This page is designed to distribute news, updates and events from the counselor's office at Abernathy High School.
Operating as usual
There are positive vibes all over the school today! Students are placing positive message sticky notes on the lockers! I love this place!
ACT Academy is now available!! Use this new, online learning tool to help you master the skills you need to improve your ACT scores. Better yet, ACT Academy is FREE for all students.
Here's where you can create an account and get started: http://bit.ly/2pwKnDJ
We'll be hosting another free, 75-minute online session on Sunday, March 4 at 4:00pm ET that will cover the most tested topics on the ACT. Don't miss out! The session will be held at onlinepreplive.com
Abernathy HS hosted Dr. Schovanec, Texas Tech University president, and Dr. Satterwhite, South Plains College president today! They spoke to our student body about the importance of pursuing higher education. It was such an honor to have them speak to our students!
Are you looking for ways to prepare for the ACT? Take a look at ACT Online Prep - AOP is an online resource you can use anywhere, anytime and features real questions from previous tests: http://bit.ly/2oDBudv
Another successful college fair is in the books! It was a “spooktacular” day with students from Abernathy, Idalou, Lorenzo and Petersburg visiting with over 25 college and military recruiters! A big thank you goes out to the “bootiful” counselors from the other schools who always support this endeavor by bringing their students to participate! No tricks today....just treats! As one student commented, “it was like trick-or-treating for education”.
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Take advantage of our free, 75-minute session tomorrow, September 20 at 7:00pm ET that will cover the most tested topics on the ACT - http://bit.ly/2hDf7Bx
grownandflown.com The summer before going to college is a time to talk, really truly talk, to your teen about some of the most important things in life.
This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he's wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn't a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage bin. That's the pair that he's wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals.
This is a perfect reminder that you don't have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn't been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, don't let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you'll get over the excuses and get on with living!
Stolen from a gentleman named Harvard F Miller II (I couldn't share from a closed group)
The 2017 Texas FFA Scholarship results are now online! https://goo.gl/U2f4Rh
Senior Walk and fun at Main Event
wsj.com Even as employers look to hire more graduates from the Class of 2017 than the previous year, the current crop of job-seeking seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt and many coveted positions, a survey finds.
It's a good idea to monitor what your teens are watching.
Any AISD middle or high school student interested in becoming a healthcare professional or interested in learning more is invited this Saturday, April 8th to attend the Explore, Engage and Imagine event. For more information and registration, see the flyer below.
Texas Gear Up is an excellent FREE resource for teachers, parents and students in preparing for college!
Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society Memorial Foundation Asthma Scholarship Award
The Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society (TAAIS) Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 TAAIS Memorial Foundation Asthma Scholarship Award. This $1,500.00 one-time award will be granted to up to three qualified and deserving high school seniors in Texas who suffer from asthma. The deadline to apply for the award is March 1, 2017. Please click the following link for more information and to download an application: http://taais.org/2017-taais-memorial-foundation.
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It was a great day at Abernathy HS! We hosted a college fair for our juniors and seniors as well as students from visiting high schools (Anton, Idalou, Lorenzo, New Deal and Petersburg). 30 different colleges, technical schools and military branches were present allowing students to ask questions, view information and receive many free goodies!
On another note...it is also red ribbon week at AHS and today happened to be pajama and/or cap day. I promise our students don't always dress like this!
Abernathy HS will host a College Fair on Tuesday October 25 from 1:00 - 2:30 in the library. Representatives from over 25 schools and military branches will be on hand to visit with students and answer admission questions. All juniors and seniors will attend.
Juniors from Abernathy HS attended the Career Expo today in Lubbock. They listened to a presentation by Road Trip Nation and visited with college, business and military representatives. We have some of the best students around! They are polite, respectful and willing to participate! It's great to be a Lope!!
blog.ed.gov Ah, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your U.S. history paper is due at midnight, and…
Juniors may sign up for the PSAT test this week in the high school office. This is a practice SAT test as well as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship competition. The deadline to sign up is Friday September 23 and there is no cost to the student. The test date is October 19 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Things are in full swing at AHS and it's so good to see all the students and teachers back! Here are some important dates to keep in mind for the fall semester. I will post more detailed information for each event as the time nears.
September 19 - Juniors can sign up for the PSAT test in the office. There is no cost for this test. Test is voluntary.
September 20 - West Texas A&M admissions presentation for all seniors at 2:00
October 4 - ASVAB test for all juniors. There is no cost for this test and it is mandatory for all 11th graders.
October 18 - Juniors will attend the Career Expo at the Lubbock Civic Center.
October 19 - Juniors, who previously signed up, will take the PSAT test.
October 20 - Texas Tech admissions presentation for all seniors at 2:00
October 25 - Juniors and seniors will attend the Abernathy College Fair held in our library.
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www.businessinsider.com We asked dozens of teens about pop culture, politics, their digital lives and habits, the apps they use, and the games they play.
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www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com A big congratulations goes to Alison Daily of Abernathy High School in Abernathy, TX for being recognized as a School Winner in the Wendy's High School Heisman program for their success on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.
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