Thursday, October 4, 2012

College Spirit Day / College Assembly

The BHS Guidance Department has been working to ensure our seniors, and their parents, have all the information they need to approach the college search and application process.  The BHS faculty wore their alma mater colors today, to help support students in this process.  Organized by Mrs. Janovitz and the National Honor Society, their hope is that by wearing our college gear or posting something in your classroom indicating where you went to school, students will be prompted to inquire about your experiences, and have the opportunity to help our kids with this process. 


BHS Faculty showing their school pride!


Additionally, NHS organized an assembly today, in an effort to address student questions on the college essay.  Representatives from Suffolk University, Boston University, and UMASS Lowell presented students with information about the college essay process - their expectations for the essay, provided general tips, and answered student questions.  To help guide the discussion and prepare our students, NHS students gave a brief digital questionnaire to seniors, which asked them to indicate what they are most concerned about regarding the college essay.  Teachers also asked their students to prepare specific questions for the admissions representatives today at the assembly.

Senior, NHS member Molly Gilpin introducing college reps.

Some advice from the reps:  your essay a lot of times is your interview with the school so be authentic, represent yourself, feel a connection to your essay, proofread, and write about an issue or topic that you are passionate about.  

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