Seniors will be traveling to Northwest MS Community College for their
recruiting event - GO WEST on October 31st. Departing from high school at
approximately 8:15 and will return by 12:00. Students will eat lunch and
receive a t-shirt as well as learn about majors, organizations, and programs.
Seniors: Check out the Newsflash - SCHOLARSHIPS tab for up to date
2013 COLLEGE NIGHT FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
IN THE SCHOOL MALL. THE EVENT BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM MOST OF THE FOUR YEAR COLLEGES AND NORTHWEST MS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT ADMISSIONS,
FINANCIAL AID, HOUSING, AND SCHOLARSHIPS. ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY WILL
ATTEND AS WELL AS SOME TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, HAIR DESIGN SCHOOLS, AND HEALTH
Seniors are allowed 3 College Visit days during the year. Bring back an
excuse from the college and give it to Mrs. Johnson in the front office the
day you return to school.
Fee Waivers are also available to Seniors for College Admission Application
Fees if a student eats free or reduced lunch in addition to the ACT fee
waivers. Sign up for this fee waiver on the same list for transcript
requests that is right outside Mrs. Broome's office in the Guidance Office.
Community colleges do not charge an admission application fee.
<< MS College is waiving their application fee for this month (August)>>
11th/10th graders: The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 16th at
SPHS. To sign up, see Mrs. Broome in the Guidance Office first and then pay
Mrs. Wilder the $20 fee.
The PSAT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and is a pretest for the
SAT. It is similar to the PLAN test being given to tenth graders as a
pretest for the ACT. While the PLAN/ACT is an achievement type curriculum
based test on English, Math, Reading, and Science skills, the PSAT/SAT tests
students critical thinking skills in reading, writing, and math reasoning.
In the eleventh grade, students PSAT scores are used to select National Merit
Semi-Finalists for scholarships. South Panola usually gives the PLAN test to
all tenth graders free of charge while the PSAT is optional.
Below is a link to online programs from colleges that was put together as a
project by Emily Watson. Hopefully, it will be helpful to some of you.