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FAFSA Completion Night October 28th

EVENT: PHEAA Virtual FAFSA Presentation

Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Event Time: 6:00

Event Duration: 1 hour

Description: Join PHEAA for a virtual FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) webinar from the comfort of your home. This presentation provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the FAFSA form. Participants will have the opportunity to enter questions in the Q&A section.

Register Here

Have a great day,

Amy Sloan

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Higher Education Access Partner

Mobile: 724-977-3662
Email: Amy.Sloan@PHEAA.org
Web: PHEAA.org



Providing Access to Higher Education
Counties Served: Crawford, Erie, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Warren

Financial Aid Information from PHEAA.

There was a Financial Aid night on September 30th. Below is the recording link from that night.

PLAY RECORDING ( 54 min)
https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=9da67664c4ed3a03f83f996ea1605e9b
Recording Password:FinancialAid093021

College Application Instructions


Homecoming Dance 2021 Information

We are excited to announce that we will be holding the McDowell Homecoming Dance on October 9 th from 7:30- 10:30 at Gus Anderson Field. The theme is Hawaiian Luau.

1.The dance will be open to all McDowell students grade 9-12.

2. Due to COVID restrictions and contact tracing all guests of McDowell students must be enrolled in a high school and have the guest form (link for the form is below) filled out and turned in to the McDowell office before a ticket may be purchased.

https://www.mtsd.org/assets/schools/documents/McDowell/McDowell-Dance-Guest-Form-Sept-9-21.pdf

3. All students must have a photo ID to purchase tickets. (the summary page on IC has your name and picture, this can be printed out and used)

4. Photo ID is required for all students; McDowell and guests of McDowell students. (the summary page on IC has your name and picture, this can be printed out and used)

5. Due to the dance being held on the turf ABSOLUTELY NO HIGH HEELS will be permitted inside the gates. Shoes must be worn to gain entrance and they must be soft soled flat shoes only.

6. If it rains we will be dancing in the rain. If there is thunder and lightning we will reschedule for Sunday October 10 th from 7:30- 10:30.

7. PLEASE CHECK FEES in IC. If you owe any (or your guest owes) pay them now or you will not be permitted to purchase a ticket.

8. Students interested in purchasing tickets should follow this link. https://forms.gle/M68SHjdSEVppWQSa8

Once all information is verified tickets will be delivered to tutorials the week of October 5-8 th, Tickets are $20 per person, cash or check. Checks must be made out to GAC. Payment due at the time of ticket delivery and you must show ID at this time.

9. If students are not vaccinated and/or our community is in high spread, masking is recommended at all times if you are unable to socially distance and are in a crowded setting.

10. If you have any questions please EMAIL Pam Dixon at dixon@mtsd.org

Thank you

Girls Athletic Club



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Important information about PSAT and ASVAB School Wide Testing

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 will be School Wide Testing Day at McDowell/MIHS. Please see below for grade specific information.

PSAT Testing Grade 9

MIHS will be administering the PSAT 8/9 exam to any interested 9th grade student. The PSAT™ 8/9 is the first test in the SAT® Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT 8/9). Its designed for ninth grade students and focuses on what evidence shows matters most for college and career success. When used together, the SAT Suite of Assessments allows you to monitor academic growth over time. The exam will be offered October 13, 2021 and the cost of the exam is $14.00 which will be billed through our Business Office.

All Honors College students are highly encouraged to take the PSAT exam in October. Students who are interested in the Distinctive Scholar Program (DSP) must take the exam and earn a qualifying score to apply to DSP.

If you would like your child to take the PSAT 8/9 please complete the google doc through the link below no later than September 14, 2021. (Late registrations will not be accepted.)

https://forms.gle/Bct9Q9kXHzMq...

PSAT/NMSQT Testing Grade 10

MIHS will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to any interested 10th grade student. As part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments, it's designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher on the SAT, on average, than those who don’t take the test.

All Honors College students are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October. The exam will be offered on October 13,2021 and the cost of the exam is $18.00 and will be billed through our Business Office.

If you would like your child to take the PSAT/NMSQT please complete the google doc through the link below no later than September 14, 2021. (Late registrations will not be accepted.)

https://forms.gle/RCu5Vkobty3j...

PSAT/NMSQT Testing Grade 11

McDowell will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to all 11th grade students. As part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments, it's designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. We will be administering it to all 11th grade students.

The exam will be administered on October 13, 2021 and the cost of the exam is $18.00 and will be billed through our Business Office.

If you do NOT want your child to take the PSAT/NMSQT please complete the google doc through the link below no later than September 14, 2021. If the request is not received by midnight on September 14, 2021 families WILL be charged for the cost of the exam.

https://forms.gle/KMjpBb8SmFZC...

ASVAB Testing Grade 12

MTSD will offer seniors the opportunity to take the ASVAB test on October 13, 2021. Taking this test can help with college and career pathways for the future. If you would like your child to take ASVAB please complete the google doc through the link below no later than October 6, 2021.

https://forms.gle/s9JGyYrdkhcWSF3e9

ATTENTION STUDENT ATHLETES!!!!

NCAA Eligibility Any high school student interested in playing collegiate sports, please follow the link to learn more about NCAA rules and processes.

Questions? Please contact your student’s School Counselor for individual student questions.

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Webinar/PSA/2020/Presentation_11072020.pdf

If you have any issues opening this link we have attached a PDF of the Power Point.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Pyramid Services - Videos

Video about COA's (8 min)

Refusal Skills (5 min)

Information on alcohol (18 min)

Holiday Activities (13 min)

Seasonal Blues (8 min)

Peer Pressure and Boundaries (10 min)

Facing Your Fears (11 mins)

Coping Skills and Peer Pressures (6 min)

Defense Mechanisms (16 mins)

Social isolation, covid-19 and addiction (14 mins)

Financial Aid Night Presentation

McDowell High School Scheduling Guide

Video Tutorial: How students request elective courses

This video demonstrates the step-by-step process students must utilize to review their assigned core and required courses, as well as, how to request electives for the upcoming school year at MIHS/McD.

Erie County Technical School (ECTS)

Millcreek Township School District is partnered with the Erie County Technical School (ECTS) to offer students the opportunity to engage in a technical education.

Career and Technical Education gives students the chance to combine hands-on learning with classes to develop critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills.

Students who pursue Career and Technical education graduate being prepared for college or a career! Additional information can be found in the McDowell High School Scheduling Guide.

Recruitment Video

ECTS Homepage