Acclaimed Speaker to Discuss Wellness & Suicide Prevention
Kevin Hines, a global speaker and mental health advocate, will speak about wellness and suicide prevention on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. Kevin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 19, and he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 34 (less than 1%) to survive and is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the world. Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. Here is a link to the documentary trailer: https://youtu.be/JtYHVW94aio
This event is sponsored by UMW Athletics, Office of Student Life, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Student Involvement, Office of Student Activities, and the Talley Center.
Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and is a free event for everyone.
College Planning Relief Workshop
Nicole T Cole, from The College Money Team, is hosting a free workshop at MVHS on Thursday November 29th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Mountain View Library to assist parents in planning for the payment of college expenses. Pre-register at : www.thecollegemoneyteam.com
Upcoming College Visits:
Nov.15th @ 9:15am - Virginia Commonwealth University
See Mrs Halstead in Counseling to sign up for a particular college visit.
Don't want to miss class? Attend the "Big Virtual" online College Fair on October 2nd at https://collegefair.thebigvirtual.com/index
Selective Service Registration
Don't trash your future! Remember that all men, age 18- 25, must register with the selective service. It's the law! Complete a registration form at a local US Post Office, or register immediately at www.sss.gov . If you are an immigrant, this will assist you in staying eligible for US Citizenship, job training programs, college loans and grants, and government jobs.
For questions, contact Selective Service at 1-888-655-1825
2019 Law Related Programs for High School Students
The Center for Legal & Court Technology at William & Mary Law School is offering a variety of interactive and dynamic law courses focusing on legal systems, emerging technologies, contracts & torts . For a list of classes, visit their website at www.legaltechcenter.net or email them at email@example.com or call 757-221-2494
Virginia Space Grant Consortium in partnership with NASA
This program provides four different STEM opportunities, free to all Virginia students in middle- high school.
The four programs are as follows:
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) - this is a 3 day residential program for 8th and 9th graders focusing on STEM activities. More information can be found at http://www.blast.spacegrant.org
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) - program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallopes FLight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. More information can be found at http://vscs.spacegrant.org/
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) - program for 11th and 12th graders focusing on NASA's human spaceflight missions and the journey to Mars. More information can be found at http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org/
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) - program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on Nasa's Earth System science missions
More information can be found at: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS
College Fair Website
Check this website out for streamlining the College Fair Experience, and registering in advanced for college fairs so you can skip filling out information cards at every table.
Chegg's College Advising
Are you the first in your family to attend college? All registered students on ImFirst.org—nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's online community providing first-generation, low-income college students with inspiration, information, and support on the path to and through college—are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU.
Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp
Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp is looking for high school students to be mentors for students whose parents have been injured in the course of military duty. Mentors must also be from a military family. For more information go to SemperFiFund.org