Current news from the Career Center

10/12/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Please plan to attend…THIS WEEKEND!

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools. 

Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies. 

Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Oct. 15: Randolph-Macon College (9:45), Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University (11:21), Christopher Newport University (12:51), University of Chicago (1:30) and Emory & Henry College (2:15).

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Rochester Institute of Technology (8:30), Stony Brook University (9:00), Longwood University (10:45), Bowling Green State University (11:21), James Madison University (1:30) & The University of Alabama (2:15).

Thursday, Oct. 18: Albright College (9:45), Drexel University (11:21), Dartmouth College (12:51), Tufts University (1:30), and Case Western Reserve University (2:15).

Friday, Oct. 19: Davis & Elkins College (9:00), College of William & Mary (9:45), Baylor University (11:21), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (12:51), Marymount University (1:30), and Hollins University (2:15).

Monday, Oct. 22: Johns Hopkins University (9:45), Virginia State University (1:30) & Shenandoah University (2:15). 

 

Full Sail University Mobile Experience

Full Sail University will bring a truck to the front of the school on Oct. 17th and 18th from 8:30-2:30 pm to provide students with a hands-on, interactive experience.  Areas of study for Full Sail University include Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports and Web & Technology.

FHS students can visit Oct. 17th during  3rd period from 10:00-10:30 am or 10:30-11 am; 7th period from 2:00-2:30 pm and Oct. 18th during 2nd period from 9:00-9:30 am; and 8th period from 2:00-2:30 pm.  If interested in attending, FHS Students need to sign up on Naviance Student - under College Visits to get a pass and ask their teacher’s permission to be excused 24 hours in advance of the visit. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Belmont University - DC On The Road

Monday, October 15

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, 3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Meet your DC admissions representative, as well as other interested students from your area. During the information session, you will receive an overview of the university and its many offerings, instructions for the application process, as well as information about financial aid and scholarships. Please register at: 

https://admissions.ec.belmont.edu/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=8dcf5a01-4bbb-e811-81d5-127e19ab5480

 

Virginia Tech’s My Coalition Tour

This is for students and families who would like an introduction to the Coalition platform, Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate admission application.  The interactive sessions will also include:

  • Guidance on completing the FAFSA
  • An introduction to the RaiseMe micro-scholarship that allows student to earn college dollars during high school
  • BONUS:  Admission representatives from Virginia Tech, the College of William & Mary, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia

Tour Dates include:

Oct. 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164

and

Oct. 15 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

For more information and to register, go to:  https://vt.edu/admissions/mycoalition-tour.html

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for you/your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

Southern Methodist University Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Georgetown Prep School, 10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD 20852

Learn more about SMU, located near Dallas, TX.  You will hear from admissions counselors about the admissions process, financial aid, and meet other prospective students.  Register at:  https://admission.smu.edu/register/?id=da55c6f5-62ff-4efc-8a95-5933c8841a4b

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Day

Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 12:00-3:00 pm

District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC

This is an ideal event for students who are interested in attending SAIC and would like to meet SAIC faculty and admissions counselors.  Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios, artwork, sketchbooks, zines, or digital media for an extended discussion with admission counselors and SAIC faculty about preparing their portfolios for admission and merit scholarship consideration.  Registration is required:  http://www.saic.edu/admissions/ug/events/admissionsevents/

 

Radford University Reception for Prospective Students and Families

Sunday, Nov. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

We’ll talk about our close campus community, more than 70 academic majors, and opportunities to get involved on campus, as well as how to apply for admission and financial aid.  Register at:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit/fall-receptions.html

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Omega Chapter’s Sixth Annual College Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:00 – 4:00 pm

Paul Public Charter School, 5800 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Free event and advanced registration is requested: https://xo2018collegefair.eventbrite.com

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinic

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Justice High School, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, October 20 @ South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

George Mason University School of Art Open House (Drawing, Graphic Design, New Media Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – 1 pm

Parents and 9-12 grade students are welcome.  Current Student Panel Discussion: 10 -11 am, Portfolio Reviews 11 am – 1 pm (for those who want to participate) and Student Run Tour of the Art and Design Building 10 am – 1 pm.

Interested students can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmu-school-of-art-fall-open-house-event-tickets-50243288027?aff=ebdssbeac  For questions, contact 703-993-8898, or avt@gmu.edu.

