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Class of 2020
 
 

GRADUATION

It’s time graduates. Get everything you need to celebrate your senior year. Herff Jones delivers school spirit with personalized graduation products. Announcements, invitations, thank you notes, caps and gowns custom-designed to promote pride in your school and success in your accomplishments.

Herff Jones will be at the high school on November 8th at lunch time and before school in the foyer to collect orders. You can also order on line. Click below.

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SENIOR ADVISOR NOTES

If you were unable to attend last Wednesday's Senior Parent Night/Financial Aid presentation, I want to share with you some important reminders:
 
1) The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application opens today, OCTOBER 1st !  That means if your student will be attending any post-secondary institutions next fall, you should fill this out. The closer you can fill it out to Oct. 1st, the better chance you have of getting aid if you qualify.  Here is the website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
 
2) Even if you think your income level will be too high, many institutions REQUIRE the FAFSA.  It never hurts to fill it out, as your circumstances can change.
 
3) In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID."  Both student and parent need an FSA ID. You can go to fsaid.ed.gov to start the process now.
 
4) If you have questions or get "stuck" on the FAFSA, feel free to call any local institution's financial aid departments (i.e., SFCC, EWU, Gonzaga, etc.).  They should be able to answer general questions even if you don't intend to apply there.  You can also call FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID               (1-800-433-3243).
 
 
Please let me know if you have questions.
 
Sincerely,
Lori Wilbanks
Senior Counselor
 
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Hello future Seniors & Parents,
 
    Use the link below to view detailed information about senior photos, baby photos, senior quotes, and senior recognition pages for the yearbook next year.  
 
Important Deadlines:
 
Oct. 31, 2019 - All senior photos, baby photos, and senior quote submissions are due. 
 
Jan. 31, 2020 - Guaranteed yearbook purchase deadline & Senior Recognition Page submission deadline.
 
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Baby Photo Upload - Class of 2020
Submission form for your senior baby photos. Cost is $10 each payable to the high school business office. 
You can order up to three separate baby photos.  Please label the name of the file in the following format: LastName_FirstName_Baby.jpg.
Oct. 31, 2019 Deadline.

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Senior Photos Upload - Class of 2020
Submission form to upload your senior photos. 
Oct. 31, 2019 Deadline.

1. You may upload up to three (3) senior photos as digital copies in *.jpeg format. Hard copies are not accepted.  Use the highest resolution possible (Preferably 300 dpi).  Final size of the main photo will be approx. 2" high by 1.5" wide.  
2. Please label the name of the file in the following format: LastName_FirstName_Primary.jpg, LastName_FirstName_2.jpg, LastName_FirstName_3.jpg.
3. Primary photos should be from the waist up or closer. No hands or gestures.
4. No hats, scarves, bandannas or other head coverings, sunglasses.
5. No darkly tinted eye wear is to be worn.
6. Clothing is appropriate school attire. This is to be determined by DRESS REQUIREMENTS included in this handbook and by the school administration.
7. Final decisions on acceptable pictures will be made by the school administration. If you have any questions, please call the high school at 565-3200.
8. If you are having a difficult time having the picture taken, please contact Mr. Perry at dperry@mlsd.org.

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please see Mrs. Wilbanks for information about senior photos being available free of charge for you.  

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Senior Quote Submission - Class of 2020
Seniors can submit an optional quote for the yearbook. Administration has final approval for any quotes deemed inappropriate. 250 Character Limit.  These must be submitted from the MLSD student account login. 
Oct. 31, 2019 Deadline.
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Senior Recognition Pages - Class of 2020
Senior recognition pages are a great way to commemorate your son or daughter at this important milestone of high school graduation.

Prices/Sizes:
Quarter Page - 4.25" Wide x 5.5" Tall - $45
Half Page - 8.5" Wide x 5.5" Tall - $75
Full Page - 8.5" Wide x 11" Tall - $125

Payment/Photos or Artwork Deadline to MLHS Business Office/Online is Jan. 31, 2020.

Contact Mr. Perry (dperry@mlsd.org) for more info.
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Yearbook Purchase deadline of January 31, 2020. 
Due to an excess inventory of purchased yearbooks in the past, we have implemented a purchase deadline to ensure an accurate count of yearbooks that need to be purchased. Please remember to purchase a yearbook by the above date (January 31, 2020) to ensure that you will receive one. The yearbooks arrive approximately two weeks before summer vacation. 

COST: 
With an ASB card...................................................................................................................... $50.00 
Without an ASB card ................................................................................................................ $55.00 
Baby Picture (Seniors) ............................................................................................................. $10.00
 
Parent's Guide to College Applications

College application deadlines are quickly approaching. Here are some helpful tips to help your student with their college applications:

1. If your student qualified for a SAT or ACT fee waiver they will most likely also qualify for an application fee waiver. Contact an admissions representative from the College or University your student wants to apply and ask for a fee waiver.

2. Find out the application deadlines for the colleges and universities that your student is interested in applying.

3. In general, schools will look at the following factors: high school courses, grade point average (GPA), class ranking, test scores (SAT/ACT), personal essays, extracurricular activities, other personal or special skills, and letters of recommendation. Every college weighs these factors differently and some school's may not require all of them. Your best bet is to read the college/university material and try to get a feel for a particular school's philosophy.

4. If the college/university requires official transcripts have your student make a request with Mrs. Kim Zappone in the counseling center.

5. Encourage your student to get multiple letters of recommendation from teachers (at least one from a core area i.e. Math or English), coaches, and community members. People who know your student the best, can write well, and can speak to their abilities, achievements and growth. There are letter of recommendation forms available in the counseling center that students can give teachers to help write letters. Allow at least two weeks for people to complete letters of recommendation.

6. Not all schools require an essay, but if they do help your student to use it to their advantage. Encourage them to write an essay that will help them shine through to the admissions board. Have them speak to how their presence on that school's campus will make a difference. Offer to edit and review their essay or help them find someone who can give constructive feedback.

7. Make sure that your student makes copies of paper applications, or prints a copy of an online application to keep for their records. They may also want to update schools of any subsequent events such as new SAT or ACT scores, and if they receive any awards or achievements.