Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Fwd: Resources and Help for the ACT


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


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From: Anh Nguyen <anguyen18@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>
Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 1:56 PM
Subject: Resources and Help for the ACT
To: Russell Keene <rkeene@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>
Cc: Niyah Troup <ntroup30@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>


This is an email intended for the student body of Southeast regarding ACT resources and possible help from Niyah Troup and I, Anh Mi Nguyen.

Hello beautiful people of SEHS,

TL;DR: We have a lot of free ACT resources, so please use them. There's a Zoom link at the end if you have any questions. If you're interested in arts or STEM, please read the highlighted section.

I hope that you are having a wonderful summer relaxing in your bed, scrolling through Instagram, TikTok, or your social media of choice. I am too enjoying my time consuming countless YouTube videos and way too much desserts. Nevertheless, we must brace ourselves for our futures.

If you plan to attend a university or college, you will likely need to take the infamous ACT test. A good score on this test can both increase your chances for admission into colleges and help you get that good good scholarship money.

If you do not know what it is, the ACT is a timed college admission test comprising four sections.
  • English: 75 questions for 45 minutes
  • Math: 60 questions for 60 minutes
  • Reading: 40 questions for 35 minutes
  • Science: 40 questions for 35 minutes
I encourage you to sign up at https://www.act.org and find out more about the test if you have not already. Some of you may qualify for a waiver, and juniors  can take a free test in February on the school campus.

There are many resources to help you prepare for the ACT, and many of them cost way too much money (I personally spent $400 on an unhelpful program and at least $100 more on books). As your fellow students who have taken and retaken the test, Niyah Troup and I want to reach out and share the free resources we found helpful.


In the dropbox are
  • The Red Book: a book that the ACT company published with 5 official tests
  • The Black Book: a book that goes along with the Red Book and explains questions and answers in deeper details
  • The Complete Guide to ACT English by Erica Meltzer: I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to improve their English section score as this helped me went from 27 to 35.
  • The Complete Guide to ACT Reading by Erica Meltzer: I recommend this book and the Black Book for the reading section. They helped me improve from 24 to 35 even though English is not my first language.
  • For The Love of ACT Science by Michael Cerro: I highly recommend that you read through this book to improve your Science scores. I found it very helpful and went from 25 to 36 using it.
Sadly, I do not have any specific book for the math section, but I've read many positive feedbacks about College Panda's Advanced ACT Math and For the Love of ACT Math if you want a book for that section. 

I suggest that you read through the English, Reading, and Science books to increase your scores. Practice tests are also an integral part of achieving a higher score, and you should definitely review what you did wrong after each test. Please take these tests timed since the fast pace is a problem for most students. If you find a full 2 hours and 55 minutes test too long, I'd suggest splitting the test in halves and taking it over 2 days.

I know that these may look like lengthy, tedious tasks, and, truthfully, they are. However, they can help make the difference between getting full rides to in-state schools and rejection letters. Please spend your time during this summer productively and consider utilizing these resources.

I want you all to know that Niyah and I are both here to help you with the ACT and PSAT. Please feel free to email me at <anguyen18@lauderdale.k12.ms.us> and Niyah at <ntroup30@lauderdale.k12.ms.us> for any question or explanation about the tests. If you don't like the formalness of emails, you can also text me at 601-701-1570 (please don't doxx me, I beg you). We will try to get back to you in a timely manner. This process may be intimating, but please know that there is no stupid question. We probably had the same questions that you may have, and we want to offer insights or support that make your journey easier.

I apologize for the long email, and thank you if you made it this far! 

Lastly, I'm going to advertise for the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) and Mississippi School for the Arts (MSA). These are both magnet, residential high schools specialized in their respective fields, and they accept applications from sophomores. If you are interested or know anyone that is interested in arts or STEM, please check out their websites. Niyah and I are both students at MSMS from Southeast, and we want more Southeast students to have the amazing opportunities that we have been given. Please feel free to reach out to either of us for more information about MSMS!

We are holding a Zoom meeting to answer any questions that you may have about the ACT or MSMS. I recommend that you take a practice test beforehand, so we can help you review any mistake.

Topic: ACT Help Meeting
Time: Jun 15, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 827 7032 3275
Password: THICC36

Good luck on your journey to acquire that thicc 36!

p.s. The ACT is a very specific test that measures very specific test taking skills, and it does not reflect your intelligence. It simply quantifies how good you are at taking it. This can easily be improved with practice tests and strategies, so please don't feel bad because of your score.


Anh Mi Nguyen and Niyah Troup
Your senior and grand senior in an alternate universe
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2020 & 2021


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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Fwd: [External Mail] Free. For real, a free class


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)




Good morning All,

We need help passing this amazing opportunity on to the class of 2020.  Will you forward it to your seniors?

We are offering 1 free course to anyone graduating in 2020.  It's that simple. 

All of the details are listed at Meridiancc.edu/freeclass.