 

Virginia Tech’s “A Day in the Life of a Physics Major”

October 15, November 9, or November 12

You will attend an information session about the application process, sit in on a class with physics majors, meet with our department chair, have lunch with a group of physics majors, tour teaching and research labs and tour campus. Register at: http://www.phys.vt.edu/Undergraduate/ProspectiveUndergraduates/ADayInTheLifeOfAPhysicsMajor.html

 

Richard Bland College of William & Mary Fall Open House

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about the more than 40 guaranteed transfer pathways to selective four-year colleges, tour campus and residence halls, meet with faculty/students, and learn about financial aid. Please register at: http://richardblandcollege.formstack.com/forms/open_house_registration

 

VCU Arts Open House & National Portfolio Day

Saturday, Oct. 27

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Information Sessions + Tours, Friday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Community Pools is recruiting students for Lifeguard Positions in the Summer!

Minimum qualifications:  Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating freestyle and breaststroke; Retrieve a 10 pound brick from an 8 foot wall and swim back with it on your chest; Tread water without hands for 2 minutes and be at least 15 years old.  To schedule an interview, call 1-800-966-2500 or go online to:  https://communitypools.com/

 

Target Fair Lakes Seasonal Hiring Event

October 12-14, 10 am – 6 pm

Learn more about the positons available at: www.targetseasonaljobs.com

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 25 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the November 3 SAT is Oct. 24.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Oct. 14.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

ASVAB (Career Exploration Program) Test Offered at Fairfax HS:

Not sure what to do after high school?  Then take the ASVAB test!  The ASVAB Test can give anyone career information to match your interests, skills and abilities.  Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can take the ASVAB on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 am in the Multipurpose Room.  You must sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Uhi7LjoRGExMaTgn2. To learn more about the ASVAB, see: https://www.asvabprogram.com/

Contact Mr. Phillips, School Counselor, for questions: slphillips1@fcps.edu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Merritt Academy Fall Festival

October 12, 3:30-6:30 pm

Volunteers needed to help man tables.  If interested, contact:  Erica Blubaugh at ericab@merrittacademy.org

 

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of these nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair

To learn more about career opportunities in Fire and Rescue, Police, Sheriff, and 9-1-1 Communications within Fairfax County, please attend:

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

United States Park Police Explorer Post 1791 Open House

Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

United States Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility, 1901 Anacostia Dr., SE, Washington, DC 20020

For more information on the program, see: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/uspp/explorers.htm

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:

Virginia Tire & Auto’s six week paid internship program is centered on learning about the entire auto repair business, from inspecting and repairing vehicles, to customer relationships, ordering parts and managing workflow. You will have a chance to hone your automotive skills, as well as gain new ones, while working on a wide range of vehicles with our experienced general service staff. You will also spend time in our service department and on our sales counter gaining valuable expe­rience working directly with customers. Our hope is that upon completion of the internship program, you will have a complete understanding of how the auto repair industry works and the different career opportunities it has to offer.

We are honored to be an educational partner with our local schools and are excited to be launching our sixth paid internship session in October 2018. If you are interested in applying to the Virginia Tire & Auto Internship Program, please be aware of the following:

  • Interns will work 5-15 hours per week
  • Inclusion in the program is contingent on passing a drug test
  • It is strongly encouraged that the intern has a valid driver’s license (required for full/part time Virginia Tire & Auto employment)
  • Interns are not permitted to drive customer’s vehicles
  • All interns must wear proper safety equipment: black slip resistant shoes and the provided safety glasses
  • This is a paid internship and many of our interns are offered and go on to accept regular part time positions after successfully completing the internship program.

Deadline to apply is October 19. Apply at:  https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MSS1000/JobBoard/35aa80dc-fc8f-7d72-3c70-f696e78d1360/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3dec1b70-9e89-40dd-a80b-d3c2fd01dc2d

For questions, contactChristian Ianni, cianni@vatire.com or cell: 703-999-1429 or work: 571-282-2923.

 

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program

This is a highly selective program with only one or two students from each County High School accepted into the program.  Must be a junior to be eligible to apply.  Preparing today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s community leaders:

  • $1,000 payment for a summer INTERNSHIP in a Fairfax County Government agency or office
  • Exciting opportunity to work with community leaders
  • Leadership training and recognition
  • Opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School

For more information, visit:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

Application due November 6.  Apply at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcylp/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Moving On To Life in the Community

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities ~ All Ages Welcome!

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents! Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This Resource Fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

 

Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 Burke Lake Road - Entrance 14 or 15 Burke, Virginia 22015

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Registration (participants and vendors)

6:45pm - 7:15pm - Overview Presentation (Little Theater)

7:15pm - 8:45pm - Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccCrLzbxf2W8G4uYeF7iVTV8GB1X-dvwFyYeWExEmBWKEHXw/viewform?utm_name

Register by phone: Parent Resource Center (703) 204-3941

 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Want to Volunteer in Ecuador Summer 2019?!

