If you have questions about any of the information below, please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes, Guidance Director,
at 375-2589 x106.
AMHS College Application Night is Monday, September 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the AMHS Marsh Library Computer Lab. This is primarily an informational night that is geared towards seniors and their parents, but families of younger students are welcome to attend to get an early idea of what to expect. Topics that will be covered include the college application process, the Common Application, and the Naviance Family Connection program.
The VSAC Financial Aid Forms Workshop is Monday, November 6 at 6:00 pm in the AMHS Marsh Library Computer Lab. A representative from Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will be here to provide an overview of different types of financial aid and to help families complete their FAFSA (federal financial aid form) and Vermont Grant application (state financial aid form). The earlier you file your FAFSA, the more aid is available! IMPORTANT: If you plan to fill out your FAFSA/Vermont Grant application with the VSAC representative, you will need to bring several important documents with you and apply for an ID number in advance. Please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes for more information.
Senior Parent Appointments: All families of seniors are invited to make individual appointments with Guidance Director Joanna Lederer-Barnes at any time during the year to discuss planning for their son/daughter's life after high school. Ms. Lederer-Barnes meets regularly with seniors, but it is often helpful to have parents come in to meet as well. Whether your student is planning to attend college or tech school, join the military, enter the workforce, or has other plans, coming in for a meeting ensures that we are all on the same page when it comes to planning for the future. If you would like to schedule an individual senior parent appointment, please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes at 375-2589 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Women Can Do!” Conference is on October 12th at Vermont Technical College. This is a fun day for girls in grades 9 – 12 to get hands-on experience with non-traditional careers such as engineering, science, firefighting, agriculture, technology, woodworking, mechanics, and more! This conference is free and transportation is provided. To register, please have your daughter go to the Guidance Office.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Are you making a significant contribution to the community through volunteering? You can apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! All AMHS/MS students are eligible to apply. Students chosen as Local Honorees will receive a certificate of achievement. AMHS may then nominate two outstanding volunteers (one at the middle level and one at the high school level) to compete for state recognition. One State Honoree from each state will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and a free trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for national recognition. Ten State Honorees will be chosen as National Honorees, and will receive a $5,000 award, a gold medallion, a trophy, and a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. To apply for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, go to www.nassp.org/spirit. The application deadline is November 7, 2017. If you have questions or need help, contact Joanna Lederer-Barnes, Guidance Director, at 375-2589 x106 or email@example.com.