Monday, November 18, 2013

The General: November 2013 Edition

We have much to be thankful for this November at TNHS. Supporting our community members in actively giving gratitude is a part of our school culture vision. Importantly, research on schools shows that taking time for gratitude is correlated with cultural success. Read more here. 
I'm thankful for the continued contributions of students, parents, teachers, and community members in continuing to lay the foundation at Thomas Nelson High School. There are so many of you that have the courage to contribute and make TNHS a great place to be. The most recent contributions from our Project Lift-Off planning team is a great example of courage in our community. 

November marks college application month across the state of Kentucky and at Thomas Nelson High School. To continue aligning our work to the TNHS mission of college, career, and citizenship preparation we are ensuring that all seniors are actively pursuing college and career applications each Friday during LEADER Prep. Aligning with the College Board's recommended best practices of applying to four or more colleges, our seniors are evaluating their options with KHEAA's matching assistant. It's work like this that our college and career LEADERship team continues to learn from in supporting all Generals being prepared for lift-off in May of 2014. 

December 16th - Parent Financial Aid Workshop: Paying for College 101
Paying for College 101 will help high school students and their parents understand the nuts and bolts of the financial aid application process.  Participants will walk through a detailed case study of how a college financial aid package is put together and will learn the methods used to award aid.  Parent and student signups will be available for individual sessions on Thursday, January 9, to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for FederalStudent Aid). More information on how to sign-up will be given at the December 16th workshop. 

Our project lift-off planning team has taken shape and is being chaired by Rick Greer. Currently, meetings take place on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. Please see the TNHS Daily Announcements for continued updates concerning project lift-off planning. The answer to how is YES!