Students will venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rainforest on a 9-day teacher-led FCPS trip! They will be immersed in culture and put their hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice! Be a part of building lasting solutions that help elevate and empower a local community in need, while earning 15 FCPS approved service hours! For more information and to register for the trip visit: eftours.com/2134080AX 

Join us for a Student and Parent meeting: Justice High School, Thursday, October 18th 6:00 pm in Room E96

 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth to Study Language Abroad (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a Department of State program that provides merit scholarships to high school students to learn less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish) in summer immersion programs.  The deadline to apply is October 30.  For complete details, see: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

 

National Security Agency (NSA) Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

For high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering.  Must be a US Citizen, Minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT, preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership abilities.  Deadline is Oct. 31.  For complete details, see:  https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

10/2/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Please plan to attend…

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools. 

Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies. 

Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2:  Shepherd University (1:30) & University of Mary Washington (2:15)

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Radford University (8:30), University of Louisville(9:00), Kent State University (1:30) & Marymount Manhattan College (2:15)

Thursday, Oct. 4:  University of Missouri (10:30)

Friday, Oct. 5: University of Delaware (11:21)

Tuesday, Oct. 9:  UVA at Wise (8:30), Randolph College (9:00), University of South Carolina (9:45), Vanderbilt University (1:30) & Colorado State University (2:15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Chicago Information Session

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM

West Potomac High School – Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Learn about the college admissions process, essay writing, recommendations, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, extracurricular activities, and campus life.

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Virginia Tech’s My Coalition Tour

This is for students and families who would like an introduction to the Coalition platform, Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate admission application.  The interactive sessions will also include:

  • Guidance on completing the FAFSA
  • An introduction to the RaiseMe micro-scholarship that allows student to earn college dollars during high school
  • BONUS:  Admission representatives from Virginia Tech, the College of William & Mary, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia

Tour Dates include:

Oct. 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164

and

Oct. 15 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

For more information and to register, go to:  https://vt.edu/admissions/mycoalition-tour.html

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FINANCIAL AID & FAFSA EVENTS:

Free FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinic

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Justice High School, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044

Receive individual help filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

For seniors from any high school who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2019. 

Must bring a parent and required documents in order to complete the FAFSA: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/required-documents/

Register at:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/events/2018-10/

 

College Access Fairfax in partnership with FCPS Invites you to: 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education

Saturday, October 20 @ South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191

9:00-10:30: FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30:  CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00: Scholarship 101

10:00-2:00: FAFSA Completion

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Registration is required for each event. 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

George Mason University Computer Game Design Open House

October 6 @ 10 am – 12 pm

Art & Design Building, Room 1018

Please contact Mary Bean (mbean3@gmu.edu or 703-993-5734 to reserve your space.  Space may be limited due to high demand.  For more information, see:  https://game.gmu.edu/

 

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events on campus:

Design + Make: The Art of Spoon, Monday, Oct. 8: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/design-and-make-the-art-of-the-spoon-october-8

Information Sessions + Tours, Friday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Nov. 16:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-18

 

National Portfolio Day @ The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University

Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see:  https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

AutoBell Car Wash is Hiring – 45655 Shepard Drive, Sterling, VA

Team Members are responsible for ensuring excellent customer experience by performing necessary job duties, including but not limited to: cleaning the interior and exterior of vehicles by following the Auto bell procedure.  Must be 16 years old, must have a valid driver’s license, able to work with others, ability to pass a drug screening, and adhere to uniform policy.  Benefits:  Flexible hours, daily cash tips, no night work, free car washes, training, and scholarships.  Apply online at:  autobell.com/shineteam

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 11 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the November 3 SAT is Oct. 5.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Oct. 14.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

ASVAB (Career Exploration Program) Test Offered at Fairfax HS:

Not sure what to do after high school?  Then take the ASVAB test!  The ASVAB Test can give anyone career information to match your interests, skills and abilities.  Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can take the ASVAB on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 am in the Multipurpose Room.  You must sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Uhi7LjoRGExMaTgn2. To learn more about the ASVAB, see: https://www.asvabprogram.com/

Contact Mr. Phillips, School Counselor, for questions: slphillips1@fcps.edu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer/Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of these nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

So you want to be an architect?

