• Announcements & Upcoming Events:

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

    • February 6-10th is National School Counseling Week!  SCHOOL COUNSELORS: HELPING STUDENTS DREAM BIG!
    • Juniors attending the Berks County Spring College Fair- Your permission slip is due by February 10th.  You can find the permission slip HERE!  Please see Mrs. Mazzie with any questions.
    • SENIORS- We will be starting our first round applications of Boyertown only scholarships. Please click this link- http://bccf.link/scholarships

      Once you go to this website you will need to create an account. Be sure to use your home email address- do not use your Boyertown school email address to set up your account. We have had accessibility issues in the past and we are hoping that using personal email addresses will assist with this process.

      This application is open now and will close March 1st.

      March 1st we will be opening up more Boyertown only scholarships and you will be receiving more information on those when we are closer to the date.

      Please be sure to review this website to learn more about our Boyertown only scholarships but also by completing one application, you could be matched to any scholarship you qualify for-including many that are countywide.

     

    • Attached is a flyer about an amazing summer program and opportunity for students who are interested in Entrepreneurship!

       

      This is a 6-week summer program (schedule listed on flyer).  This program provides you the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, learn what leadership is, the critical steps required to start a business, and take a deep dive into networking and marketing skills.

       

      To apply for this program, please scan the QR code listed on the flyer.

       

      For more information, please contact Mrs. Warren at nwarren@boyertownasd.org or Ms. Gallagher at sgallagher@boyertownasd.org.

    • Please click HERE for information on the Emerging Entrepreneurs Academy
    • Please view the attached flyer for information about Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW).

       

      PFEW is an exciting summer education program where you’ll explore modern business and your future!  By running your own company with students from all over the state, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge, relevant skills, powerful tools and discover how your talents translate into great careers.  The great thing about PFEW is that it is different for everyone, but personal to you.  We guarantee one thing- there will be a spark, a new thought, an innovative idea, or a new direction that will change your life in new ways.  No matter what, you’ll be better prepared for your future and ready to take on the world!

       

       

      2023 Dates: Week 1- July 2-7th, Week 2- July 9-14, Week 3- July 23-28, Week 4- July 30-August 4th

       

      To apply, you complete the online application at www.pfew.org/student-application.

       

    • This week the counselors visited all junior, social studies classes to discuss Career Exploration. Parents can access the Career Exploration slide show on the School Counseling website’s, presentation link by clicking HERE.  Following the lesson, students were asked to complete a survey gauging where they are on their Career Journey. These results will be reviewed by their School Counselor to promote discussion during course selection meetings.

     

    The School Counselors provided all juniors with a handout outlining important tasks they should consider and/or complete between now and the start of their senior year. That handout can be accessed by clicking on  JUNIOR’S Next Steps Worksheet.

     

     

     

    This is a great opportunity for high school students, especially seniors, who are either looking to pursue a healthcare career or are looking to obtain a job in the healthcare field.

     

    Many healthcare related fields, such as Physician’s Assistant programs, require students to be an EMT or at least have patient contact hours prior to enrollment, which this program provides.

     

    Lehigh Valley Health Network will also be holding a Monday through Friday July EMT program this summer. Registration will be available soon for the summer EMT program.

     

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

     

    • The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences would like to announce new scholarship opportunities that are available to their Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Surgical Technology students.  The purpose of these scholarship programs is to provide educational financial assistance to our future healthcare providers.

     

    I’ve attached a video from Dr. Debbie Rahn, our school director, who will share the details involved in these scholarships.  https://alvernia.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0e1743e3-67ab-4e64-9657-af3400f0ec06

     

    For questions and more information about these scholarship opportunities, please contact the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences at 484-628-0100.

     

    • Attention Seniors

    Do you need help with The Common App?!

    Check out these YouTube videos for the 2022-2023 year, featuring members of the Common App team! Topics include a full application overview of first-year students, how to approach each essay prompt, and the most popular questions we hear about the application process.

    You can view more information and helpful videos/resources at the Common App’s YouTube Channel.  They will be posting more videos throughout the season.

     

    Other helpful Common App Resources can be found below (click for link):

    • Great resource for parents- Remake Learning Parent Webinars: CLICK HERE for more information.
    • Find the college that fits you at an upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fair.

    It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. It's one day to explore your options and get started on your college dreams.

    Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat. Sign up now for free at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring. Families invited, too!

    Click this link to register:  https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/