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Guidance Announcements:

04.21.17 - Reminder: Students must submit Community Service Forms by the last day of the semester when the service occured.

04.21.17 - Colorado Christian University is hosting a Young Christian Conservatives Leadership Conference July 16-23. Any student age 16-20 who desires to work on leadership development, learn about politics, and share ideas about America's future within a Christian worldview is welcome. There are scholarships available to help with the $250 fee, but students are responsible for transportation. See Mr. Konyha or visit www.ccu.edu/ycclc for more information.

04.03.17 - The Missouri Dept. of Transportation has a Youth Transportation Conference July 16 - 21 for students going into 9-12 grade next year. It exposes youth to careers available in the fields of transportation and civil engineering through hands on activities. More information available in the Guidance Center.

03.30.17 - Community service opportunities are posted that include the Children's Fair on April 25 and Erin Hook Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on April 29.

03.29.17 - The Statewide Junior ACT Pretest Activities Day will be at St. Joseph public high schools on Friday, March 30, 7:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registered students report by 7:30 am to the main office at the high school where they will be taking the ACT exam.

03.13.17 - PTF Scholarships are due on Wednesday, March 15. Turn in to the Guidance Center.

03.11.17 - Beginning Monday, March 13, seniors have permission for Study Hall Leave with parental permission if all graduations requirements and academic responsibilities have been met.

02.27.17 - Center for Disease Control - there are numerous internship, training and volunteer opportunities for students of all academic disciplines and levels. Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experiences and potentially offer clear-cut paths to exciting careers with CDC. More information at: https://jobs.cdc.gov/students

CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp - an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the CDC Museum. This academic day camp is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years. Over the course of five days, campers are immersed in the diverse field of public health. More information at: https://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/detective/index.htm

02.15.17 - All young men must register with the Selective Service when they turn 18. You can  register as early as 17 years 3 months. Register by either going to the post office or on line at www.sss.gov. By not registering you risk eligibility for future college loans/grants, job training, and employment.

02.14.17 - National Honor Society induction will be 8 am on Friday, March 3.

01.26.17 - National Honor Society criteria forms must be turned into the Guidance Center by February 1.

01.26.17 - Sophomores who are interested in applying to Hillyard Technical School must complete a Missouri Connections Career Cluster and 2017-18 Personal Learning Plan before submitting an application. See Mr. Konyha soon.

01.26.17 - Juniors: Registration for the Statewide Free ACT Test with the SJSD is due February 3. Enroll online and turn your Residency Verification Form and documents to the SJCS Guidance Center.

01.10.17 - Sophomores: on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Hillyard Technical School is having a tour for sophomores who would like to visit their campus and learn about their vocational programs. Students within the SJSD - entering their junior year - can partake in the educational programs at no cost - https://www.sjsd.k12.mo.us/Domain/16 . More information and permission slips in the Guidance Center.

01.09.17 - If you are enrolling in a Southwest Baptist University online class that will begin the week of January 23, you will need to turn in your registration form and deposit or payment to Mr. Konyha by Thursday, January 12, 2017. (You may pay in your SBU log in).

01.09.17 - SJCS ACT Prep Workshop with Dr. Wall is scheduled Sat., March 11 (8:15 – 11:30 am) with a practice test before on Sat., Feb. 25 (8 am – noon). Participants take a complete practice test and then learn strategies, tips, and techniques that increase test performance on the ACT. Enrollment is limited. See the guidance counselor for more information.

 An ACT Prep course is scheduled to take place at MWSU (Western Institute) on five consecutive Saturdays, February 18 through March 18, 9 - 1 pm. The fee is $150 and includes materials. Call 271-4120 if you have questions. Enroll by 4:00 pm Feb., 10. See the guidance counselor for more information.

12.12.16 - Students who qualify for ACT semester exam exemption must turn in the form (signed by parents) by Wednesday, December 14.

12.12.16 - Students must submit first semester Community Service Forms by the end of the 2nd quarter.

12.01.16 - Juniors: On Wed., April 19, 2017 all juniors in Missouri public schools take a free ACT test. Contact the testing coordinator of the public high school where you reside to inquire if you'd like to participate. For St. Joseph contact the Assessment Office at 816-671-4000. Additional information at the Testing link. Deadline February 1.

11.16.16 - Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy - 16-18 years of age of good moral character with at least a C average. Applicants must present a neat, well-groomed military appearance. They must possess a valid driver's license and have an interest in pursuing a career in criminal justice - web site.

11.04.16 - Congratulations to the following students for being nominated as an ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student by the faculty. Emily Benson (Fine Arts), Jacob Bohr (Academics), Sarah Bolander (Fine Arts), Lauren Brownlow (Leadership), Rachel Carlson (Academics), Garrett Cassity (Academics), Ben Craven (Academics - Athletics), Ben Dahlgren (Academics), Parker Hartigan (Academics), Trevor Hartigan ( Academics), Caleb Kelley (Fine Arts), Hagen Kimsey (Academics - Athletics), Caleb Matlack (Fine Arts), Ian Matlack (Academics - Fine Arts - Christian Service), Ali Pilgram (Christian Service), Rex Planalp (Academics), Aspen Simmons (Academics), Jewell Simmons (Fine Arts), Jonathon Voga (Fine Arts - Christian Service), Michael Willhite (Academics), Jack Weil (Academics).

11.04.16 - The SJCS National Honor Society Community Blood Drive will be held from 1 - 4 pm on Wednesday, November 23 in the band room. All presenting donors will receive a FREE Chiefs t-shirt!