University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting an event in Washington DC:

Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 10 am -12 pm

Studio 27 Architecture, 1600 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

For high school sophomores and juniors curious about the field of architecture and design.  For more information and to register, see: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/so-you-want-to-be-an-architect-dc

 

Fairfax County Public Safety Career Fair

To learn more about career opportunities in Fire and Rescue, Police, Sheriff, and 9-1-1 Communications within Fairfax County, please attend:

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

United States Park Police Explorer Post 1791 Open House

Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

United States Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility, 1901 Anacostia Dr., SE, Washington, DC 20020

For more information on the program, see: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/uspp/explorers.htm

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Moving On To Life in the Community

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities ~ All Ages Welcome!

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents! Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This Resource Fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

 

Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 Burke Lake Road - Entrance 14 or 15 Burke, Virginia 22015

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Registration (participants and vendors)

6:45pm - 7:15pm - Overview Presentation (Little Theater)

7:15pm - 8:45pm - Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccCrLzbxf2W8G4uYeF7iVTV8GB1X-dvwFyYeWExEmBWKEHXw/viewform?utm_name

Register by phone: Parent Resource Center (703) 204-3941

 

 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018 - May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.  

 

University of Richmond MOVE Multi-cultural Overnight Visit Experience (Nov. 11-12)

MOVE is an overnight program for underrepresented and underserved students in their senior year in high school.  MOVE is designed to introduce you and your family to Richmond through a variety of perspectives on student life.  Faculty, staff, and student panelists, along with multicultural affairs professionals and Richmond alumni, will share their experiences.  The Self-Nomination Form is available here: https://connect.richmond.edu/register/MOVE2018InterestForm

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

National Security Language Initiative for Youth to Study Language Abroad (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a Department of State program that provides merit scholarships to high school students to learn less commonly taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish) in summer immersion programs.  The deadline to apply is October 30.  For complete details, see: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

 

National Security Agency (NSA) Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

For high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering.  Must be a US Citizen, Minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT, preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership abilities.  Deadline is Oct. 31.  For complete details, see:  https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/21/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Chantilly and Fairfax High School Present:

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

NOTE LOCATION:  Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Guest Speaker:  Chad Spencer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Davidson College

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college!

Presentation Topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s College Scholarship Service)
  • Need-based & Merit-based Aids
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Korean & Spanish Interpretation will be available.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu.

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Sept. 24:  Mount St. Mary’s University (1:30) & Old Dominion University (2:15)

Tuesday, Sept. 25 :  University of Tennessee (9:00), Rider University (9:45), University of Dallas (1:30), & St. Bonaventure University (2:15)

Wednesday, Sept. 26 : Eckerd College (9:00), Binghamton University (9:45) & University of Pittsburgh (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 27:  Brown University (11:00), Georgia Tech (11:45), New York University (12:51) & Butler University (1:30) & Shenandoah University (2:15)

Friday, Sept. 28:  University of Lynchburg (9:00), Colgate University (9:45), Washington College (1:30) & Northwestern University (2:15)

Monday, Oct. 1:  Penn State (9:00), Winthrop University (9:45) & Georgetown University (1:30)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Anne DeLuca, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Recruitment at Harvard; Alex Bustin, Associate Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA; Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Yale discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, and financial aid.  Please bring friends and family.  To register:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, Dc 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

William & Mary’s Autumn Blast

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A day long program to get an inside look into the admission process and experience our dynamic and diverse community.  For community-engaged and academically driven juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds.  To register, go to:  https://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/how-to-apply/freshmanapplicants/multiculturalstudents/admissionprograms/autumnblast/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Oriental Sports Academy (www.osamartialartsfederation.com) is looking for responsible, caring individuals with good character for OSA’s Before and After School programs. Non certified teachers or assistants are welcome to apply.

When:  Monday-Friday

Time:  Morning Shift – 6:00-9:00 am, Afternoon Shift – 3:00-7:00 pm

Base Salary: $10/hour

If you are a certified tutor, we will allow you the opportunity to make additional income by tutoring existing program students.

Further commission-based opportunities will be given on bringing in more business.  Potential is up to $20/hour.

Three locations available:  Burke, Fairfax City, and Manassas

Email resume to:  inquiry.osafederation@gmail.com

 

Dryclean 175 at 11226 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

We are looking for part time cashiers (CSR, Customer Service Representative) to work 2 or 3 evenings a week from 4 -4:30 to 8pm. This should leave them sufficient time for homework and study. The minimum age is 16 years old.  If interested, contact Anna at 703-899-8402 or come to apply in person.

 

Party City #107 (10700 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)  is Hiring

Looking for part-time employees to work evenings and weekends.  If interested, applications are available in the Jobs Book in the Career Center (under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board) and can be dropped off at the store.  Minimum age is 16. 

