• Announcements & Upcoming Events:

     

    Just a friendly reminder to check your school email for important/updated information from the counseling department.

    • Please see the below summer opportunity.

      𝗔𝗻 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: An expedition to inspire watershed action, our Schuylkill Acts & Impacts program engages students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed in a hands-on service-learning experience. The 2024 program will take place from Sunday, July 14 – to Friday, July 19.

      𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 please click on this link:  https://fairmountwaterworks.org/.../summer/acts-and-impacts/

    • Seniors!

      Are you planning to go straight into the workforce after graduation?  Please see the below (and attached) opportunity!

      Looking for a career in the utility industry? FirstEnergy’s Apprenticeship Program will help prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to take the first step into this rewarding career.

      Program Highlights:

      • Paid training program

      • Benefits, 401K, Pension

      • Opportunities to apply coming soon in 2024!

      Please review the attached flyer and Apprenticeship Sheet for more information.

    • Seniors!

      Senator Maria Collett is pleased to invite parents and students to an overview of the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process. This event will feature a special guest from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). The webinar will guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and PA State Grant application beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. The webinar is open to all ages and grades. The presentation is from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM with the additional time for a Q&A session.

      You MUST Register for this event.  Use this link: Register

      Time: Tuesday, April 16, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

      This free, virtual webinar will guide students and families through the step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and PA State Grant application for the 2024-25 academic year and answer questions about the process. 

    • Juniors:
      • Below is information about an internship opportunity at Bear's Den Fitness!

        Internship Summary: Bear's Den Fitness

        Position: Coaching Intern

        Duration: 10 Weeks (June 10 - August 17)

        Location: Bear's Den Fitness, 400 E 2nd St, Garage, Boyertown PA 19512

        Description:

        Join our dynamic team at Bear's Den Fitness as a Coaching Intern. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the world of functional fitness and community-driven workouts. As an intern, you will work closely with experienced coaches to assist in class preparation, coaching sessions, and member engagement activities. You'll learn about programming, technique, and the holistic approach to health and fitness that CrossFit promotes. This internship is perfect for individuals passionate about fitness, coaching, and fostering a supportive community environment. Gain valuable skills, expand your knowledge, and be a part of transforming lives through fitness at Bear's Den Fitness.

        Responsibilities:

        • Assist coaches in preparing and setting up for CrossFit classes.
        • Learn and apply proper techniques for functional movements.
        • Provide support and guidance to members during workouts.
        • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe training environment.
        • Participate in ongoing training and development sessions with coaching staff.
        • Contribute to the positive and inclusive atmosphere of the gym community.

        Qualifications:

        • Passion for health, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals.
        • Basic understanding of CrossFit principles and functional movements (not required).
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
        • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
        • Willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced setting.
        • CPR/AED certification (preferred, but not required).

        Join us at Bear's Den Fitness and embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a certified CrossFit coach and making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

        Please provide details on why you would like to be considered for this internship and email jeff@bearsdenfitness.com.

         

        For any questions about internships, please reach out to Mrs. Natalie Warren at nwarren@boyertownasd.org.

        You can also check out BASH’s Internship webpage for more information at this link: https://sites.google.com/boyertownasd.org/bash-internships/home

    • Berks County Community Foundation has officially begun accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

      What is YAB?  This is a leadership opportunity provided through Berks County Community Foundation and Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading.  Being a part of YAB as a high school student is an excellent way to cultivate personal and professional growth, become aware of community issues, learn to work more effectively in teams, practice leadership skills, and initiate community change through direct service, advocacy, and capacity building (via grant funding).  A truly invaluable experience for our youth!

      Please review the attached flyer and link to the YAB application for more information.

       

      YAB Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyPgy0BcogQsUWz9p5xSA2AE0xqC_uiLn-5IhllCAZl1XcLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

      *Application deadline is Friday, May 31st.

       

      If interested and have more questions, please reach out to Mrs. Casey Trexler at caseyltrexler@gmail.com.

    • Students!  Please see the below opportunity.

       

      The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is excited to extend an invitation for a unique opportunity.

       

      They are pleased to once again offer the "Future Assistant United States Attorney" program, a week-long immersive experience designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the federal legal system. This program offers an exceptional chance for young scholars to discover the world of federal law, observe court cases, and interact with key leaders within our office.

       

      During this transformative program, participants will have the opportunity to:

       

      • Learn about the federal legal system and the role of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
      • Observe court cases and gain insights into how cases are built for trial.
      • Engage with representatives from federal partner agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, DEA, ATF, and Secret Service, to understand their collaborative efforts in deterring crime.
      • Develop oral advocacy skills through practical exercises and enhance their public speaking abilities.