If you have questions Kevin Roberts is our point man on this promotion.  Contact him @ krobert7@meridiancc.edu or at 601-581-3550.



Brandon Dewease
Director of Student Engagement | Department of Student Services
Meridian Community College
 
910 Hwy 19 North| Meridian, MS 39307
601.481.1340 | meridiancc.edu | bdewease@meridiancc.edu
 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

MCC Tuition Guarantee

If you are going to MCC, make sure to complete your Tuition Guarantee Form by May 1, 2020 for scholarship purposes!!! This must be done!!!!!! 

All of our scholarship forms, including Tuition Guarantee, can now be completed online at www.meridiancc.edu/scholarships. The deadline to submit scholarship applications has been extended to May 1, 2020.  


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Fwd: [External Mail] Meridian Community College - Senior Social





Good afternoon ladies,

I hope all is well with you and your families during the COVID-19. We would absolutely love if you could encourage your seniors that plan to attend MCC to participate in sending their senior portraits in.

See message below:



ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! Congratulations on all you have achieved and overcome! We want to HONOR you. We know due to COVID-19 that a lot of your senior year events this semester have been canceled. Let us RECOGNIZE YOU! If you are a high school senior and plan on attending Meridian Community College this fall- please complete the form and upload a copy of your senior portrait. We want to spotlight our future EAGLES! 


#FutureEagle #mcceagles #findyourwings #eaglesconnected



Ashley Tanksley
Lead Recruiting Coordinator | Student Services
Meridian Community College
 
 

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Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)

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Fwd: [External Mail] Virtual Workshop Recordings with College Recruiters


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Shannon Grimsley <SGrimsley@get2college.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 2:03 PM
Subject: [External Mail] Virtual Workshop Recordings with College Recruiters
To: Shannon Grimsley <SGrimsley@get2college.org>


Good afternoon!

 

Get2College recently teamed up with recruiters from 4-year colleges and 2-year colleges to host virtual workshops to address situations for seniors in regard to admissions, scholarships, and orientation regarding COVID-19. Get2College also addressed some commonly asked questions in regard to financial aid in response to COVID-19 and the current state of our economy. These workshops were recorded and placed on our YouTube channel. Below are direct links to each recorded workshop. Please feel free to share these links with your students & parents!

 

April 9 – 4-Year Colleges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMghNYpVRpM

 

April 16 – Community Colleges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixct-Xlbwo8

 

As always, thank you for what you do! I hope you stay safe and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

 

 

Shannon Grimsley

Outreach Program Director

MEd, Counseling and College Student Personnel

NCAN Certified Access Advisor

Phone: 601.321.5530

get2college.org

 

**In response to COVID-19, WHEF and Get2College staff members are currently working remotely, in support of social distancing; however, we are fully open for business. Please feel free to contact staff members by phone or email, and we will respond to you in a timely manner. Be sure to visit www.get2college.org regularly for up-to-date information impacting students, families and educators.**

 

Providing best-in-class college planning services to Mississippi families and educators to help students get to college and be successful there.

 

 


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Fwd: [External Mail] MERIDIAN PANHELLENIC INFORMATION FOR COLLEGE BOUND YOUNG WOMEN


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


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From: Meridian Panhellenic <meridianpanhellenic@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 1:26 PM
Subject: [External Mail] MERIDIAN PANHELLENIC INFORMATION FOR COLLEGE BOUND YOUNG WOMEN
To: <meridianpanhellenic@gmail.com>


Dear High School Staff Member,

I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Meridian Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association to ask you to please identify and distribute the attached information to senior women in your school that may be interested in going through the Panhellenic greek recruitment process this fall at their college. This association is comprised of 16 alumnae groups representing the following sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

The Meridian Panhellenic Association usually hosts an informational meeting in the spring but due to social distancing all information will be distributed and collected online. 

Attached is the informational document for young women who may be interested that includes a deadline for response.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Wicker McRae
Meridian Panhellenic Association 2020 President



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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Fwd: [External Mail] College updates for Parents & Students-Zoom Meeting on April 9th with Get2College and 4 Year Colleges in Mississippi


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Shannon Grimsley <SGrimsley@get2college.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 10:08 AM
Subject: [External Mail] College updates for Parents & Students-Zoom Meeting on April 9th with Get2College and 4 Year Colleges in Mississippi
To: Shannon Grimsley <SGrimsley@get2college.org>


Counselors,

 

Attached are graphics for you to use to promote or send to your seniors about their parents about an April 9th Senior/parent Zoom meeting that Get2College is hosting with some of our 4 year college recruiters/admissions offices. 

 

This meeting will be filled with updates from our MS Colleges about decisions that are being made during this COVID 19 challenge and financial aid and state financial aid updates from Get2College.

 

Below my signature line is a mail chimp version that could be emailed out to your email contact list.

 

Get2College will also be advertising on our social media pages.  Feel free to use these however you would like.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions about this.