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 26.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of three nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Interested in Joining the Fairfax County Police Department’s Explorers Program?  The Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Post 1742 is a youth run program open to young people ages 14 to 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in law enforcement.  The next opportunity to join will be on Monday September 24, 2018 at Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy - 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. Optional Informal Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30 PM. Formal Presentation begins at 7 PM. No Need to RSVP.   No paperwork needed to attend. For more information on the program, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program (November 17)

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.

 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 11-12, 2018)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation costs of participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018- May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.  

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/14/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, I hope your school year is off to a great start!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

Chantilly and Fairfax High School Present:

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

NOTE LOCATION:  Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Guest Speaker:  Chad Spencer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Davidson College

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college!

Presentation Topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s College Scholarship Service)
  • Need-based & Merit-based Aids
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Korean & Spanish Interpretation will be available.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or MHKim@fcps.edu.

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Sept. 17:  Richard Bland College (9:00 am), University of Maryland (1:30), & University of Virginia (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 20:  Hofstra University (9:45), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (11:21), Baldwin Wallace University (1:30), & Winthrop University (2:15)

Friday, Sept. 21: Bucknell University (9:00) & Ferrum College (2:15)

Monday, Sept. 24:  Mount St. Mary’s University (1:30) & Old Dominion University (2:15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

“Ask Stanford Students Anything: Getting Into Highly Competitive Colleges” Information Session:

Monday, September 17 @ 10:15-11:15 (Lion Time)

Talk to Alex, Sushil, and Pranav, a couple of current students at Stanford University. They’ve gotten into schools like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton (Dual Programs M&T and LSM Vagelos), Columbia, CalTech, Duke+ together. They’ll be breaking down common misconceptions surrounding the college admissions process and what they think is essential to standing out. You’ll be able to ask them any questions or concerns that you might have about high school, college admissions, or college life in general!

Sign up on Naviance Student, college visits to get a pass.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Boston University Reception for HS Juniors and Seniors

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 1:00 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Families should arrive approx. 30 minutes prior to the event to allow time to Check-In. Students must register here:  https://bostonu.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1M46000001Fc4ZEAS

 

Discover Duke University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6 pm-8 pm

West Potomac HS - Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Students and parents are invited to “Discover Duke University” event hosted at West Potomac High School.  Duke University admissions officers and alumni will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs and much more. You must register for the event: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke?id=d24d9159-a200-4304-b844-57c018a74174

 

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Anne DeLuca, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Recruitment at Harvard; Alex Bustin, Associate Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA; Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Yale discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, and financial aid.  Please bring friends and family.  To register:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

Discover Villanova

Thursday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, Hanley Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Spend an evening learning about Villanova, an Augustinian Catholic University, in suburban Philadelphia. 

To register:  https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/visit/discovervillanova.html

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Who Gets In and Why

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, Dc 2005

Please join Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Sayaka Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions, and  Virginia Hart, Admissions Counselor from Tufts University for a look inside a selective college admission process.  Insight into how and why admission decisions are made will be revealed during this interactive workshop.  The event is free and open to students and parents. Sign up here:  https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=24860bb7-f9c5-42eb-99dd-bb884f8f75d1

 

Colleges That Change Lives Panel

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

McLean High School

Most of us know twenty or thirty "Big Name" colleges, but did you know that there are over 4,000 four-year institutions in the United States? One of these other colleges might be the perfect fit for your child! On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 - 8:30 PM, McLean Student Services will host admissions representatives from six Colleges That Change Lives in McLean High School’s auditorium. This organization supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. They will provide a panel discussion on how to find the right college for your child within a vast array of schools.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA

Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives there to provide information about their schools.  For more information, contact:  Barry Dysart, Catholic College Fair Coordinator, at bdysart@cox.net, 703-850-0390. 

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:

University of Virginia’s Fall Blast Open House for Hispanic and Latinx Students and Families

Friday, September 28 @ 8 am

To register, go to:  https://apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/register/fallblast18.  Registration closes Friday, Sept. 21.

 

University of Virginia’s Fall Fling Open House for African-American Students and Families

Saturday, September 29 @ 8 am

To register, go to:  https://apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/register/fallfling18.  Registration closes Saturday, Sept. 22.

