It’s homecoming week at Goochland High School. Students have enjoyed a special spirit focus each day that will conclude on Friday with the annual homecoming pep rally and football game. Additionally, students will enjoy the homecoming dance Saturday evening. Special thanks to SCA sponsors, sophomore class sponsors, and all students who have contributed to making this a great homecoming week.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – 2016-2017
VMFA is committed to supporting Virginia’s professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields. To this end, VMFA awards fellowships to professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors.
Having awarded more than $5 million in fellowships, thanks to endowment earnings and private contributions, VMFA is a vital source of funding for the visual arts in Virginia.
VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2016-2017 fellowships: $8,000 Professional; $6,000 Graduate; and $4,000 Undergraduate
To apply, visit http://www.VMFA.museum/Fellowships where you will find details about eligibility and an application.
The deadline is November 6, 2015.
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The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Delta House Foundation, Inc. will present the ninth annual Infinite Scholars Scholarship and College Admissions Fair for high school student in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This event will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Altria Theater, 6 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
The Infinite Scholars Program is a leader in recruiting students for college. They facilitate Scholarships Fairs by contacting colleges/universities to arrange for admissions officers to attend. The program encourages post-secondary institutions in attendance to provide on-site admission for qualified students. Financial Aid workshops for parents will also take place while students are interviewing with college admissions officers.
On October 3, 2015, participating students are required to bring; current high school transcripts (2.7 GPA or better); Resume; ACT/SAT scores (if available); a brief essay entitled, “Why I Want to Attend College” and three letter of recommendation from school, church, community organizations, or city/county officials. Previously, students have underestimated the number of copies needed. Therefore, they recommend that students bring at least five copies of each document. During the past three years, qualified students have collectively received scholarship awards in excess of $24,876,959.00.
Students are encouraged to neatly organize documents in a portfolio and have an adult proofread their essays and portfolio entries prior to the Scholarship Fair. Also, students should be appropriately dressed to impress college representatives. Members of their chapter will be available to assist interested students and organizations that recruit students to participate.
Students must register at http://www.infinitescholar.org and print an admission ticket. Infinite Scholars Program organizers have informed them that college recruiters are extremely eager to attend when they see a large number of students who have pre-registered early at the Infinite Scholars website. Therefore, they ask that students register as soon as they receive announcement.
Additional details can be found at http://www.dstrichmond.org.
Ferrum College Open House!
Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 2015
To register, call 1-800-868-9797 or visit http://ferrum.edu.
Henrico County schools are pleased to present an SAT Workshop at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave, Richmond, VA 23227, on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The workshop is free to students.
The workshop will provide “Strategies for Beating the Odds on the SAT.” Mr. John Swann, a nationally renowned educator from the Dayton Public Schools, will present the workshop. For more than twenty years, Mr. Swann has provided SAT performance strategies for students nationally.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided for students and those in attendance.
The goals for beating the odds and realizing success on the SAT will be achieved by:
- Identifying students’ interest profiles for the SAT
- Encouraging students to be aware of the importance of scoring high on the SAT, and having good academic profiles
- Identifying strategies that work, so that students can use them to perform well on the SAT
- Stressing and insisting that students have high expectations for success on the SAT
- Encouraging students to take appropriate courses for high performance on the SAT
- Learning strategies that will strengthen writing skills
*Note: This workshop will not include strategies for the new designed SAT to be administered starting in March of 2016.
As a result of the presentation, some students have been known to increase their overall scores from 100 to 300 points or more. Students are encouraged to attend this workshop, which will help increase their skills for taking the SAT.
- Free bus transportation available from GHS
- Applications available in School Counseling
- Registration Deadline: September 23, 2015