 

Shannon Grimsley

Outreach Program Director

MEd, Counseling and College Student Personnel

NCAN Certified Access Advisor

Phone: 601.321.5530

get2college.org

 

**In response to COVID-19, WHEF and Get2College staff members are currently working remotely, in support of social distancing; however, we are fully open for business. Please feel free to contact staff members by phone or email, and we will respond to you in a timely manner. Be sure to visit www.get2college.org regularly for up-to-date information impacting students, families and educators.**

 

Providing best-in-class college planning services to Mississippi families and educators to help students get to college and be successful there.

 

 

 

 

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Get2College and admissions representatives from Mississippi's 4-Year public and private colleges will discuss pressing issues related to the college admissions process due to COVID-19. We understand the uncertainty, so we are joining forces to tackle the tough questions. Please join us!

April 9, 2020
3:00PM


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  • Summer school updates
  • Virtual auditions for the band, cheer, choir, dance, etc
  • Virtual tours, info sessions 
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Fwd: [External Mail] Essential MCC Information


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


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From: Dewease, Brandon <bdewease@meridiancc.edu>
Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Subject: [External Mail] Essential MCC Information
To: Shirley Silliaman <ssilliaman@mpsdconnect.org>, Tiffanie Roberts <troberts@mpsdconnect.org>, jsharron@lauderdale.k12.ms.us <jsharron@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>, Sydney Ethridge <sethridge@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>, Susan White <swhite@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>, Allyson Wells <awells@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>, Rachel Westbrook <rwestbrook@lamarschool.com>, jmorphis@russellwarriors.com <jmorphis@russellwarriors.com>, shosey@mposdconnect.org <shosey@mposdconnect.org>, tpatton@mpsdconnect.org <tpatton@mpsdconnect.org>


I was asked a couple of great questions today and wanted to broadcast the answers.  Please pass this along to your students.

We are still here.  We are still working.  We are still an efficient, sensible choice for hundreds of local students to stay the course, #findtheirwings and grow into an impactful member of our community.

  • We are posting EVERYTHING that we know at http://www.meridiancc.edu/mcccoronavirus/ - that's a great place to start if you have questions.  (Or call/email me!)
  • We have a live chat feature now on meridiancc.edu.  Click the icon in the bottom right corner of any page on our site to start an immediate conversation, M-F 8:00 - 4:30.
  • We have extended deadlines for scholarship applications.  May 1 is the guaranteed tuition and MCC Foundation scholarship deadline. See the graphic attached.
  • We have pushed all of our scholarship applications online now! Those are available at: http://www.meridiancc.edu/financialaid/onlinescholarships/
  • We are moving the entire Dual Credit documentation process online also.  I'll share that link when everything is up and running.
I am available and my staff is available to help with individual needs.  We are going to navigate all of this together.  Let me know how we can help, please.

Brandon Dewease
Director of Student Engagement | Department of Student Services
Meridian Community College
 
910 Hwy 19 North| Meridian, MS 39307
601.481.1340 | meridiancc.edu | bdewease@meridiancc.edu
 

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Meridian Community College Tuition Guarantee and other Scholarship Forms

If you have not filled out your Tuition Guarantee form, you must fill it out in order to get free Tuition. Please see the information below. 

All of our scholarship forms, including Tuition Guarantee, can now be completed online at 
www.meridiancc.edu/scholarships. The deadline to submit scholarship applications has been extended to May 1, 2020.  


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)

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Fwd: Scholarships


Sydney Ethridge
SEHS Counselor
2362 Long Creek Rd
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-5501 (Office)
601-483-6347 (Fax)


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Russell Keene <rkeene@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>
Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 4:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Scholarships
To: Sydbo Ethridge <sethridge@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>




-------------------------------------------------
Russell Keene - Principal
Southeast Lauderdale High School
2362 Long Creek Road
Meridian, MS 39301-9319
School 601-483-5501
Office  601-531-4109
www.sehstigers.com




Begin forwarded message:

From: Sandy Reid <sreid@lauderdale.k12.ms.us>
Subject: Scholarships
Date: March 31, 2020 at 8:30:53 AM CDT

Good morning! 
I hope your packet pick up is going well.  I wanted to share this information from MCC.  Please make sure seniors and counselors receive this encouraging news.  Stay well! 

Email response from MCC: 
Hi Sandy,

Thanks for reaching out. We will work with students however we can! 

The Honors College does not have a set application deadline, we accept applications until school starts. 
For students who have completed applications to turn in, students can mail those to:

Meridian Community College
C/O Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College
        Cathy Parker

For students who still need to apply. We are in the process of getting our application set up completely online. We are planning for that to be in place within the next week or so. I will reach back out to you all once it is live. 

Please let the students know that we will work with them however we can. 

Please let me know if you all have any questions. We are here to help!

Thanks,

Deanna

Deanna Smith
Dean | Student Services
Meridian Community College

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