MMHS Counseling Newsletter October 2020

Ok, is it really October? Counselors are in full swing preparing for Utah College Application Week, Sophomore PCCR's and advisement. Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns you may have.

IMPORTANT: We wanted to make students and parents aware of the drastic changes this year implemented by colleges in the state of Utah, impacting both scholarships and admissions. Many colleges in the state are "Test optional" this year. This means they will not be requiring an ACT score for admissions (BYU, Dixie, Snow College, SUU, University of Utah & USU-check websites for most up to date information). There are also colleges that are "Test optional" for scholarships, meaning they can consider either a student's GPA or ACT for academic scholarships. ( U of U, SUU, Dixie-Check college websites for up to date information)

Reminder: Students who received an Incomplete last year during 4th quarter need to be working with their teachers to get those grades made up. The deadline to make up an Incomplete is December 31st. If you have any questions, talk with your counselor.


Upcoming Events

October 1st- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens. We encourage all seniors attending college to fill out the FAFSA. Visit FAFSA.ed.gov for more information.

Westminster is offering virtual sessions twice daily throughout the month of October to connect with students and answer questions about Westminster’s free application, or any other college application. Students can register for virtual help sessions here.

October 5th- Sterling Scholar applications available to seniors in the Counseling Center. Applications will be due on November 6th to department chairs.

October 6th & 7th- Utah College Application Week. Seniors will be filling out college applications with counselors and college representatives.

October 9th- USU Academic Day in Price. Throughout this event students will connect with faculty and current students, tour campus labs, and learn about student life.

October 14th- BYU Admission Livestream from 7:00pm-8:00pm. We'll give tips on applying and paying for school; announcements about standardized test scores, as well as giving away a bunch of swag.

October 14th- PSAT (Preliminary SAT) administered to Juniors and Sophomores who have registered with the finance office.

October 15th-16th- Fall Break (No School)

October 17th- USU Student Life Day. Go on a tour of campus and find out what sets Utah State apart. When you join us, USU student ambassadors will help you experience campus life and find academic programs that meet your needs. We will spend some time at the USU Ropes Course, have lunch at the Marketplace, and enjoy Aggie Ice Cream.

October 17th- BYU-Idaho Virtual Campus Day. Join hundreds of students from all over the nation for our annual BYU Idaho Campus Day. With campus tours, information sessions, activities throughout the day, and opportunities to engage with our academic departments, BYU-Idaho Campus Day will give you all you need to understand who we are and what we’re all about.

October 22nd- Mental Health Services Awareness Night. A virtual event to connect people with resources.

October 23rd-24th- Red Riot Days at SUU. Red Riot is the perfect chance for you to get a feel for SUU campus, student life, academics, everything! If you want clarity on where to go to college and truly experience campus life before committing, attending a Red Riot is the place for you.

October 29th- UVU Virtual Open House This unique experience will provide you with a plethora of live information about UVU all in one place for one night only. With live access to the admissions team, the scholarship team, the housing team, representatives from every school and college at UVU, and many student organizations, this is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss as a future wolverine!

October 29th- Term 1 Ends

October 30th- Comp Day-No School

November 1st- Sophomore PCCR video information available.

November 2nd- BYU Priority Admission Deadline

November 14th & 21st- MMHS ACT Prep Class. Cost is $50. Sign up in the finance office.

November 18th- Virtual USU Open House Event

Scholarship Information

October 9th- DAR Good Citizen Due A nominated Senior who has demonstrated the qualities of citizenship; specifically dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

October 26th- Horatio Alger Due. Senior who demonstrates financial need, displays integrity and perseverance in the face of adversity, 2.0 minimum GPA.

October 31st- Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. For grades 9-12. Theme: "Is this the Country that Founder's Envisioned?"

November 2nd- HOBY (Hugh Obrien Youth Leadership Conference. MMHS can nominate a sophomore student to attend the HOBY youth leadership conference. It is a good opportunity to learn new leadership skills and meet students from around the state. Conference may be virtual this year.


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