 

VCU Arts Open Houses

Saturday, Oct. 6 & Saturday, Oct. 27 (also a National Portfolio Day)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, VA, invites you to visit campus, tour facilities, have a portfolio review and meet students and faculty.  Audition Prep Workshops.  RSVP at:  https://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-campus/

 

William & Mary’s Autumn Blast

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A day long program to get an inside look into the admission process and experience our dynamic and diverse community.  For community-engaged and academically driven juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds.  To register, go to:  https://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/how-to-apply/freshmanapplicants/multiculturalstudents/admissionprograms/autumnblast/

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Dryclean 175 at 11226 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

We are looking for part time cashiers (CSR, Customer Service Representative) to work 2 or 3 evenings a week from 4 -4:30 to 8pm. This should leave them sufficient time for homework and study. The minimum age is 16 years old.  If interested, contact Anna at 703-899-8402 or come to apply in person.

 

Party City #107 (10700 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)  is Hiring

Looking for part-time employees to work evenings and weekends.  If interested, applications are available in the Jobs Book in the Career Center (under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board) and can be dropped off at the store.  Minimum age is 16. 

 

Hiring Student Music Instructors:  We are looking to hire musicians to teach our elementary aged clients. We currently have a huge need for instructors in Fairfax. Below are more details:

  1. Pay of $25 - $30 an hour
  2. All lesson take place in our clients homes. Instructors are built routes between 5 – 10 miles from their home.
  3. Part time positions available with flexible scheduling options.
  4. Easy to schedule around school, sports and other scheduling needs.
  5. Current openings in: Fairfax

It really is an awesome position! Please have an interested applicant fill out the short application at: https://kwala.typeform.com/to/aIKfPu or email us at office@kwalamusic.net

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 26.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

WHAT: Fairfax Lions Club food sales fundraiser at the Fairfax Fall Festival 

WHERE: downtown Fairfax City 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th 

The event will consist of a food booth (tent and tables) selling all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwurst, chips, sodas, and water. Students would assist in food preparation ('bun stuffing,' but no cooking) and/or food/soda/water sales (students would be handling money). 

Students can work: all day 9:00am-5:00pm (8 hours) OR 1st shift 9:00am-1:15pm (4+ hours) OR 2nd shift 12:45-5:00pm (4+ hours) 

If you'd like to participate, please reply to Cory Green, Fairfax Lions Club, fhlc.fall.fest@live.com, cell/text 703-740-7778 with: Name, E-mail, Cell/text so that we can send advance and last-minute info (maps, exact location, weather, etc.). 

Students/parents/faculty PLEASE NOTE: 

1. PORK. We will be handling/selling bratwurst sausages that contain pork. At the very least, volunteers would need to be willing to pass to customers buns/bratwurst already wrapped in tin foil, and be willing to participate in an event at which pork is being sold. 

2. ALCOHOL. Fairfax Lions Club will also be selling beer from a separate, but nearby, tent/table. Students would NOT be involved in any way with the beer sales, which, again, will be at a separate, but nearby, tent/table. 

3. NO RAIN DATE. Just Saturday, October 13th. 

Funds raised will go to support charitable activities of Fairfax Lions Club and Lions Club International. 

Food and soda/water from our booth will be free to student/other volunteers. 

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school?  Attend one of three nights to find out how you can volunteer!

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 7-8 pm, Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ 7-8 pm, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly

Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7-8 pm, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Register in advance at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you enjoy working with children?  Are you at least 15 years old?  KEEN Greater DC is a volunteer-led organization with a mission to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-on-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.  KEEN Volunteers are needed at Kilmer Center School on the First and Third Sunday of the month.  Zumba Time: 2:00-3:00 pm, Sports Time: 2:45-4:30 pm.  If interested, please email Sophia at keengrdc.sophia@gmail.com. For more info, visit: http://www.keengreaterdc.org/

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

Bridging the Dream Scholarship ($25,000)

Are you a junior or senior that:

  • Works hard and inspires others?
  • Has an interesting story to tell;
  • Is gifted or skilled in some way; and
  • May come up financially short of fulfilling your dreams?

If this sounds like you and you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please submit the FHS Self-Nomination form (attached or found on Naviance Student, Scholarship List) AND a one-page essay on “your story” to Ms. Kim in the Career Center by Thursday, September 20. For more information on this scholarship, see:

https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream/

 

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Interested in Joining the Fairfax County Police Department’s Explorers Program?  The Fairfax County Police Department Explorer Post 1742 is a youth run program open to young people ages 14 to 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in law enforcement.  The next opportunity to join will be on Monday September 24, 2018 at Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy - 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. Optional Informal Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30 PM. Formal Presentation begins at 7 PM. No Need to RSVP.   No paperwork needed to attend. For more information on the program, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/explorers

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Lehigh University/Diversity Achievers Program (DAP) - Sunday, October 21 – Monday, October 22

