Saturday, October 12 (also a National Portfolio Day)
· visit campus and tour arts facilities
Listed below are Open House events scheduled October 2013 through March 2014 at Gettysburg College. The college is a liberal arts and science institution with approximately 2600 students located in historic Gettysburg, PA. If you like to ski, slopes are near the campus. GC is also known for its Sunderman Conservatory of Music (I’ve had students attend).
Visit the link https://www.gettysburg.edu/visiting_gettysburg/special_events.dot to get more information on the following:
Senior Preview Days
Fall Open House (October 19th)
Junior Open House
Conservatory Open House (November 1st -2nd)
Conservatory Auditions (November 1st – 2nd)
Start Early: College & Career Planning Service, Educational Consultant
Hope you had an enjoyable summer. I am sure you are excited about the new school year. Consider getting involved in an activity. There might be at least one of interest to you at school or in the community. Working with your class on their homecoming project might be fun.
Here are some tips to get your first quarter and semester off to a successful start:
1. Remember to start reviewing the first week of school for your semester exams. I encourage freshmen to spend 1-2, sophomores 2-3, juniors 3-4, and seniors 4-5 nights weekly, starting the beginning of a semester, reviewing notes. The eighteen weeks of repetition will store the information in your long-term memory. If you are a senior, your first semester grades will be important for your mid-year report to colleges.
2. Use your planner and write down homework, important projects, etc., every day.
3. Plan to study a minimum of thirty minutes per academic subject daily. Start with your most difficult subject first because this will connect you to the school day.
4. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help and ask questions. Immediately get help, when you need it. Ask your counselor and teachers about school tutoring resources, which are usually free.
5. Make a “to do” list of everything you must do each day in order to stay on task and organized with your responsibilities.
6. Use your time wisely. This is important as you progress through high school.
7. Determine your best study time and try to stick to it, as much as possible. As you know, consistent behavior, that is positive, is important in high school.
8. Keep your notebook and papers organized. If you need assistance, ask for help.
9. When doing math homework, start with problems you can solve. This will help build your confidence.
10. Use flash cards when studying. They are good for organizing information and testing yourself.
11. If you are comfortable studying with a friend, try it. Limit group study to four people so that you are participating in the activity.
12. SENIORS: Stay clear of senioritis!! It can easily persuade a college to rescind a decision.