Thursday, April 27, 2017

Seniors: New Scholarship Opportunity!

Redefining Ready!
April 26, 2017

Dear AASA Members,

We know students are more than a score, and now we're asking them to tell us how.

As part of the Redefining Ready! movement, AASA is partnering with Hobsons to offer the 2017 Redefining Ready! National Scholarship. The scholarship contest allows America's graduating high school seniors the opportunity to tell the world how they are college, career and life ready beyond a single test score.

Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to high school graduating seniors, including a grand prize of $5,000. Winners will be based on a 30-second Twitter video entry and a short written prompt. Creativity counts, but so does honest, authentic and compelling content.

The scholarship contest is now open and closes on Monday, May 22. For more information and official contest rules, visit

We hope you will promote this to your staff, parents and students. To download sample communication templates for these stakeholders, please visit

Thank you,

Mort Sherman
AASA Associate Executive Director

David Schuler

AASA Immediate Past President

Need Help With The Financial Aid Process? There Is An App For That!

A new app has been created, YesU, that can help families and students navigate the Financial Aid process.  This might be a great tool for parents and students as they begin the journey of paying for college.

YesU- Financial Aid App

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Love Working with Kids? Looking For A Way To Volunteer This Summer?

Oconee Preschool Academy offers individualized tutoring for our summer camp children ages 4-12.  We are looking for volunteers.  This is a great experience for students that are looking for volunteer hours or those that are looking to work with children in the future.  We provide materials, books and/or other items needed for the tutoring.  I can be flexible on the scheduling but would love for them to commit to 1-2 hours per week or more if they would like!  We will start the first week in June and end last week in July.  Please contact Nikki Wright at Oconee Preschool Academy. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Are You Looking For A Great Computer Science Option?

If your student is interested in learning more about computer programming- Four Athens might have what you are looking for!

Teen Tech Experience Flyer

Underclassman Advice

Our senior class has been on an amazing journey the last four years and we would like to capture words of wisdom from them before they depart.  We would like to offer our underclassman (11th, 10th, and 9th graders) a chance to ask questions to our current senior class.  Have you wondered how they picked their college application list?  What did they write their essay about?  When did they get started on applications?  How much financial aid did they get?  What would they do differently?  What advice would they give?  If you would like to hear their answers, make time to attend the media center during Titan Time on Tuesday and Wed. (April 25th and 26th).  
We invite any and all seniors that feel they have advice that can make a difference to someone else to attend the info session in the media center.  
9th, 10th, and 11th graders- make time to attend this session and learn what tools you can store away to use when it is your turn to enter the competition of college admissions!  This class has had an array of experiences that you are bound to learn a lot from!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The National Cyber Warrior Academy Summer Camp

The National Cyber Warrior Academy Summer Camp is designed to inspire the next generation of cyber operaitons and cybersecurity professionals in the North Georgia region. Camp is from June 21 - July 1st on the Dahlonega Campus, University of North Georgia.  Please see attached for more information.
NCWA Letter
NCWA Brochure
NCWA Brochure (cont'd)

Dawg Camp

My name is Katy Miles, and I am currently a first-year student at the University of Georgia emailing you on behalf of Dawg Camp, UGA’s official Extended Orientation program. I am a member of the Dawg Camp Ambassador Team, an organization devoted to recruiting prospective first-year students to UGA’s Dawg Camp.
Dawg Camp is a series of transition programs that work to build a sense of community, cultivate leadership skills, and introduce incoming students to UGA culture before classes even begin. Through education about UGA traditions, the city of Athens, student organizations, vulnerability, diversity, etc., students understand what it means to be a “Dawg” and can apply this knowledge to every aspect of their college career, and beyond. Our programs are all unique, but deliver a consistent common curriculum centered on leadership development, identity development, social justice, and tackling the toughest transitional issues facing students today. The transition from high school to college can be tough, but Dawg Camp strives to prepare students to thrive and make a difference on campus, both academically and communally.
Dawg Camp has played an integral role in my transition into college by providing me with endless opportunities and lifelong friends. Dawg Camp helped me to feel confident in my decision to further my education at UGA, and seek involvement opportunities on campus that foster my interests and passions. As a Dawg Camp Ambassador, it is my mission to spread awareness of this life-changing program to every prospective UGA student, your students included! Thus, I am wondering how I can make this information available to the students at your school. This could possibly be by email, phone, or any other appropriate line of contact you could provide. I will be happy to send along additional print materials to yourself to pass around to students who will be UGA students in the fall. If feasible, I along with some of my fellow Dawg Camp Ambassadors are even able to come table (set up an information display) at your school. I would greatly appreciate your cooperation and help distributing this information. I look forward to being in contact in the near futu
DawgCamp Postcard
DawgCamp Flyer
DawgCamp Informational Booklet