DAP is designed for students who believe a culturally-based program is the ideal way to learn at Lehigh. Travel, housing, and meals are all provided for the selected participants. The students will be immersed in the life at Lehigh, learn about support services, enjoy dinner and a fun event at a local attraction, and stay with a current Lehigh student in a residence hall. Application (DAP application, transcript, SAT/ACT results, short essay) is due by Monday, September 17. For more information and the application, see:  https://www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/dap

 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 11-12, 2018)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation costs of participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 18-19, 2018 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 2, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 25-26, 2018 with an application deadline of October 9 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 4. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2018- May 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  Applications are available in the Career Center, or ask Ms. Kim to forward you the application: MHKim@fcps.edu.  The application deadline is October 5.   

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

9/5/2018

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, I hope your school year is off to a great start!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

REMINDER:  Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 6.  Senior Parent Night starts at 5:15 pm and Back to School Night starts at 6:30 pm.    

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

Each Fall over 80 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in their Naviance Student (formerly called Family Connection) account and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation page to serve as your pass.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

The College Visits start on next week! 

Tuesday, Sept. 11:  Saint Leo University (8:30 am)

Wednesday, Sept. 12: McDaniel College (9:00 am) & Providence College (9:45)

Thursday, Sept. 13:  University of Connecticut (12:51 pm)

Friday, Sept. 14:  The George Washington University (9:45 am) & Mary Baldwin University (2:15 pm)

Monday, Sept. 17:  Richard Bland College (9:00 am), University of Maryland (1:30), & University of Virginia (2:15)

 

“Ask Stanford Students Anything: Getting Into Highly Competitive Colleges” Information Session:

Monday, September 17 @ 10:15-11:15 (Lion Time)

Talk to Alex, Sushil, and Pranav, a couple current students at Stanford University. They’ve gotten into schools like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton (Dual Programs M&T and LSM Vagelos), Columbia, CalTech, Duke+ together. They’ll be breaking down common misconceptions surrounding the college admissions process and what they think is essential to standing out. You’ll be able to ask them any questions or concerns that you might have about high school, college admissions, or college life in general!

Sign up on Naviance Student, college visits to get a pass.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discover MIT

September 6 @ 7:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

OR

September 8 @2:00 pm

Forest Park High School Auditorium, 15721 Forest Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22193

The event will last approximately 90 minutes, including both the information session and the question/answer session that follows. No RSVP required.  To see a list of all MIT events, visit:  http://mitadmissions.org/visit/travel#VA

 

Washington and Lee University

Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 3:00 pm

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon, VA 20171

No RSVP required. 

 

Boston University Reception for HS Juniors and Seniors

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 1:00 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Families should arrive approx. 30 minutes prior to the event to allow time to Check-In. Students must register here:  https://bostonu.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1M46000001Fc4ZEAS

 

Discover Duke University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6 pm-8 pm

West Potomac HS - Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Students and parents are invited to “Discover Duke University” event hosted at West Potomac High School.  Duke University admissions officers and alumni will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs and much more. You must register for the event: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke?id=d24d9159-a200-4304-b844-57c018a74174

 

Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

or

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22201

Registration is required at: 

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

 

Engage with Emory University

Thursday, October 11, 7pm-8:15pm

 McLean High School Auditorium, 1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

You will meet an admissions representative and learn more about the academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about Emory University and Oxford College, as well as about their application process. You must register for the event: https://admission.emory.edu/portal/ewemidatlantic?id=8f6858d5-5bce-489e-85b5-3d3f40096a37

 

Mark your calendar for:

Chantilly and Fairfax High Schools’

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

 

FCPS 2018 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 15 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Pet Lover Help Wanted

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital is located in the heart of Oakton.  Positions available are part-time Ward Attendants during the week and am/pm shifts on weekends and holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  This is a perfect part-time job during the school year and summers.  We blend our work schedules and your school and extracurricular activities.

 

Responsibilities:  Walking, feeding, cleaning and maintaining patients (dogs and cats) in our extended care facility.  This includes general facility maintenance, laundry and other pet car skills (i.e., bathing, nail trims, general restraint & oral medicating) upon completion of training.  Hourly pay starts at minimum wage and increases after training is complete.  Holidays are paid at time-and-a-half.  If you are interested and think you’ve got what it takes contact us: Hunter Mill Animal Hospital, 2935 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124, 703-281-1644 or email James G. O’Neil at hmahapps@gmail.com.

 

Are you looking for a job that is fun and fulfilling?

Do you love kids? Do you like to make an impact?

