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Guidance

Announcements

Attention Parents

The Army will be here on Wednesday during lunch time.

Seniors and Junior Graduates: The Senior Awards Night is tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  This is a dress-up affair.  Seniors that did not receive an invitation are still welcome to come and watch.  This is the night that all of the scholarship winners are announced.  If you are receiving a scholarship then you have already come to the Guidance Office to pick up your invitation.  Please sit down near the front of the Auditorium.

AP Exams begin this week: Physics is up first on Tuesday at 12:00 followed by English Literature at 8:00 on Wednesday, Chemistry at 8:00 on Thursday, Computer Science at 12:00 on Friday, and AP Art Portfolios are to be submitted by 8:00 pm est on Friday.  There are three more exams next week.  If you have a 12:00 exam time, eat A lunch and then report to the Bruin Lab.  If you have an 8:00 a.m. start time, the doors to the High School will be unlocked at 7:15 a.m.  Some teachers are providing their students breakfast.  Get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast before testing.  IF, by chance, you do poorly on your AP Exam, it will not affect your admission to college.  A good score helps but a bad score does not hurt you.

Grade 10 ISTEP Exams are finished: Preliminary scores will be released on June 10, 2019.

Academic Awards Program: will be held on Friday, May 17th at the start of school.  If you or your child is getting an academic award you will be notified.  Parents of award winners are welcome to attend.

Summer School:  We are really close to being able to offer a Summer School PE II Class.  We need 15 confirmed students.  We have 12 right now.  The cost is $50.  The course will meet for 20 days beginning on Monday, June 3rd and will end on Friday, June 28th.  The course will run from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  The course will be taught by Mr. Worl.  Transportation will not be provided.

Sign-ups for the extended semester and Indiana Online Academy (IOA) courses continues.  You have until Friday, May 31st to sign up.  We have several students that have signed up with IOA but have not turned in their enrollment form and the $225 tuition payment.  We will not apporve the course through IOA until after we have recieved your enrollment form and tuition payment.  Once again the State of Indiana will be reimbursing us and you for some of the summer school expenses.  It is usually about 70%. 

Clarification on PE Credits: Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, PE is not begin taught in the high school.  Students are required to complete 2 credits of PE in order to graduate from high school.  Elective PE or Advanced PE does not fulfill the State requirements for PE.  Students can earn 2 PE credits through summer school or the Indiana Online Academy.  In addition, students can earn two PE credits by completing two seasons of a sport, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline or Competition Cheerleading.  Recently, Sideline Cheerleading has been added to the list of activities that can be used to earn the two credits of PE.

Final Exams: are just 3 weeks away.  Now is the time to start studying.  Begin by looking over tests and quizzes from the first of the semester.  Spend just 20 minutes each night reviewing.  Next week add 10 minutes to your time and start looking over your notes.  Keep building up your time as we get closer to the exam.  Studying a little bit over a longer period of time is far more effective than trying to cram the night before.

Attention all students and parents: ISTEP+ Retest Exams

Beginning with the Class of 2019, all students must take and pass the English/Language Arts ISTEP and the Mathematics ISTEP Exams.  These two exams became the new Graduation Qualifying Exam.  For students who have not passed these exams yet, the retest is scheduled for December 3-7, 2018.  In addition, all students who have not passed the ISTEP+ Exams will be taking the ASVAB Exam on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  A passing score of 31 on this exam along with a Core40 Diploma and either a Service-Based Learning Experionce or a Work-Based Learning Experience can be used to substitute for a passing ISTEP+ Score.

Attention Juniors and Sophomores

Faculty and staff members from Area 31 Career Center will be at Tri-West High School on the morning of Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  They will meet with students during 3rd period.  This meeting is for students interested in attending classes at Area 31 Career Center next year.

8th Grade Parents

Ms. Spolgaric (A-K) and Mr. Linn (L-Z) will be at Tri-West Middle School on Thursday, November 8, 2018 to present information on selecting courses for the 2019-2020.  We will be in Mrs. Koontz's math classes presenting information on which courses to select and how to select them.  All course selections will be made through the child's Harmony account.  Click on "Course Request" to make your selection.  Ms. Spolgaric (A-K) and and Mr. Linn (L-Z) will return to meet with your child individually on November 26 & 27, 2018 to finalize the course selections.  Course selections can be changed by contacting Ms. Spolgaric (A-K) or Mr. Linn (L-Z).

Parent Meeting for 8th grade parents is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.  The purpose of this meeting is to explain the scheduling process and answer questions about high school courses.

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Homework Help

Rose-Hulman has 100 students that are trained and willing to assist students, free of charge, in math and science homework help in the evenings. Call 1.877.ASK.ROSE (275-7673) from 7 pm - 10 pm Eastern Daylight Time, Sunday through Thursday.

Scholarship Opportunities

See the Scholarship page for updates.

Enrollment Dates for 2019-2020 School Year

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • Area 31 Representatives to meet with interested Sophomores and Juniors, 10:25 a.m. in Auditorium

Enrollment information distributed

  • 11th Grade = 11/5/18
  • 10th Grade = 11/6/18
  • 9th Grade = 11/7/18
  • 8th Grade = 11/8/18

(Course requests are done through the student's Harmony account.  There will not be any paper forms that will go home.  The course description book can be found on our Course Information webpage.)

Individual Counseling Sessions

  • 11th Grade = Beginning November 12 and 13
  • 10th Grade = Beginning November 14 and 15
  • 9th Grade = Beginning November 16 & 19
  • 8th Grade = Beginning November 26 & 27