The Pathfinder Guidance Department is happy to announce that 31 senior acceptances occurred over the past two days through the annual Springfield Technical Community College & Holyoke Community College Decision Day events!
Congratulations to the seniors that participated!
ATTENTION SENIORS PLANNING
TO APPLY TO
HCC and/or STCC
Both schools will be coming to Pathfinder for Decision Days, where admissions counselors will meet with you and make acceptances on the spot!!
STCC is scheduled for
HCC is scheduled for
You can sign up and get applications in guidance!
Applications MUST be submitted to guidance, or online, by
Due to the weather delay on Wednesday, January 18th, the ASVAB has been rescheduled for Monday, January 30th at 7:50 a.m.
We are proud to announce the Pathfinder seniors from
the Class of 2017 who qualified for the prestigious
John & Abigail Adams Scholarship:
The Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for four years
of undergraduate education at Massachusetts state colleges
and universities for students who are accepted!
College reps visiting pathfinder this year!
Springfield Technical Community College (Spfld, MA ~ 2 yr public)
Monday, November 14, @ 9:00
Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA ~ 2 yr public)
Thursday, November 17, @ 9:50
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts/MCLA 9/13 Elms College 9/28 Bay Path University 10/ 11
Wentworth Institute of Technology 10/11 Worcester State University 10/ 12 Western New England University 10/ 14
American International College 10/17 Salem State University 10/ 24 Framingham State University 10/24
Southern Vermont College 10/ 25 UMass Boston 11/ 3
Juniors & seniors sign-up in guidance to attend!
Any senior who is planning to apply directly to a 4 year college, and has not yet taken the SAT, should take the December 3rd exam. This Thursday, November 3rd, is the deadline to register for that test. Students can register directly on the College Board website or stop by Guidance for registration and study information.
Attention Parents! Guardians! Grandparents! Head back to school and join this free hands-on workshop on that allows time for you to try out Google tools. Try out Google classroom, Google Docs, & Google Calendar which our students are using at school. No previous computer skills are necessary! Let’s Google! Registration required.
The Pathfinder Penny Project is an initiative of high school seniors enrolled in the "Holocaust & Human Behavior" class at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, Massachusetts.
According to the most credible sources, it is conservatively estimated that 11 million lives were lost in the Holocaust, including 6 million Jews and as many as 1.5 million children. These numbers are difficult to fathom. The Penny Project has many facets, including the effort to help our students visualize these numbers.
We endeavor to raise and collect 6,000,000 pennies, one cent for each Jewish life lost in the Holocaust. The total value of such a haul of pennies is $60,000; a pretty decent chunk of change. Once our mission is complete and our students are able to see the scale of 6 million pennies, the money raised and collected will be donated to a Holocaust and/or genocide-related charity or non-profit organization, as well as toward funding a student field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
We hope to collect the 6 million pennies as well as countless letters and notes from those of you who are moved or support our project. Share your story, why are you supporting us, and help keep the kids motivated!
If you would like to make a donation to support our students in their Penny Project, you can write out a check to "Pathfinder" and write "Penny Project" on the memo line.
Donations should be sent to:
Penny Project c/o Shaun Moriarty
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School
240 Sykes Street
Palmer, MA 01069
If you have any questions about the Pathfinder Penny Project, “like” us on facebook at facebook.com/PathfinderPennyProject or contact Holocaust & Human Studies teacher Shaun Moriarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families of college bound seniors should plan to complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1st. This year students and parents will use "prior prior" tax information in completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA. This means that tax return info from 2015 will be used on this year's form.
It is suggested that families apply using the online FAFSA form. It is designed to make completing the FAFSA as fast and easy as possible. A FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available to help organize information before beginning the online form. A copy of the worksheet has been attached to this announcement. FYI~the student and parent must each apply for an FSA ID which will serve as their electronic signatures. (If a student/family does not have internet access, a full paper version FAFSA is available in the Guidance Office--please do not mail in just the Web Worksheet.)
Any specific questions regarding a student or parents finances and how it should be reported on a specific FAFSA question should be directed to either a college Financial Aid Office or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4FED-AID.
Quinsigamond Community College
Free College Fair
Saturday, October 8th
Noon - 2pm
Harrington Learning Center (First Floor)
670 West Boylston St, Worcester
** Representatives from 50 colleges will be in attendance! **
(Pathfinder’s Guidance Office has list of colleges attending.)