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax)’s Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Program is looking for great staff to join our team! The following shifts are available for the 2018-2019 school year:

Before School (7:30-9:00AM) Monday-Friday

After School (3:30PM-6:00PM) Monday-Friday

We’re looking for energetic, creative, and caring staff (ages 16 and older) to work with school age children in grades K-6.  Days and hours are flexible!

For an application or more information, please contact : Tim Fuir at Tim.Fuir@jccnv.org (703) 537-3041.

 

Part Time Support Staff for Special Needs Programs

(After school, Wednesday evenings, or Sunday afternoons)

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax is looking for Support Staff  (16 years of age and older) to work in our social skills classes for children with High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and related disorders, our Cooking Classes for teens and young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and in our inclusive Before and After School Enrichment Program (BASE- ages k-6th grade). Being a support staff includes helping the instructor with teaching appropriate social skills or cooking skills, as well as helping participants stay on task, behavior modification, redirecting when needed and helping the participants to have a positive experience as they interact with peers and engage in all activities.  If interested, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

 

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Early Childhood Learning Center

Looking for Substitute Teachers to work after school.  Must be at least 16 years old; must be able to pass a background check; must have previous experience working with children.  We accept applicants of all religions – you do not need to be Jewish to apply.  Substitute teachers are paid $8 an hour or more (based on education and experience) and may be asked to work in advance or the same day.  To apply, email your resume and availability to:  Ashely Hoy at Ashley.Hoy@JCCNV.org.

 

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 24 in order to avoid a late fee.    

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the October 6 SAT is Sept. 7.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 27 ACT is Sept. 28.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia – 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax

We are in need of VOLUNTEER BUDDIES for our Adapted Sports this year. We will be offering TOPSoccer and Basketball this fall!

TOPSoccer- Sundays, September 16-October 28 (6 weeks), no practice 10/7, 4:00-5:00pm

Adapted Basketball- Saturdays, October 13-December 8 (8 weeks), no practice 11/24, 3:00-3:45pm and 4:00-4:45pm

Please contact Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org or (703)537-3032.

 

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia is looking for eager, excited and dedicated high school students to volunteer for our annual Madhaunter’s Madhouse haunted maze of terror on select nights in October! 

Volunteer information: 

We ask that the volunteers are 15 years or older. 

Each volunteer is expected to stay entire shift (some nights that may be as late as 12/12:30am)

Snacks and drinks are provided. 

Volunteers can bring their own costume only if you get prior approval.

Typically, makeup and costumes are provided.

Group casting is also available for high school departments. Provide 10 actors per night, (all 11 nights) and the school or department receives a check. For more information on this, please contact Jeff Keiling at jeff@madhaunter.com.  There will be 2 actor orientation/casting calls in September and at least one is mandatory, however you can come to as many as you’d like. 

Learn more about the haunt at Madhaunter.com, then sign up to volunteer at http://www.madhaunter.com/?page_id=11

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

2019 United States Senate Youth Program

FHS can submit up to THREE applications for students to serve as one of two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program.  Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for the week of March 2-9, 2019.  To be eligible, student delegates must hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations during the entire 2018-19 academic year:

  • Student Body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer
  • Student Council representative
  • A National Honor Society Officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
  • Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to local, district, regional, or state-level civic service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator

Participation or holding an officer position in academic clubs and/or educational competition programs/conferences do not qualify a student for USSYP. 

 

Applications will be reviewed and accepted applicants will take the Public Affairs examination.  The exam is designed to test knowledge of the United States government, the United Stated Constitution, American History, and knowledge of public affairs and current events.  Final selection by the Virginia Department  of Education will be based on examination results, outstanding academic ability, and demonstrated qualities of leadership and community service. 

 

If interested in applying, you must submit a COMPLETED application to Ms. Kim in the Career Center by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018.  The application is attached to this email and is also available on Naviance Student, Colleges, Scholarship List.  For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, see: https://ussenateyouth.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

SAT & ACT Practice Tests

 

On Saturday, September 22, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams.

 

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

 

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test.  At the Score Giveback, students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study. 

 

 

Test Date:              Saturday

                                September 22nd

 

Score Giveback:       Tuesday,

                                    October 2nd

Time:                      8:00 a.m.

 

Time:                         7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Location:              Fairfax High School

Location:                  Fairfax High School

Price:                     $25

 

 

 

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M314901        ACT code:M314899

(pre-registration by September 19th is required)

 

 

 

Questions:  Academicboosters@fairfaxptsa.org

 

 

 

Maureen Kim

Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

Fax: 703-219-4054

MHKim@fcps.edu

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.