Attention Juniors – Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT exam is now open! The PSAT exam is an optional exam given during the fall of Junior Year – the date for the PSAT is October 26, 2021. Why should you consider taking this exam? Well, it’s a great opportunity to practice a standardized exam before taking college entrance exams in the future. Also, once you have your PSAT score report, you’ll have access to personalized Khan Academy tutorials, to help strengthen areas where improvement might be necessary. Another thing to know is that by taking this exam you’ll automatically be considered for the competitive National Merit Scholar program. If you are interested, talk to you parents (who received an email last week) and encourage them to register you, using RevTrak. Registration will remain open until June 5th. The registration fee is $20, but if this presents a financial hardship for your family, please reach out to your school counselor. If you have any questions, stop by the counseling center and see Mrs. Pandis.
Girl’s State & Boy’s State will be accepting students from the class of 2021 as well as the class of 2022, due to last summers programs being cancelled. Girl’s State will be held June 13-19, 2021 (must apply by 5-15) and Boy’s State will be held from June 6-11, 2021 (no deadline). Applications can be downloaded at:
bit.ly/girlsstate2021 and bit.ly/boysstate2021.
Are you looking for a summer job? Helena has lots of businesses in need of help! Start your search for a summer job at the Helena High Summer Job & Activities Pop-Up Fair. Across the hallway from the counselor’s office you will find job applications and information on many places in town that are hiring right now, including restaurants, hotels, retail stores, landscaping businesses, summer camps looking for counselors, coffee shops, and more. There is also information about summer programs and camps, including wilderness school, art camp at the Holter, and more. If applying for a job is daunting, make sure to pick up a Resume packet to help you with the process. If you have any questions, or don’t see a job you’re interested in, reach out to Ms. Rausch on teams!
Juniors and Seniors: The HHS counseling center has started organizing virtual college visits. You can refer to our web page or look on the bulletin board outside of the counseling center to see the schedule. The Zoom links will be posted on our web pages and in our Teams. Questions? Contact your school counselor.