• WORD FROM YOUR COUNSELOR

    Happy Friday, everyone!

    Senior Portrait Day info is, as follows:

    When:  October 30 and November 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 (be on time)

    Where:  Cafeteria

    What to wear:  Your casual outfit for your outside photos.  Your tux/drape will be provided.  You will not be able to change!

    What to bring:  $10 cash only (contact Ms. Felder if you can not pay)

    Note:  Parents are now allowed to come in with their student.

    Sign up for your appointment time at:  https://bit.ly/3mXUMVa

     

    Meanwhile, I'm keeping up this announcement here for a while longer since is hugely important:

    College application week is October 19 through 30  

     

    Thank you.

    Michael Harrison

    Counselor, Names G-N

    Northeast Guilford High School

    https://www.gcsnc.com/Northeast_Guilford_High

     

    Your counselor

     

     

     

    TECH TIPS

    When it comes to Teams, make sure you actually have the app.  If you don't have it, type 'Microsoft Teams' into your search bar on google and download the Teams app.

    To sign in Microsoft use this format:

    Username:studentid@stu.gcsnc.com

    Password: MMDDYYYY (birthday; you'll notice there are no slashes between month, day, year)

     

    Sometimes it helps to see your username and password written out.  When students have trouble logging in, they most often are simply typing in their username and password wrong (sometimes repeatedly) and thinking it doesn’t work. 

     

    Northeast High's remote learning info can be found here:  https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/19376

    This site also includes a fabulous video hosted by our own Mrs. Prevete.  She navigates people through the Canvas website, showing how it looks, what to click on, how to work and manage it.  

     

    Students will access Canvas via NCEdCloud

    Students will log in with their Powerschool ID # (aka "lunch number") and password (usually their birthdate in the format MMDDYYYY)

    *If you need your password reset, contact your teacher - teacher emails can be found here:  https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/14891


    You can also access Canvas via a mobile app on your phone or other mobile device

    Steps:

    1. Download Canvas student app from your device's app store

    2. Open the app and search for "Guilford County Schools" and select it from the search menu

    3. Login to your Canvas account with your Powerschool login information (see above)

    4. You will then see your Dashboard which features any Canvas courses you are enrolled in

    *If you need more assistance with Canvas, please see the Canvas Parent and Troubleshooting Guides above.

    How to email teachers if you can't get into Canvas

    Canvas & PowerSchool login info

     How to get MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

    ZScaler tech tips

     

    The GCS technology helpdesk can be reached at 336/370-8179 and online at Technology Services.

     

    ALVS Tech Support can be reached at 855/550-2547.

     

     

     

     

     

    FAFSA, NC Countdown to College 2020 Events

    Say Yes Guilford is a local education non-profit organization committed to providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for success in college, career, and life.  An equity-based model provides evidenced-based, impactful, and consistent services making sure students who need the most are offered the most support from elementary school through high school and college.  Go here to register for scholarships:  https://sayyesguilford.org/

     

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.  The time to do this is your senior year in high school but will need to be completed for each year of college, too.

    The FAFSA should not be confused with the CSS Profile, which is also required by some colleges (primarily private ones). The CSS is a fee-based product of the College Board and is usually used by the colleges to distribute their own institutional funding rather than federal or state funding.

    FAFSA & RDS go together like macaroni and cheese! Prepare to apply to college by completing both. Learn how to avoid the Top 10 FAFSA mistakes and what you need to establish North Carolina Residency. Financial aid administrators and Residency Determination Service experts will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specifically to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.

    • Monday, 10/12/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM - REGISTER

    • Tuesday, 10/13/20 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM - REGISTER

    • Wednesday, 10/14/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM - REGISTER

    • Thursday, 10/15/20 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM - REGISTER

     

    After the FAFSA, but before your first day on campus, you need Financial Aid 101. What is an award letter? You had to report your 2019 income on the FAFSA you just filed; what if your household situation has changed in 2020? And what if you are selected for verification? Financial aid administrators will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specifically to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.

    • Tuesday, 10/27/20 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM - REGISTER

    • Wednesday, 10/28/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM - REGISTER

     

    Filling out the FAFSA can be intimidating, especially to people who are new to it.  With that in mind, "Money Matters:  FAFSA 101" is coming every Thursday in October from 6 to 7 p.m.  FACEBOOK.COM/UNCGFINANCIALAID/LIVE.  Join the UNCG Financial Aid office live for this fabulous event!

    Each week will cover a new topic.  Session dates:

    • October 1:  FAFSA Filing Overview and Checklist
    • October 8:  Dependent or Independent?  Who is My Parent on the FAFSA?
    • October 15:  DRT, Verification, Special Circumstances
    • October 22:  Top FAFSA Errors
    • October 29:  What's Next?

    Your FAFSA questions are wanted!  Before each week's event, go to https://forms.gle/rW3qwveS7py6cdBB8 and leave your questions!

    Missed a session?  No worries!  Just go to FACEBOOK.COM/UNCGFINANCIALAID/LIVE and watch the video.