       

      The program will take place from July 22nd through July 26th, 2024 at their office located at 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, on the 8th Floor. The sessions will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, providing participants with an enriching and educational experience. Students will be awarded a certificate of completion in a closing ceremony at the end of the week, which their family will be invited to attend. This program is FREE for all participants. For further details about the program, please see the attached invitational flyer. The Application Deadline Is Friday, May 31, 2024.

       

      To express your interest or inquire further, kindly contact us them at USAPAE.Outreach@usdoj.gov. They would be delighted to provide additional information or clarify any questions. Interested students should fill out the attached application and email it to the same address.

    • Pottstown Hospital is offering a FREE EVENT called Navigating a Career in Healthcare.  This career exploration program is designed for local high school students. Explore Pottstown Hospital alongside the staff, pausing at each department to receive a concise overview of the roles on the floor, educational backgrounds, and growth prospects within each position. Conclude the program with refreshments and a panel discussion featuring leaders from diverse backgrounds.

      This is taking place on May 8th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    • Seniors- NEW SCHOLARSHIP:
      • The Leidy-Rhoads Foundation and The Frank and Amanda Hartman Educational Foundation have just posted a new scholarship! The application and criteria can be found on our scholarship website and attached here. The due date is May 4th.

    • Sophomores,

      Do you still need to complete your Service Learning Project?

      Science Explorers is looking for a high school student to assist at Gilbertsville Elementary!

      Please see the attached FLYER for more information.

    • Juniors! 

      Click on Next Steps for Juniors to see a list of some items you should begin to tackle now!

    • Please see the below information about an opportunity called The National Student Leadership Conference.
      The National Student Leadership Conference provides an immersive pre-college experience that prepares students for life beyond middle and high school, allowing them to study in university classrooms, learn to navigate a campus, and experience living with roommates. Students are able to explore a career concentration they are interested in before going into college and declaring a major. Each NSLC program also contains a leadership curriculum designed to teach skills that can apply to all areas of life.  The NSLC was created to provide high school students with a space for academic and career exploration outside of the normal classroom.  Through this program you will: Test drive a future career, Develop critical leadership skills, Meet leading experts, Experience life on a college campus.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please go to this link for more information.  You can also view the programs cost, dates, and locations at this link.

    • The BCTC online portal is open, and the application process can begin!  The directions to apply to BCTC can be found on the high school website under Resources- School Counseling- BCTC or you can click here: BCTC Application.

    Attached to this email is the full BCTC application packet.  Please be sure to READ ALL DIRECTIONS on the front page of the packet.  Once you submit the online portion of the BCTC application, you are required to follow the application checklist, complete the essay, admissions agreement, and you must secure 2 teacher recommendations.  Again, all directions are on the website and the application checklist.

    You must return all documents to your school counselor to be considered as an applicant. Be sure that all completed materials are attached prior to your submission to the counseling office (the application checklist, the essay, and the admissions agreement). 

    Please reach out to your school counselor with any questions.

    • Sophomores and Juniors,
      • Please see the information below and attached documents about Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW).

    What is PFEW?

    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system. Bringing motivated students together with business people from throughout the state. During PFEW, participants not only learn to appreciate our free enterprise system, but they also see from a practitioner's perspective what it takes to be successful in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Student companies simulate the actual operation of their own business for the equivalent of three years. Facing all of the decisions that real executives are confronted by, the student companies are mentored by dedicated business volunteers who serve as Company Advisors. Sharing their knowledge and expertise, Company Advisors address the most significant issues facing business today in straightforward, informal discussions with students.

    Accented with motivational speakers and interactive learning exercises, this one-of-a-kind program furnishes a real-life educational experience for eager students. Sponsorship winners grasp the value of teamwork, cooperation and leadership, and are provided with an invaluable opportunity to develop communication skills.

    What does PFEW accomplish?

    By the end of each student's week-long PFEW journey they will: 

    1. Understand the vital importance of the American free enterprise system and their role in it.
    2. Experience all facets of business operations, marketing, and finance as they unlock hidden strengths and talents and forge a path for the future.
    3. Develop marketable skills that prepare them for the workforce or post-secondary education.
    4. Learn the value of teamwork, compromise, ethics, communication, and more.
    5. Develop oral and written presentation skills.
    6. Interact with a wide variety of business and motivational speakers who will inspire them to greatness.
    7. Leave with an improved perception of business and its role in our economy.
    8. Meet and work with a diverse group of peers and develop a network of future colleagues and mentors.
    9. Realize that no matter what career path they choose, everything relates to business.

    Please see the attached Flyer for more information.  You can also click on this link to view their website: https://www.pfew.org/about-pfew

    To apply, please click here: https://www.pfew.org/student-application

    They reached out to us about a special offer being offered to Boyertown Senior High School students!

    Any student who attends PFEW 2024 is eligible to attend at a reduced rate!  The standard registration fee is $295. However, you can attend for only $150.  Please note, in order for you to receive this special offer, you MUST enter Berks in the referral section when submitting your application. 

    You can apply directly online at www.pfew.org/student-application.