August College Camp at Lincoln
RESOURCES and WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS:
We are excited to host an “August College Camp” at Lincoln High School this summer! Throughout the month of August, we will have college readiness and support workshops every Wednesday from 10am-12pm, and every Thursday from 1pm-3pm. The first hour will be informational with different presenters and activities, and the second hour will be work time, with space for students to work on different college materials with support from the College Coordinator and other staff.
This is the schedule for the month:
- Wednesday 8/4, 10am-12pm: Overview of the College Process
- Thursday 8/5 1pm-3pm: Finding your Fit and MaiaLearning
- Wednesday 8/11, 10am-12pm: How to Start your College Essay
- Thursday 8/12, 1pm-3pm: Tips for Writing your College Essay - POSTPONED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT
- Wednesday 8/18, 10am-12pm: Consider your Career Interests
- Thursday 8/19, 1pm-3pm: More Post-Grad Options
- Friday 8/20, 10am-3pm: Tips for Writing your College Essay - UPDATED SCHEDULE
- Wednesday 8/25, 10am-12pm: Paying for College
- Thursday 8/26, 1pm-3pm: Scholarships & Budgeting while in College
You are welcome to come to as few or as many workshops as you would like! If you are interested in joining, check out the attached flyer and please sign up at this link: https://bit.ly/AugCollegeCamp2021
Questions? call/text/email Aliera Zeledon Morasch, College Coordinator at email@example.com | 971-284-6904
MaiaLearning Parent Night Recording
ASPIRE and the College & Career Center were excited to host an evening to talk with parents about MaiaLearning. If you were unable to attend or wanted to go over the slideshow again, please check out the slideshow and recording of the event below!
What is MaiaLearning? MaiaLearning replaced Naviance at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. It is the College & Career Planning tool for PPS High Schools and has various useful resources for students as they manage their high-school academic plan and create post-grad plans. You can learn more about MaiaLearning on the PPS College & Career Readiness webpage.
Decision Day Celebration Recording Available
Congratulations Lincoln Class of 2021! You made it!
Thank you to all who joined us! If you weren't able to join live, or if you'd like to share the celebration with your friends and family, we've got you covered!
Check out the recording of the event and the slideshow:
Spring College & Career Info Night Recordings Now Available
We had a fantastic turn-out for the Spring College & Career Info Night on 4/15, with many students and families attending some of the 40+ sessions. If you were unable to attend the event, or there was a session you missed, the recordings are now available! Go to the event page and scroll down to the session you’d like to view to find the recording. You’ll find many important resources and topics to choose from!
You Are Not Your Test Score! The Racist History of Standardized Testing
Join antiracist educators and organizers for a conversation about the history of eugenics and standardized testing, the racist impacts of high stakes testing on learning and instruction and how we can build a movement against the testing regime. Watch their conversation here.
PPS Virtual Calming Room
The college process can be so overwhelming and stressful, especially on top of everything else going on at school, in our lives, our communities, and in the world. If you’re feeling like you need to take a break and find a space to feel more grounded and calm, check out PPS’s Virtual Calming Room. You’ll find different resources to help de-stress, from sounds and music, to virtual relaxations, to guided meditations, to coloring and creativity activities. Don’t forget to make time to take care of you!
Applying to College Was Never Easy for Most Students. The Pandemic Made It Nearly Impossible.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unmotivated, and even indifferent about school and college, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Check out this Time article about the challenges of the isolating environment we’re surviving. It has been such a challenging year in so many ways, and students all around the country (the world!) are feeling it. Know there are adults in the building who are here to listen and support you. Please feel free to reach out to any of us for support and resources. In the College & Career Center, our doors (both virtual and physical) are always open. Ms. Aliera - firstname.lastname@example.org / 971-284-6904