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Home Stretch Seniors

Life 101: Beyond High School by Joanne Barnard

Seniors, your last month of high school is here. This series has given you a monthly to-do list to prepare for life beyond high school and culminates in this article. Among the last few items to deal with are housing contracts, orientation and actually moving forward.

Housing Contracts
Whether you are living on campus, in an apartment or staying home, make sure you have read and understand what is expected

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Lyons Elementary Has Talent!

By Kari Basey
Skits, singing, playing the piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin, stand-up comedy, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, magic and even a robot demonstration; this year’s LES Talent Show had it all!  Participation was high with over one hundred participants and more than fifty acts separated into two shows by grade level. 

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"A Celebration of Writers and Artists" - Spring 2015

Join us for another year of a Celebration of Writers and Artists. Creative Communication is pleased to announce our Spring 2015 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools in your area. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10

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April: Making The Decision

By Joanne Barnard

It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem overwhelming. However, with a clear target, reflection, and a deep breath, any decision can be made with confidence and courage.

Making Decisions Based On Goals

Whether you are working on a post secondary education choice, finances, or personal achievements, making decisions is easy if you have a basic framework. Choosing to make your own lunch instead of

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Follow-up, the Future and Financial Aid

February is the lull month between the frenzy of applying for school and financial aid and the anticipation of award letters and the decision. Take this opportunity to follow up on all you have accomplished, catch up on all that you haven’t, and prepare yourself for what is to come.

Follow up:
If you have already applied for post secondary education, scholarships and completed the FAFSA, follow up with schools to ensure they have transcripts and all application material. Some schools require your mid-year transcript. You may have requested ACT/SAT scores be

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March: Awards Letters

March: Awards Letters

By Joanne Barnard

You have come a long way Class of 2015, with only a few more months of high school left. Financial aid letters will start showing up between now and mid-April. Use this month to reflect on what you can do best, what fuels your passion, and while reviewing theses award

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January: FAFSA

Most individuals pursuing post-secondary education receive some sort of financial aid. Financial aid is comprised of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Last month, high school seniors were advised to focus on applying for scholarships. Use January to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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