10.25.16 - Information about and applications for Boys and Girls State (juniors) and the Missouri Leadership Seminar (sophomore) are available in the guidance center.

10.09.16 - Most early college applications (early action, early decision, or single choice early action) are due either November 1 or 15. The deadline for regular applications is normally between January 1 and February 1.

10.09.16 - Students must submit summer Community Service Forms by the end of the first quarter.

10.03.16 - The Free Application for 2017-18 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm - Seniors and their parents will both need to create an FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID first to confirm their identity when accessing financial aid information and electronically signing federal student aid documents. Information at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

 09.29.16 - On October 8, NWMSU will be hosting a visit day for the Emergency and Disaster Management Program. It is geared towards college-bound high school juniors and seniors, and their parents, and will take place from 9 - 3 pm on the campus in Maryville. The day will include information about the college’s admissions process, a tour of campus, presentations by EDM Faculty, and a tour of our disaster simulation facility. The event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Call 660.541.1845 to register.

09.19.16 - Summer Leadership Seminars

9th - 11th grade students who would like information on summer leadership seminars, please visit the guidance office. There are national opportunities like People to People Leadership Ambassadors, National Youth Leadership Forums, Wounded Warriors Student Ambassadors, HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, and LEAD (Leadership Experience And Development) Conferences.

Several freshmen have been nominated for the Joseph Academy for Eminent Young Scholars at Truman University. Other youth summer camps are Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health and the Zombie Scholars Academy. Contact the guidance office, if interested. There's also a Leadership in Practice Conference held on the campus of Westminster College in June.

Sophomores who would like information about the Missouri Leadership Seminar at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg in June, please contact the guidance counselor to pick up an application. There is no cost to attend, but transportation is the parents’ responsibility. To learn more about the program visit www.moleadership.com .

Juniors may attend Boys or Girls State in June to build leadership skills and government awareness.

09.19.16 - Representatives from colleges and universities are scheduled for visits. Information and sign-ups are on the guidance bulleting board.

09.06.16 - Any current junior or senior who wishes to participate in collegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II college or university should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Registrants may access the site at www.eligibilitycenter.org. Student-athletes may determine their eligibility to participate in NAIA sports at www.playnaia.org.

09.06.16 - Interested seniors may pickup Drug Free Super S.T.A.R. applications in the guidance center. Due September 15.

09.02.16 - Cotillion for Achievement Scholarship applications are due to the guidance counselor by October 1. Applications are available at www.sjcsguidance.com/scholarships-local

08.29.16 - SENIORS: If you will be 18 by election day, November 8, then you may register to vote at your county courthouse, online in Buchanan County at www.buchcomovotes.com, or the Belt Branch of the Rolling Hills Library (Andrew and Buchanan).

08.24.16 - JUNIORS will be taking the PSAT test on the morning of Wednesday, October 19. They have paid and are automatically signed up to take the test. Freshmen and sophomores are also allowed and take the test as practice. The cost is $15 and students need to sign up and pay in the guidance office by Tuesday, September 6.

08.19.16 - On Thursday, August 25 from 6:00-6:45 p.m. there will be an optional FAFSA and Financial Aid meeting for senior parents with a MWSU rep in the Secondary Computer Lab.  The Senior/Parent meeting will take place in the library beginning at 6:45 p.m. and will last around an hour.

08.19.16 - Students interested in preparing for the ACT test can take a class at Missouri Western ($120 includes materials) on Saturdays Sept. 17 – Oct. 15 from 9 am – 1 pm. Information available in the Guidance Center. Enroll by 4 pm on Sept. 9 at https://www.missouriwestern.edu/wi/act-prep-registration/

08.13.16 - College Online Duel Credit Students: The SBU Application for Admission with course selection is due Monday, August 15. Payment is due Thursday, August 18 and there is a training session during 8th period that day in the high school computer lab. Classes begin Monday, August 22.

08.12.16 - There will be no schedule changes on Monday, August 15.

Students will attend all classes as currently scheduled. You may pick up an Add-Drop form in the guidance office, high school office, or download it from the Forms page. This must be signed by teachers and a parent or guardian before it's turned in to the guidance office for approval and processing.

08.12.16 - Students who need to park in the student parking area (lines 16-19) need to fill out and turn in a Drivers License Information Form to the office by Monday, August 17. You can get a form from the school office, guidance center, or the Forms page

08.05.16 - Locker assignments are posted in the hallway.

08.05.16 - Hillcrest Transitional Housing is in desperate need of volunteers for the Salsa Summer Standoff on Saturday, Aug. 13. A great opportunity to earn community service hours. Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a9ae2aaaf85-salsa

08.01.16 - Grades 7-12 student schedules have been posted on Go.EduStar. Please set up an appointment if there are any questions or changes desired. To view schedules in Go.EduStar make sure you change the Attendance Period drop-down menu to All Periods.

08.01.16 - Grades 7-12 locker assignments will be posted in the hallway by Monday, Aug. 8.

08.01.16 - Underclassmen who will park in the student parking area (lines 16-19) need to fill out and turn in a Drivers License Information Form to the office by Monday, August 15. Seniors will be able to select their parking spot when they turn in a completed form directly to Mr. Konyha beginning at 7 am on Wed., August 3.  

07.27.16 - Reminder: Students must submit summer community service forms by the end of the first quarter.

06.06.16 - SAVE THE DATE. The KC Christian College Fair is coming to Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, KS on Sept. 26, 6-8 pm.