    The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens October 1 at fafsa.gov

     

    FAFSA & RDS
    FAFSA & RDS go together like macaroni and cheese! Prepare to apply to college by completing both. Learn how to avoid the Top 10 FAFSA mistakes and what you need to establish North Carolina Residency. Financial aid administrators and Residency Determination Service experts will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specifically to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.
    • Monday, 10/12/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM REGISTER
    • Tuesday, 10/13/20 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM REGISTER
    • Wednesday, 10/14/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM REGISTER
    • Thursday, 10/15/20 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM REGISTER
    Financial Aid 101
    After the FAFSA, but before your first day on campus, you need Financial Aid 101. What is an award letter? You had to report your 2019 income on the FAFSA you just filed; what if your household situation has changed in 2020? And what if you are selected for verification? Financial aid administrators will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specifically to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.
    • Tuesday, 10/27/20 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM REGISTER
    • Wednesday, 10/28/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM REGISTER

     

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Driver's Ed isn't taking any new students right now.  However, when they do, you can register for classes here:  https://www.ncdrivingschool.com/county/guilford/northeast-guilford-high-school/

     

    FYI:  our College Board code is 342 570.  You need this when signing up for the SAT.

    The Beta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is kicking off their annual Cotillion.  It is for outstanding senior young ladies.  We are asking for your support to share the attached flyer with your outstanding senior young ladies.  The cotillion provides an opportunity for high school senior girls to raise scholarship money for college and participate in activities that enrich their development.  You are welcome to sign up for a virtual interest meeting for November 1 at Cotillion registration.  You are also welcome to direct questions to bioakacotillion@gmail.com


    This is a virtual event. Seniors:  If you were not able to drive through to pick up your Senior packet,  we missed you.  However, you can go to the below link and make your purchase.  Remember that your priority is to order your cap and gown. 

    When you go to the Herff Jones Order site, you will see several packets but again you are not required to order an entire packet.   You CAN order the cap and gown unit only.  The current cost of the cap and gown is $61.00 plus shipping/handling and tax.

    https://www.yumpu.com/s/z93msGugJyxfXqkc 

     

    This year's Northeast High graduation is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m.  Location:  The Special Events Center at the coliseum.

     

    Am HBCU virtual showcase is kicking off today, October 5.  More than 100 students have registered, which is an amazing success.

    Students can register all month long!  Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, NC is still leading the way with 14 students registered.  

    Visit the following website to see the participating schools and to register:  www.pridgeoneventmanagement.com/qchbcu.

    You are also welcome to contact T.J. Pridgeon of Pridgeon Event Management, LLC with questions.  He can be reached at 980/622-2297.

     

    Meanwhile, don't forget Wingate University is hosting a virtual visit just for us!  This will be a great time to learn about Wingate and ask questions.

    It’ll be Tuesday, October 6 at 2:30.

    Here is the Zoom link: https://wingate.zoom.us/j/96570420517 

    The visit will include a presentation by admissions counselor Maeghan Edwards, a current Wingate student who can offer insight about his/her Wingate experience and of course time for questions.

     

    The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

    The program is open to juniors only, with exceptions made for sophomores in selected performing/visual arts areas.

    The program offers a curriculum for students in multiple areas including academic and performing/visual arts disciplines. Academic disciplines include English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Natural Science and Social Science. Performing/Visual Arts disciplines include Art, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Dance and Theater. The program is located on two college campuses in North Carolina during the summer for 5 1/2 weeks.  

    The deadline to submit applications is October 27, 2020.  Informational sessions will take place on October 6th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm and October 8th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Access the link below to attend the session. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jordan in the counseling office.  She can be reached Mondays and Wednesdays at 336/375-2500 and every day at jordanl3@gcsnc.com 

    https://ncgov.webex.com/webappng/sites/ncgov/meeting/download/1b212378789e37b8b9216ab304316b29 

     

    Hi students:  go to this sign-up link if you are interested in joining an extracurricular activity:  club, extracurricular questionnaire

    Khan Academy is a free test practice site, and it's quite fabulous.  Their section on the SAT is sensational.  As students work through practice questions, Khan can actually discern where the student's weak areas are and identify them - which is exactly what you want.  Focusing on the weak areas will allow for the best point gain.  Check it out!  https://www.khanacademy.org/sat 

    Now - that being said - many colleges are waiving the SAT (and the ACT) right now.  So, check with your top colleges/universities of preference (ask to be connected to the Admissions Office), and they'll tell you if they require it if it'll help your chances of getting in, etc.

    On-campus Senior Portraits will take place on October 30th and November 2nd from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  You must sign up for an appointment slot to take your photos.  Spots are limited.  This is NOT a RETAKE session for students who took their photos at the off-campus location.  This is only for students who have not taken their photos at all.  Students should wear their casual outfit.  Drapes and Tuxedos will be provided for the formal photos.  Please contact Ms. Felder with any questions or concerns (felderj@gcsnc.com).  Sign up for your appointment here:  https://bit.ly/3mXUMVa

    Do you need high-speed internet or computer access?  A limited number of spaces are still available at Northeast High School’s Learning Center.  The learning center operates Monday through Friday from 9 am-1 pm.  Sign up online through SchoolMint at the GCS website.  Contact Mr. Gordon at Northeast High for more information.  

