Oct 17, 2018

District Junior High, Middle School Families Invited to College & Career Family Night

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s college and career, and an event planned for Nov. 15 will start the planning process for Pickerington junior high and middle school students and their parents.

The third annual College and Career Family Night will be Thursday, November 15. While the event will be held at Lakeview Junior High, it is for all district junior high and middle school students and their families.

The free event will begin at 5 p.m. with pizza, followed at 6 p.m. with our keynote presenter, and then a showcase of informational presentations from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Parents can register online to attend.

“The sessions at College and Career Family Night are designed to help build the foundation for families to start seriously thinking about their children’s college and careers,” said Kris Owen, school counselor at Ridgeview.

A highlight of the evening will be our keynote speaker, Professor Kelli Nowlin, with her presentation “College Success Skills 101: A Successful Journey Begins Years Before You Step On Campus.” Informational sessions would cover a variety of relevant topics, including:

  • What to Expect in Junior High: A Guide for Parents and Students
  • Gifted Third to Eighth Grade
  • High School Pathways
  • NCAA
  • College Preparedness and Preparation
  • Military
  • Preparing Yourself to Earn Scholarships
  • Intro to Naviance
  • College Credit Plus
  • Digital Citizenship and Social Presence
  • Grit and Growth Mindset
  • College Panel
  • Helping Our Kids Cope
  • ACT
  • 529
  • Admissions 101
  • The Career Center
  • Battelle and STEM Careers
  • Application Review Process

Download a PDF flyer with the above details.