, call 254.968.1926 or email the Honors Program at

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Texas State University - Business Academic Visit Day

Texas State University welcomes you to take part in a Business Academic Visit Day!

The goal of our Business Academic Visit Day Program is to familiarize you with degree program requirements and admissions procedures for the McCoy College of Business Administration, while giving you a feel of what it is like to be a Bobcat on their beautiful campus located in San Marcos, Texas.

Fall 2018 Sessions: 
  • October 12, 2018
  • November 16, 2018

Spring 2019 Sessions: 
  • February 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
Use the following link to RSVP for an upcoming session: Texas State Business Academic Visit Day Registration

Also, Texas State University offers several Freshmen Scholarships. Learn more about Freshman Financial Aid today!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Seniors, how much do you know about voting?

Krissi Trumeter is trying to share as much information as possible with all students that are reaching the voting age or are already 18 to help them understand what to expect during voting and to make the process less intimidating. She has helped to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) dedicated towards this goal. Please review the PSA below, and answer the questions in the linked questionnaire. The more you know, the better your voting experience will be!

Friday, September 21, 2018

College Planning Series - Session Details

Image from Collaborative Communications.
Throughout this year, students in all grade levels will be able to meet with college professionals to begin the process of planning for the future. Here are the upcoming schedule of dates for the Juniors and Seniors.

Monday, September 24, 2018 

  • Juniors - Part I: Students will meet with the college representative from Midland College to discuss the importance of documentation and how it relates to the college and career application process.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 

  • Juniors - Part II: Students will have a follow-up meeting to the previous day's session, and begin developing the College Folder.
  • Seniors - Part I: Students will meet with the college representative from Midland College and discuss college expectations, documentation catch-up, and the creation of a college folder.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Seniors - Part II: Students will meet for the second part of their planning meetings and discuss the college application process and begin working with ApplyTexas.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Seniors - Part III: Students will meet for the third part of their planning series and talk about financial aid and FAFSA.

Economic Writing Contest Opportunity (all students)

The Council for Economic Education is sponsoring a student writing contest, and I would like to extend the opportunity to you! You have the opportunity to win a $50 American Express Gift Card just for winning. Here is the writing prompt:

In 50 words or less answer the following question:

What economic advice would you give to the President of the United States (POTUS)?

Entries must be received by October 1, 2018

You can email me your submissions or stop by and pick up a submission form. I have these in my office. 

Need some inspiration? Here are some examples from past winners

Remember, the deadline is October 1, 2018!! Good luck!

RaiseMe - Micrscholarship Exploration for ALL Students

Check out RaiseMe to learn about microscholarship opportunities that are available to you just for being you! Students in any grade, starting with grade 09, can create a profile and see what is currently available. When changes occur, such as new grade reports for the semester, update your profile and see what additional microscholarships are available. Follow the link below to create your account and learn more about RaiseMe! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Texas Elks National Foundation has released their Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Details of this award are shown below.

In addition, the Texas Elks State Association has released several different awards and their due dates. Click on THIS LINK HERE to find out the specifics for these scholarships and the due dates. Information for both will be posted by my office as well. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

US Navy Recruiting Visit - September 20, 2018

Come visit with the US Navy recruiter on Thursday, September 20, 2018 
between 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. in the Iraan High School Spear-It Zone.

Texas Tech Preview Day - October 7-8, 2018

Sign-up today to learn more about Texas Tech University and the opportunities that are available to you. This two-day event is packed full of events dedicated to help you learn more about the academic programs that are available to students. To learn more and register for the event, visit the Texas Tech Preview Day Website!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Are you an aspiring teacher? 

This scholarship may be for you! Through the Raising Texas Teachers initiative and the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, 100 Texas students can earn scholarships to partnering universities of up to $8,000 per year for up to four years. This scholarship also includes additional benefits such as mentoring and professional development support.

For more information about the initiative and the scholarship, including eligibility requirements, please visit

PSAT Informational Meetings

Over the next few days, each student in grades 11 - 08 will be invited to attend an information about the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 8/9. These meetings will be held during activity period. We will be discussing the PSAT exams and sharing the upcoming testing dates. Please plan on attending your respective meeting to find out more information!

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -- 
Grade 11 PSAT/NMSQT Informational Meeting

Friday, September 14, 2018 -- 
Grade 10 PSAT/NMSQT Informational Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018 -- 
Grade 08 PSAT 8/9 Informational Meeting

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -- 
Grade 09 PSAT 8/9 Informational Meeting

For more information, visit the PSAT section of this website!