    In addition, Northeast Middle School's Learning Hub will be open on Saturdays from 9 am to 12noon on a first-come, first-served basis for any GCS student to provide high-speed internet and computer access for students to complete their schoolwork. Students who come to the Learning Hub will need to follow our safety protocols. Masks will be required, and students will be socially distanced.

    Do you miss Ram athletics?  So do we!  We have good news related to sports!  On Thursday, Guilford County Schools (GCS) announced voluntary workouts for athletics can begin on Monday, Sept. 28, for select sports.  Cross country and volleyball will be the first sports to start their seasons.  The GCS website and Northeast website’s athletics tab contain more information about protocols and procedures for the restart. 

    There will be a zoom meeting this coming Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 pm for students and families interested in participating in athletics or clubs.  Coach Sharp, our Athletic Director, will be presenting, and our head coaches will be present at the meeting. 

     

    Nick Osborne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in Greensboro.  He and his wife Nicole Osborne own and operate Milk and Honey Therapy.  Nicole and Nick have experience working with teens from a variety of cultural backgrounds who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, adjustment issues, trauma, low self-esteem, and other mental health concerns.  They offer Teletherapy, Walk & Talk Therapy, and Outdoor Play Therapy services.  They are here to talk if you need assistance. 

    Milk & Honey Therapy, PLLC
    P: 336-860-6888 | M: 336-265-7316

     

     

     

     

    COLLEGE VISITS, OPEN HOUSES AND CONTACT INFO

    ETSU is waiving the application fee for North Carolina students!  As you may have already seen, their out-of-state tuition for NC students has been adjusted down to $10,500 per year (border counties still receive the in-state rate).  Students can apply for free by going to etsu.edu/apply and using the application code ncbucs21.  ETSU is also test optional, which means will will rely solely on their high school transcripts to deliver a decision.  You can still submit their test scores for scholarship purposes.  Here is a video (1 minute and 45 seconds) about ETSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqZcILm2GM 

     

     

    Virtual showcase of HBCUs on Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 9 p.m. starting October 5.  Register at www.pridgeoneventmanagement.

    Limestone University will host an open house on Friday, November 13.  Students will tour their historically beautiful campus, speak with faculty members from every major they have, and see presentations from various campus departments.  The day will start around 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. after they have provided you lunch!  If you would like to attend, complete this registration form and Admissions Representative Madison L. Lineberger will provide details!  https://limestonecollege.formstack.com/forms/open_house_form 

    Colleges are reaching out to us to come to their virtual visits.  Whenever I book a date for a visit, I'll email you with the date and time.  

    Admissions Counselor Victoria Layton is our contact at Catawba College.  She held a virtual meeting with Northeast on September 23 and invites everyone to approach her with any questions you might have.  She can be reached at valayton14@catawba.edu 

     

     

     

     

     

     Important Dates -- Career and College Promise at GTCC 2020-2021
      FALL SEMESTER 2020
    August  
    17 First day of classes
    20 Last day for schedule adjustment for full-term courses
    September  
    7 Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)
    15 Start accepting applications for Spring
    28 CCP Group Advising Meetings (sign up in Eventbrite)
    30 CCP Group Advising Meetings (sign up in Eventbrite)
    October  
    1 CCP registration email (to students and counselors)
    1 Spring Schedule available in WebAdvisor (may be delayed due to recent cyber event)
    8 CCP Deadline for mini-mester registration
    12 CCP Advising Meetings (sign up in Eventbrite)
    12-13 Fall Break - no curriculum classes (faculty break) 
    13 College Services Closed - Staff Professional Development Day
    14 Second 8-week session begins (Mini-mester)
    14 CCP Advising Meetings (sign up in Eventbrite)
    30 Graduation application submission deadline - EMCs
    November  
    9 Spring Registration opens for returning students
    16 Spring Registration opens for new students
    25 No curriculum classes - College closes at 1 pm
    26-27 Thanksgiving Break for students and faculty (College closed)
    December  
    4 Deadline for new student applications (spring)
    7-12 Exam week
    12 Last day of classes
    14 Grades dues by noon
    15 Faculty holiday break begins
    15 Deadline for spring registration request
    21-31 Holiday break (College Closed)
      Withdrawal deadlines are posted on course syllabus in Moodle

     

     

     

     

     

    PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

    Since 1958, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has provided transformative leadership development training that has positively impacted the lives of over 600,000 high school sophomores in the U.S. and abroad.  Northeast has been invited to nominate at least one sophomore to attend The State Leadership Seminar.  Students will spend 3–4 exciting days exploring leadership from an individual, group, and societal perspective while collaborating with students from throughout the state.  Students return from HOBY with a new sense of self-awareness and an elevated confidence in their individual potential.  They will be inspired to make a positive impact in their schools and communities and will be equipped with the leadership skills to enable action.  Read more about HOBY at https://www.hoby.org/state-leadership-site/?statename=NORTH%20CAROLINA&state=NC and let me know of your interest by October 16.  The seminars students will attend will take place between April and June 2021 with plans for both in-person and virtual attendance as local conditions mandate.