Upcoming College, Career, & Community Service Events - 2/26/21

  • In this Broadcast:

    • Watch out for College Prep scams!
    • “Resumania! Part 2” at noon on March 3 for seniors who need a resume’ for High School and Beyond Plan graduation requirements
    • Fresh Community Service ideas
    • Presidents Volunteer Service Award
    • Local summer jobs
    • Young Executives of Color at UW Seattle
    • UW Foster Business School Women’s Leadership Summit
    • Two-Year College Application “March Magic” Day at noon on March 10;
    • More scholarships!
    • STEM + Girls = Expanding Your Horizons on March 24.

     

    Are you and your student starting to think about life after high school? 

    That's great, but it’s also important to watch out for organizations that aren’t what they portray. Recently, an email indicating that it was sent from Shorecrest was directed to 9th and 10th grade families. It was from an outside organization, not us.

    The good news: Shorecrest High School offers a comprehensive 9th-12th grade College and Career planning program for all its students - and it’s free. Shorecrest’s experienced team of counselors and full-time College and Career coordinator will work with you so you can make choices for your future success. Shorecrest’s program features help with the college application process, and job and apprenticeship research.

    There are credible and professional independent college planning counselors and consultants you can hire - but there are also less reputable companies who prey on students. Some companies may buy your name from a mailing list and try to coerce you into buying expensive college advising services.

    If you receive a letter or email about college advising services - and you are unsure if it’s the real deal - please check with your school counselor.

    Watch for scholarship leads and college and career trends by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shorecrestcollegeandcareer

     

    Need a resumé for a summer job – or, if you’re a senior, to graduate? Check out the resume’ templates in your Class of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Canvas course/tile to create your own. Need more help with your resume’? (a graduation requirement for seniors) Email Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org “Resumania 2” is for seniors who need a resume’ for their High School and Beyond Plan graduation requirement. It’s Wednesday, March 3, at noon on Ms. Monson’s Zoom.

     

    Join us for a webinar, Wednesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. to hear three experts talk about “After High School: Choices and opportunities for students with IEPs and 504s. Organized by Shorecrest High School’s College & Career Center, this 90-minute event will feature after-high school employment programs through Shoreline Schools’ Transition program and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), plus a college options presentation by Amy Guatelli, a former Eastside special education teacher, current special education consultant and mom of a special needs child in college. For webinar details, please email Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org.

     

    Community Service Spotlights:

    Youth Advisory Board opening at Cascadia Art Museum: Here's a chance to blend your leadership and love of art into one great artistic package. Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is looking for teens to serve on their new Youth Advisory Committee. If selected, you would have a hand in creating a Teen Art event for the north King and south Snohomish county region. Apply by March 5 at http://www.cascadiaartmuseum.org/youth-advisory-committee-at-cascadia/ 

     

    Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: This outdoor space near Richmond Beach needs volunteer instructors for spring afternoon nature clubs and summer camps. Assist children explore forest themes from trees to bees, and bugs to slugs through games, activities, and crafts. Shifts include Tuesdays (4-6 p.m.) and/or Wednesdays (2:30-5 p.m.) March 16-May 19; must commit to at least three days. Summer camps runs Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 5-23; must commit to at least one full week. Shoreline volunteer site: 20312 15th Ave. N.W. For details or application, please email emma@kruckeberg.org or call 206.546.1281

     

    Sophomores! The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Board of Directors is currently seeking student representatives to serve on the Board. At least one candidate will be selected from King County to serve and provide reports back to education boards. Learn how this could be you: https://www.psesd.org/news/psesd-student-board-representative-application-and-process.

     

    Presidents Volunteer Service Award: Community service hours for this 2020-21 PVSA will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2021. Students 15 or younger need at least 50 hours to qualify; teen volunteers 16 or older need at least 100 hours. Fillable forms can be found in Canvas class course/tiles and submitted to sc.communityservice@k12.shorelineschools.org. Shorecrest Scots who meet these benchmarks will automatically be registered for the PVSA. This national award looks great on applications. Email Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org with questions.

     

    Summer Jobs for Teens

    Skyhawks sports coaching: With safety as a priority for its fun, skill-based sports camps for children, Skyhawks is recruiting teens to coach at local parks and schools. Strong applicants are “well-rounded” youth who “have a passion for teaching youth about sports in a fun, safe and interactive environment.” High-energy and responsible teens considering careers in coaching, teaching, sport management or working with youth are encouraged to apply. Please see https://www.skyhawks.com/staff/application/

     

    Pedalheads: This learn-to-bike-ride weekday summer camp is hiring teens 16 to 18 years old for summer jobs teaching campers ages 2- to 12-years-old new bike skills with health and safety at Briarcrest Elementary (four blocks east of Shorecrest) and Holy Trinity Church in Edmonds. After training, employees will lead groups of up to six children. Applicants need their own bike and helmet. Have your resume’ ready before applying at:

    https://pedalheads-bike-camps.breezy.hr/p/b55db94bbfa5-summer-camp-instructor-wa

     

    New Awards

    Win up to $3,000 for an essay or video through U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit. High school students from the western United States and Pacific Islands may submit an essay of 500-1,000 words – and videography students in teams of up to three may produce a 3-5 minute video on this theme: “What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?” Deadline: April 1. Find more details at: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest

     

    Princeton Prize in Race Relations: Are you a student who engages and challenges your school or community to advance racial equity and promote respect and understanding among all? The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes students like you with awards of $1,000 and an invitation to participate in a virtual national summer Symposium on Race. Apply by March 1 at https://pprize.princeton.edu.

     

    If you’re not checking Naviance and Washboard.org lists, you’re missing these scholarship additions:

    • Seattle-King County Realtors First Citizen scholarship. You’re eligible if you’re related to a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who is a member.
    • Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity. Open to juniors and seniors in the Pacific Northwest. Each essay winner receives $2,000 to the college of their choice. April deadline.
    • THREE huge new applications for prospective educators – Sno-King School Retirees; Washington State School Retirees; and Alpha Delta Kappa
    • The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation scholarship: Deadline – April 30.

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    Young Women’s Leadership Summit: Application for the 2021 University of Washington Foster School of Business Young Women’s Leadership Summit will open in March. Students in this virtual summer program will explore the world of business through workshops and discussions with faculty, alumni, current students, and professionals with a focus on Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. Participants will also learn about professionalism, leadership, and what to expect in a college business setting as they prepare to pursue an undergraduate education. Want to be notified when the application goes live? please fill out this form.

    Applications for University of Washington’s Young Executives of Color open in March. Sign up now to get details once applications go live at: https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/undergraduate-programs/diversity-services/young-executives-of-color-yeoc/

     

    “March Magic” - Wednesday, March 10 at noon: Seniors can start and finish an in-state two-year college application online for free via Zoom – hosted by Shorecrest’s College & Career office. Not sure about what your Fall 2021 is going to look like? Cover all your options by connecting with admissions reps from Shoreline, Cascadia, Edmonds and North Seattle colleges to learn more about their programs and course registration.

     

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Past Career Center Announcements

  • Info posted 2/12/21

  • Info posted 2/5/21

  • Info posted 1/29/21

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  • Info posted 1/15/21

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  • Info posted 12/18/20

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  • Info posted 11/20/20

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  • Info posted 10/30/20

  • Info posted 10/23/20

  • Info posted 10/16/20