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Plan life after graduation at Post-HS Planning Night, Wed., April 24

on April 9, 2019

Diploma cover with district name imprinted laying on grass, flowers.This is an exciting and challenging time in the life of high school seniors. Making post-graduate decisions and plans can be confusing and stressful.

But with the help of parents and guidance counselors, the search for colleges, employment , and other or other options can be very rewarding.

There is a wealth of information and resources available to students and parents. The Post-High School Planning Night is yet another opportunity to explore them and to ask the questions you still have.

Join us 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in the High School Auditorium. You can preregister for Planning Night by filling out  the online registration form.

Program schedule

  • 6 p.m. Welcome/Overview
  • 6:20-6:50 p.m. Workshop Session I
  • 6:55-7:25 p.m. Workshop Session II
  • 7:30-8 p.m.Transcript Panel Review

Workshops: Session I and II

Common Application/College Visit Process
Presenter(s): Olivia Druckrey, Sacred Heart University
How to navigate and utilize common app. Find out more information about prepare for college visits and how to make the most of college visits.

Four-year SUNY’s/ SUNY application process/ General requirements
Presenter: Paige Olscamp, SUNY New Paltz, Asst. Dir. of Admissions
Find out more information about the four-year SUNY schools and the application process.

NCAA Eligibility Process
Presenter(s): Greg Sirico, Warwick Valley CSD Athletic Director
Mary Fox, Warwick Valley High School Guidance Director
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. Find out more information about the NCAA Eligibility Process.

Options for Students with Disabilities
Presenters: Colleen Long, Senior VR Counselor, ACCES-VR, Karen Moody, OPWDD
Transitioning services for students with disabilities. Post-secondary education and employment options. Eligibility options and overview of services provided by ACCES-VR and OPWDD.

Naviance
Presenters: High School counselors
Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals. Learn to navigate and utilize Naviance.

Session I, only

Two-year SUNY’s: A great start & 4 year school transfer options
Presenter: Maynard Schmidt, SUNY Orange
Find out more information about two year SUNY schools, and four-year transfer options to SUNY schools. Learn about the SUNY to SUNY advantage, and how to plan you courses for the first two years to maximize credit acceptance at  your transfer college

Session II, only

Non-Traditional Paths for Students After Graduation
Presenter: Annette Calderon, HS Public Relations Rep, Lincoln Tech
Learn more about non-traditional paths for students after graduation. Including but not limited to employment and career and technical education.

Meet Your Counselors

Mary Fox, Director of Counseling
mfox@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9: U-Z; Gr. 10:U-Z; Gr. 11:U-Z; Gr. 12:U-Z
845-987-3050, Ext. 12601

Colleen Amideneau
camideneau@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9: Mim-Riz; Gr. 10:McC-Q; Gr. 11:McC-Q; Gr. 12:McC-Q

Michael Careccia
mcareccia@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9:A-Day; Gr. 10:A-Day; Gr. 11:A-Day; Gr. 12:A-Day

Rebecca Ranghelli
rranghelli@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9:Rj-T; Gr. 10:R-T; Gr. 11:R-T; Gr. 12:R-T

Julie Sekelsky
jsekelsky@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9:K-Mil; Gr. 10:Hay-McB; Gr. 11:Hay-McB; Gr. 12:Hay-McB

Serena Sze
ssze@wvcsd.org
Gr. 9: Daz-J; Gr. 10: Daz-Har; Gr. 11: Daz-Har; Gr. 12:Daz-Har

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives — choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle

 

 

 

 

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