College Awareness Day at NMS
Friday March 16, 2018
Dear NMS Parents/Guardians:
We are excited to let you know about our first College Awareness/March Madness event which will take place this Friday, March 16, 2018.
As I am sure you are well aware, it is never too early to promote college awareness. In fact, studies show that college awareness should begin as early as 6th grade. With the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament beginning this Thursday, many students are naturally talking about colleges. All month, through Blazers Live, SCO students have been introducing collegiate vocabulary terms such as tuition, room and board, scholarship, GPA, transcript, mascot, Greek Life, ACT, SAT, public school, private school, in state, out of state etc. Using the vocabulary learned, students will be engaging in a school wide scavenger hunt this Friday. During this scavenger hunt, teachers and staff will be present in the hallways wearing spirit wear from the college or university he/she attended. Students will be approaching teachers and staff asking questions regarding their college experience(s). We hope you can encourage your child to wear college spirit wear this Friday, March 16.
The goal is for our students to use language relating to college while gaining a collegiate awareness.
When colleges found out what we have planned, they were incredibly supportive. In fact, we received over 1,000 give-aways from colleges including:
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Buffalo State College
Case Western Reserve
Claremont McKenna College
University of Colorado
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida State University
James Madison University
LIM College (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising)
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Nassau Community College
New England University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University
St. Joseph's College
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The College of New Jersey
United States Merchant Marine Academy
University of Alabama
University of California Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Maryland
University of South Florida
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Western New England College
Each student will receive one of these generously donates prizes upon completion of the scavenger hunt.
College Awareness will continue throughout the month as students will be invited to participate in an “HQ” style college awareness game during homeroom which will feature highlights of the basketball tournament.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this event!
Michele Israel, School Counselor
Brendan Nelson, School Counselor
Jessica Iammatteo, School Counseling Intern
Tracey Segal, School Counselor and Department Chairperson