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University Visits, Community Service, Première Planning, etc.
In this post:
- University Visit: Florida Institute of Technology - February 6
- University of Edinburgh - Information Session - March 5
- Follow-up from Morning Meeting on Community Service
- Premières: Planning for College
- Reminder: Test Prep Course - Registration Open
- Terminales: Second Trimester Grades
- Summer Volunteer Program Opportunity
University Visit: Florida Institute of Technology - February 6
A representative from FIT will visit Rochambeau. Students are invited to come meet with her to learn about the institution.
Date: Monday, February 6
Location: Administration Building, La Grande Salle de Reunion (room 212, upstairs)
University of Edinburgh - Information Session - March 5
Enjoy an introduction to the University and city of Edinburgh, and information on academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas, and the student experience. You’ll also hear from alumni and have the opportunity to ask questions. All prospective students are welcome, although these sessions are specifically designed for current applicants and offer-holders.
Date: Sunday, March 5
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Location: National Cathedral School, Hearst Auditorium, 3612 Woodley Road NW,
Washington, DC 20016
Follow-up from Morning Meeting on Community Service
Thank you to the parents who joined the January 25 meeting on community service and extracurricular activities. Summary from the meeting.
Premières: Planning for College
Are you considering applying to US colleges in the fall? Most US universities require students to submit scores from either SAT or ACT, and sometimes SAT Subject Tests. The Standardized Test Information document includes a calendar of suggested testing dates.
Première students and families who have not yet met with me are encouraged to schedule an appointment to discuss a personalized college plan. Also see the timeline for current premières of items they should be thinking about starting in the spring.
Reminder: Test Prep Course - Registration Open
Introduction to Standardized Test Mathematics, Vocabulary, and Grammar
Who: Students in troisième and seconde
What: Four-week course introducing students to American-style standardized tests, taught by an instructor from PrepMatters
Where: In the lycée on the Forest Road campus
Dates: Mondays, March 6 to March 27
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
- Teaches test-taking skills appropriate to the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
- Emphasizes English and math vocabulary, formulae and problem types, P/SAT vocabulary, and standardized test grammar
- Test-taking strategies include math methods, strategies for multiple choice and short passages, and time management
Submit the registration form. We must have 15 registered students in order for PrepMatters to hold the course.
Terminales: Second Trimester Grades
As noted in the last newsletters, mid-year reports and transcripts have already been sent to US universities. That transcript includes your first-trimester grades and is usually sufficient. However, some universities may ask for second-trimester grades, too--particularly if you have been deferred from the early applicant pool, or if your grades are not as high as the university would like to see. If any of your institutions specifically contact you to request second trimester grades, you must let Mme. Bessaha and/or Ms. Parliman know.
Summer Volunteer Program Opportunity
The WAMU 88.5 Summer of Service volunteer program gives rising or graduating terminales the unique opportunity to work behind the scenes with WAMU staff in the fast-paced and exciting world of public radio. Participants will gain job skills and increase their knowledge of public broadcasting. Two openings are available for Digital Media Producer, producing multimedia stories. This is a great opportunity for students interested in broadcasting or journalism.
Program runs June 23 to August 5, with four days of service per week, 20 hours per week total.
Application deadline: March 31
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