This announcement is for all 17 and 18-year old guys out there. If any of you haven't already registered with Selective Service, this is the time to do it. Federal law requires all men living in the U.S. to register within a month of their 18th birthday. Registering keeps you eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs and driver's license renewal in most states. You can get a Selective Service registration card at your local post office or register online at www.sss.gov. Debbie Correa in the Counseling Office also has more information.
So, be sure to register for Selective Service as soon as you can. Your future depends on it.
The different branches of the military visit Spotswood throughout each month. They are scheduled as follows (subject to change) . . .
Marines: 2nd and 4th Mondays
Navy: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Army: Periodic Tuesdays
- The Massanutten Regional Library accepts volunteers 14 years and older throughout the library system. At Main in Downtown Harrisonburg, they also have a program for younger volunteers. Kids age 12 - 14 can help in the Youth Services Department as part of the L.O.L. group. More information can be found on the website. You may also contact the volunteer coordinator, Stephanie Mullins at 540-434-4475, ext. 133 firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Applications, Recommendations and Scholarships
YOU MUST MEET THE COLLEGE DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
After you submit your college applications, please remember that it could take 2-4 weeks for them to be matched with your transcript, counselor or school report, evaluations and letters of recommendations.
Don't panic if you check your application status and it is saying that the college has not received supporting documents. College admissions offices will contact our counseling office if they are missing any part of your application; however, you will not be considered unless your application is submitted by the deadline.
Naviance log-in instructions:
Go to: shs.rockingham.k12.va.us
Hover over “Counseling” and click on “Naviance”
Use the student’s PowerSchool username and password. If you need help, see your Counselor or Mrs. Garber. Explore colleges and careers. You’re on your way!
Check the SHS Counseling website frequently to see available scholarships as they come to us. At the SHS website, hover over Counseling and click on Scholarships from the pull down menu. Note the additional scholarship links on the page. See Ms. Washington with questions. Be sure to check deadlines
Please visit the website below to keep up to date with information and events scheduled by our career coach, Meredith Garber. A FAFSA workshop will most likely be held in January. Stay tuned for this date.
Colleges are starting to sign up to come visit our SHS students!! Please see the bulletin board in the small commons with the visitation schedule.
These colleges will be coming during the regular lunch shifts.
Newsletter from the Counseling Department
See the Newsletter for more information about graduation requirements, diploma seals, information about SAT/ACT Tests, reminders and who to contact in the Counseling Department as you prepare for graduation and life after high school.